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- September 2006

Editors Comment: What is the payback equation? 01 September 2006
ALTERNATIVE forms of heating are in the news. Ferroli is one of the latest companies to launch solar technology, hard on the heels of Valliant.

Health & Safety Matters: Learning the lessons of Cumbria 01 September 2006
A highly controversial legionnaires’ disease trial is finally over, but what can we learn from the outcome? Bob Towse, Head of Technical and Safety at the HVCA, explains

Contractor Profile: The fixer 01 September 2006
Tim East has built his reputation on being able to fix what others have messed up. But now some consultants have realised that giving him the job in the first place saves money, hassle – and time. Paul Braithwaite talks to a hands-on engineer

Burning Issue: BS6173:2001: getting to grips with kitchen ventilation 01 September 2006
Everyone accepts that kitchen ventilation is health and safety driven. However, as Steve McMahon, managing director of S&S Northern, insists: there are plenty of anomolies in the way BS6173:2001 is being interpreted and it needs sorting before someone is injured or killed

Company Profile: Hamworthy Heating: a quiet revolution 01 September 2006
Hamworthy Heating has changed. In the last four years, it has introduced a range wall-hung boilers and a range of condensing boilers. It has also changed its manufacturing process. More importantly for the installer, it has changed the way it deals with its customers. Mike Shaw, sales and marketing director, explains why to Paul Braithwaite

Air movement and ductwork; Ductwork firms adapt to move with the times 01 September 2006
Ductwork firms are adapting their skills to meet changing client demands but now need main contractors to treat them fairly, says Barry Pollard, chairman of the HVCA’s Ductwork Group.

Air movement and ductwork: Past tense but future brighter? 01 September 2006
Alan Weir, secretary of ADCAS, The Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services, believes the drive for low carbon buildings will increase the value of the ductwork specialist

Air Conditioning World: Better cooling choices cut costs 01 September 2006
A customised approach can yield superior solutions at a lower overall cost says Joe Wieckowski (below), general sales manager of Eaton-Williams Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning World: Training is key to success, even for experienced teams 01 September 2006
Steve Avery, Carrier UK national customer services manager, believes successful commissioning depends on training and experience and awareness of the changing regulatory environment

Air movement and ductwork: Weatherite aims to relieve refurbishment headaches 01 September 2006
The replacement of old out-of-date, often inefficient, high maintenance air handling plant can present a major headache for the end user. Here, Paul Smiles, sales director of Weatherite Manufacturing, offers one solution