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News Archive - January 2017

Hamworthy fuels journey to Dakar 2018 27 January 2017

Richard Main dreams big. The former multi British AMCA (Amateur Motor Cycle Association) and European Champion is preparing, with a little help from Hamworthy Heating, to participate in Dakar 2018; a 15 day race through South America.

New structure for Remeha’s southern sales team 27 January 2017

Commercial heating manufacturer Remeha has restructured its southern sales team and divisions as the company continues its growth path into 2017. 

Fläkt Woods publishes new guide 26 January 2017

Fläkt Woods has published a guide on how to calculate the effect of jet fans on air and smoke flow rates in enclosed car parks.

SAV welcomes more rigorous testing for HIUs 26 January 2017

SAV Systems has welcomed the announcement of a new regime for testing heat interface units (HIUs), noting its potential to significantly improve the performance of heat networks.

A1 Flues appoints new North East sales rep 26 January 2017

A1 Flue Systems has appointed Mark Bonser as its new sales representative for the North East.

Big Foot Systems wins innovation award 26 January 2017

Big Foot Systems has won an award for innovation at the Climate Control Middle East Awards 2016.

DencoHappel names new MD 24 January 2017

Yan Evans has been appointed managing director for DencoHappel UK Limited.

BIM product data: industry bodies agree single process 23 January 2017

Three leading construction industry bodies have acted to address increasing confusion over the process of standardising product information for use in Building Information Modelling (BIM).

adi Group sees apprenticeships increase in popularity 23 January 2017

With university fees on the increase, young people are considering the costs and benefits more than ever and more middle-class teenagers are opting for the apprenticeship route as an equally valid option.

Dimplex continues to support children’s hospice 19 January 2017

Dimplex has been supporting local hospices Naomi House & Jacksplace with charity fundraising initiatives for more than a decade and has pledged to continue in the years ahead.

Ziehl-Abegg reports 8% increase in sales 19 January 2017

Fan and motor manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg has seen its sales grow for 2016 to €482m, compared with €447m a year earlier.

BSRIA welcomes new climate change book 19 January 2017

BSRIA has hailed the release of a new Ladybird book on the challenges and possible solutions to climate change, which will be published on 26th January.

BSRIA chief responds to Prime Minister’s Brexit speech 18 January 2017

BSRIA has issued a response to Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on Brexit yesterday (17th January).

Heatrae Sadia launches library of BIM files 18 January 2017

Heatrae Sadia is launching a library of BIM Files (Building Information Modelling Files) to support efforts to embed smarter ways of working in the construction industry.

Survey finds four out of 10 buildings at risk from cyber attack 18 January 2017

According to the results of a recent survey by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT, nearly four out of 10 clients (39 per cent) say that they don’t take any steps to protect smart installations in buildings from cyber threats.

BCIA encourages entries for 2017 Awards 17 January 2017

Building controls are responsible for the long term performance of a building and ultimately achieving energy efficiency and this is something the industry should celebrate and be proud of, the BCIA says.

EOGB introduces OFTEC 201 training 16 January 2017

EOGB Energy Products Ltd, the burner manufacturer and distributor, has introduced the new OFTEC 201 commercial assessment course at its training facility in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

Airedale appoints new customer services manager 16 January 2017

Airedale has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Patrick Cotton as customer services manager.

Sentinel Commercial expands team 16 January 2017

Sentinel Commercial has appointed Russ Walliss as commercial sector manager for the south.

BESA launches ventilation hygiene training courses 16 January 2017

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association), which developed the industry’s primary standard for ventilation hygiene (TR19) almost 20 years ago, has unveiled a suite of training courses to support the standard.

A new era for HVR 12 January 2017

A new era for HVR Readers who have seen HVR’s digital issue may have noticed the magazine has a new look for the new year.

Viessmann helps family in need 12 January 2017

Viessmann and installer STL Heating & Energy have helped a Bristol family in need by installing a new boiler.

Gibbons Engineering Group appoints sales representative 12 January 2017

Gibbons Engineering Group has recruited Natasha Dyke as field sales representative.

Nortek apprentice wins award 11 January 2017

An apprentice at Nortek, Amelia Flavell, was recently awarded apprentice of the year at a McDonalds supplier event in Birmingham.

Switch2 Energy achieves ISO accreditations 10 January 2017

Switch2 Energy, the district heating specialist, has been awarded the ISO 14001:2015 environmental and OHSAS 18001: 2007 health and safety accreditations.

Ziehl-Abegg hosts visit from Chilean experts 10 January 2017

Ziehl-Abegg recently welcomed a party of experts from the Chilean government to its factory in Künzelsau in southern Germany.

Riello urges installers to train up 10 January 2017

With significant regulatory changes relating to oil-fired burners on the way, Riello is encouraging installers to take advantage of available training opportunities to ensure they are up to speed with the latest requirements.

Giacomini and Sovini Trade Supplies announce partnership 10 January 2017

A new partnership has been struck between Giacomini, one of Europe’s largest producers of plumbing brassware and radiator valves, and Sovini Trade Supplies (STS), a leading product distributor in the North West, to offer a series of Giacomini’s premium, Italian designed radiator valves to STS’s customers.

EOGB reports a successful 2016 10 January 2017

EOGB Energy Products, the burner manufacturer and distributor, has reported another successful year of continued growth in 2016, with total burner sales up by 23%.

BRA past president retires 10 January 2017

Graham Young, area general manager of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency UK Ltd, officially retired on 31st December 2016.

Sales of UK construction products up again 10 January 2017

According to the Construction Products Association’s (CPA) latest State of Trade Survey, sales in the UK construction products manufacturing market grew for a consecutive fifteenth quarter in Q4 of 2016.

Baxi Heating boosts sales teams 10 January 2017

Baxi Heating has announced a series of appointments across its UK & Ireland sales teams to enhance its service offering to key commercial customers.

BESA publishes district heating standard 10 January 2017

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) has been chosen to publish the UK’s first test standard for Heat Interface Units (HIUs).

Ebac celebrates boom in sales of dehumidifiers 09 January 2017

North East manufacturer Ebac is celebrating after seeing year on year UK sales of its dehumidifiers almost double during 2016.

BSRIA technical director becomes Chartered Environmentalist 05 January 2017

BSRIA’s technical director, Lynne Ceeney, has qualified for full membership of the IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) and is now a Chartered Environmentalist (SocEnv).

Fernox recruits London area sales manager 05 January 2017

Fernox, the chemical water treatment and filter manufacturer, has appointed Callum McDonald as area sales manager for London.

Redring appoints head of water heating and showers 05 January 2017

Redring, the British manufacturer of electric water heating solutions, has appointed Richard Braid as head of water heating and showers, signalling its intent for major growth.

Ziehl-Abegg apprentices sponsor two children 05 January 2017

Two apprentices from Ziehl-Abegg, the German fan and motor manufacturer, are sponsoring two children in Swaziland to pay for their food, healthcare and education.

Mitsubishi Electric links up with JTL for training 04 January 2017

Mitsubishi Electric has linked up with a leading work-based learning company, JTL, to train 50 air conditioning apprentices for its partners in a national scheme to encourage more apprenticeships in the building services industry.

MBE for Ant Wilson 03 January 2017

Ant Wilson, director – Sustainability & Advanced Design – Building Engineering at AECOM and a long-standing BSRIA council member, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours’ List.

e-fficient Energy appoints new national sales manager 03 January 2017

Power management specialist e-fficient Energy has recruited Kevin Simmonds as its new national sales manager.