Haringey Council, Hard-to-Treat High-rise

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) was welcomed by Haringey Council as it provides a source of funding to install cavity wall insulation into multiple, Homes for Haringey tower blocks. However, subsequent changes to ECO funding left the Council with the dilemma of outstanding tower blocks still to insulate and a rapidly narrowing funding window.

Fortunately, Kershaws’ Insulation Refurbishment Division was able to step in and provide a timely and proficient solution, free of charge. Working closely with Haringey Council, they very quickly identified which blocks which were suitable for insulation and agreed a project plan which ensured the remaining blocks were insulated well in advance of the April 2014 changes.

Traditionally, the access for high-rise cavity wall insulation installation is provided by expensive scaffolding access systems. In this case, the cavity wall insulation installation process was carried out by abseiling teams of Rope Access Technicians who took just six weeks to complete the works to 13 high-rise tower blocks.

Tenants of the 499 flats are now benefitting from homes which are warmer, more comfortable and less expensive to heat. John Mathers, Haringey Council said “I was extremely impressed by the helpful attitude of Kershaw throughout the project. Every morning they arrived promptly and carried out their work with the utmost professionalism. I would have no hesitation in working with them in the future.”