Homes for Heroes – We are pleased to be working in the government funded retrofit program, Social Housing Decarbonization Fund (SHDF).

Having received accreditation in Level 5 Retrofit Coordinator and Level 3 Traditional Buildings we are now working on behalf of Richmond Homes Partnership, subcontracted to FFT – as specialist ‘Retrofit Designer’. 

The massive expansion of housing in the 1950s filled the immediate housing shortage gap, but the houses are somewhat energy inefficient.  The ‘Boot’ houses were designed to be temporary, but are generally still going fine, and suitable for thermal upgrades. 

Made of precast concrete columns with infill clinker panels they do not allow conventional fixing of external wall insulation.  With specialist suppliers we are devising structural systems to support the External Wall Insulation, and minimising thermal bridging.