Robert Price pumps up investment in Newport

Welsh builders merchant Robert Price is opening of a new, state-of-the-art air source heat pump showroom in Newport tomorrow (Wednesday 28th), to help people across Wales make a confident and successful transition to sustainable home heating.

Teaming up with heat pump manufacturer, Daikin, the Sustainable Energy Centre is being opened at an official launch day, which will be attended by Newport City Councillor Yvonne Forsey, the Mayor of Newport Councillor Martyn Kellaway and the Mayoress, Helen Kellaway.

All visitors on the day who register their details at the door, will also be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win two tickets to Wales vs New Zealand, Rugby Autumn International and a range of other prizes.

Kassie Williams, sustainable partnerships manager at Robert Price, said: “Opening our new Sustainable Home Centre is a fantastic milestone for our business and the local community. It will complement our overall renewable offerings package and help further develop the renewable energy market in Wales.

“We hope to see lots of friendly faces on the big day, and we’re thrilled to have local government representatives join us on our journey to help our local community become more sustainable.

“With our expert advice in all areas of building, plumbing, heating and renewable energy solutions, and Daikin’s market-leading domestic product range, there will be something for everyone to benefit from, at the launch event and beyond.”

As well as providing a hub for homeowners, the centre will also house a heat pump training centre to help the region’s plumbing and heating installers diversify into renewable heating solutions and ensure the long-term competitiveness of their businesses, as fossil fuel boilers are phased out.

Iain Bevan, Commercial Manager – Heating & Renewables at Daikin UK, added: “It’s important that homeowners who want to go green can easily access expert advice and guidance, helping them 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 – and that’s what our Sustainable Home Centres are all about. “We are delighted to be partnering with Robert Price again, this time to launch a Daikin Sustainable Home Centre to help installers, energy experts and homeowners find the best renewable solutions for them while making a significant contribution towards our national net zero targets.”

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