SBS Wins Insulation Contract for Rykneld Homes


Sustainable Building Services UK has been appointed by Rykneld Homes Limited, a housing management company, to deliver external wall insulation and related services to 169 REEMA properties in Grassmoor, Chesterfield. The work is being undertaken on behalf of North East Derbyshire District Council and it will be part-financed by the Energy Company Obligation.

Valued at approximately £1 million, the work for the scheme will include surveys and repairs, followed by the fitting of an external wall insulation system designed and manufactured by PermaRock Products Limited, asbestos removal, replacement of roofline and rainwater goods, adaptations for central heating vents and windows, and the installation of new canopies over front doors.

An important element of this project is the management of ECO funding. Rykneld Homes scored each contractor’s bid on the basis of quality and price and then decided that SBS proposal represented best value.

“Judging by recent announcements, SBS has become the contractor of choice for major energy efficiency works in the Midlands and beyond. We are working with clients such as Nottingham City Homes and Broxtowe Borough Council, and we’re consistently achieving top scores on both price and quality. That’s especially important to us because, fundamentally, delivering best value is what we’re all about,” said SBS Commercial Director, Gary Lawson.

Currently, SBS is working extensively across the Midlands and this latest contract award further consolidates the company’s presence in the region. In 2017, it was ranked first for quality on a four-year solid wall insulation framework managed by Efficiency East Midlands and in April 2018, Derby Homes Limited named SBS as its number one-ranked supplier for external wall insulation services under its 4-year Insulation Installations Framework. SBS has also recently delivered award-winning projects for Chesterfield Borough Council and Nottingham City Homes.

Rykneld Homes manages properties on behalf of North East Derbyshire District Council. It manages 2,700 Council-owned, non-traditional stock, consisting of 16 construction types, and a further 1,800 non-traditional properties in private ownership.


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