EpsiTherm insulant gains BBA certification

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 17, 2013

Wetherby is the first EWI provider in the UK to gain BBA certification for a grey EPS insulation board to be used with both silicone and dash render finishes.

Following the EpsiTherm insulation board completing all BBA testing in May, the new BBA certifications allow Wetherby to provide a fully approved EWI solution utilising a graphite-enhanced EPS insulation board.

The new certifications approve Wetherby’s EpsiTherm insulation board to be used with its Epsiwall (silicone) and Epsicon (dash) systems for new and existing domestic and non-domestic buildings. The key factors assessed to achieve the certification were thermal performance, strength
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Watford’s winning ECO scheme!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 17, 2013

Wetherby has been awarded the EWI element of a major £20m ECO scheme to provide carbon saving measures to four of Watford Community Housing Trust’s housing estates over the next two years.

In the first project of its kind, the two year ECO-funded programme is the largest in the UK and will see 4,700 homes, across four of WCHT’s estates, fitted with carbon saving measures by 2015.

Cosyseal Group, a business specialising in the installation of energy saving measures to the social housing sector, has been appointed by WCHT to manage the large-scale project and it required an
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Making a sustainable commitment …

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 15, 2013

Wetherby has now expanded its innovative ‘Waste Collection Scheme’, which will ultimately prevent a significant amount of insulation waste from being disposed of in landfill sites.

A long-standing waste take back scheme has been in place for Wetherby’s phenolic insulation for a little over 18 months and the scheme is now being expanded to include the majority of its insulation product portfolio.

Committed to saving energy and with a view to meeting increased customer demand for partnering with EWI providers with clear sustainable credentials, Wetherby has recently added its Epsitherm EPS product range to the Waste Collection Scheme. This
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Understanding ECO …

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 14, 2013

Since the Green Deal and ECO schemes launched at the beginning of the year there has been much confusion surrounding funding, delivery and the processes involved.

Wetherby are looking to provide some clarity around these issues.

Wetherby are offering free presentations on delivering ECO and Green Deal Schemes, which can be tailored to clients’ individual requirements. The team will also discuss the misconceptions and inaccuracies surrounding ECO and Green Deal finance and outline Wetherby’s experience in delivering these schemes.

For those interested in booking a presentation please contact: Julie Harrison on 01942 529311 or email julie.harrison@wbs-ltd.co.uk

Transforming Salford’s Skyline!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 10, 2013

Nine Acre Court, a prominent Salford tower block, has undergone a major £3m thermal and aesthetical transformation using EWI solutions from Wetherby.

Built in 1972, Nine Acre Court is a 50 meter tall, 18-storey building that dominates the local skyline, but was in a state of disrepair. According to the Indices of Deprivation 2010, this particular area of Salford sits within the top 3% of deprived areas. Once CESP funding became available to the lowest 10% of deprived areas, it was possible for the tower block to undergo a significant transformation.

Social Housing provider Salix Homes, which manages the
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Wetherby – the non-traditional experts!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   August 29, 2013

In celebration of their continued success in the Non-Traditional Housing arena, Wetherby are planning to release a range of ‘before’ and ‘after’ images on their twitter feed, commencing on 1st September 2013, to help demonstrate the positive thermal and aesthetical impact that their external wall insulations system offer.



The term ‘non-traditional housing’ is often used to describe the variety of building methods that were adopted from the early 20’s right through to the late 1960’s to address the severe housing shortages following the First and Second World Wars.

Since traditional building materials and skilled tradesmen were
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Shifting the blame on energy efficiency

By: Rachael Doyle   •   August 16, 2013

The slow take-up of the Green Deal is down to a lack of understanding, not a lack of companies able to provide the right services. Wetherby’s Marketing Director, Anne-Marie Armstrong addresses the Editor of Building.co.uk in response to comments made by Ed Davey in a recent interview …

“I was left utterly shocked and frankly disappointed after reading your interview with Ed Davey (Am I bullish? You bet I am, page 34, 2 August).

Instead of addressing the major issue of the slow take-up of the government’s energy efficiency schemes, Mr Davey had the audacity to pass the blame onto
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EpsiTherm BBA Certificates Arrive!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   August 6, 2013

Wetherby Building Systems are proud to announce that they are the first EWI provider in the UK to gain BBA (British Board of Agrément) certification for a grey EPS insulation board to be used in conjunction with both silicone and dry dash render finishes.

Since the EpsiTherm board completed all BBA testing in May, the new BBA certification allows Wetherby to provide a fully approved external wall insulation (EWI) solution utilising a graphite-enhanced EPS insulation board.

The new certification approves Wetherby’s EpsiTherm insulation board to be used with its Epsiwall (silicone) and Epsicon (pebble dash) systems for new
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NIA release statement on Benefits of SWI

By: Rachael Doyle   •   July 18, 2013

Following the publication of an unhelpful article by the BBC on overheating and Green Deal, the National Insulation Association have issued a press release in conjunction with the Energy Saving Trust and Age UK.

The release is designed to counter the BBC report, focussing on the very positive benefits of insulation and the inclusion of EST and Age UK provides a degree of impartiality and greater credibility.

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Wetherby’s EpsiTherm Passes BBA Tests!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   July 11, 2013

Wetherby Building Systems is one of the first EWI system manufacturers to gain BBA (British Board of Agrément) approval for grey polystyrene insulation.

EpsiTherm, a graphite enhanced EPS insulation board, is supplied by Wetherby as a main component of their Epsicon and Epsiwall external wall insulation (EWI) systems , which can both be used on new build and refurbishment projects. The product has undergone rigorous testing and has surpassed all requirements set by the BBA and ETAG 004.

The British Board of Agrément is the UK’s leading authority offering accreditation and inspection services to manufacturers and installers that
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