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News Archive - August 2012

Essex plumber gets suspended jail sentence for dangerous gas work 30 August 2012
A plumber from Essex has received a 12-month suspended prison sentence and 180 hours of unpaid community service after his firm fitted a dangerous boiler in what was to be a child's bedroom at a house in Clacton-On-Sea.

Daikin acquires Goodman Global for £3.7bn 30 August 2012
Daikin has signed a deal to buy US manufacturer and distributor Goodman Global for $3.7bn.

US performance boosts Walter Meier results 22 August 2012
Climate and manufacturing technology group Walter Meier increased net sales ijn the first half of the year against the same period in the previous year by 9.3 per cent to CHF 346.9 million (£228m).

New sales director for BSS 22 August 2012
BSS Industrial has appointed Chris Hufflett as its new sales and operations director.

Get ready for the 'green rush' with the Renewables Roadshow 22 August 2012
With the Government's flagship investment programme, Green Deal, due this Autumn, the organiser of the Renewables Roadshow argues that if your business doesn't get on board now, you might miss out on the biggest opportunity the construction industry has seen for years.

ACRIB praises new qualifications 22 August 2012
New specialist diplomas in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps from City & Guilds have been welcomed by ACRIB (the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board).

Fläkt Woods and Vision form ventilation partnership 22 August 2012
Fläkt Woods has partnered with Vision Ventilation to provide a range of natural ventilation products. The two companies will work together on the Free Flow range in a bid to enhance Fläkt Woods' position "as the market leader in mechanical ventilation, AHUs and energy related products - supporting the drive for reducing carbon emissions".

Oceanair flows into Crawley 22 August 2012
Fujitsu distributor Oceanair has moved one of its offices and warehouses from Horsham to Crawley and launched a new website.

Biddle warns of threat to climate systems investment 22 August 2012
Biddle Air Systems has warned that regulations surrounding fan motors are becoming ever more stringent, adding cost to the end product, and this could impact on manufacturers, end users and the environment.

Viessmann opens new Midlands warehouse 22 August 2012
Heating systems manufacturer Viessmann claims to have improved customer response times and extended cut off times by opening a new warehouse in the Midlands. Its logistic operation can now process orders up to 4pm for next day delivery.

OFTEC launches new consultancy service 21 August 2012
The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) has launched a consultancy service to provide independent evaluations of oil-fired installations. Developed in response to customer demand, typical clients include householders, landlords and facilities managers in both the public and private sectors.

iPad offer for NIBE heat pump installers 21 August 2012
Heat pump supplier NIBE Energy Systems is offering installers nationwide a new Apple iPad 3 when they place their first air source heat pump order with one of its authorised distributors. The offer, exclusive to GB heat pump installers, is open for entries until 31 December 2012.

National sales manager for Baxi 21 August 2012
Eddie Partridge has been appointed to the recently created position of national sales manager at Baxi Commercial Division. He will provide a point of liaison between the sales force and the sales director that will enhance team communication, with the aim of growing sales across all sectors.

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New online report service launched 21 August 2012
The Heating Engineers & Allied Trades Federation has launched a new online engineer "field report" service at in response to rank and file members.

Actress chooses Ploughcroft solar panels 21 August 2012
Ploughcroft's solar panels have been chosen by the tv actress Linda Lusardi for her North London home.

ADCAS launches new flexible duct guide 21 August 2012
The Association of Ductwork Contractors & Allied Services (ADCAS) has launched a new flexible duct guide. Designed to raise the level of ductwork system installations and building performance, the guide provides information on legislation, standards and guidance.

Remeha Commercial launches trade counter service 21 August 2012
Remeha Commercial, the manufacturer of heating and hot water systems and products, has launched a new trade counter service in a bid to offer greater flexibility to its installers, heating engineers, consultants and specifiers.

Article warns of cyber security risk to intelligent buildings 21 August 2012
Building owners, designers and members of the building services industry may be overlooking the potential risk of malicious attacks on intelligent buildings and smart grids.

Vokes Air Denmark merges with Filtac A/S 21 August 2012
Filtration solutions provider Vokes Air and Filtac A/S have agreed to merge their Danish businesses in order to combine forces in the local market. The combined organisation will create one of the largest players in the Danish market.

Priva strengthens sales team 21 August 2012
Priva Building Intelligence has appointed Gavin Holvey to the newly created role of sales manager - UK & Ireland.

Elta recruits new sales engineers 21 August 2012
Elta Fans' Applied Technology division has strengthened its sales team with two new appointments and an internal promotion.

A-Gas acquires RemTec International 21 August 2012
A-Gas International, has completed the acquisition of US-based RemTec International, a specialist in the controlled halocarbon management and sustainability industry, for an undisclosed sum.

Sime names new director 21 August 2012
Sime, the boiler manufacturer based in Castleford, West Yorkshire, has appointed Mick Magon as director of sales and UK operations.

Hudevad appoints UK sales director 21 August 2012
Hudevad, the innovative architectural heating solutions provider, has appointed Peter Diamant as sales director UK.

BMF highlights Green Deal opportunities for SMEs 02 August 2012
The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is working with the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) to promote a positive message about the business opportunities that the Green Deal can offer to merchants and their trade customers.

OFT publishes report on home insulation market 02 August 2012
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has issued a report on the home insulation market calling for the Government and others to improve consumer protection and encourage more competition and choice in the sector.

Hitachi and Sharp launch solar financing scheme 01 August 2012
Hitachi Capital (UK) and Sharp have agreed a strategic cooperation deal through which Sharp will offer a range of financing options for solar energy systems for private investors and business customers.

BSS Industrial rewards suppliers at annual event 01 August 2012
Geberit and Baxi Group have won top honours at the annual BSS Industrial Supplier Day.