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21st September 2017

It's been a great couple of months for Recoup with our products being shortlisted for three National product innovation awards.


It's always nice to get a pat on the back, but these past two months have seen Recoup shortlisted for not one, but three national innovation awards.


Having won the Norfolk, and East Anglian Regional Product Innovation awards earlier this year, our Recoup Pipe+ HE has been shortlisted for the National Constructing Excellence Awards.


The Recoup Piep+ HE has also been recognised by the National Energy Efficiency Awards judges and shortlisted for the National Finals, being hosted at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole.


Finally, we've also won our way through to the Wates Sustainable Technologies Competition, to pitch our latest Horizontal WWHRS systems to the Wates 'Green Dragons'.




1st June 2017

Recoup’s award winning PIPE+ HE being installed at iconic London Hotel, designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’ status


The redevelopment of Camden Town Hall Annexe will see the existing 1970’s concrete frame office building transformed into a 270 bed luxury boutique hotel, located in a prime London location opposite St. Pancras International and King’s Cross stations.


The building has been designed to achieve a BREEAM status of ‘Very Good’ and will be one of the first UK hotels to install Waste Water Heat Recovery systems for Showers (WWHRS) to the majority of its’ rooms. A move that will see the significant reduction in both hot water costs; energy consumption and Carbon Dioxide emissions.​


The Recoup Pipe+ HE is the most efficient WWHRS system of its type available in the UK. It is a passive heat exchanger system that recovers heat energy from shower water waste and recycles it back into the hot water system. The Pipe+ HE can recover up to 67% of the heat energy that would normally be wasted down the drain. Recoup WWHRS systems have no moving parts; require no external energy sources; require no planned maintenance and no end-user interaction – They simply offer on-demand energy savings with every shower.




Read more here

5th May 2017

We're exhibiting at Housing 2017: Come & meet us on stand E39: 27-29th June

CIH housing Conference & Exhibition is the UK's ultimate housing exhibition, focusing on the provision of affordable housing and the development of sustainable communities. This is one of the biggest events in the UK's housing events which brings together nearly 6,200 housing professionals, together with 350 key suppliers all under one roof.


Join us on Stand E39, and get the low down on all Recoups' latest projects and product releases, including our highly anticipated **new Stand-alone horizontal WWHRS system** designed to offer the ultimate cost-effective WWHRS solution for residential apartments; housing associations and affordable housing schemes; hotels; student accommodation and retrofit projects.


21st April 2017

Recoup WWHRS confirmed for Historic Colleges' newest halls of residence

Historic Marlborough College in Wiltshire, has had its' fair share of famous boarders. Arguably, the most famous now being Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. However, other notable alumni include the poet Sir John Betjeman, singer Chris de Burgh, and wife to the former PM, Samantha Cameron.


The construction of a sixteenth boarding house to accommodate 70 girls his underway. The new-build Dancy House will be created in a ‘u’ shape with two wings. The building’s position has been carefully determined to protect the existing vistas of the site. [more on this here]



Recoup are proud to confirm that their Tray+DSS-S2, integrated shower tray with WWHRS has been specified throughout this project.  Recoup produce a range of SAP-listed, highly efficient Waste Water Heat Recovery systems for Showers (WWHRS) which extract waste heat energy from used shower water in order to pre-heat the incoming cold feed. This simple solution offers one of the best ‘pound for points’ ratios of any SAP measure and is a true ‘fit and forget’ product, and ultimately saves a significant amount of energy and cost each time a shower is used.


Once installed the Tray+ system will allow for normal shower usage, with no end-user interaction required. It will also allow the operators of Dancy House to save around 35% of the energy required for each shower and will have contributed towards the 19% energy efficiency improvements required by local planners, who approved the project.


In addition to the fit & forget nature of these WWHRS products, the Tray+ has been specified by RIBA award-winning Architects Allies and Morrison and building services engineering design consultancy, E3 Consulting Engineers LLP to work within the restrictions posed by the solid concrete floor design.

Installation of the Tray+ units is expected to commence towards the end of May 2017, with completion expected by September 2018.


3rd May 2017

WWHRS available with cashback, via NEW Scottish Energy Efficiency loans scheme

The Home Energy Scotland loan scheme opened on 2 May 2017, and the good news is that Waste Water Heat Recovery systems for Showers (WWHRS) are included in it!


Building on the proven success of WWHRS in the UK Green Deal, owner occupiers and certain registered private sector landlords in Scotland can receive a cashback grant of up to £125 and funding of up to £500 for any WWHRS installations carried out under the scheme. Any product from the Recoup WWHRS portfolio is eligible, meaning retrofitting WWHRS into existing properties has never been easier or most cost-effective.


Total funding up to £32,500 per home is available to owner-occupiers and eligible registered private sector landlords in Scotland for energy efficiency improvements, home renewables systems or connections to an approved district heating scheme powered by a renewable energy source. Gas connection is also part of the measures. WWHRS is available in addition to these primary measures. For a limited time and subject to available funding, applicants can claim a grant of 25% cashback on the cost of their work. It is available on a first come, first served basis subject to availability of funds.


There is more information about the Home Energy Scotland loan scheme, including the eligible energy efficiency measures and loan repayment periods, on the Energy Saving Trust Scotland website at


If you want to apply, or you have any questions about what you can get a loan for, contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282. For further information on WWHRS contact Recoup on 01379 844010


The Home Energy Scotland loan scheme has replaced the former HEEPS loan scheme in Scotland.


