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News Archive - December 2009

Vaillant staff get £1,250 christmas gift 22 December 2009
Boiler manufacturer Vaillant has given every one of its workers a Christmas bonus of £1,250 for helping achieve a record-breaking year.

More business with snow business for heating engineers 22 December 2009
Trade-only plumbing and heating supplier Plumbfix is coping with an increased demand for copper, gas boilers and other heating components as the UK is blasted by snow, ice and freezing temperatures.

100th heat pump fitted, 100 more forecast 22 December 2009
A County Durham-based firm has installed its 100th heat pump and forecasts fitting 100 more in 2010.

New year honours King 22 December 2009
ANNE King, membership and marketing director of BSRIA (Building Services Research & Information Association) has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list.

Wolseley awarded public sector deal 22 December 2009
Wolseley has been awarded a framework agreement for 'Building Materials & Associated Managed Services' by the procurement partner for UK public services.

Hoval's biomass factories produce EEF Award 16 December 2009
Hoval's 'innovative manufacturing' of biomass boilers has been honoured in the 2009 EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

New year pledges green resolutions at HEVAR 16 December 2009
The new year promises renewable resolutions at HVAC show Manchester HEVAR 2010, which features speakers from industry bodies and seminars from event exhibitors.

Sontay md role placed in Palmer's hands 15 December 2009
HVAC controls specialist Sontay has appointed Trevor Palmer as managing director.

Mikrofill's a winner 14 December 2009
Mikrofill is celebrating after winning a top accolade at the Midlands Business Awards 2009

Boiler scrappage Xmas gift for campaigners 10 December 2009
Heat pump and boiler manufacturers got a boost from chancellor Alistair Darling's news of a boiler scrappage scheme offering households £400 to upgrade a G-rated boiler with a more efficient "boiler or renewable heat unit".

Prototype Keston boiler stolen before launch 10 December 2009
Thieves have stolen the one and only prototype of a new boiler to be launched by Keston Boilers next year.

Viessmann to replace UK boiler O-rings – but it takes a year 09 December 2009
Viessmann is asking engineers to correct a potential problem concerning UK boilers found to pose a possible safety risk but it is more than a year after similiar actions were taken to correct the problem in Germany, China, the US and Canada.

NG Bailey wins £5.2m college deal 08 December 2009
Building services provider NG Bailey has been awarded a £5.2m contract by Solihull College to provide mechanical and electrical services to its Blossomfield campus development.

Boiler scrappage expected in Darling's PBR 07 December 2009
Chancellor Alistair Darling is expected to announce a new boiler scrappage scheme for Britain this week.

Jim the Joiner pays price for illegal gas work 03 December 2009
A joiner found illegally working with gas boilers while unregistered was ordered to pay more than £1,000 compensation to a customer.

SFL reaps award and 24% rise in sales 03 December 2009
SFL pre-fabricates chimneys and flues in Barnstaple and has been praised by judges of the EEF awards for its "Innovative Working Practices" which led to a 24% rise in sales.

Sainsbury's sells solar panels and other heating goods 02 December 2009
This week Sainsbury's became the only supermarket to sell solar panels, insulation, heat pumps and other renewable energy products in its stores.

Soler & Palau acquires ventilation group 02 December 2009
Ipswich-based Soler & Palau Ventilation group has bought Kruger Asia Holdings, a Pan-Pacific based leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial ventilation products.

Mandelson pledges £4.5m to double apprenticeships 02 December 2009
Some £4.5m in funding has been ring-fenced by the government specifically for apprenticeships and trainees in the engineering construction sector.

Loss-hit MSS buys a slice of building services pie 01 December 2009
Managed Support Services, formerly Worthington Nicholls, has made its first major building services acquisition by buying Redhill m&e firm Status Building Services.