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News Archive - May 2014

Klima-Therm expands sales team 29 May 2014
Klima-Therm has announced two new appointments to target strategic growth.

Space Air appoints new AHU sales manager 29 May 2014
Space Airconditioning, the Guildford based Daikin distributor, has appointed Steve Shefford as applied system sales manager with responsibility for the extensive Daikin AHU range of products.

Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating hails Welsh Part L targets 29 May 2014
Ambitious targets outlined under Part L of the Welsh Building Regulations have been welcomed by a leading commercial and industrial heating manufacturer.

Low-carbon building specialist wins national green award 27 May 2014
Hemcrete Projects has won the 2014 Ashden Sustainable Buildings Award, supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation. The Ashden Awards are one of the UK's leading green energy awards, and were announced on May 22 at the official Ashden Awards Ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society.

Top industry names to speak at OFTEC's Awards for Excellence 2014 27 May 2014
A line up of leading names in the oil heating industry are set to speak at OFTEC's new look Awards for Excellence 2014 event which also incorporates a trade show, seminar programme and mini conference in the day's agenda.

Call for gas absorption heat pumps to be added to non-domestic RHI 27 May 2014
The Industrial and Commercial Energy Association (ICOM) is joining the call for gas absorption heat pumps to be included in the non-domestic renewable heat incentive.

TICA joins NSCC giving specialist contractors an even stronger voice 22 May 2014
The Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA) has joined the National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC) this month.

REA welcomes WHA as affiliate association 22 May 2014
REA (the Renewable Energy Association) has announced that the newly formed Wood Heat Association (WHA) will join as an affiliate trade association today (22 May).

Daikin Europe presents interactive Hot&Cold exhibition at Milan Design Week 22 May 2014
Daikin Europe and Fabrica, Benetton Group's communication research centre, have hosted Hot&Cold, an interactive exhibition inviting visitors to participate in an immersive laboratory of hot and cold experiences, as part of this year's Milan Design Week.

Construction activity falls as fears grow about reliance on house building 22 May 2014
House building failed to sustain the growth in construction activity in April according to recent figures, despite it still accounting for a third of the total value of new contracts awarded.

OFTEC responds to disparity of new Green Deal schemes 22 May 2014
News that the Scottish Government's recently announced (9 May) Green Homes Cashback Fund is to allow householders to upgrade their oil boilers has been welcomed by OFTEC, the Oil Firing Technical Association.

Daikin Europe to fund planting of 100,000 trees 21 May 2014
Daikin Europe NV is donating €50,000 to plant 100,000 trees despite missing its target of 100,000 'likes' for its Facebook page on Earth Day 2014.

Spirotech moves to new head office 21 May 2014
Spirotech, the global provider of total heating and cooling system protection and water treatment, has relocated to a new UK head office as part of a significant investment programme.

Installers urged to back change in CO law 21 May 2014
Installers are being urged to back a campaign which aims to save lives by changing the law on carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

Daikin Emura wins red dot award for product design 21 May 2014
Daikin Emura has won the prestigious 2014 red dot award for product design in the air conditioning category.

Alpha recruits technical sales manager 20 May 2014
Alpha Heating Innovation has appointed Paul Ricketts as a new technical sales manager, covering London and all areas within the M25.

B&ES Yorkshire helps Sailfree charity 20 May 2014
The B&ES (Building & Engineering Services Association) Yorkshire Region has made a £2,000 donation to the Sailfree charity at Otley Sailing Club.

On-line training webinar on air curtains 20 May 2014
JS Air Curtains is to offer a 45 minute webinar that will provide online training to consultants, contractors and facilities managers on air curtain system design, selection, controls and potential applications.

Albion makes strategic appointment 19 May 2014
Albion Valves has appointed Paul Wightman as technical specifications manager.

Blackburn landlady fined for breaching gas safety regulations 19 May 2014
A landlady from Blackburn has been fined for repeatedly ignoring warnings about arranging an annual gas safety check at a property with five gas appliances.

HSE prosecutes serial offender 19 May 2014
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has successfully prosecuted a man from Radstock for illegal gas work at properties in Shepton Mallet, Midsomer Norton and Paulton.

Redring Xpelair Group makes senior appointment 15 May 2014
Redring Xpelair Group (RXG) has appointed Steve Holton as strategic marketing director.

Opportunities for renewable energy being missed, claims Trina Solar 15 May 2014
Trina Solar a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions, and services, has called on the construction industry to give the development of solar energy more attention as the latest house building figures show a 28 per cent rise in registrations in 2013 compared to 2012.

Hamworthy Heating launches new energy saving CPD presentation 15 May 2014
Hamworthy Heating has developed a new CIBSE accredited CPD presentation which looks at the practicalities of how to save energy in commercial heating and hot water projects and the best way to quantify those savings from the whole-life perspective.

CDL launches online training programme for air conditioning installers 15 May 2014
Cool Designs has launched an online video training programme to update the skills of air conditioning installers and service engineers.

