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News Archive - June 2017

MPs question Government on cash retentions 28 June 2017

Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Stuart C. McDonald has urged the Government to reveal how they are going to deal with cash retentions.

Final call for the industry's elite 28 June 2017

With the entry deadline of June 30 looming, now is the last opportunity for companies and individuals within the heating and ventilating industry to enter the 2017 HVR Awards.

Zehnder Group UK takes on CIBSE patron status 28 June 2017

Indoor climate solutions specialist, Zehnder Group UK, has become a patron of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). 

Remeha appoints new sales director 28 June 2017

Leading commercial heating manufacturer, Remeha, has announced the appointment of Chris Meir as its new sales director.

Mansfield Pollard managing director marks INWED with school visit 26 June 2017

Joanna Robinson, managing director at Mansfield Pollard, has delivered an inspirational speech to the students of Skipton Girls’ High School.

New screed partnership reinforces Giacomini UK’s system warranty 26 June 2017

Giacomini UK has announced a partnership with a leading screed manufacturer to provide a combined 10-year system warranty. 

New guide urges manufacturers to control effects of seasonal temperature spikes 23 June 2017

The unpredictability of British weather can cause havoc for manufacturers ill-prepared for the damaging effects of seasonal temperature spikes, warns ICS Cool Energy.

Polypipe embarks on partnership with Help for Heroes 22 June 2017

Polypipe has confirmed a three-year partnership with Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes.

IAQ is quickest and cheapest anti-pollution measure 21 June 2017

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is the quickest and cheapest way to protect people from worsening air pollution, according to one of the country’s foremost clean air campaigners.

The heat is rising ahead of the 2017 HVR Awards 21 June 2017

Now is the time to submit your entries for the 2017 HVR Awards, which will once again identify and reward outstanding technology, innovation and service in the way that companies and individuals within the HVAC operate, or in what they produce.

CIC 2050 Group launches new survey 20 June 2017

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) 2050 Group has launched a major new survey - 'Looking towards an evolving construction industry'.

Building and construction sector supports workers with cancer 20 June 2017

The 'Construction Cancer Coalition’ is working with Macmillan Cancer Support to raise awareness of cancer within the sector.

Durapipe HTA takes care of Heatcare 20 June 2017

Durapipe UK is celebrating a successful five-year partnership with specialist residential care sector contractor Heatcare, which has seen the HTA pipe system installed in an array of new care home developments across the country.

Star's female engineers visit local primary school 20 June 2017

Star Refrigeration and Neilston’s St Thomas' Primary School children celebrated International Women in Engineering Day yesterday, to support International Women in Engineering Day.

Flying start to 2017 for EOGB 20 June 2017

Burner manufacturer and distributor EOGB Energy Products has reported a successful first half of 2017, with total burner sales up by 10%.

Carlo Gavazzi to sponsor new Building Services Forum 20 June 2017

Energy solutions and smart buildings specialist Carlo Gavazzi is to sponsor the new Building Services Forum. 

Advanced Air appointment 19 June 2017

Advanced Air has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Russell Scales as area sales manager who has been in the industry for over 25 years with Krantz UK.

ATAG Commercial appoints new area sales manager 19 June 2017

Boiler manufacturer ATAG Commercial has appointed Nick Underwood as area sales manager for the South of England.

Aspen Pumps Limited acquires JAVAC UK 19 June 2017

Aspen Pumps Limited, the global leader in condensate pumps, has announced its investment in JAVAC UK, a UK air conditioning and refrigeration (ACR) tool specialist. 

Essex heating firm wins business award 15 June 2017

An Essex heating business with offices in Thurrock and Wickford has been crowned East & East Anglia Family Business of the Year 2017 by a panel of expert judges.

Condair expands service team 15 June 2017

Condair has expanded its service engineering department with the appointment of Colin Turnbull as installation manager and Shaun Canham as a new service engineer, specifically covering the North.

HPA welcomes appointment of new Minister of State at BEIS 15 June 2017

It has been announced that the RT Hon Nick Hurd MP has been replaced as Minister of State within the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) by the Rt Hon Claire Perry MP.

Industry responds to General Election result 15 June 2017

Following last week’s General Election result, BSRIA is urging the major political parties to recognise the construction industry “big ticket” items including key issues around housing, energy and the environment and skills and to work together on these crucial issues.

Remeha strengthens CHP sales team 14 June 2017

Remeha has boosted its expert Combined Heat and Power (CHP) sales team with the appointment of Mark Gibbons as technical sales manager.

Aspen Pumps staff to join in Race for Life 13 June 2017

Aspen Pumps staff are taking on the challenge of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life to raise money for research into more than 200 types of cancer.

ICOM reveals winning apprentice at annual lunch 13 June 2017

The winner of the ICOM Apprentice of the Year 2017 was announced at the Association’s annual lunch in June, along with confirmation of the grand total raised for the construction industry charity CRASH by ICOM members.

Hitachi announces new partnership with Freedom Heat Pumps 12 June 2017

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe has agreed a new partnership with heat pump distributor, Freedom Heat Pumps, based near Eastleigh in Hampshire.

Doby Verrolec appoints regional sales manager 12 June 2017

Doby Verrolec has appointed Steve Judd as regional sales manager.

Remeha helps Oldham Council to improve heating efficiency 08 June 2017

Oldham Council has installed five Remeha boilers as part of a major refurbishment of the heating plant serving its Civic Centre complex.

IAQ could become a planning issue, says BESA 08 June 2017

Developers could soon be required to achieve an agreed standard of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in order to gain planning permission for new buildings.

