We offer a range of retrofit measures that can help to improve the energy efficiency of your home, making it cosier and more affordable to heat. The following sections will provide with information on the various energy efficiency measures that we offer, as well as some educational resources to to help you get a better understanding of the improvements that you could make to your home.
What is Retrofit?
Its no secret that the UK has some of the oldest housing stock in Europe. Many of the homes we live in were simply not designed with modern energy efficiency standards in mind. A combination of leaky windows and doors, uninsulated walls and inefficient heating systems means that we are paying much more money that we should to keep our homes warm and comfortable. Additionally these homes typically have a much higher environmental impact as they produce more CO2 due to their low energy efficiency rating. So what can be done to help solve this issue that is not only effecting us financially, but also contributing the effects of climate change?
Bristol City Leap is committed to helping people improve the energy efficiency of their homes via a domestic retrofit process. To put simply retrofitting is the application of new materials, products and technologies into an existing domestic building in order to improve its energy efficiency and reduce its impact on the environment. An example of this could be installing loft insulation where there was none previously, putting solar panels on the roof of a home, or installing a modern, low carbon heating system such as an air source heat pump.
We’ve created some useful videos on the topic of domestic retrofit which will help to explain the process more thoroughly. Please take a moment to watch these and learn more.