The project was undertaken using funding from the CESP (Community Energy Savings Programme) with the client financing the boiler replacements
The original properties were of a ‘non traditional timber frame’ construction. Due to this unusual nature, a number of properties were opened up to determine the nature of construction. The investigation identified deficiencies in wall construction with virtually no cavity wall ties.
A separate wall tie retrofit programme was set up in advance of the main schedule of works to avoid delaying the start of EWI works.
IGL’s expertise as Building Surveyors was instrumental in assisting the client to appraise the contractors technical proposals for the non-standard construction.
A small amount of properties on the estate are privately owned and a number of the residents took up the offer of the same works to their homes at a much reduced price and this was delivered within the main programme schedule.
Despite works being carried out during a particularly heavy winter, all works were completed on target and with minimum disruption to the community.
Thermal imaging surveys commissioned by the Client, both before and after completion of works demonstrated the significant energy improvements achieved within the properties. Great news for the environment but also practical benefits for the Muir Group residents as energy bills will be lower and their homes warmer.