£21m Social Housing Decarbonisation Funding Programme

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero recently announced that North East Derbyshire District Council, in partnership with Rykneld Homes, has successfully secured £8.2m of funding from the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.

Combined with the Council’s commitment of £13m, this multi-million pound investment will see over 600 council homes in North East Derbyshire receive major home insulation improvements over the next two years, making them warmer and easier to heat.  

The properties, which are of a non-traditional build, will be fitted with External Wall Insulation. The programme will, where needed, also include new roofs, windows, soffits and fascias.

Council Leader, and Housing portfolio holder Cllr Nigel Barker, said: “This is fantastic news. The council is committed to improving its housing stock and these improvements to over 600 homes in North East Derbyshire will make them easier to heat and keep warm. The work will also benefit the wider community as it helps to improve the environment for everyone by reducing carbon emissions.”


In 2023, Rykneld Homes won two prestigious awards along with our contractors, Sustainable Building Services (SBS), in the Building Communities 2023 Awards.  We were named winners of the Refurbishment Project of the Year and Carbon Reduction Project of the Year categories and runners-up for Collaborative Working.

Over the past 18 months, together SBS, we have carried out £12 million of improvements to 427 hard to heat homes across the district using Council and Government Green Homes funding.

The properties, which are of a non-traditional build, have had External Wall Insulation installed to make them easier to heat and keep warm, and where needed new roofs, windows, soffits, facias, and gutters have been installed.

Not only will the homes now be more energy efficient, but the investment will help residents to control their fuel bills and support the council’s efforts to cut carbon emissions in the district.

Find out more about the External Wall Insulation projects we have undertaken

External Wall Insulation

'Airey' Property Improvements

Helping to Conserve Wildlife

Other Sustainability Projects

Find out more about other completed Climate Change and Sustainability projects we have undertaken: