Providing warm and safe homes in Fishwick, this flagship project to carry out building fabric measures to 20 low rise homes is part of the national energy efficiency scheme.
Seddon carried out fabric repairs and energy efficiency improvement measures to 20 terraced Victorian homes in Preston for the National Action Energy (NEA).
This project was a flagship project for both parties, as part of NEA’s national energy efficiency scheme. Seddon worked in collaboration with NEA and the surveying consultant Aldrock, to assess and design the works.
Working collaboratively meant all parties could overcome some critical design challenges caused by a existing failures in the poorly installed EWI system by a previous contractor.
The aim of the project was to repair the defective EWI system to resolve the damp and mold issues in properties to improve the living conditions for the residents.
NEA are a fuel poverty charity so a major part of the installation was to maximise the positive impact on residents energy bills and tackle fuel poverty across the estate.
The scope of works included:
- removal and replacement of existing external wall insulation
- adjustment of fascia, eaves and verges to provide weathering for external wall insulation
- removal of existing cavity wall insulation
- address any damp related issues to ceilings, walls, timber work, etc
- installation of whole house demand control ventilation system and minor electrical works
- make good to finishes and decorate affected areas
The project used a PAS 2035 Retrofit Coordinator to project manage the project and secure a robust and quality project. Seddon’s Resident Liaison Officers were essential keeping customers informed and involved in the details and benefits of a retrofit project on their property.
The successful retrofit of Phase 1 and the collaborative partnership has resulted in a further phase currently on site and a further two phases being discussed with NEA currently.