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- April 2008

Reinventing the radiator 18 April 2008
Radiators have always been lumps of metal on the wall around which a room has to be designed. Not any more, it seems, as BSS and manufacturer Hudevad show, underfloor heating and new-look radiators work well together

Exchanger is no robbery 17 April 2008
The condensing combi is virtually the boiler of choice in the domestic arena, making the hot water storage cylinder virtually obsolete. However, Ravenheat believes the cylinder could be on its way back - and the hot water is free. Paul Braithwaite tales to Louis Pickersgill, managing director.

Heating becomes less insular 16 April 2008
The heating and insulation industries must start thinking of themselves as integrated parts of the same whole if they are to help people reduce emissions, writes Mark Group chief executive Lee Cottingham

Contractor Profile: Five go on an adventure 01 April 2008
The adventure started with four control engineers in a garden shed. Now there are five at ACME Technical Services on a mission to put energy back into building management. HVR tells the tale...

Burning Issue: Government exiles manufacturers 01 April 2008
The government's inability to think collectively is crippling our industry, according to Gerry Stapley, managing director of Eaton-Williams and president of HEVAC.

Company profile: A brief history of heating 01 April 2008
Heatrae Sadia has been around since 1920, and it has come a long way in the time. Paul Braithwaite talks to the company's head of marketing, Jon Cockburn, about all things electric

Hot water, not handouts 01 April 2008
Alistair Darling missed an opportunity to tackle both fuel poverty and energy efficiency in last month's Budget, says Mark Wilkins of Vaillant

How software can help your team pull together 01 April 2008
Team work in a contracting company can be enhanced by incorporating information systems, writes David Bell of software supplier Estimation.

Corporate Manslaughter: wake-up call on health and safety for bosses 01 April 2008
David Egan, partner and head of Health and Safety Law at Irwin Mitchell, discusses the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, looks at the impact it could have on bosses and their businesses - and why they must urgently put their health and safety house in order

Buying low-cost unvented systems 'is false economy' 01 April 2008
Jon Cockburn, head of marketing at Heatrae Sadia, warns that buying a low-cost unvented hot-water system could see you get your fingers burned once those frequent maintenance bills start rolling in

Carbon cutting: Back to basics 01 April 2008
With attention focused on cutting carbon emissions with renewable and sustainable technologies, Paul Hardy, managing director of Andrews Water Heaters and Potterton Commercial, gives a reminder that traditional basic system design principles still apply

Successful specification: Top ten tips 01 April 2008
Heat pumps are proving an increasingly popular renewable-energy heating system. Peter Gammon, technical product manager at MHS Boilers, gives some handy hints to aid smooth specification

Conjuring warmth out of the air 01 April 2008
Simon Keel of Daikin Airconditioning explains how air source heat pumps can warm your home in a green-friendly manner

Hot water, not handouts 01 April 2008
Alistair Darling missed an opportunity to tackle both fuel poverty and energy efficiency in last month's Budget, says Mark Wilkins of Vaillant

School leads way to future 01 April 2008
Phil Moore, managing director of Eco Heat Pumps, says we could learn from a school that is a green star

How to cut your energy costs 01 April 2008
Heat pumps can offer real value and environmental hope, writes Philip Ord, product marketing manager for Mitsubishi Electric

This system is a 'space ace' 01 April 2008
Mark Collins, managing director of Collins and Partners, says a flexible space concept, and one underfloor air-conditioning system in particular, can save money and meet new sustainability targets

Buderus gives lessons in efficiency 01 April 2008
A cascade boiler system has been installed as part of a Manchester school refurbishment. The system is making savings on running costs and has slashed greenhouse gas emissions

Simpler and faster boiler installation - and more profitable 01 April 2008
There are several ways manufacturers can help make it easier and quicker to install commercial boilers, as Mark Northcott, commercial sales manager of Broag-Remeha, explains