Magenta Living has recently completed a project to make 81 of its homes in Bromborough warmer and more energy efficient. External Wall Insulation (EWI) was installed to the exterior of the properties which included bungalows, terraces and semi-detached homes. Early indications show that already this has achieved an average increase in energy efficiency by 12 SAP* points and the properties are now rated as an EPC Band C rating. By the properties now being an EPC Band C rating, these homes would now hit the government’s ambition to be EPC band C by 2030.
The project was delivered after securing £800k of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This is part of the ‘RetroFIT for the Future’ project which fits low carbon solutions to homes to ensure they are fit for the future by improving thermal performance and the energy efficiency of homes by reducing carbon emissions, helping reduce fuel poverty through lower heating bills and improving the aesthetic look of homes.
Gareth Frankland, Magenta Living’s Project Manager said: “I’m delighted this project has been a great success. It’s been a challenging time for the construction industry over the past year but thankfully this project has incurred minimal delays. Thanks to Sustainable Building Services Ltd who have completed the project which now means 81 Magenta Living homes have been improved and will feel the benefit of increased warmth and lower heating bills, which is fantastic for our customers who will really benefit from this. Well done to everyone involved!”