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News Archive - January 2016

Zehnder group UK launches customer experience centre 28 January 2016

Zehnder Group UK has launched a new Customer Experience Centre at its headquarters in Camberley, Surrey.

BESA and ECA launch safety focus forums 28 January 2016

A series of practical Health and Safety Focus Forums have been launched by the Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA), in partnership with the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA).

Widening price gap opens opportunity for CHP growth 28 January 2016

According to the latest figures from the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) there is a growing difference between the rising price of electricity and the cost of natural gas.

Pump House acquired by DiversiTech 26 January 2016

DiversiTech Corp, a leading manufacturer and supplier of HVACR parts and accessories, has purchased Pump House, a premier supplier of ancillary HVACR products based in Nottingham.

ADCAS highlights importance of quality ductwork 26 January 2016

ADCAS (the Association of Ductwork Control Contractors and Allied Services) is calling on the construction industry to pay attention to quality when purchasing ductwork.

Calorex and Dantherm announce new partnership 25 January 2016

Calorex and Dantherm, two of the biggest names in swimming pool ventilation, mobile drying and commercial dehumidification manufacture, have joined forces following their acquisition by new investors.

CIC canvasses sector opinions for strategic review 25 January 2016

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is undergoing a Strategic Review to shape its priorities for the next five years.

BSRIA cheered by recent building announcements 25 January 2016

Following a recent wave of announcements about house building, BSRIA says it is encouraged by the news but is concerned with how this will be achieved, given the shortage of industry skills.

BEST achieves accreditation to international standard 25 January 2016

Building Engineering Services Training (BEST), the training provider and a subsidiary of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has achieved accreditation to the matrix standard.

Bosch strengthens sales team 21 January 2016

Following a continued period of growth, Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating has invested in its sales team and has appointed four new specialist sales managers.

The ACR Show opens in four weeks 21 January 2016

The ACR Show, the UK's only dedicated exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors opens its doors at the NEC, Birmingham in just a few weeks (16-18 February).

BSRIA launches Smart Technology topic guide 19 January 2016

BSRIA has released a topic guide on Smart Technology.

Fresh Aire Europe / Airvention named exclusive EU distributor of Fresh-Aire UV IAQ products 19 January 2016

Fresh Aire Europe / Airvention ApS has been named the exclusive European distributor for Fresh Aire UV , a division of Triatomic Environmental, Jupiter, Fla, ...

UKLPG urges LP gas users to be prepared this winter 18 January 2016

After a mild start to the winter, the recent cold snap has prompted UKLPG, the trade body for the Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gas industry, to advise householders and business owners to check their LP gas supply.

Top class boilers key to installers’ success in 2016 18 January 2016

According to a new survey by Ideal Boilers installers expect a hectic 2016, but believe top class boilers and technical support are key to their success.

Mansfield Pollard makes new appointment 18 January 2016

Air management expert Mansfield Pollard has appointed Nick Baldwin as its new estimating and proposals manager.

A1 agrees Battersea Power Station deal 18 January 2016

A1 agrees Battersea Power Station chimney deal A1 Flue Systems has signed a landmark agreement with Skanska, the main contractor for Phase 2 – the power station itself – at Battersea Power Station.


Countdown begins to the ACR Show 2016 18 January 2016

Taking place in Hall 9 at the NEC Birmingham from 16-18 February, The ACR Show is the only national exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors.

Bosch enters UK air conditioning market 18 January 2016

Bosch Commercial and Industrial is entering the UK air conditioning market with the launch of a new Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) range.

ICOM forms working group on water treatment 14 January 2016

The ICOM Energy Association has announced the formation of a water treatment working group to address the lack of standards and codes of practice relating to water treatment for non-domestic heating systems.

BSRIA to present at AHR Expo 2016 14 January 2016

BSRIA will be delivering global HVAC trends presentations at the 2016 AHR Expo in Orlando on Monday 25 and repeated on Tuesday 26 January from 8:00 – 9:30 am.

Nortek appoints European sales manager 14 January 2016

Nortek Global HVAC, which incorporates the AmbiRad, Benson, Airbloc, Nordair Niche and Reznor brands, has appointed Kevin Hartshorne as European sales manager.

Humidity Solutions strengthens sales team 14 January 2016

Humidity Solutions has strengthened its sales team further with the appointment of Andy Munson as dehumidification sales manager.

Consolidation continues in the UK builders and plumbers merchants market 13 January 2016

According to a new report from AMA Research, the builders and plumbers merchants market has seen a strong recovery during 2013 and 2014, following a period of relatively poor market performance, reaching growth of 6% in 2013 and 9% in 2014.

BSRIA expresses concern over government consultation 13 January 2016

BSRIA says it is concerned about the outcome of a government consultation which could lead to a 15% VAT increase for domestic solar panels and other renewable energy products after falling foul of EU rules.

ebm-papst acquires electronics specialist IKOR 13 January 2016

The ebm-papst Group has acquired a majority shareholding in Spanish electronics specialist IKOR for an undisclosed sum, effective from 1 January 2016.

Ideal launches traineeship programme 13 January 2016

Ideal Boilers has launched a pilot trainee diagnostic engineer programme with three students.

ADEY makes four new appointments 13 January 2016

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions has made four new appointments to its sales team across the domestic and commercial sectors.

Landlord prosecuted for gas safety failings 12 January 2016

A private landlord has been prosecuted after failing to provide gas safety certificates for two rented properties.

BSRIA appoints new northern business manager 11 January 2016

BSRIA has appointed June Davis as business manager for its northern operation effective from today (11 January).

Brunel voted favourite engineer in BSRIA competition 11 January 2016

Isambard Kingdom Brunel has been voted as the ‘favourite and most influential engineer’ in a competition launched by BSRIA.

Construction industry tops most searched companies of 2015 11 January 2016

According to new research by Creditsafe, eight of the 10 most searched for UK companies on its during 2015 operate in the construction industry or are specialist suppliers to the sector.

Fernox recruits technical project manager 11 January 2016

Fernox has appointed Richard Crisp as a technical project manager.

Windhager UK offers free training to local installers 11 January 2016

Windhager UK, the biomass heating specialist, has partnered with Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES) Council to offer free renewable energy training to local installers.

BESA strengthens technical team 07 January 2016

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA, formerly B&ES) has appointed Tim Rook to the new senior position of technical director and Jack Verber as technical assistant.

Competition launched to find the oldest working York chiller 04 January 2016

Air conditioning and refrigeration contractors, service companies and end-users have been invited to enter a competition to find the oldest working York chiller in the UK and Ireland.

Irish international footballer visits Ideal 04 January 2016

Ideal Boilers had a visit from the Tigers’ Irish international David Meyler on 15 December.

Honeywell completes Elster acquisition 04 January 2016

Honeywell has completed the acquisition of Elster, a global leader in gas heating, controls, metering and advanced technology and a division of Melrose Industries plc.