Stage 1: Starting Out

Retrofit isn’t one-way-only. Some people need help with a certain element of the process, but they manage another part themselves. Other householders want support with the whole project.

People Powered Retrofit offers a range of pick-and-mix services to help you along your retrofit journey. We are a not-for-profit service, offering householders in Greater Manchester impartial, easy-to-understand information and guidance on retrofit.

In the Starting Out stage, we can help you pinpoint exactly how retrofit might improve your home. This includes supporting you to develop a Retrofit Project Brief which sets out the key elements of your works, your goals and motivations.

Our People Powered Retrofit Advisors can:

  • Signpost you to relevant information, such as websites, factsheets, sources of advice and case studies
  • Develop your expectations around what can be achieved
  • Help you to articulate your aims and priorities
  • Outline options in terms of service level (single phase or multi-phase etc) and delivery pathway (traditional, design & build, DIY)
  • Assist your decision-making around products, contractors and all other procurement considerations
  • Ensure you take an appropriate direction through your retrofit project in terms of scale, costs and other priorities
  • Support you to baseline your energy use

At the end of the project, you’ll have a strong, clear Retrofit Project Brief that will be used throughout your retrofit journey.

Start your journey by sending an enquiry here or call 0161 826 0141

Being flexible and open to change is important and having a plan, having a very good plan, but not being rigid is the balance that needs to be played. You need to have that in mind before you start.

Gervase Mangwana, Chorlton

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