Multi-measure Retrofit for Reading B.C.

In December 2021, SBS began the 2nd phase of an energy efficiency retrofit project (Norcot Estate) in Reading, following on from the successful delivery of Phase 1. The work is scheduled to run into the summer of 2022 and will entail improvements to 31 properties – a mix of semi-detached, mid- and end-terrace properties, with a value of approx. £1.6m - £1.8m.

The scheme has been commissioned and funded by Reading Borough Council, and is being delivered in accordance with the requirements of PAS2030:2019 / PAS 2035:2019.

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Repairs and Energy Efficiency Scheme, Denbighshire

In November 2021, Denbighshire County Council wrote to SBS to confirm the award of Lot 1 of its Council Housing Major External Repairs scheme for 2021/22.  The works will comprise repairs and energy efficiency improvements to a total of 50 occupied council dwellings in Rhyl, North Wales.

Works will typically entail the installation of replacement roof coverings, rainwater goods, facias and soffits, together with external re-rendering, re-decoration and the re-pointing of brickwork.

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Project Complete - Citizen Housing - Energy Efficiency Scheme

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

Worth almost £1.2 million, the scheme entailed installing external wall insulation and render to 118 solid-walled properties. Adaptations included the replacement or extension of soffits, facias and guttering, together with the installation of Switchee smart thermostats.

Eight of the properties were flats, which also benefited from roof replacements. SBS also installed new roofs over several outbuildings.

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SBS Supports Jobs Fair, Denbighshire

On 22nd November, SBS staff visited Rhyl town hall in North Wales in support of a jobs fair organised by Working Denbighshire, the Department for Work & Pensions and Denbighshire County Council.

The event, which ran from 10am to 1pm, afforded an opportunity for residents to meet with local employers in sectors including retail, care, hospitality and, of course, construction.

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SBS Wins Place on New EN:Procure Framework

In November 2021, SBS received notification that it had won a place on a new framework: the EN:Procure Framework for Installation, Servicing, Maintenance and Repair Works (North West & East Midlands).

The associated works include external wall insulation, external works on high-rise buildings and ‘whole house’ measures, both internal and external. Specifically, the announcement states that SBS has been appointed to six lots:

Frameworks, Social Housing, social housing framework
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