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News Archive - October 2015

Ravenheat further expands sales and customer service team 29 October 2015

Ravenheat has appointed two new area sales managers and one new field service and breakdown engineer, as it continues to expand its sales and customer service team.

Ideal Boilers gets behind the Big Energy Saving Week 28 October 2015

Ideal Boilers is encouraging installers and homeowners to support the Big Energy Saving Week campaign.

Ideal installer backs motorcycle ace 28 October 2015

Ideal Boilers’ Accredited Installer Dave Beeson of Beeson Plumbing in Grimsby has always been interested in motorbikes and was looking to support a local racer when he was approached by aspiring rider Craig Neve, a full-time electrician at Scunthorpe Steelworks.

Researchers collaborate on new low carbon cities projects 28 October 2015

Researchers from UK and Chinese universities are collaborating on four new projects to work towards achieving low carbon cities in the UK and China.

Ideal Boilers to reinforce CO safety message 28 October 2015

Installers are being urged to use the key messages of CO Awareness Week when talking to their customers about boiler servicing, maintenance and ongoing, efficient and safe operation.

BSRIA reacts to news that safety exams were rigged 28 October 2015

BSRIA has expressed concern at the revelation that construction safety exams have been rigged.

CIPHE ceo awarded Fellowship 28 October 2015

Kevin Wellman, ceo of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), has been awarded a Fellowship from The Council of the City and Guilds of London Institute, its highest honour.

Big Foot Europe appoints new commercial manager 27 October 2015

Sussex-based Big Foot Systems, a specialist in non-penetrative rooftop support solutions for mechanical services and safe access equipment, has appointed  Stuart Freeman as Commercial Manager for Europe. 

BSRIA technical manager to speak at Eco Asia Expo 27 October 2015

BSRIA technical manager, Compliance Department, Tom Jones, is delivering a speech at the Eco Asia Expo in Hong Kong on regarding energy efficiency in buildings.

UK urged to wise up on water consumption 27 October 2015

When compared to other European countries the UK is an incredibly high consumer of water, averaging 150 litres per day and over one tonne every week per person. If embedded water from food consumption is also included, this figure is magnified.

Hamworthy tracks down its oldest boiler 22 October 2015

Hamworthy Heating recently embarked on a quest to find the oldest installed and working Hamworthy boiler.

ECA meets energy minister as solar deadline looms 22 October 2015

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has urged Minister of State for Energy Andrea Leadsom MP to rethink proposed government cuts to solar PV subsidies, during a meeting on 21 October.

Airedale unveils training programme for 2016 22 October 2015

Airedale International, the air conditioning and refrigeration specialist, has published its 2016 training programme.

Veolia calls for corporate carbon tax 22 October 2015

Veolia has called for a corporate carbon tax to be implemented at COP 21.

BSRIA backs comments from UN chief environment scientist 22 October 2015

BSRIA supports the comments made by the UN’s chief environment scientist, Professor Jacquie McGlade, who has criticised the cuts in support for renewable energy made in the UK and said that “we were shifting away from clean energy as the rest of the world rushed towards it”.

Double acquisition for Adexsi 20 October 2015

The Adexsi group is continuing to expand and has now acquired SIH and Eternit Flachdach.

B&ES hosts annual North West Golf Day 20 October 2015

The B&ES’ North West Region recently held its annual golf day at the Pikefold Golf Club, Bury, Lancashire.

Eaton-Williams becomes part of Nortek Global HVAC 20 October 2015

Eaton-Williams Group Limited is now part of Nortek Global HVAC in Europe, following the restructuring of business segments by parent company, Nortek Inc.

Space Air attends Daikin Europe conference 19 October 2015

Daikin distributor Space Airconditioning plc, along with a small group of its customers, joined a total of 177 delegates from Europe, Africa and the Middle East attending an International Applied Systems Conference hosted by Daikin Europe this month.

Mansfield Pollard wins Yorkshire Post business award 19 October 2015

Mansfield Pollard has won the Outstanding Employer of the Year award at this year’s Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards, which were held at The Queens Hotel, Leeds on 14 October. 

Johnson Controls joins White House round table 19 October 2015

On 15 October, Johnson Controls joined a White House round table discussion on actions toward a phase down of high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants. 

Flogas Britain introduces specialist LNG team 19 October 2015

Flogas Britain introduces specialist LNG team Flogas Britain, one of the UK’s leading liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) providers, has created a specialist LNG team, dedicated to offering LNG solutions to UK businesses.

