Drayton Controls recently welcomed Government minister and local MP Johnny Mercer to its Plymouth factory, showcasing its sustainable manufacturing facility as part of discussions on the future of UK home heating.
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and MP for Plymouth Moor View toured Drayton’s factory, which produces over 2.75 million products per year including the new Digistat, Wiser and the iconic TRV4. The factory’s many sustainability initiatives, which led to the site being recently awarded Schneider Electric’s award for biggest energy reduction in the UK, were a key focus for the visit.
Also high on the agenda for Drayton General Manager Jeremy Palmer were discussions on renewable heating solutions and the different legislations currently being discussed by Government, that will help to decarbonise heating in the UK. This includes the Boiler Standards & Efficiency consultation, which will expand the current Boiler Plus policy to include additional measures such as open protocols, as well as the Future Homes Standard.
Drayton General Manager Jeremy Palmer said: “Drayton products are made here in the UK for UK homes and we’re delighted to be showcasing the best of British manufacturing to Mr Mercer.
“We’re keen to see clarity on the future direction of UK home heating and the timescales for change. Equally, there is a real need to make homeowners more aware of how measures like heating controls and solutions such as auto-balancing TRVs can improve the energy efficiency of homes today. It was good to engage Mr Mercer in these conversations and to raise the profile of the role that heating controls can play in tackling the cost of living crisis and improving the energy efficiency of the UK’s housing stock.”
Image: L-R – Drayton GM Jeremy Palmer, MP Johnny Mercer, and Christopher Gardner, James Noyce and Anna Ambrose from Drayton