Lancashire-based Sustainable Building Services (UK) Limited has won the Project of the Year Award at the 2018 Building Communities Awards, which are hosted by the procurement consortium Efficiency East Midlands.
Attended by over 350 representatives of the social housing and construction sectors, the awards took place on Friday 16th February at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.
The basis of the company’s nomination was its energy efficiency work for Chesterfield Borough Council.
SBS first began working for the council in 2015, when it carried out a £3.2 million scheme involving the insulation of thermally inefficient homes built with solid walls. It fitted external wall insulation to houses and low-rise blocks in three districts. It also fitted loft insulation and replacement windows, in addition to a variety of other improvements. It completed work on all 509 properties five months ahead of schedule.
On the strength of this performance, Chesterfield BC directly commissioned SBS to carry out three further phases under the same framework. The latest of these is due for completion in April 2018 and involves the insulation of over 500 properties.
In all, the company will have treated nearly 1,200 homes by the end of Phase 4. All works have progressed either on or ahead of schedule and have produced excellent customer satisfaction scores.
Speaking after the announcement, Group Commercial Director Gary Lawson said: “We’re very proud to have been named winners of the 2018 Project of the Year. It’s an important achievement and it builds on a long and productive relationship with Efficiency East Midlands. Through its various frameworks, we’ve worked as main contractor on a wide range of schemes, helping to improve living conditions for literally thousands of families across Britain.
“Insulation is one of the most cost effective ways of improving the quality of older housing. It makes homes warmer, obviously, but it also helps to reduce damp and condensation. When carried out with other measures such as window and boiler replacements, it can make a huge difference to the way the inside of a property feels and, just as importantly, it can help families to save hundreds of pounds on their heating costs every year.”
Sustainable Building Services (UK) Limited has its headquarters in Skelmersdale. More information about can be found on the company’s website: www.sustainablegroupuk.com.