We all know we need to get retrofitting millions of homes. Do we have the skills? Recent government reports suggest that skills need to improve if we are to leave well ventilated, warm, healthy homes.
The recent Hansford review for Government shows that qualifications are essential to ensure retrofit is done well.
“With so many property archetypes existing, there is no single solution that would apply to all properties. To make matters worse, the building physics for some types of property is not widely nor perhaps fully understood. Sometimes incorrect solutions are applied, which can cause damp, mould or poor air quality.”
“I am of the view that a Retrofit Co-ordinator role is necessary to take responsibility for ensuring that a correctly designed and executed solution is delivered.”
-Peter Hansford FREng, Solid Wall Insulation: Unlocking Demand and
Driving Up Standards, November 2015
New accredited training
A new training course is setting out to help. The new eight-day retrofit training programme, is structured specifically to ensure those with oversight of domestic retrofit schemes can
- raise quality and reduce defects
- manage and mitigate technical risks
- increase team productivity
- maximise the project budget
Dates are available in Birmingham and Bristol:
Courses are also running in London, do get in touch for more information.
The trainers are the UK leaders on retrofit. In this course they share their years of experience and provide interactive sessions to check your knowledge.
The Professional Diploma in Domestic Retrofit Coordination is awarded on completion of the course and the final examination. The courses are recognised as Advanced CPD by the Royal Institute of British Architects. You will be able to gain CPD points as well as working towards the Diploma.
This course is run in partnership with