Gearing Up for Growth


The Fairburn Heating Solutions team has been boosted by three new arrivals in the last 12 months, in addition to on-going development of the existing team members.

Finlay Robinson-McCrae joined Fairburn in April 2023, as a Process Gas Trainee.  Finn works mainly with Sean, supporting our clients in the North West of England.  He has just started his college apprenticeship which involves around 30 weeks of block release studies over the next 2 years.

Harrison Barrowclift is also a Process Gas Trainee, who joined the team in October 2023.  He generally works with Sam, and his hard-working attitude has already earned compliments from clients and other team members.

Amy Cooper is our newest recruit, joining us in December 2023 as Office Administrator working with Niki.

We’re also delighted that Sam Harris qualified as a Process Gas technician in January 2024, and Jay Bovill is now qualified as a Gas Engineer, and is working towards his Commercial Gas Engineer training.

If you would like to be the next new member of the Fairburn team, please see our careers page for the latest vacancies.

Definitely not “just another brick in the wall”!


Earlier this year, the Fairburn Heating Solutions team completed one of the biggest contracts the company has undertaken, installing the main gas pipework on a new brick Kiln made by Kellar at the Ibstock Atlas site near Walsall.  In addition, the job involved the installation of compressed air pipework for the air actuator dampers and the cooling air for the sight glass viewing ports.

The kiln is rated at 20 Megawatts, from a total of 650 gas burners, supplied by an 8-inch gas pipeline.  It is part of a £45M clay brick manufacturing facility which can produce up to 80 million bricks per annum.  Construction of the site began in 2020 and the site has been visited by Andy Street, the West Midlands Mayor and was opened by the Mayor of Walsall.

The new facility will have an industry leading manufacturing cost and sustainability profile.

Reflecting on the project, Craig Carr, Managing Director of Fairburn Heating Solutions said “This was a great project for Fairburn Heating Solutions Ltd; as with most sizable jobs they are never without challenges along the way, however as always, the team have pulled together magnificently to deliver our work to Keller Kilns GmbH & Ibstock Bricks’ satisfaction.

Great work team Fairburn!”

To discuss your process heating installation [link] projects, no matter how big or small, call us today on 01886 358 025, send an email to [email protected] or use the contact form on our website.

East, West, Fairburn’s Best!


The Fairburn Heating Solutions engineers have been racking up the miles recently, visiting clients in all parts of the British Isles.

Craig, Harrison & Sean travelled to Wastecare in Sandwich Kent, adding a high velocity burner to the end of the medical incinerator to improve performance & reduce downtime caused by product sticking to the incinerator internals This was a project designed by Kempston Controls Thermal Solutions division. The project was handed over by James Brown representing us.

The incinerator now has capacity to run at temperatures over 1200°C.

Craig, Dan, Sam, Jay and Harrison all headed to the Isle of Skye to install 14 gas meters for Mowi which will support their energy efficiency drive and carry out their annual dryer service and also to upgrade flame sensing on dryer 2 to self-checking UVs on three of the burners

Sean, Dan, Fin, Harrison then returned to MOWI to install 5 x Ratiomatic burners supplied by Kempston Controls to dryer 1 to allow the customer to run at much lower temperatures to suit the new product requirements.

Sean was in Ireland at the Eviosys canning plant in Athy, County Kildare to install a new modulating gas valve to an existing canning line that failed.

So wherever you are in the UK or Europe, if you would like to talk about your process gas heating design, installation or maintenance, call us today on 01886 358 025, send an email to [email protected] or use the contact form on our website.