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‘Huge backlog’ of home energy improvements to be unplugged

Property and construction consultancy Ingleton Wood is carrying out work on cold and draughty homes and businesses to help reduce energy bills after lockdown caused a “huge backlog”.... 
 9 Sep 2020
Gas installer YouTuber, Allen Hart

Training centre and YouTuber collaborate to raise industry standards

Viva Training Academy has joined forces with gas installer YouTuber, Allen Hart, to create useful tips and advice videos for would-be and existing heating engineers, as well as a Facebook group where members can ask questions and share experiences.... 
 8 Sep 2020
Leslie Fox, schemes administration manager at SNIPEF

SNIPEF webinar promotes a better understanding of certification of building standards

As part of its continuing mission to disseminate the most up-to-date information to its members, plumbing employers’ association SNIPEF is co-hosting a free webinar to promote understanding of the benefits of building standards certification.... 
 8 Sep 2020
Retrofit in action. Pic: Carbon Coop

Six new Low Carbon Homes online events launched

Low Carbon Homes, supported by MCS, has opened registration for six online events – each consisting of three days of intense discussion and knowledge-sharing to consider how best to rapidly scale up the retrofitting of housing locally.... 
 8 Sep 2020
OFTEC registrations director Adrian Lightwood

OFTEC launches TrustMark registration scheme for heating technicians

Heating technicians can now apply for TrustMark certification as an extension of their OFTEC registration to access government funded installation work and further demonstrate competence to consumers.... 
 3 Sep 2020
Arthur Jouannic, principal analyst at Delta-EE

European connected home market set to grow, despite COVID-19

More than 7.5 million homes across Europe now have connected home energy devices with 13% growth expected this year, despite COVID-19.... 
 2 Sep 2020
Dale Thomson, training manager at the SNIPEF

Apprentices need help from devolved administrations

A major new survey has revealed that employers in the plumbing and heating sector in Scotland and Northern Ireland are in desperate need of new funding to maintain their support for apprentices.... 
 2 Sep 2020
Installer and keen angler Ben Lawrence

Baxi installer reels in third place in Dutch angling competition

When Baxi approved installer Ben Lawrence, of BSL Heating, Cambridge, isn’t installing or servicing boilers, he’s fishing – and he’s a rather good angler! In fact, he and his partner came third in the recent ZeeBra fishing competition in The ... 
 27 Aug 2020

Support programme helps installers get back to work

As the lockdown restrictions ease, Vaillant has launched two new support offers that are set to further assist installers with building their businesses back up after a long period of uncertainty.... 
 19 Aug 2020

Baxi launches 'Safer Together" campaign

Baxi is working with its colleagues and the installer community to spread awareness of its new ‘Safer Together’ campaign, designed to keep its teams, installers and their customers safe at all times.... 
 18 Aug 2020
LG’s heating manager Andy Hooper

LG welcomes 'pairing incentives' clarification

Provider of energy efficient, renewable energy solutions LG has welcomed the latest clarifications from Government regarding the Green Homes Grant (GHG).... 
 18 Aug 2020
Craig Baker, managing director at Kohler Mira and Paul Bence, commercial director at Cheltenham Town

Mira Showers extends partnership with Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham Town has announced that Kohler Mira has agreed a two-year sponsorship extension to continue as the front of the shirt sponsors at the club.... 
 11 Aug 2020

Cautious welcome for GHG, but does it go far enough?

There has been further positive, but cautious, industry reaction to the details of the government's £2bn Green Homes Grant (GHG) designed to improve energy efficiency of homes.... 
 10 Aug 2020
Radisoft

CMS makes significant investment in ‘visionary’ boiler breakdown sensor

Commercial Maintenance Services UK (CMS) has acquired a business that is developing an innovative sensor capable of predicting gas boiler breakdowns.... 
 6 Aug 2020

Green Homes Grant Scheme hot and cold

Industry commentators have expressed some disappointment that more home improvement measures are not embraced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Green Homes Grant scheme... 
 4 Aug 2020
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Quality assurance at heart of green homes grants

Builders, plumbers, and other tradespeople across England will need a government-backed seal of approval to provide their services as part of the new £2 billion Green Homes Grant going live at the end of September.... 
 4 Aug 2020

Flip ‘n’ flush

With our understanding of coronavirus transmission growing, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is urging consumers to flip down the toilet seat before they flush, to help stop the spread of coronavirus, germs and ... 
 3 Aug 2020

Building regs win for Changing Places

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has welcomed changes to the Building Regulations which will see Changing Places toilets for severely disabled people become compulsory in new public buildings in England from next ... 
 30 Jul 2020
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