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Affordable warmth project to provide 36 homes with mains gas

NEW gas supplies will help 36 homes in Stafford Borough gain access to more affordable warmth.

Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has teamed up with National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions and utility contractors Fulcrum to extend the mains gas supply and central heating to 20 flats at Broadmeadow Croft, in Doxey.

A further sixteen bungalows on Rock House Drive, in Barlaston, and Dingle Lane in Hilderstone have also benefited from the £45,000 project, funded with a National Grid grant.

“As winter approaches and with heating costs continuing to rise we are committed to helping our customers by providing more affordable warmth and energy efficiency in our homes,” said Carl Barber, Technical Manager for SARH.

The homes are currently heated with electric storage heaters which are significantly more costly to run than modern efficient gas central heating systems and have a greater carbon footprint.

The project is part of SARH’s wider project to provide affordable warmth and make all of its homes more energy efficient.

In the last year SARH has fitted 475 homes with new heating systems, 101 homes with loft insulation and 268 photovoltaic solar panels to provide more efficient heating and electricity.

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