Mayberry Garden Centre opens

More than 400 people attended the opening of the £2.5m eco-friendly Mayberry garden centre in Portslade, West Sussex.

MD Jonathan Tate said: "A big thank you to everyone who supported our launch weekend which was a resounding success. It was great to be able to meet customers old and new and show them what we have to offer.

"We have invested in a whole host of environmentally sound features, such as a super-insulated building, solar water heating and rainwater recovery."

Mayberry Garden Centre’s green attributes include:

  • Argon filled glazing with specially designed automatic doors to minimise heat loss.
  • Flooring suspended on carbon fibre pads with over 30cm thick insulation.
  • Triple glazed low-e roof light with chemically treated heat reflection to minimise heat build up in summer and heat loss in winter.
  • Roof is over 18" thick with hi tech insulated panels. Walls are hi-tech sealed insulated panels.
  • Offices have heat recovery ventilation and sun pipes.
  • Lighting is a combination of LED technology and low energy. Lower floor and staff areas use movement sensors to minimise energy consumption.
  • Coffee shop uses solar panels to minimise energy use for washing up and hot water.
  • The coffee shop floor is a hi-tech floating insulated floor to minimise heat loss.
  • Plant pots & trays, plastics, polythene & cardboard are baled and recycled.
  • Toilets and irrigation operates through a rainwater harvesting system that collects water from the buildings and stores in 60,000 litre tanks underground. Hand dryers uses a low energy cold air microjet system to cut energy by 80%. 

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