Futureproof helps builders develop green building skills & knowledge in domestic retrofit.

We're supporting local builders throughout the West of England to install energy saving measures and carry out retrofit work through free on-site training and by connecting you with homeowners who want this work done. 


Our support to you includes:

  1. FREE, independent training on sustainable building practices. This consists of toolbox talks delivered by experienced sustainable builders, directly to you on site at a time that's appropriate to maximise the learning.

  2. We manage an online register of builders that we recommend to our customers. Ensuring customer confidence in the service we offer is key; our training provides assurance of your credentials, competency and quality of service.

  3. We help to establish mutual trust, realistic expectations and clear communication between you and your customer.

For builders in the West of England this is an opportunity to:


  • Shape and expand your service offering in line with the future market, as demand for low carbon, sustainable and energy efficiency measures increases.

  • Take pride in refining your craft by developing knowledge and skills with long-term value.

  • Connect with appreciative, well-informed customers who value the additional knowledge you can offer.

  • Signal to customers that you hold your work to a higher standard, giving them confidence that you deliver long-lasting, quality installations which justify their investment.

  • Win more creative and satisfying projects that not only benefit your customers and business, but wider society and the environment.

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How does it work?


Are you interested in free, independent, peer-to-peer toolbox talks on sustainable building practices for your retrofit project?


Register your interest in having a trained builder visit your project site to deliver free training. Register here and select any of the training sessions you're interested in.


We will get in touch to discuss your training requirements and book training sessions for you and your team.


Once you've had the training, this information will be added to our online register, allowing potential customers to easily see your low carbon training credentials.


You start to receive requests for quotes to carry out sustainable retrofit work.


We help to establish mutual trust, realistic expectations and clear communication between you and your customer.


You successfully carry out the work and are ready to receive more requests for work.

Find out how to get involved

FREE on-site training in green building skills. 

Request Free Toolbox Talk Training

Register your interest in having a trained builder visit your project site to deliver free toolbox talk training.


Please tick the boxes for any of the training sessions you're interested in. 

The Green Register will then be in touch to discuss, there's no obligation at this stage, we’ll simply explain what’s involved. 

What training topics are you interested in?

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Futureproof offers free training in the fundamentals of sustainable construction for builders in the West of England!

Futureproof Toolbox Talks are delivered peer-to-peer, by a Futureproof Associate Builder directly on your project site – enabling your whole team to build skills and knowledge in key sustainable construction principles.


Toolbox talks are run by The Green Register, who have been providing expert training to construction professionals for almost 20 years and helping firms transition from providing ‘normal’ home improvements, such as loft extensions, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, to offering low-risk, low carbon retrofit in all their future projects.

Could you teach Futureproof skills?

Futureproof Associate Builder Trainers receive training in key aspects of sustainable construction, once you've completed the training programme you are paid to share your knowledge with builders on site via toolbox training sessions.

You'll be paid to attend five training courses and you’ll then go on to teach other builders starting out on their sustainable retrofit journeys.

Find out about more about becoming a paid Futureproof Associate Builder Trainer

Find out about free on-site training​ in these topics

The concise, hands-on training sessions are geared towards any real-life problems that you may need to solve on your project and cover all the essentials you need to create a lower-carbon home when you start refurbishment works for your clients.

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