Daikin UK partner event looks to the future 07 June 2017

Innovative product launches and a positive outlook on the future of the HVAC industry set the futuristic tone for the Daikin UK D1 Partner Event.

Causeway and Barbour ABI publish Construction Sentiment Survey 2017 07 June 2017

The results of the Construction Sentiment Survey 2017 have now been published, providing a valuable insight into the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing the construction industry.

Ideal’s Installer Connect scheme hits the spot 07 June 2017

Ideal Boilers has given its popular loyalty scheme, Installer Connect, an extra boost.

UKSOL supplies growing solar market in Oman 07 June 2017

UKSOL Ltd the British producer of high quality solar PV modules has partnered with Omani company, Global Energy United (GEU) to distribute its solar PV products in Oman and surrounding GCC countries.

Record number of competitors signed up for SkillFRIDGE 06 June 2017

SkillFRIDGE, the national, refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump competition sponsored by Toshiba, is enjoying a record year in terms of student participation.

EOGB appoints technical sales manager 06 June 2017

Burner manufacturer and distributor EOGB Energy Products Ltd has appointed Phil Pett as technical sales manager.

Plumb Center returns to Royal Highland Show 06 June 2017

Following the success of last year’s Royal Highland Show, Plumb Center’s renewables team is returning to the annual farming and countryside showcase from Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th June. 

Aspen Pumps staff cycle to Paris for charity 06 June 2017

An intrepid team of 11 staff from Aspen Pumps is taking on the challenge of cycling from its headquarters in Hailsham, East Sussex, to Paris to raise money for local charity, Chestnut Tree House.

Baxi Heating acquires Packaged Plant Solutions 05 June 2017

Baxi Heating has acquired Packaged Plant Solutions to strengthen and grow its existing packaged plant room offer in response to market demand.

Greenwood’s window vent range exceeds one million unit sales 05 June 2017

Greenwood Airvac, part of Zehnder Group UK and a leading ventilation brand, has passed the one million unit sales milestone for its EA window vent range.

Fernox welcomes Construction Industry Grand Challenge finalist 05 June 2017

Fernox has welcomed Steve Cawley, runner-up winner of Challenge 3: Leadership at the COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge, to its offices, to share his shortlisted and highly commended innovative idea.

Alpha Heating names new customer service and relations director 05 June 2017

Alpha Heating Innovation has appointed Richard Geldard as its new director of customer service and relations, bringing with him extensive knowledge and a genuine passion for helping others.

BSRIA disappointed with US President's decision on Paris Accord 05 June 2017

BSRIA has expressed its disappointment that the USA will leave the Paris Climate Deal Agreement following President Trump’s recent statement.

Steve Gill receives award for mentoring scheme 05 June 2017

Steve Gill received the Gold Stevie Award for the Cool Mentoring Scheme at a Gala Banquet in Tokyo on Friday 2nd June.

Wozair acquires controlling stake in Veotec Group 05 June 2017

Wozair Ltd has acquired a majority shareholding in Veotec Group, the international manufacturer and supplier of air separation, filtration and louvre HVAC products.

Climate Center now stocking R448A nationwide 05 June 2017

Climate Center is now stocking R448A, the industry’s leading alternative to R404A, in every branch.

Keeping it cool under pressure: SkillFRIDGE qualifying heats underway 01 June 2017

The qualifying heats for the SkillFRIDGE 2017 competition are well underway, with apprentices and students studying up to Level 3 in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) sector competing to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and unbounded potential in an exciting and pressurised environment.

Daikin Applied UK in brand partnership deal with the HVAC & Refrigeration Show 01 June 2017

Daikin Applied UK is the latest big name to join an ever-growing list of exhibitors at the upcoming HVAC & Refrigeration Show.

Vent-Axia helps UK Green Building Council beat records 01 June 2017

Vent-Axia has supplied its Lo-Carbon T-Series fan as part of a new office fit-out for a renowned green building charity requiring improved ventilation.

OFTEC to outline future vision at annual conference 01 June 2017

Trade association OFTEC will officially launch its vision to improve energy efficiency and carbon reduction for off grid homes at its annual conference and agm later this month.

ADEY launches six new training centres 01 June 2017

ADEY, the water treatment manufacturer, has launched six high-tech training centres across the UK to provide installers with hands-on experience of the latest equipment and to help them understand the importance of industry best practice.

Homelessness charity benefits from energy efficient heating system 01 June 2017

Formerly homeless men and women in Medway are benefiting from increased comfort and warmth, thanks to the generosity of the heating and construction industry to a local charity.

BSRIA speaking and exhibiting at Smart Buildings Show 2017 01 June 2017

BSRIA is speaking, exhibiting and supporting the Smart Buildings Show 2017, which will take place on 8th and 9th November at the Barbican, in London.

Jaga announces new MD and five other appointments 01 June 2017

Jaga Heating Products UK has appointed Claire Owen (pictured) as its new of managing director.

ICOM reveals apprentice award finalists 01 June 2017

This year’s finalists for the ICOM Apprentice of the Year Award have been announced as Kieran Bailey of Powrmatic, Joshua Harris of Nortek Global HVAC (UK) and John Irvine of Cochran.

BSRIA announces conference keynote speaker 01 June 2017

World-renowned architect, Peter Clegg, MA (Cantab) MEnvD, RIBA, chair of the RIBA Awards Panel, will be the keynote speaker at BSRIA’s flagship 2017 Soft Landings Conference: ‘Delivering Value through Soft Landings’.