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 10 Nov 2021

Driving woodburning change

Concerns about domestic woodburning in the UK and its impact on air quality have recently been brought to the fore again by groups such as Mums For Lungs. HETAS has weighed in on the issue saying it recognises that this is a hugely complex challenge ... 
 7 Sep 2021

The importance of installing air conditioning

Worcester Bosch has answered some frequently asked questions on installing air conditioning units, that will help installers better understand the job at hand... 
Steve Birch, sales director, Vogue UK
 26 Aug 2021

Innovations in towel rails

Steve Birch, sales director, Vogue UK discusses the latest innovations in towel rails looking at how the heating industry has evolved, along with some of the latest technology in use and cutting-edge designs available... 
 28 Jul 2021

The facts about water treatment

HVRd recently caught up with Richard Crisp, head of chemistry at Fernox, to ask him some of the common questions installers have about domestic water treatment... 
William Hunt, Windsor Herald presents the IoP’s grant of arms in 2000. Left to right: Bob Price (APHC president), Peter Wilson (IoP president), William Hunt (Windsor Herald), Andy Watts (IoP), Geoff Marsh (IoP) and John Mayfield (Master of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers)
 29 Jun 2021

Sad farewell to former CIPHE chief

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has announced the death of former chief executive Andy Watts MBE EngTech MCIPHE RP.... 
Keith Bastian, chief executive of Fischer Future Heat and Outfox the Market
 29 Jun 2021

The clean air battle

It is no secret that our global community is facing a climate emergency; governments, businesses and homeowners have been joining forces in the battle for clean air. Through everyone reducing their carbon footprints and limiting the pollutants they ... 
Malcolm Farrow, head of public affairs, OFTEC
 23 Jun 2021

Heat and Buildings Strategy must be high on ambition and pragmatism to truly level up

The importance of this year’s UK-hosted COP26 cannot be overstated. With uncertainty around how many more opportunities there will be to decide on the meaningful actions needed to avoid a global climate catastrophe, the stakes could hardly be higher.... 
 17 Jun 2021

BioLPG– the answer to quick carbon saving for installers

Karl Bateman, national specifier manager at Calor, explains why the challenges of off-grid rural homes mean that boilers will continue to have a place, and why sustainable fuels such as BioLPG offer installers an easy way to deliver carbon-... 
 9 Jun 2021

Radiators are good partners to heat pumps

The development of lower temperature heating systems, utilising renewable heating appliances, such as air source heat pumps, has given rise to a number of questions including where do components we have got to know and love over the years fit into ... 
Stewart Clements, director of the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council
 26 May 2021

The next step to a sustainable future

Stewart Clements, director of the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC), discusses why it is important that the boiler industry backs plans for hydrogen-ready boilers by 2025 and what it could mean for installers... 
 4 May 2021

How air source water systems are changing the heating market

Maria Bastian, managing director of Fischer Future Heat, a renewable heating solutions provider, explains why she believes we should separate our heating and water systems for an altogether more sustainable means of living.... 
 21 Apr 2021

Warming up to solar thermal

Griff Thomas, from GTEC, explains the benefits of solar thermal, its future and encourages installers and their customers to re-equate themselves with a renewable option that has been overshadowed by PV... 
 21 Apr 2021

The Great British space invasion

The average size of a new British home has shrunk by 20% since the 1970s. Dubbed ‘shoebox Britain’ by one national newspaper, the ever-increasing squeeze on space has left us with the smallest homes in Europe. Wolseley looks at the ways in which ... 
 30 Mar 2021

Housing developers urged to bring forward end to fossil fuel heating

Keith Bastian, chief executive and founder of Fischer Future Heat, a specialist in dynamic heating, explains why housing developers should be putting an end to using fossil fuel heating systems as soon as possible.... 
Homeowners need cost-effective heating that also reduces their carbon footprint
 24 Mar 2021

Heating up the home office: Electric heating as a solution to remote working

Keith Bastian, chief executive and founder of Fischer Future Heat, explains how homeowners can diversify their homes to meet new remote office needs, while also reducing the carbon footprint of their home and keeping an eye on energy costs.... 
 24 Feb 2021

Think outside the 'safe bet' box

Oliver Baker, chief executive of Ambion Heating, examines the benefits of computer-controlled infrared (CCIR) technolocy for low carbon heating... 
Mark McManus, managing director at Stiebel Eltron UK
 14 Jan 2021

Homes fit for the future

Mark McManus, managing director at Stiebel Eltron UK, discusses why ventilation must be a core component of our renewable future as we emerge from the pandemic... 
 14 Jan 2021

Taller rads in demand

Whilst radiators in general remain in huge demand for new build and replacement heating system projects up and down the country, radiator manufacturer Stelrad is seeing changing trends in the orders coming in to them making for subtle changes in the ... 
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