Wales’ premier heating and renewable energy installers Heatforce Wales have helped Llandaff based RC2 (property & regeneration consultancy) in their journey to achieve “net-zero” carbon status. Spearheaded by business owner Robert Chapman, RC2. has been on a path towards carbon neutrality for many years, and the project with Heatforce is the latest in a series of investments. “Over several years now, we have continually invested in Bush House (our head office) as part of our goal to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and to become more sustainable,” said Robert. These investments have included: Installing 14 Solar Panels Improving the fabric of the property to improve energy efficiency and sound insulation The installation of LED lighting throughout both floors The installation of insulation material in the attic space The installation of smart meters However, in 2021, Robert decided to completely remove his dependence on fossil fuel gas to heat the property and began looking at alternatives. “After a considerable amount of research, I decided that an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) would be the most efficient means of heating the property without using gas,” said Robert. “However as this was not a “new-build”, I needed to find a company that could retrofit an ASHP, and so began my journey towards Heatforce”, he continued. He initially found a national firm that could provide the ASHP, however, it became apparent that while they could indeed install the system, they were unable to connect it to the existing heating system in the property. All looked lost until a chance meeting with Jake Maddocks, Director of Heatforce, gave hope that the project could remain on track. “Robert had used Heatforce previously, but was unaware we had moved into renewables,” said Jake. “We both share a passion for the environment, so when he explained the predicament he was in, I knew instinctively it was something we could help with,” he continued. With extensive experience in transferring both commercial and residential buildings across to renewable forms of energy production, Jake and his team were not only able to install the ASHP but also retrofit it to… Read more »
We were delighted to win Heating Contractor of The Year at the recent Wales Prestige Awards held at Court Coleman Manor Hotel on 21st October 2021.
Wales’ premier boiler installation company have strengthened their partnership with Cardiff Rugby by renewing their sponsorship agreement. The new 2-year deal will see the Heatforce brand used prominently throughout Cardiff Arms Park and includes an executive box, membership of the business club and a host of other benefits. “We are delighted to renew our partnership with Cardiff Rugby,” said Heatforce CEO Paul Maddocks. “We have an excellent relationship with the club and we’re particularly looking forward to the forthcoming season and being able to enjoy the matchday experience.” With the return of fans to the Arms Park, there is an air of excitement at the historic home of Welsh rugby, and with the launch of the new ‘Cardiff Rugby’ brand, these are exciting times indeed. “We’re entering a new phase in the history of our club,” said Rhys Blumberg, Chief Operating Officer at Cardiff Rugby “and are thrilled to have the support of successful, local businesses such as Heatforce as we embark on our new journey.” The deal will also see the two organisations join forces to ensure the iconic stadium continues to find new ways of becoming environmentally friendly. “We’ve worked closely with the club to help them become more environmentally friendly,” said Paul, “and are in the process of installing electric vehicle charger points for use by players, staff and visitors to the Arms Park.”
Glamorgan clinched their first silverware for seventeen years by winning their first-ever Cup Final in 58 years of one-day cricket as they comfortably defeated Durham in front of a crowd of 7,200 at Trent Bridge. In celebration of the win, Glamorgan toured the trophy around Wales and as proud partners of the club, they popped in for a few photos with our team!
On the 3rd September, we attended the Wales Energy Efficiency Awards at Holland House Hotel, Cardiff and we came away with: 🥇 Winner – Regional Renewable Heat Installer & Contractor of the Year🥇 Winner – Regional Small Scale Project of the Year🏅 Highly Commended – Boiler & Heating Installer / Contractor🏅 Commended – Regional Solar PV Installer and Contractor of the Year We also sponsored the Regional Vulnerable Customer Support Campaigner of the Year award which was won by Flintshire County Council. A big thanks to everyone involved in these projects – both our customers and suppliers – but especially our hardworking staff. 📸 © Campbell Braybrooke Ltd.
Four air source heat pumps have recently been installed at Caerphilly Council’s Tir Y Berth Depot by leading green-energy installer, Heatforce (Wales) Ltd, a G1 installer based in Cardiff. As part of a larger project to refurbish three building units, the job involved safely removing the older gas-fired LPG central heating system and replacing it with a greener model as CEO of Heatforce Paul Maddocks explained: “In one unit, we installed two Aerona³ 17kW air source heat pumps complete with thirty-one radiators, and in the two other units, we fitted another pair of Grant heat pumps, this time 13kW models, as well as twenty-six radiators – complete with new pipework and new plumbing throughout.” The installation of the Grant Aerona³ heat pumps will provide renewable heating to the offices and was part of a drive by the local authority to reduce carbon emissions. This project showcases how air source heat pumps are helping commercial environments swap from fossil fuel heating systems to greener, more sustainable alternatives. “Our Client not only wanted air source heat pumps to keep these refurbished buildings warm but they also wanted to upgrade the buildings themselves so that their energy efficiencies were significantly improved,” said Paul. “The installation of the Grant heat pumps fulfilled the Client’s brief and they are very happy with their new heating systems,” he continued. “In particular, they are very pleased that they chose a renewable heating system, one that will sustainably meet the heating and hot water demand of the offices while also helping them to minimise their impact on the wider environment.”
