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Vaillant gets Which? seal of approval

Vaillant’s entire range of domestic boilers has been named the top-rated GAS boiler brand in the UK after being awarded ‘Best Buy’ status by Which?... 
 21 Sep 2020

Which? endorses Worcester Bosch

Worcester Bosch has been awarded the Which? Best Buy endorsement for an 11th time for its gas boiler range, following rave reviews from homeowners across the UK.... 
 21 Sep 2020

Zero Carbon Heating Taskforce launched

The Green Finance Institute has launched a taskforce targeting financing mechanisms needed to accelerate uptake of zero-carbon heating technologies.... 
 16 Sep 2020

Energy companies collaborate on smart home product development

Schneider Electric, the specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced a partnership with geo (Green Energy Options), the smart home energy specialist based in Cambridge, to accelerate the UK’s journey to ... 
 16 Sep 2020
Malcolm Farrow of OFTEC

OFTEC backs a ‘just transition’ to net-zero

The Government must ensure policies to decarbonise off-grid heating do not exacerbate existing social challenges experienced by rural homeowners, OFTEC has warned.... 
 16 Sep 2020
Steven Alldritt, technical director of City Plumbing

Free Green Homes Grant scheme webinars for installers

Running from September until November 2020, City Plumbing is offering installers a free 30-minute webinar to help guide them through the Government’s new Green Homes Grants scheme.... 
 15 Sep 2020

Brits baffled by boilers as lockdown limits checks to avoid potential risks

During Gas Safety Week this week, UK boiler manufacturer Worcester Bosch has found some alarming truths among homeowners and tenants when it comes to boiler maintenance. 
 15 Sep 2020
Guy Pulham, UKIFDA chief executive

Rural homeowners urged to ‘Get Winter Ready’

The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA), is launching its Get Winter Ready campaign, designed to encourage off grid homeowners to get prepared for the approaching winter months.... 
 15 Sep 2020

SNIPEF rebrands

The Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF), has undergone a comprehensive rebranding and launched a new website.... 
 14 Sep 2020
Guy Pulham, UKIFDA chief executive

UKIFDA advocates liquid biofuels for low carbon future

Liquid fuels distribution trade association, the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) has submitted its views on both UK and Isle of Man Government consultations relating to the 2050 target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions.... 
 14 Sep 2020

‘Huge backlog’ of home energy improvements to be unplugged

Property and construction consultancy Ingleton Wood is carrying out work on cold and draughty homes and businesses to help reduce energy bills after lockdown caused a “huge backlog”.... 
 9 Sep 2020
Gas installer YouTuber, Allen Hart

Training centre and YouTuber collaborate to raise industry standards

Viva Training Academy has joined forces with gas installer YouTuber, Allen Hart, to create useful tips and advice videos for would-be and existing heating engineers, as well as a Facebook group where members can ask questions and share experiences.... 
 8 Sep 2020
Leslie Fox, schemes administration manager at SNIPEF

SNIPEF webinar promotes a better understanding of certification of building standards

As part of its continuing mission to disseminate the most up-to-date information to its members, plumbing employers’ association SNIPEF is co-hosting a free webinar to promote understanding of the benefits of building standards certification.... 
 8 Sep 2020
Retrofit in action. Pic: Carbon Coop

Six new Low Carbon Homes online events launched

Low Carbon Homes, supported by MCS, has opened registration for six online events – each consisting of three days of intense discussion and knowledge-sharing to consider how best to rapidly scale up the retrofitting of housing locally.... 
 8 Sep 2020
OFTEC registrations director Adrian Lightwood

OFTEC launches TrustMark registration scheme for heating technicians

Heating technicians can now apply for TrustMark certification as an extension of their OFTEC registration to access government funded installation work and further demonstrate competence to consumers.... 
 3 Sep 2020
Arthur Jouannic, principal analyst at Delta-EE

European connected home market set to grow, despite COVID-19

More than 7.5 million homes across Europe now have connected home energy devices with 13% growth expected this year, despite COVID-19.... 
 2 Sep 2020
Dale Thomson, training manager at the SNIPEF

Apprentices need help from devolved administrations

A major new survey has revealed that employers in the plumbing and heating sector in Scotland and Northern Ireland are in desperate need of new funding to maintain their support for apprentices.... 
 2 Sep 2020
Installer and keen angler Ben Lawrence

Baxi installer reels in third place in Dutch angling competition

When Baxi approved installer Ben Lawrence, of BSL Heating, Cambridge, isn’t installing or servicing boilers, he’s fishing – and he’s a rather good angler! In fact, he and his partner came third in the recent ZeeBra fishing competition in The ... 
 27 Aug 2020
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