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News Archive - April 2014

LG announces new head of air conditioning and energy solutions 30 April 2014
LG has named Jody Lees as head of Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions.

Rinnai outlines CIBSE/CPD training courses for 2014 30 April 2014
This year's programme of CIBSE/CPD training modules from Rinnai UK offers specifiers and designers an opportunity to explore at first hand the energy saving benefits of the continuous flow gas fired water heater.

Domestic RHI offers lucrative opportunities for certified installers 30 April 2014
Greenworks, the Birmingham-based company which is part of Saint-Gobain, says that the recently launched domestic RHI offers a huge opportunity for installers and is offering a range of individual or group certification packages for contractors looking for MCS and Green Deal/ECO approval.

Builders Fund excludes micro-builders, FMB says 30 April 2014
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is warning that the Government's new £525 million Builders Finance Fund will improve access to finance for some small house builders but the minimum threshold of 15 units will exclude many small and micro-house builders.

Dorset gas fitter pleads guilty to breaching gas safety regulations 30 April 2014
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted an unregistered gas fitter from Verwood for an illegal and dangerous boiler installation at a Bournemouth home.

FMB warns building recovery may be under threat 29 April 2014
According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the economic recovery in the SME construction sector is under threat from rising building costs and material shortages.

Stephen Gill Associates wins Asia-Pacific Stevie Award 29 April 2014
Stephen Gill Associates has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award in the New Business Service of the Year category at the first annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

SEC calls for Payment Charter to be implemented immediately 29 April 2014
SEC, the Specialist Engineering Contractors' Group, which represents the largest sector of UK construction by value, has welcomed the Government's publication of its Payment Charter and is urging its immediate implementation.

Fläkt Woods announces new VP for UK and Ireland business 29 April 2014
Fläkt Woods has appointed Yan Evans as its new vice president for all UK and Ireland business.

AMP gives sales team a boost 28 April 2014
Toshiba distributor, AMP, is expanding its sales team to support its continued growth.

CPA survey predicts Q2 sales rise 28 April 2014
Sales of construction products rose during the first quarter of the year and are expected to increase further in quarter two and over the next 12 months, according to the latest State of Trade Survey by the Construction Products Association (CPA).

B&ES and Unite reach operative agreement 28 April 2014
According to the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) and the operatives' trade union Unite, a new agreement will help to provide certainty of labour costs for employers in the sector over the next two-and-a-half years.

MCS bureaucracy is “astonishing” says Worcester, Bosch Group director 28 April 2014
Worcester, Bosch Group's director of marketing and technical support, Martyn Bridges, has criticised the number of barriers now in place for those looking to achieve Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation.

Plumb Center partners Evolve to help installers 28 April 2014
Plumb Center has linked up with Evolve Partnership to help make things easier for installers working with the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Lochinvar names new UK sales manager 24 April 2014
Lochinvar has appointed Liam Elmore as UK sales manager.

Humideco appointed as UK distributor for DriSteem 24 April 2014
Humideco has been appointed as UK distributor for the innovative DriSteem range of humidifier units.

Specflue to open new depot in Castleford 24 April 2014
Specflue has announced that its new northern depot will be in Castleford, West Yorkshire.

Mark Group welcomes launch of Domestic RHI 24 April 2014
John Major, renewable heating expert at Mark Group, has welcomed the Government's launch of the Domestic Renewable Heat incentive (RHI).

Construction activity on the up 24 April 2014
Construction activity rose to pre-Christmas levels in March after a sharp drop in February due to the bad weather, according to a new report published by Barbour ABI, the construction intelligence services provider.

ebm-papst named as energy saving advocate 24 April 2014
Fan manufacturer ebm-papst UK has been named as an official champion of energy saving protocols in data centres.

Private housing sector drives construction recovery, reports RICS 24 April 2014
A revival in the construction industry is being driven by the private housing sector, although skills shortages threaten the pace of recovery, according to the latest RICS UK Construction Market Survey for Q1 2014.

