Central Bedfordshire Council has achieved impressive cost efficiency savings, after accessing Fusion21’s Retrofit framework.
The council awarded Sustainable Building Services UK Ltd (SBS) a contract to upgrade homes with external wall insulation. Carried out over a six month period, properties including bungalows, terraced, semi-detached and detached homes were all treated to the energy saving measure.
The works – carried out in the Milton Keynes and Luton areas – will collectively save residents £13,851 on energy bills per year, whilst carbon emissions will achieve a total annual reduction of 57,798 tonnes.
In addition, SBS has created five job opportunities for local residents – enabling them to learn and develop rendering skills, and 24 residents were supported to attend a Food Hygiene course.
John Farley, Retrofit Framework Manager at Fusion21 said: “Following undertaking a fully OJEU compliant tender process, we have been able to maximise efficiencies for Central Bedfordshire Council – in addition to providing environmental benefits, and ensuring residents remain warmer in their homes whilst also saving money on energy bills.
Calling off Fusion21’s ‘Total Retrofit’ lot provides the flexibility to carry out multiple works, enabling a whole house approach to be delivered within shorter timescales.”
This latest project has concluded the second phase of insulation works for Central Bedfordshire Council, accessed via Fusion21’s Retrofit Framework. A total of 84 properties benefited from works in year one – and a further number of homes are set to be upgraded later this year.