Our Heritage

 From Coal to Renewable Energy Solutions.


1900’s to 1960’s – A History in Coal

Our interest in warmth and energy began way back in the 1900’s in the days of the mining industry. David Franks, the founder of D&J Franks Renewables, is proud to recognise that both his grandfather (Benjamin Franks) and his father (David Franks), were highly regarded miners in the local North East coal fields.


1980's – Established Gas & Oil Engineers

D&J Franks Plumbing & Heating was set up by David Franks in the early 1980’s, and the company became renowned in the North East of England as gas and oil heating experts. The business gained over 30 years of experience as specialist Gas Safe Registered and Worcester Bosch Accredited Gas Heating engineers, offering full project management, maintenance and servicing to both commercial and domestic customers. D&J Franks Plumbing & Heating is still going strong now.


Today – Renewable Energy for the Future

D&J Franks continues to grow and change with the time, branching into the world of renewable energy to establish D&J Franks Renewables. After a couple of centuries of fossil fuel usage in the UK, resources are becoming depleted, so in 2011 we set about developing a service to provide alternative sources of heating and hot water. Today, David and his team continue his father’s legacy by keeping the people of the UK warm with renewable biomass energy and heat pumps.


The Renewable Heating Incentive can help fund the cost of your installation as well as providing ongoing financial incentive payments.

This government-run scheme offers cash payments for every kilowatt of renewable energy produced through biomass heating and air or ground heat pumps. The RHI is open to eligible commercial and domestic customers in the UK.

Contact us to find out how Renewable heating can benefit you.

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Enterprise House
The Hub
Aycliffe Business Park
Co Durham

+44 (0)800 1244 440

Our Services

D&J Franks Renewables have been providing heating solutions for over 40 years for both commercial and domestic clients across the North East and across the UK.

We provide a complete service for biomass and heat pump renewable heating, from design, installation and servicing, to technical consultancy for new developments and district heating schemes.

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