Black Country Retrofit Wrap

  • Engineering Consultancy – Tender closes 17:00 16th December 2019

    The work completed through this tender will inform the design and manufacturing work within the Black Country Retrofit Wrap project, a project which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and Accord Housing Association Limited.

    The Black Country Retrofit Wrap is to test the applicability of retrofitting Closed 240mm Panel Timber Frame units (constructed by LoCaL Homes) to 22 properties, some of the worst performing properties in some of the Country’s worst super output areas and transforming the properties to good new build performance standards. The project will be delivered by the Accord construction team.

    This technology will pilot a Closed Panel Timber Frame being applied to a range of property types. These panels will be manufactured to incorporate insulation, external cladding, windows and external doors.

    By introducing a new skin, or “wrap” to the property, we are significantly extending its lifecycle into the future. The whole house wrap provides the property with a new, structurally sound exterior skin. In doing so, it will be necessary to provide or amend a number of factors in the property including the roofing insulation and the ventilation measures to ensure that the property can perform at its optimum standard.

    The primary aim of the project is to test the possibility of using timber panels produced in the factory as a retrofit product at scale and which provides a significant improvement to the current approach to the fabric of buildings.

    We have already completed some building surveys using laser scanners to understand the scale. We have also submitted planning applications on 100-122 Darlaston Road (even numbers) and 18-21 Forge Street.

    Specifically: Responses are required on pages 3-6 of the Invitation to Tender document.

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