£104 Million to Improve Energy Efficiency Across Wales

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 15, 2017

Welsh Government Carephilly

The Welsh Government has announced it is investing £104 million over the next four years to increase the energy efficiency of up to 25,000 homes across Wales.

The Warm Homes Programme provides funding for home energy efficiency improvements to low income households and those living in deprived communities across Wales.

As well as Welsh Government funding, around £24 million of European funding will go towards the programme.

Wetherby Building Systems help diminish poorly heated homes across the UK, Scotland and Wales and the Government contribution will really help boost the amount of properties receiving energy efficient measures such as External
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Wetherby Crowned ‘Most Innovative Supplier of the Year’

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 9, 2017

Wetherby Building Systems is celebrating after scooping the ‘Most Innovative Supplier of the Year’ award at this year’s Housing Innovation awards.

Beating tough competition from industry favourites such as Wolseley, Sovini and Hilti, Wetherby demonstrated its commitment to delivering social housing projects, big and small, across the UK to come out on top. The judges were also impressed with the company’s approach to working with its customers, managing supply needs, helping customers to reduce their carbon footprint, as well as the range of innovative products and services the supplier provides.

The annual awards, which were announced at a glittering ceremony
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GOVERNMENT CHANGES WELCOMED BY WETHERBY

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 30, 2017

Leading Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) provider, Wetherby Building Systems, has welcomed the changes announced in the government’s response to the ‘ECO: Help to Heat Consultation’ published today. Barrie Stanley, Wetherby’s energy efficiency manager, commented:

“It is fantastic to see that the government has listened to the calls of the industry to make the new ECO funding period a more robust scheme that genuinely helps those that need it most. Ensuring the focus is on insulation for the next 18 months is key to delivering the most effective energy efficiency savings.

“The 25% increase in the minimum number of SWI installs,
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Government Increases Target for Solid Wall Insulation

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 30, 2017

The Government has increased the target for Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) measures from 17,000 a year to 21,000 a year following last years ECO transition consultation.

Key policy decisions include;

An 18 month extension to the ECO scheme (April 2017 – September 2018). Introduction of a more simplified and targeted scheme. The Affordable Warmth Group will be increased to around 4.7m rather than 4m (in consultation) households. This will include more households who are in fuel poverty, and those on lower incomes, who may be struggling to meet heating and other bills; eligibility for certain measures under Affordable Warmth will
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New Quality Standards for Insulation Companies

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 25, 2017

New Quality Standards for Insulation Companies – NIA can help you to comply

From 1st April strict new national  quality standards will be introduced for cavity wall, external wall, loft insulation and room in roof insulation, as part of PAS2030, which installers will be required to work to.

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is involved in setting these new standards and they are helping their members to ensure they can comply with them by 1st April.

If your company would like their help or to talk about membership, please contact them on; Bev Hodson Bev.hodson@nia-uk.org 01525 383313


Colomberie rejuvenation project creating new homes and jobs for the town

By: Laura Hennahane   •   January 24, 2017

The latest renovation project in Colomberie, St Helier has breathed new life and jobs into the town with the redevelopment of a tired office building situated on the corner of La Colomberie and Grenville Street.

The transformation has included a full refurbishment of the external envelope using Wetherby’s EpsiTherm EWI system which has helped rejuvenate the area and modernise the town centre.

GR Langlois Ltd purchased the property in 2014 with a view to create a commercial unit on the ground floor for a Co-op local food store followed by 1 & 2 bed high spec apartments on floors 1,
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WETHERBY SURVEY SHOWS PLASTERERS TOP SKILLS GAP LIST

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 20, 2017

The widely acknowledged skills gap is showing no sign of abating, but it seems plastering is the trade in most demand, according to new research from Wetherby Building Systems.

Wetherby Building Systems has questioned more than 500 construction contractors, consultants, architects and installers to find out what the current issues are within the construction sector.

Construction companies are expecting a tough year ahead, competing for new projects without enough skilled workers, as a third of the contractors, consultants, architects and installers questioned revealed the main challenge affecting current construction projects is a lack of skilled tradespeople

Affecting all corners of
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Investors Planning to Refurb Green Deal Announced

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 16, 2017

Greenstone Finance and Aurium Capital Markets have acquired the business and assets of the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC), as well as its existing loan book.

Ministers have signed off the deal, selling the Green Deal Finance Company’s (GDFC) assets and remaining loan book in a takeover worth about £40m – a move that will lead to the new owners relaunching the business.

Greenstone Finance, which invests in organisations focused on financing in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and Aurium, a structured finance boutique with a focus on renewable energy, have acquired GDFC Services and its subsidiaries with immediate effect;
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Long-awaited Home Energy Efficiency Review

By: Rachael Doyle   •   December 20, 2016

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The long-awaited ‘Bonfield Review’ was released over the weekend which sets out 27 recommendations to boost uptake of home energy efficiency and renewable energy measures.

Domestic energy efficiency measures could soon be sporting a government-backed quality mark if the recommendations of a long-awaited sector review are adopted.

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Making a Difference…The Best Bits of 2016

By: Rachael Doyle   •   December 19, 2016

The Best Bits of 2016

It’s that time of year when we look back and realise what a busy year it has been….

Making a difference 

We are proud that once again this year we have helped thousands of families enjoy warmer, more comfortable homes, reduced heating bills and transformed the appearance of ageing properties.

For 2016 we supplied 1,057,634 m2 of insulation for 21,111 properties being fitted with SWI, generating a total carbon saving of 527,775 tonnes of CO2 and an annual saving of  approx £5,277,750 on fuel bills for residents across the country.

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