Easterhouse Phase 1, 2 and 3, Glasgow

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Client: Private Owners
Location: Easterhouse, Glasgow
Energy Efficiency Measures: External wall insulation, Re-roofing, new fascias and soffits, loft insulation, partial widow and door replacement, and boiler upgrades from "G" to "A" rated as required.
Property Types:

All of the flats were of “Wilson Block” construction, a non-traditional form of construction used commonly throughout Glasgow and the surrounding areas in the 50s and 60s.

The EWI system used was Wetherby Epsicon 3. A 90mm mineral wool board was used in Phase 1 increasing the U-value from 2.1 to under 0.30. Phases 2 & 3 utilise an 80mm phenolic board.

Summary of project

Everwarm Limited worked in partnership with Glasgow City Council, Lochfield Park Housing Association and ScottishPower to deliver significant improvements to a group of hard to treat properties in Easterhouse.

The project was in a CESP area and Everwarm has been able to provide such an attractive package of measures that every householder in 36 blocks of flats has opted into the project.

The project includes external wall insulation; re-roofing; new fascias and soffits; loft insulation; partial widow and door replacement; and boiler upgrades from "G" to "A" rated as required.

Funding Mechanism

Everwarm co-ordinated the funding model that included 5 main funding streams, each of which is explained below:

  • UHIS - The initial catalyst for the project was the contract that Everwarm won to deliver UHIS in Glasgow - around 25% of the funding package.
  • CESP - The first phases of the project were supported by CESP.
  • ECO - Everwarm, as an approved framework contractor with EDF, secured the necessary ECO funding for the final stages of this project.
  • PSHG - The properties qualified for PSHG
  • Owners / Landlords – owner occupiers and private landlords contributed.

Tenure Mix

All of the properties in this project were privately owned, the majority owner occupiers, however there was a significant number of properties that were “by to let” some with tenants and a number of others where the flats were empty and contact with the owner proved to be very difficult. The tenure mix for phase one was as follows:

  • Privately owned - 201 - 93%
  • Privately rented - 10 - 5%
  • Empty (absent owner) -5 - 2%

Lochfield Park Housing Association
The Association chaired and hosted several community briefings as well as the initial pre-start meetings and were very supportive in getting the community to buy into the scheme.

Find out more about Lakehouse at www.lakehouse.co.uk