1st March 2017

Introducing the Recoup Drain+ Duo HF

The new Duo-series of WWHRS integrated wet-room drains takes horizontal WWHRS systems to the next level.

A flexible wet-room drain unit that can be finished with either our "Quadrato" stainless steel grate or "recessed tile" grate to enhance your project design. The highest efficiency horizontal WWHRS heat exchanger system available, with tested efficiencies of 57.3% (@9.2l/min). Two models available 800x180x120mm & 800x180x90mm.


Contact us for more information.

1st March 2017

Recoup Pipe+ HE specified on Barratt Homes Green Town, in Bordon

Recoup are pleased to confirm the specification of their award-winning Pipe+ HE WWHRS system on the New Quarter, Louisberg Estate in Bordon. This eco-friendly development from leading developer Barratt David Wilson Homes is set to offer a wide variety of 2-bedroom apartments and 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom family homes and will become one of the UKs’ first Green towns.


Each new home will be highly energy efficient, meeting Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. A large number of these 287 new residential dwellings will incorporate the Recoup Pipe+ HE.


The new 500 home neighbourhood (with 100 dwellings being built as affordable homes) is on the grounds of the former Louisburg Barracks. Covering 21 hectares the site will provide a mixture of new and affordable homes across its New Quarter and Heritage Quarter schemes.


Leading local company HBS Group Southern who are delivering a fully-integrated mechanical and PV solution are due to begin installation of WWHRS for the New Quarter scheme in early 2017 read more from HBS here.


10th February 2017

Recoup Retrofit+ WWHRS systems to help reduce tenant's energy bills on former nightclub site in Stowmarket

A former nightclub site in Stowmarket is to be redeveloped as 25 1 & 2-bed affordable homes for Haverbury Housing Partnership, by main contractor, Cocksedge building Contractors Ltd, with M&E design by Bentley Mechanical Services Ltd.


These affordable “much needed” one or two bedroom homes in the centre of town will feature Recoup Retrofit+ Waste Water Heat Recovery Systems (WWHRS) which recover wasted heat energy from shower drain water, and use this to pre-heat the incoming cold mains feed. This innovative technology, used by house builders, developers and Housing Associations across the UK, can contribute significantly to reducing tenants hot water bills, and potentially alleviating Fuel Poverty.


Stuart Bentley, of Bentley Mechanical Services in Cambridgeshire, who is responsible for the M&E design on this development, confirmed that the WWHRS units are expected to be installed in the Summer of 2017.


Uniquely, the Recoup Retrofit+ is a stand-alone, horizontal WWHRS unit, which is designed to install directly under a bath or shower. All Recoup's range of WWHRS are SAP listed, so can help with Part-L compliance for new-builds, and are often used as a more cost-effective replacement for traditional renewable technologies such as solar thermal, solar PV or air source heat pumps which, unlike WWHRS can be expensive and require ongoing maintenance.


"We have used them (Recoup Retrofit+) before, they were supplied by the main contractor, which is why we suggested them to our client on this project, being a far more economical solution than other renewables."
Stuart Bentley, Bentley mechanical Services Ltd


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4th January 2017

A great start to 2017: Redrow Homes confirm renewed Supply Agreement with Recoup WWHRS for 5th consecutive year

Recoup are very happy to announce that another major UK Housebuilder: Redrow Homes has confirmed its continued commitment to embedded sustainability values, and improving the environment and quality of life for their customers by continuing its supply agreement with Recoup for Waste Water Heat Recovery for Showers (WWHRS) into 2017. This will be Recoups fifth continuous year of supply to Redrow Homes, with the rolling supply agreement originally signed in 2013. This long-term partnership is a testament to Recoup’s overall competitive pricing; product efficiency; ease of installation; and service delivery.


This latest announcement follows on from Recoup’s December 2016 announcement that our sole-supplier agreement with Barratt Developments PLC has now been extended by a further two years to December 2018.


It is encouraging to see that the UKs major house builders understand the value that Recoup WWHRS systems can offer, not only in terms of cost-effective Part-L compliance, but also in terms of end-user energy and carbon savings from an instantaneous, passive and maintenance-free product.


Equally encouraging, is the prediction from John Tutte (Redrow Homes, CEO) that 2017 should see the UK construction industry complete 200,000 homes – a milestone not achieved in the UK since 2008: See "This is" article here.


WWHRS is primarily used by Redrow Homes within new-build homes in Wales, to meet part-L compliance. However, with ever increasing energy-reduction targets being imposed on new-build developments, the expectation is to see a wider uptake across the UK in 2017.


The Recoup Pipe+ HE is the highest scoring WWHRS product in its’ class in the SAP 2012 database, which is used by many National and Regional housebuilders across all areas of England, Scotland and Wales. To support this, Recoup is the only WWHRS system stocked by National plumbers merchants including PTS, Plumb Center, Graham Plumbers Merchants and City Plumbing, allowing next-day delivery anywhere in the UK.


12th December 2016

Our Success with Barratt Developments continues!

Barratt Developments has extended its sole-supplier agreement with Recoup for Waste Water Heat Recovery systems for Showers (WWHRS) as part of its ongoing plans for building a sustainable future.


Since 2014, Recoup has been sole supplier of WWHRS to Barratt Developments with its award-winning Pipe+ HE being incorporated into standard specification for over 50% of Barratt & David Wilson Homes' 2013 house-types throughout the UK.


“We're very proud to announce that our agreement with Barratt Developments has now been extended by a further two years to 2018,” commented Recoup WWHRS Director Kieron Dudley. “It’s really encouraging, not just for us, but also for our customers, to know that Barratt has chosen to continue our relationship in helping them meet their goal to become the leading National sustainable housebuilder across its divisions over the course of three years, and cement our position as the UK market-leader for WWHRS.”


Here's why Barratt Developments and other National housebuilders choose our award winning Pipe+ HE System:


  • The best route to cost effective Part L compliance for 2013 building regs
  • Instantaneous heat recovery: up to 67% energy recovery with every shower
  • Provides an incredible pounds-to-points ratio in SAP
  • Stocked by National Merchants (inc. Wolseley Group; Travis Perkins Group; SGBG etc)
  • Easy to install: no specialist knowledge, tools or commissioning required
  • No mechanical moving parts; no planned maintenance; no end user interaction


“The Recoup Pipe+ HE is by far the most innovative product within our supply chain, also sitting comfortably from a commercial and customer acceptance perspective. The technology sits squarely within our ‘fit & forget’ ethos which we feel is essential for not just giving CO2 savings in theory, but delivering real benefit in reduced CO2, and reduced bills, for our customers,” said Stephen Wooldridge, Sustainability Manager at Barratt Developments plc.


Read more about Recoup WWHRS' relationship with Barratt Developments and David Wilson Homes.



6th November 2016

40% Funding Now Available for Energy-Efficiency Retrofits via LoCASE

The Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) project, is great news for businesses looking to tackle climate change and makes it possible for us to offer our market-leading Waste Water Heat Recovery Systems for Showers (WWHRS) for installation into even more projects with help from the funding initiative.


LoCase, which is an EU funded project set up to help businesses tackle and adapt to climate change, is available to a range of businesses and aims to reduce costs by cutting emissions and by promoting the opportunities of the low carbon market.


Whether your business is in the commercial sector where showers are used in abundance, so for example a Hotel, B&B, campsite or leisure facility owner, you could ultimately save up to 67% of the energy cost each time a shower is used (regardless of heat source).


If you are a commercial landlord; Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for buildings legislation states that from 1 April 2018, a landlord of a commercial private rented property will not lawfully be able to grant a new tenancy of a property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of below E (unless an exemption applies), retrofitting WWHRS as part of an energy efficiency upgrade or planned maintenance project is one of the simplest ways to ensure compliance.


Or if you are any other type of business in the qualifying area there is the provision of two types of grant funding (up to a maximum of £10k) that can be awarded to your organisation. Firstly, any business can qualify to use this money (up to £5k) toward having energy efficiency measures installed for their business, with both the cost of materials and installation being covered. Or secondly, if your business offers low carbon goods or services, a business development grant (up to £10k) is available.


So how do you qualify?


If you are based in the South East (East Sussex, Essex or Kent); are an SME with <250 employees; and have an annual turnover < £33mil, then you may qualify for up to 40% funding for the project via the recently launched Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) Programme.


Contact us for more information about LoCase grant funding  or visit the LoCase website 



30th July 2016

We've added a Case Study section to our Website

It’s important for our new clients to be able to read about projects we have been involved in and the benefits our past clients have seen since our Waste Water Heat Recovery Systems were installed. So as we add to our growing customer base, we have added a case study section to the website.


We have a number of projects currently on the go and completed and we’ve been busy making a start compiling a case study resource centre including information from start to finish, including the benefits seen since installation.


Read more about projects with Barratt Developments and David Wilson Homes; Gusto Homes and Highgate Golf Club…



1st July 2016

Recoup, yet again, receives Recognition for its Pipe+ HE product!

Out of the nine categories at the Housebuilder Product Awards, Recoup was nominated in the ‘Best Services’ category and received a special additional award for its work in the sustainable building industry for its Waste Water Heat Recovery System for showers.


The Highly Commended Award which was presented to Recoup Directors Ian Steward and Kieron Dudley, is the third award to be presented to the team and now sits alongside the ‘Best New Product Award’ from Barratt Developments and the winner of the ‘Product category’ at the SWIG Awards.


“Our congratulations go to Polypipe Ventilation who pipped us to the post with their Domus Green Line rigid duct bends. Although we didn’t win we’re more than happy to have received special recognition for our successful Recoup Pipe+ HE waste water heat recovery unit,” commented Kieron.


Additional winners included ARC Building Solutions for ‘Best Brand New Product’ for its ARC Eaves Insulator, along with winning in the ‘Best Building Fabric’ category for its ARC T-Barrier. The ‘Best Site Product’ Award went to Monier Redland for its Innofix Clip, whilst Ideal Standard won the ‘Kitchens and Bathrooms’ category for AquaBlade. Other winners included NHBC and Saint-Gobain Weber.


The winners of the awards were revealed on Thursday 29th June at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, to recognise excellence and innovation in the products and services supplied to the housebuilding industry. The awards were hosted by the Reverend Richard Coles – musician, journalist and Church of England priest.

18th June 2016

New registration App launched

We’ve developed an App to help our customers to register their Recoup product installations for SAP compliance without the long-winded process of completing a lengthy checklist by hand.


The simple registration App which is available for download from the apple App Store and Google Play as well as via our registration page, will make registering for SAP compliance simple and quick.  


Without laborious forms to complete by hand, customers can submit registration whilst on-site, or in the office in a couple of minutes by ticking boxes on drop down menus. Not only does it make the process quicker, house builders will be able to submit a single SAP design checklist sign off so their sub-contractors only have to register the site, plot and install configuration through the App.


