Thirty years, it’s actually not long.
Especially when you are talking about scaling up infrastructure and refitting buildings in pursuit of net zero emissions.
In reality it means improvements to almost all of the UK's 29 million homes.
And that’s why we’re getting the ball rolling. We’re in place to lead the way to ensure buildings across the UK meet the tight new regulations when they come into force in 2050.
We are ready to rise to the challenge through our workforce, designs, supplies and contracts - and we’re initiating the conversations now.
The huge scale of work will include changing the fabric of buildings up and down the UK. But you need to have specialist techniques in place as well - changing the way a building was created may lead to new problems, and part of our approach has been focussing on how to reduce these.
Council and housing association buildings will need to be retrofitted first, then private landlords. We don’t want anyone we work with to be liable when the new laws come into effect.
Of course all our current work meets the high standards and any renovations we are carrying out puts this as a top priority - something we have done even before the net zero emissions targets were revealed.
Doing things like installing the best insulation and using renewable solar, wind and biomass energy is a positive improvement for any home. And with more people working from home this year, it makes economic sense too.
Research by UK100 - a cross-party taskforce of 24 mayors and local leaders representing 24 million people across England - shows the UK will need nearly half a million builders, electricians and plumbers to carry out the enormous work.
The results show an expected further three million jobs will be needed to drive the transition to a green economy across all sectors of the economy.
The group has called on the Chancellor to unlock £100bn as part of the upcoming Spending Review to support the need for a green army of workers.
To find out how our green workers can help you, your company call 01938 554476 or 01743 354 059 or contact us online here.