Planning a renovation and want to reduce your carbon footprint?
Ecofurb, supported by Islington Council, is as an end-to-end retrofit scheme for the ‘self-funded’ market in London. The scheme provides homeowners with an easier route to a low carbon home by proving retrofit coordination and specification information, access to contractors, design professionals and quality assurance. It can cater for period homes and those in conservation areas.
The target is multi-measure and deep retrofit. The work is to a whole house approach and PAS2035 for these types of job. Homeowners receive up to three quotes for each area of work needed for their renovation, meaning there is competition built into the model. Much of the hassle and uncertainty in choosing what to do with their home and in getting quotes is taken away from the homeowner. There is protection for the customer built in as Ecofurb members have been rigorously vetted, and retrofit coordinators are independent of those who win the work.
The set-up of Ecofurb is funded by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Ecofurb providers are also working with BEIS on the best way for the scheme to integrate with the Green Homes Grant. Customers will be able to use the Green Homes Grant vouchers with accredited contractors through Ecofurb.
How does it work?
Step 1 – Get in Touch
Register for free and without obligation at here. Simply provide a few details about you and your home.
Step 2 – Advice and Quotes
Discuss with an Ecofurb Coordinator which works would have the biggest energy saving impact for your home. Your Ecofurb Coordinator can get quotations for you from local contractors who are all approved members of our cooperative, and help you decide how to proceed.
Step 3 – Installation
Your chosen contractors carry out the work and communicate regularly with your Coordinator to ensure that work meets specifications.
Step 4 – Final Checks
Your Ecofurb Coordinator checks all the work is finished to required standards before approving payment to the contractor – so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your home.
Find out more
Ecofurb is being run in partnership between Parity Projects and RetrofitWorks – independent experts in designing and hosting energy efficiency schemes. Ecofurb can also be contacted through their website.