Energy boost for hundreds of city homes

By: Rachael Doyle   •   June 19, 2012

CESP Scheme - Stoke on Trent May 2012

Warmer homes and lower fuel bills are on the way for more than 260 households in Stoke-on-Trent – the latest to benefit from a multi-million pound energy-saving initiative involving the city council, EDF Energy and Kier Stoke.

Some 208 city council and 55 privately-owned properties in Townsend and Chell Heath are due to be fitted with external wall insulation by the winter.

The cost of the work, approaching £10,000 per property, will be paid for by EDF Energy as part of their commitment to the Government’s Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP). The scheme aims to reduce CO2 emissions from homes in areas
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Wetherby Wanderers in Three Peaks Challenge

By: Rachael Doyle   •   June 7, 2012

Wetherby Three Peaks Challenge

Staff from Wetherby Building Systems and their key suppliers will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge 2012 this weekend, tackling the three highest mountain peaks in Scotland, England and Wales.

Covering themselves in Gortex (and whatever other waterproof fabric they can get hold of, by the looks of things), John, Paul, Anthony, Terry and Vicki will be attempting to conquer the summits of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon (a total over 3400 meters) with a road trip of over 500 miles in between, in less than 24 hours from start to finish.

The team will
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Wetherby achive preferred supplier status with Merlin

By: Rachael Doyle   •   June 7, 2012

Following a thorough evaluation process, Wetherby have been successful in attaining ‘Preferred Supplier’ status with one of the South’s leading social housing providers – Merlin Housing Society.

Merlin are the largest provider of social housing in South Gloucestershire, managing a stock of around 8,300 homes. Almost 1,400 of these properties are of non-traditional PRC construction which suffer from damp, mould and are notoriously hard to heat.

Wetherby look forward to developing a successful working relationship with them and being instrumental in their endeavour to thermally and aesthetically transform a great number of their homes within their property portfolio in
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Wetherby became fully fledged Corporate Fellows of CoRE this week and are looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership, supplying external wall insulation materials and sharing industry experience with potentially thousands of future External Wall Insulation operatives.

The Centre of Refurbishment Excellence, based in Stoke-on-Trent, is a purpose built complex featuring a national training facility and an exhibition space dedicated to the techniques and materials needed to refurbish our housing stock to the highest modern standards. It also contains a Knowledge hub and best practice resource for the UK’s rapidly expanding refurbishment market.

Education is at the
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Wetherby Manage Private Homeowner Initiative CESP Scheme

By: Rachael Doyle   •   March 26, 2012

Wetherby Building Systems Limited are partnering with Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, and are Managing Agent for a private homeowners scheme, where External Wall Insulation will be installed to approximately 1,700 No Fines properties in specific zones of Kirkby.

No Fines properties are recognised to be ‘hard to heat homes’. Around 45% of a property’s heat is lost through poorly insulated walls, so the installation of the Wetherby Insulated Render System, incorporating 60mm Phenolic insulation, will potentially improve the thermal efficiency of these properties by over 80%. The overall scheme will also prevent in excess of 230,000 tonnes of CO2 being released into the atmosphere over
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Wetherby Systems Now Covered Under Energy Saving Recommended Scheme

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 3, 2012

Wetherby Building Systems would like to remind people that their External Wall Insulation systems are accredited by the Energy Saving Recommended Scheme.

The criteria for qualification is set by an independent panel and reviewed annually. In addition the Energy Saving Trust test a percentage of products approved by the scheme so that the consumer can rest assured that ‘where there’s a logo, there’s a smarter choice!’.

The idea is that whatever the product, which ever the labelling system – all you need to do is look for the Energy Saving Recommended logo.

Brand Product Code Description Epsicon WBS System 1a Epsicon
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Wetherby scoop award for recycling & waste management initiative!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 3, 2012

Scooping the category of ‘Best Waste Management Initiative in the Commercial and Public Sector’, the award was presented in recognition of the work undertaken by the partnership to deliver zero waste to landfill on a 206 property CESP (Community Energy Savings Programme) project for Dudley Council. The project was a group collaboration between Wetherby Building Systems, E-On, Kingspan Insulation and Entec UK and proved to be a resounding success.

Wetherby Managing Director Bob Deane comments, “Phenolic insulation board ‘off-cuts’ make up a large volume of the site waste generated during external wall insulation schemes. With each full load of phenolic insulation
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Wetherby EWI Pilots the First UK SWIGA Scheme

By: Rachael Doyle   •   December 12, 2011

Wetherby are delighted to announce that one of their Insulated Render Systems is being used on the first UK SWIGA scheme.

SWIGA (Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency) was established to offer householders an independent, uniform and dependable guarantee, covering professionally installed external, internal or hybrid solid wall insulation solutions to ALL hard to treat properties not just solid wall properties.

The Wetherby External Wall Insulation System incorporating 60mm K5-EWB Phenolic Insulation with a Wetherby Dry Dash Finish, will be installed by Hamilton (Building Contractors) Ltd to Wimpey No-Fines properties on behalf of Chesterfield Borough Council. The thermal properties of the Phenolic insulation will offer a
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Wetherby Building Systems Ltd Win NIA Award for Design & Innovation

By: Rachael Doyle   •   December 5, 2011

The challenge was to create a new external insulation system incorporating next generation insulation materials, Vacuum Insulation Panels, to be used as the basis of a renovation solution for old, solid wall properties. The key aim was to reduce the thermal transmittance and provide an improved U-value without the need to install 150mm+ of insulation and thereby eradicating the inherent problems applying these thicknesses can create on existing structures.

The original solution was for the existing walls to be externally clad with 25mm thick Vacuum Insulation Panels topped with 40mm phenolic insulation. However this created the problem as to how the insulation system would be
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Wetherby & The Green Deal

By: Rachael Doyle   •   October 21, 2011

The Energy Act 2011 has now received Royal Assent and become law, setting in stone the legal framework for the Green Deal.

The Green Deal will revolutionise the energy efficiency of the nation’s homes when it is launched in October 2012.

Wetherby Building Systems Limited will be at the forefront in helping homeowners, local  authorities and landlords insulate against rising energy prices, creating homes which are warmer and cheaper to run, whilst at the same time reducing carbon emissions into the environment.

With over 20 years’ experience in External Wall Insulation, Wetherby are well equipped to advise on all aspects of external wall insulation.

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