INCA Calls on Government to Double the ECO Target for Solid Wall Insulation

The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) has called on the Government to double the target for Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) measures in the 2017 ECO transition period in response to the Government’s ‘Help to Heat’ consultation.

The proposed ECO scheme has several positive features; however, INCA’s response highlights that fuel poverty cannot be effectively tackled without a strong focus on SWI as almost half of Britain’s ‘fuel poor’ families live in solid wall home1 . The response also points out that the key cost assumptions used by Government have been significantly overstated, which has resulted in a very low target of 17,000 measures per year being set for SWI. INCA believes that the SWI target should be doubled to 33,000 measures per year, which can easily be delivered within the £640 million budget.

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INCA Awards 2016 Short List Recognises Best in External Wall Insulation

The short list for the Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) Awards 2016, which recognise innovation and excellence in external wall insulation (EWI), was announced at the INCA Meeting for Members in July.

The longstanding INCA Awards demonstrate not only the vital role for EWI in improving the energy efficiency of buildings and lifting households out of fuel poverty, but the diverse range of innovative EWI solutions. There are eight award categories covering projects in the non-residential and domestic sectors, training, outstanding achievement and architectural design, which is new for 2016.

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INCA Leads the Way with External Wall Insulation Technical Guidance

The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) has published additional guidance on the installation of external wall insulation (EWI) designed to ensure that EWI systems are fit for purpose and installed to a high standard.

Following the publication of the INCA EWI Best Practice Guide in 2015, INCA has produced an updated version of the INCA Technical Guide on Fire Protection Requirements for EWI Systems which aligns it with current British and Scottish standards. The comprehensive guide includes new guidance on legislation, regulations, standards, storey height, boundary distance, insulation fire performance and design considerations.

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