Duftons Plumbing & Heating Supplies has expanded its operations with the opening of its 11th UK branch.
The new Duftons branch is based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and has created four new jobs in the local area. The Barnsley outlet joins its existing locations in Leeds, Beeston, Castleford, Halifax, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Bingley, Bradford and Thirsk.
To celebrate the opening, Duftons invited The Mayor of Barnsley, Cllr James Michael Stowe to officially open the new branch. In addition, over 60 people from the plumbing, heating and bathroom sectors attended the launch, with 25 suppliers also present from companies including EPH, Ideal Heating, Ideal Standard, Polypipe and Stelrad.
Duftons is reportedly the largest independent plumbing & heating merchant in the Yorkshire region and supplies a full range of plumbing and heating supplies to the trade, offering a wide range of leading brands such as Ideal Boilers, Polypipe, Daikin Heat Pumps and Ideal Standard. The business also specialises in bathroom mobility equipment.
Furthermore, as the market moves to more environmentally friendly heating solutions, Duftons has expanded into renewables to support the transition from fossil fuels to low carbon and energy efficient technologies. The company now offers a full range of renewable products, including Air Source Heat Pumps, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Underfloor Heating, Solar Thermal and Solar Photovoltaic to provide a more sustainable solution.
Daniel Thackray, the independent plumbers’ merchant’s Sales Director, said: “For the past four years, we have applied a real focus on the renewable sector with the vision to make energy efficiency a staple part of any new build and or retrofit project. We understand the needs of the construction industry, providing impartial advice and a specification.
“As experts within this field, we’re here to help find the best solution for every project. What’s more, we have complete product ranges from ASHP to Solar PV, supplying you with everything that you need.”
Commercial Director Jonathan Eyre added: “We are delighted to open our 11th branch in the UK. We know what the local installers really value in their choice of merchant partner and we cannot wait to welcome you to our new branch for all your plumbing and heating needs.”