Mayor of London Sadiq Khan recently launched a scheme worth £5bn in the capital to upgrade cold, damp housing stock, make buildings more energy efficient and tackle the climate emergency. According to official data, London’s homes and workplaces are responsible for 78% of the carbon emissions and virtually all will need some level of retrofitting over the coming decade.

The new package of measures will offer grants for retrofit work, encouraging developers and social housing landlords to upgrade their buildings to energy-efficient homes. Better insulation, low-carbon heating and clean power sources are vital steps to help improve the capital’s carbon performance.

As well as building low carbon homes and buildings, Syntec Projects is addressing the problem of ageing and energy-inefficient homes. With our expertise in creating new buildings with EPC ratings of A+ and A, we are well placed to design a process to get properties airtight using high spec performance ventilation and heating systems for housing associations and large estate owners.

Syntec Project’s approach to retrofitting involves a pre-analysis of the building using SAP calculations, thermal imaging, a blower (air tightness) test and visual inspections. The process works on both individual buildings or units and can be scaled up and rolled out over large housing estates.

We then spec tailor-made solutions for the building, implement these solutions and closely monitor while the works are being carried out. Once works are complete, post assessments validate the results, and a new EPC rating is awarded.

So join with us in the Retrofit Revolution and book your initial consultation about retrofitting  older housing stock.