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News Archive - October 2018

Farewells at Humidity Solutions 30 October 2018

John Barker, managing director of Humidity Solutions, has announced the retirement of two of the company's employees this month....


BSRIA gets HIU testing go ahead 29 October 2018

BSRIA has become a Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) approved laboratory for Heat Interface Unit (HIU) testing in accordance with BESA Technical Standard: UK HIU Test Regime – October 2018....


Greater Manchester Mayor opens new engineering academy 29 October 2018

Greater Manchester’s Mayor Andy Burnham has underlined his commitment to improving opportunities for young people in the region as he opened a new engineering academy in Salford....


Smith Brothers celebrates diversity 29 October 2018

Smith Brothers Stores held its first ladies-only event, sponsored by Lowara, on the 4-5 October, with staff, suppliers and customers attending a relaxing two days at Bishopstrow Hotel and Spa in celebration of the growing numbers of women joining ...


Celebrating products, passion and people at the HVR Awards 2018 26 October 2018

The ninth annual HVR Awards took place at London’s Chelsea Harbour Hotel on Thursday October 25, and the very best from across the heating and ventilating sectors gathered to be a part of the scheme’s biggest celebration to date....


New wave engineering university inaugurated 24 October 2018

NMiTE, the pioneering future engineering university based in Hereford, was inaugurated on Friday October 19 with full civic pomp and ceremony at Hereford Cathedral....


Sontay publishes leaks guide 24 October 2018

Sontay, an expert in field control devices, has created a guide for building owners, specifiers and system integrators concerned about water leaks in commercial buildings....


Bosch welcomes heat network funding 24 October 2018

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) decision to invest £320m of public funds in supporting heat network build and extension projects has been welcomed by Bosch Commercial and Industrial....


Heat Mat management buyout complete 24 October 2018

Business advisory firm Quantuma has led on the management buyout (MBO) of underfloor heating distributor and manufacturer Heat Mat, backed by Danish supplier Heatcom....


Zoo invests in building controls for Tropical House 24 October 2018

The brand new Energy for Life: Tropical House at Marwell Zoo in Winchester is benefitting from the latest Priva BMS technology as part of a fully co-ordinated controls package delivered by CambridgeHOK....


Trade bodies call on Chancellor to back SMEs 23 October 2018

Ahead of next week’s Budget, BESA and ECA have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond MP to take decisive action to support small and medium-sized businesses in the construction and engineering industry....


TCUK opens new branch 23 October 2018

TCUK is opening a new branch in Stockport, near Manchester, to further enhance support for its growing customer base for Toshiba, Carrier and CIAT products in the North of England and Scotland....


J S Wright wins top training award 23 October 2018

Leading mechanical and electrical building services specialist J S Wright has been honoured by the industry for its pioneering approach to apprentice training....


BESA Conference to respond to ‘wake-up call’ 23 October 2018

After a year of extraordinary events and unprecedented change, the industry is preparing to gather at the Park Plaza Victoria hotel in London on 01 November to debate where we go from here....


New managing director at Xylem 23 October 2018

Xylem has appointed Jason Howlett as managing director for the UK and Ireland, overseeing both the sales and services divisions of the business....


£8.5million investment to tackle inefficient heating 18 October 2018

An £8.5m investment has seen Kensa Heat Pumps appointed as the preferred ground source heat pump (GSHP) supplier to Together Energy.


HIU Standard gets testing boost 18 October 2018

The UK’s first test standard for Heat Interface Units (HIUs), which is managed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has been revised and updated in response to growing demand from the district heating industry.


Retailers help consumers go green 18 October 2018

Some of the UK’s leading retailers are taking important steps to encourage their customers to buy cleaner fuels to heat their homes and reduce the impact on their health and the environment.


Colt signs louvre distribution deal 18 October 2018

Colt International has signed a new five-year agreement with its long-standing louvre distributor ALPS.


New appointment at BSRIA North 18 October 2018

BSRIA North has appointed Richard Nash as its new business development executive in a newly-created role.


Stelrad acquires Hudevad brand 15 October 2018

With the strategic intention of increasing its presence in the European designer radiator market, Stelrad Radiator Group has acquired the intellectual property, manufacturing assets and Hudevad brand from the administrators of Ribe Jernindustri A/S.


A1 Flue Systems makes strides towards pollution modelling with new hire 13 October 2018

A ground-breaking system that models the way that air pollution disperses from chimney systems is a step closer to being launched by A1 Flue Systems following the appointment of a specialist chemical engineer who will oversee its testing....


