RetrofitWorks designs, implements and manages energy efficiency and retrofit schemes most often in a defined geographical area. This is done in partnership with local Advocates. To find the scheme that best suits you, consider the area of the home or property you’d like to retrofit within the schemes we have available.

Cosy Homes, Oxfordshire

This scheme, part funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is a pilot being led by Low Carbon Hub and National Energy Foundation and was launched to customers in April 2019. The RetrofitWorks delivery model is being used to bring together an organised supply chain made up of local organisations. Other partners include Local Authorities and marketing consultants.

Ecofurb, London

Ecofurb works across London, providing a whole house approach to improving the energy efficiency of your home. An Ecofurb Coordinator will talk with you and survey your home, so that they can produce your Ecofurb Plan. This report shows your home’s current performance, what you could achieve, and a phased plan taking you as close to net zero carbon as possible. If you are planning a renovation or multi-improvement works we can get you quotes from our network of contractors, who are members of our cooperative, and we oversee the work to make sure it is completed to the required standards. To find out more about what we do and to register your details with us, please visit our website.

Greater London Authority (GLA) Warmer Homes 3

RetrofitWorks is happy to work again with the Greater London Authority on their Warmer Homes scheme to bring warmer, more energy efficient homes to residents across London.

In April of 2022, energy prices increased by 54%, at a time when Londoners are already being affected by the growing cost of living crisis. RetrofitWorks are working together with the Mayor of London to support those impacted by focussing on immediate actions of making homes greener and warmer, reducing energy use and, therefore, lowering bills and cutting carbon. These actions will particularly help the most vulnerable Londoners who are disproportionately affected by the rising cost of living.

The Mayor of London’s Warmer Homes programme provides free heating, insulation and ventilation improvements for low income Londoners who own their own homes or rent privately.

To apply, please visit the below website to see if you are eligible for the scheme. Please note that applications must go through the Mayor of London website to be considered.

Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery

Working with local authorities, our Local Authority Delivery schemes deliver the Green Homes Grant for homeowners & landlords in England.

Like our other schemes each homeowner will be assigned a Retrofit Coordinator who will produce a Whole House Plan showing the home’s current energy performance and a plan to improve this through retrofit measures which are appropriate for the home. Quotes are sought for the chosen work from within our cooperative and the Retrofit Coordinator works with the homeowner and contractors to agree quotes. Coordinators then oversee the installation and ultimately sign off the work for the contractor to receive payment once work is completed to the desired technical standard.

This scheme was successfully delivered and was completed in May of 2022.

Eastern New Energy Scheme, Cambridgeshire

  • This scheme is part-funded by the EU and seeks to build a strong local market for domestic retrofit in and around Cambridgeshire.
  • We are starting pilot clients in January of 2021.

Further details can be found on our Eastern New Energy page.

Your Home Better, Greater Manchester Authority

RetrofitWorks has partnered with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to bring you ‘Your Home Better’, making homes more energy efficient, warmer, and safer across Greater Manchester.

The scheme aims to: Tackle fuel poverty by increasing low-income homes’ energy efficiency rating while reducing their energy bills. We aim to deliver cost effective carbon savings to carbon budgets and progress towards the UK’s target for net zero by 2050.

Check out the Your Home Better website for more information, and please reach out to us through our contact page to find out how we can make your home better in Greater Manchester!

Homes as Energy Systems (HaES) – Greater Manchester

The ‘Homes as Energy Systems’ (HaES) project is costing in total £10.4m, with £5.2m being contributed by the European Regional Development Fund. Led by Procure Plus, it brings together two GM social landlords and other regional institutions and businesses to overcome the energy ‘trilemma’ of growing electricity demand, increased intermittent renewable energy generation and a local energy network already under stress, which the GM city region faces today.

In responding to the European Regional Development Fund call for submissions, issued by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the project had to demonstrate that it delivered against GM’s strategic low carbon aims including its Climate Change and Low Emission Strategy. Furthermore, by enabling a transition to a ‘low carbon’ electricity network in GM, HaES will directly support the Mayor of GM Andy Burnham’s aspirations for the City Region, namely the pledge to become a carbon neutral city region by 2038.

Our call for Members to join this project is here.

Ovo Energy Heat Pump Energy Programme, South East England

  • This exciting scheme aims to demonstrate the feasibility of a large-scale roll-out of heat pumps in Great Britain by installing heat pumps in 750 homes across the SE England, Newcastle and Scotland. We are leading the SE region with OVO Energy.
  • The scheme will pay for the entire heat pump installation. Let us know if you have individual customers you feel would benefit as we can potentially include them.
  • With 250 installs to complete by the end of July 2021, we are looking for Heat Pump Installers, Retrofit Coordinators and Retrofit Assessors in particular the RG and SL postcode areas. Please see the website here:

Warm Homes Check Service – East Sussex County Council, East Sussex

The Warm Home Check service has been provided by RetrofitWorks and Citizens Advice (Advocate Member) since Nov 2018. Our contract has been renewed to 2024. The service offers advice and support to anyone who struggles to keep warm at home. Private residents on a low income may also qualify for a free home visit which includes:

  • Advice on getting help to pay for heating.
  • An assessment of your home to identify how to keep warm.
  • Small works such as improving insulation or repairing boilers.
  • Emergency temporary heating.
  • Installation of replacement boilers, central heating systems or home insulation is also possible subject to eligibility and limited availability of additional grants.

East Sussex Green Home Grant Local Authority Delivery (LAD) Scheme

  • The scheme is live and we will carry out 75 installs to be completed by the end of March 2021.
  • Clients will come via the existing Warm Home Check service.
  • We are looking for contractors for Windows, ASHP, Loft and CW Insulation, Solid Wall Insulation and Solar Thermal and they must have TrustMark & PAS2030/ MCS.

Warmer Sussex, East/West Sussex, Brighton, & Hove

RetrofitWorks has partnered with a range of local community organisations to secure Government funding to build a local market to transform the housing stock of Sussex. Warmer Sussex launched in October 2019 and is an alliance of expert advocates, advisers, designers and contractors that have worked for many years. Together we are seeking to make homes more comfortable, cheaper to run and less impactful on the planet for self-funded customers.
Visit the Warmer Sussex website to find out more about the scheme and register your interest here.