Jewson helping to build sustainable future
Published: 18 May, 2011
COVENTRY: Jewson, the UK's leading supplier of sustainable timber and building materials, held a sustainable future day at its branch in Lytham St Annes to share information on sustainable products and building practices.
80 local builders, contractors, self-builders and DIYers attended the open day, where they received advice and help about meeting requirements under the Code for Sustainable Homes and the Building Regulations.
With presentations every hour from specialist suppliers covering topics such as heat pumps, solar PV, rainwater harvesting, insulation and underfloor heating, visitors gained a wealth of useful information.
One local Jewson customer who attended the event was John Birch from Intelligent Solar Systems Installations Ltd. He said: “Today has been very useful because green issues are the topic of the moment, and over the next few years they are going to become even more important in the UK. People are keen to get these technologies installed in order to save money, as utility bills are becoming very expensive.”
Presentations during the afternoon session also covered Jewson’s Greenworks Training Academy, which is a dedicated training centre for customers who wish to gain hands-on knowledge of sustainable product solutions, renewable technologies and MCS Accreditation.
Malcolm Gough, market director – sustainability at Jewson commented: “Sustainability and green building practices are becoming increasingly important and a lot of our customers have been asking for more help and information on these important issues. This open day gave everyone the chance to find out more information about the various energy saving technologies, Feed-in tariffs, legislation and new products available, whilst gaining the necessary advice to help with meeting The Code for Sustainable Homes.”
The next sustainable future day will be held in Flitwick, Bedfordshire on the 16 June.