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News Archive - December 2015

BSRIA applauds Apprentice winner 23 December 2015

BSRIA is congratulating the winner of the BBC1 2015 series of the Apprentice, Joseph Valente, announced on Sunday evening (20 December).

ADEY hosts charity golf day 23 December 2015

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions has raised more than £3,500 hosting a charity golf event for The Children’s Air Ambulance, for the second consecutive year.

James Ramsay acquires HCS Energy 23 December 2015

Private equity firm, Nevis Capital, has supported its portfolio business, James Ramsay, to acquire the specialist boiler hire business, HCS Energy.

BSRIA publishes research on BACS market 22 December 2015

According to research from BSRIA, the traditional Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) market has continued to grow steadily over many years, especially in the BRIC countries.

Cool Designs helps Christmas charity 22 December 2015

When the organisers of Winter Coat Amnesty decided not to run its charity collection this year, Cool Designs stepped in with its own warm clothing scheme on behalf of Crisis Christmas.

Nortek makes three new appointments 21 December 2015

Nortek Global HVAC UK, which incorporates the AmbiRad, Benson, Airbloc, Nordair Niche and Reznor brands, has announced three new key appointments.

Airflow to share expertise at the ACR Show 2016 21 December 2015

Airflow Developments, the ventilation solutions manufacturer, will be exhibiting at the ACR Show 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham from the 16-18 February 2016 on stand D40.

Cool-Therm launches new website 21 December 2015

Cool-Therm, the expanding chiller and air conditioning specialist, has launched a new fully responsive website at, complete with an online chiller sizing and selection facility.

BSRIA responds to cut in solar subsidies 21 December 2015

Following the government announcement that subsidies for small scale solar electricity panels on homes are to be cut, BSRIA has expressed disappointment.

Hamworthy Heating website wins award 16 December 2015

Hamworthy Heating has won an award for Best Use of Website at the recently held Construction Marketing Awards.

OFTEC defends apprenticeships 16 December 2015

OFTEC is continuing to champion the on-the-job training scheme, despite recent criticism of the value of some apprenticeships.

Remeha brings Christmas spirit to Brighton’s youth 16 December 2015

Remeha brings Christmas spirit to Brighton’s youth Remeha Commercial has played Father Christmas to teenagers at the Brighton Youth Centre (BYC), with the gift of a new Remeha Gas 110 Eco condensing boiler to restore heating to the city’s busiest ...

BSRIA inspired by low energy house 16 December 2015

BSRIA has applauded a four-bedroomed house in Merseyside that costs £15 a year to run.

JG Speedfit confirms sponsorship of GBmoto Kawasaki team 16 December 2015

JG Speedfit has officially confirmed its 2016 title sponsorship of the GBmoto Kawasaki team, competing in the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship.

Airedale International extends Middle East training programme 16 December 2015

Following the successful launch of its Middle East training programme in 2014, Airedale International, has extended its 2015 schedule to five days which were hosted in Dubai at the end of November.

Airedale International returns to Rawdon home 16 December 2015

Airedale International has announced that it will be fully operational from its redeveloped Rawdon facility by 4 January 2016.

Dedicated training centre to launch in January 15 December 2015

Loughborough University is launching a dedicated training centre to support the building and industrial services industry to tackle the challenges of pipework innovation and energy efficiency installation.

BSRIA calls on government to set direction on climate change 15 December 2015

BSRIA has welcomed the outcome of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which completed the stages of negotiation this weekend in Paris.

SEC Group chief wins award 14 December 2015

Chief executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, Professor Rudi Klein, is the latest recipient of the Clare Edwards Award for outstanding contribution to the practice of construction law.

Airedale International launches Middle East awards programme 14 December 2015

During ‘UAE Innovation Week’ (22-28 November 2015), British cooling systems manufacturer, Airedale International, launched a programme of annual awards for its business partners in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) and Middle East territories.

BSRIA paper focuses on future building trends 14 December 2015

BSRIA has launched a White Paper entitled Future Building Trends – Impacts – Solutions.

