Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) | K Systems

Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF)

EWI is one of the most thermally effective methods to improve the building fabric and has been highly adopted in all waves of SHDF funding.

What is the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund?

Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) is a UK government fund, pledged to upgrade a significant proportion of social housing stock which have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) performance below a rating of Band C. The aim of the fund is to support social housing residents out of fuel poverty and deliver progress towards the UK’s commitment to Net Zero by 2050. The fund is open to Local Authorities, Combined Authorities, registered providers of social housing and charities providing social housing, with a 2019 Conservative Manifesto commitment of £3.8bn over a 10-year period. This commitment of funds is being issued through a number of different bidding waves, with wave 2.1 currently underway with an allocation of £0.8bn through to 2025.


At K Systems we can support social housing providers by offering one of the widest EWI system ranges, to suit all budgets, building types and aesthetic requirements, including hard-to-treat and ‘non-traditional’ build methods. We can also:

  • Provide guidance throughout the process of design, tendering and installation
  • Provide advice regarding best-practices for any future building changes and on-going maintenance
  • Support the specification and tendering process by providing system design advice, design drawings and expected performance calculations, incorporating on-site visits and provision of specifications to NBS standards
  • Working closely with approved installers, which are PAS 2030 approved to support quality assurance during the installation process
  • Excellent technical service, both in terms of design and with on-site technicians
  • Excellent stock holdings of system components
  • Partnership approach with approved installers to minimise any disruption to residents during remediation works
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Our EWI Systems for SHDF Schemes

At K Systems we have a range of suitable EWI systems that have been designed and developed to provide you with durable lasting solutions.
K Systems E

A high performance, light-weight system based on expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulating panels.

K Systems M

An EWI system generating exceptional performance and provides the highest of levels of fire resistance and non-combustibility.

K Systems P

An EWI system incorporating high performing rigid thermoset phenolic foam insulation boards.


K Systems offer free CPDs to support the specification, delivery and understanding of EWI systems. Our CPDs cover topics including EWI systems design and specification, PAS 2030 / PAS 2035 standards or high-rise design requirements & fire safety. Contact us today to book a CPD and learn more about how we can support you with EWI systems and the knowledge to successfully specify, tender, deliver and maintain EWI systems.

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Learn more on on how we support both small and large scale funded retrofit schemes

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