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ECD Appointed to Retrofit 3K+ Homes for Renfrewshire

July 12, 2022


We have won a £4 million design contract to lead the retrofit of between 3,000 and 3,500 dwellings for the local authority — which includes suburbs like Paisley, Linwood and Johnstone to the west of Glasgow.

Duncan Smith, former housing strategy and asset manager at the council, who wrote the specification for the contract, said that it was designed to ensure quality control and a high standard of retrofit.

“These retrofits will benefit some of the most vulnerable, some of the poorest people in our communities, those most at risk of the cost-of-living crisis and fuel poverty,” he said. “It’s about reducing energy demand, closing the performance gap, and designing homes that are fit for purpose.”

As well as stipulating that all dwellings must be retrofitted to Enerphit, as an ideal target, and the AECB Retrofit Standard, as a backstop, the contract also requires that retrofits adhere to PAS 2035 principles.