Renovation insurance is a very specialist product designed for people taking on significant ground works and modifications to buildings – or even new building works. It can also include cover for unoccupied properties while being renovated.
Covering extensions and loft conversions, its’s also great for any property where tools, materials and supplies may be left outside in a building site or garden and be vulnerable to theft or damage from the elements. Whether you are protecting plant and machinery, open walls, hand tools, or even passing members of the public from injury and harm, renovation insurance is what you need.
The Property Insurer connects you with three of the best UK Renovation Insurance specialists so you can compare prices and get the best cover possible. The form takes less than 2-minutes to fill in, so get your quotes today!
Croft Structural Engineers – Providing Structural Surveys For BISF Homes In London.
As a design led practice, Croft Structural Engineers Ltd, works to improve the ‘built’ environment. Their vast experience and passion for combining quality of structure with visual perfection, enables them to deliver sensitive conversions of period & modern buildings.
Croft understand that your property is your biggest lifetime investment, which is why they work hard to providing a personal approach on all projects. With Croft you can be rest assured that you will be personally led through your survey/construction process every step of the way. They have the resources to deliver the work that you need within a framework that suits you – so you don’t need to worry about becoming lost within a big firm structure, or being held back by a lack of resources within a small practice.
Croft happily take on small domestic projects including those to BISF houses in our London area.
The BISF homes were constructed of walls made of steel frames with an external cladding. A common problem in these homes was the lack of corrosion protection. The steel paint coat is often found to be corroding and the steel work is starting to rust.
Croft can provide surveys of these buildings to inspect and report on their conditions.
Feel free to arrange a one to one consultation. Just call 0208 684 4744 and ask to speak to Chris or Phil.
We are an External Wall Insulation and refurbishment contractor based in Northampton, covering the whole of the Midlands and the South East. We are PAS 2030 certified (# STRI10995) and currently undertake project work for Housing Associations and Local Authorities, as well as private domestic customers.
We are able to access Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding for our customers, which covers some (but sadly not all) of the cost of installation currently.
We predominantly install the Bostik Climatherm EWI system and are their largest installer.
We are also approved installers of Sto, Baumit, Licata + Greutol and Johnstone’s EWI systems.
Please feel free to contact us about your BISF house, even if just for a little bit of advice. All properties are roughly-speaking the same, so we may be able to provide you with a funding estimate and quote over the ‘phone.
Contact Andrew Brown at EWI Services on (01386) 442 442.
Kier Group plc is a leading construction, services and property group specialising in building and civil engineering, support services, commercial property development and structured property financing and private and affordable housing.
Making BISF homes energy efficient
Providing energy saving measures to non standard properties
Stoke City Council had only recently decided to retain their non-standard BISF-type properties for improvement, rather than to demolish them. Kier was invited to devise a solution to provide energy saving measures and to increase the lifespan of the properties at little or no cost to the client.
Having assessed the client’s asset address list to verify whether they qualified for the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP), we found that 209 of the Council’s BISF properties met the prescribed criteria. We developed a scheme to provide external wall insulation to all the properties along with additional measures such as loft insulation and boiler replacements to maximise the possible funding. The scheme was priced and a fully priced cost model developed.
To obtain funding bids from the energy companies, the property details and work measures were scheduled and forwarded to four of the “Big 6” energy suppliers so that they could estimate the resulting carbon savings and provide us with their best funding offers. Upon receipt of the initial bids, further negotiation increased the funding to over £1.9m covering all but £60K of the project total.
Following the client’s approval to proceed, planning permission was sought and granted. Detailed surveys helped us identify additional energy efficiency measures, resulting in a further 7,000+ tonnes of carbon savings. The client has added a further £1.5m to the project to improve the overall fabric of the properties including roof work, window and external door and canopy renewals, external lights etc and there are possibly a further 50+ private properties that could increase the value of the contract to some £4m.