The free App, which also allows for information to be saved for later, makes it possible to register more than one product to a single registration if multiple systems are installed and only needs to be completed once for each property.


Check out our Registration page to download the App and our App User Guide.

10th June 2016

Installation made easier!

One of the key benefits that we pride ourselves on is the ease of installation of our Waste Water Heat Recovery Systems. However, like with everything, a written descriptive guide is never as easy as being able to watch an installation first-hand. We have therefore developed both options to be used together for installing our award winning Pipe+ HE system.


The video is now available to view both through our website and youtube giving you from start to finish a comprehensive ‘how-to guide’ that you can watch or read from any device. This includes a step-by-step guide, informative descriptions, clarification of each element, images and illustrations of what is required at each stage as well as verbal instruction.


The video which can be viewed in full screen also allows the user to skip backwards and forwards to specific key sections of the user guide using the arrows on either side of the screen (only available on larger devices). View it now to see just how easy installation really is.


To find out more about our installation guides and options visit our installation page or contact us direct.


28th May 2016

Recoup Pipe+ HE is now available to view at the Greenworks Academy

A demonstration display showcasing the Recoup Pipe+ HE was completed yesterday, installed at the Greenworks Academy’s building solutions and sustainability venue based in Birmingham.


Greenworks, which is part of the Saint Gobain group, offers specialist advice and training for trade professionals planning to expand into the renewable energy and sustainable building sector. The Academy houses a number of product displays providing its attendees and visitors with in-depth knowledge and resources pertaining to Sustainable building materials and innovative green technologies.


Marketing Manager Steven Smith commented on the display: “The demo unit is fantastic. It explains the process of heat recovery in a simple format and showcases the benefits the system has when implemented into a build to gain energy efficiency and the benefits to SAP. I believe both our colleagues and customers will be able utilise the demo unit to promote out to customers and to utilise within the build process respectively.”


The Recoup display demonstrates our market-leading Waste Water Heat Recovery System which recovers waste heat energy from used shower water in order to pre-heat the incoming mains cold feed. This can result in up to two thirds of the waste energy being reused, saving energy and money for the end user; while helping to achieve code, and dramatically reducing build costs for the developer or self-builder. The display also allows you to view and select your chosen, SAP recognised installation method dependent on your project.


To see the display in action and find out how the Pipe+ HE can recover up to 67% of the energy wasted through each shower, contact us to arrange a demonstration at the Academy.

29th April 2016

We're BIM ready!

The Recoup Pipe+ HE is now available for download to be used through Building Information Modelling (BIM) at the Bimstore.


BIM is currently being adopted by a number of industry leaders and large industry bodies within the construction sector, many with plans to solely use BIM as an application in the near future; making it important for suppliers such as us to become BIM ready.


“In fact within the shower Waste Water Heat Recovery sector, we are the first to have adopted BIM,” commented Recoup Technical Director, Ian Steward. “We see this as an important tool for our customers to help reinforce confidence in our units. In particular architects, consultants and house builders, as it allows them to just drag and drop products such as ours, into their plans.  Not only does it show drawings of the product, it also has information about it in the background, such as performance, installation requirements and compatibility; a simple tool with great benefits.”


BIM is an intelligent 3D model-based application that gives architecture, engineering, and construction professionals the knowledge and tools to efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure for individual development projects.


Register with the Bimstore to download our Recoup Pipe+ HE.

5th April 2016

Recoup short-listed for Housebuilder Product Awards 2016

Recoup Energy Solutions’ already award winning Waste Water Heat Recovery System, the Pipe+ HE has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Services Product’ category at the 2016 Housebuilder Products Awards.


The Recoup Pipe+ HE, which also won the ‘Product’ category at last year’s SWIG Awards and Barratt Developments’ ‘Best Product’ Award, extracts waste heat energy from used shower water in order to pre-heat the incoming cold feed, and thus save energy. This simple solution can save up to 67% of the energy cost each time a shower is used (regardless of heat source).


The awards recognise and reward excellence and innovation in the provision of products and services to the housebuilding industry and takes place at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham on 29 June 2016.

19th February 2016

Recoup partners with Travis Perkins at Ecobuild 2016

Recoup Energy Solutions has teamed up with Travis Perkins Sustainable Building Solutions at this year’s Ecobuild exhibition to demonstrate the award winning Recoup Pipe+ HE system.


Taking place from Tuesday 8th March to Thursday 10th March at the London Excel, Ecobuild brings together a number of exhibitors under one roof to promote products and provide a platform for visitors to gather information for ranging development projects.


For those interested in finding out more about Waste Water Heat Recovery Systems for showers, we’ll be available on the Travis Perkins SBS stand (E2050/3050) where we’ll be showing our interactive Pipe+ HE display unit for all three installation variations.


Whether you are working on a new build development or undertaking a renovation project, our team of experts will be available to discuss your  specific requirements to determine which system will best suit your project and energy saving needs.


As stockists of our Pipe+ HE system, the Travis Perkins SBS stand which will be opposite entrance N2 in the North Hall, will be showcasing a wide range of products and services - along with a number of its partners - through Travis Perkins, City Plumbing Supplies, PTS and Solfex. Visit the SBS website to find out more about the group’s exhibition plans.


We’re now taking bookings for appointments across the duration of the exhibition. Please CONTACT US direct to arrange a time to ensure availability.


