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Old Jersey College for Girls redeveloped and brought back to life

By: Laura Hennahane   •   May 15, 2019


The former Jersey College for Girls at La Pouquelaye has undergone a transformation to restore the historic sections of the building and build 5 brand new apartment blocks to address the demand for much needed energy efficient homes and assist in the regeneration of the town.

This prestigious project located near the centre of St Helier has seen a successful collaboration between the Jersey Development Company (JDC), Waddington Architects, Rok-Regal Construction, Fox Contracts and Wetherby Building Systems Ltd to create a total of 187 new apartments across the 5 additional blocks.

The historic sections of the building have been unoccupied
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The Government have today announced that around £200m will be made available to remove and replace unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from 166 privately owned high-rise buildings.

Following the Grenfell Tower fire, the government identified 176 private high-rise residential buildings with unsafe ACM cladding.

The government has already fully funded re-cladding on social housing developments.

Wetherby Building Systems has been heavily involved in the re-cladding by supplying our Wetherby A1 Non-Combustible EWI System as an A1 rated façade alternative. This is the first A1 rated fireproof insulation solution to be launched in the UK for building facades.

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Osco Homes and Wetherby leading the way in Modular Construction

By: Laura Hennahane   •   May 3, 2019


Wetherby and Osco Homes are delighted to present St Hilda’s Crescent in Leeds featuring Wetherby’s technically approved and certified Modular EWI system.

Modular construction is becoming increasingly popular and this latest collaboration is a great example of how to achieve a quick and cost effective new build without sacrificing thermal performance and design.

St Hilda’s Crescent is a development of 7 two storey houses situated on a strip of land between an already existing new build development with narrow access routes, overhead telecommunication cables and existing lamp posts. It was important to deliver this project with minimal disruption
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MPs will vote on Wednesday whether to declare an environmental and climate emergency following mass protests over political inaction in addressing the crisis.

Labour will force a Commons vote on the issue, fulfilling one of the key demands of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement, whose activists paralysed parts of London in recent weeks.

Scotland have taken the move as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently declared a “climate emergency” in her speech to the SNP conference in Edinburgh.

Campaigners warn that without bolder action across wider sectors of the economy such as transport, buildings and agriculture, UK progress on
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40 Dewstow Street is one of the first properties to benefit from Wetherby’s new BBA accredited and ECO3 compliant Internal Wall Insulation System (IWI) covered by GDGC’s 25 year warranty.

Dewstow Street is one of several properties currently owned by Pobl Group in Newport which in recent years has become derelict and been left empty. As part of a regeneration scheme, Pobl have reinvested to bring these much needed homes back in line with Welsh Housing Quality Standards and back on the rental market.

The properties required extensive upgrades internally and externally and with a recorded Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
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Wetherby Building Systems, the UK’s leading provider of solid wall insulation solutions, is expanding its business operations with the launch of a new BBA approved Wetherby Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) system. The system is fully compliant with all the stringent requirements of ECO/PAS and 25-year appropriate warranties that are available through the GDGC Ofgem Quality Assurance Framework*.

Wetherby’s Internal Wall Insulation System was specifically developed to meet an increasing demand to improving the energy efficiency of properties that, due to planning constraints etc, need to maintain their original exterior appearance.

Wetherby’s new system utilises a high performance rigid
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Brexit: Wetherby Prepare for the Worst & Hope for the Best

By: Rachael Doyle   •   March 22, 2019


The clock is ticking for Brexit (deal or no deal), however whatever the outcome, we are in preparation.

The future of the UK has been very uncertain in regards to Brexit. Today’s news reports that the EU leaders have offered the UK a plan which would delay Brexit from 29th March to 22nd May. Albeit, if the withdrawal deal is not approved, this will be brought forward again to 12th April. Therefore, while the future is unclear, the best thing we can do as a company at Wetherby Building Systems is prepare.

 

What challenges await us?

Wetherby is prepared
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Proud supporters of Red Nose Day!

By: Laura Hennahane   •   March 15, 2019


Wetherby needs no encouragement when it comes to charity support and with Red Nose Day upon us we are thrilled to be raising money and doing our bit for such a worthwhile cause.

The fundraising will be kicking off today with colleagues at HQ dressing down for the day followed by a bake sale on Monday 18th March.

Since its launch in 1985, Red Nose Day has become something of a British institution with everyone coming together to raise money at home, school and work.

Comic Relief supports vulnerable people and communities in the UK and internationally with a
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‘Building the Dream’ with Wetherby’s Silicone Render

By: Laura Hennahane   •   March 13, 2019


Wetherby are delighted to have been involved in this ‘Glasshouse’ project which has recently been showcased on More 4’s ‘Building the Dream’.

Proud homeowners, Alan and Lucy Brown bought the empty plot of land in Dalgety Bay, Fife back in 2012 with an idea to build a home from scratch that would suit their lifestyle as a family. The plot has since been transformed into a two storey house boasting impressive views overlooking the Forth Bridges.

The design and build of the project came together with the help of Andrew Black Designs and Dalgety Joiners who have worked in collaboration
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Happy International Women’s Day

By: Rachael Doyle   •   March 8, 2019


International Women’s Day (8th March) aims to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Here at Wetherby, equality and inclusion is at the heart of our business.

For a company working in construction we feel this is very important, with figures showing only 12.8% of women in the UK working in Construction at the end of 2016. Therefore, we are lucky to have an amazing group of women working throughout all levels at Wetherby; Directors, Managers, Supervisors and Coordinators in Marketing, HR, Logistics, Supply Chain, Training, Technical, Modular, Credit Control, Sales Order Processing, Health and Safety, Finance and
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