Retrofit your Home

Make your home more energy-efficient & reduce your energy bills

An introduction to Retrofitting

Retrofitting is the process of making improvements to your home so it becomes more energy efficient with lower emissions.

  • It often involves improving insulation of walls, floors and lofts.
  • and, the upgrading of windows and doors
  • It may include renewing services such as heating, hot water and lighting
Retrofit Guide

Retrofit Guide

Our detailed guide clearly describes:

  • The what, why & how of Retrofitting
  • Energy saving tips
  • Who can carry out the work

Download our guide and discover the benefits of Retrofit for businesses, homes and our environment

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Why Retrofit?

Our homes use 35% of the UK’s energy and emit 20% of our carbon dioxide emissions

Improving their energy efficiency not only makes things better for our environment, it makes your home more comfortable to live in and more cost effective to run.

Tradesperson insulating a loft in a home

How does Retrofit work?

  1. Assess your home 
    A qualified retrofit professional will assess your home

  2. A bespoke plan is produced
    It can be carried out in stages to suit your budget, lifestyle or needs

  3. Quotes are obtained
    from approved retrofit contractors

  4. Work begins
    A preferred contractor is chosen, contracts are signed and work begins

  5. Work is completed
    On completion, the work is checked to ensure it’s delivered to all required quality standards

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Find a Retrofit Professional

You can find reliable retrofit professionals by using TrustMark’s ‘Find a Business’

TrustMark is the only Government Endorsed Quality Scheme giving you access to vetted professionals with the peace of mind that all registered businesses are required to offer a minimum 2-year guarantee on any works carried out (subject to terms and conditions).

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Commitments to climate change targets

Under the Climate Change Act 2008 the UK needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. 

To meet the UK's government climate change targets, we must retrofit all homes to an EPC band C standard by 2035. Therefore, one of the key considerations for any homeowner is; How energy efficient is my home?” Housing efficiency is one of the major ways to reduce carbon and give us the best possible chance of meeting targets to help us reduce fuel poverty and make healthier homes.

We are working with the government and industry through new legislation and standards in order that quality improvements are made to UK housing stock. Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) is the government’s programme to make UK homes more energy-efficient and is focused exclusively on households with low incomes or living in fuel poverty.