Low carbon retrofit and property repair, maintenance and improvement

The property RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) sector is already worth £23 billion per year and is a strong economic generator for the UK, and the retrofit of homes is a major growth sector of the future.

Net zero construction

The UK's largest infrastructure project

While larger players are now entering the retrofit market, the UK's home repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI) market involves tens of thousands of SME builders, sole traders and specialist trades and is a very important recruiting ground for new skilled workers into the construction industry. It’s a market that must never be overlooked.

We will need many more skilled workers and entrepreneurial businesses to improve the energy and water efficiency of the UK’s existing 28 million homes. The work on low carbon retrofit in the UK alone has scope to unlock 100,000 jobs, generate Government revenues of more than £12 billion, and provide additional GDP of up to £21 billion.

Since 2004, LMC has worked on consumer protection in domestic retrofit and refurbishment, and on collaborative industry campaigns promoting energy-efficient and low-carbon retrofits. We have worked with commercial refurbishment and fit-out contractors, and with consultancies that advise commercial building owners on all aspects of their property, maintenance, repairs and refurbishments., as well as raising the profile of organisations involved in property claims, surveying, loss adjusting, flood remediation and complex repairs on behalf of insurers, housing associations and developers.

Initiatives have included:

  • Facilitating a workshop for the Green Construction Board to plan the National Retrofit Strategy's future governance and delivery.
  • PR and marketing for the launch of TrustMark – a government-backed scheme that signposts homeowners to reputable tradespeople for work in and outside their homes.
  • Launch of the Better Retrofit Partnership – a new partnership of leaders in the responsible retrofit of traditional buildings.
  • PR and marketing for the MA Assist Group, one of the UK’s leading property claims managers and building repair networks.
  • Facilitated strategy workshops for fit-out specialist Troy Group, and the Retrofit Academy.
  • New website and case studies for Sorrel Group, experts in the repair and refurbishment of heritage and iconic buildings.
Workshop action
LMC facilitated a recent workshop for the continued progress of the National Retrofit Strategy.

Retrofit case studies

Sorrel 66 Lincolns Inn Fields

Strategic Consultancy, Marketing Communications, PR and media relations

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