A CONTRACT to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes in south-west Scotland through an external wall insulation programme has been commenced by Procast.
The £1.1million project for Dumfries and Galloway Council will benefit hundreds of properties in Dumfries, Annan and Dalbeattie and will run for 30 weeks towards completion in March 2021.
The houses are a mixture of hard-to-treat properties with standard cavity construction and some that may contain old insulation requiring removal.
They are located in Maple Drive, Rowan Drive and Elder Avenue in Dumfries; Urr Road in Dalbeattie; and Drummond Road in Annan.
Aside from this new contract, Procast are upgrading properties through improved insulation in other local authority areas, including Renfrewshire, Falkirk, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, South Ayrshire and North Lanarkshire.
The contract administrator for the contract is the Energy Agency, which is a charitable organisation providing free, impartial and expert advice to households, businesses and communities, covering energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The project was secured under procurement services provider PfH Scotland‘s Dynamic Purchasing System Capital Works programme.
Carol Cameron, Managing Director of Procast Building Contractors, said: “Procast are delighted to have secured this contract and in particular we are excited to work in collaboration with the Energy Agency.
“Its great to be part of a project where we can work the local residents to ensure that they benefit from insulation to make their homes warmer and more efficient.
“This contact will complement our other operations in the Dumfries and Galloway Area.”