Retrofitting call to arms
The National Federation of Builders (NFB) agrees with others in the industry, that a retrofitting and future homes revolution is needed. However, without industry working together, we cannot achieve it.
Richard Beresford, chief executive of the NFB, said: “Industry needs to work together to ensure we have the mechanisms, knowledge and expertise to achieve change. That’s why we have previously identified some of the opportunities and barriers that councils face, not just in funding retrofit but supporting homeowners to get work done.”
“We need a call to arms led by the Government and industry. By bringing together technical experts to identify opportunities, decision makers like councils to enable change, and builders, like members of the NFB to complete the work, we can achieve an energy efficiency revolution in housing.”
The NFB has started some of this work already and previously released a piece titled, ‘The UK requires a retrofitting revolution’, which identifies some of the barriers and solutions.
Rico Wojtulewicz, head of housing and planning at the House Builders Association (HBA), said: “It’s time we stopped doing things in isolation and worked together. That’s always been our ambition and we hope our call to arms can ensure greater collaboration. This is a huge climate emergency and economic opportunity for the UK and we cannot miss it.”
The NFB’s press release, ‘The UK requires a retrofitting revolution’ can be read, here.