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Guy Pulham, UKIFDA chief executive.

Heating oil users aged 75+ should sign up to Cold Weather Priority scheme

The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) is urging everyone aged 75 and over, who use heating oil to heat their homes, to sign up to the Cold Weather Priority scheme, an initiative designed to help prevent excess winter deaths.... 
 23 Oct 2019

The Worshipful bursary is back

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers is opening applications for its tools and equipment Bursary scheme for student plumbers.... 
 17 Oct 2019

Chimney sweep approval with HETAS

HETAS has opened an additional direct route for applicants to register for its Approved Chimney Sweep Scheme.... 
 10 Oct 2019
Mark Douglas, co-founder of BEE1, introduces pupils from Ysgol Hendrefelin to their new beehive.

BEE1 initiative benefits local primary schools and environment

Viessmann and South Wales-based installer Plumbwise have teamed up with environmental enterprise BEE1 to offer all 54 primary schools in the Neath Port Talbot area a free beehive and educational package based around bees.... 
 7 Oct 2019
Viessmann’s Vitodens domestic boiler range awarded Which? Best Buy status third year in a row.

Viessmann celebrates Which? Best Buy status

Viessmann’s Vitodens domestic boiler range has been awarded Which? Best Buy status for the third year running. Viessmann is described as a “very smart choice” by the respected UK consumer organisation in its annual survey.... 
 25 Sep 2019

Worcester Bosch named Which? Best Buy Boiler Brand in the UK

Worcester Bosch is the first boiler brand to have been awarded the Which? Best Buy endorsement ten times since 2009, enhancing its reputation for reliability and satisfaction following feedback from both homeowners and engineers once again.... 
 25 Sep 2019

Survey reveals that UK fails boilers every day

The UK’s lack of knowledge on heating systems highlights dangers ahead of upcoming winter months. 
 19 Sep 2019

Gas safety confusion causes vulnerability

Confusion amongst carers about the signs of unsafe gas appliances could be putting vulnerable people at risk. This is according to research released by Gas Safe Register. The findings are particularly worrying as new data from the Register reveals ... 
 19 Sep 2019
A typical off-grid housing development.

Calor highlights best practice for siting LPG tanks

During Gas Safety Week (September 16-22), Calor is offering advice to developers, planners and architects on designing a suitable and safe area for storing communal underground Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanks on new build housing developments.... 
 19 Sep 2019

BEAMA launches water softener guides

BEAMA, the industry association for heating and ventilation, is launching an initiative to support installers working in hard water areas by encouraging them to be a customer’s hero through installing water softeners into their homes.... 
 11 Sep 2019
Rinnai managing director, Tony Gitting

Rinnai launches Trust Partnership with installer network

Rinnai has announced the launch of the Trust Partnership with the formation of an installer network specifically for its domestic product range, the Zen & Zen Plus.... 
 11 Sep 2019

Primaflow opens new operations hub

Primaflow F&P has opened a new 100,000 square foot distribution centre in Birmingham. Replacing the wholesaler’s previous 40,000 square foot facility, the new hub is equipped with the latest technology, streamlining the ordering and delivery ... 
 5 Sep 2019
Anna James, environment & quality advisor at Plumbase

Plumbase launches sustainability initiative

Recognising the need to protect the environment for ethical and financial purposes, national plumbers’ merchant, Plumbase, has launched a company-wide sustainability initiative.... 
 4 Sep 2019

Scott Brothers are UK supplier for Honeywell dehumidifier

Scott Brothers is now the exclusive stockists of the Honeywell TP-Compact 12 litre portable dehumidifier.... 
 28 Aug 2019
Paul Bend is Stelrad

Stelrad appoints new manufacturing director

Radiator manufacturer, Stelrad Radiators has welcomed its new manufacturing director Paul Bend to the company.... 
 21 Aug 2019
Plumbase is inviting heating and plumbing professionals to some of the country’s most iconic sports stadiums.

Plumbase hits the road with Super8

Plumbase is kicking off the second half of its Super8 events in September, inviting heating and plumbing professionals to some of the country’s most iconic sports stadiums. Attendees will hear about the latest in supplier innovation, while also ... 
 2 Aug 2019

LFB attend central heating related fire weekly

An estimated 336,000 households in London are at risk from potentially dangerous boilers, as London Fire Brigade attends a central heating related fire almost every week.... 
 25 Jul 2019

OpenTherm launches awareness campaign in UK

The idea for a single, common standard for communication in the domestic heating sector between heating controls and central heating appliances has been mooted for many years and indeed has been growing in popularity across Europe, but has only ... 
 25 Jul 2019
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