Morgan Sindall Property Services is proud to announce that it has joined the National Home Decarbonisation Group(NHDG), an alliance of businesses delivering high quality energy efficiency measures and low carbon technologies at scale across the UK’s housing stock.
The group predicts that most of the large-scale domestic retrofit work in the UK will be carried out by members in the coming years and believes that collaboration and continued long-term government commitment to the decarbonisation of UK homes of all tenures is critical to meeting net zero targets on this scale.
Backed by the country’s leading contractors and residential retrofit specialists, and with widescale delivery in mind, the NHDG’s objective will be to create a collaborative platform for its members to focus on three core areas critical to achieving the government’s ambitious targets for the sector:
- Growing the retrofit supply chain
- Advising on policy
- Stimulating innovation
Crucially, all of these will underpin support for households during the ongoing energy, cost of living, health, and climate crises.
As members, Morgan Sindall Property Services (MSPS) will be operating as one of many tier 1 contractors and energy suppliers in the group, all specialising in retrofit residential decarbonisation at scale, and will be undertaking work supporting retrofit installations for all housing tenure types, including social, owner-occupied, and private rental homes.
MSPS Director, Paul Reader, said: “Collaboration and a commitment to upskilling are crucial to ensuring we can deliver the scale and breadth of work required to decarbonise homes and support residents through the transition. Positive engagement with policy and change-makers will play a key role in that if the country is to successfully deliver carbon net zero targets by 2050.”
NHDG will spearhead the charge for improvements in skills and innovation, including the digitalisation of retrofit, increased off-site solutions, and the development of finance solutions to support the decarbonisation of the UK’s housing stock. This will help create a strong, more efficient industry with robust solutions for the fast-growing demand in the sector.
Derek Horrocks, chair of the National Home Decarbonisation Group, said: “We believe that central and devolved governments need to hear a strong, positive message from experienced industry contractors and stakeholders, confidently confirming the ability of the supply chain to deliver on current and ambitious future targets.
“The industry has seen the commitment to retrofit projects diluted or under-delivered in the past. However, as the need to decarbonise continues to increase, we have seen commitments ramp up significantly with £6.6 billion of government investment over the current parliament, and a further £6 billion pledged between 2025 and 2028 for the sector.
“Our links across government and industry are already robust, and the creation of the group and its combined membership will put us in a prime position to move forward with government as one voice on one mission.”
The NHDG is working closely with the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), devolved nation governments and key sector stakeholders, and has been founded through the National Insulation Association (NIA), a long-standing trade association with its members already delivering large-scale, PAS:2035 compliant installations funded by various government schemes – such as the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF).
For more information on the National Home Decarbonisation Group and its members, visit its website at: www.nhdg.org
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About National Home Decarbonisation Group:
Established in 2023, the National Home Decarbonisation Group (NHDG) is a membership organisation for represent tier 1 contractors and energy suppliers.
The group aims to coordinate businesses providing residential decarbonisation at scale across all tenures of UK housing and will focus on three core areas, skills and training, policy and innovation, in support of solutions for the millions of people feeling the impacts of the ongoing energy, cost of living, health and climate crises.
For more information, please visit www.nhdg.org