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Advice

People are beginning to ask us for advice about installing a heat pump, insulation or other energy efficiency measure. We asked people to report their experience and to tell who they would recommend.  The following list is work in progress. Some of the traders and products we have used ourselves and can attest to their quality and reliability,  others are ones recommended by others.

The list  is based on a variety of sources including, open eco home handouts, responses to our request for recommendations in the November Newsletter and from information  Lorrie Marchington of High Peak Green network  kindly sent us and from the Warm Homes High Peak Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/WarmAndEco/

A disclaimer

We cannot vouch for all the people and products listed here.  As always, it a question of buyer beware. So ask around and do your homework.  If you are embarking on a major retrofit it is advisable to seek professional advice. The list includes energy assessors, architects, surveyors, planning consultants.

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Insulation

Insulation is a good place to start. This can be a DiY project, but if you are insulating a tradional stone built house but will need advice about insulation, heating and ventilation to avoid condensation problems.

The following are the some of the types and manaufactruers of insulation products.

PIR boards (polyisocyanurate):  Recticel, Kingspan, Celotex, Quin Therm

Mineral wool and Glassfibre rolls and semi-rigid batts:  Rockwool, Knauf, Isover

Insulated plasterboard:  Falcon Corex

Fibreboard:  Gutex Thermoflex

Multifopil:  Actis,  Superfoil. Diall

Tapes:  Pro Clima,

Cavity Wall:  Ecotherm

Underfloor insulation:  Green Horizon

Aerogel:  Spaceblanket

Eco Paints

A study by the Swiss Environmental Agency found that particles of paint are the largets source of micro-plastic in the ocean, accounting for 58%.

Recommended eco paints:   Lakeland Paints, Auro, Fired Earth, Rose Uniacke Ecosphere Paint, Biofa, Earthborn, Farrow & Ball, Little Greene.

