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

Scotland’s HEEP Scheme is Now Open

By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 28, 2016

The Scottish Government has today announced the opening of a £14m interest free new loans scheme for energy efficiency measures including internal and external wall insulation.

For the first time Housing Associations will be able to apply for loans from the government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland (HEEPS) Loan Scheme. Until now, the scheme has been open only to owner-occupiers and private landlords. The cash will help meet the cost of installing energy efficiency measures, like internal or external wall insulation or hard to treat cavity walls.

The Scottish Government has made available interest free, unsecured loans of up to
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By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 27, 2016

Wetherby Building Systems has gained British Board of Agrément (BBA) approval for its Epsitec external wall insulation (EWI) system for installation onto timber frame buildings, offering specifiers and consultants further flexibility when selecting systems to work with modern methods of construction.

With increasingly more new build schemes utilising modern building techniques to reduce project timescales and costs, Wetherby has specifically designed its Epsitec system to work with steel and timber frame constructions.  The new timber frame certification is suitable for new and existing domestic and non-domestic buildings up to four storeys in height, while Wetherby holds appropriate fire certification
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Regeneration of Old Church Hospital Site

By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 26, 2016

Old Church

New Swan Homes (NSH) has sought a regeneration project to rescue the former Old Church Hospital site in Romford, Essex. The project sought to revive and modernise the town centre as well as providing low carbon and energy efficient homes through the use of Wetherby’s Epsitec system.

NSH’s development comes after a decade of regeneration work in Romford town centre. The Old Church site was originally a workhouse for the union and was built in 1838; in 1930 the poor law union was abolished and it became the Old Church County Hospital. This was later closed in 2006
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Barking & Dagenham Refurbishment

By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 25, 2016

beacontree EWI

The solid wall mid-rise properties on the Beacontree Estate were one of the first to benefit from sustainable redevelopments through the ECO scheme delivered in London. London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council wanted to ensure that every product and material used would provide energy efficiency, quality, durability and long term performance. This in mind, they turned to the UK leading manufacturer and system designer of External Wall Insulation, Wetherby Building Systems.

These typical solid wall properties were hard to heat and suffered from damp penetration through the walls. The exteriors were in a poor state of repair
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