Ambirad makes three appointments 14 May 2014
AmbiRad has appointed Shaneela Majid as customer operations manager and Tim Horsfall as engineering manager. They will both be based at the Midlands office.

Fireseal expands sales team 14 May 2014
Carpenter, the manufacturer of Fireseal, has expanded its sales team to meet increasing demand for its acoustic, fire retardant flexible foam, developed for use in the heating and ventilation, and construction sectors.

ICOM creates new BIM working group 14 May 2014
ICOM (Industrial and Commercial Energy Association) has created a new BIM Working Group and is working in collaboration with CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers) to develop a suitable information structure.

Marflow Hydronics offers CPD training on PICVs 14 May 2014
Marflow Hydronics is running its CPD training courses on Pressure Independent Control Valves again this year.

AREA elects new board members 14 May 2014
A new board of directors was elected by members of AREA (Air conditioning and Refrigeration European Association) for 2014-2016 at its General Assembly meeting from 9-10 May in Padua, Italy.

Frigesco flash defrost system wins international award 14 May 2014
Frigesco's flash defrost system for cold rooms and refrigerated cabinets has won a prestigious international award at Clean Equity Monaco 2014.

New CIBSE president calls for global response to global challenges 12 May 2014
CIBSE's new international president, Peter Kinsella, has called for a global response to global challenges.

Mitsubishi Electric unveils new national apprenticeship scheme 08 May 2014
Mitsubishi Electric is launching a national apprenticeship scheme to train air conditioning engineers of the future.

Eighth edition of Building Regulations in Brief published 08 May 2014
Building Regulations in Brief by Ray Tricker and Samantha Alford, is now available in its eighth edition, having undergone its most comprehensive revision to date.

OFTEC calls for fair deal on oil heating 07 May 2014
OFTEC (the Oil Firing Technical Association) has written to 232 MPs representing rural constituencies across England and Wales following the recent announcement about the Government's new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.

Knauf Insulation questions absence of loft insulation from list 07 May 2014
Knauf Insulation has issued a response to the Department of Energy & Climate Change's (DECC) recent announcement regarding extra money being offered to homeowners for green home makeovers.

Nortek completes acquisition of Thomas & Betts' hvac business 07 May 2014
Nortek has completed its acquisition of the hvac business of Thomas & Betts Corporation for approximately $260m on a cash and debt-free basis.

Worcester, Bosch says installer buy-in is crucial with Green Deal 07 May 2014
Worcester, Bosch Group has tentatively welcomed the Government's new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.

Uponor takes to the road with BSS Industrial 07 May 2014
Uponor, has joined up with commercial heating and pipeline distributor, BSS Industrial, for its 2014 summer road show.

Fernox announces competition winner 06 May 2014
Fernox has revealed the winner of its Valentine's Day 'I Heart Fernox' competition.

Essex man prosecuted for illegal gas work 06 May 2014
A Chelmsford gas installer has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work at a home in Colchester.

New area sales engineer for Airedale International 06 May 2014
Airedale International has appointed Andy Parkes as area sales engineer for the West Midlands.

PRASEG event aims to boost awareness of gas heating innovation 06 May 2014
PRASEG, the All-Party Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group, is holding an event entitled 'The role of gas heating innovation in a changing policy environment' at the House of Commons in London on 12 May.

Vent-Axia wins outstanding company award 06 May 2014
Vent-Axia has been named an 'Outstanding Company' for 2014 by Plimsoll Publishing.

Eclipse Magnetics boosts sales team 06 May 2014
Gavin James has been appointed area sales manager (north) - heating products for Eclipse Magnetics.

BSS Industrial starts work on expanding distribution centre 06 May 2014
BSS Industrial has broken ground at its established Magna Park National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Leicestershire, to extend its warehouse space by a further 38,500 square feet.

Ideal revamps Hull manufacturing site 06 May 2014
Ideal Boilers is transforming its manufacturing site, benefitting the business and its local environment.

CIBSE helps to launch new construction curriculum 06 May 2014
CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) supported Design Engineer Construct! learning programme is now approved for the Department for Education's 2016 performance league tables.

Waterloo Air Products expects to double growth in 2014 01 May 2014
Waterloo Air Products has revealed that it expects to double its growth in 2014.

Continued success for Bosch CPD programme 01 May 2014
More than 250 industry members have now completed the Bosch Commercial & Industrial Heating CPD programme on Combined Heat & Power (CHP) technology since the course was launched last October.

Volution acquires German ventilation manufacturer 01 May 2014
Volution Holdings, which comprises five businesses including Manrose and Vent-Axia, has acquired the assets and business of Öko-Haustechnik inVENTer GmbH (inVENTer), a leading manufacturer of decentralised residential heat recovery ventilation products in Germany.

B&ES Wales shows support for local charities 01 May 2014
B&ES (Building & Engineering Services Association) Wales has donated £1,700 to local charities following the first social event it has held since its formation in February this year.