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News Archive - September 2014

Partners fined for dangerous work 29 September 2014

Following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), two partners in a home improvement company have been fined after building work at a house left a woman and her foster children exposed to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Plumbing and heating firm risked lives 24 September 2014

Following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) a plumbing and heating company, and two self-employed people who worked for them, have been prosecuted for gas safety failings at more than 300 properties.

NEF launches campaign to improve nation's energy knowledge 22 September 2014

The National Energy Foundation has launched a programme of 10 ‘Big Ideas’ - projects to help improve the nation’s energy literacy.

RDM acquires Asian operation as global expansion continues 22 September 2014

Resource Data Management has acquired RDM Asia as part of its global growth strategy.

KPMG report says cash position and margins are not sustainable 22 September 2014

Analysis of the largest UK construction contractors indicates that despite greater deal-flow, the financial position of many contractors remains weak, with cash balances and margins down, according to a new report published by KPMG.

London dominated construction market in August 22 September 2014

New figures reveal that London accounted for a third of the total value of UK construction contracts in August, dominating across commercial and retail, residential and education sectors. 

National energy survey raises concerns 22 September 2014

According to a survey by ComRes on behalf of the National Energy Foundation, British people know less about energy than they think.

ADEY announces latest sludge competition winner 22 September 2014

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions, has chosen the latest winner of its popular #ShowUsYourSludge social media competition.

Worcester is top in Which? boiler report 22 September 2014

Worcester, Bosch Group, has again come out on top in the Which? boiler report, having been awarded Which? Best Buys for the fourth year running across its complete Greenstar gas fired boiler range.

ABB checklist helps building services consultants 22 September 2014

ABB has produced a checklist that helps building consultants to specify the most up-to-date variable-speed drive (VSD).

ADEY triathletes raise money for charity 22 September 2014

Six members of Team ADEY MagnaClean took part in the Cheltenham Triathlon on Sunday 13 September raising more than £1,000 for Leukaemia Intensive Therapy (LINC) and Sandford Parks Lido.

Trane launches first store in Europe 22 September 2014

 Trane has opened its first Trane Store in Europe to provide better and quicker solutions to customers’ needs.

JS Humidifiers rebrands as Condair plc 22 September 2014

JS Humidifiers is rebranding to Condair plc from 15 October.

CDL launches air conditioning training blitz 18 September 2014

Toshiba distributor Cool Designs Ltd, which pioneered online video-based training, is now launching a comprehensive programme of classroom-based courses for air conditioning engineers, consultants and end users.

ACR Show 2016 set to connect, inspire and engage 17 September 2014

The ACR Show, the UK's only dedicated event for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry returns to the NEC, Birmingham 16-18 February 2016. 

OFGEM claims RHI north south divide 17 September 2014

According to the first quarterly OFGEM review of homes installing renewable heating technologies under the Government’s domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, the largest take up has been in the south of of England, underlining concerns that the RHI is only viable for more affluent homeowners.

Ecovision appoints new general manager and sales director 16 September 2014

Ecovision Renewables has appointed its sales manager, Paul Dean, as general manager and sales director.

Humidity Solutions boosts sales team 16 September 2014

 Humidity Solutions has recruited Wayne Hayward to strengthen its sales team.

Cool-Therm acquires AC AirCon 16 September 2014

Cool-Therm has acquired AC AirCon Ltd, the specialist supplier of chiller and compressor parts.

Kingspan Environmental partners Albion in giveaway promotion 15 September 2014

Trade partners of Kingspan Environmental could be in with a chance of winning up to £1,000 in a £20,000 giveaway promotion in partnership with Albion Ultrasteel.

Remeha Commercial moves to new HQ 15 September 2014

On 25 September Remeha Commercial is moving its sales and administrative headquarters to new, larger premises at Innovation House, Oaklands Business Park in Wokingham.

CITB partners the Build Show 15 September 2014

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has joined the Build Show as an Event Partner.

FPS warns consumers to order oil early 15 September 2014

Heating oil trade association, the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS), has joined forces with the Government and consumer bodies ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England), Citizens Advice Bureau and Consumer Futures to urge heating oil early before winter weather arrives.

Ecobuild launches Practical Installer ‘business hub’ 15 September 2014

Re-invented to put profit in the pockets of every installer, whether just setting up, surviving or thriving in the renewables market, Plumb Center’sbusiness at Ecobuild 2015 ( promoting opportunities across the biomass and heat pump markets.

ADEY supports Gas Safety Week 15 September 2014

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions is supporting this year’s Gas Safety Week (15-21 September) by equipping installers with the tools to ensure their customers’ heating systems are safe and efficient.

UK construction giants meet to discuss the circular economy 15 September 2014

On 17 September construction giants will meet to pool the latest thinking and progress towards adoption of the circular economy in the built environment.

