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- September 2007

Fully Integrated -Contractor Profile 01 September 2007
Before he could develop his business, Bryan Glastonbury had to work out exactly what kind of company it was. Paul Braithwaite reports.

Editorial 01 September 2007
Those who know me know that I am not an exhibition virgin. I have attended all the HEVAR exhibitions since I took over as editor of HVR as well as the RAC shows and H&V.

Business Matters: Back to the drawing board as Lords rule against the Revenue 01 September 2007
Husband and wife businesses across the country face an avalanche of red tape following a House of Lords ruling, says Baker Tilly tax partner Bill Longe

Health & Safety Matters: CDM: are you aware of the responsibilities? 01 September 2007
The new CDM (Construction Design and Management) Regulations have been in force since April but Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA, is worried some contractors may be unaware of what this means to them.

Contractor Profile: Fully integrated 01 September 2007
Before he could develop his business, Bryan Glastonbury had to work out exactly what kind of company it was. Paul Braithwaite reports

Burning Issue: Are m&e experts providing the best fan solutions? 01 September 2007
When it comes to the selection of fan coil motors are we, as an industry, doing enough to provide the solution best suited to the requirements of the end user, asks Peter Faruqi of Dunham Bush

Company Profile: S&P Coil Products plays to its specialist strengths 01 September 2007
WARWICK Taylor joined SPC in May 2005. His brief was to grow the business in the UK leaving the managing director to concentrate on the burgeoning Middle East division. The company decided to move out of high volume/low margin coil work in favour of the higher margin specialist business. As well as coils, SPC supplies radiant panels, trench heaters, door curtains, heat pipes and fan convectors Door curtains are an add-on to the business. It is something the sales managers can offer when they are quoting for complete projects. "SPC has one of the broadest ranges and most powerful door curtains on the market. There are also new control packages which have recently been developed."

The gentle breeze of change blows through the industry 01 September 2007
Climate change has put air distribution back in the spotlight as users look for more energy-efficient methods of moving air around. Joe Wieckowski, general sales manager of Colman Moducel, reports

Thinking outside the duct 01 September 2007
Choosing the best whole-life ventilation solution necessitates a working knowledge of the options available. Paul Russon of Euro Air UK reveals some interesting facts about fabric ventilation used for heating and cooling

Air Conditioning world: Staying one step ahead of customer expectations 01 September 2007
Business success lies in having a good product and providing your customers with the level of service they desire. Here, Mick Langford, air conditioning sales director at Daikin Airconditioning UK, discusses a number of initiatives the company has introduced to help raise the standards of customer service in the air conditioning industry

Air Conditioning World: LG blows hot and cold to maintain comfort 01 September 2007
Ian Boyd, a dedicated VRF engineer for LG Air Conditioning, looks at some of the technical points on the overall performance of a heat recovery VRF system when the cooling needs to switch to heating

Air Conditioning World: How heat pumps are destined to help save the planet 01 September 2007
THE debate about our global future continues to heat up as everyone gets incredibly serious about the damaging effects of modern life on the environment.

Air Conditioning World: Solar air conditioning: what contractors need to know 01 September 2007
For a long time the hvac industry has been talking about using solar to power air conditioning systems. Unfortunately, not much headway has been made in developing a feasible solution for the marketplace, until now that is. Graham Wright of Sanyo Air Conditioners examines the technology and what it means to the hvac contractor

Air Conditioning World: Streamlining air con climate control choices 01 September 2007
As air conditioning becomes more of the UK way of life, Paul Taylor, Panasonic's European technical manager, air conditioning products, explains how this new lifestyle choice has been streamlined

Grease poses fire danger 01 September 2007
Unless grease extract systems are cleaned according to the latest HVCA standards, they are likely to be a fire risk. And powers of prosecution can be instigated, writes Richard Norman, managing director of Indepth Hygiene

ADCAS to join with HVCA in forum for the future 01 September 2007
Britain's ductwork specialists will be gathering in October for a seminar, which could have a significant impact on the future of their industry.