Her Own Space is a community for women only, driven by the need to empower them with trusted knowledge on sustainability in the home and retrofit to impact uptake across the UK.

The community was created to provide a much needed platform for women to learn from other women quickly and as a portal for entry into the "retrofit" revolution.

The community is run by Ellora Coupe, retrofit professional and project manager. It ensures, a diverse range of women of every house topology, have access to the right knowledge and expertise to creating the best pathway in their renovation/retrofit project.

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My Dad was a builder, renovating houses for over 35yrs and had an incredible passion for environmental issues. I grew up on building sites and went on to train as a Design Manager and Interior Designer and more recently specialised as a "Retrofit" professional. I owe so much to him for supporting me from a young age. 


This is me, with a lovely picture of oranges! I am actually speaking amongst an amazing cohort of business women, that are a big part of my life. The support I get from them has been one of the main reasons I created "Her Own Space". Much in the same way we empower each other to take leaps we may not have taken on our own, we trust each other and the personal experiences we share help us in our own work. I genuinely believe women can account so much of their success in their own lives, to the women around them!


I realised recently, that what was familiar to me, was the most daunting undertaking for women. I was frequently asked by friends for advice and I realised how hard it was for them to navigate a home renovation. They were all extremely confident and capable women, but the thought of navigating personal budgets, tracking deadlines, trusting tradespeople, was not clear cut. Basically, no one in the building trade has made it their mission to put women's success at the heart of their own goals, let alone empower them with the right support.



There is one thing we cannot avoid and that is that we are living in a very volatile time. We need to make sustainable choices, we are going to need to "Retrofit" our homes and navigate this process as seamlessly as possible. We may need to make costly choices in order to improve our homes the right way. But where do we start and who do we trust? I want to make sure I provide the information for you, to ensure you factor in sustainability at every cornerstone. It is why we have to make it easier to understand, accessible and affordable and why our supplier discounts are from suppliers who put sustainability at the core of their business.

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