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News Archive - July 2021

Big Four manufacturers make hydrogen-ready boiler price-promise 30 July 2021

A hydrogen-ready boiler will cost no more than its natural gas equivalent as a result of a new price-promise being made by the UK’s major boiler manufacturers....


Cash retentions reform recommendations welcomed 28 July 2021

Leading engineering services sector body Actuate UK has welcomed recommendations to the Scottish Government to reform the outdated practice of cash retentions and protect sub-contractors from payment abuse and upstream insolvencies....


New business development appointment for Dravo 28 July 2021

Dravo has strengthened its team in the UK with the appointment of Chris Boroughs as business development manager....


BESA guidance opens door to air quality ‘safe havens’ 27 July 2021

The removal of most Covid restrictions in the UK has increased calls for clearer practical guidance and the setting of specific indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminant targets to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants....

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has, therefore, produced a concise guide to good practice: ‘Indoor Air Quality for Health & Well-Being’, which is designed to help building owners, managers and engineers interpret IAQ data and turn it into useful strategies for improving the indoor environment.


Amber warnings raise building overheating concern 27 July 2021

Following last week’s Met Office amber extreme heat warning, a polymer specialist has warned current sustainable design must mitigate overheating in buildings as heat waves become more prevalent....


Learn all about role of heat networks 27 July 2021

Heating, hot water and steam solutions provider Bosch Commercial & Industrial has launched a new educational online resource to help support the implementation of heat networks across the country....


HVR Awards: Enter by 30 July 22 July 2021

The 30 July deadline for The HVR Awards 2021 is nearly upon us so it's time to get your entries together now....


CIBSE calls for comment on refreshed guide 22 July 2021

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is asking for comment on one of its most widely used guidance documents- Guide M: Maintenance Engineering and Management, ahead of a complete update....


Renewed call for UKCA Mark extension 22 July 2021

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is backing calls for an extension on the transition time for products to display the new UKCA Mark instead of the established EU ‘CE’ Mark....


A-Gas Italia launched 21 July 2021

A-Gas, the specialist in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants, has launched A-Gas Italia....


Energy Performance Bill introduced in Parliament 20 July 2021

The Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) is calling for MPs, Lords and the Government to support a Minimum Energy Performance of Buildings Bill which will be vital for the achievement of net zero, to spur greater investment by industry and lower ...


New look for contactless SKILLcard 20 July 2021

One of the building services industry’s largest personnel registration schemes has revamped the cards operatives must carry to gain access to sites....


Trade bodies call for caution 19 July 2021

Two engineering services bodies have stepped up their health & safety advice to coincide with a return to more regular working conditions....


COVID fallout could lead to a harsh winter for construction 19 July 2021

Construction experts claim COVID continues to cast a dark shadow on the industry – and say the knock-on effects of the pandemic will continue to be felt long after the initial summer celebrations are over....


A chance to end sloppy ventilation 14 July 2021

A renewed focus on the quality of indoor environments is an opportunity to weed out “ventilation cowboys” according to an air quality expert at Elta Group....

The transmission of COVID-19 has propelled the topics of indoor air quality (IAQ) and calibre of ventilation systems under the public spotlight over the past year.


WCS Group achieves staff development milestone 14 July 2021

Water treatment, hygiene and re-use specialists, WCS Group, has achieved Silver Level (Established) Investors in People (IIP) status...


Alfie’s Army raises cash for child cancer charity 14 July 2021

An intrepid team of 13, including National Ventilation’s sales manager, Andy Bills, has successfully completed a half-ultra-challenge, hiking 53km through the Peak District on 3 July 2021 to raise money for the Young Lives vs Cancer charity....


Flue liner firm seeks CHP partner 13 July 2021

Flue Liner Solutions is looking for a manufacturer to partner with to support its venture into CHP (combined heat and power)....


BESA urges firms to ‘play fair’ on payment 09 July 2021

It is more important than ever that companies treat their supply chain partners fairly, especially when it comes to payment, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....


HVAC brand boosts sales team 09 July 2021

Aermec has bolstered its sales team with six strategic appointments to meet increasing workloads and continued business growth....


70% off renewable training vouchers re-released 09 July 2021

Individual installers, who missed out on the first round of discounted training from the Renewable Heat Installer Training & Support Scheme (RHITSS), now have the chance to apply again....


UKIFDA names New Young Person Of The Year 08 July 2021

Emily Yates of Craggs Energy is the winners of UKIFDA Young Person of the Year Award, launched this year to recognise the achievements of rising stars in the industry has been ....


BESA spreads the word about F-Gas 08 July 2021

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is reaching out to a wider audience to raise awareness of the importance of safe and responsible management of refrigerant gases....


UKIFDA EXPO 2021 launches 07 July 2021

As the virtual doors open at UKIFDA EXPO 2021 and Future Fuels Conference, some of the exhibitors have revealed launch plans for products and services during the two-day event, trade association UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (...


Daikin UK supports new royal botanic gardens, Kew Festival 06 July 2021

Low-carbon heating provider, Daikin UK is supporting Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew with its new Japan Festival....


JS Wright honours leading suppliers 06 July 2021

Three key suppliers were honoured for their outstanding levels of quality, commitment and service delivery at J S Wright’s 2020 Annual Awards....


Cool Designs offers the latest VRF technology 06 July 2021

Cool Designs (CDL), independent air conditioning distributor, has added Carrier’s new Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system to its portfolio....


Air purifiers dramatically improve aerosol removal 05 July 2021

University College Dublin conducted a study with Camfil that finds air purifiers dramtically increase in the removal of aerosols in poorly ventilated spaces...


JTL reaccredited to the matrix Standard 05 July 2021

JTL, the national training provider for apprenticeships, has been reaccredited to the matrix Standard, demonstrating the high quality of support offered to its applicants and apprentices in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals....


New supply chain manager for Stelrad 05 July 2021

Radiator manufacturer Stelrad Radiators has appointed Michael Haythorne as its new supply chain manager....


Cleaner alternatives for off-grid power 05 July 2021

Chris Goggin of Rinnai looks off-grid at what’s available in cleaner drop-in fuels....


Ventilation hygiene certificate launched 02 July 2021

Paddeco, in partnership with the National Association of Air Duct Specialists (NAADUK), has launched of the SCQF Level 5 Ventilation Hygiene Certificate....


Importance of humidity underlined as brand turns 50 02 July 2021

Humidity Solutions managing director John Barker has highlighted the critical importance of humidity control in buildings, at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the production of the Vapac brand of humidifiers in the UK....


Mitsubishi podcasts highlight sustainability 02 July 2021

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a series of podcasts which shine a light on the sustainable, zero carbon and legislative issues affecting business today....


ISH Shanghai & CIHE returns 02 July 2021

The ninth edition of ISH Shanghai & CIHE – the trade sair for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and home comfort system will take place from 31 August – 2 September 2021 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre....


Albion welcomes new director 02 July 2021

Albion Valves (UK) has added an additional member to its board of directors, appointing Stephen Bloomer, who will hold the role of financial director....


ADCAS backs calls to extend UKCA Mark transition period 01 July 2021

ADCAS is backing industry calls for the UKCA Mark transition for construction products to be extended until at least the end of 2022....


New chair at the helm of HHIC 01 July 2021

Steve Keeton, director of external affairs and future portfolio at Vaillant Group UK, has been elected as the new chair of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC)....