Residents in Llay are due to be a lot warmer this winter due to an ongoing Welsh Government scheme to improve energy efficiency.
Funded entirely by European funding the £4 million Arbed programme is providing 380 private and council properties with Solid Wall Insulation meaning they can all look forward to a warmer winter.
Wrexham Council has worked in partnership with Willmott Dixon to deliver the programme and have where possible employed local people providing new opportunities and new skills.
Scheme manager, Willmott Dixon, has been based at Llay’s British Legion since last year and is on course to complete the job before the end of 2014.
Site manager, Paul Sinclair, said: “We are very pleased at the number of people who wanted to get involved with the Arbed scheme which is really making a difference to the local community.”
Already local residents are feeling the benefit. Mr and Mrs Powell, whose home has already received the insulation, said:
“The house is a lot warmer, we don’t spend as much money on heating and use very little heating now. We haven’t had the heating on since March and in the winter months the heating didn’t need turning up.
“We are very pleased with the work and the workmen were excellent with no problems at all.”
Local Councillor, Malcolm Taylor, is very supportive of the scheme and said: “The programme is making a huge difference to our community making homes brighter and energy efficient. I would like to thank everyone involved with this very successful programme.”
You can find more about the overall Arbed programme on this Welsh Government webpage.