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Competence requirements for new role of Building Safety Manager 

The competence requirements for the proposed new role of the Building Safety Manager have been set out in a new report Safer people, safer homes: Building Safety Management.... 
 6 Oct 2020
Russell Beattie, FETA chief executive

FETA lunch postponed to 15 April

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has postponed its Annual Luncheon, which was due to take place at The Brewery, London, on 10 December.... 
 5 Oct 2020
New technical sales consultant at Sensing Precision, Alan Hinton

New appointment at Sensing Precision

Sensing Precision has appointed Alan Hinton as its new technical sales consultant.... 
 5 Oct 2020

Panasonic unveils Green Install Cashback Scheme for installers

Panasonic has unveiled details of a new incentive for air source heat pump projects; The Green Install Cashback Scheme. Under this new scheme qualifying installers can claim cashback of £800 – after the successful installation of five Panasonic ... 
 5 Oct 2020
Karen Boswell, managing director of Baxi Heating

Baxi wins bid for government funding for servitisation project

UK manufacturer Baxi Heating has secured funding from Innovate UK to develop a ‘Digital Servitisation Demonstrator’ as part of the Manufacturing Made Smarter initiative.

The award is part of a £300 million UK government initiative to boost manufacturing productivity by 30%. The Manufacturing Made Smarter initiative is dedicated to the innovation of digital technologies in UK manufacturing. Baxi is working on the project with the Advanced Services Group, part of Aston University Business School. 

 1 Oct 2020

Healthy buildings not achievable without industry-wide change

New research from Uponor found that the creation of truly healthy buildings is not possible without significant compromise, due to the challenges ... 
 29 Sep 2020
Panasonic

Panasonic welcomes new UK country manager

Panasonic has announced the appointment of Jose Manuel Alves as the new UK and IRE country manager for the heating and cooling division.... 
 29 Sep 2020

Run-to-fail attitudes could be detrimental to industry’s recovery

Plant, process and production managers working across multiple industries have been warned against taking a ‘run to fail’ approach to heat exchanger maintenance following insight from a new industry whitepaper.... 
 29 Sep 2020

Schoolz Out competition winner announced

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced the winner of its Schoolz Out competition, which challenged school pupils to design an energy saving product or initiative for their school which uses an element of control to save ... 
 29 Sep 2020

Climate Week reminder about opportunities for installers

Climate Week, the major international climate summit held in New York last week, served as a timely reminder of the business opportunities presented by the decarbonisation agenda, according to Iain Bevan, commercial manager of heating and renewables ... 
 28 Sep 2020

Wolseley highlights its specialisms

To help its customers find the help they need in branch and online, Wolseley is evolving its brand to signpost the business’ key specialisms, under the banners of Wolseley Pipe and Wolseley Climate.... 
 28 Sep 2020
Pictured at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new gardens are staff from Polypipe, local businesses and the hospital trust.

Rainbow Garden work begins

Work has started on a hospital’s new memorial ‘rainbow garden’ thanks to Polypipe Building Products and other local businesses.... 
 25 Sep 2020
Ian Lock, director of sales – newbuild & MO at Baxi Heating

MMC – the catalyst for change

Government support for the pivotal role of modern methods of construction in delivering affordable new homes is both welcome and critical if we are to meet climate and productivity targets, address the skills shortage and prioritise safe working ... 
 25 Sep 2020
BESA’s head of business development Steve Tomkins

BESA urges sector to “keep going”

The building services industry has been urged to keep working and “show leadership” despite the new COVID-19 restrictions announced by the government this week.... 
 25 Sep 2020
Ridgespear Limited

Ridgespear appoints new group sales director

Ridgespear Limited, a technology and manufacturing business supplying several well known brands to the HVAC markets, has appointed Brendan Hourican as group sales director.... 
 22 Sep 2020

ISH 2021 to go digital

Due to the current worldwide spread of COVID-19 and the associated travel restrictions, Messe Frankfurt has decided to hold ISH 2021 on an exclusively digital basis.... 
 22 Sep 2020
Malcolm Moss, ADCAS president

Joint publication clears up confusion over compliance

The Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services (ADCAS), the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Association of Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) have joined forces to produce guidance designed to help the industry ... 
 21 Sep 2020

REHAU brings back online learning

Building services professionals from all over the UK will have the opportunity to take part in a series of virtual CPD courses focusing on key construction industry topics, from REHAU.... 
 21 Sep 2020
OFTEC’s head of communications Malcolm Farrow

OFTEC stands up for renewable liquid fuel future at 2020 party conferences

OFTEC will champion the crucial role renewable liquid fuels have to play in a net zero future for rural homes at the Labour and Conservative Party 2020 Conferences.... 
 21 Sep 2020

Winners announced at first ever BCIA Virtual Awards

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) hosted its first ever Virtual Awards on Thursday 10 September 2020. The event was held in aid of Mind, a charity which provides advice and support to empower millions of people across the UK dealing ... 
 21 Sep 2020
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