Whitehall Chambers, Halifax Road, Hipperholme, Halifax, HX3 8EN
They say you're as young as you feel and at Ploughcroft we practice the belief that, while age and experience can bring valuable wisdom, young people can bring a vibrant enthusiasm and energy to the table- vital for any business.

Apprenticeship Recruitment

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Real Homes Magazine Giveaway

Are you the type of person who takes pride in their home and is constantly on the lookout for ways to make it more stylish, modern, energy-efficient and all-around more comfortable for you and your family to enjoy? If you are then you have something in common with us here at...
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              One of the most common questions we get as roofers is, "How much does a roof cost?" Unfortunately, there's no easy way to answer this question. Many factors go into the final cost of a new roof - but that also means there are plenty of ways to save money and get...
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Ploughcroft acquired by Avonside Group in major deal that will take Eco-Roof™ Product Nationwide
  • One of UK’s largest roofing companies acquires Yorkshire-based eco-roofing specialist, Ploughcroft
  • Move will see Ploughcroft’s unique Eco-Roof™ expand across the UK
  • 25 jobs to be created over next two years, including five apprenticeships
  • Deal set to boost Avonside...
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As Christmas approaches, plenty of homeowners will be pulling out their ladders and Christmas lights to light up the streets with Christmas cheer. But we’d like to focus our attention on the roof decorators. If you are planning on getting onto your roof to install Christmas lights, here’s a...

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How To Choose A Reputable Contractor

Does your contractor meet the standard?

When choosing a contractor you should consider your choice very carefully. These guidelines are aimed at making you think before you choose a contractor to help minimise the risk of hiring someone without the required skills. Employing a good, reputable contractor in terms of price,...
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If you are considering putting your home up for sale, you’ll make sure that it is presented to potential purchasers in the best possible light. There are numerous reasons why a sale can fall through and one of the most important, that many vendors don’t think about, is the...

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Summer is on its way, but are you and your home ready? Chances are you loved your conservatory at some stage, but like many others you’ve probably realised it gets too cold in winter, and too hot in summer. However, it doesn’t need to be like that, and we’ve got...
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Making your home more eco-friendly doesn’t have to cost thousands, there are many things you can change that will make a huge difference to your bills, and help to reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. From changing your light bulbs, to taking shorter showers, we have put together a...
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Summer might be on its way, but beware of the rain it may bring with it. On average, May experiences up to 50mm of rainfall, and leaky roofs can become a problem because of this. Have you ever noticed water in your attic, or think you might have a leak?...
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90 years of roofs

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday in April. To mark this occasion, we thought we would take a look at the history of roofs and discover how they have adapted since the Queen was born! 1920-1940 In the 1920’s – 1940’s flat roofs were extremely popular, as they...
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We are excited to announce our open day next Friday (29th April, 2-4pm) to launch Whitehall Chambers, our new office complex providing cutting-edge eco-friendly workspaces for businesses in the region. Situated in the heart of Hipperholme, the seven office units, ranging from approximately 180 sq ft to 240 sq ft,...
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It’s National Apprentice Week! Running from March 14 – 18, the purpose of the Week is to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. University is no longer the only ‘next step’ after A-Levels and for those who are interested in going...
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Here at Ploughcroft we really appreciate the importance of making a building energy efficient. However, that doesn’t just apply to domestic properties, and that’s why we’ve developed our very own energy efficient offices – available to let in Halifax right now. With modern technology such as LED lighting with integrated PIR...
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Benefits of an eco-loft conversion

