In 2022 Yorkshire Housing utilised EN:Procure’s DPS for Energy Efficiency Retrofit Installation Contractors to procure retrofit cavity works to 15 domestic properties in Staxton, North Yorkshire to make them more energy efficient.
£190,000 of the £1.3m total scheme cost was sourced from the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.
The project uses green technology and fabric-first measures to make the homes more energy efficient to reduce energy consumption and cut carbon emissions.
Following a mini competition process, energy solution provider E.ON were appointed to carry out the upgrade works. These include external wall insulation with render finish, cavity wall fills if pre-surveys reveal cavity insulation is missing, new windows and doors, new mechanical ventilation with heat recovery units, installation of air source heating pumps; installation of solar panels to roofs, groundwork to form new paths around properties and upgraded fire detection.
Sarah Farmer, Director of Residential Solutions at E.ON, said: “Improving the energy efficiency of homes is not only key to meeting the nation’s net zero targets, it can also dramatically improve people’s living conditions by helping to make their homes warmer and reduce their energy use.
“We’re really pleased to be working with Efficiency North on the Staxton Retrofit project to provide eligible residents with energy efficient upgrades on their properties.”
Gina Sawley, Investment Commercial Officer at Yorkshire Housing said: "This work will provide much improved thermal efficiency and improved energy usage to properties located in a rural off gas area. EN:Procure provided much valued advice and expertise in pulling together a complex tender for an area of work that is new to ourselves and indeed most social housing providers.”
Works commenced in late summer and are due to complete in 2023.