Tai Ceredigion shortlisted for top UK award
12:21pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
TAI Ceredigion, along with its partners Rockwool, have recently been shortlisted for a prestigious UK wide Sustainable Housing award.
The nomination for ‘Sustainable Housing Partnership of the Year’ award is in recognition of the partnership and exemplary work of both organisations, their direct labour team and local contractors for the benefit of Tai Ceredigion tenants.
"We're absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted against projects from all over the UK and are so proud of the hard work, commitment and cooperation of everyone involved to get us this far," said Llyr Edwards, Director of Property Services.
Tai Ceredigion embarked on a partnership with Rockwool - who make the Welsh breathable insulation product for external wall insulation - as part of an ongoing project to ensure the 2,300 residential properties owned and maintained by the housing association are brought up to Welsh Quality Housing Standard.
"With such a large number of properties to be upgraded we identified the need to provide training and qualifications for our own direct labour,” said Llyr Edwards.
"In addition, Rockwool agreed to train not only our workforce but also other local contractors which enables them to install the solution themselves. It's been an excellent partnership that has not only provided a better quality of living for our tenants but has also improved the long term employment prospects of our contractors in the county.”