open homes


‘Open Homes’ is where householders, organisations and businesses share the experiences they’ve had in making their own properties more energy efficient including what worked well and not so well. This can be really helpful if you’re not sure what to expect or where to start. Open Homes information will be available via this website, social media and at our Energy Fest.

If you have an Open Home you’d like to share please get in touch via the contact form below. We’d like to hear about your lessons learnt, both good and bad.

If you’d like to share your experiences but not your contact details, this can also be arranged.


Should I Retrofit my Home?

Retrofitting your home can seem like a daunting prospect. It’s a journey. What’s best to do and what direction to take? What measures are most appropriate for my home? What should it cost? How long will it take? Do I need Planning Permission? Listed building Consent? Who can I trust to work with?

Householders have found that at least some of these questions can be answered if you can talk to others who have undertaken similar journeys.

Open Homes is about bringing together examples from householders from across the area who are prepared to spend some time sharing their experiences and lessons learnt, good and bad. This may be via a written case study, the chance to chat on the phone, a video clip or a chance to visit the property.

TEC first developed an Open Homes network in 2012 and held events until 2015. With support from Devon County Council and West Devon Borough Council we’re rejuvenating the network, and adding more Open Homes to help you.

TEC is now also able to offer a Retrofit Advice service including a Retrofit Advice Visit which is free up to end of March 2025; and a Whole House Plan offer which is chargeable. If you’d like to know more please complete the form available here



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