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Cummings comes top in 2009 SkillPLUMB UK contest

The plumbing industry crowned Nathan Cummings the UK's SkillPLUMB champion for coming top in a three day contest in Birmingham. 
 28 Oct 2009

Repairing Britain petition almost halfway to 10,000 signature goal

The Repairing Britain petition has reached almost halfway point with 2,120 signatures posted online and 2,373 on paper. The petition urges government to allow a reduction to 5% in the VAT charged on property repairs. 
 28 Oct 2009

Speakers gear up for Transforming Technologies event

The Transforming Technologies conference in March 2010, promises to inform the air-conditioning industry about new innovations hoping to become the mainstream low carbon cooling solutions in the future. 
 28 Oct 2009

Heating and ventilating wage rates frozen

A wage deal for the heating and ventilating industry sees hourly rates and allowances frozen at the October 6, 2008 rate until October 2010 to support the industry in tough economic times. 
 22 Oct 2009

EU grants competition clearance for DDR/Baxi merger

The European Commission today (October 22) granted approval for the Dutch heating manufacturer De Dietrich Remeha Holding to merge with British competitior Baxi Holdings. 
 22 Oct 2009

New directors at Space Air

Guildford-based Daikin distributor, Space Airconditioning and its subsidiary Space Air Solutions have appointed two new directors. 
 20 Oct 2009

BDR Thermea- proposed name in DDR/Baxi merger talks

BDR Thermea is the proposed name of the third largest heating manufacturing business in Europe, subject to EU competition authorities agreeing Dutch firm De Dietrich Remeha's merger with British competitor Baxi Holdings. 
 20 Oct 2009

BSS Industrial becomes Buderus distributor

Pipeline and heating solution specialist BSS Industrial has been made a distributor of Buderus commercial heating systems. 
 19 Oct 2009

CIBSE/ASHRAE graduate of the year honoured

Emma Marshall of Northumbria University has won the CIBSE/ASHRAE Graduate of the Year award. 
 16 Oct 2009

Gas firm's acquisition saves jobs

A facilities management firm has bought Thorpete Associates, the Leicestershire-based gas servicing company which went into administration last month. 
 15 Oct 2009

UK firm sells majority stake in solar firm to Siemens

Siemens has agreed to buy the London-based investment firm Ecofin's majority stake in thermal power firm Solel Solar Systems for $418 million (USD). 
 15 Oct 2009

Systemair buys dehumidification division

Ventilation firm Systemair has acquired the dehumidification division from the Canadian firm W.C. Woods. 
 14 Oct 2009

Building stars honoured by Boris

Young stars from the building services industry were honoured by Mayor of London Boris Johnson for their achievements at WorldSkills 2009. 
 14 Oct 2009

EIC wins £3.6m academy contract

M&E firm EIC has won a £3.6m contract for the City of London Academy. 
 14 Oct 2009

UK must replace 12 million non-condensing boilers by 2022 says CCC

Some 12 million non-condensing boilers in the UK should be replaced with condensing boilers by 2022 recommends the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in its first annual report to parliament. 
 12 Oct 2009

Siemens manager becomes BCIA president

Marketing manager for Siemens Building Technologies, Ian Ellis has been elected president of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). 
 7 Oct 2009

Salus mourns sudden death of young director

Heating controls specialist Salus Controls is mourning the loss of its technical operations director, Les Roberts who collapsed and died. 
 6 Oct 2009

Carillion pays out nearly £50,000 for safety breaches

Carillion has been forced to pay nearly £50,000 for safety breaches after one of its workers suffered 11 broken ribs, a bruised lung and broken femur when he fell down a shaft. 
 6 Oct 2009

Heatrae Sadia's factory blaze leads to outsourced work

Work at the Heatrae Sadia factory in Norwich has been partly outsourced after some of the building was gutted by a fierce blaze. 
 30 Sep 2009

Housing association pleads guilty to boiler blast deaths

A housing association and the plumber it employed, are awaiting sentencing, after both pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches, following a boiler explosion that killed a woman and her dog. 
 30 Sep 2009
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