||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 is part of WP4.2. It presents the development of the framework of an adaptable and scalable supply chain to meet customers’ requirements for whole house retrofit for improved thermal efficiency. The findings to date are derived from workshops held with members of the retrofit industry; in addition to WP4 they also feed into the design interventions developed in WP3. Subsequent work in WP4 will focus on the creation of a supply chain to deliver the detailed design solutions emerging from WP3. This deliverable is number 3 of 8 in Work Package 4.
The report reveals the results of a detailed evaluation of supply chain processes (survey, installation and through life) and develops hypotheses for the systems and commercial structures, which could deliver whole house refurbishment on a mass scale. The evaluation methodology is presented and a preferred supply chain model identified. The conclusions presented within this deliverable will be tested and refined with stakeholders from across industry and government. The updated hypotheses will then provide the foundation for a comprehensive change management plan to be developed in subsequent deliverables.
This report has appendices which are available as separate documents:
- Appendix 1-Survey Process Map
- Appendix 2-Extenal Wall Process Map
- Appendix 3-Internal Wall Timings (not available)
- Appendix 4 - FMEA workshop summary results
- Survey Process
- Installation Process
- Appendix 5 – Workshop presentations and attendance
- Attendees (not available)
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- 12th July
- 7th September
- 8th September
- 13th September