Do you have a Home Energy Masterplan?

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With recent energy bills rises, there has never been a better time to make our homes more efficient. But the best solution for you will depend on your home, how you use it, and your specific aims and budget.

Before starting a retrofit project, it’s vital to work out which measures are right for you and your home. Without some proper planning, you can easily end up picking measures that don’t deliver the results you’re looking for, or spending much more than you need to. That’s where "Parity Projects" Home Energy Masterplan service comes in.

This video provides an overview of what Parity Projects do:

Parity was founded in 2005 by Managing Director Russell Smith who was, at the time, planning a retrofit of his own home. Not matter where he looked, Russell was unable to find advice that was specific to him – everything available was either generic or biased to a certain measure. Coming from a technical engineering background, his response was to build a big, ugly energy model in a spreadsheet that enabled him to work things out for himself. From those humble beginnings, that spreadsheet has since evolved into the award-winning Home Energy Masterplan service Parity Projects offer today.

A Masterplan assessment starts with a visit to your property for a detailed measured site survey. Whilst they are with you they’ll ask you how you use or plan to use your home, what your drivers are and what you want to achieve.

Their analysts then use their in-house software to create a report that sets out how your home is working now (or not as the case may be) and identifies all the options available. They then work out the best packages of measures to meet your particular needs – whether you’re trying to cut your bills, reduce your environmental impacts, or simply make your home warm and cosy.

Once you’ve read through your report they arrange a phone consultation to go into more detail about any areas of interest or any other questions you may have. The result is a highly flexible service that is tailored to meet your requirements, including:

  • Integrating retrofit with wider plans – Parity Projects can ensure that their analysis reflects any plans you have to refurbish, remodel or extend the property. This includes the potential to assess a property prior to purchase.
  • Unusual circumstances – as appropriate, Parity Projects can focus on specific types of measures (e.g. solid wall insulation, natural building products or the impacts of fuel switching), or measures that are specific to the particular building type and area (e.g. those better suited to older buildings, or conservation areas).
  • Putting plans into action – once you’ve decided what you want to do, Parity can support you all the way through your building project with our specification and, PAYG or project management services.

They can usually arrange a survey within a week so book your Home Energy Masterplan today and tell them you heard about them from Smart Home Energy.