One of County Durham’s oldest established heating and plumbing companies, D and J Franks Renewables, has expanded into the Biomass heating sector, which will see the company grow the business and create new jobs.
The family-owned business, which has an office on Aycliffe Business Park, was established over 30 years ago and currently supplies renewable energy services across the North-East.
The company has recently launched into the Biomass sector as part of a longer term expansion plan for the company.
Biomass heating systems, otherwise known as wood-fuelled heating, burns wood pellets, chips or logs to provide warmth to either a single room or to power a central heating system and hot water boilers.
It is claimed Biomass can provide average rates of return of around 20-40% and save up to 50% on fuel bills, both on commercial and domestic heating, with and average payback time of five to seven years.
Commercial customers, including small and medium size businesses, farms, hospitals, schools and community buildings and district heating schemes, can currently claim the Renewable Heat Incentive for generating.
Director of D and J Franks, Denise Franks (pictured), said: “We are a family owned and managed business based in the region with a rich heritage in keeping its inhabitants warm.
“We believe we have a unique way of working, with attention to customer care and a fully dedicated team of qualified and specialist tradesmen, many who have developed with us since the business started in the early 1980s.
“This type of heating is becoming more and more popular in the UK due to its low carbon emissions, huge savings and the opportunity to receive payments for the heat you produce through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
“So you can generate cash while being more energy efficient.
“We are highly regarded by clients, who are often repeat customers, and we pride ourselves by being a reputable company, putting forward the right options for each individual project, not pushing any one technology or product.
“But the RHI is due to be reviewed in January next year, so this is now the perfect time to consider this investment opportunity.”