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Housing 24 preview: Why I’m going – Derek Horrocks

The annual Housing 24 conference is the only place the whole UK housing sector comes…
Company NewsEnergy Efficiency

Putting Decarbonisation front and centre at Housing 24

Fresh off the success of the National Retrofit Conference at Futurebuild in March, our exhibition…
Company NewsDecarbonisationSHDF

Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund: Wave 3 draft guidance published

Yesterday, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) has published draft guidance for…
Company NewsDecarbonisationEnergy Efficiency

A quintet of awards shortlisting for SBS

We’re proud to announce that in this year’s Unlock Net Zero Awards we’ve been shortlisted…
Company NewsDecarbonisation

Healthy Homes Framework appointment secured

The Communities and Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) has officially launched its first dedicated framework for…
EventNHDG

The National Retrofit Conference: A resounding retrofit success

At the beginning of March, we were a key sponsor of The National Retrofit Conference,…
Company News

Two for two at the Retrofit Academy Awards

For the second year running, we’ve taken home The Retrofit Academy’s Award for Best Retrofit…
Company NewsEnergy Efficiency

We’re appointed to EN:Procure’s £3.2bn Installers Framework

After a competitive tender process, we’re pleased to announce that we’re one of the 100…
Company News

SBS plays key partner role for first ever National Retrofit Conference at FutureBuild 2024

This year’s Futurebuild sees a brand-new addition, with the very first National Retrofit Conference taking…
Company News

National Apprenticeship Week 2024

It’s National Apprenticeship Week this week, so we’re shining a spotlight on the versatility of…
Company NewsEnergy Efficiency

Addressing the skills agenda – In conversation with Construction News

Breaking down and addressing the challenges posed by the decarbonisation agenda, our owner Derek Horrocks…
Company NewsEnergy Efficiency

Our innovative point-of-sale finance solution for home retrofits awarded close to £1.8M government grant

Our project to develop an innovative point-of-sale finance technology solution for residential retrofit decarbonisation has…
Company NewsDESNZSHDF

Phase one of £2m retrofit decarbonisation project in Shropshire completes

In partnership with Shropshire Towns & Rural Housing (STAR Housing), we’ve completed the first phase…
Company NewsEnergy Efficiency Funding

Very welcome funding for the retrofit sector announced

Commenting on the government's latest announcement of a further £6 billion to cut energy use…
SHDF

Site visit with project partners commences next phase of Wirral retrofit

Having completed the retrofit of 98 homes in collaboration with North West based Magenta Living…
Building undergoing retrofit decarbonisation measures.
SHDF

Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund wave 2.2 application window open

The competition application window for the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Wave 2.2 is now…
Company News

Derek Horrocks awarded place on Climate Champions’ Power List 2023

Recognising and celebrating his contributions to climate action across the UK housing and built environment…
Company NewsSHDF

Autumn Statement 2023: More focus on homes decarbonisation is needed

The long-awaited Autumn Statement has been revealed after days and weeks of speculation on its…
Company News

Reflecting on the Sustainable Investments Ltd Group Employee Engagement Day 2023

An early October day brought us together with our sister companies PermaRock Products and Sustainable…
Investors In People Awards 2023
Company News

Our people-first approach earns us two award shortlists

CONTINUING our rapid expansion with a people-first approach, we’re pleased to announce we’ve been shortlisted…
NHDGSHDF

We call on government to release SHDF Wave 3 in the Autumn Statement

The government’s recent steps back on green policies are a cause for concern in successfully…
Company NewsNHDGSHDF

Delivering decarbonisation with urgency and scale

This week, our chair Derek Horrocks has been representing the National Home Decarbonisation Group at…
West Midlands mayor Andy Street & Cllr Ian Courts
Company NewsSHDF

Mixed-tenure residential decarbonisation scheme progress commended by West Midlands mayor

Mayor of the West Midlands and chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), Andy…
Company News

Five for five: Framework portfolio bolstered with latest Procure Plus appointment

We are pleased to confirm our reappointment to the Procure Plus Installation and Repair framework,…
Company NewsDecarbonisationSHDF