As we head towards Spring, homeowners everywhere start looking into home improvements. But where to start? With the garden, the spare room and the kitchen all competing for your attention, the choices are almost endless. However, if you’re looking for a genuine return on investment you should really consider an...
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Do you have an attic conversion or room in the roof? If you do, you could save over £500 a year in energy bills by installing Ploughcroft’s unique Eco-Roof™. Our research has revealed that up to 50% of a home’s heat is lost as a result of poorly insulated attics. This...
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We're excited to announce our unique partnership with Vertex Access, the Rotherham based drone specialists. The union will enable us to hone in on our work with heritage buildings specifically, making roof inspections safer and more cost effective, which is great news for Yorkshire based businesses. We're the only roofing firm...
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With the January freeze taking its toll, it doesn’t mean your energy bills have to rise. We’ve come up with our top 10 ways to save energy in the home, that are FREE and will help to reduce your overall energy bill. 1. Never leave your lights on. This is an...
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We have a fantastic team of apprentices within the Ploughcroft workforce, and are proud to offer the UK’s first Eco-Roof apprenticeship scheme. Not only does it cover traditional roofing, it offers a wide range of cutting-edge, energy-efficient construction techniques, required to meet the needs of the fast-growing eco construction sector. As...
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Last year, the Ploughcroft team helped out on the popular BBC programme, DIY SOS: The Big Build. In February, the team travelled to Holmfirth in West Yorkshire and joined a large team of builders, plasterers, decorators, and local trades, to help transform the roof of Richard Ford’s home. Back in 2012,...
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If you have visited Halifax recently, you may have noticed the renovation work taking place on the Halifax Piece Hall. Here at Ploughcroft we are proud to be working on such a unique and historical building, dating all the way back to 1779. The Grade I Listed building in the centre...
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Halifax homeless charity, SmartMove launched a unique fundraising event on Friday 13th November, where 70 people slept under the stars at the Shay Stadium to raise money for charity. We sponsored the ‘Under One Roof’ fundraiser, where each participant was asked to raise £100 sponsorship to spend the night in the...
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To take the saying from a popular TV show - ‘Winter is Coming’. We’re sorry to be the ones to bring this up first, but in just a couple of weeks the clocks will roll back, it will be dark by 5pm and you’ll be scraping ice of your car...
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A New Home for Ploughcroft

We're delighted to announce that Ploughcroft will soon have a new home! We'll be moving into our new showroom, Yorkshire's first Eco-roof Visitor Centre, in Whitehall Chambers in Hipperholme, Halifax on November 1st. Making big decisions on home improvements is no easy task, but as providers of some of the world's...
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Yorkshire-based energy-efficient specialist, Ploughcroft Roofing is proud to sponsor Halifax homeless charity, SmartMove, in a unique fundraising event that gives people the chance to raise money for a worthy cause by sleeping under the stars in one of the area’s most well-known buildings. The “Under One Roof” fundraiser takes place on...
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Introducing Our New Apprentices!

Apprenticeships form an essential part of the company at Ploughcroft. As we build for the future it’s important to have new talent coming through the business who are trained to the highest standards of competency and possess the Ploughcroft work ethic. Ploughcroft has recently taken on four new apprentices and...
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An opinion piece by Chris Hopkins, MD and founder of renowned heritage eco roofing specialist, Ploughcroft. More and more individuals and private organisations are waking up to the very real benefits of energy efficient insulation as a way to not only reduce a building’s energy bills, but to reduce its...
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Yorkshire-based energy efficiency and heritage roof specialist, Ploughcroft, has launched a campaign to help save the region’s historical churches, making it easier for them to access a potential £40m in little-known funding for restoration work.

The Save UK Churches campaign comes on the back of the government extending its ‘Listed Places...

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On Thursday 9th July, Ploughcroft, along with many other local businesses, charities and members of the community, joined together for an evening of celebrations at the Halifax Courier’s annual Community Spirit Awards. The night aimed to celebrate all organisations and individuals that have worked hard to make the borough brilliant...
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Artisan
Energy-efficiency specialist, Ploughcroft Eco-Roof, is announcing a strategic alliance with fellow Brighouse-based business, Artisan Fireplaces, in a deal that will see it selling its unique range of home insulation services from the award-winning fireplace specialist’s showroom.

