We recently ran a competition for North Somerset residents to win a free retrofit survey, worth up to £600.

This competition is now closed, but you can find out more information about our services here.

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Your plan will include

  • a retrofit assessment
  • a medium term improvement plan, for implementation across thirty years.

The plan will take a whole-house approach, starting with your existing energy use and details of your home. Your advisor will go through installation options and offer advice and guidance on where to start your retrofit journey, based on your priorities and budget. You’ll know how to make your home as energy-efficient as possible and receive recommendations on the most cost-effective and impactful measures to take forward. Here’s an example of how your retrofit journey might look.


What is retrofit?

‘Retrofitting’ is work carried out to improve an existing building by reducing energy and water consumption, upgrading construction materials and reducing waste, creating both a healthier and more energy-efficient home.

Did you know 40% of all emissions come from households? And in North Somerset, the average energy efficiency of a home is band D, giving lots of room for improvement. By retrofitting your home, you can reduce how much energy you use, and save money on your bills. Making changes to your home is the best way to ensure you’re doing your part in the fight against the climate crisis, and having a plan is the first step.



Find out more

This competition is part of a wider programme being delivered by the Centre for Sustainable Energy over the upcoming months, alongside North Somerset Council. This project is funded through the UK Community Renewal Fund. The aim is to decarbonise local schools, leisure centres, and public buildings in North Somerset.

North Somerset Council, in partnership with local organisations, received more than £2.8m of government funding from the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Enabling Thriving Places in North Somerset is one of four projects delivering this investment in skills, communities and businesses, and supporting people into employment.

£672,562 was awarded to deliver a placemaking research project. This will inform the interventions, projects and spaces to build social fabric, boost recovery and resilience, and create places where people want to work, visit and live. The project includes a decarbonisation feasibility study programme across schools, leisure and public buildings.

Decarbonisation work is taking place, in partnership with Bristol City Council, during the first half of 2022. For more information, visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/crf

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