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News Archive - October 2014

Daikin to launch CPD-accredited Future Thinking seminar series 30 October 2014

As part of its Future Thinking programme, created to encourage those who work in building services to think about the issues that will affect the industry in the next few years, Daikin UK is inviting building services engineers and engineering consultants to attend one of its forward-thinking, CPD-accredited HVACR seminars across the UK.

Viessmann to build new technology centre in Germany 30 October 2014

Representing the largest single investment in its 97 year history, Viessmann has committed to spending €50 million on building a new technology centre at its headquarters in Allendorf, Germany.

Cool-Therm opens new Midlands office 30 October 2014

Cool-Therm Ltd has opened a new Midlands office at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park.

Ideal Boilers takes to the road with mobile training centre 22 October 2014

Ideal Boilers is taking its mobile training centre to all 32 UK branches of City Plumbing Supplies.

Eco-Eclipse heating control system up for sale 22 October 2014

The rights to one of the UK’s leading commercial heating management systems are being offered for sale.

Fläkt Woods gains Carbon Trust accreditation 22 October 2014

Fläkt Woods has received accreditation as a Carbon Trust supplier in recognition of its strong track record in designing and delivering high quality HVAC products.

Trane ‘Acceleration Now European Tour’ arrives in the UK 22 October 2014

The Trane 'Acceleration Now European Tour' arrives in the UK next month.

Parliamentary reception to mark 10 years of the compulsory condensing boiler 21 October 2014

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is marking the tenth anniversary of the compulsory condensing boiler with a Parliamentary Reception on 5 November.

House building leads growth in SME construction sector 21 October 2014

Latest research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) reveals that house building is leading the growth in the SME construction sector, but the industry has a long way to go to recover to ...

CPA predicts five years of construction growth 21 October 2014

According to the latest Construction Products Association (CPA) Autumn Forecasts, the construction industry will grow 23% by the end of 2018 and contribute £12 billion to the UK economy over the next two years alone.

ICS Cool Energy acquires MTA UK 21 October 2014

UKICS Cool Energy has acquired MTA UK, a specialist in compressed air and gas treatment products.

Lyons Review provides blueprint for boosting SME house building, says FMB 20 October 2014

According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the Labour Party's Lyons Housing Review provides a long overdue blueprint for increasing the capacity and output of small and medium sized (SME) house builders to help build the urgently needed 200,000 new homes a year.

Landlords prosecuted as Bolton family suffer carbon monoxide poisoning 20 October 2014

Two Bolton landlords have been fined after a couple and their four-month-old baby were taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Adexsi acquires French fire safety product supplier 20 October 2014

Adexsi, the smoke and natural ventilation specialist, has acquired fire safety product supplier Ateliers Boullet, as it continues to expand.

Bosch to exhibit at CIBSE event 16 October 2014

Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating will be showcasing its growing portfolio of high-efficiency technologies at CIBSE’s Leadership in Building Performance Exhibition & Conference from 28 - 29 October (stand 31).

New BREEAM refurbishment and fit-out scheme launched 16 October 2014

The latest in the BREEAM family of sustainability rating schemes was launched at the property trade show, MIPIM, in London yesterday (15 October).

Rinnai adds four courses to CPD training 16 October 2014

Rinnai UK’s new programme of CPD training modules offers specifiers and designers the practical and energy saving benefits of continuous flow gas fired water heating.

Sabien wins award from Norland Managed Services 15 October 2014

Sabien Technology, the manufacturer and supplier of M2G boiler energy efficiency technology, has won an ‘Exceptional Idea’ award from Norland Managed Services.

Success for Plumb and Parts Center’s RHI seminars 15 October 2014

This year Plumb and Parts Center has been running a series of seminars around the UK in order to broaden understanding of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

Ecobuild partners M&S to highlight innovation across the sustainable built environment 14 October 2014

Innovation is set to be at the forefront of Ecobuild 2015 next March ( as it signs a new partnership with retail giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) to highlight innovative products and solutions from across the sustainable built environment.

