Here on Eigg our homes are a mixture of older, stone built properties and newer timber frame buildings. We’re at the start of a programme of work which will see all homes and community buildings on the island improved to be much more energy efficient; thus saving those who live there and use them money and making them warmer and much nicer places to be!
Laig Farmhouse is the first property we retro-fitted with insulation on all external walls and in the loft, along with new double glazing and external doors.
Next up is Crow’s Nest (its a house, not a bird’s billet). It too will have wall and loft insulation, double glazing and new doors.
An Laimhrig, the Pier Centre, will see loft insulation, new double glazed window units, draught excluding and other improvements to make it a more comfortable place for users and cheaper to run. We’ve also fitted solar panels onto the roof, providing the tearoom, toilets and showers with sun powered hot water.