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INCA Case Study: EWI Framework. North Lanarkshire Council


EWI Framework. North Lanarkshire Council

​​Project Type: Refurbishment

Building Type: Low Rise. Residential

Architect: Diamond & Co

System Designer: Soltherm

Installer: GMG Contractors Ltd

System & Finish: Soltherm EWI + Dash Render

U-value Achieved: 0.16 w/m2k

A MAJOR contract to repair and upgrade numerous local authority homes across North Lanarkshire secured by GMG Contractors..

The five-year programme of works will improve the residential properties in Cleland, Shotts, Motherwell, Bellshill and other locations and comes at a cost of £2million per annum. The first year of this project was completed in early 2022 and GMG Contractors now look forward to the next 4 years.

It will also provide continued employment for the company’s 40 apprentices (many of whom are North Lanarkshire-based) and it will give them opportunities to complete their training.

The project involved adding a layer of external wall insulation material to the homes, improving thermal efficiency and reducing heat loss. This insulation was finished with a new external render coating to enhance the aesthetics of the homes.

Roof replacement ensured that the homes remain watertight for decades to come, and roof line and rainwater installations add to the overall finished appearance by bringing the homes’ external features up to date.

The project was further enhanced through Fosroc repairs to concrete and the installation of solar photovoltaic panels to provide free electricity to residents.

Householders will notice a significant improvement of the energy efficiency of their homes over the coming winters thanks to the new external wall insulation and the installation of the photovoltaic cells to the roofs of the properties.

The contract was awarded to GMG under North Lanarkshire Council’s Re-roofing and Render Framework 2021-2025 and is similar to the programme of works carried out recently by the company for Argyll Community Housing Association in Dunoon.

GMG will draw on their considerable expertise and experience of installing external wall insulation and solar panels to Government and industry-recognised standards and specifications. GMG are an MCS approved installer and are PAS 2030:219 accredited.

The project followed the successful completion of similar works carried out by GMG for North Lanarkshire Council between 2017 and 2020 at numerous locations, including Airdrie, Rawyards, Holehills, Coltness and Pather.

Works were completed wit a sense of pride, as we know that during the work we are helping the local community with energy efficiency within their homes.”

GMG Contractors

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