Wetherby Building Systems has been selected to provide EWI solutions as part of a £38m regeneration scheme for Watford Community Housing Trust (WCHT).

In the first project of its kind, the two year ECO-funded programme is the largest in the UK and will see 4,700 homes, across four of WCHT’s estates, fitted with a variety of carbon saving measures by 2015.

Cosyseal Group, a business specialising in the installation of energy saving measures to the social housing sector, has been appointed by WCHT to manage the large-scale project, which required an experienced EWI partner with a proven track record to design an appropriate EWI solution.

Wetherby has been enlisted to design and supply an effective EWI system that will not only be thermally efficient, but will also improve the aesthetics of the 4,700 homes included in the project, which will give the community a whole new lease of life. The EWI provider will also be responsible for regulating the installers on site to ensure all systems installed meet strict ECO guidelines.

In addition to WCHT’s housing stock, the option to have EWI installed will also be rolled out to all private homeowners within the same estates, who will be able to receive the energy-saving measure free of charge under the ECO scheme.

Commenting on the project, Paul Kirby, Sales Director at Wetherby, said: “It is fantastic to be involved with such a major project. Following a slow start, the ECO schemes are really gaining momentum now and this project clearly demonstrates the widespread benefits that ECO can offer.”