Rockwool, the manufacturer of stonewool insulation, hosted a visit by Minister of State for Energy & Climate Change, Greg Barker at its South Wales factory.
During the visit Rockwool discussed the role it can play in helping the Government deliver the revolutionary Green Deal, the coalition’s plan to upgrade the nation’s draughty homes at no upfront cost.
The loans will enable homeowners and landlords to install green technologies and materials such as high-grade loft and cavity wall insulation and external wall insulation, of the type manufactured by Rockwool.
The visit allowed Barker the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the environmental and energy saving qualities of Rockwool’s insulation products.
Barker said: “It’s great to see Rockwool gearing up for the launch of the Green Deal, which has the potential to improve millions of homes. The Green Deal will totally reinvigorate energy efficiency demand in this country and upgrade the nation’s draughty homes and office buildings no matter whether they are owned or rented at no upfront cost. Insulation is one of the most effective ways of making homes warmer and cheaper to run.”
Thomas Heldgaard, Managing Director at Rockwool UK stated: “We are delighted that the Minister of State visited Rockwool’s Pencoed manufacturing plant to see the work our team do in developing insulation systems and solutions to support the Green Deal’s ambitions, and providing sustainable jobs and economic growth within South Wales.”