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We currently have Radfan on a Free Delivery. Now priced at £49.89 at www.thegreenstop.co.uk

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The Greenstop now provides EPC’s or Energy Performance Certificates for domestic properties around the NorthWest area of UK Mainland. 

 An EPC is an asset rating and tells you how energy efficient a building is and its impact on the environment. Properties are rated on a scale of A-G where an A rating is the most energy efficient.  The England & Wales average for an existing dwelling is D60.   Homes which are rated more highly should have lower impact through their Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions. The Certificate will also include recommendations on methods by which you can improve your home’s energy efficiency, which can save you money and help the environment.


EPCs are legally required for any building that is to be put on the market for sale or for rental purposes irrespective of whether you are selling/renting privately or using an Estate Agent. It is also a requirement for any newly built properties to have an EPC upon completion of the build. It is currently the responsibility of the building owner to ensure that an EPC is available to prospective purchasers and tenants. In addition it is a requirement when you have a Solar Photovoltaic System installed in order to qualify for the Feed in Tariff payments.  In this case your home must reach a grade of at least D or above for payments to be made at the full rate.

An EPC is valid for up to10 years. A property can be marketed immediately once you have commissioned an Energy Performance Certificate.  If an existing EPC is used nearing the end of its legal life (for example, 9 years and 11 months old), it will remain valid for as long as the building is continuously marketed. But if the property is temporarily taken off the market for more than 28 days, a new EPC will be required to replace it if it’s more than 10 years old when you resume marketing. A new EPC supersedes an older one.

On average an EPC assessment takes about 1 hour.  In order to be as accurate as possible it is helpful for you to gather together as much information about your property before the assessor arrives. An example of the sorts of paperwork they will need to see include if they are available, the last 12 months of gas and electricity bills, double glazing and wall cavity guarantees, boiler manuals, any planning permission letters for extensions you may have had done. The assessor will need access to all sides of the property and all rooms within your home as well as the loft. After the visit is complete your EPC will be produced and lodged and a copy sent to you either by email or a hard copy in the post if you 

EPCs can only be undertaken by an Accredited Energy Assessor who is a member of a government approved Accreditation Scheme. Our assessors are fully accredited personnel and  are issued with identity cards. Domestic Energy Assessors completing EPCs on existing dwellings additionally have a Criminal Records Bureau check. If you wish to book a visit simply contact us on 07535 004148 or by email to philtrelease@gmail.com and as we will arrange a mutually convenient time.

The cost of an EPC varies with the size of your property. For dwellings up to an including 4 bedrooms the cost is £45, increasing to £55 for 5 bedrooms.  Larger properties than this are by arrangement.

For more information on our EPC Service please visit our dedicated assessment website at: www.greendealepcnorthwest.co.uk

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Another great eco invention has just arrived at The Greenstop. We are pleased to announce that we now have the NEW Radfan in store. The Radfan simply sits on top of your own existing radiators and small, quiet built in fans gently blow warm heat from the radiator into the room directing the heat much more efficiently for a cosy feel. You can also use them in conjunction with our HeatKeeper radiator panels for even more effect.

Reasons why you should consider Radfan

Quiet low power fans – Only cost on average £2.00 per year to run

Simple to fit – Magnets secure the Radfan on to the radiator

A fit and forget solution – Automatic thermostat switch

Designed to enhance – A stylish unit that sits neatly and unobtrusively

For more details and price on this product please visit us at The Greenstop UK Ltd

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Just a couple of new arrivals for Christmas 2012. To see all our new products visit us at www.thegreenstop.co.uk



The new Sphynx solar powered 4 LED designer desk lamb. Made partly from Bamboo.



Eton – Rukus, Solar and mains rechargeable bluetooth sound system. This little beauty plays music from bluetooth enabled devices such as iPhone, iPad etc. Monocrystal solar panel. It also charges USB powered devices. 


See our online store for many more christmas gift ideas. www.thegreenstop.co.uk



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Yes it’s that time again folks! The longer nights, chilly mornings and it has to be said plenty of the wet stuff too. The UK hasn’t had much of a summer this year and the drawing in of the evenings makes it feel even more shorter than usual. Already we are switching on the lights before eight o’clock and turning on the heating as we head our way into Autumn and before you know it winter… Brrr… Then theres the extra cost too.

