Renewables company grows turnover to £24m as it expands network

Low carbon and renewable technology specialist, Green Building Renewables (GBR), has expanded its UK network into the South West by acquiring Oxfordshire business Steve Cross Plumbing and Heating.

Kidlington-based Steve Cross Plumbing and Heating is the fifth renewables company to join the York-based business in the last 18 months and will help increase its annual turnover to £24m.

The merger will also create 15 new jobs in the region.

Green Building Renewables offers renewable technology solutions through its growing network of local energy experts. It provides air and ground source heat pumps, underfloor heating, solar PV, EV charging, and battery storage.

The company’s network includes York, Doncaster, Daventry, Wellingborough, Colchester, Newcastle and Norwich offices.

Adding Steve Cross Plumbing and Heating’s Oxford office helps extend its nationwide reach further, as it can now offer its services and products across Oxfordshire and the South West.

Chris Delaney, managing director of Green Building Renewables, said: “The 39-year reputation of Steve’s business precedes it.

“He, and his team, are trusted and respected by their customers, and they fit perfectly with Green Building Renewables and within our network of renewables experts.

“We continue to grow our nationwide network by acquiring quality local renewable technology businesses like Steve’s. We’re proud to add another region of England to our network.”

Steve Cross Plumbing and Heating will rebrand to Green Building Renewables as it becomes a part of the company’s network of local renewable technology installers, recruiting new solar PV installers and heat pump engineers across the country.

Steve Cross, founder director, said: “I am extremely proud of what I have built in the region over the last 40 years.

“My team provides quality service and work and joining Green Building Renewables and becoming part of something bigger it’s a fantastic opportunity for them to share their skills further.”

Green Building Renewables is an Efficient Building Solutions business – company committed to tackling the climate and ecological crises by radically improving the UK’s buildings.

Efficient Building Solutions (EBS) combines design, consultancy, and product supply. It installs low energy technologies and products into residential and commercial buildings across its three businesses: Green Building Renewables, Green Building Store, and QODA Consulting.

Philip Fellowes-Prynne, Efficient Building Solutions CEO, said: “Efficient Building Solutions’ mission is to lead the UK’s transformation to efficient, sustainable buildings.

“The rapid growth and expansion of Green Building Renewables reflect the demand for low carbon and renewable technology especially in the light of increasing energy prices and consumer concerns about the environment.

“Chris and his team are building a network of renewable experts that we believe will be unrivalled in the UK for their combined experience and knowledge.”

EBS is backed by entrepreneurial private equity firm, Ansor.