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The UK Government has released £160m of funding to accelerate the decarbonisation of social housing.

As always, a huge part of the decarbonisation effort must come from changing the way we heat and cool buildings. For most buildings the only option is a heat pump – it is an existing technology that can be deployed quickly.

Clade manufactures quality CO2 heat pumps which can be used for multi-residential and sheltered housing. These heat pumps provide efficient, ultra-low carbon heat using a proven and future-proof technology.

CO2 heat pumps are well suited to multi-residential buildings, e.g. a block of flats. They provide high temperature heat which is suitable for existing buildings. The unique properties of CO2 demand a low return temperature which pushes the heating systems to be even more efficient.

The installation of a heat pump and upgrade of the heating system can be funded by the social housing decarbonisation fund. Clade has a network of partners who can deliver a turnkey or end to end service which gives peace of mind to customers.


A heat pump works by extracting heat energy from a natural, external source (such as the ground or air) and using that energy to heat a building. They are powered by electricity, which can now be obtained in an entirely carbon-neutral way.

Because they extract that heat energy from an external source, heat pumps can operate at up to 400% efficiency.

A heat pump is relatively easy to install and maintain, and widely accepted as the natural carbon-neutral heir to gas boilers.

Our heat pumps use CO2 as the working fluid, which is captured from industrial processes. This allows them to reach higher temperatures than other heat pumps, without having to use synthetic gasses, the manufacture of which is damaging to the environment. For more information, please read all about our CO2 heat pumps.


Clade has extensive experience in the refrigeration and heat pump industry. We have expertise in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of heat pumps and have built an excellent reputation for quality and reliability.

For more information, please read our case studies and testimonials from satisfied clients.

If you’d like to discuss how a Clade heat pump can fit into your project, please contact us.


Clade is the UKs leading manufacturer of natural refrigerant heat pumps. With significant R&D, field trials and a proven deployed portfolio of over 500 natural refrigerant appliances there are no other UK manufacturers that come close to our expertise and experience.

Operating on a national basis from our green manufacturing Technology Centre in Leeds and our Head Office in Bristol, which has achieved CEEQUAL status and the internationally recognised BREEAM Excellent standard, we design, manufacture, supply and maintain heat pumps and refrigeration around the world.


“Over the past year TRIOS and Clade Engineering Solutions have worked closely together in delivering service to a range of retail and non-retail customers. Clade has proven to be a reliable partner and demonstrated its ability to react quickly and efficiently to customer requests and problems. Through system usage and great communication Clade has rapidly evolved as a partner of choice to TRIOS. The fact that Clade has both service and installation capabilities has given TRIOS confidence that we can rely on them in every situation, where our customers have a refrigeration or mechanical problem. Clade repeatedly demonstrates its customer focused credentials and continues to give great focus and service to TRIOS and our customers.”

Jeff Alden – Managing Director, Trios Group

Wm. Morrison Supermarkets Plc

“Clade have completed new installations on large stores, and refurbishment work within our main estate, and have many more planned in the future.

Their communication, efficiency and can do attitude make them a key strategic partner in our future within both M-Local and main estate. The key to their success with Morrisons is their transparency, and honesty. Nothing is hidden, and no conversations are off limits, they, as a team, are willing to bring new ideas to the table to make efficiencies, and also accept learnings from other teams to improve themselves.

I have absolutely no qualms in recommending them for any work, and hope that you consider them as the added benefit they can bring is invaluable.”

Tom Monaghan – Construction PM & Programme Manager, Wm Morrison Supermarket


“Clade have proved themselves to be a competent and diligent contractor for Marks and Spencer, their work has been delivered to a high standard with quality being the focus. Their deliver of M&S high profile stores has surpassed performance expectations. Clade has proved itself as a growing contractor with a bright future.”

Peter Garner – Marks & Spencer

CTS Shopfitting Ltd

“We have worked with Clade on numerous Co-op projects throughout many years and find them to be very professional and reliable with excellent communication both on and off site. The project management team work alongside ourselves and are very proactive when required.”

Martyn Clark – CTS Shopfitting Ltd

Key Property Solutions Ltd

“Thank you for the excellent work you did at M-Local Doncaster. It made a refreshing to change to come across a contractor who could adapt to change as speedily as yourselves and reacted pro-actively to anything that was required. I look forward to working with Clade again in the future.”

Lol Johansen – Key Property Solutions Ltd (Bowmer & Kirkland subsidiary)


“Clade Refrigeration (now Clade Engineering Solutions) has worked for The Co-operative Group for over 12 years. In this period they have delivered a large number of projects, some of these being high profile developments which have been installed to a very high standard indeed. Their willingness to help and Give support to the client, associated suppliers and the wider industry is noticeable, whilst they also take the time to give valuable feedback on new innovations and products. They have proved themselves in all instances to be a partner and a contractor that repeatedly delivers to the highest standards.”

Bill Watson – The Co-operative Group



Clade CO2 heat pumps lead the industry in sustainability and are available for various sectors, including agriculture, commercial, data centres, residential, and industrial and manufacturing. Browse our range of heat pumps.

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