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Final update

Sunday 6th May 2012

The show barn is now a blank canvas ready for a range of contemporary furniture and accessories to come in from Dwell.

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Voltage Optimiser


VPhase PLC
Telephone: 0845 003 8222

Unit 8 Capenhurst Technology Park Capenhurst Chester CH1 6EH

VPhase manufacture a domestic voltage optimisation device that is easily installed by any qualified electrician into retrofit and new build properties. It is universally suitable for all housing types and its installers do not require any specialist training. Having undertaken a carbon footprint assessment, the product has been shown to be typically carbon neutral within one year of operation. Saving around 180kg of CO2 per year, this amounts to c.4.5 tonnes over the product’s 25+ year lifespan. The VPhase device has been widely tested, with savings claims independently verified. Typical installations have demonstrated savings of up to 12% off electricity bills.

The average voltage in the UK is as high as 245 Volts, yet most appliances and devices don’t require this level of voltage. They’re designed to work at a much lower level of voltage as they’re sold and operated throughout Europe at 220 Volts. The VPhase device lowers and regulates the incoming voltage down to a default level of 220 Volts – reducing electrical consumption in the home.

Research carried out by VPhase, based on the cost and efficacy figures published by the Energy Saving Trust for alternative energy efficiency devices, has shown the VPhase unit to be the next most effective technology for the home, after insulation, in terms of “£ saved per £ spent” and “kg of CO2 saved per £ spent”. Insulation is largely in place in UK domestic properties, so it is domestic voltage optimisation that should be next installed technology.

The VPhase unit is available now through virtually all of the main electrical distributors and wholesalers, and many of the independents too. The product is also the highest ranked domestic voltage optimisation solution within the PfH framework, an umbrella organisation supporting the procurement needs of over 700 social housing organisations collectively responsible for more than 3 million homes. Amongst other notable awards, it has been awarded a “Top Products” status by Professional Electrician in 2010 and 2011, won the Shell Springboard Regional Award in 2011, and went on to win the prestigious GE Ecomagination Challenge 2011.

The awards have proved an important element in the company’s marketing strategy, but perhaps more importantly they demonstrate external recognition that this new product to market is genuinely innovative, proven to work and has the potential for significant impact in the carbon reduction and energy efficiency arena.

The VPhase’s mantra is a simple one: fit, forget and save instantly.


Electrical Building Solutions Ltd

Telephone: 07868 004284
Email Address:

The Gables 1A Spring Grove Sandy, Beds SG19 1EU Contact: John Waters