Homeowners face paying thousands of pounds for retrofits to make their homes habitable as the climate warms, experts have warned. More than half a million homes have been built since 2017 that will need to be retrofitted to ensure they stay cool, despite the Government acknowledging at the time that “urgent action” was needed to address overheating. By 2050, heatwaves like that seen in 2019, when the UK recorded a new all-time high temperature of 38.7C, are expected to happen every other year, according to assessments from the Met Office. The Climate Change Committee, the Government’s statutory advisers, has estimated the costs of retrofitting cooling features into a property to be £9,200, compared to £2,300 when done at the building stage.
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