UK SME contractors urged to ‘up-skill or miss out’ on jobs

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 15, 2013

Following on from Green Deal’s official launch last month, small and medium sized construction businesses are being urged to research the skills and accreditations needed to work under the Green Deal and ECO, since those who are not adequately prepared or qualified could potentially miss out on some lucrative job opportunities.

CITB – Construction Skills published a report earlier this month which stated that there were 60,000 job losses and a 9% fall in construction output in 2012. Sadly, it seems unlikely that the situation will improve in 2013.

Up-skilling will be vital to the success of government initiatives such
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Wetherby Shortlisted for the 2013 CCIWY Awards

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 14, 2013



Wetherby Building Systems’ BISF project for Kirklees Council has been shortlisted in the ‘Sustainability’ category of the CCIWY Awards 2013, organised by the Chartered Institute of Building and Little Spark Big Creative.

Wetherby are also proud to sponsor the ‘Corporate Responsibility’ category for the awards.

The prestigious event is a celebration of standout achievement in the industry. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday 8th March 2013 at The Royal Armouries, Leeds.



Wherry Energy Efficient!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 11, 2013

Wetherby Building Systems Ltd, the UK market leader in external wall insulation has collaborated with Wherry Housing Association and Anglian Building Products to give the Norwich area a thermal makeover.

Wherry Housing Association is part of the Circle Housing Group who manage more than 63,000 properties across the UK. They had planned to bring some life into the 1930’s solid wall properties, which were hard to heat and costly to run. Thanks to Wetherby’s external wall insulation (EWI) system, residents now have warm affordable homes.

The Wetherby system specified for the project incorporated 60mm phenolic insulation. This helped achieve new
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Mini gets a ‘WBS Brick Effect Render’ makeover

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 8, 2013

This awesome Mini has been covered in Wetherby’s Brick Effect Render and is to be displayed on the Telling Blaisdons Ltd stand at Ecobuild this year.

The inside of the car is to be filled with cavity insulation bead and the exhaust blows dry ice as fumes! What’s the purpose?  Why not find out for yourself …

ECO Build 2013 – ExCeL, London, Tue 05 – Thur 07 March 2013 (Stand N1750)


Further press articles based on this one: 26/02/13


Wetherby Helps Steer Pilot Scheme into Energy Efficiency

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 8, 2013


The Tonbridge and Malling area has over 7000 properties managed by social landlord, Russet Homes.

Over 600 of these are Wimpy No-fines properties which give extremely poor thermal performance and residents have found their homes hard to heat and prone to condensation problems. With this in mind a pilot scheme was commissioned to insulate 39 of the properties to see just how effective external wall insulation could be.

Construction consultants Baily Garner specifically selected Wetherby Building Systems after detailed evaluations of a number of external wall insulation (EWI) systems. Wetherby played a considerable role in preparing specifications and U value
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Ed Davey visits Nottingham CESP scheme

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 8, 2013

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey paid an impromptu visit to a Wetherby / E-On site in Bulwell, Nottingham on Wednesday, witnessing first hand the  thermal and aesthetical transformation external wall insulation has had on a number of homes in the area.

Speaking at a reception attended by manufacturers and systems suppliers of the Nottingham City Homes project, Mr Davey enthused at how his counterparts from various areas of the globe are revering the UK government’s attitude to climate change by adopting initiatives such as the Green Deal and ECO.

Chatting to Wetherby’s technical sales
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Kirklees BISF Properties undergo massive transformation

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 8, 2013

Kirklees BISF Properties

Wetherby Building Systems Ltd has taken on some sensational new schemes which will ultimately help to reduce negative environmental impact.

These Kirklees properties are of a post-war prefabricated steel framed structure, produced by the British Iron and Steel Federation. The temporary homes were constructed in the 1950’s are still standing securely today, but lacked adequate insulation. The properties were not only unattractive, but are also extremely difficult to heat due to the poor thermal properties of the structure.

This was something Wetherby successfully overcame with one of their external wall insulation (EWI) systems. The collaboration with Kirklees Council and contractors
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“Goodbye Steve, Good Luck Pat”

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 7, 2013

Wetherby Building Systems are delighted to announce that Pat Stanley has been appointed as Technical Sales Manager for the Midlands region as a successor to Steve Baker who has decided to move on to pastures new.

Pat has been part of the Wetherby sales team for 18 months taking on the role of Business Development Manager. Prior to that, he worked for Kingspan Insulation for 8 years and has been a part of the insulation industry as a whole for 22 years, incidentally gaining a wealth of insulation expertise.

Wetherby Sales Director, Paul Kirby said “I would like to
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New guide helps to explain the Green Deal

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 4, 2013

Businesses championing the Government’s Green Deal scheme can now take advantage of a new consumer guide produced by the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies, which doubles as a great sales tool and bona-fide reference when explaining to customers what the initiative involves, and how it will benefit them.

Endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust, “Creating an Energy Efficient and Sustainable Home” is an introductory guide for consumers looking to reduce energy wastage in their home, while understanding what help there might be through Government incentives and support schemes available to them.

With straight-forward explanations and illustrations, installers can
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Wetherby achieve PAS 2030:2012 accreditation

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 25, 2013

Wetherby are delighted to announce their recent certification to PAS 2030:2012 which officially deems them an accredited Green Deal & ECO Installer.

The British Board of Agrement (BBA), an official UKAS accredited body providing Green Deal certification, carried out a thorough audit of Wetherby’s management systems and also attended sites applying the Wetherby External Wall Insulation System at different stages, to assess the application methods.

PAS 2030:2012 is the specification required under the Green Deal and ECO initiative to install energy efficiency measures (EEM) to existing buildings. Compliance to this PAS document is required by The Department for
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