John HylandIf you were at the UK Passivhaus Conference 2014, you may have seen our John Hyland talking about the challenges faced from a contractor's point of view in achieving Passivhaus Standard on a retrofit project

It goes without saying that it is harder to achieve the required standards in a retrofit property than a newbuild, but which ever you are working on, there are certain things you need to have in place to ensure a successful project.

Here are some notes from John's presentation. 


Peter Casey Scholarship 013 N332 2305x1621April saw the award of the first Peter Casey Scholarship at the University of Salford’s School of the Built Environment (SOBE).

The recipient of the scholarship, awarded on merit, was Stuart who is in his first year at Salford, studying Quantity Surveying.  Stuart will receive £1000 per annum for the 3 years of his studies.

“I was overwhelmed to receive my notification letter and am delighted to have been selected as this year’s recipient,” said Stuart.  “It is an absolute honour to be recognised for my work this year and it motivates me to continue to strive for excellence.  The scholarship will not only enable me to concentrate on my studies, but also provide the financial security to invest more time to causes that I hold dear such as raising money for landmine clearing charity, MAG International.”

Gold Medal AwardThe Casey Group Ltd has been awarded another gold medal in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014.

The Gold Medal (6 consecutive Golds) award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) will be presented during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Centre, on May 15, 2014.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage the raising of occupational health and safety standards across the board. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems such as The Casey Group Ltd, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”

Chris Casey, Casey Managing Director said: “At Casey, we have always placed health and safety at the top of our agenda.  This second Gold Medal (the first is achieved after 5 consecutive Gold Awards) is testament to this and is a result of the responsibility taken by every single Casey employee.”

ashton roger pic3 croppedCasey apprentice, Aston Roger, recently came runner-up in the  Young Rising Star category at the Six Town Housing Community Star Awards 2014.

Nineteen year old Aston has been working with Casey since September last year and is undertaking an apprenticeship in general construction.

In the photo he is pictured holding his certificate, with Casey Site Manager, George O'Neill.

Casey's construction division has been given a boost with two exciting project wins in the North West.  The schemes reflect the increasing need for quality affordable housing and will help to alleviate increasing pressures on social housing waiting lists.  Both of these schemes were procured through the JV North Contractors' Framework.

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We are delighted to be working with Helena Partnerships again on an exciting new development of 27 properties in St Helens.

This is a design and build contract on an infill site between Egerton and Gower Streets.  The scheme comprises 17 two-bed, two storey houses and 10 three-bed, two storey houses.  The dwellings have been designed to achieve low energy and carbon emissions to meet current Building Regulations Part L, using thermally efficient and airtight construction.  Heating and hot water requirements will be met using condensing boilers.

The scheme will achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.