Nearly 300 homes on the Holly Park Estate, N4 will benefit from Islington Council work with warmer, more comfortable homes as the council continues to aid the most vulnerable in society in the face of rising costs of living – and it won’t cost residents a penny. It is estimated that insulation work to the Holly Park Estate will save each property £245 a year. The finishing touches are being made to the largest project of its kind in London. Buildings are insulated on external walls, with the finish looking like existing brickwork and render. Better insulation plays an important part in cutting fuel poverty and improving people’s health. The works on the estate will help to keep homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer, reducing damp problems that have affected some residents. Cllr Rakhia Ismail, Executive Member for Sustainability said, "We are helping residents to tackle high energy bills which make up a large proportion of household costs.
"In this year’s budget, we announced major insulation works on three more estates in the borough."
"More energy is used in housing than either road transport or industry; housing represents a major opportunity for the council to cut energy use."
The council is working with contractor, Lawtech, on the Holly Park Estate in a project which has received £1.5m of Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding. As part of the contract, Lawtech has employed a resident from the estate as an apprenticeship. The council has already insulated 12,000 homes through cavity wall insulation.