BEIS Views Decarbonisation Project, Reading

In a previous article, we reported that representatives from BEIS and TrustMark had visited one of our energy-efficiency retrofit schemes in Stramshall near Uttoxeter. That was followed this month (11 May) by another BEIS visit – this time to a decarbonisation project in Reading. We are delivering the £1.8 million scheme on behalf of Reading Borough Council.

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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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MP Inspects Green Homes Grant LAD Schemes

In late December 2021, Lee Rowley MP, representative of North East Derbyshire, visited a series of homes recently improved by SBS under the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery (LAD) scheme.

Mr Rowley was accompanied on his tour by Niall Clark, Director of Property Services and Development (Rykneld Homes), Helen Brown Head of Development and Regeneration (Rykneld Homes) and Councillor Jeremy Kenyon - North East Derbyshire District Council Member with responsibility for Climate Change.

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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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