What is retrofitting in construction?

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What is retrofitting in construction?

In CWI, EEM, EWI, GFI, IWI, Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 12 June 2024 / 0 comments

Retrofitting in construction is a crucial process that involves upgrading existing buildings or structures to meet modern standards of safety, energy efficiency, and functionality. This blog post explores the concept of retrofitting, its importance, various techniques used in the industry, factors to consider before undertaking a retrofit project, real-world case studies showcasing successful retrofitting endeavours, […]

CASE STUDY: Curtis Way

In EWI, External Wall Insulation, Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 5 June 2024 / 0 comments

Delivering a Holistic Retrofit Solution with EWI & Solar Energy Project Overview NXTGEN Futures Ltd. successfully completed a large-scale retrofit project on Curtis Way, Berkhamsted, England, UK. This case study showcases our expertise in External Wall Insulation (EWI), retrofit coordination, and integrating solar energy for improved building performance and resident comfort. Project Scope Key Achievements […]

What happens to a building during retrofitting?

In CWI, EEM, EWI, GFI, IWI, Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 29 May 2024 / 0 comments

Building retrofitting is a vital process that involves making significant modifications and improvements to existing structures to enhance their efficiency, functionality, and sustainability. In this blog post, we will delve into the intricate workings of building retrofitting, exploring the various stages involved and the impact it has on the overall performance of a building. From […]

UK Government Retrofit Scheme: Making Energy Efficiency Cool Again

In CWI, EEM, EWI, GFI, IWI, Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 22 May 2024 / 0 comments

Introduction to the UK Government Retrofit Scheme Background of the Retrofit Scheme Picture this: you’re sitting at home, snuggled up in your favourite blanket, enjoying a cup of tea, when suddenly you feel a draft. Not cool, right? Well, that’s exactly how the UK Government feels about energy inefficiency in buildings. The UK Government Retrofit […]

What are Retrofit Trickle Vents?

In Energy Efficiency Measures, Glazing, Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 15 May 2024 / 0 comments

Improving indoor air quality and enhancing energy efficiency are key priorities for many homeowners. In this article, we will explore the concept of retrofit trickle vents and their role in achieving these goals. Trickle vents are small, adjustable openings integrated into windows or doors that allow controlled ventilation without compromising security or energy efficiency. By […]

Retrofit Underfloor Heating

In Energy Efficiency Measures, Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 8 May 2024 / 0 comments

Retrofit underfloor heating has gained significant popularity as a cost-effective and efficient solution for enhancing the comfort and energy efficiency of existing buildings. Unlike traditional radiator systems, underfloor heating distributes warmth evenly across the floor, providing a comfortable and cozy environment. This blog post explores the benefits, considerations, installation process, maintenance tips, and cost analysis […]

Retrofit London

In Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 1 May 2024 / 0 comments

Retrofitting has emerged as a crucial solution in transforming the landscape of cities, and London is no exception. As a global hub of culture, commerce, and innovation, London faces the pressing challenge of reducing its carbon footprint while ensuring sustainable growth. This blog post examines the concept of retrofitting in the context of London, exploring […]

How retrofit works

In Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 17 April 2024 / 0 comments

Retrofitting is a critical process that involves upgrading and improving existing buildings and infrastructure to meet modern standards, enhance energy efficiency, and ensure structural integrity. As the world continues to focus on sustainability and reducing environmental impact, retrofitting plays a vital role in transforming older structures into more sustainable and resilient assets. This blog post […]

How many houses need to be retrofitted in the UK?

In Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 10 April 2024 / 0 comments

As the UK continues its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change, the retrofitting of houses plays a crucial role in achieving energy efficiency targets. Retrofitting involves upgrading existing buildings to improve their energy performance, ultimately reducing energy consumption and emissions. This blog post examines the pressing need for retrofitting in the UK, […]

How long does it take to retrofit a building?

In Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 3 April 2024 / 0 comments

Building retrofitting is the process of upgrading and enhancing the performance of existing buildings to improve energy efficiency, sustainability, and overall functionality. With the growing focus on sustainability and reducing environmental impact, retrofitting has become a crucial aspect of the construction industry. This blog post explores the timeline and factors involved in retrofitting projects, providing […]

Can you retrofit an old house?

In Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 27 March 2024 / 0 comments

Retrofitting old houses presents a unique challenge and opportunity for homeowners looking to enhance the functionality, comfort, and sustainability of their aging properties. In this blog post, we delve into the intricacies of retrofitting old houses, exploring the feasibility, planning, and key considerations involved in such projects. From assessing the structural integrity of the existing […]

Is retrofit the same as renovation?

In Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 20 March 2024 / 0 comments

Retrofitting and renovation are terms often used interchangeably in the realm of construction and building improvement. However, understanding the nuances between these two processes is essential for making informed decisions when it comes to enhancing the functionality, aesthetics, and sustainability of a property. In this blog post, we will delve into the definitions of retrofit […]

A Decade of Building the Future: Celebrating 10 Years of NXTGEN!

In Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 15 March 2024 / 0 comments

Ten years ago, NXTGEN embarked on a journey to provide innovative solutions across various industries. Today, we celebrate a decade of building the future, not just with bricks and mortar, but with a commitment to safe scaffolding, sustainable energy, professional recruitment and retrofit/building construction works. From its roots in Next Generation Scaffolding (https://nxtgenscaffolding.com/), NXTGEN has […]

What does retrofit include?

In CWI, EEM, EWI, GFI, IWI, Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 13 March 2024 / 0 comments

Retrofitting has become a critical aspect of sustainable building practices, offering opportunities to enhance energy efficiency, improve structural integrity, and prolong the lifespan of existing structures. This blog post delves into the comprehensive process of retrofitting, from the initial assessment and planning stages to the execution of energy efficiency upgrades and structural enhancements. Exploring the […]

What is Retrofit Works?

In Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 6 March 2024 / 0 comments

Retrofit works have gained significant attention in recent years as a sustainable solution for improving existing buildings, infrastructure, and systems. Retrofitting refers to the process of making modifications or upgrades to enhance the energy efficiency, functionality, and performance of an already constructed structure. In this blog post, we will delve into the concept of retrofit […]

What are the 5 roles in retrofit?

In Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 28 February 2024 / 0 comments

In recent years, retrofitting has emerged as a vital approach to enhance the energy efficiency and sustainability of existing buildings. As the global focus on reducing carbon emissions and mitigating climate change intensifies, retrofitting plays a crucial role in transforming the built environment into a more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient one. This blog post explores […]

What is the Retrofit Academy?

In Retrofit, Training by Robert Wheeler / 21 February 2024 / 0 comments

Retrofit Academy is a renowned institution dedicated to providing comprehensive training and education in the field of retrofitting. As the world focuses on sustainable practices and energy efficiency, Retrofit Academy plays a vital role in equipping professionals with the knowledge and skills needed for retrofit projects. In this blog post, we will delve into the […]

Is retrofit insulation worth it?

In Cavity Wall Insulation, CWI, EWI, External Wall Insulation, Internal Wall Insulation, IWI, Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 14 February 2024 / 0 comments

Retrofit insulation refers to the process of adding insulation to existing buildings in order to improve energy efficiency, reduce utility bills, and enhance overall comfort. As energy costs continue to rise and environmental concerns become more prominent, retrofit insulation has emerged as a viable solution for homeowners and property owners looking to upgrade their buildings. […]

What does Retrofit mean in the UK?

In Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 7 February 2024 / 0 comments

Retrofitting, a term frequently heard in the sustainable building industry, refers to the process of upgrading or improving existing buildings to enhance their energy efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and improve overall performance. In the United Kingdom, retrofitting has gained significant importance in recent years as the country strives to meet its ambitious carbon reduction targets […]

How long does it take to retrofit a home?

In Retrofit by Robert Wheeler / 18 January 2024 / 0 comments

Home retrofitting is a process that involves making significant upgrades and improvements to an existing house in order to enhance its energy efficiency, sustainability, and overall comfort. With the increasing focus on reducing carbon emissions and conserving energy, retrofitting has become a popular option for homeowners seeking to minimize their environmental impact and lower their […]

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