CIC East Midlands launches BE INSPIRED 19 October 2015

CIC East Midlands launches BE INSPIRED The East Midlands regional committee, in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, has launched the BE INSPIRED challenge - in the style of Dragons’ Den meets The Apprentice.

HVR Awards 2015 winners announced! 16 October 2015

The 2015 HVR awards took place last night at the 5* Chelsea Harbour Hotel hosted by Paul Sinha, best known for his role in popular ITV game show, The Chase.

AirSource Ventilation celebrates five years 15 October 2015

AirSource Ventilation, the manufacturer of heat pumps and other products for commercial and industrial heating and air conditioning, is celebrating its first five years in business.

Carrier Rental Systems gears up for deep freeze 15 October 2015

According to recent weather predictions, the warm autumn spell could give way to one of the coldest winters for many years, with a high risk of significant snowfall.

Demand increases for permanent construction staff 14 October 2015

According to the latest data from the Report on Jobs, produced by Markit and published by KPMG and the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation), growth in demand for permanent staff accelerated, while the need for temporary workers slowed down in September this year.  

Windhager recruits eight new staff 14 October 2015

Windhager UK has expanded its team with the addition of eight new members of staff.

SKILLcard switches to smart technology 13 October 2015

As part of a strategy to further improve professional standards across the building engineering services industry, the Engineering Services SKILLcard is converting to ‘smart’ technology.

CIBSE reveals winners of 2015 Young Engineers Awards 13 October 2015

CIBSE has announced the winners of this year’s Young Engineers Awards.

Calorex announces revamp of marketing and brand identity 13 October 2015

Calorex, the UK dehumidifier and heat pump manufacturer, has announced a shake-up of its marketing and brand identity.

B&ES conference to focus on skills shortage 12 October 2015

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) is hosting a major conference in London on Wednesday 4 November to help the industry to tackle its increasing skills shortage.

A1 makes two new appointments 12 October 2015

A1 Flue Systems has appointed Stuart Henderson as area sales manager and Stuart Craigon as a contract engineer, boosting its sales and engineering support in Scotland.

Construction starts on ebm-papst’s new German distribution centre 08 October 2015

Work has begun on the construction of ebm-papst’s new 38,000sq m distribution centre near its Hollenbacher factory in Germany.

LG opens new training academy 07 October 2015

LG has celebrated the official opening of its training academy at its new headquarters in Brooklands with an open day attended by the media, distributors, installers, contractors and team members.

BSRIA to host Soft Landings and GSL seminar 07 October 2015

BSRIA is holding a Soft Landings and Government Soft Landings convergence seminar on 6 November, at the Royal Marriott Hotel in Bristol.

Heinz Trox dies at the age of 81 05 October 2015

Heinz Trox, the majority shareholder of TROX GmbH, died on 1 October 2015, aged 81.

Ruskin continues to expand with double acquisition 05 October 2015

Ruskin continues to expand with double acquisition The Ruskin Air Management group of companies has acquired indoor air quality specialist Trion and the clean air system manufacturer Envirco, as it continues to expand.

Parliamentary Group asks: how can new build housing be improved? 05 October 2015

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment is calling on organisations, businesses and individuals to submit evidence on how the quality of new build housing in England could be improved.  

Social housing heating project praised by Minister 05 October 2015

Kensa Heat Pumps has been working in partnership with Trent & Dove Housing to install ground source heat pumps to almost 200 rural sheltered properties in East Staffordshire.

HETAS registrants can benefit from second endorsement 05 October 2015

Heating and plumbing professionals with a HETAS accreditation now have the chance to gain a second endorsement from Which? Trusted Traders.

Vaillant Group announces raft of senior appointments 05 October 2015

Vaillant Group UK’s managing director, Jim Moore, has confirmed a restructuring of his senior teams to boost the firm’s ambitious channel strategy in the UK heating market.

Johnson Controls and Hitachi complete global air conditioning joint venture 05 October 2015

Johnson Controls, Hitachi, Ltd and Hitachi Appliances Inc have completed their global joint venture agreement and will now begin operating as Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning with immediate effect.

Cool-Therm launches new Southern office 05 October 2015

Cool-Therm has opened a new South of England office to serve the growing London, South East and Home Counties market.

Worcester, Bosch Group hosts heating conference on social housing 05 October 2015

Worcester, Bosch Group recently held its second annual conference for influencers in the social housing sector, aimed at managing warmth within UK housing stock.

Zehnder launches new website 05 October 2015

Zehnder has re-launched its UK website at