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Retrofit resources

As we’ve developed the Cosy Homes Oxfordshire service, we’ve also developed several resources on home retrofit and energy efficiency.

We’ve brought all our retrofit resources together into a library to make them easily accessible, including:

Explainer videos

  • How home retrofit can transform a cold, draughty house into a cosy and energy efficient home.
  • Behind the scenes during home energy assessments in Hook Norton, Oxfordshire.
  • The importance of home retrofit in the context of the climate emergency – interviews with Oxfordshire’s community
  • How to heat your home without relying on oil or gas – greener ways to heat the home

Retrofit case studies

Eco-Retrofit at an East Oxford terrace

Eleanor and Chris Retrofit in East Oxford

Eco-retrofit at a large Victorian Semi-detached

Peter and Maggie make their home as energy efficient as possible

Retrofitting to get a Hook Norton cottage off fossil fuels for good [PDF]

Retrofitting an end-of-terrace family home in east Oxford [PDF]

Tackling extreme mould in a semi-detached house in Headington with Charlie Luxton

Retrofitting a barn in Hook Norton to add additional space to the home with Charlie Luxton

Making a cold, dark terraced house in Oxford feel cosy and warm with Charlie Luxton

The Cosy Homes Interactive House

Our interactive ‘Cosy House’ demonstrates common areas where energy is lost in our homes and the energy efficiency measures which can be put in place to help homeowners stop wasting energy and reduce their environmental impact. It can be found on our ‘For Homeowners’ page.

The Cosy Homes Plan Builder

Curious about what a retrofit might look like for your home? We’ve developed the free Cosy Homes Oxfordshire Plan Builder to help you get an idea of the retrofit opportunities for your home, and build a plan of action.

Pilot phase learnings and impact report

During the pilot phase, we launched our full retrofit service, making numerous learnings along the way about delivering home retrofit – from the marketing to engaging with contractors to delivering work onsite. To mark the end of our pilot phase, we shared these learnings and the impact we had.

Home retrofit webinars

Beginners guide to home retrofit with Douglas Drewniak

An introduction to Cosy Homes Oxfordshire with Geordie Stewart

A guide to using air source or ground source heat pumps to heat your home, with Retrofit Coordinator Natasha Ginks

A guide to insulating your home – loft, roof, floor, and wall insulation, with Retrofit Coordinator Paola Sassi

Email template for rental tenants

If you are renting a drafty, inefficient property…

Write to your landlord or letting agent today to propose energy efficiency measures – and tell them that now is the time to be one step ahead of proposed new EPC rating legislation!

Retrofit news and blogs

Plus, there’s the Cosy Homes Oxfordshire blog, where we publish the latest news and updates from the world or home retrofit as well as blogs containing insights on home energy efficiency from our team.

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