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News Archive - June 2009

CIPHE unveils home energy-saving paper 30 June 2009
A document to help householders save energy in the home has been produced by the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).

Wolseley group CEO steps down making way for Meakins 30 June 2009
Chip Hornsby has stepped down as Wolseley Plc's group chief executive with immediate effect.

HETAS creates top technical and standards job 29 June 2009
Technical and standards manager is the newly-created job at HETAS filled by Robert Burke, a former president of the British Flue and Chimney Manufacturers Association (BFCMA).

Construction charity needs your vote! 26 June 2009
Construction workers are being urged to vote for the Construction Youth Trust which has been shortlisted for the National Lottery Awards in the Best Education Project category.

BSI offers subscription product on EuPs 26 June 2009
BSI has just published a new subscription product which will help manufacturers comply with the European Directive on energy using products (EuPs).

World War I hero gets honorary CIPHE fellowship 26 June 2009
Harry Patch, the last survivor of World War I, has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the Charted Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) as a surprise 111th birthday present.

London HEVAR 2009 heat pump talks 24 June 2009
Details of the popular heat pump talks at London HEVAR 2009 have been released.

Construction site deaths fall to record low 24 June 2009
Construction fatalities have hit a record low, according to new figures released today by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Industry gets Part L & F consultation call 19 June 2009
Newly-released Building Regulations consultations propose changes to Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Power) and Part F (Means of Ventilation), scheduled to come into force in 2010.

Rising stars shine at NAPIT Skills 2009 19 June 2009
The NAPIT Skills competition was held at Bury College with student winners of 2008's competition taking part in a practical two day contest with students from other colleges to test their wiring and testing skills.

Report slams government over missed targets 19 June 2009
Newly-named OBE Michael Ankers, the chief executive of the Construction Products Association, has slammed the government for its failure to hit targets that could help the construction industry and the country out of recession.

Queen honours plumbing veteran with MBE 18 June 2009
A former president of the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has been made an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list.

Managed Support Services sues former accountants 17 June 2009
Managed Support Services is taking legal action against the group's former advisor.

Poo power set to heat UK homes 16 June 2009
Methane gas from human waste is set to heat thousands of UK homes, now that a trial in Manchester has secured Defra funding.

Skerritt wins £3.8m school contract 15 June 2009
Nottingham-based building services contractor Skerritt has won a contract worth £3.8 million to carry out M&E services at one of the city's secondary schools.

ENER-G supplies Robur heat pumps in the UK 15 June 2009
Greater Manchester-based firm ENER-G has linked up with Italian manufacturer Robur to supply gas absorption heat pump (GAHP) solutions to UK consumers.

Green grant's a lifeline for industry and public sector 15 June 2009
Schools, hospitals, council offices and even police stations are being offered an energy grant to buy renewable energy products made by Stiebel Eltron and others from the industry.

Wife hospitalised but husband killed later by fumes from cleaned flue 12 June 2009
A man has died of carbon monoxide poisoning after the central heating flue in his home became blocked, the day after it was cleaned out.

Baxi in merger talks with De Dietrich Remeha 12 June 2009
Boiler manufacturer Baxi is discussing a merger deal with Dutch heating group De Dietrich Remeha.

Shivers is new MD at Powerminster Gleeson Services 11 June 2009
Keith Shivers has been appointed managing director of Sheffield's facilities management firm Powerminster Gleeson Services

REFCOM becomes F Gas company certification body 11 June 2009
REFCOM has finally signed an agreement with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) confirming its appointment as a mandatory F gas company certification body, but firms have less than a month to get a certificate in time to meet the July 4 deadline.

BSRIA discusses Part L changes at London HEVAR 10 June 2009
Proposed changes for 2010 to Part L of the Building Regulations is to be the subject of a seminar presented by BSRIA at London HEVAR 2009.

More than 121,000 engineers register with Gas Safe 09 June 2009
Gas Safe Register has beat its first year registrations target in just two months, by registering more than 56,500 businesses and 121,000 engineers onto its gas scheme.

Rok brings in contracts worth £440m since new year 09 June 2009
Repair and maintenance specialist Rok Plc has won eight major framework agreements worth £90m over four years but its success is just the latest wave of good news for the group which has won £440m in contracts since the new year.

Boiler-nappers' £67,000 heist brings police in hot pursuit 08 June 2009
A gang of thieves who pinched 43 boilers and copper tubing worth around £67,000 from a Plumb Center, have left police appealing to the HVAC industry to help solve the case.

Speedy's jailhouse class rocks with inmates 08 June 2009
Tool hire firm Speedy Hire has been training prisoners to repair tools for the last two years and its success has resulted in three more UK prisons signing up for its classes.

You're hired! Henderson Green tells new MD 08 June 2009
Building services consultancy firm Henderson Green has promoted one of its founders to take on the job of managing director.

Samsung picks HRP for ac wholesale boost 05 June 2009
Samsung has stepped up its drive to capture more of the UK air conditioning market by appointing nationwide wholesaler HRP as a distributor.

EMCOR treasures historic deal with Natural History Museum 03 June 2009
EMCOR Group (UK) has been responsible for m&e work at the Natural History Museum since 2001 and its contract has been extended in recognition of the solid infrastructure it gives the museum to help preserve and display 70 million specimens.

HSE unveils 10-point strategy to tackle death and injury at work 03 June 2009
More then 136,000 people were seriously injured and 229 people lost their lives at work in 2008 and the Health and Safety Executive today unveiled a new strategy to improve the British workplace's health and safety record.

First-time exhibitors sign up for London HEVAR 02 June 2009
With the show just four months away, London HEVAR is welcoming a number of first time exhibitors to the 2009 HVAC exhibition.

BSS group welcomes 4% revenue rise 01 June 2009
Specialist trades distributor the BSS Group has seen revenue up by 4% according to the company's preliminary results for the year ended March 31, 2009.

Swiftclean appoints first HR director 01 June 2009
Mark Leadbetter has been appointed to the board of Swiftclean UK as the company's first human resources director.