Since it was released in November of last year, the TrustMark ‘A Guide to Retrofitting your home’ has proven to be a very useful tool for both professionals and consumers who are interested in the retrofit industry. It informs its readers about what retrofit is, why it is important, and offers guidance on how to find the right person to complete retrofit works. Recently, this guide was updated to include even more helpful information. Section were added to discuss:
- Energy Saving Saving Tips
- Tips for finding a tradesperson
The full guide can be accessed as a PDF document from this link.
Energy Saving Tips
This section offers some suggestions for lifestyle changes which could be made to improve the energy performance of the home. For instance, it encourages home-owners to only fill the kettle with enough water for what you need, to switch off electrical devices completely as opposed to leaving them in standby, and even only lightly toasting your bread.
The added information pertaining to EPCs outlines what an EPC is, as well as a little about how it is carried out. The bulk of this section highlights all the outcomes of an EPC, and how a home-owner can use this to better understand their property.
Tips for Finding a Tradesperson
This part of the document directs readers to TrustMark’s ‘find a trader’ facility, and describes the guarantees that come with using that.
If you’d like to get involved in Retrofit, then please consider becoming certified through one of our courses. You can book your space online, or by calling 0333 012 0002.