If you haven’t already registered for your ticket to this year’s Ecobuild exhibition, register for FREE HERE.

6th December 2015

Recoup wins SWIG Award

Innovative Waste Water Heat Recovery System, Recoup Pipe+ HE wins Product category at the SWIG Awards 2015.


Entered into the awards for its energy savings, low cost and impressive return on investment, the Recoup Pipe+ HE was singled out as the overall winner against five other contenders within the water efficiency arena; with The Sustainable Water Industry Group (SWIG) highlighting its ‘significant contribution to saving energy’ as the reason for its category success.


A SWIG representative commented on the Recoup Pipe+ HE: “Sustainable water is not just about water efficiency, but also other environmental impacts. The fact that it does not require users to change any habits to save energy and is 'fit and forget' is also an advantage as changing people's habits is never easy.”

In response, Director Kieron Dudley was thrilled by the outcome: “We’re very happy to be recognised at the SWIG Awards. We are incredibly passionate about Waste Water Heat Recovery technology, and this award shows that more and more people in the UK are starting to agree with us.


“Hot water in the home is the second largest user of energy, and showering is the biggest use of that water. WWHRS targets that high cost area in a simple and cost effect way; meaning it has great benefits for businesses, bill payers and the environment alike.”


The SWIG Awards bring together a range of both innovative industry professionals and imaginative projects which promote sustainable water use throughout the UK.


The SWIG Awards took place in Victoria, London on 25th November 2015.

18th October 2015

Recoup in running for SWIG Awards

Recoup Pipe+ HE has reached the short list for the Product category of the SWIG Awards 2015.


The Sustainable Water Industry Group (SWIG) Awards, which was launched in 2011, brings together a range of both innovative industry professionals and imaginative projects which promote sustainable water use throughout the UK.


Recoup Energy Solutions has entered its leading product, Recoup Pipe+ HE, into the Product category for its impressive energy and CO2 savings; excellent return on investment and initial low cost as well as ease of installation.


Having met all category criteria Recoup Pipe+ HE joins a select range of sustainable water products in the running for the Product Award.


The SWIG Awards take place in London on 25th November 2015.

September 2015

New products launching soon

Over the coming months Recoup Energy Solutions will be adding to its already successful Waste Water Heat Recovery Systems portfolio.


First to launch will be the Recoup Drain+ Compact planned for October. Joining the Recoup Drain+ designed for wet rooms, the new compact version is - as the name suggests - a smaller unit at only 800mm wide by approximately 100mm deep, with capabilities of achieving efficiency levels of 38.1% at 9.2 litres p/min. The product has already been WRAS listed and will be SAP listed by the end of October.


November will see the introduction of the Recoup Pipe+ HF, a vertical unit similar to our popular Recoup Pipe+ HE system. Ideal for high flow rate showers or multiple showers depending on layout, it takes a higher flow rate (and has a lower pressure drop) with efficiencies at 50.2% at 12.5 litres p/min and a pressure drop of 0.11 bar. This is compared to 60% and 0.45 bar for the Recoup Pipe+ HE at the same flow rate. Both SAP & WRAS listings will be ready for November's launch.


The third and final product before year end will be Recoup Drain+ HF, a unit designed specifically for changing rooms with communal showers. The system can take an impressive flow rate of up to 60 litres p/min whilst still providing a very strong 34.9% efficiency level. WRAS listing will be finalised prior to launch.


To find out more about our latest products please contact us or take a look at our existing range of Waste Water Heat Recovery Systems.

August 2015

Government pulls funding on Green Deal

The Green Deal which launched in 2013 will close on 30 September due to low take-up of the energy efficiency programme.


The funding initiative was designed to help home-owners make energy-saving improvements such as installing Waste Water Heat Recovery Systems (WWHRS), insulation and double glazing into their dwellings and help find the best way to pay for them.


“Although the Green Deal scheme is closing, it has proved how simple and cost effective it is to upgrade showers in family homes with the Recoup Retrofit+ WWHRS,” commented Recoup Energy Solutions Director, Kieron Dudley. “We have no doubt that the positive response from installers and home-owners alike will mean that this product continues to be a very worthwhile addition to any bathroom or energy improvement project for private and social housing.” 


The Recoup Retrofit+ proved extremely popular throughout the duration of the funding scheme and installations through Green Deal installers will continue with all applications registered until the scheme closes. 


May 2015

Recoup Retrofit+ is a hit for the GDHIF!

As the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) continues to prove very popular, the Recoup Retrofit+ WWHRS has become a popular 2nd measure for many Green Deal Installers & Providers, and their clients, for them to access the grants to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.


The scheme provides grant incentives of up to £1,250.00 for 2 measures, which include a boiler and Waste Water Heat Recovery System (WWHRS), and is a great way of making real savings for your home through hot water use.


The Recoup Retrofit+ works well as a 2nd measure due to it being easy to retrofit, having a simple installation method and low cost trade price.


Please click here to go to the official Green Deal website and to read about the Recoup Retrofit+ click here

March 2015

WWHRS key for new Scottish building regulations

The Scottish Government has relased a new Technical Handbook for domestic properties to advise how best to meet the new Scottish building regulations that come into effect in October 2015.


It demonstrates a notional dwelling based on a variety of energy sources, highlighting requirements and measures to achieve compliance.


WWHRS features in every variation due to it's low cost, high impact and simple properties; in SAP but also for the specifier, designer, installer and end-user.


