Ecofurb is a low carbon home renovation service
We help homeowners plan energy efficiency improvements and give impartial advice. We can also connect you with vetted installers.
THE BEST SOLUTION FOR YOUR HOME
We can help you with your low carbon home makeover – starting with our free online Plan Builder.
In London, book a home survey and tailored Ecofurb plan, with the option of using our recommended installers.
Elsewhere, submit your online plan to hear when we launch services in your area.
01 Understand the options
Explore your options with our free online Plan Builder. Submit your plan if you want help with next steps, and if you’re in London you can book a home survey to tailor your Ecofurb plan to your home and budget.
TRY OUR FREE PLAN BUILDER
Create an initial renovation plan with our free online Plan Builder. Our team will review your plan and if you want to proceed, we will schedule an in-person Home Survey.
GET A HOME SURVEY
Our Coordinator will survey your home to ensure we recommend solutions that are tailored for your home and your budget.
RECEIVE AN ECOFURB PLAN
Next, we build a detailed Ecofurb Plan. This makes it easy to see the likely costs of improvements and which ones will have the biggest impact on carbon emissions and bills. There is a 30 min follow up call to answer your questions.
Your Ecofurb Coordinator outlines requirements for the energy efficiency works you want to carry out, meaning you’re well informed when you speak to contractors.
London only at present.
WE CREATE BUILDING PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
This document gives you the knowledge you need before you get quotations. It can help you to instruct contractors more effectively and highlights points that need special attention. Including guidance on types of material, relevant parts of building regulation, third party standards and in some cases proposing higher standards, it brings together the information needed to get good results from your renovation.
03 Put it into practice
Depending on the measures you would like to install, we can connect you with contractors, who are fully vetted as members of our co-operative.
London only at present.
Depending on the measures you would like to install, our Coordinator can refer you to vetted local contractors, who are members of our co-operative.
Knowing where to start can be tricky. Building on over ten years’ experience delivering award-winning home energy advice, our team have launched Ecofurb.
Try our Plan Builder to create an initial renovation plan. Our team will review your plan and if you’d like to go ahead, we’ll schedule an in-person home survey.
HOME SURVEY &
£600 (up to 8 main rooms)
• Lays out what will work best for your home and plans
• Shows how much you can reduce carbon emissions and bills
• Gives an insight into how much works are likely to cost
BUILDING PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
By project (av. £900)
• Tailored to your project, outlines principles of retrofit and guides on materials
• Informs you before you speak to contractors
• Gives contractors the right technical information
CONNECTING YOU WITH INSTALLERS
A network of local, quality assured specialists in
• New doors and windows
• Secondary glazing
• Suspended timber floor insulation
• Loft insulation at joists
• Flat roof insulation
• External wall insulation (EWI)
• Cavity wall insulation (CWI)
• Solar panels (photovoltaic) and battery storage
• Heat pumps
• Ventilation upgrades
“All the information was extremely helpful and contributed towards making the right decisions with regard to refurbishing my old Victorian house and reducing energy bills in a more environmentally friendly way. I particularly like the phases outlined in order of importance and easiest to implement. Ben was available to chat on the phone afterwards to explain a few things in more detail… …It also included measures suitable for the age and type of property … and what materials to use… …I have recommended your service to others who are unsure about the most environmentally friendly improvements to their homes. I found the experience very helpful and informative.”
– Mandy, Finsbury Park
“Thanks a lot, I found the survey and the ability to talk to Ian – a real expert – very helpful.”
– Kirsty, Peckham
“It was all useful as an overall assessment of things I half knew but was unsure about – especially the order of priority/effectiveness of which things would provide more bang for the buck.”
– James, Stratford
“The service has been very useful in focusing future and long term
plans and the report is a great help in guiding discussions with my neighbour
about solar energy options and external wall insulation. Many thanks for your help.”
– Cathy, Walthamstow
Vaughan completed his plans to retrofit in 2021, using Ecofurb to advise on which measures to install and to help him find a heat pump and loft insulation installers. read more
When Andy and Agi did up their top floor flat they wanted to solve the draughts, damp and condensation problems. read more
This case study is about putting your money where your mouth is: Chris is a director of Parity Projects, and has helped to set up Ecofurb. read more