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Home work cutting bills

Left to right: John Leslie, of Warm Zone; Steve Williams and Bob Miller, of Bernicia; and Alan Milburn, of Warm Zone.

Left to right: John Leslie, of Warm Zone; Steve Williams and Bob Miller, of Bernicia; and Alan Milburn, of Warm Zone.

Residents are being given the chance to save money on their heating bills thanks to a major home improvement investment.

Warm Zones has worked in partnership with Ashington-based Bernicia to bring hundreds of homes up to date in energy efficient terms.

The partnership enabled home insulation work to be done by Warm Zones before Bernicia undertook the exterior refurbishment of 256 homes in Hartlands, St John’s, Bothal Cottages and Burnside in Bedlington and Ashington.

Alan Milburn, of Warm Zones, said: “These homes were not the easiest to insulate due to their original construction.

“Having so many to do and against tight deadlines for Bernicia’s renovation schedules made the task all the harder. However, our relationship with Bernicia meant that careful planning and consultations made the work go smoothly and to plan.”

He added: “We’ve had excellent feedback from residents.

“We will employ the same strategy when we look at insulating homes in Guide Post and Choppington in the coming months.”

“Overall, we are all delighted at the success of this project and can look forward to using this as a benchmark for future hard to treat homes in the Northumberland area.”

Steve Williams, Bernicia’s stock investment programme manager, said: “It’s great to work in true partnership with Warm Zones.

“We are both focused on helping make the properties more energy efficient, which is paying dividends for our tenants.”

 

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