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Project Profile: Newham Grange

By: Rachael Doyle   •   May 24, 2016

Event Invite: Grand Opening of Bridgend Depot

By: Rachael Doyle   •   May 23, 2016

Wetherby are inviting you to join us at the grand opening of our NEW Bridgend depot. This will be a central distribution and training facility, including trade counter and showroom for both Wales and South of England.

The opening will take place on Friday 10th June at 10am at Unit 17A, Brynmenyn Industrial Estate, Millers Avenue, Bridgend, CF32 9TD: Where we will be having a ‘builder’s morning’ (so a bacon butty and brew is on the cards) to celebrate.

To officially open the facility, we are delighted to have Labour MP for Torfaen and Shadow Employment Minister Nick Thomas-Symonds joining us.

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DECC Pays Visit to Wetherby Project

By: Rachael Doyle   •   May 19, 2016

Representatives from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), along with local MPs, local councils and energy companies have visited a site in Gosport, Hampshire to find out how ECO and Green Deal Communities funding has benefitted the local communities.

The £145m Rowner Renewal Project is a major regeneration scheme to replace and refurbish substandard housing with more than 600 new energy efficient homes, as well as constructing retail and commercial units to improve the community of Rowner in Hampshire.

DECC recently visited the third phase of the project, which has seen 14 blocks of flats fitted
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Unique System Thickness for Aylesbury Vale Academy

By: Rachael Doyle   •   May 18, 2016

The Aylesbury Vale scheme, is a £23m project funded by Buckinghamshire County Council, designed to improve the energy efficiency of the Aylesbury Vale Academy, a Church of England academy.

Wetherby was selected as a preferred partner following a tender process and granted the contract. This was a unique scheme as the EWI installed was 270mm thick, 210mm wider than the 60mm usually specified. The project aimed to create a passive building, with high levels of insulation and exceptional air tightness, using passive solar gains through windows, walls and floors. The school building stores and distributes solar energy in winter and is cool in the summer.

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Project Profile: Unity Houses, South Tynside

By: Rachael Doyle   •   May 16, 2016

Wetherby Compete in Charity Go Karting Event

By: Rachael Doyle   •   May 11, 2016

Charity go karting

Wetherby Building Systems are proud to have recently taken part in an exhilarating charity Go Kart event at Buckmore Park in Kent.

The fantastic event was organised by Lawtech Group Ltd and was set up to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Lawtech Community Regeneration Projects.

The event proved to be a great success with 17 (competitive) teams fighting it out in a 2 hour endurance race.  A silent auction was also set up for the teams to bid for their grid positions’, meaning the competition was on!

The event raised an impressive £8,852.39 in total
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Conwy College Students Getting Stuck in with EWI

By: Rachael Doyle   •   May 11, 2016

Conwy College EWI

Students of Conwy College Llandrillo are taking part in a one day training course today to gain a valuable insight into world of Solid Wall Insulation.

The course has been put together on behalf of Cartrefi Conwy and Brenig Construction and will be delivered by Wetherby Building Systems providing the learners with combined theoretical knowledge and practical skill.

The day will begin with clear demonstrations allowing the students to learn about the various installation methods and techniques for Wetherby’s EWI systems and decorative renders. The session will then be followed with a practical workshop giving
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Could Zero Carbon Homes Make a Return?

By: Rachael Doyle   •   May 10, 2016

Earlier this week during the Lords Report Stage of the Housing and Planning Bill, the House of Lords defeated the Government on the zero carbon homes amendment. The defeat – by 48 votes – could see the reintroduction of Zero Carbon Homes, the on-site carbon compliance standard, the Government unfortunately scrapped last year.

Whilst it is a clear sign that there is still much belief in the Zero Carbon Homes standard, the Bill will now go back to the Commons where both Houses of Parliament seek to pass their respective versions of the Bill. But the outcome could
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The Striking iCentrum New Build Development

By: Rachael Doyle   •   May 6, 2016

The striking iCentrum building incorporating Wetherby’s Epsicoat system is the first in a phase of new developments located in Birmingham. The 41,700sq ft. building is situated next to the Faraday Wharf and Aston University is due to deliver 400 high-value skilled tech jobs; generating £25m of GVA to the local economy per annum.

The £8 million project was designed in partnership by Acivico and successfully delivered by Midlands based company Thomas Vale Construction Ltd. Over the 60 week build programme the development site will be transformed into a state of the art facility for growing technology companies.

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Project Profile: Willenhall, Coventry

By: Rachael Doyle   •   May 4, 2016

Willenhall Flats PS