Join us at CIH Wales TAI Expo 26-28th April

By: Laura Hennahane   •   April 25, 2016

CIH Cymru TAI 2016 – Wales’ Premier Annual Housing Conference and Exhibition

TAI is CIH Cymru’s annual flagship event and widely regarded as the arena where the Welsh housing world unites to network; the event will look at the major issues and challenges facing the sector not just for 2016 but looking across the whole of the next term of government to 2021.

TAI incorporates the largest exhibition of its kind in Wales featuring more than 60 organisations showcasing the sector’s latest products and services. The event will take place over three days
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Ruddington, New Build Development

By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 21, 2016

Wetherby’s Epsiwall System has seen remarkable results in a new Eco Home development situated just 5 miles south of Nottingham city centre.

The luxurious development call the’ The Approach’  consists of 14 new contemporary properties that will offer the consumer a well insulated home that will cost next to nothing.

The high performance thermally efficient exterior comprises of 120mm EpsiTherm insulation boards, beneficial to the designer, this cost effective insulant is sufficiently resilient and flexible and as a result provides unlimited options when designing new build construction.

Creating a clean, modern look to the lavish homes, designers opted for
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Sylvanus House, Wellingborough

By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 20, 2016

Sylvanus House

The borough of Wellingborough is a typical East Midlands mixture of urban and rural.  With a population of 75,500 spread over 16 wards, 60% of the population live in the town of Wellingborough. The remainder are spread between small market towns, villages and remote farming communities.

Although Wellingborough is surrounded by beautiful countryside within Northamptonshire; the contrast between is evident as the district wards are amongst the wealthiest and most deprived areas in the whole of the country.

According to The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD), Queensway is allocated in the 10% most deprived areas in the UK.

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Cameron Close Passivehaus Project, Isle of Wight

By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 19, 2016

Passivhaus

A fully certified Passivhaus scheme, using a Wetherby solid wall insulation system has seen the successful completion of 28 homes on this New Build development on the Isle of Wight.

Commissioned by Southern Housing Group, the project comprises 100% affordable units, including 16 houses and 12 apartments on a 1.5 acre site.  The development for Southern Housing Group aimed to provide homes that are low on energy consumption, yet comfortable and healthy for residents to live in.

Isle of Wight Council are focussed on becoming the most sustainable local authority in the UK by 2020 and through their
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Project Profile: Bradley House

By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 15, 2016


Wetherby Respond to NAO Report on Green Deal

By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 15, 2016

The recent report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has branded the scheme poor value for money and accused it of failing to deliver emissions savings.

The NAO said the Green Deal cost taxpayers £240m, primarily through the series of grants that were introduced in an attempt to stimulate demand after the initial launch of the financing scheme failed to attract the thousands of households that had been expected.

It concluded the scheme had “not achieved value for money” and “has not generated additional energy savings”.

However, this determines that there are still thousands of homes seeking energy efficiency measures
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Wetherby Epsitec Timber Frame BBA Has Arrived!

By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 14, 2016

Wetherby Building Systems are proud to announce that we have gained BBA (British Board of Agrément) certification for External Wall Insulation onto Timber Framed buildings.

 Wetherby’s Epsitec system for sheathed Timber Framed buildings is suitable for new and existing domestic or non-domestic buildings up to four storeys in height.

The certificate provides a range of insulation options to be used including; Wetherby’s Epsitherm (enhanced EPS), expanded polystyrene (EPS) and phenolic insulation. Epsitec rails are mechanically fixed to the sheathed substrate to create a cavity to protect the timber frame whilst ensuring the thermal benefits of the system
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Project Profile: Tru Steel Houses, Swansea

By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 12, 2016


Call for action to rid Scotland of its 1.5 million cold homes

By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 11, 2016

Political parties have been urged to commit to ridding Scotland of the “scourge” of cold homes by 2025 after new data revealed that there are up to 1.5 million cold homes in the country.

The Existing Homes Alliance, whose members include WWF ScotlandChangeworks and theNational Insulation Association, made the call following the publication of the newly compiled data which showed that an estimated 1,482,000 households in Scotland currently live in a home that is “unhealthily cold”, i.e. one that is rated below a C EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) standard.

The National Institute of Health and Care
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Park Home Refurbishment

By: Rachael Doyle   •   April 8, 2016

A typical Park Home occupies a thin, single skin wall which makes them difficult to heat. The current provisions for insulation and thermal performance standards for the build of Park Homes suggest they should be built and insulated to a standard that is comfortable for use all year round. However, these standards are significantly below that set by current building regulations, meaning many Park Home owners are living in fuel poverty.

Park Home owner Mrs Dwyer was eager to upgrade the energy efficiency and aesthetics using a Wetherby External Wall Insulation system to enhance the property and help
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