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Escalating fuel poverty crisis

As we head towards the colder months, the latest figures on fuel poverty are a cause for great concern, with 11 per cent of UK households existing in fuel poverty according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.... 
 8 Nov 2019
Left to right: Kata Gulyas, Lee Lison, Dionne Broadfield, Kerry Grindon, Carl Arntzen (chief executive), Katie Green, Natalia Szumilas, Benn Foster.

Worcester Bosch pledges support to ‘Time to Change’

Worcester Bosch is supporting the Time to Change Employer Pledge, which aims to change the way people think and act about mental health in the workplace.... 
 8 Nov 2019
Kevin Wellman, CIPHE chief executive and Peter Thom, director of IDHEE.

CIPHE incorporates IDHEE to safeguard future

On October 31 2019, the Institute of Domestic Heating and Environmental Engineers (IDHEE) was incorporated with the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), in a move to provide heightened professional and technical support ... 
 4 Nov 2019
Left to right: Sean Langston, Simon Williams, Flames Group’s financial controller, Simon Hanson, the FSB’s North East development manager, and Mike Cherry.

Small businesses chairman visits Flame Heating Group

Flame Heating Group has been praised for its innovation by the national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses during a visit to the North East firm.... 
 4 Nov 2019
34 per cent of scalding admissions aged nine years or under.

CIPHE calls for thermostatic mixing valves to be compulsory

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is talking tough on TMVs as it renews calls on the Government to change the legislation surrounding the devices.... 
 4 Nov 2019

HETAS welcomes draft Environment Bill

On October 15, Theresa Villers, secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, presented the government’s draft Environment Bill. Bruce Allen, chief executive of HETAS, the solid fuel safety and standards organisation, explains why he ... 
 30 Oct 2019
The NICEIC, vent-Axia.

Vent-Axia’s NICEIC training course helps achieve best practice

Vent-Axia is offering its NICEIC domestic ventilation training course aimed particularly at experienced electricians, plumbers, ventilation installers and heating engineers looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of domestic ventilation systems... 
 24 Oct 2019
David Holmes, founder of Holmes Media.

Lead generating company has record year of business

Lead generation company, Holmes Media, has announced a record 12 months for the company following a 27 per cent increase in revenue over the past year.... 
 24 Oct 2019
Guy Pulham, UKIFDA chief executive.

Heating oil users aged 75+ should sign up to Cold Weather Priority scheme

The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) is urging everyone aged 75 and over, who use heating oil to heat their homes, to sign up to the Cold Weather Priority scheme, an initiative designed to help prevent excess winter deaths.... 
 23 Oct 2019

The Worshipful bursary is back

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers is opening applications for its tools and equipment Bursary scheme for student plumbers.... 
 17 Oct 2019

Chimney sweep approval with HETAS

HETAS has opened an additional direct route for applicants to register for its Approved Chimney Sweep Scheme.... 
 10 Oct 2019
Mark Douglas, co-founder of BEE1, introduces pupils from Ysgol Hendrefelin to their new beehive.

BEE1 initiative benefits local primary schools and environment

Viessmann and South Wales-based installer Plumbwise have teamed up with environmental enterprise BEE1 to offer all 54 primary schools in the Neath Port Talbot area a free beehive and educational package based around bees.... 
 7 Oct 2019
Viessmann’s Vitodens domestic boiler range awarded Which? Best Buy status third year in a row.

Viessmann celebrates Which? Best Buy status

Viessmann’s Vitodens domestic boiler range has been awarded Which? Best Buy status for the third year running. Viessmann is described as a “very smart choice” by the respected UK consumer organisation in its annual survey.... 
 25 Sep 2019

Worcester Bosch named Which? Best Buy Boiler Brand in the UK

Worcester Bosch is the first boiler brand to have been awarded the Which? Best Buy endorsement ten times since 2009, enhancing its reputation for reliability and satisfaction following feedback from both homeowners and engineers once again.... 
 25 Sep 2019

Survey reveals that UK fails boilers every day

The UK’s lack of knowledge on heating systems highlights dangers ahead of upcoming winter months. 
 19 Sep 2019

Gas safety confusion causes vulnerability

Confusion amongst carers about the signs of unsafe gas appliances could be putting vulnerable people at risk. This is according to research released by Gas Safe Register. The findings are particularly worrying as new data from the Register reveals ... 
 19 Sep 2019
A typical off-grid housing development.

Calor highlights best practice for siting LPG tanks

During Gas Safety Week (September 16-22), Calor is offering advice to developers, planners and architects on designing a suitable and safe area for storing communal underground Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanks on new build housing developments.... 
 19 Sep 2019
BEAMA

BEAMA launches water softener guides

BEAMA, the industry association for heating and ventilation, is launching an initiative to support installers working in hard water areas by encouraging them to be a customer’s hero through installing water softeners into their homes.... 
 11 Sep 2019
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