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: