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Energy Efficency, Solar & Insulation

Energy efficency, renewable energy and sustainability are areas of key concern due both to climate change and increasing fuel costs. Traditional buildings contribute to sustainability in many respects, but care and imagination is needed for sensitive solutions.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Energy Efficency, Solar & Insulation
Austin (Heating & Air Conditioning) Ltd
The Old Dairy, 59 Radnor Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3PS
Tel 01793 536871
Email: clare@austinheat.com
Website: www.austinheat.com
We are specialists in the design, installation and maintenance of heating systems including gas, oil, LPG, underfloor heating and warm air, and are Johnson & Starley approved. Trading since 1972, we specialise in historic buildings, including churches, and are contractors for the National Trust. We pride ourselves on an extremely high standard of workmanship and service, working mainly within the commercial and large residential sectors, providing heating, air conditioning, ventilation, cooling, heat recovery, control systems and water services. We can provide a comprehensive and bespoke service starting with design, right through to installation and planned maintenance.
Cupa Pizarras
45 Moray Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BQ Scotland
Tel 01312 25 31 11
Email: Uk.cupa@cupagroup.com
Website: www.cupapizarras.com/uk
Producing slate since 1892, Cupa Pizarras is the world leader in natural slate. They extracts a wide range of natural slates from 16 different Spanish quarries, available in multiple shapes and sizes. CUPA PIZARRAS' commitment to sustainability has led them to develop innovative products such as THERMOSLATEŽ, the first natural slate solar thermal collector in the world combining renewable energies and total architectural integration; or CupacladŽ, slate cladding systems enabling the construction of efficient and ecological facades.
Hutton + Rostron environmental investigations limited
Netley House, Gomshall, Guildford, Surrey GU5 9QA
Tel 01483 203221 Fax 01483 202911
Email: ei@handr.co.uk
Website: www.handr.co.uk
Hutton + Rostron investigate problems in buildings and the built environment. They provide an independent remedial surveying and consultancy service. They carry out a minimally invasive investigation, and provide expert independent and environmentally sound advice on cost-effective long-term solutions. Their main areas of specialisation are in environmentally friendly control of dry rot and decay, control of moisture, non-destructive surveys using both their Rothounds and other specialist equipment, and building monitoring systems.
Limetec
Unit 126, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4SA
Tel 0845 603 1143 Fax 0845 634 1560
Email: info@limetechnology.co.uk
Website: www.limetechnology.co.uk
Limetec is a leading supplier of modern eco-friendly lime mortars, renders and plasters for building and refurbishment projects. Our modern lime mortars are pre-mixed hydraulic mortars, ideal for conservation projects for historic buildings, for new homes and for mainstream commercial applications. We have partnered up with Baumit to provide a comprehensive range of renders and plasters which use natural, modern lime to create attractive, appealing, eco-efficient buildings. Limetec is the only UK company able to provide over 800 render and plaster shades and allow you to tint your render or plaster to precisely match your building's looks.
Old House Store
Unit 2 Paddock Road Industrial Estate, Paddock Road, Caversham, Reading Berkshire RG4 5BY & Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SX
Tel +44 (0) 118 946 9146 Fax 0118 969 8822
Email: enquiries@oldhousestore.co.uk
Website: www.oldhousestore.co.uk
The Old House Store are builders merchants for traditional building and ecological materials with shops in Caversham and Woodstock. Products include lime and plasters, mortar and renders ingredients, pozzolans, sands, lime putty, non-hydraulic limes, hydraulic limes, riven laths, staves, daub and split Hazel. Building products include brick, clay roof tiles, flint, conservation rooflights, framing pegs, tile pegs, riven battens, cast iron radiators, sheepswool insulation, gates, timber flooring. Paints include Limewash, pigments and silicate paints. Window and door ironmongery, handforged and brassware, includes stays, fasteners, rim locks, strap, butterfly and H hinges, Suffolk and Norfolk latches, planked doors, and rosehead nails.
Solar Slate Ltd
Severn House 1-4 Fountain Court Woodlands Lane, Bradley Stoke Bristol BS32 4LA
Tel 01454 627 841 Fax 08450 707 339
Email: info@solarslate-ltd.com
Website: www.solarslate-ltd.com
The Traditional Solar Slate is the successful outcome of years of research and development by RES. As a result, they offer very similar aesthetic properties to natural roofing slates. The Traditional Solar Slates are photovoltaic roof-integrated solar slates, which combine the latest in photovoltaic technology with a convincing roof slate. Solar Slate brings together the experience and innovation of PV Systems Ltd., the UK's longest established photovoltaic company and the expertise of RES, one of the world's leading renewable energy developers. Solar Slate Ltd is fully owned by the RES Group.
Energy Solutions (Thame) Ltd, 59 High Street, Long Crendon, Aylesbury HP18 9AL Telephone 01844 201216 Website: www.esthame.co.uk
Rheinzink UK, Cedar House, Cedar Lane, Frimley, Camberley, Surrey GU16 7HZ Telephone 01276 686725 Fax 01276 64480 Website: www.rheinzink.com