Outstanding reviews from residents during complicated SHDF project

Outstanding feedback has been given by residents about our customer care following completion of a…
Company News

Employee engagement results prove our sense of unity and togetherness

A survey completed earlier in the year by our entire team has reaffirmed our confidence…
Selvin Brown, director for net zero buildings at DESNZ and Derek Horrocks, chair of NHDG at NHDG members launch event
Company NewsDESNZNHDG

The first National Home Decarbonisation Group meeting

Last week marked a milestone for the newly formed National Home Decarbonisation Group (NHDG) as…
Company NewsSHDFSHDF Wave 1

SBS and Together Housing complete £1m Illingworth project

In collaboration with Together Housing, our project in Illingworth, West Yorkshire, has been showcased in…
Company NewsNHDG

The scalability and resource of group efforts can unlock retrofit skills and training

Our owner and chair, Derek Horrocks, has recently been giving his thoughts to industry leading…
Company NewsSHDFSHDF Wave 1SHDF Wave 2

Ongoing decarbonisation works for Liverpool City Region with Magenta Living

We have been working in partnership with the Wirral-based housing association since last year, when…
Sustainable Building Services becomes a member of the National Home Decarbonisation Group
Company NewsNHDG

SBS joins National Home Decarbonisation Group founding members

We’re excited to announce that we are a founding member of the National Home Decarbonisation…
Company News

Invest in People Silver Accreditation

We’ve successfully secured a silver accreditation from Investors in People recognising our commitment to our…
Award-Winning Retrofit Decarbonisation Specialist Secures £50m Turnover Under New Board
Company News

Shaking things up: Facilitating further success through board growth and promotions

With an eye to furthering our successes as an organisation and continuing to make a…
BEISCompany NewsEnergy Efficiency

SBS reacts to UK government ‘Powering Up Britain’ strategy

The UK government has revealed more details about its home decarbonisation and energy efficiency strategy,…
Company NewsDecarbonisationPAS2035

On site progress with Rykneld Homes

Recently filmed drone footage showcases our soon-to-be-completed PAS 2035 ‘Airey’ non-traditional decarbonisation project for Rykneld…
Community SupportCompany News

International Women’s Day 2023 – Meet resident liaison officer Samantha Smith

To mark International Women’s Day this year, we’re shining a spotlight on our staff. The…
Community SupportCompany News

Working with The Rugby Football League to give back to communities

Our resident liaison officer Samantha Smith has been busy working with The Rugby Football League…
Understanding the human benefits of social housing decarbonisation
Company NewsDecarbonisation

Understanding the human benefits of social housing decarbonisation

Decarbonisation of housing stock is a key step in addressing climate change. However, the wider…
Community SupportCompany News

Sponsorship of the Cheshire Schools Football Association

SBS is proud to be sponsoring the Cheshire Schools FA Inter-school Under 16 Flood Cup…
Energy EfficiencyFuel PovertySHDF Wave 1

Incommunities: ‘Lightening the Load’

In recent weeks, we’ve been supporting a number of initiatives designed to help ordinary families…
Fuel Poverty

Plus Dane Housing’s Winter Campaign

In our recent article about Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, we noted the continuing challenges presented by…
Energy EfficiencyFuel Poverty

Fuel Poverty Awareness Today

Friday 2 December was National Energy Action’s Fuel Poverty Awareness Day. This annual event highlights the…
INCA Awards

Sponsoring the INCA Awards

We’re pleased to announce that SBS is a sponsor of the Insulated Render and Cladding…
NRLA Conference

Addressing the NRLA Conference

On 15 November, SBS chair Derek Horrocks will be one of the guest speakers at…
LAD2

Resident Feedback: Derbyshire

We recently noted that we’d received some very positive feedback from a resident in Stramshall,…
LAD2PAS2035

Inside Housing: Client Verdict on GHG-funded Scheme

The October 2022 edition of Inside Housing magazine features an article by Rykneld Homes. Titled “On Time…
BEISCommunity SupportPAS2035

Resident Feedback: Wychavon

It’s always nice to be appreciated, so we were pleased to see an article published by…
SHDF Wave 1

Community Support in Bradford

SBS is currently delivering an energy efficiency retrofit scheme in the Wyke district of Bradford…
BEISEnergy EfficiencyEnergy Efficiency FundingHUGSHDFSHDF Demonstrator

£1.5bn of Energy Efficiency Funding

At the end of September 2022, the UK government announced additional funding for Phase 2…
PAS2035SHDF Wave 2

SHDF Wave 2 Competition – Now Open

The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Wave 2.1 competition officially opened to bids on Thursday 30…
DecarbonisationEnergy EfficiencyEnergy Efficiency Funding

New Energy Efficiency Funding

On 23 September, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng outlined the key measures…
Company NewsDecarbonisation

Our New QS Apprentices

The SBS team is getting bigger each month as we deliver increasing numbers of decarbonisation…
HUGLAD2PAS2035SHDFSHDF DemonstratorSHDF Wave 2

SHDF Wave 2 Bid – Advisory Booklet

In mid-June, government announced the likely timeline for submissions for funding via Wave 2 of the Social…
Company News

SBS Supports Apprenticeship Event

On 5th July, SBS staff will attend a “Spark Apprenticeship Marketplace” event at the University of…
ECO3HUGLAD2SHDF

SBS’s New Regional Operations Manager

SBS is pleased to announce the appointment of James Phillips, who joined the company in…
BEISEnergy EfficiencyHUGPAS2035SHDF Wave 2

SHDF Wave 2 Timeline

On Monday 13 June, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) held an…
BEISLAD2National Insulation AssociationNIAPAS2035SHDF

NIA Parliamentary Day: a Great Success

The National Insulation Association’s Parliamentary Day, which was recently sponsored by SBS, has been hailed…
Company NewsEnergy Efficiency

SBS Now a FENSA Approved Installer

In June 2022, SBS was declared a FENSA-Approved Window and Door Installer. The installation of…
BEISInsulationPAS2035

BEIS Views Decarbonisation Project, Reading

In a previous article, we reported that representatives from BEIS and TrustMark had visited one of…
BEISCommunity SupportPAS2035SHDF

BEIS Inspects SHDF Energy Efficiency Project

On Thursday 28th April 2022, SBS staff welcomed representatives of BEIS, TrustMark and other agencies to…
EEMEnergy EfficiencyHUGInsulationLAD2SHDF

SBS Appointed Again on EEM Framework

In March 2022, Efficiency East Midlands (EEM) wrote to confirm that SBS’s submission for the…
National Insulation AssociationNIA

SBS Sponsors Prestigious NIA Parliamentary Day

SBS has announced that it will be a co-sponsor of the National Insulation Association’s AGM…
Company NewsEnergy EfficiencyInsulationNational Insulation Association

SBS Response to Spring Statement 2022

On 23 March 2022, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, released his Spring Statement,…
Community SupportCompany News

Work Experience & Employment in Rhyl

As part of its ongoing energy efficiency works in Rhyl, SBS has engaged with North…
Community SupportCompany News

SBS Sponsors Impact on the Community Awards

SBS is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2022 ‘Impact on the Community Awards’,…
DecarbonisationLAD2PAS2035SHDFSHDF Demonstrator

Good Progress on SHDF Decarbonisation Demonstrator

SBS teams are reporting good progress on the Wychavon District Council Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund…
LAD2

Residents Applaud Efficiency Works in Derbyshire

SBS has a long-standing working relationship with Rykneld Homes and, currently, we’re delivering energy efficiency…
LAD2PAS2035Solid Wall Insulation

Delivering at Scale to New PAS Standards

As previously reported, we are continuing a long-standing relationship with the social housing provider Rykneld…
Community SupportSHDF DemonstratorSHDF Wave 1SHDF Wave 2

Masterclass Examines SBS Retrofit Scheme

On 9th February 2022, the Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator scheme held an online masterclass to demonstrate the benefits…
Energy Efficiency

Climate Expert Calls for Faster Insulation

On 10th February, the BBC carried an article focusing on comments made by Chris Stark, head…
Energy EfficiencyLAD2PAS2035SHDF Wave 1Solid Wall Insulation

SHDF Wave 1 Announcements

On 7th February, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced the names of the 69…
DecarbonisationEnergy EfficiencyFusion 21PAS2035Solid Wall Insulation

Fusion 21 Decarbonisation Framework

In January 2022, SBS received written confirmation that its bid for Lot 1 of the…
Company NewsEnergy EfficiencyLAD2PAS2035

MP Inspects Green Homes Grant LAD Schemes

In late December 2021, Lee Rowley MP, representative of North East Derbyshire, visited a series…
Company NewsEnergy EfficiencyPAS2035

Multi-measure Retrofit for Reading B.C.

