Superglass pushes household insulation

Insulation manufacturer Superglass is backing the Scottish Government’s Home Insulation Scheme which aims to encourage 200,000 households to better insulate their properties.

Superglass pushes household insulation

Alex Neil, Minister for Housing and Communities MSP visited Superglass’ Stirling plant to launch the second phase of the scheme, which will see a further 19 regions added to the scheme.

CEO Alex McLeod showed the Minister how the company uses 100% bottled glass in its manufacturing process, recycling 35,000 tonnes a year in the production of glass wool insulation.

McLeod said: “I am delighted that the Scottish Government is supporting home insulation as the most cost-effective method of achieving energy efficiency targets in Scotland.

“As the sole manufacturer of insulation in Scotland we hope to see substantial benefit from the scheme. Superglass is well positioned to utilise available capacity to support the demand the scheme creates, which, together with other wider initiatives, should further secure additional employment in our business.”

Following the visit, the Scottish Government announced a further £10m, in addition to the original £15m under HIS, would be made available under the Universal Home Insulation Scheme to allow councils to offer free insulation measures and energy efficiency advice.

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