Ideal Heating and HPIN join forces

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Ideal Heating and Heat Pump Installer Network (HPIN) have launched an alliance aiming to make it quicker and easier for traditional boiler engineers to become heat pump installers.

The two organisations have come together to launch the Ideal Heat Pump Expert scheme, to take the hassle out of installing heart pumps and enable installers to increase their income and future-proof their business, at zero cost.

The partnership makes the heat pumps market more accessible to installers, through a simple process covering everything from training, to paperwork, to payment, leaving the installer to focus purely on installation.

The Ideal Heat Pump Expert scheme provides a simple solution to begin heat pump installations and also takes care of Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) registration.

Mark Derbyshire, Managing Director (Domestic Products) at Groupe Atlantic UK, Republic of Ireland and North America, parent company of Ideal Heating, said:

This partnership is a major move for the UK heating industry, as it will play a very significant role in supporting gas boiler installers to access the rapidly-growing heat pumps market.

Together with HPIN, we’ll be helping installers every step of the way in their journey to become Ideal Heat Pump Experts.

This builds on our very strong relationship with the installer community and our deep understanding of the challenges they face as the heating market changes.

It’s another huge statement of our commitment to helping boiler installers make the transition to become low carbon heating engineers and connect them to a steady stream of new work.

HPIN was founded by Clayton Browne, an apprentice-trained gas installer by trade who installed his first heat pump in 2002. His company, CB Heating, has since installed more than 3,000 heat pumps across the UK.

He said:

We’re hugely excited by this partnership with Ideal Heating.

By coming together, we’ll be providing thousands of gas boiler installers with a simple, supported pathway to heat pump installations, without the need for them to become MCS-registered

We’re joining the dots for installers, taking the hassle out of moving into heat pumps and enabling them to enter this fast-growing market with confidence.

The best part is that it’s all completely free for members of the scheme. There is zero cost to join and zero cost for the training, with installation jobs provided, all design work completed and equipment supplied.

For more information on the Ideal Heat Pump Expert scheme, and to join, go to

Clayton is speaking at InstallerSHOW, with a session in the Get Connected theatre.

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