*Please note, the following information has been taken from HM Treasury and is correct at the time of writing – a link to the original document can be found at the bottom of this page. Budget 2021 – Super-deduction For expenditure incurred from 1 April 2021 until the end of March 2023, companies can claim 130% capital allowances on qualifying plant and machinery investments. Under the super-deduction, for every pound a company invests, their taxes are cut by up to 25p. This change makes the UK’s capital allowance regime more internationally competitive, lifting the net present value of our plant and machinery allowances from 30th in the OECD to 1st. The new Capital Allowances offer As a result of measures announced at this Budget, businesses will now benefit from four significant capital allowance measures: The super-deduction – which offers 130% first-year relief on qualifying main rate plant and machinery investments until 31 March 2023 for companies The 50% first-year allowance (FYA) for special rate (including long life) assets until 31 March 2023 for companies Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) providing 100% relief for plant and machinery investments up to its highest ever £1 million threshold, until 31 December 2021 Within Freeport tax sites, companies can access new Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA+) and companies, individuals and partnerships can benefit from an increased level of Structures & Buildings Allowance (SBA+) for investments until 30 September 2026 Why is the government introducing a super-deduction? Since the Covid-19 pandemic, existing low levels of business investment have fallen, with a reduction of 11.6% between Q3 2019 and Q3 2020. Much of the UK’s productivity gap with competitors is attributable to our historically low levels of business investment compared to our peers. Weak business investment has played a significant role in the slowdown of productivity growth since 2008. Making capital allowances more generous works to stimulate business investment. As a result, these measures can promote economic growth and counter business cycles. The super-deduction will give companies a strong incentive to make additional investments and to bring planned investments forward. A tax information and impact note for the… Read more »
Heatforce has joined the Furniture & Home Improvement Ombudsman (FHIO), demonstrating our continuous dedication to promoting fair trade and protecting consumer’s rights. The independent, not-for profit, and government approved Ombudsman scheme has offered a range of services to its members and their customers for more than a quarter of a century, including independent alternative dispute resolution, training, and advice. The Ombudsman helps to provide consumers with additional peace of mind and supports businesses and their customers in finding solutions when disputes occur, without the need for costly and lengthy litigation. Heatforce was set up 40 years ago, over which period a team of specialists has been built and around 100 apprentices have been trained in the trades of gas fitting, electrical wiring, and plumbing. We have contracts with local authorities, housing associations, charities, and utility companies to provide plumbing, heating, and renewable services. As a company we install thousands of boilers each year, hundreds of bathrooms, service thousands of central heating boilers and supply and installs fires and fireplaces right across the UK. By joining the Ombudsman scheme, we are demonstrating our continuous dedication to raising standards by signing up to a Code of Practice and promoting consumer confidence in the sector in which we operate, adding another layer of protection for our customers. In addition, membership reinforces industry best practise and an undertaking to manage complaints formally and at a level that is higher than the law prescribes. Access is provided to an established City & Guilds learning and development programme, and a dedicated Ombudsman team who are all legally trained. Equally, consumers benefit as they will be able to raise a complaint with the Ombudsman for free if they are unable to resolve the complaint through existing channels or internal procedures. Kevin Grix, CEO and Chief Ombudsman, Furniture and Home Improvement Ombudsman said, “Knowing that an organisation subscribes to an Ombudsman demonstrates responsible business practise and provides reassurance to consumers and businesses alike. Hence, we would like to extend a warm welcome to new members Heatforce, as by joining our independent, government approved scheme, proves an ongoing commitment… Read more »
Glamorgan Cricket are delighted to announce that Heatforce, in association with Viessmann, will be new sponsors for the terrace at Sophia Gardens stadium, Cardiff. The two-year partnership sees Heatforce and Viessmann become a significant partner for the Club. Soon to be renamed ‘The Heatforce/Viessmann Terrace’, the terrace is located directly behind the bowler’s arm above the Castell Howell Stand, with a view towards the River Taff. It is a unique open-faced suite, and can cater for up to 60 guests. Heatforce has built an enviable reputation for supplying the finest quality fireplaces, bathrooms, heating technologies and renewable energy solutions. Over 35 years, Heatforce has built up a reputation for reliability and outstanding customer service. Their close relationship with one of their leading boiler manufacturers, Viessmann, has led to the decision to explore a new audience, and to provide support for the Club. “As a Glamorgan Cricket supporter myself, I’m delighted that we are joining forces with Viessmann, to support the Club and to raise our brand awareness in the local area. We have big ambitions – just like the cricketing side do – and we are very pleased to be able to back a Welsh sporting side, especially in these challenging times”, said Paul Maddocks, Heatforce’s C.E.O. “This is a unique partnership for us, allowing us to connect with matchday visitors and also to host guests on the terrace. I’ve been up there myself and it’s a truly spectacular view across the pitch. It makes you realise how lucky we are here in Cardiff, to have professional cricket in such close proximity, in the heart in our capital city. Roll on next summer!” Graham Russell, Viessmann’s Managing Director, said: “Viessmann is very happy to sponsor Glamorgan Cricket, together with our longstanding local installation partner, Heatforce. Having supported Welsh rugby in recent years, we’re looking forward to having a presence at Sophia Gardens and introducing our heating products to a new sporting family. Like many others, we can’t wait to get back to spectator sports and some decent cricket weather, and we don’t have to wait too long to be able… Read more »
With news of the big freeze making its way to us, we wanted to look at ways we can help prepare. In this brand new video we will demonstrate how to safely defrost a frozen boiler condensate, and how you can prevent this in the future. https://youtu.be/