B&ES survey highlights continuing market improvement 11 September 2014

According to the latest state of trade survey conducted by the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES), business is continuing to improve for its members, with increased order books and enquiries being reported virtually across the board.

Building firm owner breached gas safety law 10 September 2014

The owner of a building company from Leatherhead in Surrey has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for breaching gas safety law.

OFTEC goes on the road with technician events 10 September 2014

OFTEC is taking to the road this autumn with two exclusive events planned in Cambridge and Exeter to help technicians get the most from their registration.

Viessmann celebrates 25 years in the UK 10 September 2014

Viessmann has marked 25 years of operations in the UK with a celebratory event at its UK headquarters in Telford, Shropshire on 9 September.

Fernox appoints technical project engineer 09 September 2014

Fernox has recruited John Tate as technical project engineer.

Accrington landlord fined for gas safety failings 08 September 2014

A landlord from Accrington has been fined after ignoring repeated warnings about arranging an annual gas safety check at a house in the town.

Kensa addresses fuel poverty at NHF annual conference 08 September 2014

Kensa Heat Pumps is hosting an exclusive workshop at this year’s National Housing Federation Annual Conference at the ICC in Birmingham from 17-19 September.

B&ES president says training must embrace whole construction chain 08 September 2014

President of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) Andy Sneyd (pictured) said that an understanding by all parties to the construction process of the operation of the entire supply chain is essential if the UK industry is to achieve and maintain genuinely world class status.

NAPIT and Kensa launch ground source heat pump roadshows 08 September 2014

NAPIT (the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers) is working with specialist ground source heat pump manufacturer Kensa to help dispel the myths surrounding ground source heat pumps through a series of roadshows.

Honeywell joins BMF 08 September 2014

Honeywell is the latest company to join the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) as its supplier members continue to grow.

CIBSE ASHRAE Young Engineer awards shortlist revealed 04 September 2014

Nine leading young building services engineers have been shortlisted for the 2014 CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year Award, with six companies in the running to be CIBSE Employer of the Year.

Baxi Commercial renames parts division 04 September 2014

Baxi Commercial has renamed its Interpart division Baxi Genuine Parts.

Torin-Sifan joins EVIA 04 September 2014

Torin-Sifan is now a member of the European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA ).

Big Foot Systems names new technical marketing manager 04 September 2014

Big Foot Systems has appointed Joe Rose as technical marketing manager.

BSRIA launches new guide 03 September 2014

BSRIA’s new guide entitled Safety in Building Services Design aims to help designers with the space planning of building services.

BEAMA launches campaign to educate consumers about poor ventilation 03 September 2014

Current poor ventilation in British homes is placing occupants at risk of serious health issues.

CIC BIM2050 Group publishes report on our digital future 03 September 2014

BIM2050 group has published its much anticipated Built Environment 2050: A Report on our Digital Future.

B&ES appoints head of new department 02 September 2014

Mark Oakes has been appointed to the new post of head of specialist group services and association secretary at the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES), following the retirement of Gareth Keller after 18 years of distinguished service.

CIC hosts second successful speed mentoring event 02 September 2014

Construction industry professionals attended the Construction Industry Council (CIC) 2050 Group’s second speed mentoring event last week.

New speakers announced for BCIA and B&ES Summit 01 September 2014

New speakers have been announced for 10-80-10 The Building Services Summit which has been launched by The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) and B&ES (Building & Engineering Services Association).

CIBSE conference and exhibition set to inform the industry 01 September 2014

CIBSE’s forthcoming Leadership in Building Performance Conference and Exhibition promises to share knowledge across the industry.

OFTEC launches renewable technology registration service 01 September 2014

OFTEC has introduced new classes of registration for solar thermal systems and heat pumps, to support technicians working in renewable technologies, and plans to extend this further to cover biomass next year.

Carrier Rental Systems grows UK operations 01 September 2014

Carrier Rental Systems is expanding its UK operations with a major investment at its headquarters in Thorpe, Surrey.

Bosch increases sales presence in Scotland and Cumbria 01 September 2014

Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating has expanded its sales presence with a new appointment for the Scotland and Cumbria area.

Baxi Commercial boosts sales team 01 September 2014

Baxi Commercial has expanded its sales team to boost its presence within the commercial heating market.

Plymouth landlord fined for dangerous gas oven 01 September 2014

Plymouth landlord fined for dangerous gas ovenA Plymouth landlord has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for risking the lives of a young mother and her child, by providing a dangerous gas oven installed in the house.

Cornerstone launches new construction industry website 01 September 2014

Cornerstone has introduced a new websites projects, people, products and businesses together to provide an effective marketing platform, a database of searchable building information and a digital record of who built what.

Delron appoints operations director 01 September 2014

Delron Services Ltd (DSL) has appointed Martin Burton as operations director.