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Save on costs and carbon this coming winter

With the energy price cap predicted to increase again in October at the same time most UK households turn on their central heating, now is the time to find ways to save money on home heating bills and reduce reliance on the national supply grids for ... 
 20 Jul 2022
Dave Evans, chief executive of Highbourne Group

City Plumbing in new deal with British Gas

City Plumbing, part of the newly formed Highbourne Group, has announced a continuation of its relationship with the energy and home services provider British Gas... 
 1 Feb 2022
 William Hanson a leading etiquette expert

How young installers can make the perfect first impression

Worcester Bosch has joined forces with etiquette expert, William Hanson, to help educate young installers on how to make the perfect first impression when entering customers’ homes, as part of the ongoing Future Talent Initiative (FTI).... 
 1 Feb 2022

Wolseley UK is recognised as a Top Employer in 2022

The 2022 Top Employers have been announced and Wolseley UK has been recognised.... 
 25 Jan 2022
Ryan Harmer, director of Hassle Free Boilers

Vendigo in proposed acquisition of Hassle Free Boilers

Vendigo Finance has exchanged contracts on a proposed acquisition by Hassle Free Boilers in a deal that brings together two of the fastest growing names in home improvement services and trade finance.... 
 18 Jan 2022

Boiler manufacturer launches instant video calling platform

Worcester Bosch has launched Virtual Tech, its new video calling platform which enables installers to virtually speak to the company’s technical support team in real time.... 
 17 Jan 2022
Lord Callanan, Energy & Climate Change Minister, took time out during the Cities, Regions, and Built Environment Day at COP26 to visit Kensa’s Green Zone stand and experience Green Street

Strict CO2 emission cuts in revised Building Regulations welcomed

New commitments to reduce CO2 emissions from homes by up to 30 per cent over current standards has been welcomed by the ground source heat pump supplier and UK-based manufacturer, Kensa Heat Pumps.... 
 7 Jan 2022

Wolseley investment helps ensure plumbers stay winter ready

Wolseley UK has made a significant incremental multi-million-pound investment in boilers and parts.... 
 8 Dec 2021

“Forgetting to call the plumber puts Net Zero at risk” – think-tank

Plumbers have been overlooked in the Government’s plans to end the use of gas boilers in British homes, putting the whole Net Zero agenda in jeopardy, a think-tank warns.... 
 19 Nov 2021

Ventilation improvements are essential in combating mould

As the nation enters a crucial winter period, trade association BEAMA has issued clear ventilation guidance to tackle mould. The body hopes the new advice will help boost much-needed public understanding surrounding the impacts of condensation and ... 
 19 Nov 2021

Higher gas prices increase payback of heat network metering

Record high gas prices have multiplied the payback of installing individual smart metering systems in homes connected to heat networks, according to Switch2 Energy.... 
 19 Nov 2021

HETAS welcomes Environmental Act air quality targets

HETAS has welcomed the passing of the Environment Act into law which it hopes will drive up standards in air quality.... 
 16 Nov 2021
Paul Rose, chief executive of OFTEC and Ken Cronin, chief executive of UKIFDA

Trade bodies welcome Biomass Policy Statement

Trade Associations UKIFDA, for fuel distributors, and OFTEC, for equipment manufacturers and training providers, have welcomed the publication of the Biomass Policy Statement (BPS) which reaffirms the role of renewable liquid fuels in decarbonising ... 
 8 Nov 2021

SIA urges correct reporting of Bonfire Night emissions

As this year’s Bonfire Night celebrations took place up and down the country, a spike in particulate matter emissions was expected prompting The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) to call for these emissions to be properly recorded and reported, rather ... 
 8 Nov 2021
 Isaac Occhipinti, director of external affairs, HWA

Government urged step up efforts to decarbonise heating

Trade body the Hot Water Association (HWA) has launched a report ‘No Place Like Home’ that highlights huge gaps in government policy which could result in the UK falling short of Net Zero, or making it harder to reach.... 
 1 Nov 2021

Wolseley makes spares available within the hour

Specialist heating and plumbing merchant, Wolseley Plumb & Parts has now made thousands of the industry’s most used heating spares available within 60 minutes.... 
 26 Oct 2021
Mark Krull from LCL Awards

Don't panic about the future of gas

Following the announcement of a new £450 million Boiler Upgrade Scheme which will see 90,000 old boilers replaced with heat pumps, Mark Krull from LCL Awards has called for calm among gas installers.... 
 20 Oct 2021

BEAMA report addresses energy efficiency in homes

BEAMA has published a milestone report and series of white papers outlining the urgent action needed to address energy efficiency in UK Homes as a first step toward Net Zero by 2050.... 
 18 Oct 2021
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