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News Archive - April 2013

Swegon acquires Walter Meier (Klima Deutschland) 29 April 2013
Swegon AB has signed an agreement to buy Walter Meier (Klima Deutschland), a leading supplier of climate products based in Germany.

Dutch ahu player enters UK market 29 April 2013
Orange Climate Group, a leading Dutch air handling unit manufacturer, has launched into the UK hvac market.

Alpha Heating recruits regional specification manager 29 April 2013
Alpha Heating has appointed Barry Wright as regional specification manager for the south east of the UK.

BBES delivers m&e solution for Strathclyde Fire and Rescue 26 April 2013
Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) has completed a mechanical and electrical services contract for Strathclyde Fire and Rescue's new £36m training facility.

TROX launches online design tool 26 April 2013
TROX has unveiled the second version of its popular design tool - Easy Product Finder - which is faster and easier to use, includes additional product ranges and features a new, intuitive design concept.

B&ES says TUPE changes could drive employment costs up 26 April 2013
B&ES has expressed concern over proposed changes by the Government to the TUPE Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations.

Schwank launches energy saving app 26 April 2013
Schwank, the gas fired infrared radiant heating specialist, has launched a new app to help to highlight potential savings in businesses' heating bills.

HSE prosecutes Worcester men for illegal gas work 26 April 2013
A father and son from Worcester have been prosecuted by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) after endangering the life of a local pensioner by carrying out defective gas fitting work while building a conservatory at her home.

Government must do more to make big business pay sooner, says Forum 26 April 2013
At a parliamentary session this week, the Forum of Private Business told a cross-party group of MPs that late payment is still a major concern for UK SMEs.

BCIA takes technical training courses in-house 25 April 2013
The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is now managing its own technical training courses.

Tenmat wins second Queen's Award 25 April 2013
Tenmat has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise for the second consecutive year. founder tackles late payment in Parliament 25 April 2013
Barry Ashmore, founder of the website for specialist subcontractors, was invited to an evidence session in Parliament earlier this week to speak to a cross party group of MPs regarding the state of the construction industry owing to late payments and unfair payment terms.

RICS survey shows upturn for first quarter 2013 25 April 2013
According to the latest construction market survey from RICS, more professionals in the construction sector saw workloads rise during the first quarter of 2013 than at any time since the end of 2007.

CIBSE offers APEL certification for Green Deal Advisors 24 April 2013
CIBSE Certification is now offering assessment of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) for certifying competence as a Green Deal Advisor (GDA).

EEF and ENER-G looking for Britain's greenest manufacturers 24 April 2013
Manufacturers' organisation EEF and green energy firm ENER-G have joined forces to track down Britain's most efficient and sustainable manufacturers.

Ruskin Air Management recruits new sales managers 23 April 2013
Ruskin Air Management has appointed two new are sales managers - Paul Crew and Neil Oliver.

B&ES names recipient of Outstanding Service Award 23 April 2013
John Hurst has received an Outstanding Service Award from the B&ES (Building & Engineering Services Association).

Nu-Way moves to new site 23 April 2013
Burner manufacturer Nu-way is relocating to new premises in Droitwich.

Altecnic appoints customer service and quality manager 23 April 2013
Altecnic has recruited Paul Skinner as customer service and quality manager, in response to increased demand for its accredited plumbing products and technical support.

EECO2 strengthens management team 23 April 2013
Energy Efficiency Consultancy has appointed Keith Beattie as head of its Life Sciences Division and to strengthen the existing EECO2 management team.

Free guide makes sense of the RHI 23 April 2013
Natural heating company Euroheat has launched a guide to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and biomass technology on its website.

Exhibition and conference to highlight energy efficiency for businesses 23 April 2013
How should businesses of all sizes be addressing energy efficiency and instigating energy management systems and mindsets? All-Energy 2013 is the UK's largest renewable energy exhibition and aims to answer this through its Business Energy Efficiency Zone.

Find an alternative cooling solution now, warns ICS Cool Energy 23 April 2013
ICS Cool Energy, the temperature control specialist, is advising companies to find alternative solutions to their existing R22 systems before 1 January 2015, when recycled or reclaimed hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) will no longer be used to service refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.

