Know what you want? Try our 'Supplier Directory' 

- October 2006

Burning Issue: New fire safety law and this time it has teeth too? 01 October 2006
Richard Norman (below), managing director, Indepth Hygiene Services and vice chairman of the HVCA’s Ventilation Ductwork Group, discusses the new legislation on fire safety

Editors Comment: If developers can sell on PFI contracts, who gains? 01 October 2006
I have now heard of two developers which wish to sell on the maintenance side of their PFI work.

Health & Safety Matters: Shouting about a silent killer 01 October 2006
One death from carbon monoxide poisoning is one death too many. Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA, welcomes a new hard-hitting report and action plan to tackle Britain’s silent and invisible killer.

Contractor Profile: A Wright good business 01 October 2006
Marcus (second from right at back) with the design team members (left to right) - (standing) Peter Hanks, Roy Gould, David Prince, (front) Neil Marsh and Terence McLaughlin

Company Profile: Wolf: helping itself by helping installers to help themselves 01 October 2006
Wolf Heating UK is a year old but already Steve Lauri, managing director, is making waves. Paul Braitwaite reports.

Commercial heating; More control, greater efficiency 01 October 2006
Using appropriate controls for heating systems is just common sense and a way to improve the payback on the boiler investment by maximising energy savings. But don’t forget to ensure the occupants of the building want plenty of hot water and comfortable levels of heat, says Bob Walsh, technical director at Hamworthy Heating

Commercial Heating: Controlling influence for commercial heating 01 October 2006
Following the government’s Energy Review in July this year, energy efficiency is very much at the forefront of the agenda for the commercial heating sector. When selecting a new or replacement heating system for a building, commercial specifiers must consider the impact of controls, which can significantly improve the energy efficiency of a boiler and earn credits under the new Part L2 Building Regulations. But as Richard Walker, national sales and marketing manager at Potterton Commercial, explains the need for more careful consideration of controls on a heating system’s functionality is long overdue

Commercial Heating: Go flexible with electric heating 01 October 2006
With energy prices continuing to rise, it’s not just domestic users who are seeing fuel bills rocket. Occupiers of commercial buildings also need to take control of the heating systems to keep costs down. A good understanding of the full flexibility that electric heating offers can help with designing tailored and economical heating solutions, writes Karen Trewick, marketing communications manager at Dimplex, the electric space and water heating specialist.

Commercial Heating; Life-cycle costs on the boil 01 October 2006
Kevin Stones, technical director of Hoval, explains why a good understanding of building services plant is the key to working with meaningful life-cycle information

Commercial Heating: Part L: six months on! 01 October 2006
Graham Williamson, business director of commercial heating at Ideal Boilers, discusses the impact Part L2A and L2B of the Building Regulations for non-domestic buildings have had on the industry since they were introduced in April.

Commercial Heating: Condensing boilers must be part of an integrated system 01 October 2006
Steve Cooper, managing director of Armstrong Integrated Systems, which supplies off-site manufactured integrated plant rooms, looks at how condensing boilers can help to achieve the energy efficiency targets

Chillers: Refurb cuts energy costs and extends chiller life 01 October 2006
Trevor Dann, operations director of Thermacom, discusses how to extend the life of water chillers and looks at solutions for energy reduction and compliance with Montreal Protocol

Close Control: Keeping cool in computer rooms 01 October 2006
Derek Siveter, managing director of Stulz UK, examines the latest technology for precision AC applications