Heat Pump Workshop

Heat Pump Workshop


10:30 am - 3:30 pm


Book Now


St Francis of Assisi
Sycamore Road, Bournville, B30 2AA

Event Type

Loading Map....

A workshop for faith communities, exploring the benefits of switching to heat pumps.  Hear from experts and people who have had heat pumps installed in their own homes and faith buildings.

Footsteps has organised this workshop specifically for faith communities to share the benefits of using heat pumps in place of gas boilers. We’ll particularly be looking at using heat pumps in homes, as part of ‘fabric first’ insulation approaches. The workshop will include to visit to see a heat pump in situ at Shivaji & Magdalen’s house. Plus an optional visit to Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House that has been using heat pumps for over 14 years as its main heating system.

This is a Footsteps ‘cross-city’ event, in partnership with Phil Beardmore from Green Doors. Our friends at MECC in Balsall Heath have told us of the need for impartial information about heat pumps for local community members. Installers are promoting Government grants for heat pump installation but not always providing advice on the installation issues involved.  This is your chance to ask questions to impartial experts and people who are using heat pumps themselves.

Register for Heat Pump Workshop


10.00 Assemble and welcome St Francis Church, Bournville

10.30 Main Workshop

  • Learn from Phil Beardmore and others about:
    • Benefits of heat pumps;
    • Importance of heat pump sizing, flow rates and temperatures;
    • Noise levels and permitted development;
    • Radiator and pipework requirements;
    • Available Government grants.
  • Visit Shivaji and Magdalene’s nearby house to see their Heat Pump in situ and learn about their fabric first approach.
  • Discussion and Q & A.

1.00 pm Shared lunch – bring some finger food to share.

1.30 pm Optional Visits

  • Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House to see 5 heat pumps and learn from the meeting’s 18 years of experience
  •  a house on nearby Hawthorne Road to learn about a second fabric first approach (and have tea!)

3.30 pm END


St Francis Church will not be heated for our visit – please keep your coat on.

Please bring some light finger food refreshments for sharing

Please book you place on Eventbrite and indicate if you have particular interests and questions you would like answered

Transport: No 11 Bus Route – Not far from Bournville Station (need to walk along the public path in front of the Cadbury’s factory.

Photo: Marcela Gara / Resource Media used under Creative Commons BY-NC 2.0