Good Progress on SHDF Decarbonisation Demonstrator

SBS teams are reporting good progress on the Wychavon District Council Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Demonstrator scheme – a project that involves delivering multiple energy efficiency measures to 34 low-rise properties.

Part of the project focuses upon a series of bungalows in Uttoxeter, managed by the social housing provider Trent & Dove. Another element entails improvements to a number of flats in Birmingham, owned by the Trident Group housing association. The scheme as a whole is due to continue until the summer.

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Residents Applaud Efficiency Works in Derbyshire

SBS has a long-standing working relationship with Rykneld Homes and, currently, we’re delivering energy efficiency improvements to over 70 Reema Non-Traditional Properties.

The work has principally involved fitting external wall insulation, together with associated adaptations. It has enabled a growing number of residents to enjoy warmer homes and reduced bills. We were therefore very pleased to receive a kind email from local tenant, Jackie Foster, who said:

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Delivering at Scale to New PAS Standards

As previously reported, we are continuing a long-standing relationship with the social housing provider Rykneld Homes. Part of the work we are currently delivering in Derbyshire includes retrofitting solid wall insulation systems to a large number of Airey and foam slag residential properties.

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Climate Expert Calls for Faster Insulation

On 10th February, the BBC carried an article focusing on comments made by Chris Stark, head of the UK's Climate Change Committee, who called for faster progress on domestic insulation.

Key messages from his interview included:

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