About us

Our story

Value Optimised Retrofit (VOR) was founded in early 2021 to meet the requirements of PAS 2035 and PAS 2038 which was introduced to ensure the  UK’s journey to reach Net Zero by 2050 was achieved.

Our team is a collective of construction experts with over 20 years of experience in commercial, technical, and operational aspects of construction and energy efficiency, with a shared vision to deliver high quality, fully compliant retrofit solutions at scale.

Meet the team

Our experienced team delivers an end-to-end service, from strategy through to delivery, working with housing providers, local authorities, homeowners and commercial organisations to create retrofit solutions  that improve lives, increase value and futureproof the built environment. 

VOR’s market-leading solutions and processes allow us to deliver our services at scale, ensuring compliance and quality at every stage.

No matter where you are in your PAS 2035 or PAS 2038 journey, we can help.

Projects

Mark Fouracre

Mark Fouracre

Project Manager & Retrofit Coordinator

Mark has worked in various surveying and project roles across the construction sector, most recently for some of the UKs leading insurers.

Mark brings a background in defect analysis and client relationship management. He is a qualified chartered surveyor, a member of the CIOB and has completed his retrofit coordinator qualification and is working towards his DEA.

Find out more about Mark.

Ian Cross

Ian Cross

Retrofit Assessor

Ian’s professional experience includes sales, account management, and IT. He shifted his career path towards sustainability and obtained certifications as a Domestic Energy Assessor and Domestic Retrofit Assessor.

With his extensive knowledge in project and relationship management, Ian brings valuable skills to VOR.

Find out more about Ian.

Jessica Sharp

Jessica Sharp

Trainee Retrofit Coordinator

With a background in Architecture BA (Hons) and Sustainable Building Conservation MSc, Jessica has worked as a Project Manager on Environmental schemes and as a Cultural and Built Heritage specialist within the public sector whilst conducting international academic research on her professional practice projects.

With her varied background, Jessica has joined VOR to continue to mesh her passion for sustainable design and building conservation through innovative practices and strategic development.

Jordan Bray

Jordan Bray

Retrofit Assessor

Jordan comes to VOR with a solid foundation in the building trades, an NVQ Level 2 in carpentry, and nearly a decade of experience in roofing. His diverse career path includes a stint in telecommunications, where he contributed to installing Openreach’s fibre optics.

Jordan is qualified as a Domestic Energy Assessor and Retrofit Assessor and recently passed his Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency for Older and Traditional Buildings and asbestos awareness. His extensive practical knowledge and ongoing professional development make him a valuable asset to our retrofit assessment team.

Technical & Energy Modelling

Pete Marsh

Pete Marsh

Technical Consultant

After graduating with a BEng (Hons) in Civil and Coastal Engineering, Pete diversified his skills and trained as a Passive House Designer and OCDEA. 

As VOR’s technical consultant, Pete focuses on the technicalities of the retrofit design process.

StJohn Tonwshend

StJohn Townshend

Technical Consultant

With a background in Architecture and Environmental Engineering, StJohn has worked as a building services engineer and sustainability consultant, leading him naturally towards retrofit. 

As a Retrofit Designer, StJohn has been involved with designing PAS2035 retrofits and the Archetype studies and strategic planning.

Raza Musavvir

Raza Musavvir

Graduate Retrofit Designer

With a background in Civil and Environmental Engineering (BEng) and Sustainable Energy and Environment (MSc), Raza is now a Graduate Retrofit Designer with VOR Group. 

His responsibilities include conducting energy modelling for various properties and producing Improvement Option Evaluation (IOE) and Medium Term Plan (MTP) reports. His contributions are integral to enhancing energy efficiency and promoting sustainability in his projects.

Robert Dunoyer

Robert Dunoyer

Energy Assessor

With nearly four decades in the construction industry, starting as a tradesman and advancing to a RIBA chartered architect, Robert brings a wealth of experience.

Educated with BA honours in interior design and architecture, he led projects in Dubai for over ten years before returning to the UK to focus on sustainable design, including building his own low-energy house. Robert combines practical construction expertise with academic roles, teaching part-time at Chelsea College of Art and running his architecture practice, specialising in low-energy houses.

He is an OCDEA and PSI modeller passionate about sustainable building practices. Continuous learning in the low-energy retrofit market shapes his approach.

Retrofit Design

Phil Partridge

Phil Partridge

Retrofit Designer: Lead Designer

Before becoming VOR’s Lead Designer, Phil built up extensive experience as an architectural technician and construction project manager.

Along with StJohn, Phil is responsible for delivering the design phase of VOR’s projects.

Yonas Berhe

Retrofit Designer

Yonas recently graduated with a Master of Architecture from UWE. His interest lies in architecture that solves real-world issues for people and how to achieve this in the built environment. 

Working at VOR as a Retrofit Designer allows Yonas to be part of the ambitious drive towards decarbonising the UK by 2050. 

Dani Kamla

Retrofit Coordinator/Designer

Dani is an experienced overseas architect from Brazil. Having completed her master’s degree in Interior Architecture at the University of Portsmouth, she has substantial experience in residential architecture.

Dani has joined VOR as a Retrofit Coordinator/Designer and will play an integral role in the delivery of projects.

Philip Leighton

Philip Leighton

Architect/ Retrofit Designer

Philip is an ARB registered architect with a passion for design. Having worked in large multi-disciplinary architectural practices he has a wide range of experience designing and delivering projects from single family homes to large scale education, commercial and residential schemes. 

As part of the design team, Philip is responsible for delivering the design phase of projects.

Barbara Voto

Barbara Voto

Retrofit Designer

Barbara graduated with a degree in Architecture and Urbanism in Brazil and is currently taking a Professional Practice Diploma course (part 3) at Cardiff University. She has experience in residential on-site architecture in Brazil, from conception to completion, including construction management.

Her UK experience includes working as an architectural assistant in residential and multidisciplinary architectural practices and as a freelance architectural designer. Barbara furthered her education with an MSc degree in Construction Management from the University of Birmingham.

Tiffany

Tiffany Cheung

Graduate Retrofit Energy Assessor

Tiffany’s background includes architecture, biology, and an MSc in Sustainable Development in Practice from UWE. Before her graduate degree, she gained work experience in fundraising.

As she joins the retrofit design team, Tiffany will use her diverse expertise to take on the role of a Retrofit Energy Assessor, conducting building energy modelling and identifying efficiency improvement opportunities.

Krish

Krish Krishnaj

Trainee Retrofit Designer

Krish graduated from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum (India), with B. Arch in 2020. He has one year of professional experience in architectural practices, focusing on residential and commercial projects. After that, his work focused on residential projects. Krish is currently pursuing his Part 2 M. Arch degree at UWE Bristol.

Ken Ho

Ken Ho

Architectural Assistant

Ken graduated from UWE with a BA (Hons) in Architecture and Planning. He has gained two years of experience working in architectural practices between his Part 1 and Part 2 studies.

Ken is currently undertaking his Part 2 MArch degree and has joined VOR Group as an intern on the design team, with plans to stay on in a part-time role as he continues his studies.

Ellie Matta

Ellie Matta

Accounts/ Executive Assistant

Ellie is the VOR team administrator and the point of contact for anything administrative and financial. 

With a varied background and a business administration degree completed in Brazil, she has worked in the engineering industry for many years.

Our credentials

Our team are PAS 2035 qualified and registered through Elmhurst Energy, VOR is a member of  TrustMark, the only Government endorsed quality scheme for work carried out in and around your home.

We are approved suppliers for the following Framework Scheme Providers: 

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