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News Archive - July 2017

Sail away with Polypipe at the Annual Polypipe Regatta 2017 28 July 2017

Bookings are now open for the 19th Annual Polypipe Regatta, and Polypipe is inviting merchants, partners, and customers to join them out on the waves!

Adey announced as National Business Awards finalist 28 July 2017

Leading water treatment manufacturer, Adey, has been short-listed in two categories of the 2017 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. 

J & E Hall appoints new southern area sales manager 28 July 2017

Kyle Bray has been appointed as J & E Hall's new southern area sales manager.

Building services engineer gets on his bike for epic charity ride 27 July 2017

A big-hearted building services engineer is to cycle 300 miles through Southeast Asia for charity.

Global boiler market heats up as UK is no longer largest consumer 26 July 2017

Driven by environmental policy uptake and increasing gasification in Asia, the domestic boiler market grew in 2016 to 12.7 million units, with China recording the most dynamic market uptake. 

Durapipe invests £50,000 in chemical analysis 26 July 2017

Durapipe UK is investing more than £50,000 in new chemical analysis technology to ensure it continues to offer an unrivalled service in undertaking chemical investigation of plastic pipework materials.

Vaillant UK receives RoSPA award 25 July 2017

Vaillant UK is celebrating after winning the Gold award at the prestigious RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017.Presented by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Rise in plumbing courses fails to address skills gap 24 July 2017

According to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), the industry is being flooded with trainees who have only basic plumbing qualifications.

AREA and Chillventa collaboration deepens 24 July 2017

AREA and Chillventa have signed a new partnership agreement that further strengthens their cooperation. 

HVR Awards: last chance to enter 24 July 2017

Companies and individuals within the HVAC sector have been presented with one final opportunity to enter themselves into the running for a prestigious HVR Award.

FETA announces leadership changes 24 July 2017

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced changes to its senior positions, with Graham Wright standing down as FETA chairman.

IAQ masterclass from Waterloo 24 July 2017

Managing indoor air quality is an important factor in building design, and Waterloo Air Products now offers ‘An Introduction to Air Distribution’. 

Xpelair celebrates momentous sales 24 July 2017

With UK manufacturing beginning in 1952, sales and production of Xpelair’s most iconic fan, the GX6, has gone from strength-to-strength.

ICOM beats fundraising target for construction charity 20 July 2017

The ICOM Energy Association has exceeded its fundraising target of £2,017 for the construction industry charity, CRASH, with a final total of £2,160. 

Stiebel Eltron UK appoints merchant account manager 20 July 2017

Heating products manufacturer, Stiebel Eltron UK, has continued its expansion following a year of strong growth with the appointment of Andrew Buttree as UK key account manager for merchants.

BSRIA supports creation of Industry Response Group 20 July 2017

The Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) supports the forming of the Industry Response Group (IRG) in the wake of Grenfell Tower disaster.

ELCO takes to the London skyline 19 July 2017

ELCO Heating Solutions has taken building services engineers to the 39th and 40th floors of The Gherkin to demonstrate the latest heating technology from the company.

Joanna Robinson elected chair of BESA Ventilation Group 19 July 2017

Joanna Robinson has been elected as the new chair of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Ventilation Group.

Discover the Internet of Things with North Building Technologies 19 July 2017

Control and integration product producer North Building Technologies is to sponsor the new Building Services Forum. 

ISH sets course for the future 19 July 2017

ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for the combination of water and energy, is set to benefit from a new exhibition hall and a new layout in the Energy section. 

J S Wright gains heat network consultant status 19 July 2017

Leading building services contractor J S Wright has reinforced its reputation for excellence in low carbon engineering after securing heat network consultant status. 

Fernox gets in the swing of things 19 July 2017

Fernox customers, partners and suppliers joined Fernox, a leading chemical water treatment manufacturer, at its eighth charity Golf Day, hosted at Whitefield’s Golf Club in Rugby, Warwickshire. 

District heating: a hot topic in Birmingham 19 July 2017

REHAU’s District Heating workshop in Birmingham was a sell-out success, with delegates from across the Midlands coming along to find out more about the benefits and practicalities of district heating.

BESA welcomes planned review of building regulations 18 July 2017

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed BBC reports that a full review of the Building Regulations will be carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

BESA launches national conference and awards 14 July 2017

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) will hold a combined national technical conference and awards dinner on October 19 in London.

