Action Surrey works Q-Bot to install its robotic underfloor insulation under the new Green Jump Surrey Project
20th January 2021 – Q-Bot is delighted to work with Action Surrey to install its innovative robotic underfloor insulation as part of the new Green Jump Surrey initiative. The project is funded through the Government’ Green Home Grant – Local Authority Delivery (GHG-LAD) Scheme phase 1A.
Action Surrey is an impartial energy advice service set up by local councils across Surrey as well as Surrey County Council, helping residents within Surrey to save money on their energy bills, keep warm and reduce their environmental impact.
£6.2 million has been awarded to the Action Surrey partnership of 10 local authorities and Surrey County Council to help 600 Surrey households to upgrade their property and save money on their energy bills. Action Surrey has a fully vetted network of installers, including Q-Bot to install insulation under the floor using a robotic device. All installers hold the necessary industry quality accreditations, including Trustmark, MCS and PAS2030.
Insulation is an important part for creating a warm, healthy and energy efficient home. In fact, ¼ of heat is lost through your floors due to the lack of insulation. Heat escapes though your floor and cold, damp air comes in causing draughts, condensation and sometimes mould.
Q-Bot is an award-winning company that provides robotic solutions for the construction, maintenance and upgrade of buildings. Q-Bot uses powerful robots, like Betty here, to go under a suspended floor and spray insulation to the underside of floorboards. There is no need to move furniture and lift up the whole floorboards, the robot will be inserted under the floor through a small access hatch, ensuring minimal disruption to those living in the house and their daily life. The installation only takes a day or two to complete.
With the support of Action Surrey and Q-Bot’s innovative solution, households will be able to improve the energy efficiency of their homes at a fraction of the cost. The benefits of insulating the floor with Q-Bot will result in less draughts (~1/3 for whole house); less temperature stratification (warm feet); and lower energy bills (~£150/yr, verified by Energy Saving Trust). This also means a reduction in carbons emissions, helping to tackle the climate change.
“Action Surrey have been doing fantastic work for the past 7 years tackling climate change and reducing fuel poverty. The team have moved quickly to utilise the GHG-LAD funding for the benefit of the residents of Surrey and Q-Bot is delighted to have the opportunity to support the scheme as an install partner” – Leigh Fairbrother, Head of Sales at Q-Bot
The Green Jump Surrey funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and will allow for up to 600 homes to be supported and will run until the 31st March 2021. If you think you are eligible to the Green Jump Surrey funding, you can make an enquiry and get a quote here.
“We are delighted to be working with Q-Bot to enable underfloor insulation to be installed in eligible households across our partner local authorities. Q-Bot’s innovative approach to carrying out the installation means that the process is less disruptive and faster than the traditional method of installing underfloor insulation, which makes it more feasible for our residents.” – Rachel Lambert, Action Surrey’s Green Jump Surrey Project Manager.
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Funding is available to those living in a hard-to-heat home; are either in receipt of a means-tested benefit or have a total household annual income of less than £30,000; and are currently living within one of the 10 local authorities participating in the Green Jump Surrey project: Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley and Woking. Action Surrey is managed by ThamesWey Sustainable Communities, a company wholly owned by Woking Borough Council.