Bradfords Building Supplies launches one of the UK’s first Sustainable Home Centres in-branch at Glastonbury as they set out their 2021 corporate sustainability agenda.

Following an incredible 2020 and with the new year now well underway, at AMBITIOUS we couldn’t be more excited to be continuing our work with Bradfords Building Supplies. 

Proud of its 250-year heritage but progressive in its thinking, here’s some of its latest news.

As part of the relocation of its Glastonbury branch, Bradfords Building Supplies has put a stake in the ground for sustainability in 2021 and beyond with the opening of a new Sustainable Home Centre showroom, which is one of the first of its kind in the UK.

With everything from live heat pumps and underfloor heating to solar panels and vehicle charging points, the centre will showcase some of the very best sustainable solutions for domestic dwellings available on the market.

An inefficient gas boiler is a family household’s single biggest contributor of CO2 emissions – far more than running a petrol car, food consumption or going on holiday. Bradfords anticipate a growing surge of interest, as renewable strategy from Government continues to gather pace, with incentives such as the Green Homes Grant and Renewable Heat Incentive.

Bradfords is now reaching out to local builders, installers and architects in the community to talk to them about sustainable construction solutions and the benefits they offer in creating a more sustainable future for the UK. The centre will also provide product training for installers across the region and host CPD courses for architects to keep up to date with the latest and greatest in ultra-efficient technologies as part of their corporate sustainability agenda.

AMBITIOUS PR has been working closely with Bradfords on the opening, and has achieved widespread coverage within vertical and trade media including the likes of Builders Merchant News, Building Design & Construction and Professional Builders’ Merchant.

Last year was particularly significant for Bradfords, having achieved record breaking turnover and also celebrating its 250th anniversary, making it the oldest independent builder’s merchant in the country.  Looking to future, sustainability represents a major focus for the business and this new in-branch centre represents just the first step as part of a wider ongoing strategy.

Sarah Woodhouse, Director of AMBITIOUS PR, commented, “Bradfords is leading the merchant sector with their commitment to marketing sustainable solutions and we look forward to playing an integral role in shaping their communication strategy this year and beyond.”