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Pipes and Fittings: Survey finds copper is installers' choice

DESPITE copper almost doubling in price during the last six months, independent research has revealed installers in the heating and plumbing sector still prefer working with copper tubing. 
 1 Jan 2007

Pipes and Fittings: No vibration is good vibration!

Richard Collman of Acoustical Control Engineers looks at the causes of vibrations and how to stop them happening 
 1 Jan 2007

Pipes and Fittings: New NHBC standard changes plastic plumbing use in homes

Paul Garner, technical director of Uponor Housing Solutions, talks about the changes to the NHBC standard and how it affects the installation of plastic plumbing 
 1 Jan 2007

Editors Comment: We must all take responsibility for climate change!

It’s always my fault! I have noticed through the years that Paul Braithwaite is responsible. 
 1 Dec 2006

Health & Safety Matters: Waste regs must be workable

Over-enthusiastic bureaucrats must not be allowed to undermine the good intentions of safety regulations, says Bob Towse, head of Technical and Safety at the HVCA 
 1 Dec 2006

Business Matters: Simplest precautions most effective

Late payment is killing our businesses, says Dave Butler, regional sales director at Close Invoice Finance 
 1 Dec 2006

Contractor Profile: Denco moves up the league

It is very rare, these days, to find someone who has literally worked their way from the shop floor to the boardroom. Mark Shutler is a member of a dying breed 
 1 Dec 2006

Burning Issue: Answering the legionella question at H&V07

Rowan Crowley, event director of H&V07 (NEC Birmingham, 27 Feb - 1 March 2007), updates hvac engineers on the current threat of legionella and points the way to where the latest information and advice on dealing with the issue can be found 
 1 Dec 2006

Company Profile: Diffusion goes on the acquisition trail

For years now, Diffusion has been used to prop up other parts of the parent company’s empire. Now, its new owner is on the acquisition trail, building on the company’s success. Leigh Stimpson, managing director, talks to Paul Braithwaite 
 1 Dec 2006

Chimney and flues: System chimneys: keeping in tune with Euro standards

With a degree of confusion as to the correct product designation under BS EN 1856-1 for system chimneys, Jason Lee, technical sales manager of SFL, explains the key requirements 
 1 Dec 2006

Air Conditioning World: Warning: don’t slip from the efficiency path

The air conditioning industry has had to defend itself as it is relentlessly attacked over increasing CO2 emissions. We can all be public relations officers for the products. We have a lot of ammunition and we should use it. Andy Stamford, managing director of Wave Air Conditioning, begins the fight back. 
 1 Dec 2006

Air conditioning world: Wrong ahu could damage your wealth, says Carrier HH

Robert Snijder, managing director of Carrier Holland Heating BV, talks to Paul Braithwaite about the continuing changes in his company and how buying the wrong ahu could cost a developer dear during the lifetime of a building 
 1 Dec 2006

Air Conditioning World: Mitsubishi moves into residential heat pumps

MITSUBISHI has stepped out of its box with the launch of a domestic heat pump boiler. 
 1 Dec 2006

Air Conditioning World: Daikin installation cuts costs at Co-op c-store

SIGNIFICANT savings in electricity costs were achieved during the first 48 days of new Daikin Conveni-pack combined refrigeration, air conditioning and heating technology, applied to a Co-op Welcome convenience store in Sneinton Dale, Notts. 
 1 Dec 2006

Editors Comment: Is there life after the bureaucrats?

Thank goodness, at least there is someone who tells it like it is. I have just read Bob Towse’s health and safety article in the news section. 
 1 Nov 2006

Editors Comment: If developers can sell on PFI contracts, who gains?

I have now heard of two developers which wish to sell on the maintenance side of their PFI work. 
 1 Oct 2006

Health & Safety Matters: Shouting about a silent killer

One death from carbon monoxide poisoning is one death too many. Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA, welcomes a new hard-hitting report and action plan to tackle Britain’s silent and invisible killer. 
 1 Oct 2006

Contractor Profile: A Wright good business

Marcus (second from right at back) with the design team members (left to right) - (standing) Peter Hanks, Roy Gould, David Prince, (front) Neil Marsh and Terence McLaughlin 
 1 Oct 2006

Company Profile: Wolf: helping itself by helping installers to help themselves

Wolf Heating UK is a year old but already Steve Lauri, managing director, is making waves. Paul Braitwaite reports. 
 1 Oct 2006

Commercial heating; More control, greater efficiency

Using appropriate controls for heating systems is just common sense and a way to improve the payback on the boiler investment by maximising energy savings. But don’t forget to ensure the occupants of the building want plenty of hot water and comfortable levels of heat, says Bob Walsh, technical director at Hamworthy Heating 
 1 Oct 2006
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