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Graham Wright, chairman of the HPA

More support for Chancellor’s Summer Statement

There has been more positive reaction from the industry to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s plans to invest in green technology to make buildings more energy efficient.... 
 13 Jul 2020

Lotus Cars to move to Heatrae Sadia’s Norwich site

Following a move of the Heatrae Sadia manufacturing activities from Norwich to Preston, Baxi Heating has announced that Lotus Cars will transfer its aluminium chassis manufacturing to the site in Norwich.... 
 9 Jul 2020

Industry welcomes green economy plans

The industry has broadly welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement to boost the “green economy” which includes a Green Homes Grant Scheme and an investment in the energy efficiency of public buildings.


 9 Jul 2020

SKILLcard endorsements now ‘fully digital’

One of the construction industry’s largest card issuing and personnel registration schemes has further streamlined its service by making the recording of employer endorsements for card applicants fully digital.... 
 8 Jul 2020
The facility at Avonmouth, Bristol, will become what is described s the nation

Flogas starts work on UK’s largest LPG storage facility

Flogas Britain, one of the UK’s liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) suppliers, has started work on what will become the nation’s largest LPG storage terminal, with the capacity to store 34,564 tonnes of LPG.... 
 7 Jul 2020

HHIC launches Heat Pump Charter

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, has produced a “Heat Pump Charter” aimed at ensuring the best consumer experience is obtained when heat pumps are installed, replacing other systems.... 
 7 Jul 2020

BCIA launches school competition

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has launched a summer competition that encourages young people to devise an idea that could help reduce the energy consumption of their schools.... 
 7 Jul 2020
TEMA’s chair Mike Green

BESA teams up with TEMA

The Technology Enabled Maintenance Association (TEMA) is partnering with the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) to help accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies by the building maintenance sector.... 
 7 Jul 2020
Ziehl-Abegg chief executive Peter Fenkl and The Minister for Economic Affairs (Baden-Württemberg) Dr Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut

Ziehl-Abegg invests €16m in post-corona growth

Ziehl-Abegg is investing €16 million in the expansion of its production buildings at its Kupferzell site in Germany to prepare for a demand for high quality electric motors and fans in the future.... 
 7 Jul 2020

Ventilation guidance for hospitality sector

As the hospitality sector opens for business ventilation experts have released new guidance on steps businesses need to take to ensure systems are COVID-19 secure.

The guidance, issued by trade association BEAMA, stresses the need for effective ventilation alongside social distancing measures inside UK pubs and restaurants.

It provides key recommendations such as optimal settings for mechanical ventilation systems, effective toilet ventilation, centralised systems, ventilation maintenance and ventilating without a mechanical system. 

 6 Jul 2020
Social Housing schemes enabled by the Non Domestic RHI include a 400 flat scheme over eight tower blocks in Enfield

Confusion over government NDRHI extension

A Government announcement of a tariff extension to the Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has brought market confusion and threatened the financial support for thousands of shovel ready low carbon schemes, Kensa Group has claimed.... 
 6 Jul 2020

HVAC trade shows in China rescheduled

ISH China & CIHE and ISH Shanghai & CIHE have been cancelled this year and will now take place in 2021.... 
 6 Jul 2020
The new BESA president Neil Brackenridge

New BESA president calls for unity of purpose

Newly elected Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) president Neil Brackenridge has called for contractors to harness the “unity of purpose” displayed during the pandemic to create a better future.... 
 3 Jul 2020
Gilberts of Blackpool

New appointee at Gilberts

David Millar has joined Gilberts Blackpool as area sales manager (Scotland & NE).... 
 2 Jul 2020
The St Kilda energy centre

Hoval goes the extra few hundred miles

Hoval engineer Phil James got more than he bargained for when he went to commission two Hoval UltraOil boilers at an energy centre serving a radar station on St Kilda – and what should have been a two-day journey took over a week.... 
 1 Jul 2020
BESA chief executive David Frise

Recovery plan must deliver jobs and cash

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has put its weight behind a three-stage plan to ensure construction can play a major role in the UK’s economic recovery.... 
 1 Jul 2020

Heating buildings and achieving net zero

Head of marketing and technical for Rehau Building Solutions, Steve Richmond, has highlighted a pressing need for project specifiers and developers to consider low-carbon heating systems.... 
 1 Jul 2020

A-Gas wins national award

Supplier of refrigerants to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries, A-Gas has been named Employer of the Year in the Amazon Scale-Up Awards 2020.... 
 1 Jul 2020

Employers urged to join push for skills strategy

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is inviting companies, individuals and relevant organisations to join a major new initiative tasked with extending the current skills strategy for the building services sector.... 
 30 Jun 2020
Pic by Dylan Gillis

Scotland backs six new apprentice routes

Apprentices in Scotland have six new routes to specialist qualifications thanks to the work of the building engineering sector’s leading skills organisation.... 
 29 Jun 2020
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