The world of retrofitting can be a maze of choices, budgets, property considerations, and resident satisfaction. With so many options available, it’s often challenging to know where to begin. And in today’s climate-conscious world, the urgency to make energy-efficient improvements is greater than ever.
Currently, a significant portion of the UK’s emissions stem from homes losing heat through inefficient windows, doors, uninsulated walls, and roofs. In line with the government’s ambitious target for all rented homes to achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of C or above by 2030, housing providers must strategically plan their journey to achieve this milestone.
M&Y: Retrofit Experts Leading the Way
At M&Y Maintenance and Construction, we bring extensive experience to the realm of retrofitting. Our expertise spans a wide range of retrofit works, from installing external wall insulation to fitting new windows and roofs, conducting damp proofing, and insulating lofts. Regardless of your budget or property type, we can make a positive impact on the buildings you manage.
Our approach places the “Fabric First.” This means upgrading the building’s structural fabric, including walls, lofts, and floors, to ensure suitable ventilation before addressing more complex elements like heating and hot water systems. This approach has yielded significant success, as seen in our portfolio of retrofit projects.
Transforming Communities, One Retrofit at a Time
One of our notable projects includes a 5-year External Wall Insulation (EWI) program for Regenda Homes, which improved the energy efficiency of nearly 600 homes in Fleetwood, Wyre. At the project’s outset, these homes had EPC ratings of D and E. Through our retrofit efforts, they have now achieved an EPC rating of C, resulting in an average reduction of £207 in energy bills for residents.
Sharing Knowledge for a Sustainable Future
We take pride in sharing our knowledge and insights from these transformative projects. As sponsors of the Energy Plus Academy, an initiative hosted by the National Communities Resource Centre (NCRC), M&Y is excited to contribute to the discussion on the benefits of retrofitting, the Fabric First approach, and effective customer communications.
Our hope is that this collaboration will spark innovation across the sector, leading to new and innovative ways of building and maintaining homes. Together, we can make a substantial difference in creating sustainable, energy-efficient communities for the future.
Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to drive positive change in the construction and maintenance industry.