Builders merchants open new showroom with eco-friendly technologies

Bedford and Kempston MP Richard Fuller with Gibbs and Dandy branch manager Stuart Harm.
Bedford and Kempston MP Richard Fuller with Gibbs and Dandy branch manager Stuart Harm.

Homeowners looking to reduce their energy bills can find out about a wide range of eco-friendly systems at a new sustainable buildings showroom opened in Bedford.

The showroom at builders merchants’ Gibbs and Dandy, opened by Bedford and Kempston MP Richard Fuller, has products and technologies on display, such as biomass boilers, air source heat pumps, solar thermal systems and external wall insulation.

The showroom was created in partnership with Greenworks, the UK’s recognised authority and market expert, providing training in the applications of sustainable building solutions and products. As part of the showroom, there will be a centre to train trade professionals from the area about the various products and technologies.

Mr Fuller said: “It’s fantastic to see a local business working to support people and trade professionals in Bedford. The showroom has a great range of energy saving solutions that will truly benefit a lot of people.”

Stuart Harm, manager of the Bedford branch in Barkers Lane, said: “We’re committed to helping homeowners in the area become energy efficient, so this facility will provide them with the chance to come in and see what will benefit them. Also, installers have a great opportunity to learn about sustainable technologies, which they may well go on to fit into their customers’ homes.”

Marcus Jefford, from Greenworks, said: “The new showroom and training centre will complement the Greenworks Training Academy in Birmingham, allowing us to bring the latest sustainable and energy-efficient products and training to local installers in the Bedford and surrounding areas.

“We believe that this will provide an essential connection to product, market drivers and legislations for the trade professionals, by giving flexibility in our service and offering local installers the chance to train at times that are more convenient to them without affecting their working commitments.”