The Building Envelope


The impact of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) has better enabled local authorities and housing associations to access funding for sustainable housing improvements to enhance energy efficiency.

Across a wide range of proven renewable technology solutions, to technical specifications and training support, Marley is working with housing associations to help deliver energy efficient and sustainable social housing, which also reduces energy cost pressures for tenants. Here, Chris Marshall, Area Sales Manager at Marley outlines the benefits of a collaborative, single source strategy approach as the sector embarks on major retrofit and upgrade programmes.

external wall insulation

An innovative anchoring solution from EJOT helps to optimise the aesthetics of externally insulated walls by preventing nuisance anchor marks forming on the rendered finish.

The ejotherm® STR U 2G is the latest generation of EJOT’s universal anchor washer, which was the first solution of its kind in Europe when it launched 20 years ago. It enables the countersunk installation of EWI (external wall insulation) systems or ETICS (external thermal insulation composite systems) covered with a cap.

white paper

Callum Thornton, the Fenestration Product Manager for SFS UK, explains why specifiers and property managers should consider continuity of insulation around window openings as a priority in both new build and retrofit situations.


With insight from BRE highlighting over half (54%) of consumers would prefer to buy or rent a home that had a ‘sustainability stamp of approval’, the growth in renewable technologies, is set to continue.

Here, Dan Redfern, Marketing Manager at Marley, looks at the variety of renewable solutions available to help housing associations build compliant and desirable homes.

window and door

The Government published the consultation on the Future Homes and Building Standards last month. John Duckworth, Director of Commercial Sales, Deceuninck, argues that while at face value notional u-values have stayed the same, the ramifications for housing providers may be far reaching.


With growing focus on sustainability, Daniel Weait, National Accounts Manager and CCPI Project Lead at Marley, highlights how the new Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) means housing associations can have total confidence in the construction product choices they make.