Hastoe appoint Roalco to carry out “Retrofit for the future” works

15 September 2010

Hastoe has appointed regional contractor Raolco to help it trial cutting edge low carbon technology as part of its “Retrofit for the Future” project at Gaymer Memorial Cottages, near Attleborough, Norfolk.
Hastoe’s project was selected for funding from 190 proposals to a national competition, run by the Government’s Technology and Strategy Board.

Gaymer Memorial CottagesHousing represents 27% of the UK’s total carbon emissions and the Government has set a target for an 80% reduction in these emissions by 2050. The project will be monitored for two years by the Energy Saving Trust to determine its success and the results will be shared to help the affordable and private sector retrofit their homes to meet energy efficient standards.

Peter Thomson, Business Development Manager at Roalco said: “Roalco has taken the stance that as a service provider we must, where ever possible, adapt to, and adopt our client’s ethos. Our partnership with Hastoe in the Retrofit for the Future project at Gaymer Memorial Cottages mirrors our own goals and ambitions. We are proud and pleased to be working together on this project”.

Clare Hendry, Sustainability Manager at Hastoe said: “We are looking forward to starting on site now the tendering process is complete. Roalco are a forward thinking organisation and their commitment to making new innovative technologies work will help achieve a modern, warm and affordable home for the future resident, Mrs Lawrence.”

Mrs Lawrence, added: “I am looking forward to seeing how the building changes over the coming months and learning about how the green features will improve the quality of my future home. I saw the cottages being built in the 1940s and never imagined that they would be part of a project like this.”

Hastoe is also working with ECD Architects to design and implement the retrofit. Some of the innovations to be used in the project include advance insulation products known as ‘spacetherm,’ and heating and hot water via an air source heat pump and solar panels. They will help reduce the carbon emissions at this property by around 90%.


For more information please contact: Rebecca Beaumont on 020 8973 0437 or rbeaumont@hastoe.com.
Roalco is an ‘all trades’ property maintenance company fully accredited, to ISO 9001 – Quality, ISO 14001 – Environmental and OHSAS 18001 – Health & Safety Management. Roalco provides service delivery as Principle Contractor to more than 40 Clients throughout London, East Anglia, South and South East England and South Wales.

Roalco directly employs over 200 men and women covering all aspects of property maintenance and repair, carrying out in the region of 8000 response repair orders each month and refurbishing more than 3000 properties per year; www.roalco.com.

ECD Architects is a London based, award winning architectural company specialising in the design of high quality, low energy and low environmental impact buildings. Originally founded in 1980 to combine architectural practice with energy research and consultancy, our expertise in environmental and social architecture has culminated in over 100 successfully completed projects for Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Developers throughout the UK. For further information with regard to ECD (Energy Conscious Design) please visit our website: www.ecda.co.uk.
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