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Housing group gets grant funding

Wednesday 19 December 2012 6:00

North East housing group Fabrick has received £8.6m in government grants to boost the energy efficiency of its properties.

The group - which incorporates Middlesbrough-based Erimus Housing and Tees Valley Housing, as well as support charity Norcare – will invest the cash in making homes warmer and lowering residents’ gas and electricity usage.

Geoff Prior, head of asset management for Fabrick Housing Group, said: “Energy costs have recently risen again and by maximising grant insulation opportunities we have made thousands of homes warmer and more affordable.”

A range of initiatives will be carried out to make a number of homes warmer and more fuel efficient.

These include converting heating systems, installing insulation and fitting photovoltaic panels.