What does a Deep Retrofit involve?

The Deep Retrofit of an existing home means following a plan and carrying out multiple energy efficiency upgrades all at once to achieve a significant reduction in energy waste.

  • Firstly, you will need to reduce the level of heat loss to keep heat in the home for longer. This involves some or all of the following: wall insulation, roof insulation, floor insulation, retrofit double glazing.
  • The next step is to look at an efficient renewable heating system to support the transition away from fossil fuels. The typical heating system installed on a Deep Retrofit Project is a heat pump.
  • It also includes mechanical extraction ventilation from moisture-generating rooms like bathrooms, laundries, and kitchens to maintain good indoor air quality.

Other renewable energy technologies such as solar water heating panels and solar photovoltaic panels may be appropriate for your home.