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AFNOR UK approved to deliver new UKCA marking for gas products in UK

One of the world’s largest certification bodies has become an approved body for the UKCA product certification scheme.... 
 22 Feb 2022

One in four UK workplaces actively display IAQ metrics

In a survey of UK office workers, only one-quarter of respondents report having a place where they are able to read or see their building’s indoor air quality (IAQ) on their own, according to a report released by Honeywell.... 
 22 Feb 2022
Rinnai managing director Tony Gittings

We all win with Net Zero common sense, calm and commitment

UK Net Zero ambitions can be truly delivered with a measured, pragmatic, and transparent stance if adopted by all the players in the heating and hot water industry and this can be supported via gathered scientific data applied to finding solutions ... 
 16 Feb 2022

NAADUK launches new guidance document

The National Association of Air Duct Specialists (NAADUK), has launched its new comprehensive guidance document NAAD21, setting the standard for the ventilation hygiene sector.... 
 15 Feb 2022

Improved payment times welcomed

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed an apparently dramatic improvement in the payment habits of main contractors.... 
 15 Feb 2022
John Otterson, managing director of Coolair Equipment

Coolair Equipment trademark win helps remove “confusion in the marketplace”

One-stop air conditioning specialist Coolair Equipment has won a four-year legal battle to secure the rights to the ‘Coolair’ name.... 
 15 Feb 2022

BEAMA launches updated Ventilation White Paper

Ahead of New Building Regulations on Ventilation coming into force this summer and the Government’s wider COVID-19 and Net Zero Strategy, BEAMA has launched its updated 2022 Ventilation White Paper.... 
 15 Feb 2022

TG Lynes celebrating landmark anniversary

One of the UK’s suppliers of heating, plumbing and air movement materials to trade customers will celebrate its 110th anniversary in 2022.... 
 15 Feb 2022
Steve Richmond, head of marketing and technical at REHAU

Greater scope required to address heating industry challenges

The Government must increase the scope of green subsidy schemes for UK homes to successfully transition from gas-based heating and address skyrocketing energy costs, according to polymer pipework specialist REHAU.... 
 14 Feb 2022

Partnership enhances national logistics operations

City Plumbing, part of the recently formed Highbourne Group, has announced a new multi-year contract to outsource operations at its national distribution hub to GXO, one of the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider.... 
 14 Feb 2022

Record numbers of GSHPs manufactured in UK

Kensa Heat Pumps, the low carbon ground source heat pumps (GSHP) specialist, has broken production records recently, doubling its output over the past 18 months and working towards a further twofold increase in capacity by 2023.... 
 14 Feb 2022
TROX UK apprentices Wiktoria Zak and Thomas Walker

New apprentice opportunities

With this year’s theme for National Apprenticeship Week being ‘build the future’, TROX UK, is doing exactly that when training its apprentices.... 
 10 Feb 2022

New embodied carbon calculator for building services

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published a digital Embodied Carbon Calculator tool to enable engineers to estimate the embodied carbon associated with mechanical, electrical and public health systems in ... 
 10 Feb 2022

Daikin Applied steps up use of reclaimed refrigerant

Chillers and heat pumps built at Daikin Applied’s factory in Italy are being charged with reclaimed R-134a as part of the company’s strategy to reduce environmental impact and develop a ‘circular economy’ of refrigerants.... 
 10 Feb 2022
 BESA’s head of technical Graeme Fox

Call for ‘massive retrofit push’ to address energy crisis

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says the dramatic surge in energy prices reinforces the need for a national programme of building retrofits.

The Association applauded the Government’s attempts to soften the blow to household finances following Ofgem’s decision to lift the energy price cap by 54% from April, but said longer term measures were needed to tackle the issue properly. 

 10 Feb 2022
BESA’s director of training Helen Yeulet

BESA urges employers to take apprenticeship pledge

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has called on employers to pledge they will take on at least one apprentice this year in a bid to plug the industry’s alarming skills gap and ensure it has the right talent to address future.

With the building services sector struggling to cope with the loss of many experienced workers since the start of the pandemic and a rapidly ageing workforce, the need to recruit new people who can quickly start contributing to business growth is acute. 

 8 Feb 2022

Rise in apprenticeships welcomed, but warning of Net Zero skills shortage

Actuate UK, the voice of Building Engineering Services, warn that skills shortages are hampering ambitions to deliver Net Zero emission buildings.... 
 8 Feb 2022
Gratte Brothers marketing director Angela Hills

BESA pays tribute to Angela Hills

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) was saddened to hear of the sudden death of Angela Hills, marketing director at Gratte Brothers.... 
 7 Feb 2022

Kensa calls for a level playing field

On the back of the record energy price cap rise Kensa Group, the manufacturer of ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) is calling on the government to level out the current bias in levies causing electricity to be four times as expensive as gas.... 
 7 Feb 2022
GTEC Training’s Griff Thomas

‘Skills Bootcamp’ a missed opportunity?

GTEC Training’s Griff Thomas believes that despite good intentions, the Department of Education’s Skills Bootcamp scheme has some significant shortcomings.... 
 4 Feb 2022
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