Presentation on theme: "Hard to Treat Homes Bracknell Forest Borough Council."— Presentation transcript:
Hard to Treat Homes Bracknell Forest Borough Council
Definition Hard to Treat homes are non cavity wall construction, These homes represent 10% of the stock in our area. These homes represent 10% of the stock in our area. These include Solid walls ( pre 1920) Mobile homes- “Cornish” – half cavity top tiled/wooden fascia Wimpey no fines (pebbledash finish) Bridge Flats- cold under floor
The Scheme Feasibility funding with EST Partnerships between BFBCWDCMGCTVEEAC Osbourne Energy with EDF Utility
The Scheme Identify properties Marketing to householders Monitor Install Sempatap Second monitoring EvaluateDisseminate
The properties- Bridge Flats
Cornish Types These fit the criteria in the too difficult to fill category
Marketing Contacts -identified cold homes Staff leads Local press Leaflet drop to identified properties Item in local newsletter- mobile home park Specified letters- highest response rate for least effort
Marketing Response Rate
Monitoring Before and after SAP reports. Purchased data loggers to record temperature at ½ hourly intervals. Residents perceived benefits.
Lessons Learnt Timescales – longer that planned Marketing- worked best with letters, needed to master this earlier. Difficult to encourage whole house- introduce room by room
Advantages Offers improved insulation at reasonable cost. (+3 SAP ) Can be linked to utility funding Designed as DIY basis,we also trained DLO and a decorator trained DLO and a decorator
Disadvantages Very slow to start Needed constant marketing Difficult to do whole property Unable to evaluate due to timescale - out of heating season
Further marketing Ideas Target- Cold Spots Decorating Season In BFBC Newspaper- delivered to every household Incentives Energy Open Day
Overall There are solutions Sematap, by MGC is only one Insulating paint is also available Benefits- offers a solution for “cold spots”, Best on room by room basis Worthwhile adding to portfolio of measures
Outcome Aim 10 Achieved 13 within BFBC Time consuming Worthwhile as “ foot in the door” other measures can be “sold”. Value in “word of mouth”.