We help homeowners and builders in the West of England to carry out energy saving home improvements and refurbishments with confidence.
I’m a Homeowner
We work with you to understand what solutions are best suited to your home, lifestyle and budget, and maximise energy savings.Find out more
I'm a homeowner
We can offer paid services to help you retrofit your home. For further information on prices and how we can help visit our paid for services pageFind out more
Energy saving measures
If you need a single measure like insulation, a new heating system or solar PV, we can help you make the best choice for your home and budget, and refer you to local installers.
We can also help you consider the impact of combining measures to maximise energy savings, for example, solar panels, battery storage and electric car charging.
Extensions and Conversions
If you’re already planning an extension or conversion we can help you maximise energy savings and reduce the environmental impact of your home.
For example, Incorporating insulation and ventilation into an extension will have long lasting benefits for your pocket and the planet.
Whole house refurbishments
If you can implement everything at the same time in a full house refurbishment, this can be the most cost effective approach in the long term.
Or we can help you develop a retrofit roadmap, enabling you to tackle the whole house over a number of years, including all the energy saving technologies along the way, to achieve your desired outcome.
I’m a Builder
We offer online and practical, peer-to-peer training to help you fine tune your sustainable building skills and connect you with homeowners who want this work done.Find out more
An independent training programme offering certification in sustainable building practices.
The course consists of online training, practical site visits and workshops, delivered by experienced sustainable builders.
Opportunity to join our online register of Futureproof Associate Builders who we recommend to our large customer base.
Ensuring customer confidence is key; Futureproof training provides assurance of your credentials, competency and quality of service.
What is Retrofit?
Retrofit is construction work carried out to improve an existing building that reduces energy & water consumption, uses appropriate building materials for the type of property, reduces waste and creates a healthy environment for the occupants.
Subsidised low-carbon retrofit training for unemployed builders and contractorsOur low-carbon home retrofit project, Futureproof, has 50 heavily subsidised places on its online training course on whole house retrofit for unemployed builders and contractors.
“I had wanted to get this project rolling for years but hadn’t known where to start.
The help and referrals from Futureproof finally got things moving.
Here to help make your home healthier, more comfortable & fit for the future.
Futureproof services are provided by the Centre for Sustainable Energy, a Bristol based charity with 40 years experience giving energy saving advice to households; in partnership with The Green Register, a not-for-profit organisation who have been leading sustainable construction training since 2000. Funding for our services comes from the Department for Business and Industrial Strategy.