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News Archive - September 2012

Ploughcroft in administration 27 September 2012
Renewable energy installer Ploughcroft Building Services has confirmed that it has gone into administration and all staff have been made redundant.

Ceilite wins recognition at regional awards final 25 September 2012
Ceilite Air Conditioning has been named Small Employer of the Year in the South East regional final of the National Training Awards and National Apprenticeship Awards 2012.

Carroll crests wave 25 September 2012
Ian Carroll has been appointed sales director to head specialist Fujitsu distributor Wave Air Conditioning. He was formerly national sales manager for Climate Center.

Dimplex acts in face of 'disappointing' solar PV ruling 25 September 2012
In the face of the recent "disappointing" decision on 'community' Feed-in Tariff (FiT) status for social housing projects, renewables supplier Dimplex is helping registered providers go ahead with photovoltaiv (PV) projects, thanks to a solar finance solution designed for social housing.

Joint birthday celebrations for Swale and Worcester 25 September 2012
Worcester, Bosch Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary and, as a consequence, is joining forces with other companies reaching big birthdays.

Toshiba launches major training initiative 25 September 2012
Toshiba Air Conditioning division of Toshiba Carrier UK Limited has launched a major initiative to improve skill levels across the industry and raise installation standards among contractors.

Flogas steps into social media 25 September 2012
LPG supplier Flogas says it is helping to keep installers up to date with the latest industry news, employment vacancies and special offers with the launch of a Facebook page and Twitter stream.

New renewable heat incentive proposals 'no help for rural areas' 25 September 2012
The latest Government announcement that bio-liquids will not be included in the proposed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will ensure that many off-gas homes continue to have large CO2 footprints, according to OFTEC.

BSRIA launches new design framework 24 September 2012
BSRIA has launched the third edition of its Design Framework for Building Services (BG6).

Buderus, Bosch Group welcomes four new recruits 24 September 2012
Manufacturer of heating and hot water appliances for commercial and industrial applications, Buderus, Bosch Group, has recruited four new additions to its team of commercial technical managers.

Schwank welcomes tougher ECA targets 24 September 2012
More stringent targets set for the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme to encourage energy efficiency have been supported by Schwank, the supplier of infrared heaters for industrial and commercial buildings.

Actionair beefs up sales team 24 September 2012
Fire and smoke control specialist Actionair has made three sales appointments. Andrew Harrington joins from Jaga Heating as the company's new UK and Europe sales manager. He is joined by new area sales manager Clare Swain, who will be covering SW/W London and the Home Counties, and Dave Harding, who has been appointed area sales manager for the North West.

SFL contributes to employment through apprenticeships 24 September 2012
SFL Flues & Chimneys has recruited two apprentices. They join a further four full time employees who were, until recently, long-serving temporary workers.

Uponor makes management changes 24 September 2012
A number of internal management changes have been made at Uponor.

Fläkt Woods completes mobile smoke roadshow 24 September 2012
Ventilation products manufacturer Fläkt Woods has completed its first UK Mobile Smoke Roadshow. The event, which was held at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster, was attended by professionals from the building services industry, as well as VIP guests Business Secretary Vince Cable MP and Sir Bob Russell MP.

Past and present MDs celebrate Worcester's golden anniversary 24 September 2012
All four managing directors from Worcester, Bosch Group's history gathered together at a glittering event recently to celebrate the manufacturer's 50th anniversary.

Illegal gas fitter risked lives 19 September 2012
Paul Gregory from Rochdale has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after he risked lives by illegally carrying out gas work at three homes in the borough.

Association of Gas Safety Managers launched 18 September 2012
The Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM), whose founding members are gas managers in social housing and facilities management organisations, has been launched by CORGI Technical Services at the Social Housing Conference & Exhibition 2012.

Senior Hargreaves recruits local apprentices 18 September 2012

Bury-based air movement and ventilation ductwork provider Senior Hargreaves has recruited five new apprentices.

SAV warns over dhw quality 18 September 2012
A warning that domestic hot water (dhw) quality is being compromised in multi-residential buildings through inadequate control has come from manufacturer SAV Systems.

Remeha Commercial launches new boilers 18 September 2012
Remeha Commercial is launching its new Blue Efficiency range of heating and hot water products on Stand D20 at CIBSE Building Services Event on 10-11 October.

Seven stars make shortlist for CIBSE/ASHRAE Graduate Award 18 September 2012

Seven leading young building services engineers have been shortlisted for the 2012 CIBSE/ASHRAE Graduate of the Year Award. Supported by three leading international engineering institutions, the Award is now part of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers' Young Engineers' Awards sponsored by Lochinvar and Ruskin Air Management. It will be presented alongside the CIBSE Employer of the Year Award in October.

Giacomini expands technical sales teams 17 September 2012
Giacomini (UK) has recruited two new technical sales engineers, covering the south east, northern England and Scotland, and has trained an existing member of the team to cover the company's south west region.

CIBSE lecture to be delivered by Ofgem CEO 14 September 2012
This year's Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Annual Lecture will be delivered by Alistair Buchanan CBE, chief executive of the Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem).

New addition to the Unimer Board 14 September 2012
Dennis Smith, managing director of Bradfords Building Supplies, has joined the Board of United Merchants plc (Unimer) as a non-executive director.Intro

Distech appoints business development manager 14 September 2012
Building services controls supplier Distech Controls has appointed Chris Irwin as business development manager for Northern and Eastern Europe.

CDL expands into Midlands 14 September 2012
Cool Designs Ltd (CDL), which specialises in designing and distributing air conditioning and heat pump systems, has expanded into the Midlands by opening a new sales, design and training centre in Cannock.

