||This project looked at designing a supply chain solution to improve the energy efficiency of the vast majority of the 26 million UK homes which will still be in use by 2050.It looked to identify ways in which the refurbishment and retrofitting of existing residential properties can be accelerated by industrialising the processes of design, supply and implementation, while stimulating demand from householders by exploiting additional opportunities that come with extensive building refurbishment.The project developed a top-to-bottom process, using a method of analysing the most cost-effective package of measures suitable for a particular property, through to how these will be installed with the minimum disruption to the householder. This includes identifying the skills required of the people on the ground as well as the optimum material distribution networks to supply them with exactly what is required and when.
This report builds on the previous Detailed Supply Chain Workshop report (WP4.4) and presents detailed plans for delivery of mass scale wholehouse retrofit together with a time based and costed supply chain transformation road map. The road map presented here illustrates the key areas of change needed, what needs to be achieved in what time frame and what resources are required. The objective is to achieve a national capability for retrofit using poly-competent installation teams dedicated to retrofit and achieve a capacity of 400,000 retrofits per annum by 2020. This is seen as the required trajectory to build sufficient momentum to deliver to a large proportion of the UK’s 26 million homes by 2020. It is recommended this report is read in conjunction with deliverable WP3.5 - Mass Implementation Plan.
This is deliverable 6 of 8 in Work Package 4. Please note this report was produced in 2011/2012 and its contents may be out of date.