I have called on Government to increase the level of grant assistance available for retrofit works of existing houses.
“The cost of materials such as insulation and timber has skyrocketed in price over the last year”.
‘There is a scare supply of insulation material for construction projects and this is driving up the cost of material.
“I want the Government to take on board these extraordinary increases in the cost of retrofitting houses”.
‘The grants available through the SEAI are not now sufficient or attractive to homeowners,
“We need to increase the level of grant aid for houses if we are going to increase the energy efficiency in our homes”
“In light of the increase in material cost, Government need to review the incentives available for homeowners to ensure that the retrofit schemes encourage sufficient uptake and achieve the highest reduction of emissions”