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.

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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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Wetherby joins forces with E.ON

By: Rachael Doyle   •   June 3, 2011

January 2010 – the flagship project commenced. This was a 100 day challenge to apply EWI to 100 properties in 100 days at sites in Birmingham, Luton and Manchester.

Following on from the success of the 100 day challenge E.ON and Wetherby now have projects running in Dudley, Leicester and Kidderminster with a host of other large scale CESP schemes in the pipeline.

Wetherby have dedicated full time internal staff to support the E.ON contracts adding to the day to day activity at the Golborne site where Wetherby also offer training, product samples, detailed specifications and full technical advice to
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Wetherby EWI System Achieves BS8414 Fire Performance Standard

By: Rachael Doyle   •   May 3, 2011

Sheets of expanded polystyrene (with mineral wool fire barriers) were adhesively and mechanically fixed to the masonry test wall and a large fire lit to emulate a potential fire within a property.

The flame and heat generated really put the system to the test, yet it passed with flying colours.

This result will undoubtedly strengthen Specifier confidence in Wetherby’s External Wall Insulation Systems and the company’s dedication towards providing quality systems that are technically robust.

This is the fourth Wetherby system to achieve BS8414 certification.

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