Klima-Therm announces new appointment 14 December 2015

Klima-Therm, the expanding chiller and air conditioning specialist, has appointed Tim Boxall as technical sales support manager, as part of its continuing growth strategy for VRF and split systems.

Big Foot expands team in Germany 14 December 2015

Sussex-based Big Foot Systems, which provides non-penetrative rooftop support solutions for mechanical services and safe access equipment, has appointed two German specification managers.

HygroMatik to exhibit at ACR Show 10 December 2015

The 2016 ACR Show will see HygroMatik’s national sales manager and chairman of FETA’s Humidity Group, Andie Chessun, present the white paper Humidity and its Impact on Human Comfort and Wellbeing in Occupied Buildings.

Veolia calls on UK to take biomass seriously 10 December 2015

Today (10 December) at COP21, leading resource management provider Veolia is calling on the UK to take biomass seriously as a renewable energy source to boost capacity to the National Grid.

Torin-Sifan named a finalist in awards 10 December 2015

Torin-Sifan, the producer of energy efficient fan technology to the European air movement industry, was shortlisted as a finalist for the Manufacturing in Action award at this year’s Manufacturer MX Awards 2015.

BSRIA publishes new guide to HIUs 09 December 2015

BSRIA has launched its new Heat Interface Units Guide.

Hamworthy launches commercial boiler for the Channel Islands 08 December 2015

Hamworthy Heating has held an exclusive event in St Helier, Jersey to mark the launch of its specially adapted boiler for the Channel Islands.

Oil prices continue to fall 08 December 2015

According to the latest industry figures oil prices have fallen by a further 10.5%.

First UK ASHRAE section formed 07 December 2015

The first ever ASHRAE section in the UK has been formed, with Steve Gill as president and Edward Murphy as president-elect. The ASHRAE UK-Midlands section is located in Central England covering the counties of ...

ADCAS releases new guide for ductwork ‘in the real world’ 07 December 2015

ADCAS (the Association of Ductwork Control Contractors and Allied Services) has launched a free publication that explains some complex guidance on ductwork cleaning and access doors.

Calorex names new marketing manager 07 December 2015

Calorex has appointed Anne Guerrero as its new marketing manager to further develop its brand identity and spearhead online campaigns.

Retired branch manager coaches peers 04 December 2015

One of Pipe Center and Climate Center’s longest-standing branch managers has assumed a new part-time coaching role for his peers across the UK following his recent retirement.

BSRIA publishes study on big data and convergence 03 December 2015

BSRIA has published a new big data and convergence market briefing which shows that convergence is growing with the increasing uptake of IP products, number of connected users and the emergence of the IoT (Internet of Things).

OFTEC calls on government to re-think carbon strategy 03 December 2015

OFTEC has submitted recommendations to the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee calling for a total re-think on the UK’s low carbon heat strategy to instead focus on incentivising solutions ...

Airedale International celebrates staff loyalty 03 December 2015

More than 55 members of staff at Airedale International Air Conditioning with in excess of 1,100 years of combined service are this year celebrating long service achievements.

Hamworthy Heating wins at Dorset Business Awards 03 December 2015

Hamworthy Heating wins at Dorset Business Awards Hamworthy Heating has won the award for Business Engagement with the Community at the annual Dorset Business Awards, which took place on 26 November and was sponsored by JP Morgan. The award is in ...

Best of both worlds with hybrid VRF system 03 December 2015

Hybrid VRF system delivers the best of VRF and Chiller technologies Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new air conditioning system that delivers levels of comfort normally associated with Chiller technology, whilst providing the flexibility and ...

Carrier Rental Systems expands in Ireland 02 December 2015

Carrier Rental Systems (UK) is expanding its operations in Ireland to better serve its customers.

Ferroli back up to full strength in boiler market 02 December 2015

Italian boiler manufacturer Ferroli has announced that the final negotiations of its restructuring are due to be completed at the end of this year and that boiler production is back to full strength.

BSRIA hopeful of positive outcome from convention 01 December 2015

BSRIA says it is looking forward to the outcome of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Mansfield Pollard appoints VAC business development manager 01 December 2015

Mansfield Pollard has appointed John Hargreaves as VAC business development manager.