Rykneld Homes recognised for regeneration and collaboration with place on national awards shortlist



  • Housing provider nominated for work with Sustainable Building Solutions (UK)
  • Projects to retrofit external wall insulation led to place on Unlock Net Zero shortlist
  • Winners will be announced at this week’s Housing24 conference

Rykneld Homes has been nominated for a national award - recognising its commitment to both regeneration and collaboration.

Sustainable Building Services (UK) and Rykneld Homes have made the shortlist for Collaboration of the year - Retrofit projects, at the Unlock Net Zero Awards - hosted as part of the Housing24 conference.

The nomination was based on a regeneration project to retrofit homes with external wall insulation - making customers’ homes warmer, more energy efficient and attractive.

The project is part of Rykneld Homes’ long-term regeneration scheme on behalf of North East Derbyshire District Council, working to revamp older housing stock.

It is one of the largest, most successful solid-wall Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Wave 2-funded schemes in the country – already seeing 250 solid-wall properties complete.

Both organisations have put community interests at the forefront of the project as well as making a commitment to recruit local people into roles created by the works.

Helen Brown, Head of Regeneration and Development at Rykneld Homes, said: “Improving our customers' homes is one of our key priorities and this project is part of our commitment to ensuring our customers live in more efficient homes.

“We’re proud of the project and the relationship we’ve built with SBS which has allowed us to complete this work with minimal disruption to our customers and within our communities while also providing jobs to local people.”

SBS Managing Director Gary Lawson added: “Collaboration has been the linchpin for success due to the project’s scale and complexity.

“Managing this scale of work requires a combination of technical expertise, local knowledge and community engagement - all of which we’ve achieved through collaboration.”

Works have been carried out on homes in Shirland, Danesmoor, Killamarsh, Barlow, Holmesfield, Ridgeway and Marsh Lane.

The external wall insulation works are part of a wider Rykneld Homes project that will ultimately see 640 homes retrofitted with external wall insulation. The insulation will reduce the amount of heat escaping homes, leading to a reduction in energy use.

The winners will be announced on Thursday June 27.