Contractors have been appointed and work is starting. This is an exciting phase of your retrofit project with lots of energy and activity on site.
But hold on a second. It’s tempting to leave your builders to their work but now isn’t the time to take your eye off the ball.
Stage 4 is all about quality assurance and creating a way to monitor and assess the standard of work carried out by your contractors.
Clear information upfront, reasonable expectations, regular communication and a strong framework for oversight are all key ingredients to controlling the quality of retrofit works.
There’s another important factor too: on site training. Informal development sessions or toolbox talks with contractors that take place on-the-job are hugely valuable during this phase. They reinforce knowledge, sharpen skills and flag quality issues early on.
Retrofit is a relatively immature market. Many really great contractors will have knowledge gaps around energy efficiency techniques or measures. This is quite normal and on site talks or on-the-job training can help, focusing in on a particular retrofit competency or procedure.
How to make sure your retrofit works are up to standard.
A People Powered Retrofit Surveyor can be a guide and sounding board throughout your project. When works begin and quality control is crucial, their knowledge and experience can help you monitor and assess the quality of work carried out by your contractor.