Full survey and retrofit plan

If you are ready to get an in-depth understanding of how to transform your home into a more comfortable and energy efficient place to live, then this is the right option for you. One of our qualified retrofit surveyors will come and assess your home to find out about your existing energy usage and the building context, fabric and services. We will use this information to produce a bespoke retrofit report. This will present the measures you could take to maximise energy efficiency and comfort in your home, with recommendations on the most cost-effective and impactful measures to take forward.

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The detailed report will:

  • Present two or more retrofit scenarios for your home, based on different levels of cost and disruption, and accounting for the recommended phasing of installation. These scenarios will be accompanied by approximate performance outcomes and budgets.
  • Highlight any issues you may need to address before or alongside undertaking your retrofit work.

As part of this service, our retrofit surveyor can identify key considerations such as planning requirements and may be able to help you identify skilled contractors like our Futureproof Associate Builders to install the measures.

There is an option for the survey to include an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) if you would like one, for a small additional fee (£35 + VAT) to cover our costs of producing one.

Once we’ve given you your report, our surveyor will arrange a follow up consultation with you (maximum 1 hour) so that you can ask any questions about the report and find out more about how we can help you on your next steps. You can find an example of the report here.

Although this detailed retrofit survey and report is a powerful tool that helps you understand the retrofit options most suitable for your home, it does have its limitations. For example:

  • It does not recommend specific contractors to carry out retrofit works, although we may be able to refer you to contractors for some specific measures (e.g. our Futureproof Associate Builders).
  • It does not tell you exactly what action to take – instead, it makes recommendations and presents scenarios that can help you decide your preferred course of action.
  • It does not include securing statutory permissions such as planning, building control, etc.
  • It is not a detailed retrofit works specification, and so does not include bespoke retrofit solutions for specific parts of the house (e.g. construction detail drawings), prescribe which materials or construction methodology should be used, or specify particular systems or products.
  • It does not typically involve invasive work during the survey.

If you require help with any of the above items not included in our detailed retrofit survey and report, you may be interested in some of our other services, including retrofit consultancy and project support, project management, planning appeal advice, or quality assurance services.

If you are unsure whether the detailed retrofit survey and plan is the right service for you, please email us at [email protected] to arrange a suitable time for one of our team to call you.