Peter and Maggie make 1970s Sandford home energy efficient
Peter and Maggie investigated getting a retrofit as they want to protect the
A guide to ground source heat pumps
In this series of ‘understanding retrofit’ blogs, we’ll be explaining different retrofit measures which can improve the energy efficiency of homes – how they work, what types of homes they will be right for, what installation looks
Home transformation: retrofitting to get a Cotswolds cottage off fossil fuels for good
We recently completed work on retrofitting a cottage in Hook Norton, helping the residents come off fossil fuels for their heating. In this post we’ll give a summary of the work, but you can also download the full case study. About the home This home
The Green Homes Grant Announcement – and why the UK needs a nationwide, deep retrofit scheme
The Green Homes Grant, launched in 2020 and now extended until March 2022, enables homeowners to access up to £5,000 to undertake certain retrofit measures. Update: published November 2020 This month the Government has confirmed that the Green Homes Grant
Is the Cosy Homes Oxfordshire retrofit service right for you?
We can all do our bit to mitigate the effects of climate change by ensuring that our homes are as energy efficient as possible and so reduce carbon emissions. We know that our UK housing stock is fairly old and inefficient, accounting for an estimated
Why moving home is the perfect time to plan your retrofit project
A new home is a clean slate. Whether it’s knocking down walls, ripping out kitchens, or planning an extension, it’s an opportunity to make this new house feel like your home. And whilst you’re already planning home renovations, it makes sense to get
What if Cosy Homes Oxfordshire isn’t the right route for me, but I’m still interested in retrofitting my home?
Our focus at Cosy Homes Oxfordshire is on a whole house retrofit approach, assessing a house in its entirety with the aim of producing bespoke and comprehensive recommendations to make that home as energy efficient as possible, likely including several
Can you introduce us to a reliable builder in your local area?
Over the past year we’ve been building up our pool of trusted, local building contractors to work on home retrofit projects through Cosy Homes Oxfordshire. This has been successful and we’ve brought lots of contractors
What can you expect from a home energy assessment?
Once you’ve registered your home with Cosy Homes Oxfordshire and begin your home retrofit journey, the first step is a home assessment. But what can you expect to happen during this home assessment? That’s what we’ll be exploring in this blog. The first
Cosy Homes Oxfordshire: update on COVID-19 and visiting homes
With the growing threat of COVID-19 and in line with UK Government advice on limiting non-essential contact, we temporarily stopped our on-site Whole House Plan home assessments in March this year – but we are now able to offer these as normal. During
What are common measures for a home retrofit? Introducing our interactive Cosy House
We’re often asked about the most common measures to have implemented on a home during retrofit to improve energy efficiency. So, we’ve created our very own interactive Cosy House to show you what some of these common measures are – as well
Improving the energy efficiency of your home as a rental tenant
If you’re a tenant in a private rental property in Oxfordshire and you think the energy efficiency of your home could be improved, there are a few things you can do: Use our communications pack to encourage your landlord to contact us If you feel your