Homeowners Natalie and Phil give their cold, energy inefficient home an energy upgrade using a registered One Stop Shop which managed the entire project from start to finish.

About Natalie and Phil’s Home

Natalie and Phil built their bungalow in Kilkenny in 1999, and over the years noticed that it was extremely drafty and expensive to keep warm. They even had to wear extra hoodies indoors!

The couple were also environmentally conscious and didn’t like using oil to heat the house.

The One Stop Shop route

Natalie and Phil heard about the One Stop Shop service through their friends and investigated further. They were busy people and didn’t have time to fill out a lot of forms, so the fact that Leetherm, the One Stop Service, took care of all of that for them was a real bonus.

The One Stop Shop provider came and assessed their home and advised on what upgrades needed to be done to bring their home to a minimum BER B2. They also managed the contractors and grant applications.

It also suited Natalie and Phil financially, because they didn’t have to pay for the works upfront and wait for the money to be refunded. The grant values were deducted from the start.

Works completed

Natalie and Phil’s home needed a whole suite of energy upgrade works which included:

  • Heat pump
  • New Windows and doors
  • New radiators
  • Insulation
  • Solar panels
  • Mechanical ventilation

The Outcome

Natalie and Phil said the home energy upgrade was life changing, and that aside from being energy efficient, it’s a happy and cosy home with no need for extra layers!

The couple said that even their pets love it, and the previously outdoor cat has become an indoor animal instead.

Natalie and Phil have since saved over €2,000 on their energy bills during the year, which is about 45% of their previous annual energy bills.

Interested in taking the One Stop Shop journey?

In 2023, the average cost of One Stop Shop services and grants for homeowners was just under €33,000 for mid-terraced homes, and €38,500 for semi-detached/end-terrace homes.

The One Stop Shop approach lifts the BER of homes, with average BER uplifts in 2023 going from as low as E1 up to A2.

Learn more about the One Stop Shop grant route

Your privacy settings

In order to allow the use of multimedia content on this website you must accept the use of miscellaneous cookies.