New dehumidifier sales manager at Condair 12 October 2018

Condair has appointed Julien Taschot as business development manager for its range of industrial and commercial dehumidifiers....


BSRIA responds to Conservative Party Conference 11 October 2018

BSRIA's chief executive has issued a comment following Prime Minister Theresa May's speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham....


Humidity Solutions celebrates at Westminster Abbey for 10th anniversary 10 October 2018

Established in 2008, Humidity Solutions, the UK’s only independent specialist in humidity control, celebrated its 10th anniversary of trading last month....


Coolair is first sponsor of local junior team 10 October 2018

Air conditioning and heating specialist Coolair Equipment has pledged its support for grass roots football after becoming the first sponsor of a junior team in the Midlands....


NAADUK takes lead in tackling fire risk 10 October 2018

Professionals from the National Association of Air Duct Specialists UK (NAADUK) have shared their knowledge on kitchen extract cleaning with enforcement officers who inspect and enforce regulations across food establishments....


Football legend Denis Irwin to visit PHEX Manchester 09 October 2018

Football fans looking forward to PHEX at Old Trafford on Wednesday October 17 might be surprised to see Irish international football legend Denis Irwin checking out the stands....


BSRIA appoints new technical director 09 October 2018

BSRIA has appointed a new technical director, Colin Goodwin, who commenced the role at the beginning of October....


IGEM selected for new hydrogen standards 09 October 2018

The Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) has been chosen to develop hydrogen standards for the government’s £25 million research and innovation programme....


CIC welcomes New Homes Ombudsman creation 09 October 2018

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has welcomed the government’s decision to set up a New Homes Ombudsman, calling it a much-needed driver for improving housing quality and providing better redress for consumers....


ADEY accredited for microbiological testing 09 October 2018

Global water treatment and magnetic filtration manufacturer, ADEY, has strengthened its commercial water testing service by securing an extension to the scope of its UKAS ISO 17025 accreditation for microbiology and Legionella testing....


BSRIA weighs in on IPCC climate change report 09 October 2018

BSRIA has commented on the report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which has stressed the urgent need to keep global temperature increases under 1.5 degrees Celsius....


BESA welcomes second boost for Apprenticeship Levy 08 October 2018

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed an unexpected improvement to the Apprenticeship Levy announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer....


Construction manufacturers hope to end year on a high 08 October 2018

Construction products manufacturing returned to business as usual in Q3 after the weather-related pauses and subsequent catch-up in the first half of the year. Britain’s £56bn industry is cautiously optimistic that the year will finish strong, with ...


Switch2 Energy approved as supplier on Heat Metering and Billing Framework 03 October 2018

Heat network specialist Switch2 Energy has been awarded a place on the Fife Council Heat Metering & Billing Services Framework Agreement, which will support participating local authorities and housing providers to deliver fully compliant ...


BSRIA North appoints technical operations manager 03 October 2018

BSRIA North has appointed Anthony Collier to the newly-created role of technical operations manager....


OFTEC and FPS issue warning to rural organisations 03 October 2018

Schools, businesses and other organisations in rural, off gas grid areas are being urged not to be taken in by claims stating that oil heating will be outlawed by 2030, following reports that a number have been approached to switch to alternative ...


Mars humidity measurement tools ready for final testing 03 October 2018

The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is delivering pressure and humidity measuring devices based on Vaisala's technology to NASA's Mars 2020 Rover. The pressure measurement devices were finalised earlier this year and now the humidity ...


CPW engineers achieve CIBSE accreditation 03 October 2018

Twelve experienced engineers at national M&E consultancy Couch Perry Wilkes (CPW) have attained accreditation to join the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Heat Networks Consultants Register....


ECEX appoints AHU specialist 03 October 2018

Ryan Hawken has been appointed as contracts manager at leading multi-specialist engineering contractor, ECEX....


Heatrae Sadia announces Design Awards winner 03 October 2018

Heatrae Sadia has crowned Kristen Tapping, a student from London South Bank University, the winner of its 2018 Design Awards competition....


New Potterton range to play key role in heating commercial buildings of future 01 October 2018

Potterton Commercial has released its most comprehensive range of condensing boilers providing a high performance, cost effective and energy efficient heating solution for large buildings such as schools, hotels, nursing homes, office blocks and ...