There is now a grant-supported scheme in the Borders for external wall insulation. The scheme was launched at easter, and provides insulation cladding around the outside of single-skin stone or brick buildings, with a render-finished outer layer. Grants of up to 100% of the cost are available, depending on eligibility criteria.
The service deliverer for the scheme is Scottish Gas, and anyone interested can contact the appropriate department on 0800 980 7374. This number was hard to track down, but takes you straight to the people who do it.
At least one homeowner in Stow is trying to get their house insulated through the scheme, but are having to wait until there is enough houses in this area to survey before they’ll send a surveyor out, so if you might be interested in the scheme, or know of any one who may be interested it would help us all if you could pass on this information.