Artisan Fireplaces, based on...

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Earlier this year, here at Ploughcroft we were informed that we’d been nominated for a LABC Building Excellence Award. To our surprise, we had been nominated for the Sustainability Award by the local council as a result of our hard work on 14-16 Corporation Street, Sowerby Bridge.

The project...

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Whether you’re insulating, renovating or maintaining, here at Ploughcroft, we know that when it comes to your home, every penny counts. That’s why we’re offering affordable and flexible 12-month interest free credit to our customers, available on all our products. Now you can spread the cost of your energy-efficient home improvements, whether...
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Have you seen the light?

If you missed the Ploughcroft Eco Northern Light display, then here's a quick glimpse for you. The Northern Lights were aimed to highlight the huge achievement made by Ploughcroft to reduce the energy useage of homes, scholls and businesses right across Yorkshire! For more...
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Who would have thought that with the wet and wild weather we have had recently that we would come out the other side with such beautiful sunshine? At Ploughcroft we have had many calls in the past few weeks about storm damage to roofs, porches, barns, walls and every other exposed...
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Ploughcroft Eco-Roof is further underlining its commitment towards grass roots construction skills in the region, as it launches a drive to recruit ten new apprentices for 2015. The announcement follows a record-breaking year for Ploughcroft that has seen the company grow by more than 50% in the last 12-months. Successful candidates will...
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Press Release for Yorkshire Post

Wrap your house up warm with hottest offer on the market

A new Green Deal cashback scheme is expected soon, but you need to be ready to go for it. Sharon Dale reports.

Thanks to Phil and Kirstie, the most famous phrase in property is 'location, location, location', but it could soon...
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Chris Hopkins, Managing Director of Ploughcroft, the Yorkshire-based Eco-Roof™ specialist, explains why households that have had solar PV installations fitted within the last five years could soon experience costly maintenance issues that they did not sign up for. To start, let’s do some basic maths. Pitched roofs in the UK were...
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Sowerby Bridge Eco-Homes Open Day

Learn how you can reduce your bills through energy efficient home improvements at this useful free event taking place on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th January 2015 between 10.00am and 1pm Join us for the official opening of two 100-year-old Eco-Homes in Sowerby Bridge, which have been renovated to the...
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Ploughcroft Reviews 2014!

As the 2014 draws to an end, we’re happy to say that we’ve had another great year and want to say a big thank you to all of our fantastic customers. As you know, we welcome all feedback as we are always working to ensure our customer service is first...
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When it comes to maintaining your home, spotting roof problems early is one of the easiest ways to save yourself from some hefty, and unexpected, costs.

[clear] Learning to identify some of the common, tell-tale warning signs is really important, as spotting a problem early can help save you a fortune in...
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Following a record-breaking year which has seen demand for energy saving home improvements continue to soar. We are proud to announce we are now a Which? Trusted Trader the first roofing company in Halifax to be given the prestigious accreditation. Following a rigorous assessment process lasting several months, we are now...
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20 free energy saving tips for your home
As the colder months are now fast approaching, it doesn't mean that your energy bills have to rise. In fact, there are many simple and FREE improvements that you can make to your home to not only lower the amount of energy that...
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Ploughcroft Reviews

Here at Ploughcroft we place huge importance on customer service, and we are committed to delivering outstanding work. Thanks to our continued efforts to make sure we only have happy customers, we are proud to say we have built up some great customer testimonials, and here’s some of our most...
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As the colder weather approaches, heating bills can slowly start to rise. However, that doesn’t need to be the case, so we thought we’d share our top 10 tips for warming up your home this autumn.

1.Use draughts excluders on doors

One of the main ways that homes lose heat in the...
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As energy efficiency specialists, we’re always looking for new and unique ways to help save energy. While larger home improvements such as internal wall insulation and our specialist Eco-Roof system can make a big difference to the energy saving ability of your home, it’s also the little things that can...
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Grow a Sunflower Competition Update!

