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Growth for Larsen Contracts fuels opening of Yorkshire Office

posted 4 Oct 2012, 02:43 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 16 Oct 2012, 06:46 ]
Larsen Contracts, a specialist contractor with head office in Belfast, has now opened an office in Rotherham. The company recently secured three further contracts for application of External Wall Insulation to social housing developments in Seaham, Derby and Doncaster. This will increase Larsen’s growth in the UK by over 100 % by end of 2012.

The External Wall Insulation contracts are supported through the CESP (Community Energy Savings Programme) and will result in up to 40 new permanent and contract positions for Larsen Contracts in Northern England. 

CESP is designed to significantly reduce the fuel bills of some of those living in deprived areas and contribute to the improvement of the energy efficiency of the existing housing stock in order to reduce the UK‘s carbon emissions.

A £200,000 project in Seaham involves refurbishment of 39 houses in the North East over a ten month period. These were originally built post war by the British and Steel Federation for returning war veterans. They will be totally refurbished and refitted with application of dash to ground floor level complemented by a silicone-textured finish to first floor. Larsen are the approved sub-contractor to Keepmoat for the affixing of Alumasc External Wall Insulation which will transform the appearance of these properties and improve energy efficiencies.   

A social housing contract valued at £600,000 will commence shortly in Doncaster for External Wall Insulation to 92 homes for main contractor, Wates Living Space, on behalf of St. Leger Homes. 
Lee Bird, Operations Manager for Larsen UK, said, “Recognising the opportunities in energy saving building initiatives, we have invested significant time and money in developing partnerships with External Wall Insulation manufacturers, and in training our in-house teams in this field. This type of work really compliments our core skills and experience in Concrete Repair and other aspects of our specialist contracting services”   

Larsen Contracts are now well placed to grow their business in Concrete Repair and External Wall Insulation for refurbishment of social and private sector housing.