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Building regs win for Changing Places

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has welcomed changes to the Building Regulations which will see Changing Places toilets for severely disabled people become compulsory in new public buildings in England from next ... 
 30 Jul 2020

Worcester Bosch donates £30,000 to Alzheimer's Society

UK boiler manufacturer Worcester Bosch has been raising money for its charity partner, Alzheimer’s Society, in order to help the charity tackle dementia and has handed over its first donation of £30,000.... 
 28 Jul 2020

Ideal celebrates West Brom promotion to Premier League

Ideal Boilers, principal partner of West Bromwich Albion FC, is celebrating the club’s promotion to the Premier League with a social media campaign designed to engage homeowners and boost brand loyalty.... 
 28 Jul 2020
OFTEC chief executive Paul Rose

HVO proposed as 'drop-in' replacement

Data from an ongoing European project testing various renewable liquid fuel options across 100 sites, shows that Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) – a sustainable, fossil free fuel derived from waste – can provide a drop-in replacement for kerosene ... 
 28 Jul 2020
Chris Goss, Vaillant and Tim Carey, Wilmott Dixon

Vaillant secures Willmott Dixon specification

Vaillant UK has signed an agreement with Willmott Dixon Construction, the construction and interior fit-out specialist that works across all sectors of the construction market, including education, health, leisure, residential, hotels, law, and ... 
 27 Jul 2020

LPG industry grows despite challenges

An industry census by trade association Liquid Gas UK, has shown that the LPG industry is expected to grow despite concerns over Brexit and COVID-19... 
 22 Jul 2020
UKIFDA chief executive Guy Pulham

Don't leave out biofuels – UKIFDA

The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) is disappointed the government's Low Carbon Heat consultation fails to mention to biofuels.... 
 22 Jul 2020

Viessmann launches ‘The Nation's Warmest Appreciation’ competition

Heating systems manufacturer, Viessmann, has launched the #NationsWarmestAppreciation competition, to help children highlight people’s good deeds during the first half of 2020.... 
 21 Jul 2020
Rachel Davidson, director of certification at BESA

BESA backs campaign to boost recovery

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is backing new guidance, issued to homeowners for when they have tradespeople carry out work in and around their homes.... 
 20 Jul 2020

Mira assembled critical care ventilators during UK's virus peak

UK shower manufacturer, Mira Showers, has revealed how, in the worst months of the coronavirus outbreak, it refocused some of its resources and expertise to support the NHS in the manufacture and assembly of critical care ventilators.... 
 16 Jul 2020

Call to focus on energy efficiency of existing housing stock

Government must launch a national home retrofit programme this year if it wants to come even close to achieving net zero by 2050, according to energy efficiency specialist Elmhurst Energy.... 
 15 Jul 2020
John Bradley, managing director of Homevent, a division of Elta Fans

Complement thermal improvements with adequate ventilation

Following Chancellor Rishi Sunak's announcement of an energy saving home improvement scheme, Elta Fans has urged home owners not to forget about ventilation.... 
 9 Jul 2020
New UKIDA president Janet Kettlewell

UKIFDA appoints new president

Kettlewell Fuels director Janet Kettlewell was inaugurated as the 33rd president of the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) during the trade association's first virtual AGM.... 
 9 Jul 2020

Worcester Bosch raises funds for NHS

Boiler manufacturer Worcester Bosch has donated £8,192.76 to NHS Charities Together, after a recent raffle for two limited-edition rainbow-coloured boilers was held.... 
 7 Jul 2020
The Manufacturers

Radiator trade body launches consumer campaign to stamp out poor quality

The Manufacturers' Association of Radiators and Convectors (MARC) has launched a ‘You are what you Heat’ campaign calling for quality, CE marked radiators in heating systems and homes.... 
 2 Jul 2020

Wolseley reopens trade counters

Specialist heating and plumbing merchant Wolseley has fully reopen all of its UK trade counters.... 
 1 Jul 2020
Oftec chief executive Paul Rose

Oftec recommends renewable liquid fuels for oil heated homes

Oftec chief executive Paul Rose is advocating renewable liquid fuels as a viable low carbon solution for many homes that currently use oil heating.... 
 30 Jun 2020

Callouts for boiler repairs up during lockdown

Calls for boiler repairs across the UK were up by over a quarter during the strictest period of the national coronavirus lockdown, according to new enquiry data.... 
 30 Jun 2020
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