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Homeowner hits out an energy firm for not completing work
7:30am Friday 13th September 2013 in News
A RESIDENT from Jaywick has hit out at an energy firm for leaving her in the lurch without completing works.
Janet Woods, 42, from Beach Way, signed up for home improvements with Ice Energy which were funded by a Government energy saving scheme to overhaul deprived properties in Jaywick.
Ice Energy has spent £10million on 600 properties in the area – an average of more than £16,650 per property – since last September, but it has now told residents they can no longer receive free works due to changes in the Government criteria which means some homes are no longer eligible.
The company last week said those with central heating were now excluded, but that any properties that work had already started on would be completed.
Mrs Woods said: “I am having windows, rendering and insulation done, but because it hasn’t been finished rainwater has got behind the insulation. I’m concerned that it will never be finished."
Ice Energy was unavailable for comment, but last week commercial manager Scott Greening said the company was position to offer subsidised work to certain residents depending on their circumstances, that it was seeking new sources of funding and that any work started by Ice Energy would be finished.