Greenworks hosts supplier innovation day 24 April 2014
Greenworks Training Academy recently teamed up with its suppliers to stage its first Supplier Innovation Day.

Smiths continues expansion with new recruit 16 April 2014
Essex-based Smith's Environmental Products has recently announced the appointment of new staff member, Keith Evans, to its sales team as the company continues its national expansion.

Record breaking 800m ground source probe 16 April 2014
REHAU has installed its high pressure RAUGEO ground source energy probe at a reported record breaking depth of 800m as part of an innovative project for Energy SüdWest AG in Landau in der Pfalz, Germany.

River Cottage goes for sustainable biomass heating 16 April 2014
River Cottage has rebuilt its damaged buildings after a devastating fire in early 2012, choosing a Windhager biomass wood pellet boiler as the form of sustainable heating. The famous property near Axminster in Devon is well known for its promotion of environmentally friendly living, endorsed by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Daikin UK names new managing director 16 April 2014
Dirk Slagmulder has been named as the new managing director of Daikin Airconditioning UK. He takes over from Peter Verkempynck (pictured) who moves to a new position with Daikin Europe.

Biomass training courses for 2014 15 April 2014
Windhager UK has announced new training course dates as demand for biomass installations are set to rocket in 2014. The extensive range of HETAS certified courses cover multiple biomass appliances and are held in the UK's largest dedicated biomass training centre at Windhager's HQ. There are two or three courses run every month throughout 2014.

'The Barracks' wins LABC NW Building Excellence Award 15 April 2014
A refurbishment project in Bury that saw exemplary teamwork between contractors Servistec and air conditioning supplier Powrmatic, has won the Best Small Commercial Building category in the LABC North West Building Excellence Awards 2014. 'The Barracks' project was also a finalist in the Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion category. The project will now go through to the National finals.

HVAC recruitment specialist grows 15 April 2014
HVAC recruitment specialist Calibre Search says it is increasing the size of its workforce and moving to bigger premises in the North, as demand for professionals across all sectors of the construction industry hits a 16 year high on the back of the market recovery.

Help with domestic RHI 15 April 2014
Help is at hand for installers wanting to take advantage of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

EAL learners to benefit from professional membership 15 April 2014
Plumbing and heating learners taking EAL qualifications are a step closer to professional accreditation, after the awarding organisation received official recognition from CIPHE.

NIBE announces extended heat pump warranty to match RHI 15 April 2014
Following the launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), NIBE has extended the warranty on key products across its heat pump and biomass ranges to seven years. The new industry-leading warranty period was unveiled at NIBE's national installer conference, alongside other new developments including an interactive online RHI payment calculator and an attractive loyalty scheme for installers.

New hire centre for Scotland 11 April 2014
As a result of increasing demand for emergency equipment from its Specialist Hire Division, one of the UK's largest plant hire organisations Andrews Sykes Hire Ltd has opened a new service centre for its chiller and boiler hire range of equipment in Scotland.

Cooling specialist builds service team to 40 in its 40th year 11 April 2014

As it celebrates 40 years in business, British cooling systems manufacturer, Airedale International, continues to swell its ranks, having this week increased its team of field-based service engineers to 40.

All at sea with Geberit 11 April 2014
Geberit's Mapress pipe has been used on-board the new flagship 155 Yacht commissioned by Formula 1 favourite, Eddie Jordan. Built by Sunseeker, the Tri-Deck 155ft super yacht is first of its kind, launched on Monday 24th March from Poole Harbour in Dorset.

Worcester offers more flexible training 10 April 2014
Worcester, Bosch Group is offering a more flexible way for installers to achieve MCS accreditation, in the light of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) launch.

Bosch hails CHP tax exemption 10 April 2014
Bosch Commercial has welcomed Chancellor George Osborne's decision to exempt Combined Heat and Power (CHP) from the 'carbon floor price' as part of the 2014 Budget review.

