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Paradigm Housing Group and Amazing Lofts set to boost energy efficiency in Oxford and Buckinghamshire

21 November 2023
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Affordable properties in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire will receive an energy efficiency rating boost after Paradigm Housing Group and Amazing Lofts joined forces in a new partnership.

The partnership has been formed after a survey of UK homeowners by EDF Energy found almost one-quarter (24 per cent) of homes have no insulation.

In addition, 30 per cent of homeowners confessed to not knowing what insulation looks like, with a third never venturing into their loft space through fear of falling, spiders and dirt.

The agreement will see hundreds of homes within the county and its surrounds raised, boarded and fitted with 300mm rolls of mineral wool insulation.

According to the Energy Savings Trust, those in detached houses can expect to save £590 annually, while residents of semi-detached could save £335 on average.

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Based in Banbury but operating across the midlands, south-east and south-west, Amazing Lofts specialises in raised loft boarding which sees loft insulation combined with storage boards elevated on joists to transform lofts into energy-efficient storage spaces.

Neal Thorne, Co-Founder and Director of Banbury-based Amazing Lofts, said: “Many people are unaware of how much heat their property loses as a result of no loft insulation.''

“Up to 25% of heat loss in a typical home comes from the roof and can consequently add hundreds of pounds onto a family’s annual heating bill. It’s vitally important insulation projects are completed professionally, which is why our partnership with Paradigm is great news for residents of properties our team will be working in.

“Our work typically takes less than one day for each home and will improve its energy efficiency rating, leave sufficient room for ventilation and increase storage space to avoid living spaces becoming cluttered. 

“We’re really pleased to establish this relationship with Paradigm which is clearly committed to delivering the highest quality home standards for customers.”

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Tom Kilkelly started working as a freelance journalist for The Business Magazine following his graduation from UCL in 2022.

During his studies Tom became very interested in the works of Irish authors including Samuel Beckett and Flann O'Brien (Brian O'Nolan).

His current role as a freelance business reporter is his first exposure to the world of business journalism. Working at TBM has given Tom the chance to really get to grips with the goings-on in the business hive that is the South East.

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