Sights set on the SkillFRIDGE final 14 July 2017

The regional heats for the 2017 SkillFRIDGE Competition Series have concluded at North Kent College.

Remeha unveils new website 14 July 2017

Leading heating manufacturer, Remeha, has launched a new, enhanced and fully-responsive website, tailored to the needs of its customers.

Geo attends Buckingham Palace reception for Queen’s Awards winners 14 July 2017

Geo, the Cambridge-based developer of smarter home energy products, attended a reception for winners of the 2017 Queen’s Awards, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen, at Buckingham Palace last week. 

Mansfield Pollard's commercial director presents BESA cheque to Otley Sailing Club 14 July 2017

The Yorkshire Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has boosted the funding of the Sailfree initiative at Otley Sailing Club in West Yorkshire.

Questions raised over heat network design practices 14 July 2017

Consultants and contractors responsible for the design of heat networks and district heating schemes are being encouraged by an industry spokesperson to adopt design best practice.

BESA training to be delivered at Swiftclean 14 July 2017

A new series of BESA accredited courses for ventilation hygiene will be delivered at Swiftclean Building Services’ head office training facility in Southend. 

Albion appoints commercial director 11 July 2017

Albion Valves UK Ltd has this month promoted commercial manager Darren Baxter to commercial director. 

100 heating contractors bid for £600m Scottish social housing procurement framework 11 July 2017

With less than a week to go to submit bids, 100 specialist heating contractors from across Scotland have already registered an interest in a new £600 million social housing procurement framework being run by PfH Scotland. 

New ways to future-proof historic and listed buildings 11 July 2017

Building controls manufacturer, Priva, has published a guide, which includes case studies covering the integration of building and energy management systems at some of the world’s most famous buildings.

Andrews Water Heaters appoints home counties sales manager 10 July 2017

Andrews Water Heaters has strengthened its presence in the home counties with the appointment of a new area sales manager, Peter Spurway, who has over 12 years of experience as a heating engineer and technical specialist.

Spirotech strengthens UK team 10 July 2017

Spirotech continues to strengthen its UK team, with the announcement of a new Specification and Technical Sales Manager for the North, Tony Carling.Tony brings an extensive amount of experience in both technical sales and specification to his new ...

Youth urged to consider career in construction 10 July 2017

Workplace audit and contract solutions provider, Hudson Contract, is encouraging young people across the country to pursue a career in construction with a new video campaign.

Heat pumps addressed at international summit 10 July 2017

For the fifth time, international heat pump experts will be gathering at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg for the European Heat Pump Summit on 24 and 25 October 2017. 

Get ahead and upgrade process cooling systems 05 July 2017

British manufacturers are being urged to ‘get ahead’ and upgrade their process cooling systems in the run up to planned changes to the Ecodesign Directive, which come into effect from 1st January 2018.

HPA disappointed at delay to RHI reform 05 July 2017

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has expressed its disappointment and frustration following news that the delay in bringing in the vital Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms will now extend beyond the summer.

Safer brazing techniques at SkillFRIDGE 04 July 2017

The 2017 SkillFRIDGE competition is heating up as apprentices and students studying up to Level 3 in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) sector vie for a spot in the final.

HVAC&R show stand sales gather pace as new format excites industry participation 04 July 2017

In line with feedback that 60% of companies and attendees at previous shows carry out most of their business in the south, The HVAC & Refrigeration Show is making its debut appearance at London’s ExCeL from 23-25 January 2018.

Durapipe rallies plastic industry to address misconceptions 03 July 2017

Durapipe UK has called for plastics manufacturers and suppliers to better educate contractors and consultants.

Ebm-papst fortifies leading position 03 July 2017

Germany-based technology leader for fans and motors, ebm-papst Group, is remaining on course for global growth.

CIBSE ASHRAE Group chairman steps down 03 July 2017

Tim Dwyer has stepped down as chairman of the CIBSE ASHRAE Group after 22 years in the post.

CIBSE tackles overheating in homes 03 July 2017

New guidance published by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) aims to address the causes of overheating in homes.

BSRIA responds to EU citizens plan 03 July 2017

BSRIA has responded to the Prime Minister’s offer of guarantees for EU citizens made to the European Council.