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Graham Heath Construction to launch Eco-Building Initiative

In an exciting development, Cheshire-based construction company, Graham Heath Construction (GHC) have announced that they will be working in partnership with specialist commercial energy consultants, The Mikhno Group, to manufacture steel framed eco-buildings for the agricultural sector. This initiative will be unveiled for the first time at the Grassland & Muck show (24th – 25th May 2017, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire).


For over 20 years, GHC have been manufacturing high-quality steel-framed buildings for the agricultural sector. Having reviewed their own green credentials and energy expenditure, GHC recognised that there was an opportunity to help UK farmers tackle their spiralling energy costs by installing rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solar panels as part of the construction process of their steel-framed buildings. The electricity generated will be used onsite and can also provide an additional source of income.


The benefits of solar PV technology are well-documented and for the farming community include reduced energy costs, enhanced value of buildings and land, improved energy rating of farm buildings and reduced carbon footprint.


Speaking about the launch of GHC Eco-Buildings, Paul Hanson, General Manager, GHC said: “We believe that the construction of our buildings and renewable energy solutions go hand-in-hand. We will continue to manufacture buildings of the highest-quality but with the additional benefits provided by a green energy solution. Renewable energy will play an increasingly important role in the sustainability of UK agriculture and we want to ensure that solar energy is accessible to the whole farming community. The Grassland show is expected to attract over 13,000 farmers and contractors and will provide us with an ideal opportunity to showcase this important technology.”


“We hope that this new initiative clearly demonstrates our commitment to developing a greener future for our business and our customer’s businesses,” continued Paul.


“We estimate that our solar PV panels can reduce electricity bills by up to 60%* (*based on annual usage and consumption). These substantial cost-savings certainly provide UK farmers with an attractive business proposition,” said Paul Stoker, Managing Director, Mikhno Group.


Throughout the show GHC will be exhibiting their full product range, including dairy and general purpose buildings and silage clamps.


To celebrate the launch at the Grassland and Muck show, GHC will be offering fully-funded solar PV installations to every customer who places a building order before the end of May 2017.


Further information about Graham Heath Construction can be found at www.gh-construction.co.uk or by calling: 01270 781158.


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Image attached: Illustration demonstrating solar panels on an agricultural building.

For further information, please contact:

Paula Hassall, Marketing Communications Manager, Graham Heath Construction ‘ 781158 (EXT 1007)