We have recently celebrated the completion of a significant eco-improvement project for First Wessex Housing Association, with an ‘ECO Tour’ being attended by various dignitaries from the Homes & Communities Agency, the National Housing Federation and Inside Housing.
The scheme comprised various retro-fit improvement works to three ‘hard-to-treat’ blocks of flats located on the Heronwood Estate, Aldershot. The flats, which are of 1950’s pre-fabricated construction, benefitted from external wall insulation, internal insulation of the communal areas, re-roofing and installation of photo-voltaic panels. A marked improvement in the energy-performance of the buildings has been achieved, with the Energy Performance Certificate being increased to a ‘B’ rating. The works are expected to improve the living conditions of residents, reduce energy bills and extend the lifespan of the buildings.
Rund’s in-house Sustainability Team provided guidance on the works, undertook EPC and BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment energy assessments and co-ordinated thermal imaging and air pressure testing of the buildings to ensure the works were correctly targeted and achieved a satisfactory outcome.
Services were also provided by Rund’s Building Surveyors to obtain the Planning Consent and Building Regulations approval, together with managing the procurement of the various contractor packages and to administer the works on site.
The works were of a challenging nature, involving the refurbishment of flats in occupation, by various contractors, and full assistance was also provided by Rund’s CDM Co-ordinator in regards the Health & Safety aspects of the project.
For more information visit https://www.firstwessex.org/latestnews/eco-tour-marks-one-year-of-the-choice–1285/