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Survey of Non Traditional Housing Stock CHESTERFIELD – 2014

All local authorities are required to gather information in relation to the condition of their housing stock for business planning purposes. One of the key drivers of the HRA Business Plan is an independent stock condition survey, which should be reviewed every 3 years in order to provide a robust, up to date, externally verified …

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British Iron and Steel Federation (BISF) EWI Project Forehill

Scottish Goverment Energy Agency case study. IntroductionThis project formed part of the Scottish Government funded Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland:  Area  Based  Schemes  (HEEPS:ABS)  for  South  Ayrshire  Council  and  was  delivered  by  their managing agent the Energy Agency.The insulation contractor, SERS Ltd, was instructed to install External Wall Insulation (EWI) on 18 privately owned …

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Case Study – Sustainable Housing Group – Ellesmere Port

Case Study: Solid Wall Insulation to BISF Houses, Ellesmere Port Introduction:This scheme for Plus Dane Housing Group entailed the upgrading of 50 BISF properties over a seven month period. The work would require removing existing cladding and render, structural steel repairs (where required), fixing a new render support system and installing a Wetherby external wall …

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100 B.I.S.F. Houses, Golf Course Estate, West Molesley 1949

This British Iron & Steel Federation archive document shows the actual building cost of each individual B.I.S.F. House, located in the West Molesley area of Surrey. Cost of Houses, West Molesley. This British Iron & Steel Federation archive document shows the actual building cost of each individual B.I.S.F. House, located in the West Molesley area …

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External Wall Insulation Solution For Welsh B.I.S.F Housing

An External Wall Insulation Solution For Welsh B.I.S.F & Prefabricated Housing This article was first published in 2016 Wrexham County Borough Council are one of a number of local authorities in Wales to choose External Wall Insulation (EWI) as a solution for tackling fuel poverty in B.I.S.F Housing and some of its coldest homes. A …

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HEEPS Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland

HEEPS is the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland.This is the Scottish Government’s initiative to tackle fuel poverty and increase energy efficiency in homes. HEEPS is a cluster of programmes currently including: Area Based Schemes (ABS) Warmer Homes Scotland Home Energy Scotland Loan Scheme Equity Loan Pilot Scheme Calls about HEEPS are managed by the Home …

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Extensive improvement work is due to be carried out to properties on the Plas Madoc Estate.

Extensive improvement work is due to be carried out to properties on the Plas Madoc Estate. This is part of Wrexham Council’s project to ensure all homes in the County Borough achieve the Welsh Government’s Welsh Housing Quality Standard by 2020. The improvements will include installing External Wall insulation and carrying out roofing improvement work …

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Dramatic New Makeover for Non Traditional houses in Coedpoeth

Dramatic New Makeover for 100 council houses in Coedpoeth Nearly 100 council houses in one local village have undergone a dramatic makeover as part on an ongoing housing improvements project.The houses and flats in the Coedpoeth area have recently benefited from having External Wall Insulation installed on their outside walls.The work is designed to improve …

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Metrotile Roofing Systems Case Study – Cannock Chase

As evidenced by previous case studies, Metrotile Lightweight Roofing systems are an excellent choice when refitting or refurbishing  non-traditional properties that require lightweight roofing systems.  In Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, Cannock Chase Council and Keepmoat Housing oversee housing stock that includes non standard built properties including, Cornish Units and Reema dwellings; Cornish Units were constructed post …

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A.J Balfour BISF House Frame Inspection & Repair

The below images have been kindly supplied to us by A. J Balfour Associates The images shows a number of BISF Houses undergoing inspection and the external repair and refurbishment of these steel framed houses. The images were taken by members of the A.J. Balfour team who are specialists in consulting civil & structural engineering. …

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Wrexham Councils record £54m investment in housing improvement.

Wrexham Council’s Executive Board has approved £54m investment, aimed at upgrading its housing stock… Wrexham Council’s ambitious project to modernize its entire housing stock has a received a massive boost after a record £54m investment was approved by the Council’s Executive Board. The local authority said that the spending programme agreed for 2016/17 will ensure …

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External Wall Insulation Boost for Welsh housing

An External Wall Insulation solution for Welsh housing Wrexham County Borough Council outline their push in getting homes ready for the Welsh Housing Quality Standard by installing External Wall Insulation as a solution for tackling fuel poverty in some of its coldest homes… Private and council owned homes in the area have been able to …

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The Salford £600,000 BISF renovation project

8 March, 2016A major improvement project to modernise more than 60 steel-built homes in Salford is gathering pace. Salix Homes is working alongside Oldham-based building specialists Emanuel Whittaker to transform 67 homes on the Weaste Steel estate. The estate, built in 1948, is made up of pre-fabricated-style homes, known as British steel framed houses, which …

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Falkirks BISF Residents Benefit From Structherm Insulation

B.I.S.F PROPERTIES IN FALKIRK RECEIVE STRUCTURAL EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION FOR WARMER HOMES Falkirk Council has focused its sights on alleviating the causes and affects of fuel poverty by addressing inequalities. Their social housing investment fund of £89m includes a proportion of funding that has been set aside for energy efficiency upgrades toward it’s non-traditional housing …

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Swalec in £6m ECO Funding to improve Welsh Homes

Welsh Homes to receive £6m ECO boost from SWALEC SWALEC (part of SSE) is set to help more Welsh homes reduce their energy use with over £6m of funding available for external wall insulation through the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme in 2014/15. SWALEC has already funded or installed over 79,000 energy efficiency measures …

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SPS Envirowall EWI Installation Time lapse Video

SPS Envirowall have produced this amazing time lapse video showing the installation of an External Wall Insulation system onto the existing surface of a typical BISF House in Malpas area of Newport, Wales. There are many different types of External Wall Insulation that can be applied to BISF and solid wall constructed properties. Each system …

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Contractor Casualties in Bitter ECO Energy War

This latest article by TIM WEBB – ENERGY EDITOR – THE TIMES NEWSPAPER, outlines business casualties following Government cuts to ECO funding (Energy Companies Obligation). The cuts are ultimately designed to reduce the much resented Government imposed funding that the Big Six energy providers are forced to pay in order to deliver energy saving measures …

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BISF Property in Wakefield benefit from £2.1m Refurbishment

The Wakefield District Housing £2.1m external structural repair project to 143 BISF  (British Iron and Steel Federation) houses in three areas of Wakefield, Flanshaw, Hemsworth and Chequerfield was finally completed in October 2013. The refurbishment programme saw the houses completely transformed by the Henry Boot Construction team who removed the corrugated steel roof panels, replacing …

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