Wetherby Wins Aldi Contract

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 4, 2014

Wetherby Building Systems, the UK’s leading designer and distributer of external wall insulation (EWI) solutions, has won a new contract to provide a range of EWI and render systems to national retailer Aldi, for its store new build and refurbishment programme.

The first 12 months of the deal will see Wetherby supplying its systems to 70 Aldi stores across the UK, 50 of which will be new-build, in addition to 20 refurbishment projects, as the retailer also looks to upgrade its existing outlets to match the more modern façade used on the new buildings.

The new store concept, to bring
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Wetherby Shortlisted at Prestigious Awards

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 4, 2014

WETHERBY SHORTLISTED AS FINALIST FOR THE 2014 SUSTAINABLE HOUSING AWARDS

 

Wetherby Building Systems has been shortlisted in the Sustainable Housing Partnership of the Year category of The Sustainable Housing Awards 2014, organised by Inside Housing magazine and its sister publication Sustainable Housing.

These awards put the spotlight on the best green social housing projects constructed in the UK, and the organisations responsible for them. The partnership between Wetherby, R W Hough & Sons and Powys Council has been shortlisted for an innovative project on the Trehanfren Estate in Newtown, North Powys.

The trophies will be presented at a ceremony
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BT Openreach New Operating Procedure

By: Rachael Doyle   •   August 27, 2014

A group of INCA Contractor Members recently met with BT Openreach to discuss the changes to its operating procedure for the installation of External Wall Insulation.

The new Openreach EWI process has now been published and all EWI Installers are encouraged to engage with Openreach and follow the new process for all EWI installations on all domestic properties.

INCA will continue to work with Openreach on the relationship between EWI installation and upgrades to the Openreach network, particularly with regard to timescales and cost.

INCA is interested to receive feedback on the new Openreach process, specifically
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Warm & Healthy Homes Show – Stoke

By: Rachael Doyle   •   August 22, 2014

Friday 12th & Saturday 13th September 10am-3pm – FREE TO ATTEND

Wetherby are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the Warm & Healthy Homes Show on Friday 12th & Saturday 13th September.

The show is aimed at domestic homeowners and will be open from 10.00am until 3.00pm each day.

Organised and hosted by the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) in Stoke on Trent, the day will be a family event with lots of activities for both adults and children.  There will be 5 zones with each zone focused on a different aspect of how you can improve your home, save money on bills and
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Trade Associations Seek Answers and a Commitment to Change – GDHIF

By: Rachael Doyle   •   August 14, 2014

Following the closure of the GDHIF scheme on 24th July, Wetherby’s industry trade associations INCA & NIA have submitted proposals to DECC on work they should carry out to verify the authenticity of vouchers applied.

They have also requested that DECC identify the likely level of voucher redemptions in order to identify how much of the £120m applied for is not going to be spent, so that the scheme can re-open as soon as possible.

These proposals included changes to the scheme design and rules to avoid some of the issues and problems that have been experienced to date.

Following
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EWI loses out in ECO Consultation Response

By: Rachael Doyle   •   July 24, 2014

Following DECC’s response to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Consultation, Published 22 July, Wetherby Building Systems are advising that the reduction in external wall insulation (EWI) installations that will come as a result needs immediate address.

Wetherby’s Sales Director Paul Kirby, comments: “DECC’s response to the ECO Consultation made for bleak reading for the Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) industry. It is clear that there will be a definite shift away from SWI for the next period of funding, which will only serve to hinder achieving the carbon reduction targets and limit the amount of families brought out of fuel
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Recycle, Re-Manufacture, Re-Use!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   July 23, 2014

The latest figures for one of Wetherby’s insulation waste schemes shows that an astonishing amount of insulation has avoided landfill.

Wetherby Building Systems Ltd, along with S and B EPS Ltd have worked together to develop an innovative waste recycle scheme for their Epsitherm graphite enhanced, expanded polystyrene.

Waste material on construction sites in UK is a major problem yet since insulation has to be cut to size to fit around openings, waste is inevitable.

Between January and June 2014 an astonishing 3900m³ of Epsitherm Insulation was reclaimed and since it is 100% recyclable, has been reused in
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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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WMHG Staff Conference a Roaring Success!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   June 18, 2014

Wetherby, alongside Wates Living Space and Gaffney & Guinan were invited to participate in the West Mercia Housing Group National Staff Conference at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull, Birmingham on June 5th.

West Mercia Housing Group mainly consists of Whitefriars Housing Association, West Mercia Homes, Kemble Housing & Nexus Housing and are responsible for 27,000 properties in the Midlands.

Wetherby have recently worked with Wates Living Space to supply materials for 500 on the first phase of an on-going project looking to install External Wall Insulation to 1100 homes in the Coventry area.

WM Group invited Wetherby to
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