The UK Government and Local Authorities are actively developing more energy efficient buildings – and refurbishing aging social housing stock is one way of meeting challenging emissions targets.


The Challenge

The Walsall development comprises 350 buildings including semi-detached, terraced and large multi-dwelling domestic properties. External wall insulation was required to improve energy efficiency in combination with other measures such as boiler replacements, heating controls and loft insulation.


The ROCKWOOL solution

ROCKWOOL provided a choice of external wall insulation solutions which were both sympathetic to the current building facades and met the residents' desire for a new community aesthetic. ROCKWOOL EcoRock® is a coated render in various colours; ROCKWOOL DASHSHIELD has a pebbledash external appearance. Freedom to choose gave residents the chance to opt for an external façade that best suited their taste.

ROCKWOOL also provided expert energy efficiency advice throughout the project development and implementation. This involved U-Value calculations, regular on-site technical support, and product installation by ROCKWOOL approved installers.


The Benefits

  • An attractive exterior façade improves the look of buildings
  • Residents could see substantial reductions in energy bills
  • Superior fire resistance
  • Excellent acoustic performance
  • A durable solution for the lifetime of the buildings


CESP targets households across Great Britain, in areas of low income, to improve energy efficiency standards, and reduce fuel bills. There are 4,500 areas eligible for CESP. CESP is funded by an obligation on energy suppliers and electricity generators. It is expected to deliver up to £350m of efficiency measures.

Walsall Estate

West Midlands

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