Routes to Retrofit

Photo credit: Carbon Co-op
Photo credit: Carbon Co-op

Routes to Retrofit is a two part seminar series on planning and delivering energy efficient retrofit for householders. Developed by Marianne Heaslip of URBED and industry professional Bill Taylor, these seminars are run regularly for Carbon Co-op and their members. 

Retrofit, and particularly whole house retrofit, can be complex. This course is designed to help householders understand what to prioritise, which professionals to appoint and how to approach contractors. It is ideal for:

  • Householders planning an eco-refurbishment or retrofit project who already know the kinds of measures their home requires and are seeking to take forward works.
  • Householders who have had an energy assessment completed and want to commission some of the recommended measures.

Together the seminars cover:

  • Considering objectives, priorities and getting the best result.

  • Looking at options for works and funding
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  • Balancing time, cost and quality
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  • Local Authority approvals, consents etc.

  • Which ‘professionals’ are needed and guidance on selection and appointment
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  • Selecting and appointing builders (including contracts)
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  • Examining common issues and avoiding them
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  • Getting the most for the resources available
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  • Exchanging ideas and energy with like-minded people – & sharing the pain!


"For anyone considering retrofitting your house to make it more carbon efficient and environmentally friendly, this is a brilliant workshop. I came away with far greater understanding of the field and inspired by what others are doing. The trainers brought the seminars to life with stories and pictures and also shared their extensive experience."

Routes to Retrofit seminars are run regularly by Carbon Co-op and are open to both members and non-members. To find out when the next course is running contact info@carbon.coop.

Photo credit: Carbon Co-op

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