We’re celebrating after being awarded a Building Futures Award for a project we’ve been involved in with Three Rivers council and Watford Community Housing Trust.
We won under the ‘Outstanding Commitment to Adapt to a Changing Climate’ category for the work we’ve done to externally insulate over 100 homes on the Boundary Way estate in Woodside, which should help residents on the estate £500 a year on energy costs.
In some type of properties it’s not possible to use cavity wall insulation so we offered residents a range of options for external cladding, helping not to just insulate the homes but actually rejuvenate their visual appearance too.
We funded the project by bidding for a £327,000 share of £46 million from the Government, which was marked for helping reduce fuel poverty and boost energy efficiency. The remainder of the funds were obtained through the Energy Company Obligation, a scheme legally requiring energy companies to help improve the energy efficiency of their customers’ homes across the country, thereby cutting energy bills.
Boundary Way Estate was built in the 1970s and hadn’t had any improvements since – so it was a good project to do, and great that it’s received national recognition.