AD Heating opens installer centre

In a boost for Scottish renewable heating options, Aberdeenshire-based AD Heating has opened its training centre and showroom.

Dr Elidh Whitehead MP opened the facility in Fyvie which aims to boost the number of biomass and solar thermal installers throughout Scotland.

AD Heating chose to launch this week because it is EU Sustainable Energy Week.

Athol Duckett, managing director and founder of AD Heating Ltd, said: “The interest in wood-based heating options is growing at a phenomenal pace, but because of the vast array of new technologies available and the complexity of available grant schemes, there is a real need to provide good, practical advice and support for people looking to make the switch from oil and gas to wood fuel.

“I run the business with my partner Helen, and we see our showroom as a way to showcase various biomass and solar thermal heating options for home and business owners looking for green-energy alternatives, as well as supporting the architecture, building and plumbing trades looking to recommend and install renewable heat systems for their customers.”

Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP added: “I was delighted to be able to open AD Heating’s new facility in Turriff. Clean and affordable heating is a big growth market and it is good to see local firms capitalising on these opportunities, to the benefit of the local economy and the community.

“It is impressive to see AD Heating winning two key contracts with international partners and that just goes to show how independent, local firms can really stand to benefit from the opportunities in this market. The new training facility will be a great means of sharing expertise and highlighting best practice, and I wish all involved every success as they move forward with this ambitious project.”