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News Archive - August 2018

Confidence prevails in engineering services despite rising costs 30 August 2018

The latest BESA/ECA/SELECT/SNIPEF quarterly sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, sponsored by Scolmore, found that over three in four engineering services organisations (77 per cent) say turnover increased or remained steady in Q2 2018, ...


Oil heating sector demands clarity on BEIS off-grid aims 30 August 2018

OFTEC and the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) have requested urgent clarification from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) over the carbon reduction targets the oil heating sector is expected to meet under the ...


Airedale is preferred Aggreko supplier 30 August 2018

Cooling business Airedale International has signed a preferred supplier agreement with Aggreko, specialist in power, heating and cooling....


Opteon is platinum sponsor for 1st IIR International Conference on HFO refrigerants 29 August 2018

Chemours’ Opteon Refrigerants will be a platinum-level sponsor of the 1st IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants....


Worcester Bosch unveils AR app 29 August 2018

Worcester Bosch has launched a new app for the heating sector which will allow installers to promote Worcester boilers to their customers via augmented reality (AR)....


YouTube is perfect fit for Uponor shrink-fit demo 29 August 2018

Heating, cooling and plumbing specialist, Uponor, has taken to YouTube to show installers just how quick and easy it really is to fit the company’s Q&E Shrink-Fit PEX pipe fitting system....


Over 200 MPs back Aldous Bill 29 August 2018

Almost one in three MPs (207) now support the Aldous Bill following major efforts by BESA and ECA to secure support for reforming cash retentions in construction....


PHEX trade show sells out 29 August 2018

PHEX, a top trade show for the plumbing and heating sectors, is now sold out ahead of its return to Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester....


New humidification seminar from Condair 29 August 2018

Humidification and evaporative cooling specialist, Condair, is offering a new CIBSE-approved seminar on humidification for facility managers (FM)....


New starter at SBS 29 August 2018

Smith Brothers Stores has announced its appointment of a new team member, Jordan Coulson....


FETA announces leadership changes 24 August 2018

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced changes to some of its senior positions, with John Smith standing down as FETA chairman and Nick Howlett taking over the role....


Kingspan Environmental becomes Kingspan Water & Energy 23 August 2018

Kingspan division Kingspan Environmental is being renamed Kingspan Water & Energy, reflect the brand's recent focus on water and energy solutions....


EOGB brings Baltur to UK market 23 August 2018

Burner manufacturer and distributor EOGB Energy Products has announced the launch of Baltur, the Italian-based global brand in heating solutions, into the UK....


BEAMA releases ventilation white paper 22 August 2018

BEAMA has published its first white paper on ventilation, entitled Better Ventilation, Better Homes, Better Health, with a raft of measures aimed at solving the issues faced by industry and helping to deliver better indoor air quality in UK homes....


Xylem makes strides with VR 22 August 2018

Water solutions provider Xylem has confirmed successful trials of its virtual reality (VR) capabilities, which it says will bring customers closer to complex pumping solutions....


BSRIA makes major updates to design framework guide 22 August 2018

BSRIA has released a considerably updated version of its go-to design framework guide for building services – BG 6 – A Design Framework for Building Services (5th edition) – holding an industry launch event in London in June....


Switch2 launches CPD heat network seminars 21 August 2018

District and community heating specialist Switch2 Energy has launched a new programme of accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars, covering all aspects of heat network delivery, metering and compliance....


Andrews Water Heaters boosts presence across UK 20 August 2018

Andrews Water Heaters has strengthened its presence in both the home counties and the North East with the appointment of two new area sales managers....


FläktGroup targets global data centre market growth 20 August 2018

FläktGroup, manufacturer of ventilation and air movement products, has announced the appointment of Yan Evans as global director for Data Centre Solutions....


Two new appointments at Titon 16 August 2018

Ventilation and window hardware manufacturer Titon has made two key new additions to its ventilation systems sales team by appointing Oliver Gledhill and Ken Johnson as area sales managers. 


Mitsubishi Electric wins Red Dot Award 16 August 2018

Mitsubishi Electric has won a Red Dot Award for product design for its M Series MSZ-AP range of wall mounted room air conditioning systems.


Daikin Applied opens state of the art climatic testing centre 16 August 2018

Daikin Applied Europe has announced the launch of a new Witness Testing service for clients, with a new climatic test chamber. 


Smith Brothers is one of Leicestershire’s top 200 companies 16 August 2018

Smith Brothers (Leicester) has been featured in the Leicestershire’s top 200 companies.


Move to regulate heat networks welcomed by Altecnic 16 August 2018

Altecnic has leant its support to a recommendation from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to introduce regulation of heat networks in Great Britain and urges rapid progress to implementation.


CEO of BESA to judge Panasonic PRO Awards 14 August 2018

Panasonic has announced that David Frise, CEO of Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), will be the UK judge for the Panasonic PRO Awards 2018.


Switch2 Energy aims for triple success 14 August 2018

Heat network specialist Switch2 Energy has been named a triple finalist in The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) Awards.


