TRAVIS PERKINS GROUP AND TORIGA SIGN COUNTRY’S FIRST GREEN DEAL PLAN

Agreed in the week that the Government’s flagship energy saving scheme went live, Toriga is delighted to be the first Green Deal Provider to officially sign a Green Deal Plan with a UK homeowner. As part of its exclusive partnership with Travis Perkins plc, all materials for the project will be provided by the leading brands within the Group.

The agreement with Toriga was established by Sustainable Building Solutions, the specialist division of the Travis Perkins Group, in 2012. The Travis Perkins Group and Toriga have remained at the forefront of the Green Deal as two of the ‘pioneer’ companies that were closely involved in the development and testing of the scheme.

Paul Joyner, Director of Sustainable Building Solutions, said: “The Travis Perkins Group is open to business from the Green Deal – it’s fantastic that homeowners have started signing up on day one and we’re looking forward to more interest during the coming months. Our plan is best-placed to satisfy installers and contractors due to the breadth of our ‘whole house’ product range, from boilers to wall insulation, from renewables to lighting.”

Richard Hildyard of Toriga, added: “This is an exciting time for us; we’ve worked very hard for two years to get to this position and we’re thrilled that we signed the first Green Deal Plan on the day that the scheme launched.

“We have worked extensively with DECC and other Government departments to ensure that the Green Deal is workable, consumer friendly and accessible to everybody and are confident that it will be a success.”

The Green Deal is a Government-backed initiative to make Britain’s homes more energy efficient. It offers a new way of paying for improvements like insulation and new heating systems through savings on household energy bills.

Toriga has a growing network of assessors up and down the country. Richard concluded: “We aim to ensure that we write the most competitively priced Green Deal Plans and that these are installed with the best products available, making it as convenient as possible for consumers.”

SBS was created in 2010 to provide builders, architects and specifiers with energy efficient and compliant solutions which are applicable for new-build, retrofit and repair and maintenance markets. For further information call SBS on 0844 822 0700 or email sustainablesolutions@travisperkins.co.uk.