Builders merchant Robert Price has launched an insulation offer scheme with Rockwool and Welsh energy provider SWALEC to bring subsidised loft insulation to homeowners.
Monmouth MP David Davies visited the builders merchant’s Abergavenny headquarters to launch the deal, which is funded by the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target scheme.
He said: “This collaboration brings Welsh companies together to insulate Welsh homes, create Welsh jobs, reduce carbon emissions from Welsh buildings, and support Welsh economic growth.
“Robert Price Builders’ Merchants are a successful business that has served South Wales for over 160 years. We need to get over the message of buying locally as money spent with local firms stays in the local economy.”
Malcolm Jones, Sales Director for Robert Price, outlined the thinking behind the venture: “Carbon emissions from housing have risen by more than 5% since 1997, and currently account for 27% of the UK’s carbon footprint. As a nation, we rate the worst in Europe for wasting energy. One of the most urgent challenges in reducing carbon emissions is to significantly improve the thermal performance of existing homes.
“Investing to improve the condition of buildings in Wales is central to our business. Our branches showcase modern solutions designed to encourage homeowners to reduce emitted and embedded carbon.
“Robert Price is thinking ahead to 2020 and the carbon targets applicable then. We are already planning further investments, product lines, training and recruitment to drive our company forward during the decade ahead.”