Case Studies

Energy bill down 56% due to wall insulation

rsz_016_2Homeowner Gavin Ward and his family have been able to benefit from major energy efficiency works on their home as a result of funding secured by Warm Wales Cymru Gynnes (WWCG).

Living in a 3 bed end of terrace property in Barry, Mr Ward 38, his wife Lisa and their 8 year old daughter had to make do with an old inefficient boiler which was costing them over £80 a month to heat their home. But as a result of funding secured by WWCG, who have been working with the Vale of Glamorgan Castleland Renewal Team, Gavin and his family have been able to have a new heating system and insulation to keep their home warm. (more…)

Working in Partnership for benefit of Mold resident

mold-residentPensioners David and Alma Coleman had never previously asked for support, but after a difficult year they were not looking forward to winter. They needed a new boiler, however having received a quote, they knew there was no way they could afford to replace their old oil boiler, until Warm Wales heard about their case.

Step forward Warm Wales Cymru Gynnes who not only secured a grant to connect the property to mains gas, replaced the boiler free of charge but were also able to secure additional funding to complete the works when problems were encountered removing the old boiler. (more…)

Splott Baptist Court Green Deal pilot scheme

sbc-signClient: Aelwyd Housing Association
Funding secured: £205,346
Scope: Installation of boilers and central heating to 24 flats at Splott Baptist Court, including connection to mains gas. (more…)

Siloh Chapel, Neath converted into a home

Project: Siloh Chapel, Neath
Gas connection grant: £728
Heating grant: £7303
Householder contribution: £1,857
Scope: Provision of grant for connection to mains gas network and installation of central heating system in a chapel conversion.

Heating an old chapel did not deter Bill Price when he had the opportunity to convert Siloh chapel in Neath into a home for himself.  With a very large area to heat, Mr Price was fortunate to be awarded a grant by Warm Wales Cymru Gynnes (WWCG) to install mains gas and a central heating system into the property. (more…)

Castleland family shower praise on Warm Wales

rsz-wwb-018In early 2013, whilst Warm Wales Cymru Gynnes was undertaking work with the Castleland Area Renewal Team at the Vale of Glamorgan Council, the home of Mr Stephen Perrett and his family was identified as being eligible for improvement funding.

Mr Perrett and his wife Donna, along with 4 their children live in their 4 bedroom property in Castleland, Barry. The property was eligible for a new boiler and heating system free of charge as a result of funding secured by Warm Wales Cymru Gynnes. On inspection by the installers, A&M Energy Solutions, it was discovered the bathroom floor was in a very poor condition which would prevent the heating installation from going ahead.

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Keeping the Children Warm

rsz-wwb-076A broken boiler was something Ruth Evans didn’t need when her central heating boiler broke down, leaving her family without heating or hot water. With two small children they had to boil the kettle just to get hot water.

Their existing boiler was over 15 years old and very inefficient, struggling to heat their 3 storey home. But when it finally stopped working Miss Evans, 32, her partner Andrew and two small children Catrin 2½ years and 1 year old Rhiannedd were unable to heat their home. (more…)

Free boiler for Cardiff resident

Mrs-Langley-croppedMrs Marjorie Langley has lived in her home in Cardiff for over 15 years. The existing boiler had been installed in the property for over 25 years and was tired, inefficient to run and paying high maintenance charges, and the radiators were not very warm.

The Government estimates over 2.5 million households in the UK could benefit from free replacement boilers, and one of the first people to do this was Mrs Marjorie Langley from Cardiff. (more…)

PV at National Museum of Wales Big Pit

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What would our forefathers be thinking if they knew we were putting solar panels on the buildings on which our heritage is built? Hopefully they’d be happy with the way technologies are being integrated to benefit our communities. (more…)

Mrs Brenda Thomas, Briton Ferry

brenda-thomasWhen Mrs Thomas’s old, coal boiler broke down at New Year her family were very worried about her health. She had had two recent spells in hospital. It was difficult to find a plumber to carry out the work at that time of the year and Mrs Thomas did not have savings to pay for a new boiler. The local councillor told Warm Wales about Mrs Thomas’s situation. (more…)

Mr Michael Freeman, Glyncorrwg

michael-freemanMr Freeman was attempting to heat his house with some old, electric storage heaters and an electric fire. This was proving to be expensive and he was using his savings to pay the fuel bills. He was worried that he would not be able to afford to live in the house. Mr Freeman took part in the ‘Bringing Warm Homes to Neath Port Talbot’ scheme and could not believe the good fortune that followed. (more…)