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NIA calls to strengthen ECO!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 28, 2013

With decisions imminent on the future of the Government’s energy efficiency scheme, the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging the Prime Minister and Chancellor to retain the ECO and take the opportunity to make changes to the scheme to significantly increase the number of households receiving help and accelerate the pace of delivery.

Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA commented: “It is imperative that we maximise the number of households receiving home insulation measures as quickly as possible for a variety of reasons:



There are over 7m homes requiring solid wall
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Strong ECO scheme must be retained!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 19, 2013

With reports today that up to 30,000 jobs could be lost in the insulation and construction industry if ECO is rolled back in the review of green levies and the latest DECC Green Deal/ECO statistics showing that ECO is responsible for delivering 98% of measures but that insulation measures are currently some 50% below Government expectations, Neil Marshall, CEO of the National Insulation Association is calling for the ECO to be maintained and for a significant increase and acceleration in activity levels.

The cost on domestic energy bills of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), which provides free and subsidised energy
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Wetherby shortlisted for yet another award!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 19, 2013

Wetherby Building Systems Ltd is proud to announce being selected as finalist in the annual Knowsley Business and Regeneration Awards.

Now in its 11th year, the awards celebrates stand out achievement and success in local businesses.

Wetherby have been shortlisted for the Regeneration Scheme category for the highly successful Kirkby Project. 2050 privately owned homes in Kirkby, Merseyside have benefited from external wall insulation (EWI) having been installed as the primary energy saving measure in a £16.5m innovative regeneration project. Initiated by Wetherby Building Systems Ltd (WBS) and Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (KMBC), the scheme has already shown significant improve
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ECO makes its mark in Gosport!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 5, 2013

After a slow start to the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, which is finally gaining momentum, one of the first locations to benefit from the programme is the coastal town of Gosport in Hampshire, with almost 500 privately owned homes set to take advantage of the energy saving measures.

A severely deprived area, Gosport was historically a major naval and military town associated with the defence and supply infrastructure of Her Majesty’s Naval BASE (HMNB) Portsmouth. In the 1930s Gosport’s industry was dominated by shipbuilding/supplying the Navy and new housing was built to house dockyard workers and Navy servicemen
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