Retrofit step 1: Insulation

The first step of your retrofit journey is to ensure your home has proper insulation.

A contractor carrying out external wall insulation retrofit

How to make your home warmer

To be able to make the home warmer and be able to hold a warmer temperature for longer, it needs to be properly insulated.  

A properly insulated home makes it:

  • More efficient to run
  • More comfortable
  • Healthier to live in
  • Less expensive to heat as you’ll be using less energy

Changeworks’ recommended fabric first approach to retrofit looks at a deep retrofit of the insulating layer of the home.

This helps to determine the best approach and improve any existing insulation with a view to comfort, and specific to the type of construction used to build your home, as opposed to a generic, one-size fits all approach.

Draughts, cold points and edges – where heat loss tends to be greatest – get specific attention. This can include wall, roof and floor insulation, as well as windows and doors.

It’s important to also look at over-heating risk in summer months to make sure that a warm home in winter doesn’t become an unbearably hot one in warmer weather. 

Register your interest in our retrofit service

Register your interest in EcoCosi from Changeworks to find out more about how to retrofit your home and to be sent information about the service.