Flogas Britain launches rural development team

Flogas Britain has created a new specialist rural housing development team to strengthen its support to rural, off-grid housing developments.

The team’s core focus will be to help off-grid housing developments operate “as if” they were on the national mains gas network, by creating a miniature gas grid that provides an uninterrupted supply of LPG directly into individual homes, from bulk storage tanks located on site or underground.

It will consist of 10 specially trained, dedicated experts who will fully manage the LPG installation process from start to finish, from the site appraisal and planning stages, through to system specification, design, installation and aftersales maintenance.

The team is being led by David Taylor and Nicola Perry.

Flogas Britain said the team’s aim will be to make it as easy as possible for developers, architects, installers and specifiers to build off-grid homes with low cost, efficient and environmentally friendly energy for heating, cooking and hot water. They will also work with existing estates to convert them from oil or solid fuel to LPG, with full project management to ensure a seamless transition.

Nicky Perry, business development manager at Flogas, said: “We’ve been working with rural housing developers for more than 30 years, so we’re delighted to be creating this specialist team to further strengthen the support we can give them.

“We pride ourselves on being experts in energy, and with a wealth of LPG experience, the new team will be able to provide even more tailored solutions to help house builders in rural areas reap the rewards of a more secure, efficient and economical fuel supply.

“Our aim is to make life as easy as possible for both the developers and subsequent home owners. We’ll deal with everything, so developers can focus on building the properties, and home owners will feel like they are on the national grid, enjoying cheaper and greener energy than they would with solid fuel or oil

She concluded: “As space in urban areas becomes progressively limited, we’re seeing more and more homes being built in rural areas, away from the national gas grid. There is therefore a bigger demand for rural heating solutions than ever before; and with home owners looking to keep costs and emissions as low as possible, metered estates are becoming increasingly popular. Our new Flogas team is looking forward to being at the heart of it.”

Part of DCC Energy, the leading oil and LPG sales and distribution business in Europe, Flogas has been building rural miniature gas grids – often referred to as ‘metered estates’ –  for over 30 years, and operates hundreds of them across the UK.

The launch of the Rural Housing Development team sees Flogas expand its offering, increasing the expertise it can give to rural housing developers, architects and home owners, and recognises the rapid growth of the rural house building sector.

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