We are carrying out our first full house retrofits as a pilot scheme at Abbey Road in Fartown. We will be fitting renewable technologies to provide heating and hot water as part of the pilot.

The retrofit is the first we have undertaken, and it is a pilot on just 8 properties. The properties were chosen in collaboration with our Architects Michael Dyson Associates. The work started at Abbey Road on Monday 2nd August 2021.

We plan to thermally insulate the properties by fitting loft, cavity and external wall insulation, they will have new windows, doors and a new roof. We then plan to monitor the performance of these properties which will then inform future schemes we carry out. When finished the properties will look like this:


Abbey Road houses exterior

Materials used

Kirklees Retrofit, Abbey Road, Material Board

"Michael Dyson Associates Ltd is committed to working in partnership with Kirklees Council to meet their net zero carbon targets, whilst considering safety, budget, programme and quality requirements. We have over 40 years' experience in housing refurbishment and specifically insulating properties to the highest standards. Our multi-disciplinary service provision has been developed to ensure the homes we design and deliver, whether through retro-fitting or new build development, are sustainable and maximise the performance of buildings, as well as having the flexibility for future use and to meet emerging standards."

If you have any questions, you can find out more information about the improving energy efficiency of council housing scheme or contact the Energy Team.

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