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News Archive - June 2010

Marley Plumbing strengthens managment team 30 June 2010
Marley Plumbing and Drainage has refocused its commercial operation with a strengthened management team, following a six month strategic review.

Birchall brings extra care to elderly Parkwood residents 30 June 2010
Leading Midland-based building services provider Birchall has been behind the successful launch of Britain’s greenest and most advanced extra care scheme.

National shortage of PV inverters hits home 30 June 2010
British customers have been left with solar photovoltaic systems that don't work because UK installers are suffering the impact of a national shortage of inverters suitable for PV systems.

Smith's Environmental launches heat pump and emitter package 29 June 2010
Smith's Environmental has launched an air source heat pump and heat emitters central heating package.

SBAS logo lights boiler makers' fire 28 June 2010
Wood-based fuel suppliers can now be certified as part of the Solid Biomass Assurance Scheme (SBAS) launched by HETAS.

Graduate joins Self Energy in Knowledge Transfer Partnership 28 June 2010
Energy management company Self Energy UK has appointed Daniel Matson as Sustainable Energy Performance Systems Developer under a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) agreement with the London South Bank University (LSBU). 

ENER-G plans Eastern European CHP growth 25 June 2010
Manchester-based firm ENER-G is expanding its CHP operations in Eastern Europe by partnering with Latvian m&e firm Vega 1.

Baxi's Osborne sees upside to LCBP closure 24 June 2010
The termination of the government-funded Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP) "clears the way for a broader, more financially sustainable approach in encouraging the installation of low and zero carbon (LZC) heating technologies in our home", says the Baxi group's Simon Osborne.

Colleges to bid for slice of £50m funding pie 23 June 2010
Colleges can bid for a slice of £50 million for facilities, now that the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has released details of a new scheme.

Budget's green deal promises insulation jobs 23 June 2010
Tens of thousand of jobs are to be created in the insulation market promises the government's green deal announced in Chancellor George Osborne's budget.

UK's poor insulation checks heat up 22 June 2010
Heat seeking vehicles have been driven through the streets Reigate & Banstead in a bid to find homes with poor insulation and its residents are the latest to get advice from Mark Group on how best to tackle the issue.

TROX UK gets new product development team 22 June 2010
TROX has restructured internally, forming a new product management team for the UK.

Pre-2010 BSF spending decisions face the axe 17 June 2010
The chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander has announced the projects being suspended or cancelled as part of a review of 2010 spending decisions, but a new review into the Building Schools For Future (BSF) programme could reverse decisions made before 2010.

Serial cowboy pays £53,711 for dangerous gas work 16 June 2010
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted Chris Bradshaw, trading as Chris Bradshaw Heating and Plumbing, for repeatedly committing safety breaches involving dangerous and illegal gas work.

DECC minister visits insulation academy 16 June 2010
Greg Barker MP, minister of state for Climate Change visited has insulation specialist Mark Group in Leicester to meet the 1,000th trainee to graduate from its academy since it opened in 2008.

British Standard for collaborative working needs your views 16 June 2010
National standards body, the British Standards Institute is seeking industry views to help shape a new British Standard (BS 11000) for collaborative business relationships.

BAXI MD joins CIBSE board 16 June 2010
Paul Hardy, the managing director of Baxi Commercial division, has been elected to the board of CIBSE.

Henderson Green helps complete hospital annex 15 June 2010
The three-storey phase of a major new building at Southampton General Hospital featuring designs by building services consultancy Henderson Green has just been completed.

Zero carbon targets are unrealistic, warns survey 15 June 2010
A survey of the UK development industry, shows that 75% of the industry - which accounts for nearly half of all UK carbon emissions - does not believe the government's zero carbon targets for the sector are realistic.

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ADCAS tells ductwork firms to stand up to steel bullies 14 June 2010
"Companies tendering for ductwork contracts are being bullied into cutting their prices to the bone and beyond" said Malcolm Moss, president of the Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services (ADCAS).

Plumb trade honours from the Middle Ages 11 June 2010
A group of plumbers and electricians have been honoured by City of London livery companies that have represented tradesmen in England since the Middle Ages.

Morrell backs CPA's energy efficient refurb guide 10 June 2010
Chief construction advisor Paul Morrell backed the launch a new refurbishment guide published by the Construction Products Association, which offers small builders advice on increasing the energy efficiency of existing housing stock.

Get your entries in for HVR Awards 2010 10 June 2010
Apply for your entry form now to get the chance to compete in London's HVR Awards 2010 this September.

Worcester Bosch UK plans include new factory and HQ 09 June 2010
Bosch Thermotechnology plans to move its Worcester head office and factory to a bigger site in response to expected rising demand in the UK for energy efficient heat technologies.

Baxi-SenerTec UK joins Baxi Commercial 09 June 2010
Baxi-SenerTec UK, the business unit responsible for marketing the Dachs mini-CHP in the UK, is now part of the Baxi Commercial division.

Walter Meier appoints service sales manager 08 June 2010
Paul King has been appointed service sales manager with the service and maintenance division of Walter Meier (Climate UK).

Imtech scores Euro 2012 stadium order 07 June 2010
Imtech has secured an 18 million Euro technology order for Euro 2012 football stadiums.

Workers’ asbestos risk lands firm in dock 07 June 2010
A company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive for failing to protect workers from possible exposure to asbestos.

Armstrong integrates UK operations under new name 07 June 2010
Armstrong has merged its two key UK operations -its off-site construction firm (in Halesowen) and its HVAC equipment arm (in Manchester and Redhill).

Commercial buildings' energy efficiency investment remains strong 04 June 2010
Despite a global recession, investment in energy efficiency has remained strong according to the Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) released by Johnson Controls.

Premier Energy Solutions gets heat pump deal 03 June 2010
Manchester-based heating firm Premier Energy Solutions beat 30 firms to win a three-year contract offering central heating, insulation and heat pumps to Yorkshire Energy Services' clients.

Fastest rise in construction activity since 2007 02 June 2010
The UK construction activity has grown at the fastest pace since September 2007, according to the Markit/CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).

Former boss buys heating firm back for free 02 June 2010
The man who sold Apollo Heating to outsourcing contractor Spice for £10m has bought the business back for free.

BSS gets takeover offer from Travis Perkins 02 June 2010
Plumbing and heating supplier BSS has received a £553 million takeover bid from builders' merchant Travis Perkins.

Screwfix changes hours to British Football Time 01 June 2010
Plumbing equipment supplier Screwfix is changing its hours to fall in line with BFT - British Football Time - opening at 6am on days when the England team is playing key World Cup matches.

New chairman at Institute of Gas Engineers 01 June 2010
The newly-elected chairman of Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers is Ian Dawson, the business development director at independent metering specialist MWA Technology.

EMAP to manage Installer Live 01 June 2010
Emap Connect has announced it has taken over the running of the Installer Live exhibition, the UK's national plumbing and heating exhibition.