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UK and Irish homes are coolest in Europe

A new study has found that UK & Irish homes have the coolest indoor summer temperatures in Europe.... 
 19 May 2020
Keith Robert Walklate with the Master of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers (WCP), Dr Peter Rumley, Andrew John Mensley and James GS Hendry

Three new Master Plumbers

Three more members of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) have become Master Plumber Certificate holders this year.... 
 14 May 2020
EUA chief executive, Mike Foster

Boiler Scrappage Scheme can stimulate the local economy – EUA

Following the Bank of England’s latest forecast, that Covid19 will result in a 14 per cent fall in national income this year, the chief executive of the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has written to the Chancellor giving details of how a ... 
 12 May 2020
Kevin Wellman, chief executive of CIPHE

Key worker status recognised

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen both the Government’s and the public’s interpretation of what makes a key worker redefined to include construction and plumbing industry workers and this has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and ... 
 1 May 2020

Double award for Alfie

An innovative new wall mounting device for bar shower valves and other brassware is not only proving a commercial success with plumbers and consumers, but has also scooped two awards at a prestigious industry event in London.... 
 28 Apr 2020

Corona lockdown: British households use 15% more heating at home

A new study has found that Brits used 15% more heating last month than they did in March 2019. With an average outdoor temperature difference of just 1°C, the weather played an insignificant role. The difference is largely down to the big rise in ... 
 17 Apr 2020
David Holmes, founder at Boiler Guide

Training hub launched for self-isolating heating & plumbing engineers

A new content hub with free training resources for existing and aspiring plumbers and heating engineers has been launched to help those that are currently not working or are self isolating.... 
 15 Apr 2020
JTL Apprentices of the Year Callan Baker (left) and Arnie Humphreys (right)

JTL names Apprentices of the Year in London

JTL, the national training provider for electrical and heating & plumbing apprenticeships, has named Middlesex-based Callan Baker as its Electrical Apprentice of the Year in the London region, and Romford-based Arnie Humphreys as its Mechanical ... 
 15 Apr 2020

Temporary website offers emergency boiler spares

In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, independent spares specialist HRP Trade has developed a temporary website to allow installers to order boiler spares where previously they would have gone through merchants.... 
 7 Apr 2020
At Build Magazine’s 2020 Home and Garden Awards Worcester Bosch was named as the UK’s Best Domestic Boiler Manufacturer.

Worcester Bosch named Best Domestic Boiler Manufacturer

Worcester Bosch has been named as the UK’s Best Domestic Boiler Manufacturer in Build Magazine’s 2020 Home and Garden Awards, following glowing feedback from the publication’s awards research team.... 
 12 Mar 2020

Vaillant extends controls guarantee

Vaillant now has a series of exclusive offers for its Advance installers which include a matched guarantee when they fit a boiler along with one of its controls.... 
 9 Mar 2020
Kelly Stocker, part of Stelrad

New face at Stelrad

Kelly Stocker has joined the Stelrad brand specialists team looking after the sales teams at merchant branches and their customers across West London for the leading radiator manufacturer.... 
 4 Mar 2020

HETAS simplifies application to Approved Chimney Sweep Scheme

HETAS has listened to industry feedback to make it easier for applicants to register for its Approved Chimney Sweep Scheme through two possible routes.... 
 3 Mar 2020

Industry bodies welcome new legislation

The government’s plan to ban coal and wet wood for domestic burning has been welcomed by two industry bodies, Heating Equipment Testing and Approvals Scheme (HETAS) and the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA).... 
 25 Feb 2020

Government takes action to cut pollution from household burning

Plans to phase out the sale of coal and wet wood for domestic burning and encourage the use of cleaner fuels in the home have been confirmed by the government today.... 
 21 Feb 2020

UK homes losing heat up to three times faster than European neighbours

A new study by tado° has found that UK homes lose heat significantly faster than their European neighbours, even when factoring in outside temperature.... 
 21 Feb 2020
A visual representation of the results of the 2020 UK Boiler Breakdown Study.

Scotland’s boilers defy UK cold temperatures

Boilers across homes in Scotland are the most resilient when it comes to breaking down, despite being home to the UK’s coldest temperatures according to the results of a the 2020 UK Boiler Breakdown Study.... 
 21 Feb 2020
Worcester Bosch comes sixth in YouGov Top 10 domestic appliance brands.

Worcester Bosch in YouGov top domestic brands

Worcester Bosch is thrilled to have been awarded sixth place in the coveted YouGov Top 10 domestic appliance brands, as recommended by their customers.... 
 21 Feb 2020
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