We have worked on a lot of energy efficient homes,
and this ambitious project in the London Borough of
Southwark was no exception.
Funded by one of the UK’s first and largest ECO contracts, the project
scope was to install external wall insulation on 40 mid-rise blocks of
flats in Southwark at multiple locations around the borough.
Southwark Council had identified that many of its residents were
suffering from fuel poverty, particularly those living in solid wall and
HTT properties, which is a large proportion of their housing stock. The
borough-wide scheme, covering Bermondsey, Rotherhithe and Peckham
areas, has included a full range of energy saving measures delivered by
Lawtech, the principal contractor.
Our external wall insulation system was identified for the project
as a cost-free solution for the energy-saving measures, having
scoped the project and secured the ECO funding from British
Gas. The property is a solid-wall construction spanning
We welcome the
funding and works
delivered by British
Gas in partnership
with the council’s
major works team.
For the refurbishment, our Basic 1 external wall insulation
system was installed, utilising thermally efficient grey
expanded polystyrene as the insulant. All the blocks have
been finished in a robust white silicone top coat with a grey
coloured render being used for aesthetic reasons for high
traffic areas at the bases of the blocks.
The installation across these 40 blocks has not only provided
the many families with more energy efficient homes but has
also completely transformed the exteriors of the blocks,
which has helped enhance the different neighbourhoods in