EPEE and EHPA welcome single energy label for heaters 14 September 2012
The European Heat Pump Association and the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment have welcomed the single energy label for heaters agreed at a recent stakeholder consultation organised by the European Commission's DG Energy.

Staffs council appoints boiler maintenance contractor 14 September 2012
Staffordshire County Council has appointed Stoke-based Ford Mainwaring as its boiler maintenance contractor in a four year contract valued at more than £700,000. Under the terms of the contract, Ford Mainwaring will be responsible for the service and maintenance of heating/hot water boilers and water heaters in all buildings on the county's register.

JS Humidifiers celebrates 30 year anniversary 14 September 2012
JS Humidifiers is celebrating 30 years in business having started helping with dry air problems for printers in 1982.

ABB launches free guide to combustion optimisation 14 September 2012
ABB Measurement Products has published a free beginner's guide to combustion, providing a step-by-step process in achieving optimum combustion efficiency for any application using a combustion plant.

CIBSE/HEVAC Humidity Group joint publication 14 September 2012
CIBSE has added a pamphlet on humidification (KS19) to its its Knowledge series.

J S Wright wins £1m Premier Inn deal in Bath 14 September 2012
Birmingham-based building services provider J S Wright is to equip the 108-bed Premier Inn in Bath with mechanical services in keeping with the city's elegant Georgian surroundings after winning a £1 million contract with A&H Construction.

Climate Energy bolsters management team 14 September 2012
Energy efficiency and carbon reduction company Climate Energy has strengthened its senior management team in preparation for the launch of Green Deal this October.

Landlady fined after failing to produce gas safety certificate 13 September 2012
A landlady from Staffordshire has been fined for failing to provide a gas safety certificate for one of her tenanted properties.

Call for industry to show commitment to new thinking 13 September 2012
In these challenging times as never before, the construction industry must demonstrate its commitment to new ideas, new thinking and new working practices - whatever the drivers and wherever they may originate.

New national sales manager for Climaveneta 10 September 2012
Brendan Leonard has joined Climaveneta as national sales manager for the company's Data Centre/HPAC (High Precision Air Conditioning) division. His remit is to focus on strategic growth and expanding the company's activities in the close control market.

Carrier daredevil completes Shard abseil 10 September 2012
Paul Lawrence, sales and business development director at Carrier, joined HRH The Duke of York and Ffion Hague earlier this month in a dramatic abseil down The Shard, London's newest landmark building, to raise money for the Commando Spirit Appeal on behalf of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF).

Heat pump training for social housing sector 10 September 2012
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is holding a series of heat pump training roadshows across Great Britain to help those involved in installing this technology in the homes of social tenants get to grips with the new standards for heat pump installation, MCS MIS 3005 Issue 3, which came into force in April 2012.

B&ES members receive discount on CCS registration 10 September 2012
Members of B&ES (the Building & Engineering Services Association) can now benefit from a 10 per cent discount on the cost of registration with the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS).

New head for B&ES commercial and legal department 06 September 2012
Rob Driscoll has been appointed head of the B&ES Commercial and Legal Department. He succeeds Roderick Pettigrew, who has been combining the role with that of deputy chief executive of the Building & Engineering Services Association.

J S Wright scoops £4.5m contract 05 September 2012
J S Wright has won a contract worth around £4.5m to design, build and install the mechanical services for a flagship regeneration project in London.

HVR Awards shortlist announced 05 September 2012
The four judges for the third annual HVR Awards have deliberated over a record number of entries and selected the finalists for the prestigious HVR Awards ceremony due to take place at The Grange St Paul's Hotel in London next month.

New built environment qualification 03 September 2012
An air conditioning engineer from Liverpool, Jay Gregson, is the first person in the UK to sign up to complete an innovative new qualification that will help to shape the future of the construction industry.

Inta appoints technical engineer 03 September 2012
Gordon Allen has been appointed as a specialist technical engineer by anti-scald bathroom equipment manufacturer Inta.

Soler & Palau becomes S&P 03 September 2012
Ventilation specialist Soler & Palau has changed its name to 'S&P', an abbreviation by which it is already known to many.

SummitSkills welcomes simpler apprenticeship grants 03 September 2012
SummitSkills has welcomed the latest Government announcement making apprenticeship grants available to more employers and says it will give a welcome boost to SMEs in the building services engineering sector.

BESCA appoints Robert Harness to board 03 September 2012
Robert Harness of ebm-papst UK, has been made a member of the board of certification body Building and Engineering Services Competence Assessment (BESCA).

CIBSE to call for greater collaboration at annual conference 03 September 2012
Cross-industry cooperation will be a key theme at the CIBSE (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) annual conference, which takes place on 10-11 October at London's Olympia, as part of Building Services - The CIBSE Conference & Exhibition.

Theatre timetables finalised for Renewables Roadshow 03 September 2012
The theatre timetables for this year's Renewables Roadshow have now been finalised.

Green Energy (EU) moves into franchising 03 September 2012
Green Energy (EU), the UK's sole distributor of Redwell infrared technology, has into franchising, as the Government's decision to include infrared technology in the Green Deal means it needs to be more readily available across the UK.

Faber joins Glen Dimplex Group Gas Fire Division 03 September 2012
Glen Dimplex Group's Gas Fire Division has now integrated the Faber brand into its portfolio.

Panasonic training facility celebrates its first year 03 September 2012
Panasonic's Pro Academy has now seen more than 100 contractors, distributors, installers and specifiers pass through its doors since it was launched in September 2011.