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Guy Pulham, UKIFDA chief executive

Trade association encourages homeowners to start transition to biofuels

Trade association UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA), has launched a campaign advising 2.18m households who use oil across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, on a transition plan to decarbonise the heating in their homes through ... 
 22 Jun 2020
Melville Gumbs, national president of CIPHE

National president elected at virtual AGM

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) marked a first, as Melville Gumbs was elected as national president at the first ever online annual general meeting (AGM).... 
 22 Jun 2020

HWA launches new heat pump technical standard

The Hot Water Association (HWA) has published a new technical standard which outlines requirements, test methods, and labelling for hot water storage vessels designed primarily for indirect water heating using heat pumps.... 
 18 Jun 2020

Rogue trainers on the rise

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is warning that COVID-19 has caused an economic climate ripe for rogue trainers and rogue training courses... 
 17 Jun 2020
Representative of Unico Systems, Richard Soper

Renewed interested in IAQ after COVID-19

A leading HVAC industry figure is predicting a renewed interest in indoor air quality amongst homeowners, residents and developers.... 
 16 Jun 2020
Hetas non-executive director Kaye Welfare and head of operations Erica Burlace

New appointments bring fresh perspective at HETAS

Not-for-profit fuel safety organisation HETAS has made two senior appointments to further strengthen its work for the solid fuel industry and consumers alike.... 
 9 Jun 2020

Decarbonising home heating post-COVID 19 must be fair

As the UK begins to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis, government must not waste the opportunity to ensure future heat policy is greener and fairer, says OFTEC.... 
 8 Jun 2020

New initiative bolsters installation safety

UK boiler manufacturer, Worcester Bosch, has launched a new initiative to support installers and homeowners for work undertaken in the home.... 
 2 Jun 2020

Installer playlist charity challenge

With many installers beginning to return to work, Baxi and MENTalk have launched a charity playlist challenge to raise money for The OLLIE Foundation and help motivate tradespeople as they get back to working life.... 
 27 May 2020

Support NHS charities and win a boiler

To raise funds for NHS Charities Together, boiler manufacturer Worcester Bosch has launched a raffle, giving away two limited edition versions of the brand’s most popular boiler – the Greenstar i.... 
 26 May 2020
Sales director at IRSAP Andy Phillips

IRSAP director features in leaders council podcast

Andy Phillips, sales director at IRSAP – the manufacturer of designer radiators – appeared in a recent episode of The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s podcast, where he discussed his views on leadership, alongside other ... 
 19 May 2020

UK and Irish homes are coolest in Europe

A new study has found that UK & Irish homes have the coolest indoor summer temperatures in Europe.... 
 19 May 2020
Keith Robert Walklate with the Master of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers (WCP), Dr Peter Rumley, Andrew John Mensley and James GS Hendry

Three new Master Plumbers

Three more members of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) have become Master Plumber Certificate holders this year.... 
 14 May 2020
EUA chief executive, Mike Foster

Boiler Scrappage Scheme can stimulate the local economy – EUA

Following the Bank of England’s latest forecast, that Covid19 will result in a 14 per cent fall in national income this year, the chief executive of the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has written to the Chancellor giving details of how a ... 
 12 May 2020
Kevin Wellman, chief executive of CIPHE

Key worker status recognised

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen both the Government’s and the public’s interpretation of what makes a key worker redefined to include construction and plumbing industry workers and this has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and ... 
 1 May 2020

Double award for Alfie

An innovative new wall mounting device for bar shower valves and other brassware is not only proving a commercial success with plumbers and consumers, but has also scooped two awards at a prestigious industry event in London.... 
 28 Apr 2020

Corona lockdown: British households use 15% more heating at home

A new study has found that Brits used 15% more heating last month than they did in March 2019. With an average outdoor temperature difference of just 1°C, the weather played an insignificant role. The difference is largely down to the big rise in ... 
 17 Apr 2020
David Holmes, founder at Boiler Guide

Training hub launched for self-isolating heating & plumbing engineers

A new content hub with free training resources for existing and aspiring plumbers and heating engineers has been launched to help those that are currently not working or are self isolating.... 
 15 Apr 2020
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