Despite the market falling into decline in 2010, industry shrinking by 0.1% and roofing sector specifically declining by 19%; A.C. Whyte has been successful in their goal to broaden services offered, to a wider customer base.
As a company, we are already one of the top installers of external wall insulation in the UK but have regarded the challenging economic climate as an opportunity to evolve and diversify our offering in line with market needs.
We are delighted that Argyle Community Housing Association and Moray Council have become new A.C. Whyte & Co. clients during 2011.
Argyll Community Housing Association awarded A.C. Whyte & Co. the £600,000 contract to carry out external refurbishments to 25 properties on the Isle of Islay that were feared to be in a bad state of disrepair. The properties were constructed with a traditional brick cavity wall and the project was originally billed for the replacement of the cavity insulation with traditional render overcoat system applied to stainless steel lath. Prior to works commencing the specification changed as we were able to demonstrate that better value for money could be achieved by installing an insulated render system that would provide a reduced thermal conductivity and ultimately a reduction in carbon emissions. Works began in June 2011 and were completed over 2 months ahead of schedule in September 2011; following completion, four more properties in Oban were added as an extension to the contract. For more information on this project follow this link to our projects page.
In September we were also awarded our second contract with ACHA for the external upgrade of 31 homes in Rothesay. Works have begun on site with an expected completion date of Dec 2011.
Our first project for Moray Council is due to commence in Elgin over the coming weeks.