This document is yet another endorsement of why WWHRS is fast becoming the measure of choice for every new build project, no matter how big or small.


Click herefor the full Technical Handbook

February 2015

Recoup Pipe+ HE at Ecobuild 2015 - stand N3030 & N2030

We are pleased to announce that the Recoup Pipe+ HE will be shown at Ecobuild 2015 on the Sustainable Building Solutions stand, part of the Travis Perkins Group.

SBS will be advising clients how best to meet 2013 Building Regulations, and Recoup's WWHRS is part of these solutions, due to it's low cost, easy to design in & install benefits.

 Recoup Pipe+ HE will be on display, as it already helps many National and Regional Housebuilders meet compliance, including Barratt Homes, Redrow and Miller, to name but three, and is stocked by the Travis Perkins Group.

SBS staff will be delighted to discuss our product with you, but should you wish to meet with a member of the Recoup team, please
click here to arrange a meeting at the show, or another time.

December 2014

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is back!!

DECC have just announced the return of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF), which will reopen on Wednesday 10th December 2014.


Waste Water Heat Recovery Systems (WWHRS) still qualify as a cashback measure, and with our diverse portfolio of systems, which have very affordable prices and easy install processes, make sure you contact Recoup to make the most of this oppportunity.


£30m has been made available initially, with only £24m allowed for solid wall insulation, so reserves are being made for other measures. It's also grest to know that there's more in the pot too! Click here for full details from DECC.


Please note that we supply our products to trade clients, so Green Deal Installers and Providers should contact us to discuss technical details, supply routes and costs.




You can see accreditation requirments by scrolling down this section.

November 2014

The issues with singled walled vertical pipe WWHRS

As vertical pipe WWHRS become common place in many new build houses, we are asked frequently what to look for when choosing a system.


Of course, efficiencies are very important, and the utilisation factor in SAP is equally as important as it goes towards the final calculated score, but one area that isn't always considered is the design and installation process.


A key vertical pipe system consideration must be whether it has a single or double walled exchanger. In fact, it can be vital. Whilst a single walled exchanger can be used in the UK, to comply with Water Regulations it MUST have a trap installed downstream of the unit NOT before it, under the bath or shower tray as normal.


This can have the following results/issues:


  • Traps are a common area of blockage, therefore access is essential; usually meaning a hatch in the boxing on the ground floor
  • If the trap does block, draining the 2m long pipe is very problematic once installed
  • There could be noise from falling water going down the pipe hitting the water in the trap
  • Low-profile shower trays with built in traps will create an airblock and may not be able to used at all
  • Potentially there is an increased install height requirement to accommodate the trap and connectors, which could cause siting issues in rooms with standard ceiling heights


The Recoup Pipe+ HE offers not just a double walled exchanger for simple install without key alterations to the plumbing, it benefits from a PVC outer which reduces weight, cost and acts as a theft deterrent through visual apperance and dismantling difficulty. Added to the fact that the Recoup Pipe+ HE is the best performing WWHRS in it's class through SAP 2012, it really is the only system to use.


Feel free to ask us more about the importance of these key criteria before you specify your WWHRS.

September 2014

In-use WWHRS outperforms SAP calculations at AIMC4

AIMC4 is a unique partnership project consisting of Barratt Homes, Crest Nicholson & Stewart Milne, whose goal was meet code level 4 using innovate fabric led solutions alone. Click here for more


One of the technologies adopted was WWHRS, and it proved to be a great success!


We often get asked about the reality of the excellent SAP scores that WWHRS attacts; does it really acheive such savings in-use? Well, the anwswer is clear... YES... and more!


Many housebuilders are now using WWHRS, and they do so with utter confidence that their home owners get excellent benefits from having WWHRS, as well as the very useful SAP scores they gain for meeting compliance.


The full reports from AIMC4 are now available, so click here to start reading the impartial and very favourable reaction to our simple, but great technology!

July 2014

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund - Changes Announced

Green Deal Home Incentive Fund - CLOSED 24TH JULY 2014

On Wednesday 22nd July, changes to the GDHIF were announced.


An impressive public and industry response to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has seen more than £43million worth of vouchers issued in the first six weeks, and well over £50m applied for.


12,200 applications have been received and 7,925 households in England and Wales have received vouchers under the scheme, which offers people money back for making energy saving improvements to their home. We expect to have reached £50m in vouchers issued within the next couple of days.


With scheme design and rates guaranteed for the first £50 million, the Department of Energy and Climate Change is today announcing changes to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, to ensure as many people as possible can benefit from the most effective energy saving measures while funds last.


From Friday 25th July, new applicants can receive up to £4000 for installing Solid Wall Insulation, reduced from up to £6000. Flue gas heat recovery units will be removed from the list of approved measures, effective from Tuesday 5th August. Applications received prior to changes coming into effect will be honoured at the original rates.


With FGHR being removed, installers and providers need to find a simple, effective and good value measure to work alongside new boilers or insulation. That's where the Recoup Retrofit+ steps in. With fantatstic trade prices available, simple installation methods and being easy to retrofit, it really does hit the brief. Contact us now for details.


In order to install WWHRS under the Green Deal, installers must have PAS 2030 - C7 - 'Hot Water Systems' certification. See the below Green Deal ORB guidance for details.


GD Guidance for WWHRS
Green Deal - PAS 2030.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [145.6 KB]

May 2014

New Part L is here.... the calculations begin!

