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Preparation

The preparation phase covers all the activities needed to take a project from initial concept to ready for approval, financing and execution. All these steps are required to make an effective application to the SHDF.

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Delivery / post-retrofit

The delivery and post-retrofit phases cover all the activities needed to take your project from concept to reality, including design and installation, and then onto resident handover and long-term maintenance.

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Latest news and updates

Find all the latest news, advice and updates from the SHRA team, including bid guidance, learning opportunities and information on the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.

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Toolkits

Our comprehensive collection of in-depth toolkits provide will guide you through the bid writing journey and help you develop an effective retrofit project. From start to finish, these accessible guides will give you the tools you need to reach your net zero goals.

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5. Building a business case

In social housing, there are always important but competing demands for financial and staff resources – and these resources are often limited...

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4.Planning resident engagement

Resident engagement is crucial to the successful implementation of a retrofit project. Retrofit projects that deliver large reductions in carbon em...

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3. Developing retrofit interventions

Developing a plan for the retrofit interventions you will deploy in the project is one of the most complex and most technical tasks in the preparat...

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