A loft insulation company in Oxfordshire has linked up with a housing association.

Banbury-based Amazing Lofts and Paradigm Housing Group have now joined forces in a new partnership.

The agreement will lead to hundreds of homes in the county boarded and fitted with 300mm rolls of mineral wool insulation.

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According to the Energy Savings Trust, those in detached houses can expect to save £590 annually, while residents of semi-detached could save £335 on average.

The partnership has been formed after a survey of UK homeowners by EDF Energy found almost one quarter of homes have no insulation.

In addition, 30 per cent of homeowners confessed to not knowing what insulation looks like, with a third never venturing into their loft space due to fear of falling, spiders and dirt.

Neal Thorne, co-founder and director of Amazing Lofts, said those living without professionally installed insulation are missing out.

Oxford Mail: Work by Amazing Lofts“Many people are unaware of how much heat their property loses as a result of no loft insulation,” added Mr Thorne.

“Up to 25 per cent of heat loss in a typical home comes from the roof and can consequently add hundreds of pounds onto a family’s annual heating bill.

"It’s vitally important insulation projects are completed professionally, which is why our partnership with Paradigm is great news for residents of properties our team will be working in.

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“Our work typically takes less than one day for each home and will improve its energy efficiency rating, leave sufficient room for ventilation and increase storage space to avoid living spaces becoming cluttered.

“We’re really pleased to establish this relationship with Paradigm which is clearly committed to delivering the highest quality home standards for customers.”

Based in Banbury but operating across the Midlands and South East, Amazing Lofts specialises in raised loft boarding.

Loft insulation is combined with storage boards elevated on joists to transform lofts into energy-efficient storage spaces.

Oxford Mail: Work by Amazing LoftsNoel Brosnan, head of asset decarbonisation at Paradigm, said: “Paradigm has some extremely ambitious targets for sustainability and energy efficiency.  Most of our homes have met the government recommended minimum EPC standard of band C. 

"For homes below band C we have identified some measures such as loft insulation as the fastest and most cost-effective way of raising energy efficiency and saving our customers money on their energy bills. It’s a no-brainer.

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“We are proud to partner with Amazing Lofts by delivering this extensive insulated loft boarding project which will save residents hundreds of pounds annually.

“This latest investment will ensure our properties become more environmentally friendly while helping to keep heating costs down amid the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.”

Further information about Amazing Lofts is available via its website.

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