The new 2013 Part L building regulation officially came into force at the start of April 2014. With the full SAP software now available, SAP assessors and house builders across England have been working hard to see what needs to be done to meet compliance.


We have been involved with many organisations carrying out their calculations, and many feel that after detailed cost analysis and site suitability assessments, WWHRS can be the perfect solution to gaining compliance in conjunction with meeting FEES.


Whilst some house types can pass with fabric alone, many are not so straight forward, so costs and site issues become a major; that's where Recoup's WWHRS step in.


We would be delighted to discuss this further, so feel free to contact us using the details on the left.

May 2014

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund launches great new incentives!

Households carrying out energy efficient improvements on their home can now get more money back to offset the cost of having the work done.


In fact customers can get up to £1000 by installing two measures, and one of those measures can be a very cost effective Recoup WWHRS.


You can see the full details by clicking here, but ask your Green Deal Provider or Installer about the opportunity today!

March 2014

Recoup win Barratt Developments plc 'Best New Product' award!

November 2013

The industry awaits the new SAP 2012 software....

As the industry still awaits the SAP 2012 software, everybody still agrees that WWHRS will play a major role in achieving Part L in the short and long term.


Although the software was due to be released on 5th November, SAP assessors, consultants and developers are being made to wait that bit longer to see how things will model for the April 2014 regulation change.


Whilst this is frustrating, it seems that most feel that WWHRS will continue to be an ideal solution for achieving both 2010 and the 2013 regulations.


The preferred fabric first approach means that Recoup's systems provide the critical points push required at a very low cost and without the fear of planned maintenance, commissioning or end user issues.


We are also finding the most pro-active house builders are looking at where our systems can save them even more, by replacing more expensive or problematic measures. These exercises have proven to be incredibly fruitful, so we are happy to support our clients by advising on best modelling and installation practices to gain optimum results.


November 2013

Plumb Center launches energy efficient manifesto

Plumb Center has laucnhed it's manifesto at the house of commons which sets out a series of policy recommendations with the aim of creating a more energy conscious society. 


The manifesto includes plans designed to support consumers, the industry and government to meet the combined goals of greater energy and water efficiency.


Research shows that over £2.3 billion is spent by UK households every year on hot water for showering.... that figure could be more than halved by installing Recoup WWHRS!


To read the full article, click here

July 2013

Sustainable Homes promotes the use of WWHRS to their clients

Sustainable Homes, the leading sustainability and consultancy provider, has released an artical strongly promoting the use of WWHRS to their clients.


They note how Waste Water Heat Recovery Systems provide excellent savings, SAP points and are incredibly easy to install and maintain.


Sustainable Homes work with affordable housing providers, private developers and governments to raise the benchmark for sustainable housing and communities in the UK, so their advice will benefit all sectors be it new build or retrofit.


To read the full article, click here


July 2013

Showering uses the most water in the home, new survey reveals

At Home with Water, a report commissioned by the Energy Saving Trust Foundation in partnership with DEFRA, Procter and Gamble, Thames Water, Consumer Council for Water and SaveWaterSaveMoney, presents the findings from a study of 86,000 British households – and sheds new light on how Brits use water. 


Showers are the biggest consumers of water in the home, using a quarter of the total – three per cent more than lavatories (22 per cent).


At Home with Water found an average shower lasts seven-and-a-half minutes – and cutting a MINUTE off that time would save British households £215 million on energy bills each year.


Each day Britain “showers away” over TWO BILLION litres of water. At Home with Water pulls back the curtain on the showering habits of Brits, finding:

  • On average, Britons shower 4.4 times a week, and take 1.3 baths.
  • An average shower lasts seven-and-a half minutes – with one in eight taking more than ten minutes.
  • Those in larger households with more people take fewer showers each week, but stay in longer when the opportunity arises.
  • While a quarter of respondents have efficient eco-showerheads installed, a similar proportion have high-flow power showers.


Click here to read the full report

June 2013

2 new WWHRS now SAP 2009 Appendix Q listed!!

We are delighted to annouce that both of our new systems, the Recoup Pipe+ HE & the Recoup Tray+ DSS-S2, are both fully listed on SAP 2009 Appendix Q!


Both products score industry leading SAP points for their respective WWHRS system types and are listed with all 3 install variations, as per the rest of our portfolio.


We are always on hand to advise the best way to model and specify our range of WWHRS, so if you have any queries, do not hesitate to drop us a line.

May 2013

New higher efficiency vertical pipe system is on its way....

We continue to push the boundaries of WWHRS technology and are delighted to announce the imminent arrival of a new, higher efficiency vertical pipe system - The Recoup Pipe+ HE.


It still has all the great features of the Recoup Pipe+, including the PVC casing which provides essential performance and manufacturing consistency that effects some other systems on the market.


It is also double walled too which is a vital design element to provide greater protection and durability; therefore requiring no trap after the system - European regulations no longer allow single walled WWHRS due to the minimal barrier between shower waste and potable water.


We'll be updating the full specification and prices in the next few weeks, so watch this space!

April 2013

New WWHRS Shower Tray Available!

The long awaited release of our new WWHRS Shower Tray is here!


The Recoup Tray+ DSS-S2 has been fully tested by KIWA and achieved fantastic efficiencies of around 50%, flow rate dependant... very good indeed for a horizontal system.


The new system is pefect for hotels, apartments, ground floor showers and student accommodation.


