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- August 2006

Tax Matters: When HM Revenue goes online 01 August 2006
Lean, but maybe not quite so mean! David Bradshaw, tax partner at national accountancy and business advisory firm Baker Tilly, explains how HM Revenue and Customs is smartening up its act

News: Daikin thinks (and acts) out of its air conditioning box 01 August 2006
DAIKIN UK has stepped out of its air conditioning box to introduce a new range.

Health and Safety Matters: Ten points for safety 01 August 2006
Many companies still ask what makes a good health and safety strategy? Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA, recommends the following 10-point plan

Contractor Profile: Bringing buildings to life 01 August 2006
More than 30 years after joining the industry, new HVCA vice president Patrick Churchard remains as passionate as ever about buildings and the partnerships that deliver best value to clients

Burning Issue: The Firebrake connector concept keeps it simple 01 August 2006
Chris Atkinson, marketing manager of Domus Ventilation, explains how his company’s new fire stop will save installers time and money

Company Profile: Herz’ mission: to supply everything between the boiler and radiator – and more! 01 August 2006
In the last couple of years, Herz UK has undergone a fundamental change. Now, as well as just the valves, it wants to supply the complete solution – everything from the boiler to the radiator. The Austrian parent took some convincing but the changes have been so successful the policy has been adopted as a world strategy. Shaun Cronin (left), managing director and Mark Goodson, technical manager, (right) talk to Paul Braithwaite about the rise and rise of Herz UK

Pumps and valves: Saving energy with the help of life cycle costing 01 August 2006
Britta Frank, market sector manager for KSB, insists the need for saving energy in terms of cost and resources is as important now as it ever was – more so in fact – and use of life cycle costing (LCC) as one method to evaluate the true costs and hence savings, is coming more and more to the fore

Pumps and valves: Over-sizing and poor selection is recipe for pump failure! 01 August 2006
Correct pump selection is of paramount importance, says Peter Nears, who is product manager for Biral Pumps at Hamworthy Heating, and has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial pump market place

Water Treatment: Water: the common denominator 01 August 2006
James Townley, technical sales manager at ENWA, insists that to ensure maximum return and lifespan from new technology, building services engineers cannot afford to overlook the water

Water Treatment: New generation product treats and reverses limescale 01 August 2006
The build up of scale deposits and corrosion are both common and costly problems in many industrial processes and commercial buildings using natural water supplies. The largest issue comes from limescale as two-thirds of the population lives and works in areas where the water is hard. For many years, the preferred choice has been the introduction of water conditioners to the system in an attempt to reduce the problem. However, according to Mike Potter, product development manager of Watermatic, there’s a new generation of processes and systems which treat and reverse limescale – and there are significant cost savings to be had by using them

Training: The BEST route to training excellence 01 August 2006
An apprenticeship can help develop competence, an essential prerequisite of a fulfilling career and commercial success. Linda Webb, business development manager at training services provider, Building Engineering Services Training (BEST), examines the current state of apprenticeship training

Unitary Air Conditioning: The truth about the F-word 01 August 2006
As global warming continues to rise up the political agenda, so too has the issue of F-Gas, one of the most long-standing issues within the refrigeration and air conditioning market. Here Simon Keel, product executive at Daikin Airconditioning UK, comments on the F-Gas regulations, how its enforcement will affect the industry and why installers will need to gear up for the 2007 implementation