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Commercial buildings' energy efficiency investment remains strong

Despite a global recession, investment in energy efficiency has remained strong according to the Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) released by Johnson Controls. 
 4 Jun 2010

Premier Energy Solutions gets heat pump deal

Manchester-based heating firm Premier Energy Solutions beat 30 firms to win a three-year contract offering central heating, insulation and heat pumps to Yorkshire Energy Services' clients. 
 3 Jun 2010

Fastest rise in construction activity since 2007

The UK construction activity has grown at the fastest pace since September 2007, according to the Markit/CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). 
 2 Jun 2010

Former boss buys heating firm back for free

The man who sold Apollo Heating to outsourcing contractor Spice for £10m has bought the business back for free. 
 2 Jun 2010

BSS gets takeover offer from Travis Perkins

Plumbing and heating supplier BSS has received a £553 million takeover bid from builders' merchant Travis Perkins. 
 2 Jun 2010

Screwfix changes hours to British Football Time

Plumbing equipment supplier Screwfix is changing its hours to fall in line with BFT - British Football Time - opening at 6am on days when the England team is playing key World Cup matches. 
 1 Jun 2010

New chairman at Institute of Gas Engineers

The newly-elected chairman of Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers is Ian Dawson, the business development director at independent metering specialist MWA Technology. 
 1 Jun 2010

EMAP to manage Installer Live

Emap Connect has announced it has taken over the running of the Installer Live exhibition, the UK's national plumbing and heating exhibition. 
 1 Jun 2010

Daikin and Vent-Axia sign heat pump supply agreement

Daikin UK and Vent-Axia have established a supply agreement to deliver renewable energy heat pump systems, as an extension to Vent-Axia’s already excellent product portfolio. 
 28 May 2010

New construction minister meets Paul Morrell

David Cameron's new construction minister Mark Prisk has met with the government's chief construction advisor Paul Morrell. 
 27 May 2010

Scotland ends boiler scrappage scheme after 36 hours

Scotland's boiler scrappage scheme has closed after just 36 hours because thousands of eligible householders have snapped up all the available vouchers. 
 27 May 2010

Firm fined for dangerous gas work

A company and its subcontractor has been fined for carrying out dangerous gas work in a family's home. 
 27 May 2010

Scotland allows heating installers to self-certify

Scottish government allows professional plumbing and heating installers to self-certify drainage, heating and plumbing work, including micro-renewable installations. 
 27 May 2010

Coalition shuts Low Carbon Buildings Programme

The UK Coalition government has closed the Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP) to new applications, effective from May 24. 
 26 May 2010

BG Controls named best maintenance provider

Rotherham-based firm BG Controls has been awarded the title of 'Best Service & Maintenance Provider' at this year's Building Controls Industry Awards. 
 26 May 2010

Plumber sentenced for illegal gas work

A plumber who illegally worked on gas boilers has been sentenced in court, following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive. 
 26 May 2010

Pimlico Plumbers opens Spanish branch

Pimlico Plumbers, which claims to be the UK's largest independent plumbing company, has formalised its plans to expand its Spanish operation on the Costa del Sol. 
 25 May 2010

EIC wins Contractor of the Year award

National building services provider EIC has been awarded North West Contractor of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers North West. 
 25 May 2010

J S Wright receives world-leading training award

Birmingham building services provider JS Wright has received a coveted award from a world-renowned training organisation for investing in its people. 
 21 May 2010

HVCA specialist groups elect three new chairmen

New chairmen and vice chairmen have been elected by three of the HVCA’s four specialist groups. 
 21 May 2010
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