A £2 million project to insulate homes in the Toxteth and Wavertree areas of Liverpool has reached a key milestone thanks to an innovative Fusion21 product.
200 properties, belonging to leading social landlord Riverside, have been provided with External Wall Insulation under the supervision of main contractor Keepmoat, brought together by the Fusion21 Retrofit framework.
The project will reduce heating bills by about 40% for around 300 families. The late nineteenth century terraced properties are built of solid wall construction and are classed as hard to treat, compared with modern cavity wall homes. The External insulation has been specially tailored to replicate the appearance of the existing brickwork, in order to maintain the original features of the streets.
John Farley, Project Manager at Fusion21, has been overseeing the project procurement. John said: “We had some tight deadlines on this project to meet and have made excellent progress in achieving them. All parties have been professional in their approach and it’s great to think families will benefit from reduced bills.”
The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Energy Company Obligation, with Riverside contributing approximately £700k.
Carol Matthews, Riverside’s Chief Executive said: “Fuel poverty is a growing problem for families across the country. We are working hard to make sure that homes are well insulated in a bid to cut fuel bills, as well as providing affordable warmth advice for our tenants nationwide.”