GDHIF Update from the NIA

By: Rachael Doyle   •   October 17, 2014

By Neil Marshall – Chief Executive – National Insulation Association

 

As previously advised, the Government recently announced an additional £100m of funding for the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in England and Wales, Green Homes Cashback in Scotland. Since then we have been in detailed discussions with Government officials about the design of the new scheme with a view to addressing issues that occurred with the original scheme when £120m ran out in just 6 weeks.

Please fund below an update:

The £100m is new, additional funding to be spent between the end of November 2014 and
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Energy Secretary set to announce £100m boost to Green Deal

By: Rachael Doyle   •   October 7, 2014

Energy secretary to announce fresh £100m to reopen Green Deal cash-back incentive scheme

Ed Davey is set to announce a £100m boost to the Green Deal in a bid to drive take up of the struggling energy efficiency programme.

The energy secretary is expected to announce the boost at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow today, with the cash to be used to reopen the cash-back incentive scheme that was closed in July after the first £120m tranche of funding was used up.

Davey is expected to announce the fresh round up funding for the Green Deal Home
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Wetherby shortlisted again – This time for TWO awards!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 23, 2014

Wetherby are proud to announce that they have been selected as finalists for not one but TWO categories in the 2014 Energy Awards. Now in its 4th year, these awards aim to reward the achievements of companies who are helping to cut carbon emissions and leading the way in innovative energy use.

Wetherby’s Cadbury Heath project in Bristol was the first to be shortlisted for the Energy Efficient Project of the Year award. This exemplar project has demonstrated true value to the partnership, the residents and the community as a whole. The scheme has improved the energy efficiency of
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NIA responds to Caroline Flint’s speech at Labour Party Conference

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 23, 2014

Following the speech today by Labour’s shadow energy and climate change secretary, Caroline Flint, announcing its ambitious new energy efficiency strategy, the National Insulation Association (NIA) has welcomed the proposals.

Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA commented:

“We welcome the proposals to introduce a long term plan and targets for energy efficiency and to designate it as an infrastructure priority. This is something we have been campaigning hard for as it will provide the industry with much needed certainty and stability to allow for effective investment and business planning. In addition, we are encouraged by the proposal
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MPs call for new incentives to revive Green Deal

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 16, 2014

In a new report published yesterday, the Energy and Climate Change Committee has echoed calls from the industry, for the government to adopt a new energy efficiency strategy, to try and revive the struggling Green Deal scheme.

The report has concluded that the Green Deal failed to drive the scale of energy saving home improvements needed to cut carbon emissions and insulate consumers from high energy bills. Labelling the Green Deal as a ‘disappointing failure’, the MPs said: “The Green Deal has failed to live up to expectations; its planning was flawed, its funding inefficiently delivered and its implementation has
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Boris boosts London retrofit funding by £12M

By: Rachael Doyle   •   September 4, 2014

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced he is to plough an extra £11.5m into his schemes to retrofit buildings in the capital.

The cash will be poured into the mayor’s Re:Fit and Re:New schemes, which fund energy efficiency retrofits of public buildings and homes respectively.

Since 2008 the two schemes have retrofitted 400,000 homes and 350 public buildings, including schools, hospitals, libraries and town halls. The schemes will fund the installation of insulation, heat and power networks, and boiler upgrades among other measures.

Johnson said London needed to “do everything possible to make the most of our resources, reduce
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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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