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Member types

There are three main types of membership (see below).  All applicants must first become an Associate member, before they can upgrade to a Practitioner or Advocate member.

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Please see our Membership Criteria Overview for Stakeholders V1.1 for further details on the type of members we wish to work with and how our membership process works.

Associate (non-trading) Membership – £50 

Associate membership is open to any organisation or individual that wishes to formally support RetrofitWorks or act as a non-trading stakeholder in one of our schemes.  There are no entry requirements, other than the desire and promise to support RetrofitWorks in the local community, to input into the design of one or more schemes.  Find out more, or sign up now as an Associate Member, by clicking here.

Practitioner Membership – £350  (one-off, not annual)

Becoming a Practitioner member allows your organisation to become a shareholder in the cooperative.  This entitles you to offer your services to customers and other members, and receive opportunities to price and win work.  You will also have a voting right, have the opportunity to stand on the Board of Directors, and therefore a possible profit share.

Our Practitioner members are organisations or individuals working in the building industry, including, but not limited to; installers/contractors, energy assessors, retrofit coordinators, architects, designers, project managers, and other refurbishment specialists. We carry out a thorough evaluation of each member on entry and ask them to follow our Code of Conduct. Retrofit Coordinators are also assigned to each job so that the customer is represented and Quality Assurance is carried out on 100% of jobs.

£350 is only charged once some work has been won.

For surveyors and designers we waive the £350 fee but the process remains the same. 

Advocate Membership

Advocate members are organisations who want to support or drive local retrofit activity. We offer a variety of tools and commercial templates to access a single and locally sourced SME supply chain.

Becoming an Advocate member allows you to work with RetrofitWorks staff to design and deliver local retrofit activity, whether that be through formal lead generation, or informally by signposting householders directly to RetrofitWorks. When designing the scheme we can decide whether you wish to be remunerated  and how that can happen.

Here follows a list of possible Advocate members, but there may be more. Get it touch to discuss your thoughts:

  • Community groups
  • Local Charities
  • Local Authorities
  • Housing Associations
  • Landlords
  • Estate Agents
  • Local Schools
  • Faith / Non Faith Groups
  • Product manufacturers seeking an assured supply chain