WETHERBY GETS TOP MARKS AT MIDLANDS SCHOOL

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 30, 2016

A major £6.9m development to construct a new state-of-the-art special educational needs school in Birmingham has utilised external wall insulation from Wetherby Building Systems to help the school operate as a highly energy efficient building.

The Pines School project involved transforming two old derelict buildings, Josiah Mason College and the Canavan building, into a new facility to accommodate 200 reception to year six children with special educational needs (SEN).

The two traditional solid brick buildings were thermally inefficient and Complete Rendering Solutions was tasked with installing an effective external wall insulation (EWI) system to bring the buildings in line
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Tissington Court undergone vital EWI refurb from Wetherby

By: Laura Hennahane   •   November 24, 2016

Tissington Court in Ashbourne, Derbyshire has recently undergone vital refurbishment work to the external walls of the apartment block with the help of Wetherby’s EpsiCoat EWI system.

The external walls of the property were originally installed with a sand and cement render when built which has since failed causing cracks and moisture to form throughout the walls.

Sand and cement render is a traditional but inflexible material and when significant changes in temperature happens, the render is unable to expand and contract with the movement of the building and or the external temperatures causing cracks to happen. Once cracks
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Wetherby Winter Working Practices

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 21, 2016

Wetherby Winter Working Practices Wet and cold weather conditions during the winter months create many potential problems for rendering. Products and systems must be applied to specification, in the correct conditions and protected adequately. It is important contractors understand the best working practices during these months to reduce the risk of wash offs and product failures:

WBS products must be carefully stored and protected from frost. All bags and tubs must be stored off the ground and kept completely dry; using an insulation board to store products on will help to reduce the chances of the product freezing in
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UK Ratifies Paris Climate Change Deal

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 17, 2016

Today there has been some positive news for the UK and Energy Efficiency industry as the United Kingdom has signed the world’s first comprehensive climate change treaty to limit global temperature rises.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson this afternoon signed the official ratification documents, which will now be filed with the UN’s climate change secretariat. Making the UK the 111th country to officially sign up to the historic climate change treaty.

Speaking from the COP22 Climate Summit in Marrakesh, Climate Change and Industry Minister Nick Hurd  said ratification of the agreement would give a further boost to a UK low
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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY REVEALS VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN GOVERNMENT

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 16, 2016

Ahead of the Autumn statement next week, our latest research has revealed that the UK construction industry does not have confidence in the current Government to deliver an effective energy efficiency programme.

In a recent survey we conducted with contractors, consultants, architects and installers, only 5% of respondents said they have confidence in the current government to deliver a genuine energy efficiency programme that improves energy efficiency and tackles fuel poverty.

It seems uncertainty is rife among the construction industry with more than three quarters of those surveyed (77%) citing they are currently confused about government energy efficiency
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Redevelopment of Wallis House

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 15, 2016

Damp penetration and high heating costs has resulted in the recent redevelopment of Wallis House in East Grinstead. This solid wall high rise has undergone a transformation to include the installation of Wetherby’s external wall insulation.

Southern Housing Group sought to deliver this project with the collaboration of Lakehouse and Envirofacades ltd focusing on significantly boosting the thermal efficiency of the properties as well as treating the damp penetration.

Wetherby’s Epsiwall system using a combination of Phenolic and Wetherby EpsiTherm (enhanced EPS) insulation was specified as the best measure for this type of construction. This dual
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First Homes of Bilborough Project Successfully Completed

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 10, 2016

Wetherby are pleased to showcase the first finished BISF’s in Bilborough Nottingham.

Keepmoat have stripped the properties of all existing metal and render cladding and replaced with plywood and Wetherby’s silicone system.

For the detailing around the windows, a thinner insulant was used to create a unique picture frame finish along with eliminating the cold bridging inherent in the steel window pods.

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Wetherby Shortlisted for Supplier of the Year

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 10, 2016

Wetherby Building Systems are proud to announce that they have been shortlisted for ‘Supplier of the Year’ in the 2016 Builder and Engineer Awards.

On 30th November the Builder and Engineer Awards will be celebrating its 13th anniversary highlighting the excellent work being accomplished throughout the industry. This is one of the largest and most established awards programmes in the sector, providing the ideal platform to recognise the best products, projects, companies and individuals.

All winners will be announced during the awards evening taking place on Wednesday 30th November at the new main stand, Anfield.


Wetherby Sign Off Revamp of Old EWI in St Martins

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 4, 2016

Today Wetherby are signing off a single property in St Martins, Oswestry that has been stripped of its original EWI dating back over 10 years for Shropshire Town and Rural Housing Association and re-installed with our EpsiCoat silicone render system by Specialist UK.

The original EWI system consisted of EPS which had gone brittle due to poor installation. The eaves and verges were never sealed properly culminating in the exterior render cracking and failing due to water ingress… Great job all round.


Wetherby Support Energy Saving Week

By: Rachael Doyle   •   November 3, 2016

The Energy Saving Trust this week announced Energy Saving Week. It is a national campaign to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.

The week focuses on raising public awareness of how to make homes energy efficient. This is the sixth Big Energy Saving Week and is a partnership between Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with the support of numerous organisations, charities and companies.

External Wall Insulation plays a big part in energy saving homes, so Wetherby are pleased to be
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