The National Insulation Association (NIA) is hosting a special workshop on 23rd July aimed at helping to solve issues with fuel poverty in solid wall properties in private housing.

Recent analysis undertaken by the NIA and Centre for Sustainable Energy has identified that there are around 1.5m households living in fuel poverty in solid wall homes and that some 90% of these are in private sector housing (owner occupier and private rented) and unlikely to receive help to insulate through current Government and energy company schemes.

Therefore, the NIA has invited representatives from Government and key groups involved in
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Cosy Homes for Devon

By: Rachael Doyle   •   June 25, 2014


Residents in Mid Devon are being urged to take advantage of part or fully funded solid wall insulation before the offer ends in September 2014.

 

The Cosy Devon Scheme is a framework created by Devon and Torbay local authorities to provide energy efficiency measures to private sector residents.

E.on was appointed as the long term delivery partner to provide these measures, which is hoped to be up to 7,000 installations by March 2015. E.on are looking to engage with locally based contractors in order to help deliver the works through the Cosy Devon Scheme.

A Wetherby system was
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New incentive set to boost EWI industry

By: Rachael Doyle   •   May 1, 2014


In welcome news for the EWI industry, DECC has announced a new Green Deal Home improvement Fund (GDHIF), offering consumers up to £6,000 for installing external wall insulation.

Commenting on the announcement,  Wetherby Building Systems’ Sales Director, Paul Kirby said: “Finally the government has listened to the industry and made steps to improve the Green Deal incentive scheme. It is encouraging news for the EWI industry, which has suffered heavily in the wake of the government’s cuts to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.

“The EWI industry was geared up for a massive surge in installations following the launch
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In a first for the industry, Wetherby Building Systems, the leading manufacturer and distributor of external wall insulation (EWI), has launched a new mineral render which will significantly reduce installation times for contractors and installers, revolutionising external rendering in the UK.

 

Unlike anything currently available in the UK, Wetherby’s EpsiCoat Mineral Render PLUS has been specifically designed to combat the issues associated with installing EWI in damp and humid conditions. To ensure the successful application of external render, it needs to be installed in the right atmospheric conditions; if the conditions are too wet,
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NIA offers money saving tips to reduce domestic energy bills

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 9, 2014


With energy bills constantly increasing, householders are being urged to adopt a No.1 New Year’s resolution of making their homes much more energy efficient. The National Insulation Association (NIA) is advising that one sure way for householders to keep the heat in and reduce their energy bills in the future is to install insulation NOW!

The NIA has put together ten facts that will help inform households about the benefits of installing insulation:

 

1. Around 58% of a home’s heat can be lost through un-insulated walls and lofts. A hassle-free way to save energy and prevent money disappearing
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Another Award Win in the Bag for Wetherby!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   December 6, 2013


Wetherby have been celebrating in style at the annual Knowsley Business and Regeneration awards just recently after picking up the prize in the regeneration category.

The win was for a large scale refurbishment project in Kirkby, Merseyside where 2050 privately owned homes benefitted from external wall insulation installed as the primary energy saving measure in a £15.5m regeneration project. Initiated by Wetherby Building Systems Ltd (WBS) and Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (KMBC), the scheme was adopted to improve the energy efficiency of properties in the area.

Phases 1 & 2 of the scheme have proved to be the largest
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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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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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Government Schemes Boost Wetherby’s Sales

By: Rachael Doyle   •   October 18, 2013


Golborne-based Wetherby Building Systems, the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of external wall insulation (EWI) systems, is benefitting from the government’s new energy efficiency schemes as it sees turnover rocket by 232%.

The company has just released its 2012 figures, which reveal an increase in its annual turnover from £18.4m to £61m, with profits rising by 342% during the same period. The latest sales figures come on the back of three previous years of steady growth, with the company’s annual turnover now six times the £9.3m it achieved in 2009.

The dramatic increase in sales can be attributed
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Wetherby celebrates INCA win!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   October 15, 2013


Wetherby have been celebrating at the annual Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) awards just recently as it scooped the top prize in the Domestic Refurbishment – Low Rise (5 houses or fewer) category.

The win was for a pilot project involving two houses in Warwickshire; 56 and 58 Elliot Drive, in which the two Wimpey No-Fines properties were retrofitted to different levels of energy performance in order to determine an optimum design for subsequent rollout.

Different levels of insulation thicknesses were applied to each property; the first utilised 100mm of Phenolic insulation to reduce annual energy consumption from
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