Eco Projects

Eco: East Ayrshire Render Coated External Wall Insulation

Project: East Ayrshire Render Coated External Wall Insulation
Client: Scottish Southern Energy
Value: £1,200,000
Project Reference Number C14 – 005
Award Date: June 2014
Completion Date: September 2014
Relevance: EWI Experience in a Registered Social Landlord environment

The project brief comprised of the installation of an insulated external render system to 116 No, 2 storey timber clad ‘Weir’ type houses spread over 4 distinct locations in East Ayrshire – Dalrymple, Muirkirk, Cumnock & Logan and the project duration was 12 weeks.

The address list comprised of a mixture of both tenanted and privately owned properties. The contract involved the replacement of existing gutters, downpipes and soil vent pipes, the replacement of external lighting, installation of new PVC fascia boards, installation of an insulated render system and all associated enabling works.

The main challenge on this project was one of a logistical nature – ensuring that the required materials were available for installation at the individual properties as and when required, whilst maintaining a safe and tidy environment for members of the general public. All properties were occupied for the duration of the works and storage space was limited by the very nature of the location. The successful completion of the project was achieved by stockpiling materials at 2 central locations and delivering same to individual properties ‘just-in-time’ to ensure that the requirement to store materials at the works location was kept to a minimum, thus minimising the impact on the property occupants normal routine.

It was a requirement of the contract that the works were be to carried-out in accordance with PAS 2030 and, as a consequence, Skyform, in addition to our render sub-contractor, undertook additional training to achieve PAS 2030 accreditation. The works on-site were also subject to weekly inspection, by the render manufacturer, to ensure compliance with the terms of Skyform’s approved installation license for the insulated render system. Skyform have been complimented by both our Client (SSE) and the end user (East Ayrshire Council) on the quality of all the works carried out.