About SuperHomes Retrofit
From Survey to SuperHome Video
The SuperHomes team explains how our home retrofit process works, from application to survey to design and works. 35% funding is available in 2020.
There are 4 essential measures which must be implemented if not already in place
- Air Source heat pump as the primary heating system
- Advanced ventilation (heat recovery or demand controlled ventilation)
- Airtightness improvement (reducing draughts and heat loss)
- Insulation to a high standard (unless already sufficient)
Other Relevant Measures:
- Cavity wall, attic, flat roof and external wall insulation
- Windows or energy saving glazing replacement
- Energy Saving Front and Back Doors
- Renewable Stove
- Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems
- Low Energy Lighting
- After you apply, our Retrofit Advisor will get in touch and explain the grants available.
- A home survey is completed by one of our Retrofit Engineers, which includes a BER calculation and examination of other energy characteristics such as cold bridging issues, windows and draughts.
- The Retrofit Engineer Evaluates the results of the home survey and the most effective measures required to achieve a SuperHome will be incorporated into tender documents for pricing. We will only price essential retrofit measures and will only recommend a tender to our clients if it represents value for money.
- An Energy Report is issued to you with energy recommendations, costs and grant funding outlined.
- If you are satisfied with the recommendations in the Energy Report, we draw up a contract for the retrofit and agree a start date with you.
The Financial Incentive
- A low carbon home that will be substantially cheaper to heat (average of 50% to 70% reduction of energy bills)
- Grant funding of 35% of costs is available through SEAI. This funding is not available to the public directly. SuperHomes will source, secure and administer grants on behalf of our customers.
- Get ahead of carbon taxes.
- A warm house, with healthy interior air (through excellent ventilation)
- Reduced colds, flues and respiratory illnesses.
- Balanced heating throughout the house which can be programmed remotely
- A low carbon home that will be substantially cheaper to heat.
- Reduction in carbon emissions to between 30%-70%