Delivering energy efficiency measures in the form of external wall insulation, cavity wall insulation, and loft insulation, VolkerLaser have completed works to 2185 houses within Nottingham. Additional works have included the replacement of fascia, soffits and rainwater goods, electrical, gas and roof line extension works, and the realignment of BT brackets and associated cables.
When the Greener HousiNG project began, it was only planned to provide works for the tenants of 1241 council-owned properties with a contract value of £7 million. However, news of the project’s success travelled fast, and soon private homeowners of the Clifton Estate also wanted to be part of this progressive undertaking. Since works on the first private home began on the 11th November 2013, a further 1081 were completed.
Working alongside industry-leading manufacturer Alsecco, VolkerLaser maximised positive social impact upon the community through the development of a 6-8 week course specifically aimed at providing apprentices with vital skills and experience, thus improving the employability of the Clifton area. Additionally, we followed a community engagement schedule that included consultation events, school visits, job fairs and work placements.
Nottingham also saw VolkerLaser debut our pioneering innovative tablet technology; where data can be captured and automatically uploaded onto our intranet. This method gives staff the capability to record all data, including resident information, access details and outstanding issues in addition to general information. The electronic tablets also have the function and ability to capture photographs, an innovation that adds value and eliminates human error.
VolkerLaser has provided the people of Nottingham with warmer homes, cheaper bills and a more eco-friendly system, paving the way towards a greener and brighter future.
“Their customer liaison with residents and tenants has been second to none. There have been a lot of challenges on this project due to ECO funding changes meaning funding was cut, which has meant speed of delivery, their tenant liaison and quality of delivery has remained excellent throughout. They have also exceeded our target for local labour and apprentices with 66% local labour at times.”
Emily Braham, Strategic Energy Lead, Nottingham City Homes
VolkerLaser has been named as a preferred contractor on three major framework contracts offering energy efficient insulation...