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This training session is primarily open to builders / contractors who want to become Futureproof Associate Builders, going on to provide on-site training to other builders, but there are a limited number of places available for other professionals. Book now to secure your place!

To get the best from building services - and to ensure that they work at optimum efficiency - it is essential that heating, controls and ventilation systems are designed to work together.

For example, heat pumps installations are becoming increasingly common but without good design input, the system may well operate under par and may use much more energy than is necessary.

Rob Edwardes, director of GR Edwardes - Electrical, Plumbing and Renewable Energy contractors - will explain that the goal is not about ‘quick wins’ but to reduce overall kWhr consumption.

This training session runs 11.15 - 13.15 followed by Q&A and lunch at 13.15 for those who wish to stay and ask questions.

About the session

Rob’s presentation will focus on the practical application of building systems and will cover the following topics:

  • heating controls
  • renewable energy technologies
  • underfloor (and overfloor for retrofiits) heating
  • electrical controls
  • heat emitters (radiators, fan convectors etc)
  • heat pumps
  • ventilation

Delegates will learn the basics of how to install systems that are truly integrated, that work together and that result in the most sustainable outcome.

Session runs 11.15 - 13.15, then there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions about specific systems in a Q&A session over lunch at 13.15.

About the trainer

Robert Edwardes is director of GR Edwardes Ltd - Electrical, Plumbing and Renewable Energy contractors.

  • Director of GR Edwardes Ltd since 2009
  • MCS approved installer since 2009
  • NiC EIC approved contractor
  • Gas safe registered business up until 2018 when company redirected to focus on renewable technologies & energy efficiency
  • Panasonic pro partner 
  • Solar edge approved installer
  • OLEV approved for electric vehicle charging points
  • Based in Dorset est. 1988


  • Electrical 18th edition
  • City & guilds qualified electrician
  • Logic certified water regs
  • Part L - energy efficiency 
  • Solar PV installer
  • Solar thermal installer
  • Heat pump installer
  • G3 - vented & unvented hw systems

GR Edwardes Ltd specialises in the installation and maintenance of electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and renewable energy systems with particular specialisms in the integration of services and the compliance of energy efficiency & building regulations. Clients range from domestic homeowners/consumers, builders, developer, architects, leisure parks, offices, farmers, including clients such as the Duchy of Cornwall.

About the Futureproof training series

All Futureproof builder trainers (our heroes) are required to attend attend a compulsory two-hour course, Introduction to Sustainable Building, followed by a minimum of four other training modules in order to become Futureproof Associate Builders, going on to offer on-site training. 

If you are a builder / contractor and are interested in Futureproof training please get in touch for more information: 

More details of Futureproof at:

October 18th, 2019 11:15 AM   through   2:00 PM
The Waterfront Meeting Rooms
Welsh Back
Bristol, BS1 4SB
United Kingdom

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Event Fee(s)
Members £ 19.00
Non-members £ 35.00

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