We're supporting local firms 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:
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.
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.
We help to establish mutual trust, realistic expectations and clear communication between you and your customer.
For builders, contractors and trades 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.
Futureproof is helping local firms develop skills & knowledge in energy saving retrofit work.
How does it work?
Futureproof Training is free-of-charge, delivered by builders, directly on your project site.
Futureproof training topics
These short training sessions will provide all the essentials you need to create a lower-carbon, more comfortable home when you start refurbishment works for your clients,
Futureproof training consists of free-of-charge, ‘toolbox talk’ style peertraining – concise, hands-on and geared towards any real-life problems that you may need to solve on your project.
Training is delivered by a Futureproof Associate Builder directly on your project site, enabling your whole team to build skills and knowledge based on 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.
Find out about free on-site training
Could you teach Futureproof skills?
As a Futureproof Associate Builder Trainer you will receive training in key aspects of sustainable construction and be 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 becoming a paid Futureproof Associate Builder Trainer