Sustainable Building Solutions (SBS), part of the Travis Perkins Group, has held a joint event with its Managed Services team in Northampton to communicate the support it can provide to customers in the public sector and social housing market following the introduction of the Green Deal.

The seminar recognised that requirements in both new build and repair and maintenance markets are rapidly changing and merchants must support their customers if the Green Deal is to be a success.

The Travis Perkins Group has access to a number of key house builders through its Managed Services team with a total housing stock of 80,000 represented on the day.

The event discussed the tools and knowledge available through the SBS team, followed by presentations from the Group’s Green Deal provider Toriga and its official training partner PPL.

David Wells, General Manager at the Wrekin Housing Trust, said: “The day was really useful - we now have a better understanding of the relationship between Toriga and the Travis Perkins Group and a possible route to market for Wrekin in terms of the Green Deal.”

Jack Crockett, Business Development Manager for Travis Perkins Manages Services said: “It is days like these that reinforce the ‘Pride in our Business’. The SBS presentation opened my customers’ eyes to many new opportunities to add value to their organisations.”

Eimear Montague, Sustainability Development Manager for SBS, added: “The Green Deal is a huge opportunity for social landlords, and it was great to be able to demonstrate all of the best-in-class specialist services and solutions we have in place to support our customers – in particular our unique Green Deal model through partnership with Toriga, our access to Eco Funding, and our retrofit standard construction drawings for External and Internal Wall Insulation that are independently proven to remove the risk of surface condensation.

“We also showcased our new build solutions, including our thermally-modelled standard construction drawings. These are helping our customers build more thermally-efficient homes, which pass the SAP process more easily, whilst also saving money on materials. We believe that this approach, backed by clear and open communication about what advice is available, is vital if energy efficiency measures are to be successfully implemented in UK housing.”

SBS was created 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 visit Alternatively, call SBS on 0844 822 0700 or email