SBS Wins Magenta EWI Contract, Wirral

In November 2019, social housing provider Magenta Living awarded a new external wall insulation contract to Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd (SBS).

Scheduled to start in January 2020, the work will entail installing EWI to approximately 84 occupied properties in the Bromborough area of Wirral.

The contract is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, which required that the contract should deliver energy efficiency improvements as well as an important element of innovation.

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SBS Named as Finalist in 3 Award Categories

In 2020, SBS will be a finalist in not one but three categories of the annual Building Communities Awards. The event is hosted by Efficiency East Midlands and is intended “to recognise and celebrate professionalism, excellence and innovation within the housing and construction community.”

In recent years, we have been a finalist in numerous award categories. Indeed, we have won several of them, including Contractor of the Year and the Innovation Award (both in 2017) and the Project of the Year Award in 2018.

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Steady Progress in Derbyshire

Early in 2019, we reported that we'd taken part in a public event organised by Rykneld Homes, to celebrate the completion of the thousandth home to be fitted with external wall insulation.

Since then, we've made steady progress on the first phase of works, which has entailed making energy efficiency improvements to individual properties. That phase is now nearly complete but a second phase, featuring further 38 properties in another neighbourhood, is due to begin shortly.

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Successful Delivery in Cheltenham

Since the spring of 2019, SBS has been delivering a scheme for Cheltenham Borough Council, entitled 'External Renovation & Improvement of Cornish Type Properties.' Now, exactly on schedule, the scheme is approaching completion.

The work has featured improvements to a total of 36 properties, comprising 20 houses and four 2-storey blocks of flats. These improvements have included concrete repairs, fitting new energy efficient doors and windows, and the installation of external wall insulation.

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Work On-Track in Broxtowe

Back in August, we announced that we had begun work on an ECO3-funded energy efficiency project for Broxtowe Borough Council, procured via Efficiency East Midlands. This involves installing PermaRock external wall insulation to 61 properties.

Work is now approximately two-thirds complete and still progressing quickly. The team is on track for finishing the scheme on or ahead of schedule

energy efficiency, External wall insulation
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