Available and stocked in a high quality 900 x 900 tray, but with other sizes available on request by volume, the Recoup Tray+ DSS-S2 provides highly sought after SAP points for difficult build types. In fact to gain the same points through fabric in an apartment block, the cost would be around 2 or 3 times the price of the unit.


It will be fully SAP listed in May, but in the meantime you can model the original Tray+ as the scores will only get better!


Click here for more details!

February 2013

Recoup to Exhibit at Ecobuild 2013 - Stand N2253

We are delighted to announce that we will be at Ecobuild 2013!


Due to the incredibly fast growing interest and use of Recoup WWHRS, we felt it was a must to exhibit and display our products; spending time discussing how and why WWHRS is such a benefit to both new build and retrofit markets.


With House Builders reaping huge rewards through SAP and end-users gaining massive hot water bill savings, WWHRS is becoming the must have, simple technology of choice, both domestically and commercially.


We will be showing all our products, from the ever popular vertical system, the Recoup Pipe+, to the next generation of WWHRS Shower Tray, that provides incredible uplifts for apartments.


Come and see us on stand N2253 - it would be a pleasure to meet you!

November 2012

Government Cashback for all Green Deal Listed Measures!

The Green Deal Cashback Scheme is a first-come, first-served offer where householders can claim cashback from Government on energy saving improvements like insulation, front doors, windows and boilers. Packages could be worth over £1000 - the more you do, the more you get. It is available from 28 January 2013 for households in England and Wales.


The Cashback will only be available to householders who get a Green Deal  assessment, have work arranged through a Green Deal Provider (this could be directly with a national brand or through a local tradesperson linked with a Provider) and make a contribution to costs. 


The Government Cashback is a limited offer while funds last. Green Deal Participants can encourage their customers to get Green Deal assessments early so, when the scheme opens, customers are ready to apply and get approval, for their Cashback voucher before improvement work begins.


As you will see from the link below to DECC, WWHRS attracts a £60 cashback offer. This could provide up to 40% of the cost of one of our systems!

September 2012

NHBC Foundation report excels the virtues of WWHRS

The NHBC Foundation commissioned BRE to research the potential role that energy efficient fixed appliances and building control systems might play within the context of the UK Government’s proposed zero carbon home. You will see in the report that WWHRS is not only thought of as one of the best current technologies available for improving the energy efficiency of the home, they feel there is a high chance that WWHRS will be a mandatory fixture in all new build houses by 2016.

NHBC Foundation Report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.0 MB]

Click here to see the details on the NHBC Foundation website

August 2012

Certified High Quality Manufacturing...

At Recoup, we understand that a product must be as reliable in the field as it is in the test house.


To ensure this is the case, our systems are manufactured to ISO 9001 standard; which means the product leaves our factory the same; every time.


Some system designs find it difficult to acheive this consistency, but due to our design, choice of materials and manufacturing processes, you can be sure of a system that once installed, performs as well as the tested units.

July 2012

WWHRS is a listed Green Deal Measure!

As the launch of the Green Deal draws closer, the final details start to drop into place. With more and more assessors, installers & providers signing up each day, it looks like the industry as a whole has taken to the Green Deal with gusto!


All the measures have been confirmed and we're delighted to say the WWHRS attached to showers is one of them. Everybody agrees that with our amazing prices, unbelievable efficiencies and therefore fantastic pay back periods, our systems will be a must have for any Green Deal plan. As WWHRS attached to showers will be a 'Golden Rule' dead cert, they could also be used to create the extra leverage needed to include other, more expensive measures within Green Deal Plans.


As we have all our systems SAP 2009 listed, as well as all the install variations, we provide full flexibilty for every application.

June 2012

Recoup gain full SAP listing... with 3 install variations!

All of our products are now listed on the SAP PCDB. Not only are the products listed, but all 3 of our install variations are recognised too, meaning complete flexibility when using the Recoup Series of WWHRS.


With our incredible trade project prices combined with our fantastic efficiencies, we strongly recommend you taking the time to model our systems. We are sure you will be amazed at the SAP points you can gain for so little cap-ex.


Waste Water Heat Recovery is fast becoming the must have addition to commercial and residential builds due to it's benefits, low cost, limited maintenance requirements and no habitual living changes.


Model our systems now and be amazed at the points gained for the cost!

May 2012

SAP Listing Confirmed!

We are delighted to announce that we have received confirmation from BRE that all our current portfolio of WWHRS will be uploaded on to the SAP PCDB at the end of May 2012.


This is great news for for house builders, developers, housing associations, councils or any organisation seeking to achieve high SAP points for minimal investment.


For further details click here or contact us

April 2012

SAP recognition is just around the corner!

Following us working closely with BRE, and not to mention plenty of dedication, we are delighted to say we are very close to gaining recognition through SAP, the assessment procedure used for the energy rating of dwellings.


We have processed all our products through SAP, including all 3 installation methods, so Recoup Energy Solutions should be the only choice for your WWHRS.


In addition, we will stay true to our ethos of offering all of our accredited products for the best prices available!

April 2012

New models make headway...

Recoup are totally committed to WWHRS and the development of the technology, and as a result have other products already in the pipeline. With our partners, we have just tested some new Shower Heat Recovery prototypes and are really pleased with the results.


Watch this space for more details in the coming weeks!

April 2012

Great Introductory Offers!!

We're offering great discounts to celebrate our launch!

Click here to see our amazing prices!


April 2012

New Recoup Website Goes Live!!

Great news: we've now got a new website! Check it out for the latest information and news about us and our products!


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