Home Insights Social Housing Retrofit – We’re Gaining Momentum

We’re an industry leader in the decarbonisation of social housing properties, having already completed the retrofit of over 500 homes across the UK.

As part of Net Zero Week 2022, David Morgan, Executive Managing Director of Wates Property Services, shares his thoughts on the progress being made in tackling the problem and the challenges the industry faces in delivering retrofit at scale to meet government targets.

The Wates Retrofit service provides social housing landlords with a fully PAS 2035 compliant solution to ensuring properties hold an EPC C or above.

“We have 28 years to decarbonise the UK, and with 5 million social housing properties, we need every minute of those three decades to complete this vast task.

As early adopters in retrofit, we have taken this uphill climb head on. For us, the scale of the challenge drives us forward. The more we tell ourselves that the task is impossible, the harder we work at proving ourselves wrong. And that is the spirit that the industry must embrace.

We recently launched Wates Retrofit, our new end-to-end offer that  guides customers through the retrofit process.
David Morgan - Executive Managing Director of Wates Property Services

David Morgan

Executive Managing Director, Wates Property Services

Find out more about Wates Retrofit

We are an industry leader in carbon retrofitting of social housing properties, guiding our customers every step of the way. Through our Wates Retrofit service, we’re working with housing providers to install energy saving measures to homes. This service not only creates energy efficient homes, but also helps to cut fuel poverty and reduce energy costs.