Retrofit UK Ltd is a leading installer of external wall insulation systems. Based near Cambridge and established in 1987, we pride ourselves on our workmanship, which includes projects large and small. From 25 storey blocks of flats to individual properties no job is too small to benefit from the expertise and ‘personal touch’ that Retrofit UK Ltd provides to its customers.
All projects are monitored and supervised by dedicated site managers who are allotted to each project for the duration of the job. You therefore benefit from the personal contact of a senior member of the Company’s staff throughout the works.
Retrofit UK Ltd is an approved contractor for many Local Authorities, Housing Associations, The PSA and many private Architects’ practices & Main Contractors our expertise and resources allows us to act as both main contractor and/or specialist sub-contractor for all external renovation work, including re-roofing, replacement windows, all associated plumbing works and many other services including Rain-screen cladding systems.
Experienced surveyors of BISF House steel framed properties serving the areas Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.
PCL are happy to provide a no obligation quote for the services of surveying BISF houses in the regions shown. We also have offices in Daventry, Leicester and Northampton.
Mr Steven Maycock (BSc., MRICS, FFPWS, Dip HI, RICS Reg. Valuer.) is a Fellow of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and provides 30 minutes of free advise on party wall and boundary matters.
The company has over 30 years experience as a Chartered Building Surveyor and are able to provide the following professional services
Building Surveys, RICS Homebuyer Reports,Schedules of Condition and Dilapidations
Defect Analysis and Expert Witness Reports.
Party wall Matters, Contract Management.
Building Design and Refurbishment
Measured surveys, preparation of plans, submission of proposals for building regulation/planning approvals, specifications and estimates for work to new and existing buildings, Contract Administration, monthly valuations of work in progress and agreement of final accounts.
Defect Analysis, Reports and Repairs
Investigation of building defects, movement, subsidence, dampness, timber rot and insect attack etc.
Preparation of reports and specification of repairs followed by contract administration of the works.
Building & Planned Maintenance
Investigation of premises, preparation of planned maintenance schedules and programmes. Preparation of specifications and contract administration.
Building law and Dispute Resolution
Party Wall Matters including appointment as Building Owners Surveyors, Adjoining Owners Surveyor or Third Party Surveyor (Party Wall etc. Act 1996)
Investigation and reports on building, workmanship, compliance with legislation, professional negligence. Expert witness reports.
Building Inspection and Certification
Inspection of drawings and work in progress and Certification of works carried out to new and existing buildings.
Supervisions and monitoring of works by Tenants in leased buildings to comply with Schedules of Dilapidations.
Building Cost and Insurance
Assessment of building costs and calculation of insurance rebuilding costs.
Monitoring building costs and agreement of accounts.
External Wall Insulation & Rendering Contractors.
Acrylic & Silicone thin coat Render Only Specialists.
Solid Wall Insulation ECO Funding Grants Available.
W A LEAR BUILDING & ROOFING SERVICES: your partner in professional design
Our skills turn your ideas into reality! W A LEAR BUILDING & ROOFING SERVICES has a long and distinguished track record, with many years’ experience of providing dependable and professional services for projects in the building and roofing development sector. Find out more about our excellent team of specialists.
The Benefits of working with us at a glance.
W A Lear Building Services is a modern foward thinking Building Services Company, created 30years ago to provide an honest, effective and cost efficient solution to all your property maintenance and building service requirements. As a customer you should not have to be satisfied with tradesmen who turn up when they want and provide a sub-standard service. At W A Lear Building Services we build our business on a satisfied client base repeat business. We look foward to building long term partnerships with all our domestic and commercial customers.
Contact us on 0121 779 5131. We’ll be happy to tell you more about our work.
A little bit of background on Les Stirland Plastering Contractors
LSPC Limited has been trading for over twenty years and the core area of our business has been the supply and installation of external wall insulation and exterior render systems including lime renders for listed buildings. As a consequence we have subsequently built up a good customer base borne out of our enviable reputation as specialists within our field.
