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HVCA specialist groups elect new heads

Two of the HVCA's specialist groups, have elected new chairmen and three of the four groups have also elected new vice chairmen at the Association’s recent AGM and conference in London. 
 1 Jun 2011

Plumbase appoints managing director

Grafton Merchanting GB has appointed Andy Gribble as Plumbase managing director from 1 June, 2011. 
 1 Jun 2011

Unregistered gas installer put Lincolnshire lives at risk

An unregistered gas installation company and its director have been fined for illegally carrying out work on properties across Lincolnshire. 
 1 Jun 2011

British Gas launches new boiler scrappage scheme

Qualifying households can save £400 on the cost and installation of an energy efficient boiler thanks to a new boiler scrappage scheme launched by British Gas. 
 1 Jun 2011

New Construction Strategy welcomed by BSRIA

BSRIA has welcomed the Government's Construction Strategy and is encouraged by the move towards a more integrated way of working, away from lump sum tenders. 
 1 Jun 2011

Biasi solar training scheme gets BPEC accreditation

Biasi UK has received BPEC accreditation for its Walsall installer training centre and dedicated solar thermal courses. 
 31 May 2011

Dimplex warns over problems with RHI clarity

Achieving the tough carbon reduction targets outlined in the Government’s latest carbon budget is likely to be hampered by the current lack of clarity on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), warns Dimplex Renewables. 
 31 May 2011

BRE issues new guidance on airtightness in buildings

BRE has issued a new report on minimising air infiltration in buildings and ensuring effective ventilation. 
 31 May 2011

Graham announces new charitable partnership with Barnardo's

Graham plumbers' merchant will be lending its support to Barnardo's in a new two-year charitable partnership, helping to support more than 100,000 children and young people and their families every year. 
 31 May 2011

BSS set sail for the 3rd 'Challenge Cup'

Suppliers and customers are making final preparations for this year's 'BSS Industrial Challenge Cup', which will see a fleet of 15 boats set sail across the Solent for a three day race starting on the 7 July, 2011. 
 31 May 2011

Summer heat can affect health and wealth at work

A recent YouGov survey has revealed that hot workplaces can affect workers' health, productivity and challenge attempts at reducing CO2 levels. 
 31 May 2011

BBES opens new West Midlands facility

Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) has opened an off-site manufacturing and assembly facility in the West Midlands. 
 31 May 2011

Winners announced for the Environment and Energy Awards 2011

The winners of the Environment and Energy Awards 2011 were announced at an evening event held during Sustainabilitylive! 2011 in Birmingham. 
 31 May 2011

Krannich Solar to distribute Bosch and Samsung modules

Krannich Solar has formed new brand partnerships with Bosch and Samsung, representing its first distributor partnership deal for the UK market. 
 31 May 2011

Cosaf rebrand and launch new website

Cosaf has overhauled its commercial branding. 
 31 May 2011

Quality control is key for card scheme success

CITB-ConstructionSkills has responded to the HSE report calling for a new independent agency to oversee and monitor the current 'card scheme confusion' in the UK. 
 31 May 2011

ACE announces the winners of the Engineering Excellence Awards

The ACE Engineering Excellence Awards on 25 May was hosted by ITV News anchor Mary Nightingale at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, and brought together large and small consultancy and engineering firms from across the industry. 
 31 May 2011

Logic Certification approved by QCF

Logic Certification has been recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual), together with partner regulators in Wales (DCELLS) and Northern Ireland (CCEA), as an organisation able to deliver qualifications under the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). 
 31 May 2011

Panasonic appoints new technical specialist

Panasonic continues to expand its heating and cooling business in the UK with the appointment of former Oceanair Distribution director David Livingstone as technical specialist. 
 31 May 2011

New strategy to reduce costs and stimulate growth

The Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, has issued the Government's new Construction Strategy to reform the way that Whitehall procures construction. In doing so, it aims to reduce costs by up to 20 per cent by the end of this parliament. 
 31 May 2011
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