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Praise for Frome’s retrofit project

Retrofitting is a method of making homes more energy efficient through improvement work which helps to make them easier to heat, able to retain heat for longer, and reduces carbon emissions.

Frome Town Council’s Retrofit Lead Sally Richards had 20 years’ experience as a registered architect, before undertaking additional training to provide retrofitting advice to Frome’s homeowners. The Retrofit project is part of the lottery-funded Green and Healthy Frome, a partnership between Edventure, Frome Medical Practice and Frome Town Council.

Rodden Road resident Sarah Hutchinson has accessed the Retrofit service and had this to say:

“We moved into our 1930’s house a couple of years ago, and had loads of ideas about what we might want to do to become more energy efficient and lower our bills, but no real idea of where to start and what to prioritise. When we read about the Town Council’s Retrofit Project we emailed and made an appointment for Sally to visit. Sally took the time to chat and learn about our home and our lifestyle, how we use our heating, etc. She then undertook a thorough survey of our home, which she used to put together a detailed report. The whole visit took no more than a couple of hours, and a week later Sally emailed over a unique retrofit assessment tailored to our house, together with several sources of further information relevant to our situation. Thanks to Sally’s expertise, we’ve gained a valuable insight which has helped us understand the order of priority of the many things we can do to make our home warmer and more efficient.  We’re very pleased we contacted the Retrofit Project.”

In addition to the home assessments available as part of the Retrofit project, residents, architects and tradespeople with an interest in retrofit can attend a new series of talks at Frome Town Hall, delivered in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) in Bristol, to learn more about the retrofit project and meet other interested parties. Places for the first talk on 30th April at 7.30pm are available at https://bit.ly/retrofit-30th-April. More about the Frome Retrofit Project can be found at https://bit.ly/retrofit-ftc.

19 April 2024
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19 April 2024
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