BBES completes m&e contract for sports hub 23 April 2013
Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) has completed a sustainable mechanical and electrical (m&e) contract for a new £24m community sports hub near Glasgow.

Double RHPP funding, says Daikin UK 19 April 2013
Daikin UK is calling for the Government to double the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) funding currently available to claimants, following the decision to postpone the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme until spring 2014.

Stiebel Eltron agrees partnership deal with Go Geothermal 19 April 2013
Stiebel Eltron UK, the manufacturer of ground and air source heat pumps, has signed a major partnership agreement with specialist merchant Go Geothermal.

Industry gathers at annual FETA lunch 19 April 2013
More than 620 people attended the annual FETA lunch yesterday (18 April), which was held at the Brewery, on Chiswell Street, in London.

New name for Alliance 19 April 2013
The Alliance of Sector Skills Councils has changed its name to the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards.

Distech Controls joins BCIA 19 April 2013
Distech Controls has joined the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) to strengthen its position within the UK controls market.

Countdown begins to BCIA's annual conference, exhibition and awards 19 April 2013
The Building Controls Industry Association's (BCIA) National Conference and Exhibition takes place on Thursday 9 May at St John's Hotel in Solihull.

Henderson Green director retires 19 April 2013
One of the founders and directors of leading environmental engineering practice, Henderson Green, is retiring after more than 40 years in the industry.

Forum prepares to speak out on late payments 18 April 2013
Business support and lobby group, the Forum of Private Business, is set to give evidence at a cross party Parliamentary inquiry into late payment at the Houses of Parliament on 23 April.

Unregistered gas fitter prosecuted 18 April 2013
An unregistered gas fitter from Westbury in Wiltshire has been prosecuted for illegal and unsafe gas work.

Rotherham man jailed for illegal gas work 18 April 2013
A Rotherham man has been jailed after carrying out work at more than 85 homes across South Yorkshire and Worksop that left families and children at risk.

IBD agrees distribution deal with Grant UK 17 April 2013
IBD Distribution has been appointed as a distributor for Grant UK wood pellet boilers.

Alliance welcomes Government plans to update regulation 17 April 2013
Government plans to update the regulation of employment businesses and agencies have been welcomed by members of the Building Services Engineering Employment Agency Alliance.

BSS Industrial supports musical projects 17 April 2013
BSS Industrial has supplied a range of Hunter pipe with top and bottom bends to Acoustic Arts for use as outdoor percussion instruments.

Amtech to host BIM conference 16 April 2013
Amtech Group is organising a conference on 17 and 18 June at the Crystal building in London, which will focus on the practical aspects of implementing and engaging with BIM.

Forum critical of minimum wage rise 16 April 2013
Employer support organisation, the Forum of Private Business, has issued a response to the announcement by BIS that the minimum wage will increase.

New owners reveal ambitions to expand ACR Show in 2014 16 April 2013
The new owners of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Show (ACR Show) have revealed ambitious plans to invest in and expand the event.

LG launches energy calculation tool 16 April 2013
LG Electronics Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions Division has developed a new energy calculation tool called LEEP (LG Energy Estimator Program).

ATAG Heating targets Scotland for growth 16 April 2013
ATAG Heating has appointed McCallum Water Heating of Glasgow as its sales agent for Scotland.

BMF introduces H&S support service 16 April 2013
The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has linked up with Southall Associates to offer its members a radically different health and safety business support service, developed specifically for builders merchants.

Briggs and Forrester wins RoSPA award 16 April 2013
Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services has been recognised for its approach to occupational safety and health in this year's RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Awards.

Bosch introduces gas absorption heat pump training 16 April 2013
Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating has launched a new training course on gas absorption heat pumps, targeting installers, engineers and specifiers.

New document highlights importance of effective water treatment 11 April 2013
Spirax Sarco has published a new white paper explaining how steam users can save money and prevent many potential problems by using an effective water treatment regime.

