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News Archive - June 2018

Finnish companies wish Uponor hyvää syntymäpäivää 29 June 2018

Uponor celebrated its 100th anniversary last week by connecting with the company’s Finnish heritage and looking forward to its continuing growth in the UK as Finnish businesses and VIPs gathered to wish the heating, cooling and plumbing specialist '...


HPA welcomes 2018 emission conversion factor figures 28 June 2018

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has welcomed the latest emission conversion factor figures released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)....


Ziehl-Abegg expands production capabilities with new technology 28 June 2018

Fan manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg has broadened its manufacturing base and developed its production to meet the requirements of Industry 4.0....


HVR Awards 2018: Entry deadline extended 28 June 2018

In response to high industry demand, the deadline for entries to this year’s HVR Awards has been extended to Tuesday July 31....


SGS helps air purifier companies access China 28 June 2018

Concerns over China’s poor air quality has led to unprecedented growth in the air purifier market. However, despite the adoption of GB/T 18801-2015, 20 per cent of products still failed compliance tests in 2016-17; SGS offers services to help ...


Honeywell unveils breakthrough refrigerant 27 June 2018

Honeywell has unveiled Solstice N41 (provisional R466A), a non-flammable and lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant for use in stationary air conditioning systems....


Skills shortage threatens plumbing sector 26 June 2018

A lack of skilled workers and poor training opportunities are the most pressing concerns of the modern plumbing and heating installer, new research has shown....


MP visits EOGB to witness oil heating innovation 26 June 2018

On June 22, Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly visited St Neots-based burner manufacturer EOGB Energy Products to view the latest innovation in off-grid heating technology....


OFTEC conference unites industry to discuss liquid fuel heating 26 June 2018

The future pathway for liquid fuel heating was the key theme of OFTEC’s 2018 annual conference, which saw the trade association share industry’s progress towards developing a low carbon alternative to kerosene in support of the Government’s ...


Rehau recognised at regional business awards 25 June 2018

Polymer specialist Rehau's Rautitan pipework has been recognised at the 2018 Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards....


Industry welcomes Network Rail contract changes 25 June 2018

Industry has applauded the decision by Network Rail to mandate 28-day payments to their supply chain, alongside the introduction of Project Bank Accounts (PBAs)....


New appointment at Ideal Commercial 25 June 2018

Ideal Commercial, a market leader in commercial boilers, has appointed Ricky Lewis as business development manager for the North West Home Counties region....


Gree keeps the World Cup cool 25 June 2018

Those attending the main venue for this year’s world cup in Russia will be kept cool by a Gree LHE high efficiency water-cooled screw chiller....


Kensa assesses impact of RHI reforms 21 June 2018

With reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations having come into effect on May 22, Kensa Heat Pumps, UK manufacturer of ground source heat pumps and pioneer of shared ground loop system architecture since 2013, has summarised what ...


Water treatment specialists unite to create industry-first protection solution 20 June 2018

Three leading exponents in industrial and commercial water treatment have joined forces to create a ground-breaking product for the cleaning, treatment and protection of commercial heating and cooling systems....


Johnson Controls launches contractor partnership initiative 19 June 2018

Johnson Controls is launching the York Specialised HVAC Contractor (YSC) programme, a training and support initiative offering specialised HVAC contractors the opportunity to grow their business....


Vent-Axia welcomes clean air consultation 19 June 2018

Vent-Axia has welcomed DEFRA’s new Clean Air Strategy consultation, published on May 22 2018, which confirms the importance of clean air in the home....


BSRIA holds STEM event 15 June 2018

BSRIA recently welcomed a group of Year 9 and 10 students from schools in Reading to its world-renowned test facilities to promote a charity scheme which gives students invaluable and tangible experience for a career path in science, technology, ...


Toshiba launches online training for installers 15 June 2018

Air conditioning installers can now access high quality technical training online using a new portal developed by Toshiba Air Conditioning UK....


A1 exposes inferior flues with new campaign 15 June 2018

A1 Flue Systems is launching a new campaign to expose poor-quality grades of stainless steel that are being used in the manufacture of flue systems....


Ideal recruitment drive puts customer first 15 June 2018

Industry-leading customer service is at the heart of a recruitment drive that will see Ideal Boilers employ more than 40 additional service engineers across the UK....


Gaia Climate Solutions appoints new marketing manager 15 June 2018

Natalie Chisholm has joined Gaia Climate Solutions from MultiYork Furniture, bringing 15 years of marketing experience to her new role as marketing manager....


Late payment ‘tsar’ to speak at BESA Conference 14 June 2018

The 2018 Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Conference has started to take shape with high profile sessions already agreed on the technical implications for contractors of the Hackitt Review and how Brexit will affect the building ...


Mitsubishi Electric partners with Special Olympics GB 13 June 2018

Mitsubishi Electric has announced that it will become a new official partner of Special Olympics GB for the next two years....


Build a successful future with BCIA 13 June 2018

The Building Controls Industries Association (BCIA) is calling on engineers, technicians, electricians and building services trades personnel to complement their existing knowledge and skill-set in the building controls sector by securing their ...


