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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Wetherby scheme shortlisted for CIOB award!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   May 2, 2014

A project that has utilised extensive EWI solutions from Wetherby has been shortlisted for a prestigious Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) award.

The scheme has been selected for the ‘Value Award’ in the CIOB’s South West Built Environment Awards. Managed by Merlin Housing Society in Cadbury Heath, Bristol, the scheme has so far upgraded over 100 properties as part of a major £2.6m refurbishment for the community.

Wetherby supplied its EpsiTherm insulation, with a mix of silicone, dry dash, brick effect and mineral render finishes being applied to ensure the exterior facade of each property complemented the neighbouring
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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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‘Short-sighted’ ECO cuts will hit tenants

By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 25, 2014

Consultation responses reveal sector’s initial reaction to DECC plans

25/04/2014 | By Pete Apps – Inside Housing

Plans to reduce green subsidies are ‘short-sighted in the extreme’, will leave social housing tenants worse off and waste ‘significant investment’ in insulation projects.

These are the responses to a Department of Energy and Climate Change consultation which closed last week on plans to reduce energy companies’ targets to insulate the homes of poor and vulnerable customers.

The British Property Federation said the proposal to cut back the £1.3 billion-a-year energy company obligation funding ‘will increase the number of people struggling with
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Wetherby one of the UK’s Top 5 Fastest Growing Companies!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 13, 2014

North-West based Wetherby Building Systems Ltd, the leading manufacturer and distributor of external wall insulation systems (EWI), is the UK’s fourth fastest growing private company, as revealed in today’s Sunday Times Profit Track 100.

The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s top 100 private companies with the fastest growing profits and after appearing in the table for the first time last year, ranked 96, Wetherby has shot up the table to fourth, after celebrating its best ever year. A phenomenal 12 months has seen the company’s turnover rocket from £18.4m to £61m, with profits increasing by
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Wetherby shines on the small screen … again!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 9, 2014

Wetherby has experienced another five minutes of fame as its products appeared once again on the BBC One series ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’ on Thursday 6th March 2014.

When the programme producers called looking for companies to supply products and services to help a family in Doncaster, Wetherby happily obliged. This is the fourth such project they’ve been involved in over the last 5 years and marketing director Anne-Marie Armstrong enthused “it’s rewarding to know that we’re able to help such worthwhile causes”. An ambitious project, the DIY SOS team embarked on a challenge to build a two storey
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