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.

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 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.


Advice – heat pumpCentre for Alternative Technology…01654 705950
Advice – renewablesRenewable Energy Hub 01392 693900
ArchitectsBen Cunliffe Architects, Kendal 488122
ArchitectsEcoArc Architects, Kendal 822822
ArchitectsLEAP Low Energy, Durham 031700
ArchitectsStudio DC, London 387185
ArchitectsStudio Gedye, Hathersage 534372
ArchitectsTectonics Architectshttps://www.tectonics-architects.com020 7249 1934
ArchitectsTom Crooks Architects, Hathersage 440466
AssessorsDerbyshire Surveyorshttps://www.derbyshiresurveyors.com01246 246605
AssessorsEPC Man, Buxton 311101
AssessorsGladwood Design, Lincolnshire 857310
AssessorsMarches Energy 246007
AssessorsNick Parsons 072313
AssessorsPeak EPC 650932
BuildersMike 681788
BuildersTed Schofield, Hathersage01433 650427
Building SurveyorsChistopher Moran 470 1204
Building SurveyorsDerbyshire Surveyorshttps://www.derbyshiresurveyors.com01246 246605
Building SurveyorsHogbens 477 7770
Building SurveyorsPeak Home Surveys Ltd 414488
ElectricianPaul Copley 263142
EV ChargerH2O renewables 949959
EV Charger / Solar divertermyenergi
Heat pumpAspire Solar, ChesterfierldAspire Solar, Chesterfierld01246 860581
Heat pumpEESY 293 5068
Heat pumpGreener Living, Sheffield 577 0252
Heat pumpH2O Renewables Glossop 94995
Heat pumpHomeco Energy, Sheffield 033414
Heat pumpIMS 327 0100
Heat pumpJoju and T4 Sustainability. 7697 1000
Heat pumpNIBE Energy Systems 311 2201
InsulationB&Q 278 0303
InsulationEcological Building Systemshttps://www.ecologicalbuildingsystems.com01228 711511
InsulationGalaxy, Sheffield Branch 243 9524
InsulationGreen Horizon…0161 427 0772.
InsulationInsulation 4 less 3582 6399
InsulationInsulation Superstore 692 206
InsulationInsulationUK 303 4578
InsulationJewson Sheffieldhttps://www.insulation-actis.com0114 270 0744
InsulationMarkovitz Insulation 871 223
InsulationRecticelhttps://www.recticelinsulation.com01782 590470
InsulationSheffield Insulation group SIG 285 6300
InsulationThermaguard 339 9213
PaintsLakeland Paints… 01524 852371
Planning ConsultantsOldfield Designhttp://www.oldfielddesign.com01629 813301
Planning ConsultantsPeak Ecology 812511
Planning ConsultantsPME Planning 308043
Planning ConsultantsRaymond barnes01904 633440
Plumbers & HeatingRichard Ellis07800 80543634
Solar panels / BatteriesEEC Solar, Southport 333459
Solar panels / BatteriesEESY 293 5068
Solar panels / BatteriesEnergy Smart Group, Rotherham 702737
Solar panels / BatteriesGreentech Renewableshttps://www.greentechrenewables.com0333 577 7010
Solar panels / BatteriesH2O renewables 949959
Solar panels / BatteriesHome Eco Sheffield Solar 293 5019
Solar panels / BatteriesJoju Solar, Sheffield 7697 1000
Solar panels / BatteriesMack Construction & Solar 321 1788
Solar panels / BatteriesMidsummer Energy 858414
Solar panels / BatteriesNavitas Solar, Sheffieldhttps://navitas-solar.com0114 248 4228
Solar panels / BatteriesSolarstar Power, Uttoxeterhttps://solarstarpower.com01889 561458
Solar panels / BatteriesT4 Sustainability, Ilkeston 4561332
TrainersPeople Powered Retrofit, Manchesterhttps://retrofit.coop0161 826 0141
Underfloor heatingWirsbo 927000
Windows and DoorsDekko – Deceuninck 0161 504 7875
Windows and DoorsEcotec,- Rationel 702566
Windows and DoorsGreen Building Store eco+ range 461705
Windows and DoorsGreen Steps 01449 257591
Wood burning stoveClearviewhttps://www.clearviewstoves.com01584 878100
Wood burning stoveHearth & Home 255 9688
Wood burning stoveJohn Norton & Son (Sheffield) 272 1294
Wood burning stoveRobeys 820940
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