I insulated my home with £1 cardboard and polystyrene from eBay - and I'm ... trends now
A father forced to insulate his home with £1 cardboard and polystyrene tiles said he is still worried about about the rising energy price cap.
Nigel Cleall, of Martley, Worcestershire, said he has spent more than £500 keeping his flat warm with DIY insulation techniques and claims to have saved over 75 per cent on his bills.
The father-of-two said he would have forked out close to £800 a month just in heating bills if he had his traditional air source heat pump.
Household bills are set to increase in January after it was announced last week that the energy bill cap would be increasing.
Energy regulator Ofgem said the typical annual household bill would go up from £1,834 to £1,928, a rise of £94 - or 5 per cent.
Savvy Nigel, 52, kitted out the ceilings of his Worcestershire-based flat last year with cardboard ordered from eBay and polystyrene tiles.
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Nigel said he was forced to insulate his home with £1 cardboard and polystyrene tiles
Nigel Cleall, of Martley, Worcestershire, said he has spent more than £500 keeping his flat warm with DIY insulation techniques
Nigel said he is still worried about energy price increases starting in January
Nigel kitted out the ceilings of his Worcestershire-based flat last year with cardboard ordered from eBay and polystyrene tiles
He attached them to his ceiling before adding a layer of thermal wallpaper and plastering it to complete his insulation.
He's now replaced his old heating system with a new electric panel heaters that he's fitted in each room, which cost him £60.
Despite his cunning cost-cutting, Nigel said he is he is worried about energy price increases starting in January.
Nigel said: 'I am still worried about the energy price cap rise coming in next year.
'I am always worried about my finances, and I always have to work everything out to see if I have enough money at the end of the month.
'I would've been more worried last year but because of what I've done in my flat I'm slightly less bothered now. I've near enough saved 75% on my energy bills.
'I still worry about my money but I'm not in the situation where I was last year. It was a case of having no heating on because I couldn't afford it.
Nigel is seen with his DIY equipment