Heatrae Sadia appoints Scotland sales reps 14 August 2018

Heatrae Sadia has announced it is expanding upon its sales team by appointing Alison Fox and Stephen Lynch in new positions as sales representatives based in Scotland.


New sales director for Hamworthy 14 August 2018

Hamworthy Heating has recently welcomed Jason Fretwell, who spent the last 13 years at A.O. Smith, to oversee the sales team as sales director. He joins with almost 30 years of experience in the sector.


Baxi expands training offering 14 August 2018

Baxi has opened a new satellite centre in partnership with Birmingham Met College.


FPS welcomes ECO 3 oil inclusion 09 August 2018

Earlier in the year, the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) submitted a response to the government's consultation on ECO 3 and is pleased to learn that the government has listened to its argument to keep heating oil as part of the next stage of ...


Synapsys Solutions champions simplicity 09 August 2018

With energy efficiency firmly in the spotlight, Synapsys Solutions is urging industry to consider a more simplistic approach to building control to manage energy consumption in buildings....


Ideal Boiler Man gets warm welcome 09 August 2018

‘Boiler Man’, the official mascot of Ideal Boilers, made his first appearance on the pitch on Saturday following a two-year sponsorship deal with West Bromwich Albion Football Club....


Worcester Bosch introduces e-Academy 09 August 2018

Installers across the UK will have easier access to professional development and training courses thanks to Worcester Bosch’s new e-Academy....


CIBSE launches transformational symposium 09 August 2018

Highlighting its agenda of change, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has announced the theme for its ninth annual symposium as 'Transforming Built Environments'....


Burton Albion FC and Wilo UK renew partnership 09 August 2018

Wilo UK took its first steps into football sponsorship last season, becoming the tunnel sponsors of Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton-upon-Trent. This year, it will continue its support for the local football club with the company’s ...


Bradfords Building Supplies expands reach with new acquisition 07 August 2018

Bradfords Building Supplies has acquired Archmartin Ltd, which trades as Solo Building Supplies and operates from one site in Penzance, south west Cornwall....


Heating sector thrives amid growing demand for oil expertise 07 August 2018

OFTEC registration figures have hit a five year high and are continuing to rise, underlining the increasing value both technicians and consumers are placing on professional qualifications....


New sales lead at Mira Showers 07 August 2018

UK manufacturer of mixer, electric, power and digital showers, Mira Showers, has promoted head of channel marketing, Nigel Breddy, to sales director....


Experts explore solutions to improve heat networks 07 August 2018

The push to create more UK heat networks to decarbonise heat supplies is prompting renewed calls for regulation of the sector and a need to improve the effectiveness of district and community heating schemes....


Vaillant commercial boilers gain ETL approval 07 August 2018

Vaillant Group's commercial boilers have been reviewed against government high performing energy efficiency criteria and listed on the Energy Technology List (ETL)....


Stove disposal scheme launched by Direct Stoves 03 August 2018

Direct Stoves, a leading retailer of wood burning stoves, has launched a new nationwide scrappage scheme in a bid to help stove owners improve air quality....


BSRIA reports fast growth in hydronic heat pump market 03 August 2018

BSRIA's Global Heat Pumps study has indicated that sales of hydronic heat pumps progressed at a fast rate in 2017....


London mayor brings in commercial boiler scrappage scheme 03 August 2018

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched the first commercial boiler scrappage scheme of its kind in the UK to help London’s small and medium-sized enterprises save money on their energy bills and improve air quality in the capital....


Team Fujitsu toughs it out for children's charity 01 August 2018

Datateam Business Media staff members recently completed the notorious Tough Mudder obstacle course to raise more than £500 for charity....


Christian Engelke to chair MCS MCHP Working Group 01 August 2018

Viessmann technical director, Christian Engelke, has been elected to the position of chairman of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) Micro CHP (MCHP) Working Group....


LG moves into National Self Build and Renovation Centre 01 August 2018

The Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions division of LG Electronics has moved into the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon....


Efficiency is paramount for facilities managers 01 August 2018

Energy efficiency is the most important credential when choosing a heat emitter, according to a recent poll of facilities managers....


Heatrae Sadia welcomes 'PV for Free' scheme 01 August 2018

Heatrae Sadia has expressed support for a wave of local schemes enabling more consumers to benefit from solar PV panels....


Mansfield Pollard named Employer of the Year 01 August 2018

Mansfield Pollard – a leading supplier of industrial air handling units, kitchen ventilation equipment and acoustic control solutions to a global consumer base – has been recognised as ‘Employer of the Year’ at the Telegraph and Argus ‘Bradford ...


Mitsubishi Electric heat pump receives Red Dot recognition 01 August 2018

Mitsubishi Electric’s Ultra Quiet Ecodan PUHZ-AA air source heat pump range has been presented the prestigious international Red Dot Award for Product Design, an award that recognises the highest levels of design quality....


BSRIA reports change in global boiler dynamics 01 August 2018

Driven by environmental policies uptake and increasing gasification in Asia Pacific, the domestic boiler market grew in 2017 to 15 million units, with China recording the most dynamic market uptake....