With less than five weeks to go until the final measuring day of our Grow a Sunflower Competition, we're starting to see some wonderful sunflowers being grown!           Here we have Christine Duffy's example which has grown 18cm in just over 3 weeks, and now stands at 143cm. Christine also informs us...
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Martin and Pete have recently been busy fitting a new roof at William Henry Smith School. And we haven't heard them complain about the weather once.  Roofing jobs such as this are far more enjoyable when it's cracking the flags outside!   [clear] [hr]  

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Sunflower Competition

Our Grow a Sunflower Competition opened to everyone including schools, companies and individuals when it started almost 15 weeks ago and we're starting to see some amazing results. With the final measuring day on 15th September, were expecting the sunflowers to get much much bigger!         Here we have a...
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Private residential landlords have until June 30 to take advantage of Green Deal funding to make energy efficiency improvement to their properties. Private residential landlords have been urged to take advantage of Green Deal funding – while there’s still time. Chris Hopkins, managing director of Brighouse-based energy efficiency and eco-roof business Ploughcroft,...
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Close Up for Business

The Close UP For Business magazine Spring 2014 edition features Chris Hopkins as he reaches for the sky.

In the article Chris shares his experiences of how he has shaped and defined his business.

To read the article in full click on the link below and head for the Centre Page Spread...

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Brighouse roofing specialist and energy expert Ploughcroft advises government on Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. Managing director Chris Hopkins, who is also a member of the Government’s Green Construction Board, has been invited to meet officials from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in Whitehall today. Introduced a year ago...
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We are proud to announce that Ours Sanitaryware have nominated Ploughcroft for the Ceramic Industry Health & Safety Pledge Award. This award will go to contractors who have made a determined effort to comply with the requirements of the industry and shown that they possess a real commitment to the...
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Chris Hopkins, managing director of Ploughcroft, one of the UK’s leading specialists in energy efficient home improvements including roofing, extensions, loft conversions and insulation systems. Chris is a member of the Government’s Green Construction Board. Born in Yorkshire, Chris was bullied at school, having dyslexia and a stammer. He chose to...
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Ploughcroft received a six-fold increase in enquiries after a night of gale force winds (overnight April 17-18.)
Managing director Chris Hopkins said: “Our phones have been ringing off the hook this morning following the high winds.  We are seeing high numbers of fascia boards and ridge tiles becoming loose.  Unfortunately with...
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Chris Hopkins, managing director of Brighouse based Ploughcroft, has been speakinga about the Chancellor's budget live on BBC 2 this afternoon. Chris was invited by the BBC 2 to be part of a panel of business leaders giving their reactions to the announcements made today by Chancellor George Osborne. Chris told the...
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A ground-breaking kit, Roof Anchor System, which will take the roofing industry to new heights of safety and efficiency is being launched in London by Yorkshire company Ploughcroft today. The Roof Anchor system is the brainchild of Ploughcroft Managing Director Chris Hopkins and is tested to BS EN 795 standards. It...
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Chris Hopkins, managing director of Yorkshire based roofing and renewable company Ploughcroft, attended a meeting of the Government’s Green Construction Board in London yesterday. Chris, a committed supporter of green issues and energy efficiency, has served on the Green Construction Board since 2011 having been chosen by the Government to...
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A BRIGHOUSE businessman has approached Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker in support of the cut the VAT campaign Chris Hopkins of Ploughcroft Ltd, visited Mr Whittaker to discuss the campaign that urges the Government to cut VAT on home repair, maintenance and improvement work from 20 per cent to five per...
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Yorkshire businessman Chris Hopkins is supporting the Cut the VAT Campaign urging the Government to cut VAT on all home repair, maintenance and improvement work from 20% to 5%. The Cut the VAT Coalition, spear-headed by the Federation of Master Builders along with 20 other organisations, says the targeted VAT cut...
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