Wetherby INCA 2019 Finalists!

By: Laura Hennahane   •   June 20, 2019


Wetherby Building Systems are proud to announce that they have been shortlisted in the 2019 INCA Awards.

The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) awards are now in it’s 7th year and are aimed at recognising innovation and excellence in the external wall insulation (EWI) industry.

We are delighted to announce that we have been successfully shortlisted for 3 categories within the awards as follows:

New Build – St Hilda’s Crescent Heritage – Coal Road Innovation – Wetherby’s Modular Facade Systems

The 2019 shortlist are decided by an independent panel of industry experts and the winners will be announced on Thursday
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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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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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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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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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Wetherby Insulated Render Systems Used on £2.1m Wrexham Scheme

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 12, 2019


Wetherby’s external wall insulation systems is planned to be installed on over 200 more properties in Plas Madoc by recognised contractor Sustainable Building Services (UK). The £2.1 million scheme is part of Wrexham County Borough Council’s Re- Roofing and Group Repairs Framework. The work entails roof replacements and the installation of external wall insulation.

The Lowton-Cubbit house type were built in the late 1960’s, featuring steel frames, brick infill panels and concrete tiled roofs. Due to the solid wall construction, they were holding poor heat retention and in need of retrofit.

In the first phase of the framework,
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We Are Delighted to Announce the Appointment of Two New Directors

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 11, 2019


Joe Ragdale, now Technical Director and John Armstrong, now Supply Chain Director, based at our Head Office in Golborne have been with Wetherby for many years. During their time they have both played an integral part in the development and introduction of the ever-growing innovative products and systems. Their tenacity and understanding of the market has been a major factor in keeping Wetherby at the forefront of the industry. We look forward to the exciting times and progression ahead. Congratulating both Joe and John on their deserved promotion and wishing them every success in this new position.

 

 

 

 

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Exemplar High Rise Retrofit Transforms Linwood Skyline

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 7, 2019


Towering high over Linwood and overlooking Glasgow Airport, two tower blocks are the latest developments to benefit from major refurbishment works aimed at significantly improving the energy efficiency of properties in the town. One of the largest housing associations in Renfrewshire, Linstone Housing has more than 1570 properties in its portfolio and is part of an on-going wider regeneration program to bring all social housing in line with Scottish Housing Standards.

Belmar Court and Asbury Court were built in the 1970s and were designed to meet the longer-term needs of older people due to their ideal location and accessibility to
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Introducing the UK’s First A1 Non-Combustible EWI System

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 4, 2019


Introducing a revolutionary non-combustible EWI system with A1 fire rating.

This is the first of its kind to be launched in the UK for building facades, exclusively available from Wetherby. The A1 System sets new standards in external wall insulation fire performance.

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