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End users benefit from energy recovery solutions in ahus

Craig McFadyen, system products manager at Fl kt Woods, looks at the issues surrounding the different types of heat recovery units 
 1 May 2007

Underfloor Heating: Don't let the piper call the tune

Keith Westcott of Even-Heat believes that using on-site trades can ensure vital flexibility for floor heating installations 
 1 May 2007

Underfloor Heating; Heating takes to the floor

Space-saving and energy-efficient, underfloor heating systems are gaining popularity across all market sectors. Specifying this type of heating solution can make a significant contribution to a building's energy efficiency rating - so it is well worth considering. Peter Binstead, technical director at Ferroli, looks at the growth in underfloor heating and the key points to consider when installing this type of system in solid, suspended and floating floors 
 1 May 2007

Editors Comment: Spot the danger signs even if they are not there!

There is a building site near our offices. Needless to say, I have been watching the workers there. There is a hard hat policy on the site and most of the construction workers wear them, although not always the right way round. 
 1 Apr 2007

HVRs Anatomy Series: Anatomy of a condensing water heater

THERE is a certain inevitability about the use of condensing technology in the design and production of direct gas-fired water heaters. This follows legislation-driven moves in recent years towards condensing heating boilers. 
 1 Apr 2007

Health & Safety Maters: YouTube antics must be stamped out

Tomfoolery on building sites is no laughing matter, says Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA 
 1 Apr 2007

Business Matters: Better access to finance needed for SMEs

Plan ahead when your business is healthy, says Close Invoice Finance sales director David Butler 
 1 Apr 2007

Contractor Profile: THE PROBLEM SOLVERS

Argent FM has had more than its fair share of tough times but its approach of working directly for end clients only has clearly paid off. 
 1 Apr 2007

Burning Issue: Government talks the talk but it's the death knell for HIPs

Home Information Packs were a great opportunity for government to stop talking and start doing something about energy waste but it looks like they've blown it, says Mike Malina of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association (HVCA)*. 
 1 Apr 2007

Company Profile: Ability Projects - it's blowing a gale for EC fans

Peter Lowther, managing director of Ability Projects, discusses the issues surrounding fan coil units and his business. Paul Braithwaite reports 
 1 Apr 2007

Heat Pumps: Heat pump technology: one solution for the future

With energy prices continuing to rise and the UK's increasing dependence on imported oil and gas, it is more important than ever for the UK to look at reducing its reliance on fossil fuels and consider alternative heating methods. Here Simon Keel, at Daikin Airconditioning UK, looks at heat pump technology and how it can benefit installer's end-user customers 
 1 Apr 2007

Heat Pumps: Heat pumps: where next?

Stewart Purchase, chief executive of Viessmann UK, discusses the increasing use of heat pumps in the UK and how technology is helping to move this exotic heat source into the mainstream arena 
 1 Apr 2007

Heat Pumps: Heading for a greener future

It's not just the heating and ventilation industry which is championing renewable energy products like heat pumps. It's the government and consumers too. Peter Gammon, technical product manager at MHS Boilers, believes the future could well be green. However, there's plenty to learn along the way. Here he takes a look at some of the issues around heat pumps and what the industry can do to make a difference 
 1 Apr 2007

Water Heating: Solar water heating: it's a popular renewable solution

Without a doubt, the UK water heating market is going green with renewable options now on offer. One renewable solution is solar thermal water heating, and many manufacturers have recently introduced solar products. Heatrae Sadia launched its unvented Megatech and vented Megalife Solar cylinders last year, and sales figures have been very encouraging. Here, marketing manager David Webster explains the factors driving the solar market and gives specifiers, building managers and installers some advice on what to look out for when choosing a solar thermal cylinder 
 1 Apr 2007

Water Heating: Underfloor heating: the ultimate designer accessory

THE uncluttered simplicity of minimalist furnishing will become as synonymous with the opening decade of the third millennium as art deco was to the 1930s and Carnaby Street was to the '60s. 
 1 Apr 2007

Building Services IT: With one click of the mouse...

Internet technology creates opportunity for improvement in every sphere of the workplace these days and now the HVAC industry is recognising its potential to provide even greater benefits to maintenance contractors and building operators, says Nick Cooper, national sales manager for Hamworthy Heating 
 1 Apr 2007

Building Services IT: All-in-one approach puts Swale in the driving seat

SWALE Heating uses Service Director from CS Group to manage its field service operations, taking full advantage of the latest mobile technology to enhance service levels and increase productivity at the same time. 
 1 Apr 2007

Radiant Heating: Radiant solution to heating industrial space

Historically, radiant heating in general has suffered some bad press because of poor application and system design. However, continuing improvements in building design, teamed with investment in product development, have resulted in radiant heating proving a viable option for applications such as factories and warehouses. Phil Alcock, managing director at Frico, examines the radiant option 
 1 Apr 2007

Editors Comment: Reward: a couple of hours at an exhibition!

THE exhibition season is upon us (not that it ever seems to leave us). 
 1 Mar 2007

Health & Safety Matters: Good intentions of giant partnership

A ground breaking partnership between builders and contractors should revolutionise attitudes to health and safety, says Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA 
 1 Mar 2007
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