Sustainable Solutions

Sustainability is an essential part of our present and future agenda, as the construction industry plays a critical role in meeting the UK government 2050 net zero carbon target.

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Energy-efficient solutions

Aston Group utilises our expertise and experience in the planning and management of sustainable retrofit projects to deliver on our responsibility to ensure the business offers energy-efficient solutions to our clients.

By working with a network of trusted contractors, Aston Group can offer industry-leading energy solutions including air source heat pump (ASHP) installation, solar photovoltaic (PV) battery storage and electrical vehicle (EV) charging points, alongside thermal energy performance evaluation.

Our underfloor and external wall insulation solutions leverage a range of new technologies, supported by employees fully trained in complimentary services including the replacement and installation of LED’s and low-e glass.

As the business works on reducing our carbon footprint the Aston Group fleet has been upgraded to comply with Euro 6 regulations, including additional electric vehicle upgrades where possible.


Electric vehicle charger installation

Our Inside Housing Development Award winning eco show home: 47 Greenleaf Road

Aston Group partnered with Waltham Forest Council to manage the whole house retrofit of 47 Greenleaf Road, a traditional Victorian terrace. This partnership was part of a borough-wide climate emergency plan to reduce older buildings’ emissions by introducing new materials and modern, fuel-efficient technologies.

  • By introducing a range of sustainability measures throughout the interior and exterior, the annual heat demand in the property is estimated to fall from 17,219kWh to 7,995kWh per year, with carbon emissions falling by 81%.

Read the Inside Housing Development Awards winning case study here.

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47 Greenleaf Road, Eco Show Home

The latest retrofit measures

As an employer who is committed to investing in our workforce, Aston Group continually upskills our employees to ensure the business remains at the forefront of changing technology and future skill needs. Our housing retrofit capability prioritises health and safety and is equipped to deliver the key requirements for sustainable housing:

  • Thermal upgrades: Utilising the latest fuel-efficient technologies, Aston Group retrofit measures include external wall insulation, roof insulation, underfloor insulation and glazing.
  • Service upgrades: Our projects cover mechanical ventilation, heating system replacement, air source heat pump installation, PV and battery storage, wastewater heat recovery systems and sustainable planting plans.
  • Waste management: By working closely with our waste management partners, Bywaters and GBN, Aston Group projects recycle as much waste as possible, with project waste transformed into clean energy where feasible.
  • Energy-saving emissions reduction: Our retrofit clients have benefitted from reduced energy bills and environmental impact from lower CO2 emissions, in addition to increasing property value.
  • Delivering to the latest industry standards: Aston Group is a member of the Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) and TrustMark scheme. The business is also MCS certified by the government’s product and installer certification scheme and is currently working to delivering projects to the PAS2030 and PAS2035 requirements.

Waltham Forest Council is happy with the progress made on this project so far. Providing improved insulation at 150 of our worst performing homes will make a huge impact on the carbon emissions of our community. As ever, Aston Group has been mindful of our tenants’ needs, minimising disruption wherever possible, while completing the project to the same high standards we have come to expect over the past 10 years.’

Marie Modeste, Digital and Environmental Energy Office, Waltham Forest Council
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Solar PV installation 

ASHP installation

Air source heat pump installation

Our Sustainable Solutions are built around continuous client consulting to ensure the most efficient energy solution is found, as we tailor our service around the individual requirements of your organisation.

To find out how Aston Group can deploy our award-winning sustainable solutions for your projects, contact us today.