03 Jul. 2011
Over 1.2 million homes in Ireland set to benefit from huge energy cost savings. Value in houses set to rise as energy ratings will be positively influenced by this new ‘one-stop-shop’ brand.
Gyproc, Isover and Weber all part of Saint-Gobain, the world leader in construction, have joined forces to create Renovate Right, a one-stop shop for thermal and acoustic solutions to future proof homes. As less people are making the move and increasingly looking to renovate, Gyproc, Isover and Weber have responded to an increased need from consumers for the best solution to create a comfortable living environment and protect their home against rising energy bills thus increasing their value by helping houses achieve higher energy ratings.
Since the demise of the Celtic Tiger Irish homes have seen plummeting values, which has led to less movement of householders to new homes and negative equity as an increasing problem. This phenomenon has given rise to more homeowners investing into energy proofing their houses through Government sponsored retrofit programmes which will see the cost of heating homes fall. Ireland currently has about 1.8 million homes with an estimated 70% (or just over 1.2 million) of these needing to boost their energy ratings to the A and B BER standards according to Irish environment sustainability experts. This huge figure has come about through poor build design over the past few decades and especially during the recent boom years coupled with rapidly rising energy costs driven by dwindling availability of fossil fuels.
Managing Director of Gyproc, Brian Dolan, said: “This is hugely significant for all Irish homeowners as never before have they seen such a cost effective one-stop-shop solution that can so effectively tackle the next big challenge that affects our home energy and environmental needs. We are the market leaders and only Irish company with a solution through Renovate Right to solve the future-proofing challenge of our homes thus helping secure the planet’s future for our grandchildren”.
Renovate Right offers consumers an innovative range of systems for all areas of the home allowing them to choose from thermal and acoustic solutions for external walls, internal walls, floors, ceilings, roofs and attic conversions.