Airedale continues to increase exports 10 April 2014
Airedale International says it is beginning to see dividends from its plans to increase turnover through export growth.

Toshiba launches flagship training centre 10 April 2014
Toshiba Air Conditioning has opened a new national training centre at its headquarters in Leatherhead.

CIBSE ASHRAE Symposium finds international answers 09 April 2014
Delegates from the UK, USA and other countries gathered for the12th annual CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium, which was held at the Dublin Institute of Technology, from 3 to 4 April.

Domestic RHI scheme is launched 09 April 2014
The Government has launched its long awaited domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which it says will offer homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems in their properties.

Building Controls Show offers free access to industry leading experts 09 April 2014
The Building Controls Show opens its doors for the fourth year running at Sandown Park this October with a number of new product launches set to take place on the show floor. Plans for yet another exciting and informative seminar programme are also underway, offering visitors free access to the industry's leading experts.

Fujitsu appoints sales and marketing director 08 April 2014
FG Eurofred, the UK arm of Fujitsu Air Conditioning, has appointed Ian Carroll as sales and marketing director.

Poole gas fitter fined for dangerous work 07 April 2014
A gas fitter from Poole has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for a series of gas safety breaches which put residents at risk.

Clivet UK appoints sales and marketing director 07 April 2014
Clivet UK, the manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, has appointed Julian Brunnock as sales and marketing director.

Presidents call for integration of green and grey infrastructure 07 April 2014
Calls for a holistic approach to buildings, urban environments and green infrastructure from CIBSE president George Adams and Landscape Institute president Sue Illman opened the 12th annual CIBSE-ASHRAE Technical Symposium at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

CIBSE launches building performance conference and exhibition 07 April 2014
CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) is hosting a major new conference and exhibition addressing building performance and operation on 28 and 29 October at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster.

Airedale's cooling products shortlisted for awards 07 April 2014
Airedale International has been shortlisted in this year's Data Centre Solutions Awards for two of its latest high performance cooling products.

Ashden Awards finalists named 07 April 2014
Low-carbon building pioneers Hemcrete Projects, Demand Logic and the German firm Kéré Architecture have been named as finalists in this year's Ashden Awards, the internationally recognised green energy prize.

OFTEC says domestic RHI is unlikely to work 07 April 2014
According to OFTEC (the Oil Firing Technical Association), the new domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme due to be launched by the Government imminently is costly, impractical and unlikely to attract mass consumer support.

B&ES president elect presents North West Awards 04 April 2014
Andy Sneyd - president elect of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) - joined Peter Williams, chairman of the North West Training Group, in presenting this year's North West Regional Training Awards.

Cool Solutions sees business boom 03 April 2014
Cool Solutions Distribution says that it saw exceptional levels of business over this winter, following on from three consecutive years of growth in air conditioning sales.

Eaton-Williams wins Dell award 03 April 2014
Eaton-Williams Group has won an award from Dell for the development of energy saving free cooling.

Uponor wins European design award 03 April 2014
Uponor has won the 2014 iF Design award for Product Design - Buildings at BMW World in Munich its Q&E Shrink Fit plumbing system.

DECC takes to the road to promote RHI scheme 03 April 2014
DECC is attending a number of exhibitions this spring and summer to help businesses, installers and consumers to find out about the forthcoming Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.

Daikin UK takes van on tour 03 April 2014
Daikin UK's new display van, showcasing its RHI-ready Altherma air-water heat pump range, began a tour of the UK yesterday (2 April).

Remeha Commercial names new area sales manager 02 April 2014
Remeha Commercial has appointed Paul Stokes as area sales manager for the South East regions of Kent, Suffolk and Essex.

Mostra welcomes 156,000 visitors 01 April 2014
A total of 156,000 trade visitors from Europe to the Pacific Islands attended this year's Mostra exhibition in Milan, which ran from 18 to 21 March.