Cheap double glazing helps couple reach final in greenest family competition
A couple has reached the final of a competition to find Britain’s greenest family thanks to having installed features such as cheap double glazing and insulation in their home.
Cheap double glazing and a myriad of other energy-saving features and technologies have helped a couple to reach the final of a UK-wide competition to find Britain’s greenest family.
Tillie and John Baird are one of two Lothian families who have made it down to the final five of the contest for the Future Friendly Awards’ family title.
The couple have spent over £40,000 since 2006 to make their North Berwick home more environmentally friendly, the Edinburgh Evening News reports.
Adding a sun room, which absorbs heat during the day, to the front of their three-bedroom property was the first step that the couple took when greening their home.
Next came cheap double glazing, cavity wall, loft and under-floor insulation, and also a new central heating system with an efficient condensing new boiler Southampton fitted.
“I have got to do everything I can to help the environment before I fall off my twig and encourage other people to do things too,” said Mrs Baird.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Shipley Parish Council had re-opened its refurbished and more energy-efficient parish room.
Cheap double glazing was installed in the hall, as was insulation, thanks to a grant from energy company E.ON’s Sustainable Energy Fund.