Bradfords announced it has hosted its first Sustainability Trade Week at its Ross-on-Wye branch, with supplier sessions to support both customers and colleagues in making more sustainable product choices.
In the event dedicated to looking at sustainable solutions at a Bradfords branch, the week ran from September 4-8, with sessions split across four themes: domestic retrofit, renewable energy, building health and future requirements regarding policy and regulations.
Giles Bradford, head of sustainability at Bradfords Building Supplies, said: “This was an opportunity for local tradespeople, home builders and renovators in and around Ross-and-Wye to find out more about building energy efficient, healthy and environmentally friendlier homes, including the latest products available and the practical implications of new regulations.
“These themes go way beyond sustainability as a topic; they are the fundamental elements of the future of our sector. We have a key role to play in inspiring and informing our customers, via our branch teams, on how they can find the right products to meet the challenges. We’re very grateful to all suppliers who shared their knowledge in a practical, accessible way and are currently exploring options for similar events at other branches.”
The week began with interactive training on retrofit with partners including Target CO2 and Gapotape, while a focus on renewable energy and heating systems included support from Daikin Europe, Kensa Heat Pumps, Nuvision, Mixergy Ltd and SPC – HVAC.
Carl Wareing, sales advisor at Bradfords’ Ross-on-Wye branch, added: “As one of our customers pointed out, we’ve essentially been building the same way since the 1800s and there’s a lot to learn about adopting modern methods of construction, preparing ourselves to make responsible choices for the environment and to be ready for new regulations. We know this is an area where our customers need support, and we’re ready and on-hand.”