Together with system designers Structherm, Westdale defeated a record number of entrants at this year’s INCA awards ceremony by winning the ‘Domestic Refurbishment – Low Rise 6+’ category award.
Held at the outstanding 8 Northumberland Avenue venue in central London, the INCA awards show the importance of reducing fuel poverty across our nation. The judging panel consisted of numerous industry experts from backgrounds such as DECC and CITB.
The scheme at Craghead, Co. Durham is still ongoing and has reached its fifth year of delivery with well over 150 solid walled properties refurbished and finished with a brick effect render. The devil is in the detail however as the brick effect finish on this scheme was delivered in such a way that all original features of the buildings were preserved, wherever possible.
A property in Co. Durham before treatment. Note the stone window headers and cills, along with mullions.
Finish replicated beautifully.
Approximately 90% of the housing stock in Craghead has now been treated, making this a landmark project of truly community-wide proportions. Property values in many cases have tripled and community sentiment has been restored.
John Doran, Commercial Director for Westdale, said, “The scheme at Craghead is now a landmark project, known across the UK by local authorities and communities as one of the great successes of EWI. The transformation of the area has to be seen to be believed and we feel that we are only just beginning to show the real potential of EWI. The residents in Craghead will be looking forward to a warmer winter – no matter how cold it is outside.”
The team at Westdale would like to take this opportunity to thank all parties involved for making the Craghead scheme the success it is today.
You can read more about the County Durham project here.