LSPC is considered not as a “jack of all trades” but very definitely as a master of all the trades it provides. Our reputation within the industry is second to none having carried out quality installations on a large variety of projects both large and small.
Our specialist contractor status within the field of external wall insulation and render systems has been recognised for the last twenty years. We pride ourselves on this reputation and as such are able to offer a full design package from thermal performance calculations through to bespoke specifications and assistance with planning aspects too combined with full delivery on site.
LSPC can work on both new build and retrofit/ refurbishment projects on commercial and domestic properties, to see some of our previous work please visit the ‘our work’ page here.[gallery columns="2" ids="11624,11625,11626,11627"]
We are happy to work on a sub-contract basis but are fully capable of delivering a full main contract service for all works from basic alterations, roof works and window fitting through to new build extensions and full new build projects.
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Our network of companies work with our customers to deliver the highest quality, most cost effective and visually attractive solar panels installation, with the minimal impact to their surroundings and their environment.
The Solar Panels Network was established to save you time and money. We have researched and fully vetted the companies in our network to ensure they deliver the highest of standards.
The companies in our network have vast experience and hold a diverse range of certifications and accreditation. We cover the whole of the UK and will find the right professionals for you.
We are a professional network of insulation installation companies based in the south east of England. We pride ourselves on delivering the most cost effective and high quality loft, cavity and solid wall insulation installations.
Our network of insulation companies have been fully vetted to ensure they deliver the highest of standards. They have vast experience and hold a diverse range of certifications and accreditations. Your satisfaction is our priority.
We cover the whole of the south east of England and the areas we service are Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, London, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex.
Betta Buildings is a family orientated business with over 50 years experience in the garden buildings industry. Specialising in high quality Garden Sheds, Garages, Garden Rooms and Gazebos. Our sole purpose is to provide quality products at competitive prices whilst offering all required professional Services needed to help you complete your project. We also provide a full professional back up service including if required – advice and design, sites cleared, removal of your old building, base laying and a full fitting service.
The EPIC management team is drawn from the major manufacturers of rigid urethane products who supply over 90% of panels produced in the United Kingdom.
The objectives of EPIC are to promote the use and knowledge of the benefits of insulated panels and to ensure the ready availability of technical information both in the use of insulated panels and their performance over their complete life cycle.
EPIC provides up-to-date guidance through a range of Technical Guides covering regulatory requirements, energy conservation and fire performance and end of life. Guides are available in a pdf format that can be easily downloaded from the EPIC website.
EPIC guides are prepared using the extensive knowledge and experience of EPIC member companies and with the additional help and guidance from a range of specialist consultants according to the subject. Wherever possible the Guides include supporting evidence from research, case studies and independent testing.
Guidance for regulators
EPIC represents the insulated panel industry and is a major contributor on a number of government consultative working groups, particularly in the areas of energy conservation; fire regulation; waste and life cycle analysis and sustainability.
Firstly, your floor will be assessed and the type identified. For this to be performed properly we must have full access to the floor, any furniture that’s in the way should be removed prior to the arrival of our hard floor cleaners in Bromley. Next, the floor will be vacuumed and any dust or hair will be extracted. In order for the correct cleaning solution to be determined a small area of your floor will be used for testing purposes, this won’t leave any marks. If the surface is not made of wood a cleaning solution will be applied, if it is wood drive pads will be utilised instead. After this your entire floor will be rinsed and then dried. If it’s necessary a protection layer consisting of seal, polish or wax will be put down. The drying time ranges from 30 minutes to two hours.
Specialist Improvements for B.I.S.F. Steel Framed Houses
On steel framed houses it is important to use materials with good expansion / contraction properties. It is not recommended that sand / mortar mixtures such as Tyrolean or Pebble-dash are used as these can crack with time, allowing water into the main frame of the building and causing RUST.
