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Why housing providers and social landlords are taking a fabric-first approach to housing retrofit

August 5, 2021

THE UK’s looming 2050 net zero-carbon deadline combined with a recent influx in funding schemes has greatly accelerated the adoption of low carbon technologies in both new build and retrofit projects.

Whilst it’s encouraging to see the undeniable commitment across the housing industry to building a low carbon future and tackling fuel poverty, retrofitting an existing property requires more consideration than many organisations would initially anticipate.

J Tomlinson’s Managing Director, Ant Newton, discusses why organisations are adopting a ‘fabric-first’ approach to their retrofit projects – click on the graphic to download and view this highly topical read.


J Tomlinson, which was founded in Nottingham the 1950s, works primarily across the Midlands, Yorkshire and Northern and Central England.

The company provides a range of sustainable building solutions including refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, engineering services, extra care construction, renewable energy, and facilities management, working across a range of key sectors including extra care, healthcare, blue light, social housing and local government.

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