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Energy price freeze? NIA responds!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 26, 2013

NIA calls for Major New National Home Insulation Programme.

As the debate goes on around an energy price freeze if Labour comes to power in 2015, Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the National Insulation Association (NIA) has commented: “There are still 7m solid walls, 5m cavity walls and 7m lofts that need insulating in the UK and we are calling for cross party agreement to a major new home insulation programme.

“Home insulation is the most cost effective way of saving on domestic energy bills. An astounding 59% of heat can be lost through uninsulated walls and roofs; but with
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Hull’s New Enterprise College Specifies Wetherby System

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 25, 2013

Andrew Marvell is a new build Business and Enterprise College, designed to actively boost wider involvement and community use through the range of purpose built practical studios including; dance, drama and sport. Wetherby Building Systems’ insulated render system has been used on this sensational recent development based in Hull.

The Client, Hull City Council, devised plans for a new innovative school, which opened its doors earlier in the year. The business and enterprise college, located on the existing grounds, was conveniently built while all students remained on site and were safely accommodated while the new build took place. The
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ECO statistics – Update

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 25, 2013

The latest Green Deal and ECO statistics released by DECC this week show a promising increase in the uptake of ECO measures, which are up 32% with 44,917 measures installed in July, compared with 34,017 in June.

However, despite a positive rise in installations overall, it is disappointing that only 4% of the energy efficient measures installed under ECO to date have been solid wall insulation. Loft insulation (40%), cavity wall insulation (34%) and new boilers (21%) have a much bigger share of the total measures and it is important that solid wall insulation installations are brought up to the
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EpsiTherm insulant gains BBA certification

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 17, 2013

Wetherby is the first EWI provider in the UK to gain BBA certification for a grey EPS insulation board to be used with both silicone and dash render finishes.

Following the EpsiTherm insulation board completing all BBA testing in May, the new BBA certifications allow Wetherby to provide a fully approved EWI solution utilising a graphite-enhanced EPS insulation board.

The new certifications approve Wetherby’s EpsiTherm insulation board to be used with its Epsiwall (silicone) and Epsicon (dash) systems for new and existing domestic and non-domestic buildings. The key factors assessed to achieve the certification were thermal performance, strength
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Watford’s winning ECO scheme!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 17, 2013

Wetherby has been awarded the EWI element of a major £20m ECO scheme to provide carbon saving measures to four of Watford Community Housing Trust’s housing estates over the next two years.

In the first project of its kind, the two year ECO-funded programme is the largest in the UK and will see 4,700 homes, across four of WCHT’s estates, fitted with carbon saving measures by 2015.

Cosyseal Group, a business specialising in the installation of energy saving measures to the social housing sector, has been appointed by WCHT to manage the large-scale project and it required an
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Making a sustainable commitment …

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 15, 2013

Wetherby has now expanded its innovative ‘Waste Collection Scheme’, which will ultimately prevent a significant amount of insulation waste from being disposed of in landfill sites.

A long-standing waste take back scheme has been in place for Wetherby’s phenolic insulation for a little over 18 months and the scheme is now being expanded to include the majority of its insulation product portfolio.

Committed to saving energy and with a view to meeting increased customer demand for partnering with EWI providers with clear sustainable credentials, Wetherby has recently added its Epsitherm EPS product range to the Waste Collection Scheme. This
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Understanding ECO …

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 14, 2013

Since the Green Deal and ECO schemes launched at the beginning of the year there has been much confusion surrounding funding, delivery and the processes involved.

Wetherby are looking to provide some clarity around these issues.

Wetherby are offering free presentations on delivering ECO and Green Deal Schemes, which can be tailored to clients’ individual requirements. The team will also discuss the misconceptions and inaccuracies surrounding ECO and Green Deal finance and outline Wetherby’s experience in delivering these schemes.

For those interested in booking a presentation please contact: Julie Harrison on 01942 529311 or email

Investing in Training …

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 12, 2013

Wetherby has invested in a new purpose built training facility to meet the demand for skilled EWI labourers. The launch of the Green Deal and ECO schemes offers a huge potential for EWI projects and Wetherby recognised a need to ensure there are enough skilled trades professionals to carry out the work.

Having hosted training courses from its head office near Wigan for a number of years, Wetherby has recently enhanced its training offer by constructing a purpose-designed training facility at a new site in Merseyside, which has enabled Wetherby to triple its output of trained operatives. The
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Transforming Salford’s Skyline!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 10, 2013

Nine Acre Court, a prominent Salford tower block, has undergone a major £3m thermal and aesthetical transformation using EWI solutions from Wetherby.

Built in 1972, Nine Acre Court is a 50 meter tall, 18-storey building that dominates the local skyline, but was in a state of disrepair. According to the Indices of Deprivation 2010, this particular area of Salford sits within the top 3% of deprived areas. Once CESP funding became available to the lowest 10% of deprived areas, it was possible for the tower block to undergo a significant transformation.

Social Housing provider Salix Homes, which manages the
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