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News Archive - April 2016

Airedale International launches new training centre 27 April 2016

Airedale International has unveiled its new state-of-the-art training centre in Rawdon, Leeds.

Survey reveals best HVAC manufacturers to work for 27 April 2016

A new survey conducted by HVAC recruiter Thornhvac has revealed the best HVAC manufacturers to work for, by sector, as chosen by those working in the industry.

Vaillant and Freedom Heat Pumps agree distribution partnership 27 April 2016

Vaillant has announced a new distribution partnership with Freedom Heat Pumps to encourage growth in the heat pump market and expand its installer base and relationships.

Andrews Water Heaters launches race day competition 27 April 2016

Andrews Water Heaters is offering giving heating professionals the chance to win VIP passes to a race day of their choice at one of the UK’s foremost motorsport championships during the 2016 Fun Cup calendar.

Robinsons M & E names new MD 27 April 2016

Commercial engineering firm Robinsons M & E, based in North Yorkshire, has appointed a new managing director.

Remeha supports World Down Syndrome Day 26 April 2016

Remeha Commercial recently supported the fourth annual fundraising party organised by Ray Lloyd, its ASM for the North West, and his wife Melanie, to benefit the inspiring work of four Down’s Syndrome charities.

Apprentice winner’s firm to use service management platform on Samsung 26 April 2016

Samsung Electronics Co has been chosen as the preferred partner of BigChange Apps to roll out its JobWatch mobile app for Impra Gas.

Giacomini’s HIU is first in UK to meet new BSRIA test standard 25 April 2016

In December 2015 BSRIA announced the launch of its new test method for Heat Interface Units.

Polypipe wins Queen’s Award 25 April 2016

Polypipe has received the Queen’s Award in recognition of its work in increasing export activity.

Honeywell launches authorised dealers programme 25 April 2016

Honeywell has launched the Honeywell Authorised Dealers programme to help purchasers ensure they are buying refrigerants that comply with the EU’s F-gas regulation.

New Code of Practice aims to boost heat pump uptake 25 April 2016

CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) has unveiled a new Code of Practice for surface water source heat pumps which aims to help the UK meet targets to cut carbon emissions.

Careers in construction don’t appeal, survey finds 21 April 2016

According to the findings of a YouGov Poll commissioned by Construction United, around two thirds of British people would not consider a career in the construction industry.

RICS report highlights slowdown in private sector housing growth 21 April 2016

According to the latest UK construction market survey for the first quarter of 2016 published by RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) yesterday (20 April), growth in the  private housing sector has slowed down considerably.

OFTEC underlines case for boiler replacement scheme 20 April 2016

According to OFTEC (the Oil Firing Technical Association), a national boiler replacement scheme would be more than five times more effective in reducing carbon emissions from domestic heating than the Government’s domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and should be introduced as a priority by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Hamworthy appoints two sales managers 20 April 2016

Hamworthy Heating has recruited two new area sales managers, following two retirements.

BSRIA and Designing Buildings Wiki launch competition 20 April 2016

BSRIA and Designing Buildings Wiki are launching an open competition calling for ideas that will make buildings perform better.

Speakers at CIBSE Symposium urge more focus on outcomes 20 April 2016

According to former ASHRAE president Richard Rooley, the building services industry needs to give more attention to what it is trying to achieve, and how to manage people, projects and processes to deliver buildings that perform as the clients require.

CIC to manage BEPE project 19 April 2016

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is to take forward and manage the Built Environment Professional Education (BEPE) project from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in 2016/17, on behalf of the built environment sector.

NAPIT training courses aim to bridge the skills gap 19 April 2016

Although the construction industry is seeing positive growth, a number of reports suggest that the construction skills gap is still holding businesses back.

Carbon Trust launches Green Business Fund 18 April 2016

Today (18 April), The Carbon Trust has launched a new fund which it says provides vital capital for smaller businesses to replace old, inefficient equipment, along with expert advice to boost the efficiency and productivity of businesses across England, Scotland and Wales.

Construction businesses risk breaking ethics laws due to supply chain ignorance 18 April 2016

According to new research from supplier risk management company Achilles, construction businesses worldwide are at risk of non-compliance with the Modern Slavery Act, after admitting they have failed to put in place safeguards to protect workers in all tiers of their supply chains. 

Consumer behaviour key to fuelling carbon reduction, says Baxi 18 April 2016

According to Baxi Heating’s marketing director for the UK and Ireland, Andrew Keating, understanding more about the behavioural psychology of consumers will be just as important to reducing carbon emissions as innovative technologies.

Climate Center boosts stock levels ahead of peak season 18 April 2016

Following unprecedented demand last year and as part of a new stocking initiative, Climate Center has increased its stockholding by 50%, compared to the same period last year.

WorldSkills UK confirms competition for 2017 18 April 2016

Following a successful and comprehensive tender process, WorldSkills UK has confirmed that a Refrigeration Air Conditioning competition will be included in the WorldSkills UK Competitions portfolio in 2017.

CIBSE Technical Symposium puts emphasis on collaboration 18 April 2016

CIBSE’s 6th annual Technical Symposium, was dominated on the first day by the need for engineers to work together in order to drive building performance.

Holborn Projects appoints contracts manager 18 April 2016

Holborn Projects, the provider of commercial air conditioning services, has appointed Stephen James as contracts manager, following a period of sustained growth and new business wins.

