Arktek celebrates our 7th Birthday!  

Arktek are delighted to announce that we are celebrating 7 years of trading this month!

Arktek was incorporated on 18th November 2015. When we first started supplying home energy improvements throughout the North East and Yorkshire, we only offered 2 measures, have since expanded to supplying 8 different measures and continue to add to our portfolio of services.

We now install room in roof insulation, boiler replacements/installs, loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, solid wall insulation, underfloor insulation, smart thermostats, home improvements/renovations, and landlord services such as EPCs. We provide assistance to homeowners and landlords who wish to secure government funding for home energy improvements and we are dedicated to helping local residents secure funding under the ECO4 and LA Flex government schemes.  

In the past seven years, we have carried out nearly 1,500 cavity wall insulation installs & have installed over twice as many gas boilers, all across the UK!

We are also proud to employ a large team of long-term employees who work from our head office in Sunderland as well as on-site through the North East and Yorkshire. Our workforce started with 3 members of staff and has now expanded to over 25 dedicated employees!

We’d like to thank the Arktek team for their hard work and commitment, our suppliers for their contribution to our goals and growth, and our customers who help keep our business thriving.

The team is looking forward to celebrating our birthday on 18 November!  

Arktek are a team of North East based Gas Safe engineers, accredited insulation installers, and a proud installer of ECO4 and LA Flex funded measures to help you save on energy bills.

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you apply for funding for energy improvements in your home.

How to help reduce energy bills for elderly people this winter

A government scheme that provides funding for home energy improvements is available for UK residents on pension benefits – find out if your parents or grandparents qualify:

The media is rampant with warnings about the risks associated with living in a cold home this winter, with energy bills spiking and a cold winter predicted. However, many people may not be aware that a government scheme which offers funding for home energy efficiency improvements can provide vital help to a large number of people who qualify.

Elderly and vulnerable residents are more susceptible to discomfort and health complications from living in cold conditions.

The charity Age UK recommends that elderly people heat their main living area to 21C and the rest of their home to 18C, however, simply turning up the thermostat can be costly especially with the recent increase in energy prices.

Thankfully, there is funding available for the installation of insulation as well as smart thermostats and central heating, which can help dramatically improve the energy efficiency of a property; saving you money on your energy bills and making the property feel warmer at the same time!

Who is eligible for funding?

The ECO4 scheme provides funding to increase the energy efficiency of properties. To be eligible for this scheme you must be in receipt of an ECO4 qualifying benefit (see below).

  • Child Benefit (conditions apply)
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit

People who are in receipt of the Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or Pension Credit Savings Credit often don’t realise when this is included as part of their pension – this may include your parents or grandparents!

How can people apply for funded home energy improvements?

Arktek is an installer of ECO4 measures and can assist with the entire process of securing funding and installing measures available for you or your family member’s home.   

The simple process involves:

  • advising on your or your family member’s eligibility for the ECO4 scheme
  • help complete and process the application for funding
  • conduct a free, no-obligation survey to determine the best possible energy saving measures for the property
  • install energy-efficiency measures to help heat the property and provide relevant certificates

Fill out our short form to find out if you or a family member qualifies for funding for home energy improvements.