BISF Case Studies

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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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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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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Ayreshire Housing Steel House Upgrade

Ayrshire Housing has recently completed a £500,000  refurbishment of 21 steel houses in Ayr’s Forehill neighbourhood. They are part of a group of British Iron and Steel Federation (BISF) houses built in the immediate post-war years for the Scottish Special Housing Association (SSHA). The work by contractor CCG included new insulated cladding and roofs, and …

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Derby BISF Homes Scheduled For Ceiling Repairs in £58K Contract.

Ceiling Repairs in BISF Type Properties Derby Homes are seeking to appoint a Contractor to over board the existing ceilings of up to 48 occupied council houses in Chaddesden Derby. REFERENCE TB1217 Awarding body Derby Homes Limited Est. value £58,000 Est. Start Date: 18/02/2013 Est. End Date: 16/08/2013 Description Derby Homes are seeking to appoint …

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BISF Houses in Hemsworth & Kinsley Set For Early Christmas Gift!

Tenants of BISF Houses in Hemsworth & Kinsley Set For Early Christmas Gift! Not from Santa but from Wakefield & District Housing! Plans are underway to refurbish around 66 BISF Houses with new roofs and externally insulated walls which will provide warmer and more comfortable homes for residents. The renovations come just in time before the onset …

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BISF House Design Takes A Modern Turn In Litherland!

BISF House Design No, You’re not looking at the latest IKEA concept house or a new modern building design. This is the result of the now completed 2.7m BISF refurbishment project created by OneVision Housing in Merseyside and what a vision the results are. Not Since 1944 has the phrase “Groundbreakingly Modern” been applied to …

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Saint-Gobain Weber external wall insulation cuts BISF U-values by 70%

Saint-Gobain Weber external wall insulation system cuts BISF U-value by an Impressive 70% for Cambridge BISF homes The BISF house is a steel framed house, designed and produced by the British Iron & Steel Federation and erected around the country from 1946. In Cambridgeshire these homes, constructed in 1950, are still lack adequate insulation. This …

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Alumasc & Kingspan Improve BISF Houses For Moss Bank Residents

Alumasc And Kingspan Insulation Working Together To Improve BISF Houses At Moss Bank. Industry giants Alumasc and Kingspan Insulation have joined forces in a major social housing refurbishment project that is already changing the lives of tenants. Managed by Merseyside based housing association Helena Partnerships, the scheme, in the Moss Bank area of St Helens, …

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