Fuller & Sons have specialised in the cladding of Prefab homes, also known as B.I.S.F homes. These types of homes present special problems and although there is many companies saying they can clad your home but due to the types of construction there are a number of tests which need to be preformed before the house is deemed suitable to be clad. This is where Fuller & Sons comes in to its own, we have a free evaluation and quote service, which you can use to when applying for a mortgage on this type of home to fund the purchase of your home and the cladding.
Cladding can be used very effectively to renovate BISF Steel Framed Houses. It can also be used to achieve attractive and efficient design options for individual facade effects on
– Blackburn and Riley Houses
– and Park Homes, as illustrated below.
There are many advantages to fitting Cladding over Brickwork:
– Assembly of Cladding is quite simple
– A treated wooden base is constructed, to which the Cladding is fastened
– Grounds and Gardens stay in perfect shape
– Cladding has a long life
– Cladding is resistant to impact and corrosion
– Cladding is resistant to wind and weather
– Cladding acts as Insulation, keeping the Park Home warmer
– Cladding requires minimal maintenance
Renovation and repair typesIn addition to renovation and repair of B.I.S.F., Blackburn and Riley homes, we also carry out refurbishment of other prefabricated-style frame construction house such as: * Park homes * Howard * Tarran * Newland * Cornish * Hawksley
Brick bottom and cladding top
Fuller & Sons listened to Mr Martin Woods of Wheatley, Doncaster. He wanted the full-brick look, so a full-brick base was built around the Ground Floor of his house and then a lightweight cladding system in complementary colours, was placed on the Upper Storey and finished off with a lightweight slate-effect roofing system.
Free Mortgage base inspection
As part of most mortgages for this type of property, one stipulation is that the original support base plates are still solid and secure. As part of their service, Fuller & Sons will open up external walls for exploratory checks by the Surveyor who will then report on the condition of the structure. Fuller & Sons will then make good the holes left by the inspection.
Park Homes Residential Site
Over the past two years Fuller & Sons have completed over 30 Park Homes on a Residential Site at Brocklesby Ox in Brigg for Mr M Smith. This entailed concealing all of the Services to each unit, with a Brick-effect Cladding Skirt. As a result, the Site has become prestigious and created a quality environment.
Bailey-Consulting have vast experience undertaking a great number of wide and diverse housing projects up to a value of £5 million pounds. Across this sector we have undertaken works for both public and private sector clients that range from adaptations for persons with disabilities to large scale new build development projects.
Our experience in housing projects range from initial feasibility designs and reports to full contract administration and financial control. We are well equipped to provide services to cater for you needs and have a proven track record of delivery successful projects on time and within budget.
Examples of some of the projects that we have recently undertaken include:
- Project: BISF Housing – external refurbishment and kitchen and bathroom modernisation to 57no. properties
- Client: London Borough of Croydon
- Value: £2,300,000
WPS specialises in all aspects of maintenance and refurbishment for the social housing sector. In 2012 we became Approved Applicators of JUB External Wall Insulation and Render Systems, enabling us to thermally upgrade housing stock to current regulations.
Works have ranged from minor jobbing repairs to full Measured Term Contracts for kitchen and bathroom modernisation, and a partnering arrangements for complete external cyclical maintenance that consists of replacement windows, doors, fascias, rain water goods, rendering, ground works, fencing, redecoration and renewal/repair of roof coverings (Including DDA and Voids Works).
SERS are experts in the design, supply and installation of energy saving solutions.
One of the country’s leading specialists in external wall insulation for over 20 years, we also advise on and install internal wall insulation, conventional heating systems and a range of renewable technologies for homes and businesses across the UK.
Having installed over 2 million m2 of external wall insulation, we are one of the UK’s largest and most experienced contractors in this field.
We can help you to make an informed choice on the best way to improve the energy performance of your property. With utmost attention to customer care, our technical teams deliver a tailored, effective and durable solution to suit your particular needs.
Our active involvement in funding and grant schemes allows us to offer clients a whole package solution, from one off properties to large social housing schemes.
