Manor Estates Completes Third Phase of Insulation Projects

Manor Estates Housing Association are delighted to have completed the third phase of their external wall insulation programme on houses and flatted properties, working with Scottish Government HEEPS ABS funding and Scottish Governments HEEPS Loan Scheme Funding in conjunction with the City Of Edinburgh Council and Changeworks.

Over the last three years the Association, with its partner City of Edinburgh Council, has expended over £4 million and insulated 707 homes.

On this third phase Manor Estates undertook energy efficiency improvement works, working through the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) framework with SERS Energy Solutions (Scotland) Ltd, erecting SPS Envirowall Insulation with roughcast finish to 189 mixed tenure “No Fines” concrete properties, at Muirhouse Place East and West, Sighthill, Ratho and South Queensferry. As well as significantly improving the energy efficiency of the properties the external wall insulation has given the properties an exterior facelift, benefitting 124 tenants and 65 owner occupiers

Amanda Hay, Manor’s Technical Services Manager (Strategy) welcomed the funding stating “that it would have been impossible to install this scale of energy efficiency measures to mixed tenure properties without it. The insulation panels will give increased comfort levels to the properties, reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption, and help alleviate the householder’s susceptibility to fuel poverty, bringing the majority of these properties up to EESSH standards well ahead of the December 2020 deadline.”

Marion Gracie, SERS Scotland Director thanked the residents for their co-operation during the installations. “Our primary concern is the safe delivery of the contract – we rely on co-operation of all our delivery partners, especially the residents – we welcome their positive feedback – with a recognised improvement in area amenity and warmer homes.”

Paul Thom, Changeworks’ Programme Manager commented, “Changeworks was delighted to work with the City of Edinburgh Council and Manor Estates to deliver this project for the residents of Muirhouse. It shows the importance of collaborative working to deliver a high quality project, on time and on budget, to achieve such an important outcome of helping people to stay warmer in their homes. We’re now working with our partners in Home Energy Scotland to provide householders with valuable energy advice, so they can feel the full benefit of their new external wall insulation.”

Working alongside Changeworks, Manor will continue to pursue funding opportunity for our remaining uninsulated No Fines housing stock at South Queensferry.


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• Manor Estates Housing Association is a charitable Registered Social Landlord established in 1995 following a successful stock transfer from Scottish Homes

• The Association which presently owns and manages 1065 homes operates primarily in Edinburgh, but also owns properties in Fife.

• Manor Estates Housing Association also provides property factoring service to 1700 owners, its subsidiary Manor Estates Associates Ltd manages Mid – Market rent housing.

• The Association currently has 30 staff employed from its office at Washington Lane, Edinburgh

Changeworks is one of Scotland’s largest environmental charities, working with organisations, communities and individuals to deliver practical solutions that reduce carbon emissions, fuel poverty and waste.

Please contact Graeme Russell or Amanda Hay if you have any questions on the details below.

Mr Graeme Russell
Chief Executive

Mrs Amanda Hay
Technical Services Manager (Strategy)

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