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Retrofit Meets: Social housing

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Wed 31 May 2023, 6-7.30pm

Retrofit Meets is an in-person series of panel events that connects people through themes and topics relevant to the deep retrofit of homes at scale. Produced as part of Retrofit 23, and taking place on Wednesday evenings at the Building Centre, this series showcases research and ideas on the residential retrofit challenge. The panels feature guest speakers presenting a project or provocation, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Join us for these thought-provoking sessions and meet and share with others involved in the retrofit puzzle.

Our first Retrofit Meets took place on Wednesday 31 May, on the topic of social housing.

About our speakers

Matthew Allcock of Baily Garner will discusses the challenge of how to decarbonise social homes, illustrating facts and research on how to optimise the rollout of retrofit for hard-to-treat properties. He will share their work at Belsize Grove, Camden, a case study featured in the Retrofit 23 exhibition. 

Kevin O'Neill, Commercial Manager – REHAU  Windows Division, along with a representative from One Housing, shared a recent case study of a complex project to replace existing windows with energy-efficient ones for a 25-storey tower block, demonstrating how to work at height and engage residents successfully. 

Julia AbouafChief of Staff at Plentific, shares how the company's products and solutions support clients with data-driven property insights. Connecting owners, service providers and tenants on a single platform, Plentific is dedicated to building stronger communities where people can thrive.

The session was chaired by John Bonning, Commercial Director at the Building Centre.




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