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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

Ebberns celebrates 35 years

Hertfordshire-based Ebberns Ltd, a plumbing, heating and bathroom merchant and member of The IPG, is celebrating a strong 35 years in business.... 
 5 Nov 2018

Regional champions host Low Carbon Homes events

A series of nationwide forums designed to help housing and construction professionals improve home energy efficiency across the UK has secured support from regional low carbon champions.... 
 30 Oct 2018

PRV misuse named as cause of avoidable boiler breakdown

Martyn Bridges, director of technical communication and product management at Worcester Bosch, believes that boiler breakdowns caused by the incorrect use of the Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) component to drain a heating system down, could be avoided ... 
 29 Oct 2018
Neil Schofield, head of government affairs at Worcester Bosch.

Worcester Bosch calls for change in wake of IPCC climate report

A leading industry spokesperson has endorsed a report issued by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which calls on governments to take “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented” steps to cut emissions by 45 percent by 2030 to keep ... 
 12 Oct 2018
APHC chief executive, John Thompson.

APHC issues national insurance reminder

Employment Allowance can reduce the amount of Class 1 National Insurance that employers have to pay by up to £3,000 per year, as chief executive of APHC, John Thompson, explains.... 
 12 Oct 2018

Primaflow F&P unveils Cashback Plus

Primaflow F&P has announced the return of its popular Cashback initiative, with improved rewards on offer for independent plumbing, heating, bathroom and fires retailers.... 
 10 Oct 2018

Landslide Which? results for Worcester Bosch

For the ninth consecutive year Worcester Bosch has been awarded Which? Best Buy status across its gas and oil boilers, while also topping the best boiler league table in the UK with a fantastic brand score too.... 
 8 Oct 2018

Viessmann brings Which? Best Buy boilers to PHEX

Viessmann will be attending PHEX Manchester, part of a series of regional exhibitions for the UK plumbing and heating installers, with its Vitodens 111-W storage combi and 200-W boilers.... 
 3 Oct 2018
Buildbase commercial director, Lyndon Johnson, launches Plumbingbase.

Buildbase launches Plumbingbase

Builders’ merchant Buildbase is launching a dedicated plumbing and heating business within 44 of its branches.... 
 3 Oct 2018

The IPG links up with Missing People charity

Independent merchants have joined the vital search for missing children across the UK as part of a partnership between The IPG and Missing People.... 
 27 Sep 2018
John Thompson, chief executive of APHC with Paul Johnson, chief executive of BPEC.

APHC and BPEC enter partnership agreement

A new partnership between the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) and the British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC) has formalised the working relationship between both organisations with the aim of developing industry ... 
 19 Sep 2018

Fernox launches new filter

Water treatment manufacturer, Fernox, this week launched the newest addition to its in-line system filter offering, the TF1 Sigma Filter, at an event at The BT Tower in London 
 19 Sep 2018
Callum Megarry, apprentice at WPJ Heating and Worcester Bosch Apprentice of the Year 2018.

Worcester Bosch names Apprentice of the Year winner

Callum Megarry, apprentice at West London-based WPJ Heating, has won the title of Worcester Bosch’s 2018 Apprentice of the Year.... 
 22 Aug 2018

IPG members celebrate double-digit growth

IPG members across the country have recently celebrated a combined annual turnover in excess of £400 million, and double-digit year-on-year growth since June 2017.... 
 22 Aug 2018
The Heatrae Sadia Megaflo commercial cylinder.

Wolseley UK lends hand to Band of Builders movement

Wolseley UK has donated a Heatrae Sadia commercial cylinder to Band of Builders, an organisation recognised for its support of tradespeople and families in need across the UK.... 
 18 Jul 2018
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