Planning your retrofit
CAfS’ experienced expert team can help you plan your retrofit project by profiling the energy performance of your home and identifying costed improvements.
We model the current heat loss and carbon footprint of your home and how they could improve with a range of retrofit options.
Our Home Retrofit Planner is different to many home assessments, such as Energy Performance Certificates, because it considers a wide range of factors, not solely energy and carbon emissions. Home Retrofit Planner considers your motivations for retrofit and your priorities and preferences, as well as factors like comfort, health and indoor air quality.
How does Home Retrofit Planner work?
1 Pre-visit – We start by discussing your objectives and priorities and review any past energy bills you have available, an Energy Performance Certificate if you have one, any construction drawings you might have, plus planning and building approvals or certificates.
2 Consultation appointment – The next step is usually a conference call or in-person meeting, to find out about what you want to achieve for your home energy performance. Our assessor will factor in your:
- preferences and perceptions.
- future plans
- timescales and budget
3 Building assessment – Our assessor will perform a visual inspection of your property’s condition and conduct a survey, to measure the building’s parameters and record details of existing insulation, heating, cooling, extractors and more, including photographs to help with our assessment.
4 Energy modelling – Our team creates an energy model of your home as it is now. We’ll use this to develop three potential retrofit scenarios based on low, medium and high intervention measures.
5 Report – The outcome is a comprehensive Home Retrofit Planner report outlining the findings of the assessment. We’ll also include three costed retrofit scenarios plus approximate performance outcomes. Recommendations will range from ‘quick wins’ to deep retrofit measures and they will include likely time scales.
6 Consultation – We’ll arrange a follow up 30-minute consultation with you to outline recommendations and to answer any questions you have about the report and recommendations.
With prices starting at £600, Home Retrofit Planner can provide you with guidance and detailed information to help create a whole-house retrofit plan, which is focused on your property, your objectives, your lifestyle, your choices and your budget.
Please contact us for a free, no-obligation discussion, and we’ll be able to give you a quotation when we know a bit more about your home.