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OFT publishes findings on 103 construction firms fined £129M

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has published the findings of its investigation into 103 construction firms fined £129.2M for bid-rigging. 
 23 Nov 2009

VAT cut to 5% will save sector jobs says new report

A 5% VAT rate on repairs and maintenance to domestic property is justified by the construction jobs it would save and the improved energy efficiency it would bring to the UK housing stock, says a new report commissioned by Repairing Britain campaigners. 
 20 Nov 2009

Construction firm failures drop in Q3

Some 106 construction firms went into administration in Q3 2009, according to data issued by the Insolvency Service. 
 18 Nov 2009

Carbon monoxide week highlights prosecutions and death rate fall

It is carbon monoxide awareness week (November 16-20) and while the Health and Safety Executive highlights prosecutions in 2008/9 against those who breached gas rules, a Corgi Trust's report highlights a fall in the number of CO-related deaths. 
 18 Nov 2009

Local government suppliers exposed to postcode lottery

The average time UK councils take to pay invoices to suppliers is almost double the 10-day target the government set it one year ago, but results varies widely from region to region. 
 13 Nov 2009

Trox UK gets new MD

After 14 years as managing director of Trox UK, David Leatherbarrow has left the manufacturer and the md job has been taken up by Ludger Bökmann, head of International Business for the Trox group. 
 13 Nov 2009

Liverpool heating firm is latest buy for Heatwise boss

Liverpool-based heating specialist Booth Mechanical Services has been sold for an undisclosed seven figure sum to Heatwise boss Shaun Maclean. 
 12 Nov 2009

Dame Mavis McDonald in chief construction advisor frame

Dame Mavis McDonald's name is in the frame to take the government's chief construction advisor job. 
 11 Nov 2009

Aspen Air Conditioning launches Aspen Heat Pumps

Aspen Air Conditioning has launched Aspen Heat Pumps, a specialist division dedicated to the design, installation and maintenance of air source heat pumps. 
 11 Nov 2009

Aecom confirms new group structure

Six European businesses are now operating under the global brand Aecom and the group's new European management structure has been confirmed. 
 9 Nov 2009

Cooper announced as Armstrong UK MD

Steve Cooper has been appointed managing director for pump manufacturer Armstrong UK. 
 5 Nov 2009

Installers back supplier's ID request to stop cowboys

A poll of more than 600 installers in the UK has revealed 98% would support a policy to restrict the sale of gas safe critical products to Gas Safe registered engineers only. 
 5 Nov 2009

MD peddles to Paris helping raise £17,000 for sick kids

Frank Elkins, the managing director of BSS Industrial and Gavin Slark the CEO of the BSS group cycled 180 miles from London to Paris, raising more than £17,000 for the Rainbow Trust children's charity. 
 5 Nov 2009

Elta Fans hero treks 10 miles after life-saving surgery

A cancer sufferer working for Elta Fans has trekked 10 miles for charity -less than a month after undergoing surgery. 
 3 Nov 2009

Some 84 heating firms labelled 'dead wood'

The author of a new report called "An assessment of the top 1,000 companies in the UK Heating Contractors industry" says 227 firms in the market will finish 2009 in financial difficulty and 84 have been described as "dead wood". 
 3 Nov 2009

MPs back boiler scrappage campaign

Some 53 MPs have backed an early day motion which calls on the government to implement a boiler replacement scheme for the UK and the Liberal Democrat MP who tabled it is pushing for more politicians to lend their support. 
 2 Nov 2009

It's official! Bosses confirm BDR Thermea is new name

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As reported exclusively on this website last month, BDR Thermea is the name of the company created from De Dietrich Remeha Group's acquisition of the Baxi group, but confirmation of the name was officially announced today. 
 2 Nov 2009

Worker finally wins asbestos compensation battle

A welder who contracted asbestos-related cancer at work, has finally succeeded in getting £140,000 compensation from his former employer's insurers, after they initially denied being on cover. 
 2 Nov 2009

Factory fire prompts Heatrae Sadia md response

Following this website's report in September of a fire at Heatrae Sadia's Norwich factory, the md of the water heating manufacturer has responded by reassuring its customers that it's business as usual at the plant. 
 29 Oct 2009

Chief executive leaves NG Bailey

NG Bailey's CEO Mark Andrews has left the company after five years in the firm's top post. 
 28 Oct 2009
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