DECC release new energy conservation guidance for LA’s

By: Rachael Doyle   •   July 28, 2012

The Department of Energy & Climate Change have released new guidance which is hoped will help local authorities in England improve the energy efficiency of their residential housing.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “Local authorities have a vital role to play in improving the energy efficiency of residential homes in their areas, and helping us meet our ambitious energy targets”. “This new robust guidance will support and encourage all local authorities to realise the significant benefits of upgrading homes. The Green Deal will be a fantastic tool to help with this, and I look forward to hearing how local
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Doncaster high rise flats receive a makeover

By: Rachael Doyle   •   July 28, 2012

Doncaster tenants and residents have seen their new look flats unveiled and this week it was the turn of Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies and Doncaster MP Rosie Winterton to see for themselves the improvements made.

The flats in the town centre and Intake have received a £4.66 million makeover – not only giving them a new look but also making them more energy efficient.

Work carried out on the eight blocks of flats – Shaftesbury House, Lonsdale House and Westminster House in Intake, and Methley House, Hatfield House in Balby Bridge – has included new windows, doors,
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Wetherby 5-a-side team reach the final!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   July 17, 2012

Wetherby 5-A-Side Team 13-07-12

After the success of last year’s 5-a-side football tournament, the Balfour Beatty site team at Brownhills Academy organised another charity football tournament which took place on Friday 13th July, 2pm-6pm, at Redgate Clayton Football Club.

Employees from Wetherby’s sales and technical department jumped at the chance to be involved, being that the proceeds from the tournament were being donated to the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice, which provides a range of specialist care and support services for children with a shortened life expectancy and their families, from their purpose-built house in Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent.

Despite the weather being absolutely abysmal, with torrential rain being an
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£10k makeover will improve 263 homes in Bucknall

By: Rachael Doyle   •   June 20, 2012

DOZENS of properties have been renovated in the first phase of a £2.6 million home improvement programme.

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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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