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Worcester Bosch welcomes EPBD revision

The addition of mandatory individual room temperature controls to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is a welcome validation of best practice for the plumbing and heating industry, according to an industry spokesperson.... 
 5 Jun 2018
Outside the new Gasbits store.

Gasbits opens new branch

Bournemouth-based plumbing, heating and bathroom specialist, Gasbits, has expanded its reach with the opening of a new store on New Milton's Gore Road.... 
 29 May 2018

Tincknell Heating awarded Trusted Trader of the Year

This year’s ‘Trusted Trader of the Year’ accolade has been awarded to Tincknell Heating at the twelfth annual Which? Awards.... 
 29 May 2018
Logic4training has raised concerns regarding the practical implementation of Boiler Plus legislation.

Over half of installers in the dark about Boiler Plus

According to a new survey by Logic4training, 57 per cent of installers have little or no knowledge of the Boiler Plus legislation and how it will affect them.... 
 21 May 2018

Double win for Apprentice star's ImpraGas

The Apprentice winner Joseph Valente's company, ImpraGas, has won Boiler and Heating Installer and Contractor of the Year at the Energy Efficiency Awards 2018.... 
 4 May 2018
OFTEC chief executive Paul Rose.

OFTEC blasts new ECO3 proposals

OFTEC has expressed major concerns that government proposals to exclude oil boilers from the next round of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme would unfairly discriminate against rural households and lead to even higher levels of fuel poverty.... 
 23 Apr 2018
Put your skills to use in a voluntary role with the CIPHE.

CIPHE to celebrate Volunteers’ Week

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is once again joining organisations across the country to celebrate Volunteers’ Week 2018.... 
 23 Apr 2018
Drew Styles, UK Plumber of the Year 2017.

UK Plumber of the Year contest returns

For the fourth year running, bathroom giants JT, Wolseley Plumb Center and Bristan have joined forces to launch the 2018 UK Plumber of the Year competition, following its growing success since it was first introduced.... 
 6 Apr 2018

Industry demands strengthened regulations for condensate pipes

The heating industry has called for greater enforcement and strengthening of the Building Regulations for condensate pipes.... 
 4 Apr 2018
Tony Simmons, Northolt Centre manager; David Munjic, trainer and assessor; Kevin Green, trainer and assessor; Stewart Swain, trainer and assessor; Adrian Hunter, trainer and assessor.

Logic4training receives Platinum status

Logic4training has been recognised as a Platinum Provider for its smart meter courses, the highest level available under Energy and Utility Skills.... 
 29 Mar 2018

New brand for plumbing, heating and electrical specialists

Long-standing plumbing, heating and electrical companies Shackleton & Wintle and WJL Electrical were joined by customers, friends and family for a special event to celebrate their merger under the new joint brand, SW&L. 
 21 Mar 2018

Geberit receives industry accreditation for training

Geberit has received accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) for its state-of-the-art training academies in Warwick and Dublin. 
 19 Mar 2018
Chief executive of OFTEC, Paul Rose.

Report backs OFTEC call for RHI reform

OFTEC has reignited its calls for an overhaul of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) following a recent report from the National Audit Office (NAO) which confirms the scheme "has not achieved value for money".... 
 13 Mar 2018
The SW&L fleet showing the plumbing, heating and electrical specialist

Cheltenham businesses launch joint venture

Local businesses recently joined friends and family of Cheltenham-based companies Shackleton & Wintle and WJL Electrical at Malmaison Hotel to celebrate the relaunch of the two companies under new joint brand, SW&L.... 
 13 Mar 2018
Stuart McTurk, Darren Kipling, Danny Byrne and John Savage.

Flame Heating Group reaches Scotland

Trade supplies merchant Flame Heating Group has expanded into Scotland, opening new outlets in Glasgow and Ayr with another to follow in Edinburgh.... 
 7 Mar 2018
Left to right: Tyrone Tash, Master of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers Robert Burgon, David Gammage and John Hamilton Murray.

CIPHE recognises Master Plumbers

Three members of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) recently became recipients of Master Plumber certificates at the Glaziers’ Hall in London.... 
 7 Mar 2018

Graham drives green

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has introduced a new hybrid delivery vehicle as part of the company’s continuing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its operations.... 
 23 Feb 2018

Specflue defends wood stoves after Whitehall announcement

Leading flue, chimney and renewable heat technology supplier Specflue has defended clean-burning wood-fuelled stoves following the announcement of a government consultation on the impact of solid fuel on air quality... 
 23 Feb 2018
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