The Drewitt Group plants trees in British woodlands



The renowned Drewitt Group in Bournemouth, has joined an eco-friendly initiative to offset its CO ² emissions by planting trees in British woodlands.

Drewitts has used Allstar fuel cards for a number of years and they in turn have now partnered with Forest Carbon, to turn emissions into woodlands. The scheme totals business mileage and informs companies in the scheme about how many trees need to be planted in order to offset their CO ² emissions. According to Allstar, vehicle emissions account for 20 per cent of UK wide emissions and each new tree planted absorbs up to 2kg of carbon dioxide per annum.

The Drewitt group currently has 17 vehicles in its fleet which are used every day to provide building maintenance, plumbing, heating and fire alarm services to businesses in Dorset, Hampshire and central southern England.

Richard Drewitt, managing director at The Drewitt Group, said: “We are delighted to join this scheme which is really simple & straightforward and allows us to be confident that we are actively helping to give back to the environment. The use of our fleet of vehicles is vital to the day to day working of our business and we wouldn’t be able to function without them, so I think it is a great initiative and as a company it helps us to become more aware of how using vehicles can make a negative impact on the environment.”

Drewitts pays a small sum per vehicle per month to be registered on the scheme.

The Drewitt Group was founded in 1877 and combines Drewlec Electrical Services, Drewsons Building Maintenance and Drewsons Plumbing and Heating Services.

Bournemouth heating firm offers advice this Winter

 

 

Drewsons Plumbing and Heating is offering Dorset businesses and householders some helpful tips on how to stay warm this winter.

Now that the temperature has noticeably dropped Richard Drewitt, managing director at The Drewitt Group which incorporates Drewsons offers some advice on how to keep your home warm this winter:

  • If your boiler is more than 15 years old you should consider getting a high efficiency condensing boiler which is up to 20 per cent more efficient compared to a conventional boiler.
  • Check your radiators are free of air, that there is plenty of water in the system and that the system pressure is at the correct level
  • Choose a Gas Safe registered installer as they are fully trained and approved to be working on these appliances
  • To help cut your energy bills, you can reduce your thermostat to between 18 and 20 degrees or install control upgrades to improve efficiency such as thermostatic radiator valves or programmable roomstats.
  • Have your boiler serviced annually to prevent possible breakdowns, charges from £50 excluding parts and VAT at Drewsons.
  • If you have any doubts about topping up the water in your boiler or if you suspect it to be leaking, make sure you call in a Gas Safe registered engineer who will come to your business or home and check it for you.

For more information please visit www.drewittgroup.co.uk

The Drewitt Group adds to its fleet of vehicles

Bournemouth-based The Drewitt Group, a family-run firm in the construction industry, has added two brand new Peugeot Partner vans to its fleet bringing the total to 15.

The vehicles will be used by the firm’s electrical services company Drewlec, which has been providing general electrical services to commercial clients in the south west for 50 years.

The Peugeot Partner vans were chosen due to their capacity to store ladders and other large items with a longer-than-average wheel base, a folding front passenger seat allows up to three metres internal storage space.

Richard Drewitt, managing director at The Drewitt Group, said: “The service received from Westover was second to none and I would highly recommend the dealership. Important factors to me when considering a fleet for the business was that all employees were driving smart, safe and economical cars when attending jobs in order to represent the The Drewitt brand appropriately.”

Carl Jones, corporate sales specialist at The Westover Group, said: “Drewitts has made a fantastic choice in choosing the Peugeot Partners to add to its already impressive fleet of vehicles. The 1.6 diesel model they have chosen combines an 850kg payload with a very economical engine, so it delivers on every level for businesses. It’s practical on site but it is also beneficial to the bottom line.

“Peugeot’s commercial vehicles have had their strongest ever year and it’s a direct reflection of the fact that their business offering is getting stronger and stronger. Their support levels and price points are right and businesses are starting to reap the rewards.”

Drewsons celebrates successful partnership

A Bournemouth firm is celebrating a successful three-year partnership with Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

Drewsons Plumbing and Heating, part of The Drewitt Group, has provided Dorset Fire and Rescue Service with a complete plumbing and heating package across 23 fire stations which have gas boilers.

Drewlec, the electrical division of Drewitts also provides regular planned maintenance at the stations for fire alarms and emergency lighting, servicing, and general electrical repairs including, 24/7 call service.

Richard Drewitt, managing director at The Drewitt Group, said: “Our team of specialists are currently carrying out the annual servicing of the fire stations which have gas boilers and hot water appliances.

“As a family business which has been established since 1877, we are delighted that we continue to successfully work with Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, a contract which we value and ensure we have the expertise behind us so we can always prioritise their requests.”

Jerry Welch, property services manager for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We value all our working partnerships with businesses across the county and The Drewitt Group is one that is reliable, efficient and structured.”

The Drewitt Group, which was founded in 1877, combines Drewlec Electrical Services, Drewsons Building Maintenance and Drewsons Plumbing and Heating Services.

Bournemouth heating firm offers advice on staying warm this winter

Drewsons Plumbing and Heating is offering Dorset businesses and householders some helpful tips on how to stay warm in readiness for the clocks changing this month.

British Summer Time ends at 2am on Sunday, October 27 which means you should put your clocks and watches back one hour to 1am.

Gaining an additional hour’s sleep is good news for most, however, it also means the majority of people will be turning on their heating for the first time following the long warm summer months. As we go into winter the sun rises later in the morning and it gets darker earlier.

Richard Drewitt, managing director at The Drewitt Group which incorporates Drewsons, said: “Winter’s coming, the nights are drawing in and it is getting noticeably colder. The clocks going back usually triggers businesses and householders to switch on their boiler for the first time in nearly six months.”

“Unfortunately for some, as their heating hasn’t been used for a while they can often find problems with their system which can prove costly in the long run.”

To ensure you can efficiently keep your home warm this winter Drewsons Plumbing and Heating offers some useful tips:

  • Have your boiler serviced annually to prevent possible breakdowns, charges from £50 excluding parts & VAT
  • If your boiler is more than 15 years old you should consider getting a high efficiency condensing boiler which is up to 20 per cent more efficient compared to a conventional boiler.
  • Check your radiators are free of air, that there is plenty of water in the system and that the system pressure is at the correct level
  • Choose a Gas Safe registered installer, such as Drewsons Plumbing & Heating Services, as they are fully trained and approved to be working on these appliances
  • To help cut your energy bills, you can reduce your thermostat to between 18 and 20 degrees or install control upgrades to improve efficiency such as thermostatic radiator valves or programmable roomstats.

If you have any doubts about topping up the water in your boiler or if you suspect it to be leaking, make sure you call in a Gas Safe registered engineer who will come to your business or home and check it for you.

For more information please visit www.drewittgroup.co.uk