Project client…

Amber Valley Borough Council

Product(s) used…

External Wall Insulation, Loft Insulation, Fascias & Soffits

Poperty type…

Private Residential Properties

The Project.

In collaboration with Amber Valley Borough Council, Westville was commissioned to undertake an extensive external wall insulation project for 14 properties located on Crich Lane, Belper.

The project scope included the installation of external wall insulation and fascias and soffits on select properties. These properties, exposed to the weather on top of a hill, were susceptible to damp and mould issues, which had been a longstanding concern for the council. Fortunately, as the properties were already rendered at the time of the project, and planning permission was not a requirement. The project was deemed manageable in scale, making it feasible to execute efficiently.


The rural Location of Crich Lane posed logistical challenges, especially during adverse weather conditions. Access to the project site was often hindered at times, necessitating careful planning and resource allocation.

To ensure the safety of the project and both residents & staff, it was imperative to coordinate with Western Power to unclip and subsequently reinstate power lines in close proximity to the properties. This added a layer of complexity to the project, requiring close communication with the utility company.

Several houses also required roofline extensions to align with the new fascias and soffits. Ensuring the roofline materials matched the existing tile types was essential for a seamless appearance after project completion.


Following the successful completion of the Crich Lane project, Westville were notified by residents that the finished work garnered very positive feedback from the residents of the 14 properties. residents were particularly pleased with the high-quality workmanship exhibited by the on-site team. Residents also expressed delight in the improved aesthetics of their properties post-project. The EWI, along with the fascia and soffit enhancements, significantly enhanced the overall appearance and thermal properties of all the buildings.

The project addressed the longstanding damp and mould issues faced by the properties due to their exposed hillside location.

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