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MP attends opening of Sustainable Home Centre in Wales

Daikin UK has opened its first Sustainable Home Centre in North Wales, in partnership with Thorncliffe Building Supplies, one of the largest independent builders’ merchants in North Wales and the North West of England.

Dr James Davies, MP for the Vale of Clwyd attended the opening – alongside Tim Harper and the team at Thorncliffe Building Supplies.

The new Centre in Dyserth, North Wales, will give homeowners the opportunity to familiarise themselves with Daikin’s air source heat pump technology and sit down with an expert to discuss and agree the best solution for their home, before being partnered with a trusted local installer

The Centre will also house a heat pump training centre. Training delivered by Daikin and Thorncliffe Building Supplies will help local installers enhance the services they offer. Ensuring the long-termcompetitiveness of their businesses as fossil fuels are phased out and the UK further adopts heat pumps as the government backed alternative. Installers can also access products and win new business leads through the Centre.

Installers who join Daikin’s Sustainable Home Network can benefit from free, hands-on-tools training at its industry-leading training centres around the UK, to develop their heat pump installation and commissioning expertise.

Other benefits of joining the network include dedicated technical support, sales ready leads, business support and special offers.

Tim Harper, managing director at Thorncliffe Building Supplies, commented: “This is a big milestone for us – and it’s just the beginning of our exciting next chapter. We’re already planning to open a second showroom at our Ewloe branch, such is the demand for renewable heating solutions in North Wales and over the English border.

“We’ve always had great relationships with local tradespeople, and with our new training facility, we can help them capitalise on this demand as well. And our new showroom means we can offer homeowners a great experience as they too start their sustainable heating journey. Alongside our Daikin heat pump range, we’re displaying our complete bathroom offering and a range of sustainable biomass stoves.”

Iain Bevan, commercial manager – heating & renewables at Daikin UK, added: “It’s important that homeowners who want to go green can find the best solution for their household’s heating and hot water needs. Being able to explore and discuss heat pump technology in person is vital, as is knowing that it will be installed by a highly-trained professional.

“We’ve enjoyed getting to know the team at Thorncliffe Building Supplies over the past 12 months, and we’re delighted that their Daikin Sustainable Home Centre is now open. We’re confident that together, we can make a significant contribution towards our national net zero targets.

“With the recent launch of the BUS, we hosted an installer webinar outlining all the details – and will continue to support installers with training and membership of the Sustainable Home Network at our industry-leading training centres around the UK, including this latest addition in North Wales.”

26 April 2022

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