Higher energy bills are a growing concern for almost half UK homeowners and as the Covid-19 crisis unfolds, we’ve seen a surge in homeowners requesting projects to help drive down the energy demand in their home.
While restrictions have forced many builders to pause work on-site, we’ve adapted our services to provide new types of support to help you capitalise on the emerging challenges and opportunities.
Since launching in January, hundreds of builders and trades in the West-of-England have registered to receive free peer-led training in sustainable building practices through the Futureproof training programme. You can read more about the training on offer.
In response to Covid-19 restrictions our training partners, The Green Register, have rapidly adapted the program of courses and training sessions to be delivered online.
The shift from on-site to live-streamed training has proved overwhelmingly popular, with early feedback suggesting many builders have appreciated the chance to turn downtime into an opportunity to expand their business and skills in line with shifting demand.
“Futureproof is nothing less than an oasis in the desert.” - Attendee from a firm in South Gloucestershire.
“I think what you’re all doing is superb, especially the focus on practical application.” - Bristol-based builder.
The new virtual format will go on to form part of a blended learning model in the future, as well as the introduction of new topics, including Heat Pumps, Sustainable Timber and Biodiversity and the Built Environment.
We also still have a large customer base looking for builders with sustainable building knowledge and skills, so once you've undertaken training we can add your information to our online register, allowing these potential customers to easily see your sustainably trained credentials.