External Wall Insulation (EWI)
There are approximately 9 million dwellings of solid wall structure in the UK. External Wall Insulation provides a viable option to improve the thermal performance of these properties.
The most common building types of this nature receiving EWI are solid masonry, concrete or brick builds. In addition old style prefabrications and framework buildings with metal or timber panel infill. Traditionally these properties have been deemed hard to treat in terms of insulating. However EWI as a modern approach to facades sees insulation applied to the outside of the building structure.
Heat easily penetrates through solid wall properties. Insulated Render has revolutionised the way buildings old and new, residential or commercial can be built or refurbished. U –values can easily be achieved that meet current and proposed Part L building regulations, vastly improving the thermal characteristics of the living or working environment.
A External wall insulation system is built up through a series of components. The first layer and most important is the insulation itself. There are many types available on the market from Mineral Wool, Expandable Polystyrene, Phenolic, PIR and Cork. Each system has its strengths and more can be learnt on each type on our Insulation type page. Lawtech have installed over 1,000,000 m2 of EWI to date and we are approved by all major system providers, Rockwool, Weber, Wetherby, Sto, Dryvit, Alescco and Alumasc.
The insulation is then topped with bas coat renders, reinforcement mesh and a choice of decorative finishes. Advanced technology means smooth, rough, dash, brick effect and brick slip finishes are available. All of these systems can be built up on site and finished by hand to the texture and colour selected. Insulated Render systems are extremely versatile and can be applied to nearly all substrate types. Finishes can be extremely vibrant in appearance or can be light pastel shades or white. With a choice of over 2,000 colours and a range of specialist finishes, the choice is yours.
Alternatively insulation can be finished with an overloading rail system. Whether rain screen, aluminium, terracotta or timber, cladding options can provide a crisp and modern finish.
External Wall Insulation carries many benefits. It brings the tenants within dwellings in to a better comfort of living and affordable warmth with reduced energy bills. It also reduces the chances of condensation with the dew point moving to the outside of the building.
Lawtech Ltd has the capacity to design external wall insulation, render systems, lightweight steel frame and other cladding systems.
Our team works closely with our clients ensuring that the design meets the brief as well as complying with current building regulations, especially in respect of fire and thermal performance.
Our design team works closely with consultant engineers and system manufacturers to ensure that the structure is capable of taking the façade weight and wind load, and is designed so that the system manufacturer’s warranties will not be compromised.
Our design team consists of a technical team and CAD technicians to provide a fast and efficient service to our clients. We are one of only a few solid wall insulation contractors that carry its own professional indemnity insurance (£5 million).
Lawtech is one of the largest installers of external wall insulation systems across the UK with offices in Rochester and Glasgow. Lawtech is UKAS accredited to ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 and is an active member of the NIA.
Lawtech is able to act as a Principal Contractor on multi million pound “green” retrofit schemes installing and managing multiple energy saving measures, and in addition as a specialist façade contractor working with other contractor partners. We are able to offer advice and assistance in respect to grants and funds schemes available under CERT, CESP and from 2013 Green Deal.
Structherm are the UK’s number one experts in the external refurbishment of non-traditional housing and high rise buildings.
Our unique Structural Insulated Facades can extend the life of a property by 30 years, dramatically improve the thermal performance, reduce fuel bills and provide a modern and fresh appearance.
We work closely with Structural Engineers, Architects and Social Landlords to design systems suitable for all types of non-trads including BISFs. Our system has spanning capabilities meaning we can span from each loadbearing column to the next one. This means that the weight of the system is transferred down into the concrete foundations whereas standard External Wall Insulation systems add more weight to the existing cladding which is usually very weak.
Our system has excellent racking resistance, meaning that it stiffens up the property and prevents any movement which would otherwise cause the render finish on a standard external wall insulation to crack.
For expert advise and a quality system call us on 01484 850098 or visit http://www.structherm.co.uk where you will find product literature, technical info and case studies.