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Cautious backing for Green Plan

More roleplayers in the heating industry have cautiously welcomed the Prime Minister's 10-Point Green Plan which includes an extension the Green Homes Grant (GHG), major plans to embrace hydrogen as a fuel source for heating, and intentions to install ... 
 23 Nov 2020
The Heating Hub

Heating industry failing to upskill workforce

The UK’s heating industry has failed to train and upskill boiler installers to the standards required to fit modern condensing boilers, and 86% of installers feel “let down” by the sector, according to research from consumer advice specialists at ... 
 20 Nov 2020

Green grant is chance to tackle poor IAQ

Experts from across the ventilation sector have come together to drive awareness that the Green Homes Grant can cover ventilation improvements alongside insulation installations.... 
 18 Nov 2020

Clock is ticking on Scottish plumbers right to work on site

Heating professionals in Scotland operating under historic grading “Grandfather Rights” are being warned that time is fast running out for them if they want to retain their Grading Card, without which they will be ineligible to work on sites.... 
 18 Nov 2020

#SpreadWarmth campaign celebrates good deeds

Heatrae Sadia’s unvented hot water cylinder brand, Megaflo, has launched a Christmas campaign asking people to share the ways they have helped to #SpreadWarmth this year. The best stories will be rewarded with an exciting prize bundle.... 
 17 Nov 2020
(Back) Mick Armstrong, Darren Greco, Carl Fice, (Front) Sam Beecroft and Layth Aabdulla

Radiator specialist supports wheelchair rugby

Radiator manufacturer Stelrad is supporting wheelchair rugby, following on from its support of Newcastle Falcons in the game's Premiership.... 
 16 Nov 2020

Partnership to deliver apprenticeships

JTL, the national training provider for electrical and heating and plumbing apprenticeships, has partnered with London South East Colleges (LSEC) to provide a programme of traineeships in electrical and plumbing.... 
 16 Nov 2020
Fiona Hodgson, chief executive of SNIPEF

SNIPEF welcomes apprentice grant funding

SNIPEF, the Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation, which represents employers in the plumbing and heating sector in Scotland and Northern Ireland, has welcomed a new Apprentice Recovery Package from Northern Ireland’s ... 
 16 Nov 2020

First houses heated by hydrogen gas showcased

Boiler manufacturers Baxi Heating and Worcester Bosch have installed hydrogen burning boilers at ‘HyStreet’, in specially built demonstration houses at DNV GL’s specialist test site at Spadeadam in Northumberland.

The site has been used to complete over 200 tests, researching and proving the safety of converting homes and gas networks to hydrogen. 

 13 Nov 2020

Road to net zero starts in the home

BEAMA has launched its ‘Future Ready Homes’ paper setting out 12 practical actions that need to be at the centre of Government strategies for carbon neutral homes.... 
 11 Nov 2020

Plumbing in a new identity

Wolseley UK has announced that from this month its plumbing and heating division will be known as Wolseley Plumb & Parts.... 
 10 Nov 2020

Choose the right radiator

The Manufacturers Association of Radiators and Convectors (MARC), has launched an online Heat Calculator to help consumers choose the right radiator for each room in their home.... 
 10 Nov 2020
Mark Wilkins, head of training and external affairs at Vaillant

Call for extension to Green Homes Grant

Vaillant has called for an extension to the The Green Homes Grant to allow it to fulfil its intended purpose of stimulating the economy and improving the energy efficiency of homes.... 
 10 Nov 2020

SNIPEF is a Living Wage employer

Marking Living Wage Week (9-15 November 2020), the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation (SNIPEF) has been an accredited as a Living Wage employer.... 
 9 Nov 2020

Green Homes Compliance Scheme welcomed

Ventilation specialist Vent-Axia has welcomed BEAMA’s Green Homes Compliance Scheme. Aimed at installers the scheme provides guidance on how to ensure adequate ventilation, when a building’s air tightness is improved through Green Homes Grant energy ... 
 4 Nov 2020
John Bradley, managing director at Homevent

Stark warning over condensation season

A leading ventilation specialist is warning that recent events could lead to this year’s condensation season being worse than ever for landlords and their tenants.... 
 4 Nov 2020

Joint venture to offer low carbon heating solutions

Electricity supplier EDF has joined forces with Daikin UK to help its customers make their homes more energy efficient, discover low-carbon alternatives to fossil fuels and deliver on the shared goal of decarbonisation of homes in the UK.... 
 4 Nov 2020

The facts about woodburning stoves – Stove Industry Alliance

A new video designed to help consumers understand the facts about woodburning stoves has been launched by the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA).... 
 28 Oct 2020
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