Radian is an award winning organisation providing nearly 21,000 affordable homes across eight counties. Most of their housing stock is general needs housing, but also includes a significant portfolio of sheltered and supported housing.
Radian’s Aims & Objectives
Radian wants its residents to enjoy a better quality of life now and in the future, and is committed to sustainability and energy saving.
As part of its objective to profoundly improve people’s lives, Radian identified a number of properties that were in desperate need of improvement. The properties in Windsor were unusual in that they were cavity construction to the ground floor and single leaf blockwork to the first floor. Some were ‘Wimpey no-fines’ houses; others were ‘Reema’ houses, built using prefabricated reinforced concrete panels. The residents reported that their houses were cold and suffered from condensation; Radian also had concerns that the fuel bills in these properties were particularly high and still continuing to rise.
The solution for all of the houses was to install External Wall Insulation, and Radian chose InBuild to carry out the work. Jeremy Wood, Radian’s Sustainability Manager, looked at some of the Company’s previous installations and was impressed by the quality of workmanship and attention to detail. Customer service was another important consideration in selecting a contractor in order to make the process as smooth as possible for the residents. In addition, InBuild was able to provide access to good levels of funding through its partnerships with industry specialists and funding providers.
The tenants are delighted with the results and Radian has already recorded savings in fuel bills from March to May; these savings are expected to be even more significant over the winter months.