Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Cabinet Member approval sought.
That the Cabinet Member for Housing Services:
(i) Approved the decision to change the design proposals from the previously agreed strategy of the Alucobond A2 Aluminium Composite Material Panel (with mineral wool insulation) to an external wall render system (EWI)
the decision to place an order under the Council’s Term
Partnering contract with Axis (Europe) Plc for the cladding works
at a value in the region of £3.8million.
(iii) Noted the positive outcome of resident consultation on the proposed system change set out at paragraph 9 below.
Reasons for Decisions
The new system proposed is completely non-combustible (Class A1) and not classed as a ‘cladding system’ therefore will not be subject to ongoing testing criteria, reviews and public scrutiny or queries associated with such systems. Furthermore, the new system is potentially cheaper, has a longer life-expectancy and could offer increased thermal comfort for residents.
Publication date: 04/04/2019
Date of decision: 04/04/2019
Effective from: 12/04/2019