TRUSTED TRADERS

CategoryTraderWebsiteTel
Advice – heat pumpCentre for Alternative Technologyhttps://cat.org.uk/get-warmed-up-to-install-a-heat-pump/…01654 705950
Advice – renewablesRenewable Energy Hubhttps://www.renewableenergyhub.co.uk/ 01392 693900
ArchitectsBen Cunliffe Architects, Kendalhttps://bencunliffe.co.uk01539 488122
ArchitectsEcoArc Architects, Kendalhttps://ecoarc.co.uk01539 822822
ArchitectsLEAP Low Energy, Durhamhttp://leap4.it/07795 031700
ArchitectsStudio DC, Londonhttp://studiodc.co.uk07906 387185
ArchitectsStudio Gedye, Hathersagehttps://www.studiogedye.co.uk07912 534372
ArchitectsTectonics Architectshttps://www.tectonics-architects.com020 7249 1934
ArchitectsTom Crooks Architects, Hathersagehttps://www.tomcrooksarchitecture.co.uk01433 440466
AssessorsDerbyshire Surveyorshttps://www.derbyshiresurveyors.com01246 246605
AssessorsEPC Man, Buxtonhttps://www.theepcman.co.uk/buxton07796 311101
AssessorsGladwood Design, Lincolnshirehttps://www.gladwood.co.uk/contact/01673 857310
AssessorsMarches Energyhttps://mea.org.uk01743 246007
AssessorsNick Parsonshttp://syec.co.uk/sustainable/consultancy.php07941 072313
AssessorsPeak EPChttps://www.peakepc.co.uk01629 650932
BuildersMike Haverwww.practicalpropertyservices.co.uk07768 681788
BuildersTed Schofield, Hathersage01433 650427
Building SurveyorsChistopher Moranhttps://moransurvey.co.uk/contact0114 470 1204
Building SurveyorsDerbyshire Surveyorshttps://www.derbyshiresurveyors.com01246 246605
Building SurveyorsHogbenshttps://hogbens.co.uk0161 477 7770
Building SurveyorsPeak Home Surveys Ltdhttps://www.peakhomesurveys.co.uk07941 414488
ElectricianPaul Copleyhttps://apps.derbyshire.gov.uk/applications/trusted-trader/profile.asp?tid=5660707768 263142
EV ChargerH2O renewableshttps://www.h2orenewables.co.uk07889 949959
EV Charger / Solar divertermyenergihttps://myenergi.com/product/zappi/03333001303
Heat pumpAspire Solar, ChesterfierldAspire Solar, Chesterfierld01246 860581
Heat pumpEESYhttp://www.eesy.uk.com0114 293 5068
Heat pumpGreener Living, Sheffieldhttps://greenerliving.co.uk0333 577 0252
Heat pumpH2O Renewables Glossophttps://www.h2orenewables.co.uk/07889 94995
Heat pumpHomeco Energy, Sheffieldhttps://www.sheffieldsolar.co.uk07919 033414
Heat pumpIMShttps://www.imsheatpumps.co.uk0114 327 0100
Heat pumpJoju and T4 Sustainability.https://www.jojusolar.co.uk/020 7697 1000
Heat pumpNIBE Energy Systemshttps://www.nibe.eu/en-gb/0330 311 2201
InsulationB&Qhttps://www.diy.com/search?term=insulation0114 278 0303
InsulationEcological Building Systemshttps://www.ecologicalbuildingsystems.com01228 711511
InsulationGalaxy, Sheffield Branchhttps://www.galaxyinsulation.co.uk/news/corex/0114 243 9524
InsulationGreen Horizonhttps://greenhorizonenergy.co.uk/underfloor-insulation/…0161 427 0772.
InsulationInsulation 4 lesshttps://insulation4less.co.uk/collections/recticel020 3582 6399
InsulationInsulation Superstorehttps://www.insulationsuperstore.co.uk01752 692 206
InsulationInsulationUKhttps://www.insulationuk.co.uk/0300 303 4578
InsulationJewson Sheffieldhttps://www.insulation-actis.com0114 270 0744
InsulationMarkovitz Insulationhttps://www.markovitzinsulation.co.uk01298 871 223
InsulationRecticelhttps://www.recticelinsulation.com01782 590470
InsulationSheffield Insulation group SIGhttps://sigdistribution.co.uk/product-category/insulation/0114 285 6300
InsulationThermaguardhttps://www.thermguardinsulationltd.co.uk0161 339 9213
PaintsLakeland Paintshttps://www.lakelandpaints.co.uk/… 01524 852371
Planning ConsultantsOldfield Designhttp://www.oldfielddesign.com01629 813301
Planning ConsultantsPeak Ecologyhttp://www.peakecology.co.uk01629 812511
Planning ConsultantsPME Planninghttp://www.pmeplanning.co.uk01538 308043
Planning ConsultantsRaymond barnes01904 633440
Plumbers & HeatingRichard Ellis07800 80543634
Solar panels / BatteriesEEC Solar, Southporthttps://eechomeimprovements.co.uk01704 333459
Solar panels / BatteriesEESYhttp://www.eesy.uk.com0114 293 5068
Solar panels / BatteriesEnergy Smart Group, Rotherhamhttps://www.theenergysmartgroup.co.uk01709 702737
Solar panels / BatteriesGreentech Renewableshttps://www.greentechrenewables.com0333 577 7010
Solar panels / BatteriesH2O renewableshttps://www.h2orenewables.co.uk07889 949959
Solar panels / BatteriesHome Eco Sheffield Solarhttps://www.sheffieldsolar.co.uk/0114 293 5019
Solar panels / BatteriesJoju Solar, Sheffieldhttps://www.jojusolar.co.uk/020 7697 1000
Solar panels / BatteriesMack Construction & Solarhttp://mackconstruction.co.uk0114 321 1788
Solar panels / BatteriesMidsummer Energyhttps://midsummerenergy.co.uk01223 858414
Solar panels / BatteriesNavitas Solar, Sheffieldhttps://navitas-solar.com0114 248 4228
Solar panels / BatteriesSolarstar Power, Uttoxeterhttps://solarstarpower.com01889 561458
Solar panels / BatteriesT4 Sustainability, Ilkestonhttp://www.t4sltd.co.uk0845 4561332
TrainersPeople Powered Retrofit, Manchesterhttps://retrofit.coop0161 826 0141
Underfloor heatingWirsbohttps://www.uponor.co.uk/01923 927000
Windows and DoorsDekko – Deceuninckhttps://www.dekkowindows.com/ 0161 504 7875
Windows and DoorsEcotec,- Rationelhttps://www.ecotecwindows.com/01226 702566
Windows and DoorsGreen Building Store eco+ rangehttps://www.greenbuildingstore.co.uk/01484 461705
Windows and DoorsGreen Stepshttps://www.greensteps.co.uk/ 01449 257591
Wood burning stoveClearviewhttps://www.clearviewstoves.com01584 878100
Wood burning stoveHearth & Homehttp://www.fireplaces-in-sheffield.co.uk0114 255 9688
Wood burning stoveJohn Norton & Son (Sheffield)http://www.nortons.co.uk0114 272 1294
Wood burning stoveRobeyshttps://www.robeys.co.uk01773 820940
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