BITZER's Graeme Acton retires 14 October 2014

BITZER UK’s Graeme Acton has retired after 14 years with the company.

Manufacturers say high energy costs could drive investment overseas 14 October 2014

According to manufacturers’ organisation EEF, Britain’s ambitions for a better-balanced economy could be seriously undermined by escalating energy costs.

Ideal celebrates one million Logic boilers 14 October 2014

Ideal Boilers is celebrating the manufacture of the millionth boiler in its award-winning Logic range, which rolled off the production line yesterday (13 October).

Carbon monoxide campaign gets support from fire chief 14 October 2014

Plumb and Parts Center’s campaign against carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is being backed by a top fire chief.

Toshiba publishes handbook for engineers 09 October 2014

Toshiba Air Conditioning has published a comprehensive technical handbook for engineers, as part of its programme of training and support for the industry.

McQuay appoints area sales managers 09 October 2014

McQuay UK Ltd has recruited two new sales team members as part of its strategic growth strategy.

Government allocates extra £100m to boost household energy efficiency 08 October 2014

The Government has earmarked an additional £100m to help boost household energy efficiency.

Oil prices continue to fall 08 October 2014

According to the latest figures from the Sutherland Tables, oil continues to be the only primary heating fuel to have fallen in price over the past three years, making it the cheapest option for off gas grid homes.

New consultancy launched by Ray Gluckman 08 October 2014

One of the refrigeration industry’s best known figures, Ray Gluckman, has launched a new consultancy specialising in refrigeration, energy efficiency and climate change.

VRF system includes 'world-first' aluminium heat exchanger 07 October 2014

Mitsubishi Electric has launched its City Multi YLM VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) range of air conditioners. The system includes a flat tube aluminium micro-channel heat exchanger which the company believes is a pivotal step change in providing ...

ADEY announces Gas Safety Week winner 06 October 2014

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions has announced the winner of its latest social media competition.

CIAT partners the Build Show 06 October 2014

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) has joined the Build Show as an event partner.

NAPIT launches online RHI training video 06 October 2014

In response to the launch of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in April this year, NAPIT Training offered a free training taster session, An Introduction to the Renewable Heat Incentive, at the NAPIT EXPO 2014.

Bosch Commercial and Industrial backs district heating schemes 06 October 2014

Bosch Commercial and Industrial is urging local authorities and housing associations to upgrade or implement district heating schemes.

CAREL appointment will promote energy solutions to design sector 06 October 2014

CAREL has appointed Michael Leach to its Climate Division with responsibility for Applied Products and Technical Solutions.

New homes pledge needs further clarification, says FMB 02 October 2014

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) says that the Prime Minister’s pledge to build 100,000 new homes for young first time buyers is a welcome step in addressing the housing crisis but is calling for more information about how the homes will be delivered.

Riello continues sponsorship of Pramac Ducati 02 October 2014

Riello’s ongoing sponsorship of the Pramac Ducati motorsport team was celebrated recently by the company’s key consultant customers who attended the Hertz British Grand Prix at Silverstone, a highlight of the motorcycling calendar.

HVR Awards 2014 – Finalists announced 01 October 2014

The judges for the annual HVR Awards have deliberated over the entries and selected the finalists for the ceremony on November 26th. On the judging panel were Mike Smith, BSRIA’s director of engineering; Mike Duggan, FETA’s technical manager and the ...

Suffolk builder gets suspended sentence for dangerous gas work 01 October 2014

A self-employed builder from Suffolk has been handed a prison sentence and community service after endangering a householder when he left a gas supply pipe open and uncapped after illegally removing a boiler as part of a central heating installation project.

New qualifications launched to help prevent Legionnaires' disease 01 October 2014

New qualifications have been launched to help organisations to prevent the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease and the multiplication of legionella bacteria.