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Thermal cladding key to tower block green renovation

14 March 2012 No Comment

Thermal building cladding will play a major role in the redevelopment in two 1960s residential tower blocks in Brownhills, West Midlands.

24Dash reports that improving the carbon footprint at Humphries House and Severn House is a priority for developers Wates Living Space.


Improving the building’s energy efficiency

Not only will works such as the installation of double glazing and thermal cladding improve the building’s energy efficiency, but they will reduce customers’ energy bills.

Another core element of the redevelopment is the introduction of a state-of-the-art wood-pellet fuelled biomass boiler. It will be positioned so that it warms communal areas as well as individual flats.

Steve Dugmore, of Wates Living Space, said that it is a

“pleasure to help improve the living conditions of customers, reduce the buildings’ carbon footprint and work towards a better environment for all using innovative techniques.”

According to the BrownHillsBob blog, much of the Brownshill area has been a wasteland since the demolition of a large number of social houses in 2004. This makes it all the more important that new homes are constructed to replace the void.

Sustainable construction

Developers WHG and its partner Mansell are providing solutions to the problem in the form of a brand new 80 property development which will be constructed just a stone’s throw away from the Humphries and Severn House renovations.

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