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Scotland’s Integrated Approach to Energy Efficiency

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 22, 2016


A £14 million fund will allow Councils across Scotland to make homes, public buildings and businesses more energy efficient, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil announced today.

Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) will help improve warmth in buildings and homes, drive down energy bills and work towards reaching climate change targets. The fund will help local authorities to pilot new and innovative approaches to energy efficiency with community groups and businesses, which can then be taken forward when SEEP is rolled out fully from 2018.

Mr Neil said: “Over 900,000 energy efficiency measures have been carried out across homes in Scotland
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New College Accommodation

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 20, 2016


WETHERBY KEEPS THE HEAT IN AT NEW COLLEGE ACCOMMODATION

As part of a major regeneration scheme to upgrade its facilities, a national college has used external wall insulation (EWI) from Wetherby Building Systems for its new accommodation development.

The college has undertaken a £12m transformation programme to enhances its facilities, which included the construction of a new accommodation block and the installation of state-of-the art teaching equipment. The new 100-bed accommodation block, comprising a mix of en-suite and studio rooms, was carefully designed to deliver an energy efficient, sustainable building.

A modular construction design was considered a quicker and
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Last minute training for Wetherby Wanderers!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 18, 2016


This weekend, the Wetherby Wanderers team hit the snow covered hills of the Peak District, in a last ditched attempt to get some valuable training in, before their exciting expedition next month.

In just over two weeks time, Paul Kirby, Vicki YatesJohn Armstrong will be flying out to Tanzania, in an attempt to scale the dizzying heights of Mount Kilimanjaro.  At a staggering 5896 meters, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa; and in fact the highest freestanding mountain in the world!

In addition to the gruelling walk itself, the team will have the fluctuations in weather to contend with (from
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Wetherby Appointed to National Framework

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 12, 2016


Wetherby Building Systems, the leading provider of solid wall insulation, is celebrating a strong start to the year after its appointment to procurement specialist Fusion21’s ‘Supply of Retrofit and Associated Products’ framework.

The national framework, worth up to £100 million over a four year period, will supply energy efficient materials to local authorities and social housing providers, as well as commercial organisations.

Wetherby is one of 20 material suppliers appointed to the framework and has secured a place on; ‘Lot 2: External Wall Insulation’ and ‘Lot 4: Internal Wall Insulation Measures & Air Tightness’. Other lots awarded within the
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PM Proposes Regen Plans for 100 Housing Estates

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 11, 2016


Speaking to the BBC over the weekend, Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans that that Government is set to spend £140m, with added money from the private sector, on regenerating 100 housing estates in England (view BBC video clip here).

Whilst Wetherby wholeheartedly welcome any proposal for investment which helps to alleviate fuel poverty, it’s feared his plans to focus entirely on demolition and rebuild are extremely short-sighted and will require significant additional consultation.

A number of people have already comment on the proposals, including Neil Marshall, CEO of the National Insulation Association (NIA) who said: “Whilst we support the Prime Minister’s proposals to improve housing estates in
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