Heating for these properties is currently provided from Electric storage heaters which are expensive to run and proving to be inefficient. Together Housing Group propose to remove the storage heaters and instal gas central heating once the new gas main and services have been laid.
The project involves the laying of circa 220m of new low-pressure gas main and the installation of approximately 24 x new 32mm services in an area of high deprivation. This work was submitted to tender to two of our construction contractors requesting a ‘’fixed price’’ for the complete works valued at £49,000.
Together Housing Group are a recently established partner of Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS) and are supporting other high-profile schemes within the North West area (i.e. O’Hagen Court and Ellesmere Avenue).
Jon Schofield, Delivery Manager for Together Housing stated
‘Together Housing is delighted to be working with Affordable Warmth Solutions to deliver the gas connection project at Stanley Road, Stocksbridge. This project will see 24 properties provided with a gas connection and gas central heating in place of the existing electric storage heating. This will provide our tenants with a cheaper, more efficient heating system that will give improved comfort levels and will help to reduce tenants heating bills. The Stanley Road project is one of a number of gas connection projects that Together Housing is delivering in partnership with Affordable Warmth Solutions across Lancashire and South Yorkshire.’
Funding: The scheme is being fully funded by Cadent Gas through its Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme that is managed by AWS.
AWS is a Community Interest Company that assists homes by offering, new gas connections to those not currently connected to the Cadent gas distribution network; together with additional support through income maximisation, energy efficiency and tariff advice.
AWS was established by National Grid in 2008 and following the sale of its Gas Distribution networks in 2017, Aws continued the partnership with new owners Cadent. Since its inception the partnership has helped lift many thousands of households from fuel poverty.
AWS continues to support National Grid and, on its behalf, has established and manages the £150million Warm Homes Fund that provides support to Local Authorities and Housing Associations to help address the challenges of fuel poverty.
For more information on Aws and the fund visit www.affordablewarmthsolutions.org.uk or call 0121 592 0181.