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We are incredibly proud to be adding to our trophy cabinet, having been named Retrofit Contractor of the Year by The Retrofit Academy. The expertise and collaborative approve of our team has been recognised with the retrofit decarbonisation sector’s most acclaimed national accolade.

Retrofit Contractor of the Year

The Retrofit Contractor of the Year award endorses excellence, meeting PAS 2035 principles, consistent delivery of high-quality resident engagement, innovation, high-quality whole house retrofit projects, and providing career pathways within the retrofit sector.

Our owner and chairman Derek Horrocks said: “This award goes to show that expertise and compliance will always succeed. Being named Retrofit Contractor of the Year ahead of multiple, large-scale Tier 1 contractors is down to our demonstrable understanding of the how and why the different aspects of a decarbonisation project must fit together.

“Fundamental to this is providing the highest level of PAS compliance, which is required for delivering works under specific funding regimes, but each principle is deploying on each and every scheme we work on.

Leaders in the Field

“As leaders in this field, we’re often breaking new ground and leading the way in housing decarbonisation through innovation and experience. Our team is committed to providing high quality support and expertise on all the projects we work on, taking a bespoke approach to every home to ensure there are no disappointments with the results.”

Prestigious National Win

The prestigious national win follows swiftly from EEM’s Building Communities Awards, at which we won both ‘Carbon Reduction Project of the Year’ and ‘Refurbishment Project of the Year.’ Together with Rykneld Homes, we were also named runner up in the ‘Collaborative Working Award’ category.

These award submissions were joint entries with Rykneld Homes for the expansive work being delivered on more than 400 homes for North East Derbyshire District Council. With funding from the Local Authority Delivery Fund, we were appointed by Rykneld as principal contractor for a two-year, £12m multi-phase, multi-measure retrofit decarbonisation scheme. This work has led to a £23m Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Wave 2 funding application.

Benchmark for Future Success

Derek said: “All three awards from both EEM and The Retrofit Academy are greatly valued as recognition of our ongoing work. We consider them to represent a benchmark we shall continually strive for moving forward and are excited to build upon this success into the future.

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