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News Archive - March 2015

ADEY announces senior level appointments 30 March 2015

Rapidly growing ADEY Professional Heating Solutions has announced ambitious expansion plans and bolstered its Board of Directors to deliver continuing growth in the UK and Europe.


Ideal Commercial Boilers at The Building Centre 30 March 2015

Ideal Commercial Boilers hosted a special event to launch the new range of Logic Heat Interface Units (HIUs) at The Building Centre in London on 11 March.


Roadshows to help installers with ErP regulations 30 March 2015

Plumb and Parts Center have linked up with key heating manufacturers to help installers understand the new EU regulations and the implications for their businesses.


ELCO UK introduces CIBSE-approved CPD 30 March 2015

ELCO UK has developed a new CIBSE-approved CPD to help building services engineers better understand how to integrate CHP, condensing boilers and heat pumps.


Calorex boosts sales team 30 March 2015

Calorex has recruited Simon Groombridge as its new UK sales manager.


Third round of funds now allocated, says DECC 26 March 2015

DECC has announced that the £70 million available through the recent third release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) has now been fully allocated.


CIC announces new BIM2050 Group members 26 March 2015

The new members of the Construction Industry Council’s (CIC) BIM2050 Group met each other and some of the outgoing group members for the first time yesterday, at an event that marked the start of the new group’s two-year tenure.


TROX makes two senior appointments 26 March 2015

TROX UK has appointed two senior technical staff.


Vent-Axia named a Business Superbrand 26 March 2015

Vent-Axia has been ranked as a UK Business (B2B) Superbrand for 2015.


Award-winning poster campaign translated 26 March 2015

An internationally acclaimed, award-winning poster campaign extolling the too often overlooked virtues and benefits of refrigeration and cooling technology is in the process of being translated into other languages.


DECC announces £25m Central Heating Fund 26 March 2015

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has announced that local authorities can now apply for a share of a £25m Central Heating Fund.


Mansfield Pollard welcomes local MP 25 March 2015

Bradford MP, David Ward, has visited air management expert Mansfield Pollard to help promote its successful apprenticeship programme, marking National Apprenticeship Week and the 2.1 million new apprenticeships created since 2010.


BRE Academy collaborates with Alpin 25 March 2015

The BRE Academy, a leading provider of training for the built environment, has agreed a new partnership with global sustainable built-asset consultancy Alpin.


A1 appoints national sales manager 25 March 2015

A1 Flue Systems has made a key appointment as part of a strategic plan to turn its online domestic flue supply firm into a £7m standalone business within three years.


Riello to continue CIBSE-accredited CPD courses for 2015 24 March 2015

n response to growing demand, Riello has announced that it will continue its free CIBSE-accredited CPD courses through 2015.


B&ES North West helps local school 24 March 2015

Members of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) North West Region have donated £4,500 to Manchester’s Middleton Parish School.


CIBSE publishes new edition of environmental design guide 24 March 2015

Now its eighth edition, CIBSE Guide A: Environmental Design continues to exist as the authoritative reference source for designers and installers of building services, particularly low energy and environmentally sustainable buildings.


Devon heating upgrade scheme wins award recognition 23 March 2015

Kensa Heat Pumps and Westward Housing Group have won the South West Regional Project of the Year at the recent Regional Green Deal & ECO Awards in Exeter for their innovative heating upgrade scheme in Holsworthy, Devon.


Devon landlord prosecuted by HSE 23 March 2015

The Health and Safety Executive has prosecuted a Torquay landlord who illegally carried out annual gas safety checks at his properties despite not being a registered gas engineer.


SenerTec supports sustainable energy showcase 20 March 2015

SenerTec has been raising awareness of the benefits of combined heat and power (CHP), by supporting a sustainable energy showcase in Solihull attended by the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, the Rt Hon Edward Davey MP.


Viessmann increases turnover by four per cent 20 March 2015

The Viessmann Group, the heating, cooling and air-conditioning technology specialist, generated a turnover of around 2.2 billion euros in 2014. That equates to a four per cent increase over the previous year.


Hamworthy Heating launches new website 20 March 2015

Commercial heating and hot water specialist Hamworthy Heating has launched a new website giving improved access to technical product information.


Report looks at bridging the energy performance gap 19 March 2015

A new report produced by the BRE Trust and the Energy Services and Technology Association aims to help facilities managers and building operators bridge the energy performance gap in their building portfolio, so consumption and costs can be reduced for business benefit.


Powrmatic appoints general manager 19 March 2015

Powrmatic has announced the appointment of Adrian Walker in the newly created role of general manager.


Travis Perkins’ merchant brands hone heating and plumbing offer 19 March 2015

Travis Perkins Group’s plumbing and heating division has announced a major programme that is transforming the way its two merchant brands, City Plumbing Supplies (CPS) and Plumbing Trade Supplies (PTS), serve customers.


Demand Logic, Enistic and Max Fordham shortlisted for Ashden Awards 18 March 2015

Energy use intelligence experts Demand Logic and Enistic and building services engineers Max Fordham have all been shortlisted for the 2015 Ashden Awards.


Construction key for economic growth, CIC says 18 March 2015

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) says construction is a key engine for UK economic growth and is pushing this message to the Government in its election briefing published today.


JG Speedfit wins two Wolseley awards 18 March 2015

JG Speedfit has won two Wolseley Supplier of the Year Awards - Plumb Center (Pipe, Valves, Fittings) and bcg Distribution – for the second consecutive year.


Worcester, Bosch opens new distribution centre 17 March 2015

Worcester, Bosch Group was joined by local MP, Robin Walker on 13 March to officially open the doors of its new £9m Bosch Distribution Centre, located on Wainright Road, Warndon, in Worcester.


Heatrae Sadia achieves international energy standard 17 March 2015

Heatrae Sadia has bolstered its commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability after achieving ISO 50001 standard for managing its energy use across its business operations and product portfolio.


ELCO reports successful ISH show 17 March 2015

ISH 2015, held in Frankfurt, Germany, proved to be a hugely successful exhibition for ELCO.


REHAU staff in world record skydiving attempt for charity 17 March 2015

An intrepid group from REHAU have accepted an invitation from the Underfloor Heating Manufacturers Association to take to the skies in June as part of a world record skydiving attempt.


Mansfield Pollard appoints technical sales manager 17 March 2015

 Air management and acoustic control specialist Mansfield Pollard has strengthened its team with the appointment of a technical sales manager.


OFTEC says more support needed for installers to comply with Directive 17 March 2015

OFTEC is calling on installers to ensure that they are fully prepared for the new EU energy efficiency regulations which come into force in September or risk legal action.


Pipework training standards get government approval 16 March 2015

New standards which future apprentices in the pipefitting trades will be expected to achieve by the end of their training have gained ministerial approval.


Fernox announces training dates 16 March 2015

Fernox has announced new training dates and venues for 2015.


CDL opens new air conditioning training centre 16 March 2015

Toshiba distributor Cool Designs Ltd (CDL) has opened a new air conditioning training centre in Glasgow, to serve installers north of the border.


B&ES appoints regional manager 12 March 2015

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has appointed Sophie Cox as regional manager for South West London and Wessex, with immediate effect.


Daikin opens new £1.1m Woking training centre 12 March 2015

Daikin UK has opened a new national training and technology centre in Woking, Surrey, which offers opportunities for hands-on training using the latest technologies.


Airedale joins consortium bidding for funding under AMSCI 12 March 2015

Airedale International is among 22 companies selected for their ‘best-in class’ credentials to form a partnership in a collaborative bid for funding under the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI).


UK manufacturing gets £22m boost 11 March 2015

Hamworthy Heating is one of 22 ‘best in class’ consortium partners working with global engineering and construction company Laing O’Rourke to help accelerate new house building technology in the UK.


BSRIA launches new guide 11 March 2015

BSRIA has published a new guide in a joint venture with the B&ES and CIBSE.


Industry experts join forces to influence UK energy legislation 10 March 2015

Energy consultancy Carbon2018 held its inaugural Energy Legislation Forum last week, bringing together senior executives from energy, property, facilities management and finance to discuss, debate and influence energy legislation in the UK.


DECC allocates extra £3m to boost low carbon heating 10 March 2015

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced today (10 March) that an extra £3m of funding to set up heat networks is being awarded to 55 local authorities in England and Wales.


B&ES North West celebrates its best young talent 10 March 2015

This year’s North West Training Awards were presented during the annual ball organised by the North West Region of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) at the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool.


Changes to ErP Directive on agenda at The ACR Show 09 March 2015

Taking place in Hall 9 at the NEC Birmingham from 16 – 18 February 2016, The ACR Show, organised by Datateam Business Media, will embrace the heating and ventilation sectors for the first time, making it a must-attend event for anyone who needs to  get the most up to date information on the how the most recent and upcoming changes to the Energy Related Products Directive (ErP) will affect the m&e markets.


Mansfield Pollard MD wins award 09 March 2015

Mansfield Pollard’s managing director, Joanna Robinson, has been named ‘Woman of the Year’, Medium Sized Business, at this year’s Barclays Yorkshire Women in Business Awards.


Worcester, Bosch Group responds to new NHS guidelines 09 March 2015

Worcester, Bosch Group’s head of external and governmental affairs, Neil Schofield, attended the launch of new NHS guidelines on 5 March announced by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) as a representative of the UK heating industry and a member of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC).


BREEAM Awards 2015 celebrate world class sustainable buildings 09 March 2015

Some of the best performing buildings assessed under sustainable buildings standard BREEAM, were recognised at the annual BREEAM awards celebration hosted by TV architect Charlie Luxton in London on 3 March.


AMP Air receives long-service award from Toshiba 09 March 2015

AMP Air has been recognised by Toshiba as one of its most successful and long-standing air conditioning distributors.


Cool-Therm focuses on health and safety 09 March 2015

Cool-Therm is updating its employees’ health and safety knowledge as part of a company-wide training initiative.


Remeha Commercial offers new free training courses 09 March 2015

Remeha Commercial has expanded its range of training courses to include free introductory courses for apprentice heating engineers and free CPD sessions for consultants and specifiers at its dedicated training facility in Wokingham.


Kensa launches first fully funded ground source heat pump offer 09 March 2015

Kensa Heat Pumps is to offer free ground source heat pumps to 500 homes across the UK.


Geberit and Twyford appoint new MD 09 March 2015

On 3 February Geberit announced the fulfilment of all conditions for the acquisition of the Sanitec Group.


T&S Heating completes mbo 09 March 2015

Heating and Plumbing specialist T&S Heating has completed a management buyout with the help of a £200,000 invoice discounting line from Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance.


ISH to host 2,400 exhibitors 06 March 2015

ISH, the world trade fair (10 - 14 March) for the the water and energy sectors will welcome over 2,400 exhibitors from over 50 countries when it opens in Frankfurt am Main.


Potterton Commercial appoints new sales director 06 March 2015

Potterton Commercial has expanded its team with the addition of Neville Small as sales director. Neville has worked in the heating industry for 30 years, spending the last seven with Baxi Commercial.


Senertec team strengthened with appointment of new general manager 06 March 2015

SenerTec has bolstered its team of specialists with the appointment of Gary Stoddart as its new general manager. Gary has spent the last 30 years at Baxi Commercial, joining the company as a Commercial Service Engineer in 1985.


Andrews Water Heaters appoints new sales director 06 March 2015

Adding to the company’s growing team of experts, Andrews Water Heaters has appointed a new sales director. Chris Meir has worked in the industry since 2002, having previously worked at Lochinvar for three years and, most recently, Remeha Commercial.


New look for Baxi Commercial 05 March 2015

Baxi Commercial has re-launched under three distinct brands: Potterton Commercial, Andrews Water Heaters and combined heat and power (CHP) specialist SenerTec.


Kitchen fitter fined for breaching gas safety regulations 05 March 2015

A self-employed kitchen fitter from Tyneside has been sentenced for putting the lives of homeowners at risk after falsely claiming to be Gas Safe refgistered.


DECC announces third release of GDHIF 04 March 2015

The Department of Energy and Cimate Change (DECC) has announced that the third release of its Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) worth up to £70 million will take place on 16 March.


Riello supports local cancer care expansion 04 March 2015

Riello has donated £2,500 to the Macmillan Woodlands Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire.


Klima-Therm secures two distribution agreements 04 March 2015

Klima-Therm, the growing chiller and air conditioning specialist, has been appointed UK distributor for Chinese manufacturer Gree’s range of centrifugal chillers.


B&ES appoints new head of regional management 04 March 2015

The B&ES (Building & Engineering Services Association) has appointed Tim Acland to the new post of head of regional management, as part of its commitment to improve and enhance its service to members.


Building firm fined after blocking flue 03 March 2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted building firm Topflite (North West) Ltd after a pregnant woman and her husband showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning at their home in Kirkby.


BSRIA launches new Legionnaires’ Disease risk assessment guide 03 March 2015

BSRIA has recently revised its publications concerning legionella control and has launched Legionnaires’ Disease – Risk Assessment (BG57/2015).


Fernox appoints new North West business development manager 02 March 2015

Fernox has appointed Mike Bradley as its new business development manager in the North West region.


Businesses urged to lead the way in securing a sustainable future 02 March 2015

A parliamentary enquiry into sustainable business practice has recommended that multinational organisations should be leading the way in promoting sustainability, from board level engagement, through the business and their supply chains.


Vaillant launches e-learning platform 02 March 2015

Vaillant has launched a new, interactive online learning platform aimed at installers looking to stay abreast of the latest installation methods and heating technologies.


Wolseley UK backs National Apprenticeship Week 02 March 2015

Wolseley UK is supporting National Apprenticeship Week with the extension of its flagship apprenticeship scheme.


Pink Training Academy invites prospective students 02 March 2015

Last summer Hull manufacturer Ideal Boilers and Derby-based Pink Plumbing joined forces to develop a local specialised training academy for women in the plumbing and heating industry.


Bosch launches new CIBSE accredited district heating training course 02 March 2015

Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating has gained a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) approval by CIBSE for its Introduction to District Heating training programme.


Danfoss offers free training in heating controls 02 March 2015

Danfoss is offering free local training in domestic heating controls for heating installers.


NAPIT urges installers to capitalise on RHI opportunities 02 March 2015

NAPIT (the National Association for Professional Inspectors and Testers) is advising installers to take advantage of the industry growth generated through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).


Ecobuild 2015 starts tomorrow 02 March 2015

Ecobuild 2015 starts tomorrow (3 March) and installers can get a preview of some of the new products in a handy pocket guide to the latest products and solutions set to showcase at the event called NEW@ECOBUILD.


ACR News Awards 2015: winners announced 02 March 2015

This year’s ACR News Awards took place on 26 February at The Brewery in London.


B&ES skills development team welcomes new recruit 02 March 2015

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has appointed Lindsay Gillespie to the new position of standards development and policy co-ordinator – skills, boosting its employment affairs and skills team.