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More energy improvement work planned for Rhyl council homes

Phase two of an optimised retrofit programme for Rhyl council homes will begin this autumn.

Preparations are underway to carry out the Welsh Government funded energy improvements to the remaining Denbighshire Housing properties on Rhydwen Drive, Rhyl.

The move comes following Cabinet agreement of recommendations to award the contract to the contractor currently undertaking phase one of the works.

Phase two will see the remaining 40 houses undergo the energy improvement work from late September onwards.

The work will include fitting solar panels that will generate electricity and also store it in connected batteries to allow energy use in the evenings

External wall insulation will also be carried out to help reduce drafts and the energy needed to heat each home especially during winter time.

Cllr Rhys Thomas, Lead Member for Housing and Communities at Denbighshire County Council said: “It is great to see the start of the second phase of energy improvement work at Rhydwen Drive.

Following completion these homes will have improved energy efficiency in times of rising fuel costs and will also better support the Council’s work to reduce our carbon footprint across the county.”