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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
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 historical 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

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
Netley House, Gomshall, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9QA
Tel 01483 203221
Founded in 1966, Hutton and Rostron are a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable building professionals and scientists specialising in investigating problems in buildings, building materials and building occupancy. H+R are also market leading experts in building pathology and heritage conservation, specialising in problems involving damp and decay. Visit the H+R website today for more information.
Office 2, Grove Street, Wantage, OX12 7AB
Tel 01235 434300
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
Tel +44 (0) 118 946 9146
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.
Energy Solutions (Thame) Ltd, 59 High Street, Long Crendon, Aylesbury HP18 9AL Telephone 01844 201216 Website:
Rheinzink UK, Building 3, Riverside Way, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3YL Telephone 01276 686725 Website: