As a PAS2030 accredited installer for external wall insulation we have been involved in delivering bespoke solutions on behalf of Registered Social Landlords (RSL) in the North East.

One project of particular note is detailed below. This example shows how we have worked with the RSL to develop a bespoke solution that meets the needs of the particular project. In this case residents remained in their homes while the work was completed.


Shipcote Terrace, Gateshead:

This project involved improving the thermal efficiency of a terrace of 34 Tyneside flats (pairs of single-storey flats within a two-storey terrace; their distinctive feature is their use of two separate front doors onto the street, each door leading to a single flat). The front elevation of the terrace is particularly attractive and so internal insulation was chosen for the front walls. The rear elevations were complicated by two storey rear additions, external metal staircases and a variety of externally mounted service connections and drainage pipework. Despite these factors, external wall insulation was considered as the best solution for the rear elevations.

A small number of flats had been sold on a leasehold basis to tenants and so, to avoid a patchwork solution degrading the schemes benefits, specific arrangements were put in place to accommodate each of the leaseholders.

The Wetherby Insulated Render System was used in this case with adjustments required to accommodate fixing points for the staircases and service connections. After undertaking a prototype installation, the remaining properties were completed without problems, residents were kept fully informed throughout and the resulting treatment has transformed the appearance of the properties as well as making a major improvement to thermal performance.