In December 2021, SBS began the 2nd phase of an energy efficiency retrofit project (Norcot Estate)…
Community SupportCompany NewsEnergy EfficiencyEnergy Efficiency Funding

Project Complete – Citizen Housing – Energy Efficiency Scheme

SBS has successfully completed an 18-month energy efficiency scheme for Citizen Housing in Coventry. Worth…
Company News

SBS Supports Jobs Fair, Denbighshire

On 22nd November, SBS staff visited Rhyl town hall in North Wales in support of a…
Company NewsEnergy EfficiencyEnergy Efficiency Funding

SBS Wins Place on New EN:Procure Framework

In November 2021, SBS received notification that it had won a place on a new…
Community SupportCompany News

Award for Winwood Heights Project

Back in 2019, SBS began a project that entailed installing external wall insulation to two…
Energy EfficiencyHeat and Buildings Strategy

The New Heat and Buildings Strategy

In this article, we consider the implications of the government’s new strategy document and ask…
DecarbonisationEnergy EfficiencyEnergy Efficiency FundingHeat and Buildings StrategyHUGSHDF

The Heat and Buildings Strategy

On 19th October 2021, the UK government announced the launch of its Heat and Buildings Strategy,…
Company NewsEnergy Efficiency

SBS Wins Places on LHC Framework

In February 2020, the public sector procurement body LHC announced the results of its Whole…
Company News

Good Progress on Environmental Works, Wrexham

We recently reported that we had won three new schemes in Wrexham, including a new external…
Company News

Expansion Brings More Jobs

In recent weeks, SBS has won a swathe of new projects and places on some…
Company NewsEEMEnergy Efficiency

EEM Property Improvement Works Framework

In the same week that we learned of our success on the Fusion 21 Energy Efficiency…
EEMFusion 21

Fusion 21 Energy Efficiency Framework 2020

In February 2020, SBS received confirmation that it had won a place on the latest…
DecarbonisationEnergy EfficiencyEnergy Efficiency Funding

Energy Efficiency “Must be a Higher Priority”

On 2nd March 2020, the BBC released figures that showed an alarming shortfall in the UK’s…
Company News

SBS Completes Latest Roofing Phase in Tegid

In December, we reported that we had begun three new schemes for Wrexham County Borough…
DecarbonisationEnergy Efficiency

Nottingham’s Progress Towards Carbon Neutrality

Nottingham City Homes has recently published a short video, highlighting some of the important steps…
Company News

5 Years of Consumer Protection

SBS has long recognised the importance of consumer confidence; of ensuring that homeowners know and…
Fusion 21

SBS Secures £1m Cheshire Fire Authority Contract

At the end of December 2019, Cheshire Fire Authority wrote to SBS to confirm that…
BEISECO3PAS2035

SBS Gains TrustMark Registered Status

In January 2020, the British Board of Agrément’s audit and inspection team certified that SBS…
Energy EfficiencyInsulation

SBS Appointed to CHIC Framework

In December 2019, CHIC (Central Housing Investment Consortium) announced that it had appointed SBS as…
Energy Efficiency

SBS Wins Sheltered Accommodation Scheme

On 23rd December 2019, Plus Dane Housing announced its decision to appoint SBS to deliver Lot…
Energy Efficiency

SBS Wins EWI & Render Contract, Coventry

In December 2019, Citizen Housing (formerly West Midlands Housing) confirmed that Sustainable Building Services (SBS) had…
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SBS Cited Positively in Industry Report

A solid wall insulation scheme delivered by Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd has been cited…