Client:- Private Homeowners & Local Authority, funded by EDF Energy
Funder:- ECO Private Funding
No. of Units:- >1000
Period:- January 2013 - October 2013
Value:- Circa £6m
EWI Specification:- Alumasc External Wall Insulation System
The ECO (Energy Company Obligation) is a UK Government initiative aimed at the utilities conserving the energy they provide to households across the country. Unlike other forms of funded scheme, the one delivered by Westdale in Doncaster and Rotherham was not reliant on residents receiving certain benefits or having earnings below a given threshold. The scheme was delivered totally independent of any form of qualification from the occupants of the homes.
The CERO (Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation) is an arm of the ECO designed to tackle and treat the problem of hard-to-treat (HTT) housing across the UK. In short, if the house is of solid wall construction, it qualifies for CERO funding.
Westdale are proud to have been a part of the ECO and can safely claim that they were one of the first contractors in the UK to deliver such a scheme to local residents. To set Westdale apart from other companies, a brick effect finish in a range of finish options was offered at no extra cost to the homeowner. In many areas this resulted in 100% take-up of the scheme, meaning delivering on targets for the energy providers was a much easier task.
As a result of the enhanced render finishes offered by Westdale, feedback was overwhelmingly positive across all ECO schemes and continues to be positive on Green Deal & GDHIF schemes.
Successful schemes in Telford, South Wales, Liverpool and County Durham were also delivered by Westdale as a part of the ECO.