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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, best known locally for the MIRA Showers brand, 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

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

Callouts for boiler repairs up during lockdown

Calls for boiler repairs across the UK were up by over a quarter during the strictest period of the national coronavirus lockdown, according to new enquiry data.... 
 30 Jun 2020
Boiler Plan founder Ian Henderson

Boiler Plan named eighth highest fast-growth UK business

Innovative home heating specialist Boiler Plan has been ranked as the UK’s eighth highest fast-growth new business.... 
 29 Jun 2020
Sam Thomson, curriculum manager for Plumbing, Electrical Installation and Schools at Glasgow Kelvin College and a senior SQA verifier

SNIPEF ensures apprentices won't miss out on training

In recognition of the importance of apprentices to the future of its sector, the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has joined with colleges to ensure that apprentices are able to continue to learn their trade during the ... 
 29 Jun 2020
Guy Pulham, UKIFDA chief executive

Trade association encourages homeowners to start transition to biofuels

Trade association UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA), has launched a campaign advising 2.18m households who use oil across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, on a transition plan to decarbonise the heating in their homes through ... 
 22 Jun 2020
Melville Gumbs, national president of CIPHE

National president elected at virtual AGM

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) marked a first, as Melville Gumbs was elected as national president at the first ever online annual general meeting (AGM).... 
 22 Jun 2020

HWA launches new heat pump technical standard

The Hot Water Association (HWA) has published a new technical standard which outlines requirements, test methods, and labelling for hot water storage vessels designed primarily for indirect water heating using heat pumps.... 
 18 Jun 2020

Rogue trainers on the rise

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is warning that COVID-19 has caused an economic climate ripe for rogue trainers and rogue training courses... 
 17 Jun 2020
Representative of Unico Systems, Richard Soper

Renewed interested in IAQ after COVID-19

A leading HVAC industry figure is predicting a renewed interest in indoor air quality amongst homeowners, residents and developers.... 
 16 Jun 2020
Hetas non-executive director Kaye Welfare and head of operations Erica Burlace

New appointments bring fresh perspective at HETAS

Not-for-profit fuel safety organisation HETAS has made two senior appointments to further strengthen its work for the solid fuel industry and consumers alike.... 
 9 Jun 2020

Decarbonising home heating post-COVID 19 must be fair

As the UK begins to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis, government must not waste the opportunity to ensure future heat policy is greener and fairer, says OFTEC.... 
 8 Jun 2020

New initiative bolsters installation safety

UK boiler manufacturer, Worcester Bosch, has launched a new initiative to support installers and homeowners for work undertaken in the home.... 
 2 Jun 2020

Installer playlist charity challenge

With many installers beginning to return to work, Baxi and MENTalk have launched a charity playlist challenge to raise money for The OLLIE Foundation and help motivate tradespeople as they get back to working life.... 
 27 May 2020
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