Zero Carbon Harrogate’s Retrofit Programme focuses on both, funding training for the local construction industry and supporting householders in awareness of retrofit. Importantly, with funding for courses such as retrofit awareness, air source heat pump installation, and retrofit assessment and coordination we hope to facilitate the growth of available retrofit services in the local building industry.
See our Retrofit Training page for more information. Our training programme demands that all retrofit qualifications are to national TrustMark and accredited to the specific trade body.
The term retrofit is a broad and all-encompassing term which can include improving home insulation to fitting low carbon forms of heating and renewables. It is worth having a look at our Energy Saving Tips page which can give you an idea of what can be done before you start any building works on your home. Please see ‘A Guide to Retrofitting Your Home’ produced by TrustMark, a very helpful description of retrofitting and things to consider.
To help you find a suitably qualified and, where possible, local retrofit professional, we have put together the following resources. As we fund the training of local construction industry professionals, we will be updating the list. Please note that we are unable to recommend a specific organisation. Don't forget to look at our homepage for future householder events on retrofit.
Retrofit Assessors are commonly also Domestic Energy Assessors who have been trained to a higher standard of Pas2035 with a qualification from a TrustMark standard training provider. ZCH are funding ongoing training for local Domestic Energy Assessors who wish to offer retrofit assessment. Below are Retrofit Assessors who have had their training funded by Zero Carbon Harrogate and are available to provide assessments within the Harrogate District area.
Mobile: 07398 135574
Circular Ventures Ltd
You can also visit the following link from TrustMark for more qualified assessors in your area.
Retrofit Coordinators come from several different professions within the building industry, however, the most common are chartered surveyors and architects who have been trained to Pas2035 standards with a qualification from a TrustMark accredited training provider. ZCH are funding ongoing training for local suitably qualified professionals who wish to offer retrofit coordination, their details will be shown here shortly. Please click here for details of TrustMark local Retrofit Coordinators currently available. Below are Retrofit Coordinators who have had their training funded by Zero Carbon Harrogate and are available to provide assessments within the Harrogate District area.
Tel: 01423 582350
Air Source Heat Pump Installers
We are currently funding training for several Harrogate based heating engineers and will list their contact details when training is complete. It is important when considering installing new heating systems such as Air Source Heat Pumps and other Micro Renewables, that the installer is properly qualified. When looking for a suitable installer we would advise you look for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation mark. You can visit the MCS website where you will be able to search for suitably qualified heating engineers in your area, see link. Below are Air source heat pump designers and installers who have had their training funded by Zero Carbon Harrogate and are available to provide design and installation within the Harrogate District area.
Wharfedale Heating & Boiler Services
Tel: 01423 771599
A Parish Heating
17 Mount Gardens
Tel: 01423 541252
Contact: Andy Parish