The homes in this terraced street in Carlton, Barnsley had begun to look tired and in need of improvement. Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, using Regional Housing Board funding from the Homes & Communities Agency, set out to reduce heat loss through energy efficiency measures whilst improving the appearance of the properties and help continue the overall regeneration of the housing within this area.
The application of a WBS Insulated Render System incorporating 50mm Phenolic insulation saw the u-values of the properties drop from 1.43W/m²K to 0.31W/m²K allowing the residents to enjoy significant benefits, including a reduction in their heating/cooling bills.
A WBS 1.5mm Silicone Render finish in cream was applied to the first floor of the properties and, due to the houses being positioned directly onto the pavement, WBS Brick Slips in Merida Red were applied to the ground floor levels to help prevent against impact damage whilst giving a warm traditional appearance.
To continue the clean lines of the façades and ensure a tidy finish, the cabling was hidden behind specially constructed duct covers which were then painted in a terracotta colour to help blend with the brick slips.