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 the next 30 years.
The scheme is one of the largest Private Homeowner Initiative projects to date and is fully funded via the Community Energy Savings Programme (CESP) by one of the UK’s largest energy companies. The latest Energy Saving Trust figures show that a typical solid wall 3 bed semi could save as much as £475 per year following the installation of an External Wall Insulation System.
Homeowners were invited to a series of Open Days where the Project team were on hand to answer questions and help homeowners make their choice of colour for the spar dash finish to their homes.
A pilot scheme commenced in March and the two principal contractors, Hamilton (Building Contractors) Limited and St Annes Contractors, will be on site from April.