The Greenstop also has another indictor that the colder days are staring to roll in and that is the increase in people buying our HeatKeeper Radiator Panels and we have just received the good news that HeatKeeper has now been certified The Energy Savings Trust Recommended 

What this Means is:

The Energy Saving Trust Recommended logo
Only the most energy efficient products carry the Energy Saving Trust Recommended logo, making it a quick and easy way for you to identify products that have met the strictest criteria on energy efficiency. These products will cost you less to run, contribute towards savings on your energy bills and help reduce carbon emissions.

The criteria is set by an independent panel and reviewed annually. In addition, the Energy Saving Trust tests a percentage of products every year, so you can rest assured that where there’s a logo there’s a smarter choice.
When you are purchasing a new product all you need to remember is to look for the Energy Saving Trust Recommended logo. For more information visit energysavingtrust.org.uk

The Energy Saving Trust
The Energy Saving Trust is a non-profit organisation that provides free, impartial advice tailored to help you save money and fight climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from your home. Call 0800 512 012 for more information or visit energysavingtrust.org.uk


Has an extra treat we have reduced our prices on HeatKeeper Panels but we are only able to do this for a limited time. So why not invest now and not only save money and energy but also stay warmer too. For more details on how Heatkeeper radiator panels work and how easy there are to fit visit our shop at www.thegreenstop.co.uk or watch the YouTube video below.





Watch YouTube HeatKeeper Panel Fitting Instructions

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The new radiator Booster 3 is the updated version of it’s predecessor Mk2. You still get the great average saving off your energy bills each year by allowing you to turn down your heating thermostat by 1-3 degrees while still maintaining the same temperature. This can save the average household £140 per year.

Radiator booster 3 new sleek design has a built in regulator which auto switches on and off as needed. When placed on top of you radiator unit Radiator Booster automatically switches on it’s internal fan when a temperature of 30C is reached and by sucking much of the hot air from behind the radiator that would otherwise be lost through the wall it blows it back in the room.  It also help prevent cold spots by gently stirring the warm air around. The Radiator booster helps to heat up the room much faster and switch off the boiler much sooner.

When the radiator temperature drops below 28C Radiator Booster mk3 automatically switches off so theres no need to worry about forgetting about it being left on.

The new improved version has only been around since the beginning of this month and already we have a good demand for them and I think they would also make a good christmas present for someone one hard to buy for!! It’s certainly something different and has added benefits.

The price per booster is 0nly £24.99 here at: The Greenstop

Radiator Booster 3

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HeatKeeper panels can save up to 20% on your heating cost by reflecting heat back into the room instead of being lost through the wall. Their specially designed saw tooth structure enables them to increase convection of heat flow from behind your radiators and reflect it back keeping the room warmer and saving energy cost.

And at only a few pounds each and easy fitting (no need to remove any radiators) its the ideal solution for both the home and office. Take a minute to check out HeatKeeper on YouTube and see for yourself just how easy it is>   




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In the wake of Scottish Power’s announcement to rise energy cost up to 19 percent on gas and 10 percent on electricity we have seen a significant  increase in our sales of energy monitors and energy saving radiator panels. Normally this is the season when radiator panels slow down because of the warmer weather but we have found that many people are already gearing up for the autumn in light of the energy price increase.  The government investment targets for renewable energy have pushed prices up for the average consumer. The best way to avoid these price hikes is to think about how you use energy around the home and adopt energy saving practises such as monitoring your output with an energy monitor like our  Wattson or fitting radiator panels to help stop heat escaping from the home unnecessarily.

For a bigger investment and saving having a PV solar system installed is the answer and can save hundreds of pounds per year off your electricity bill plus you will receive a FIT payment of 43.3p per every kW hour that you produce from your system for the next 25 years. So don’t get left behind with larger bills to pay get active now before your bank balance takes a hit.

Wattson energy monitor

Energy saving radiator panels

PV solar system

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