Two leading companies in the field of low energy building have announced that they have merged, bringing together low energy consultancy and high performance products under one roof. By joining forces Enhabit and Green Building Store aim to offer their clients the benefits of the whole house approach, to provide better performing buildings from a comfort, cost and carbon perspective. Working together will give them a greater capacity to support their clients with advice, design and specialist products on their journey to low energy and Passivhaus buildings.
The merger between Yorkshire-based product supplier Green Building Store and London-based firm Enhabit will result in a wider range of products, consultancy services and geographical spread offered by the combined group. High performance products on offer include everything from renewables to triple glazed windows, while consultancy services include in-depth design briefs, low energy design and commissioning to build project management. The wider geographic spread will enable the group to offer their specialist products, knowledge and experience to a wider range of clients, delivering their joint aim of improving building performance and reducing carbon emissions.
Enhabit and Green Building Store will continue under their own names and the existing teams in Huddersfield, the Midlands, Norwich and London remain in place with the addition of John Taylor, who has a background in building services engineering and low carbon buildings, as Managing Director.
Bill Butcher from Green Building Store said: “Green Building Store and Enhabit have a huge amount in common and we’re delighted with the merger. Green Building Store is a product supplier that had started offering consultancy, while Enhabit is a consultancy that started supplying products. Both companies are passionate about radically improving the performance of the UK’s building stock to help address the climate emergency, are technically-driven and have a strong ethos of customer service“.
Akta Raja from Enhabit said: “Given the urgency of reducing carbon emissions from buildings, we want every build, renovation or redecoration to take the opportunity to improve performance. We know that the whole house approach works. We are committed to helping clients on their low energy building journey, delivering their aims of improving building performance in terms of comfort, cost and carbon”.
Chris Herring from Green Building Store said: “It is great to combine efforts to get people thinking about their buildings holistically and from a performance perspective. We are responding to strong customer demand for an end to end service to create comfortable, low energy homes”.
Green Building Store, based in West Yorkshire, has been supplying products, such as triple glazed timber windows and MVHR ventilation, for over 25 years and has been at the forefront of introducing products for low energy and Passivhaus buildings into the UK. Green Building Store’s construction arm built the Denby Dale Passivhaus, one of the first Passivhaus projects in the UK, and its Cre8 Barn project was the winner of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2015 ‘Retrofit Project’ category.
Enhabit was established in 2010 and designed and delivered the UK’s first Passivhaus retrofit projects at Lena Gardens and Princedale Road, with the Lena Gardens project winning the 2013 CIBSE Energy Efficiency Project of the Year. Enhabit’s ‘Sustainable Salons’ project with L’Oreal was awarded the Business Green Energy Efficiency Project of the Year Award in 2015. Enhabit recently project-managed and provided the timber frame and M&E services for the healthy house project in Richmond, featured on Grand Designs.
Enhabit + Green Building Store are members of the Efficient Building Solutions Group.