Membership

Member types

There are three main types of membership (see below) but all applicants must first become an Associate member before upgrading to Practitioner or Advocate.

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

Associate Membership – £50/year

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.  This is the gateway to full membership. 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.

The annual fee is not required once an organisation has upgraded to full membership.

Advocate Membership – no further fee

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 organsiations
  • Charities
  • Community Energy Groups
  • Local Authorities
  • Housing Associations
  • Energy companies
  • Landlords
  • Estate Agents
  • Letting Agents
  • Product manufacturers seeking an assured supply chain

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. 

TrustMark Membership – £100/year

RetrofitWorks is an approved Scheme Provider for Trustmark, and is offering our existing members a seamless transition into Trustmark membership.

TrustMark is the only Government endorsed consumer protection scheme for quality tradesmen working to high standards, and since October 2018 has been extensively upgraded and rebranded to include all the recommendations of the 2016 “Each Home Counts” independent review. Their website currently has over 750,000 tradesperson’s details viewed by the public every month on the “Find your local TrustMark Business” section of their website.

Furthermore, from 1st January 2020, all ECO Installers must be Trustmark registered and able to lodge data via the Trustmark Data Warehouse in order to access funded work.  The PAS2035 transition from 1st January 2020 to June 2021 is easy with us – we have a range of Retrofit Coordinators already in place who can approve and sign off to that standard.  Installers who certify themselves to 2019 standards in this transition period, can access a 20% uplift on grants from ECO providers.

This Membership is open to any existing Practitioner Member of RetrofitWorks and fees are as follows:

  • £100 (inc VAT)/year
  • For work-type without Competent Person Scheme or PAS2030 certification, inspection fee of £100 +VAT

Press the green button to apply.  Get in touch if you have any questions.