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News Archive - December 2013

Specflue set to expand with launch of northern depot 18 December 2013
Specflue, the supplier of renewable heat products and flue systems, is expanding its business and opening a northern depot in early summer 2014.

Daikin to unveil major breakthrough in HVAC technology at ACR Show 18 December 2013
Daikin UK will use the ACR Show 2014 as the launch pad for a major breakthrough in HVAC technology, which it says will have "important implications for energy efficiency, running costs and occupant comfort".

Fernox recruits technical project manager 17 December 2013
Fernox has appointed Dave Holley as technical project manager.

Peter Hoyle gets Distinguished Service Award from B&ES 16 December 2013
Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) past president, Peter Hoyle, has become only the sixth person in the association's 109-year history to receive its Distinguished Service Award.

ONS reports rise in construction output 16 December 2013
Construction output increased by 2.2% in October compared with September and by 5.3% compared with a year earlier, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Suspended jail sentence for unregistered Sheffield gas fitter 16 December 2013
An unregistered gas fitter from Sheffield has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for putting a family in danger when he installed a boiler and left it in an immediately dangerous condition.

Pro-Temp wins Green Gateway award 12 December 2013
Pro-Temp Air Conditioning has received an award from Mitsubishi Electric for its work with Liverpool Football Club, replacing old R22 air conditioning at Anfield, in the first year of the new the Green Gateway Awards.

MPs visit Ravenheat's Yorkshire HQ 12 December 2013
Ravenheat's award-winning flue heat recovery system, Energycatcher, which can help to reduce home heating bills by up to 52%, got the thumbs up from two senior politicians last week when they visited the company's headquarters in West Yorkshire.

Vent-Axia wins award for heat recovery unit 09 December 2013
Vent-Axia has won the Building Services Product Innovation of the Year accolade at this year's prestigious Retro Expo Awards.

IXUS Energy launches new biomass training facility 09 December 2013
IXUS Energy, the national biomass boiler distribution company, has opened a state-of-the-art training centre, to help meet demand for quality biomass installers, driven by the introduction of the domestic RHI.

Mitsubishi Electric introduces heat pump selection tool 09 December 2013
Mitsubishi Electric has launched a dedicated Ecodan selection tool to coincide with the Government's announcement that heat pumps are now included in the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

FMB says Chancellor has missed a key opportunity 09 December 2013
According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the Chancellor has missed a golden opportunity to reverse decades of underinvestment in Britain's ageing housing infrastructure by not implementing a reduced rate of VAT on domestic renovation and repair, leaving millions of households powerless in the face of rising fuel bills.

Exhibitors rush to book places at the ACR Show 2014 09 December 2013
With just over two months to go before doors open, a flood of exhibitor bookings has confirmed the industry's support for the ACR Show 2014, the UK's only national exhibition dedicated to air conditioning and refrigeration.

Alpha recruits technical director 05 December 2013
Alpha Heating Innovation has appointed Matt Hobbs as its new technical director.

Mitsubishi Electric wins award for air source heat pump 05 December 2013
Mitsubishi Electric's fourth generation of Ecodan air source heat pumps has been awarded the title of Best Home Energy Solution at the National Home Improvement Council Awards lunch, which was held in London on 21 November.

Toshiba extends warranty 05 December 2013
Toshiba Air Conditioning has announced that it is expanding its 'Total Peace of Mind' warranty in 2014 to include qualified installers.

Baxi Commercial partners Whitbread in fuel cell trial 04 December 2013
Baxi Commercial is linking up with hotel and hospitality chain Whitbread in a ground-breaking trial of fuel cell technology.

REA says new tariffs will boost growth across industry 04 December 2013
Today's announcement on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been welcomed by the Renewable Energy Association (REA).

Kensa heat pump wins award 04 December 2013
Kensa Engineering's Shoebox Heat Pump has won the Business Innovation of the Year title at the South West Green Energy Awards, hosted by Regen SW and held at the Bath Assembly Rooms on 26 November.

Mitsubishi Electric completes nationwide heat pump tour 03 December 2013
Mitsubishi Electric has just completed a successful seminar programme to promote the use of heat pumps with hundreds of social housing providers nationwide.

Government unveils plans to improve Green Deal 03 December 2013
The Government's Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that it plans to streamline and improve the Green Deal in a bid to boost the uptake of energy efficiency measures.

Government confirms cuts to ECO scheme 03 December 2013
The Government has confirmed that it will cut the cost of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), as it unveiled plans to reduce the impact of energy company price rises on householders yesterday (2 December).

Kensa Engineering wins business award 02 December 2013
Kensa Engineering has been named Business of the Year at the Western Morning News Awards.

BMF members make clean sweep at Excellence Awards 02 December 2013
BMF members have clinched 14 of the 16 prestigious Builders Merchants Awards for Excellence 2013.

BMF agrees first plumbing group membership 02 December 2013
The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has agreed its first group membership scheme with a specialist plumbing and heating buying group.

HSE prosecutes gas fitter after Manchester pensioner sustains severe burns 02 December 2013
A gas fitter has received a suspended prison sentence and curfew and been ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid community work, after a pensioner suffered severe burns in a gas explosion at his home in Manchester.

FMB backs change to finance scheme 02 December 2013
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has welcomed government plans to adjust the Funding for Lending scheme to better support small businesses.