Magenta Living is responsible for over 12,000 properties in Wirral, Merseyside.
With funding from the government’s Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) scheme, the affordable homes provider has previously fitted 1,000 properties with external wall insulation (EWI) systems.
Having experienced the benefits of EWI, Magenta Living has embarked on two further schemes, with the aim of thermally upgrading its housing stock.
Estates in Birkenhead and Bromborough were targeted by the company as areas that could benefit from EWI.
With funding through CESP’s successor, the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), houses on the two estates were fitted with Wetherby Building Systems’ EpsiCoat system.
EpsiCoat was specified as the most effective solution to achieve the desired result for the estate’s two property types: semi-detached and terraced non-traditional homes.
At 90mm thick, Epsitherm insulation boards were fitted to achieve the desired U-values; the properties were then finished using Wetherby’s EpsiCoat Mineral Render PLUS.
As a through-coloured render system, EpsiCoat Mineral Render PLUS does not require over painting. A range of shades were chosen by Magenta Living to give each street a separate identity within the estate.
Since the application of EWI, the estates’ residents have experienced an influx in quality of living. They are set to save around £250 a year on their energy bills.
The installation of EWI has significantly reduced their homes’ U-values, meaning they now conform to current Building Regulations.
Wetherby Building Systems,
1 Kid Glove Road,
Golborne Enterprise Park,
Phone: 01942 717100
Fax: 01942 717101
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