Airtech celebrates 30th anniversary 13 June 2018

Airtech is celebrating 30 years of providing mould and condensation control solutions to housing associations and local authorities across the UK....


Geberit highlights life-saving potential of press-fit 12 June 2018

Despite the omission of mandatory sprinkler installations from Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, press-fit technology on modern sprinkler systems could save lives by facilitating quicker, easier and ...


Extended warranties from Elco 12 June 2018

Elco Heating Solutions has announced a warranty extension to its Thision S Plus and Thision L Eco ranges of light commercial gas condensing boilers, offering a five-year parts and labour guarantee....


Colt backs ‘disappearing’ exhibition 12 June 2018

Building services designer, contractor and manufacturer Colt International is sponsoring the latest exhibition at the headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)....


Shipmates needed for Polypipe Regatta 12 June 2018

Registrations for the 20th annual charity Polypipe Regatta are now open....


Cool Projects strengthens service department 12 June 2018

Cool Projects has appointed Chris Trotman as service manager, and is developing its service offering by adding extra skills and resources....


Updated technical guide from Waterloo 12 June 2018

The Green Book, the industry’s air diffusion technical guide from Waterloo Air Products, has been newly updated and improved....


BSRIA chief executive awarded OBE 11 June 2018

Julia Evans, BSRIA’s chief executive, has been awarded an OBE after featuring on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list....


Rehau welcomes proposed RHI changes 11 June 2018

Rehau has welcomed proposed changes to the Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) regulations, which will see higher, guaranteed tariffs for domestic and commercial projects opting to use renewable heat solutions....


GAR forces manufacturers to withdraw water heaters from market 08 June 2018

The new Gas Appliance Regulation (GAR) has forced a number of manufacturers to remove their water heating products from the UK market at short notice....


Glow-worm offers extended boiler guarantee 08 June 2018

Heating technology manufacturer Glow-worm has improved the guarantee offered across its range of Energy boilers....


JLA Group acquires William Whitfield 08 June 2018

JLA Group has acquired William Whitfield Limited, a firm which specialises in commercial heating across Scotland and North England...


Carrier AquaForce Vision launched at Twickenham 08 June 2018

Carrier in the UK launched its new AquaForce Vision 30KAV chiller at Twickenham Stadium this week....


Mayor of London calls for better ventilation in schools 07 June 2018

Improved ventilation systems are one of the measures proposed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to protect school children from the capital’s polluted air....


Hotchkiss operations director retires 07 June 2018

After a hugely successful 50-year career at Hotchkiss, operations director Chris Beadle has announced his retirement....


Vaillant takes the chill off with renewables campaign 07 June 2018

Vaillant, a leading heating technology manufacturer, has launched its new brand campaign to mark the beginning of new investment into the renewable energy sector....


New membership manager at BSRIA 07 June 2018

BSRIA has appointed Stacey Ward as membership manager, effective from Monday July 2....


Baxi backs VADO Rally driver 07 June 2018

Baxi is sponsoring independent merchants Plumbing and Heating Supplies (PHS) in this year’s VADO Rally....


Jaga boosts team with new MD and sales appointments 06 June 2018

Jaga UK – a leading UK distributor of energy-efficient, fast response heating, cooling and ventilation solutions – has appointed Phil Mangnall as its new managing director while welcoming two new additions to its sales team....


Heatrae Sadia stresses role of drinking water solutions in schools 06 June 2018

Heatrae Sadia’s Ethan Thompson said he is pleased to see students taking the initiative when it comes to single-use plastics, as a leading private school in Brighton has announced it will punish pupils for using disposable drinks containers and ...


Zehnder opens London specification centre 05 June 2018

Zehnder Group UK has opened the doors of its new Specification Centre, incorporating the Bisque showroom in Islington’s prestigious Business Design Centre (BDC)....


Giacomini celebrates 45-year trading partnership 05 June 2018

The recent Giacomini Awards recognised a trading relationship that has been established for over 45 years....


Full steam ahead with help from Riello 05 June 2018

Riello has donated an RL34 oil burner, fitted to a Beel VFB boiler from Cochran UK, to the Internal Fire Museum in Cardigan for use in the first of its steam halls....


J S Wright apprentice wins top award 05 June 2018

An apprentice with mechanical and electrical services specialist J S Wright has celebrated completion of his training with a top industry award....


London seminar to explore CHP and community heating improvement 04 June 2018

How to make CHP and community heating schemes more effective for both landlords and customers is the subject of a free half-day seminar being held in central London on Friday June 15 2018....


Over half a million businesses support Aldous Bill 01 June 2018

Support for the Aldous Bill continues to grow, with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) having become the 80th organisation to give its support to the Bill addressing fair payment and cash retentions....


New recruit at Fujitsu 01 June 2018

Giles Pratt has been appointed area business development manager for Fujitsu General Air Conditioning (UK)....


Manfield Pollard makes triple appointment 01 June 2018

To drive its rapid growth strategy, air management specialist Mansfield Pollard has recently made a further three appointments....