Retrofit for the Future

Properties in Enfield are benefitting from a ground-breaking partnership scheme to make them more energy efficient, saving money for residents.

Appointed by Enfield Council, Osborne have completed a deep whole house  retrofit programme of works, upgrading them into warm, efficient and environmentally efficient homes.

As part of the government’s commitment of meeting carbon neutrality by 2050, these works received funding from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero as part of the Retrofit Accelerator Programme.

The intrusive nature of retrofit delivery can be impactful on residents with various measures being implemented over a short period.  We have prioritised resident engagement to ensure that they were kept informed throughout every step of the programme, and readily available to answer any questions or queries.

Residents homes in Enfield have benefited from the following installations to improve energy efficiency:-

  • Solar panels to generate electricity
  • Installation of a new efficient hearing and ventilation system which regulates the temperature to provide warmth in the winter and cool in the summer months
  • Insulation of external walls to regulate the temperature
  • Loft insulation to regulate the temperature
  • Removal of old gas boilers, now replaced with electrically powered Air Source Heat Pumps
  • New triple-glazed windows and high-performance doors to retain warmth

Vicky Fordham-Lewis, Managing Director, Osborne Property Services commented:-

“A deep retrofit is not an easy process and we would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to all the residents in Haselbury Ward Enfield who have worked closely with us on this landmark project. We are proud to have been involved in this programme and look forward to seeing the positive impacts for residents living in their energy efficient homes.

Our partners have been instrumental in the success of this delivery with a shared ambition for quality, design and collaboration.  Our thanks go to Bow Tie Construction, Turner & Towsend, EnergieSprongUK, and Pellings. ”

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Housing, Cllr George Savva, said: “The deep retrofit works will support the priorities and principles contained in the Council’s Climate Action Plan to decarbonise Enfield Council’s housing stock. The programme is the latest step of the Council’s journey in achieving its long-term vision and ambitious target to reduce borough wide emissions.

“This is a whole house approach where residents will benefit from comfort and thermal efficiency all year round and lower bills. We know our residents are still concerned about their long-term financial futures due to the rising cost of living. This retrofit will go some way to addressing these concerns in regard to energy costs.”