£8m investment to ensure homes are wind and watertight

�8m contract to ensure residents help stay warm in their homes.
�8m contract to ensure residents help stay warm in their homes.

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has signed a contract worth up to £8 million to invest in properties across the region.

Tenants in around 800 DGHP homes across the region will benefit from increased energy efficiency and reductions in the cost of heating their homes as a result of the contract award.

The programme is one of two major investment contracts to be signed to benefit tenants in Dumfries and Galloway, with a contract for new windows to follow shortly.

In detail, the programme will see tenants benefit from improved levels of insulation, external weather tightness and an improved external appearance.

Chairman of DGHP, Robert Higgins, said: “The £8m programme will provide much needed investment in properties across the region and is indicative of the commitment of DGHP to improve tenants’ homes.

“These works will ensure improved energy efficiency for our properties and, most importantly, result in our tenants homes being heated better, often with reduced fuel bills.

“The programme, which will begin in the spring of this year, is expected to last two years. We will be in touch with our tenants directly in due course about works being carried out.”

Marion Gracie, Operations Director with contractor SERS, said: “We are delighted to be working with DGHP on this programme and we hope to replicate the success of past contracts ensuring high quality and efficient insulation measures.

“We look forward to meeting with the tenants across Dumfries and Galloway during the period of this contract.”