Alliance Homes appointed Low Carbon Exchange to carry out a second phase external wall insulation (EWI) project in an aim to help residents reduce their energy bills and improve the quality of the 1960’s built properties. The comprehensive project involved applying EWI to six three-storey blocks of flats (housing sixty-five flats in combined total) and eighteen individual homes located across three housing estates in Weston-super-Mare.
Rockwool REDArt external wall insulation system was used, upgrading the buildings which were previously entirely uninsulated, built of hard to treat cavity construction with hanging tiles externally. The new layers of insulation applied to the external wall covers all gaps and holes in the brickwork, meaning homes will take less time and energy to heat and also retains heat inside for longer. In turn, residents can expect to enjoy considerable savings on their energy bills.
In addition, the roofs on five of the largest blocks of flats were discovered to be in poor condition and were re-roofed as a result. Where possible, heat recovery fans were fitted in kitchens and bathrooms to reduce condensation risk. The properties have been coated each with a different pastel colour silicone render to uplift and brighten the aesthetics of the buildings for a more modern effect.
Alliance Homes are thrilled with the outcome, commenting: “we're really pleased with the way the job was managed and completed so professionally. We received first class customer care throughout from Low Carbon Exchange and everything they were tasked with was completed impressively, going beyond the call of duty on numerous occasions. Our residents were treated with respect and their needs were accounted for at all times.”
Value: Excess of £500,000
Product: EWI/ Roofing/ Heat Recovery Fans
Date: January 2014 - May 2014