About - Warmer Sussex

About us

Warmer Sussex is part of RetrofitWorks , a not-for-private-profit cooperative of retrofit experts and fully vetted local tradespeople, providing a one-stop home retrofit service to the people of Sussex.

As part of a cooperative, we are owned by the businesses, professionals and tradespeople who are our members. 

Our Warmer Sussex service launched in October 2019, while RetrofitWorks has been helping people with home retrofit since 2013, successfully delivered similar programs with several community groups and local authorities across the UK in that time.

Warmer Sussex began in October 2019, with development funding won from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, as one of six pilot projects across the UK.  We were helped in our early stages by local community organisations and local authorities across Sussex including:

Hastings Borough Council

Citizens Advice Arun & Chichester

Citizens Advice 1066 and

Brighton & Hove Energy Services Cooperative.

 

While our funded phase that helped us get set up has completed, we continue to provide our retrofit services to homeowners across Sussex.  We continue to work closely with local community organisations – that maybe how you found out about us! 

Ten of the fifteen local authorities that deliver services across Sussex have created strategies or action plans that aim to address the climate emergency.  Of these ten local authorities, six now name Warmer Sussex as a service that can help homeowners reduce the carbon emissions from their homes.  While these local authorities aren’t involved in the advice and installation work that Warmer Sussex delivers, we are very pleased that they are including us as one of the options available to local residents.