The state of retrofit – with Russell Smith of Parity Projects and Retrofit works

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This week Dan and Sara had the chance to speak with retrofit pioneer Russell Smith, of Parity Projects and Retrofit Works. As a long-marcher in the retrofit space, we talked about the challenges of being a first-mover in the retrofit industry, the perennial problems it faces, and the necessity for significant culture change at all levels.

This also included a discussion of the impact that localisation and fostering of collaboration could have on catalysing the development of a much larger retrofit industry.

In the light of governmental inertia and the traditionally competitive instincts of the construction sector, collaboration actually offers a viable route to all the players delivering the best possible quality, and importantly, earning more money. Proper collaboration has the potential to deliver the sort of retrofit industry that homeowners, local authorities, and social housing entities really need.

Some links to Russell's work
https://parityprojects.com
https://retrofitworks.co.uk
https://cosyhomesoxfordshire.org

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