FETA voices concern over government plans to reduce renewables incentives 18 April 2016

At the 26th annual FETA lunch, held on 14 April at the Brewery in London, chairman Graham Wright updated more than 600 attendees on the association’s activities.

Lochinvar appoints UK sales engineer 13 April 2016

Lochinvar has appointed Scott Mason to a new role as UK sales engineer for integrated renewable solutions.

Altecnic expands Ireland operations with new appointment 13 April 2016

Precision heating and plumbing component specialist, Altecnic Ltd, has strengthened its operations in Ireland with the appointment Chris Reilly as its first country manager for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Future looks bright for family businesses in construction sector 12 April 2016

New research by Oxford Economics for the Institute for Family Business (IFB) Research Foundation has revealed that employment and turnover are up again for UK family businesses.

Worcester unveils new installer loyalty programme 12 April 2016

Worcester, Bosch Group has launched a new initiative aimed at loyal installers of its award-winning product range.

BSRIA responds to Zero Carbon Hub report 11 April 2016

BSRIA says it is disappointed by the findings of the recently published Zero Carbon Hub report ‘Ventilation in New Homes’.

Glen Dimplex Group acquires Ability Projects 11 April 2016

The Glen Dimplex Group has acquired Ability Projects, based in Poole, Dorset, and a specialist in the design, manufacture and supply of fan coil units (FCUs) and digital control technology.

EOGB offers burner training in Italy 11 April 2016

EOGB Energy Product, the burner manufacturer and distributor, has announced a new series of commercial burner training courses to be held in Italy this summer.

Research backs link between trust and best practice 11 April 2016

According to research by the Gas Safe Register, gas engineers are the most trusted of all tradespeople.

Mansfield Pollard launches CPD sessions 11 April 2016

Mansfield Pollard, the commercial kitchen ventilation expert, has launched its first-ever ‘Continuing Professional Development’ (CPD) sessions to support the transfer of kitchen ventilation design knowledge within the industry.

Specialist contractors show support for Construction Strategy 11 April 2016

Industry organisations representing specialist engineering contractors have underlined their support for the Government's newly-published Construction Strategy.

Industry report reveals hybrid is on the rise 11 April 2016

According to an industry survey, the demand for hybrid heating solutions is increasing, as two thirds (66%) of heating professionals look for a way to respond to the heating and hot water needs of vast and varied property portfolios.

University students benefit from director’s wisdom 11 April 2016

The role of natural ventilation in the built environment is being taken from theory into practice for students at the University of Nottingham.

Vaillant becomes partner in Zero Carbon Solution 11 April 2016

Vaillant UK has agreed to become a partner in the Zero Carbon Solution, a consortium of manufacturers who together offer a complete domestic heating package for low and zero carbon new build homes.

Dunham-Bush helps apprentices at Cambridge College 11 April 2016

Dunham-Bush has supplied Cambridge Regional College (CRC) with its latest Lynx Fan Coil Units and complete control systems.

Zehnder e-book dispels myths about radiant heating 11 April 2016

Zehnder e-book dispels myths about radiant heating Zehnder has launched a new free e-book which aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding radiant heating.

NIBE agrees partnership with Grafton Merchanting GB 11 April 2016

NIBE, the renewable heating specialist, has diversified its national distribution network following a new listing partnership with Grafton Merchanting GB.

BSRIA disappointed at Zero Carbon Hub closure 11 April 2016

BSRIA has expressed its disappointment at the recent announcement that the Zero Carbon Hub will be effectively mothballed.

Successful career ahead for Crohn’s sufferer 11 April 2016

Liam Banks, who suffers from Crohn’s disease and was forced to miss lots of school is refusing to let the disease stand in his way and is heading towards a successful plumbing career after enrolling at Leeds College of Building and securing an apprenticeship.

Bosch Professional Power Tools sponsors Tough Mudder series 11 April 2016

Bosch Professional Power Tools is sponsoring the 2016 Tough Mudder UK series.

SBS Leicester opens relocated branch 11 April 2016

SBS Leicester held its branch open day on 4 March.

Purex moves to new headquarters 11 April 2016

Purex, the rapidly expanding fume extraction manufacturer, has relocated from its Rotherham site to new, purpose built headquarters in Doncaster.

Powrmatic recruits engineering manager 11 April 2016

Powrmatic has appointed Lee Herbert as engineering manager.

Jet Environmental appoints CAD technician 11 April 2016

Jet Environmental, the provider of climate control solutions for industrial and commercial buildings, has appointed Anthony Copson as CAD technician.

Conex Bänninger boosts Gulf region sales team 07 April 2016

Conex Bänninger has expanded its sales team in the Middle East with the appointment of Richard Franks as business development manager for the Gulf region.

BSRIA launches new model format for guide 06 April 2016

BSRIA has launched its new model format for Building Services Specifications (BG56/2016).

BSRIA publishes new life cycle costing guide 04 April 2016

BSRIA has launched the new Life Cycle Costing Guide (BG67/2016), which supersedes BG5/2008 Whole Life Costing.

BSRIA responds to government construction strategy 2016-20 04 April 2016

BSRIA has responded to the recently launched Government Construction Strategy 2016-20.

Restaurant blaze demonstrates importance of TR/19 compliance 04 April 2016

A blaze at a London restaurant, which took 72 fire fighters from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) to bring under control after it took hold in the kitchen’s extract ductwork, is a further demonstration of the need for TR/19 compliant ductwork fire safety cleaning, according to Swiftclean Building Services.