Case Studies

33 Homes in 33 Days

New Charter Housing is a subsidiary of the New Charter Housing Trust Group and took over the housing stock of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council in South East Manchester in 2000.

It now has nearly 15,000 properties in Tameside including a number of properties with single/solid wall construction.

As part of the Government’s ‘Go Green Early’ project, New Charter instigated a programme to insulate 33 of their early 20th Century, solid wall, terraced homes.

No Fines

The McMerry Estate, in Scotland’s East Lothian, is a development built as part of the urgent post-war need for high volume, low-cost social housing.

The ‘No Fines’ construction system used was specifically developed for this purpose.

It’s called ‘No Fines’ because the concrete shell of the properties are built without using fine aggregates.

The Tallest Listed Tower Block in Scotland

In late 2014, Glasgow Housing Association were planning a programme of works to make a number of their older properties more energy efficient, and up to Decent Homes Standard.

Anniesland Court, a 1968, 24 storey tower block has protected status with Historic Scotland and required an internal wall insulation solution.

An Energy Efficient Barn

In July of 2015, Matilda’s Planet were approached by a returning customer who was already enjoying the benefits of Matilda’s blanket in his rural farmhouse home.

The enquiry related to a barn conversion project taking place within the grounds of the Farm and the brief was to turn a 19th Century barn into a warm, energy efficient property ready for occupancy in Autumn 2015. A big challenge on a very tight turnaround.