BRA launches flammable refrigerants guide 11 April 2013
The British Refrigeration Association (BRA) has launched a Guide to Flammable Refrigerants, in response to the increase in the application of flammable refrigerants such as hydrocarbons, HFOs and flammable HFCs.

OFTEC lobbying results in more achievable targets for oil boilers 11 April 2013
OFTEC has achieved a major victory for the oil heating industry after a lengthy campaign in Europe.

Weatherite makes appointments to senior management team 11 April 2013
Weatherite Service & Maintenance (WSML) has made two key appointments to its senior management team.

New OEM business manager for Xylem Lowara 11 April 2013
Xylem Lowara UK, the global water technology provider, has appointed David Spragg as OEM business manager for domestic building services for the Lowara brand.

FPB welcomes new business bank launch 11 April 2013
Small businesses struggling to access finance were given a boost this week with the launch of the first phase of the new business bank by business secretary Vince Cable.

Installers will benefit from voucher scheme, says SummitSkills 11 April 2013
SummitSkills, the sector skills council for the building services engineering sector, says that heating installers will welcome the Government's new voucher scheme to reduce the cost of training in renewable heating.

Control Techniques drives help Titanic Belfast centre 11 April 2013
Commander SK drives from Control Techniques are helping to control the fan-sets at Titanic Belfast, the visitor experience located on the slipways where the ship was built.

Utilitywise calls for more commercial Green Deal assessors 10 April 2013
A lack of qualified assessors could cause a Green Deal bottleneck, according to Utilitywise, the energy and utilities consultancy.

Retro radiator relaunched 10 April 2013
In response to consumer demand for retro products, the Quinn Group has relaunched the famous 100% British Barlo radiator, following a period of absence from the UK market.

BSS Industrial recruits new product group manager 10 April 2013
BSS Industrial has appointed Vikki Horn as its new heating and renewables product group manager, emphasising the growing importance of energy efficient products within industrial markets.

Halton launches R&D centre in Asia 10 April 2013
Halton Group, the indoor climate and indoor environment products, services and solutions firm, is continuing to expand globally and opened a new R&D centre at Halton Malaysia's production facility in March.

Thermofrost Cryo appointed as Daikin dealer 10 April 2013
Daikin Airconditioning UK (Daikin UK) has appointed Thermofrost Cryo in Birmingham as a regional dealer.

GSHPA responds to RHI scheme delays 10 April 2013
Members of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) are disappointed by further setbacks to the implementation of the Government's renewable heating policy.

Cofely wins Dow Corning CHP contract 10 April 2013
Cofely has been awarded a long term contract to operate and maintain the combined heat and power (CHP) energy centre at the Dow Corning facility in Barry, South Wales.

ADEY opens new conference and training centre 09 April 2013
ADEY Professional Heating Solutions has opened a new £1million conference and training centre on a two acre site next to its head office in Cheltenham.

RHI delay a setback for industry, says NIBE 09 April 2013
NIBE Energy Systems has expressed its disappointment at further delays to the introduction of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

OFTEC registers complaint against Calor Gas 09 April 2013
Trade association OFTEC Ireland has raised strong concerns and lodged a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) about energy savings claims made by Calor Gas in its latest promotional campaign.

HPA expresses disappointment at RHI delays 09 April 2013
"Profound disappointment" is how the Heat Pump Association sums up its response to the DECC's recently announced delay on the amendments to the commercial RHI and the launch of the domestic RHI.

Managing director appointed for Sema Services 09 April 2013
Martin Robinson has been appointed by Bowdon Group as the new managing director for Sema Services, its mechanical and electrical company, based in Wilmslow.

Local contractors invited to join housing framework 09 April 2013
Circle Housing Group is inviting small local contractors nationwide the opportunity to join bigger businesses in a new build housing framework worth over £500million.

Danfoss streamlines sales and marketing support 08 April 2013
Danfoss has restructured its UK sales and marketing support to provide a faster service to specifiers, stockists and installers of its products, from electronic room thermostats to programmable TRVs.

Woodford Heating and Energy recruits contracts director 08 April 2013
Woodford Heating and Energy has appointed Steve Abbott as contracts director.