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Business Matters: Debt: three times as much!

Insolvency Service figures hide the true extent of the debt problem, says Laurence Weeks, chair of the eastern region of R3, Association of Business Recovery Professionals, and partner at Cambridge law firm Taylor Vinters 
 1 Jul 2008

Company Profile: Rinnai: Infinity and beyond...

Rinnai UK faces a challenge – getting the domestic market to embrace an instantaneous water heater when condensing combis are in vogue. HVR spoke to managing director Geoff Hobbs and lent an ear to his cunning plan 
 1 Jul 2008

Renewables: combined heat and power: CHP comes of age

Rising energy prices and the need for convenient retrofit solutions to help buildings meet the requirements of the revised Part L of the Building Regulations are driving up demand for combined heat and power (CHP) in the UK. 
 1 Jul 2008

Energy Efficiency: Time for a little payback

The payback period is all too often ignored when assessing the most energy-efficient ways of generating hot water, according to Tony Billett, chairman of Zenex Technologies 
 1 Jul 2008

Energy Efficiency: I spy with my little device...

Lisa Wilkinson, director of t-mac Technologies, gets to know a device that can’t wait to tell you what is going on, energy-wise, at your firm – in fact, if anything goes wrong, it will SMS you straight away 
 1 Jul 2008

Energy Efficiency: Signing up for a new boiler...

Steve Ashmore, managing director of Plumb Center, part of the Wolseley group, looks at factors that could encourage consumers to upgrade to a SEDBUK A boiler if they have an existing model that is inefficient, but reliable 
 1 Jul 2008

Energy Efficiency: They make a heck of a team

Meet the dual boiler installation, a heating system that operates a bit like a tag team – a condensing boiler does most of the work, but when things get too cold a standard cast-iron boiler comes to the rescue to get the right result 
 1 Jul 2008

Humidification: Ensuring the bug isn’t snug

Dave Mortimer, national sales manager of Vapac Humidity Control, argues that without humidity control in hospitals, patients can be at risk from superbugs and recovery periods will be lengthened 
 1 Jul 2008

Humidification: Fresh look at adiabatic humidification

Modern adiabatic humidification systems offer a number of benefits, including reduced energy consumption. Michael Whitehead of Walter Meier (Climate UK) explains why it’s time to take a fresh look 
 1 Jul 2008

Multi-site HVAC: All for one and one for all

Yan Evans, technical director of Andrews Water Heaters and Potterton Commercial, explains the benefits of opting for a centralised boiler plant rather than having individual boilers in each dwelling 
 1 Jul 2008

Metering solutions: End of the combi boiler?

Everyone seems to be talking about district heating. It’s even rumoured to herald the demise of the combination boiler. Peter Gammon of MHS Boilers, believes it may be the start of something big 
 1 Jul 2008

Burning Issue: A voice for the wilderness

Paul Riding, Calor product development manager, asks you to spare a thought for people living in rural areas – they seem to have been largely ignored in the heated debate about energy efficiency 
 1 Jul 2008

Contractor Profile: Its horizons keep on expanding

HVR tries to keep up with ABS, and its executive director Kevin Selvester, as its success story unfolds – from dynamic duo to a company that commands contracts worth millions of pounds 
 1 Jul 2008

Editors Comment: It’s nice when you like your job

I am always more than interested in the surveys which drop on to my desk but some are so interesting they deserve an airing. So this is one of the times when my comment article almost writes itself - with, in this case, a little help from a survey by recruitment specialist Resourcing Solutions. 
 1 Jun 2008

Health & Safety: Leading from the top

Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA, is worried that the recent merger of the HSE and the HSC sends out the wrong message about the importance of health and safety. 
 1 Jun 2008

Editors Comment: Light touch for small businesses?

I am constantly carping about the pressure of Brussels legislation on all our businesses. 
 1 May 2008

Health & Safety: The curious incident of the candle at the station

A laughable episode at St Pancras highlights all that is bad about our risk averse culture, says Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA 
 1 May 2008

Contractor Profile: The Marshall Plan

ONE of Keith Marshall's frustrations is that no skills minister ever stays in the job for more than a year or so. 
 1 May 2008

Burning Issue: Better testing is a sound idea

Alan Nethersole, senior acoustic consultant with Lee Cunningham Partnership, argues that noise control has moved forward, yet duct-attenuator performance is still rooted in the past 
 1 May 2008

Company Profile: Just call me Mr Spirovent

Bryan Barlow, director of Spirotech, is after you. If he hasn't seen you yet, he will be there soon with his trusty demonstration Spirovent model. Paul Braithwaite talks to an icon of the heating and ventilating industry. 
 1 May 2008
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