With ECO4 legislation now officially in place SWIGA have published a comprehensive feature detailing all available grant funding streams in respect of solid wall insulation. Mant thanks to E-ON for this information
A poll for the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit found that 84% of those asked about the action the Government should take to curb reliance on gas from Russia thought insulation was very or fairly important.
We have received confirmation from BEIS that it is not a necessity to go below ground with the insulation to comply with PAS. We have been working on this for several months in cooperation with the NIA. Case studies were also provided by some of our members. Critically, during the process we liaised with all stake holders including Trustmark to ensure that the changes did not compromise compliance and technical monitoring.
MHCLG has conducted indicative analysis on the cladding coverage of residential buildings and the number of leasehold dwellings in those buildings. From this analysis:
It is now estimated that 492,000 leaseholders (up from 431,000) in residential buildings greater than 11m in height (more than 3 storeys) do not need to undergo an external wall survey process (EWS1) for their building in order for them to sell their property or re-mortgage.
Working with the Energy Agency East Ayrshires Council combined there own funding with various grants available to them including ECO, HEEPS (ABS), CESP. To allow this combination of social housing and private properties to be refurbished.
Solid Wall Insulation successfully transformed the tired, stained exterior of this home in Bracknell to its fresh, clean look brimming with kerb appeal – while massively improving its energy efficiency
The installation of 558 council-owned properties in Chesterfield entailed installing EWI and weatherproof decorative render to a mixture of houses and low-rise blocks, all of which were originally built with solid walls and therefore exhibited poor heat retention.
This project involved the refurbishment of 107 two storey properties. The properties were system-built McRae type properties, timber framed with an external façade made up of Glass Reinforced Concrete.
The town of Gosport on the south coast of England has seen five1960’s tower blocks undergo a much needed upgrade; Garland Court, Harbour Tower, Seaward Tower, Blake Court and Hammond Court - all owned by Hyde Housing Group.
This project was for the Structural Refurbishment of 36 Cornish Type I consisting of 4x two-storey blocks of flats containing 16 flats (2 leasehold) and 16 semi-detached/end terrace and 4 mid-terrace houses. All homes will be occupied for the duration of the works.
Sustainable Building Services (SBS) was awarded this contract to deliver Energy Efficiency Improvement Works to 180 occupied properties on behalf of Broxtowe Council under the Efficiency East Midlands Framework.
The installation of external wall insulation (EWI) to over 1,100 private and social housing properties. The work was procured by Nottingham City Homes (NCH) via the Efficiency East Midlands (EEM) solid wall insulation framework.
The NIA has launched a report today, calling for the Home Upgrades Grant Scheme promised in the 2019 Conservative Manifesto to be fast-tracked as part of the green recovery, providing a considered view on how the scheme might work.
In the March 2020 budget, the Government announced that it will provide £1 billion in 2020/21 to support the remediation of unsafe non-ACM cladding systems1 on residential buildings 18 metres and over in both the private and social housing sectors.