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Soldiering on with a new plumbing career

A former soldier injured in Iraq, has received a BEST training award for his determination and success in starting a new career in plumbing and heating. 
 18 Jan 2010

Tory trouble for construction?

The impact of a conservative election victory on future UK investment in the built environment has been discussed in the new report, 'Building a conservative britain'. 
 14 Jan 2010

Scrappage scheme's first week prompts 72,000 enquiries

The Department of Energy and Climate Change said the boiler scrappage scheme has been "highly popular" with 72,000 calls received in the first week, but the Energy Savings Trust admits the incentive's popularity could see funding run out by March. 
 12 Jan 2010

Lindab moves to new Newcastle offices

Lindab Ventilation has relocated its Newcastle branch to larger premises. 
 11 Jan 2010

Rok rolls on with new orders

Rok, the property repair and maintenance specialist, reports that its response maintenance operations continue to perform well. 
 11 Jan 2010

Members vote for change at UHMA

The underfloor heating trade association, UHMA, saw its members vote for a new name and membership changes at the organisation. 
 11 Jan 2010

Wolseley gets rid of its Irish businesses

Wolseley is selling its business Wolseley Ireland Holdings (WIHL) to private investor-backed firm WIBHM, for £23.8m (€26.5m). 
 11 Jan 2010

New NEC3 contracts launched

Two new NEC3 contracts for the supply of goods and equipment have been launched by NEC, providing the construction and engineering sector with the first standard form contracts. 
 8 Jan 2010

ABB agrees supply deal with Nuaire

ABB has signed a deal with Nuaire to supply variable speed drives for its range of fans. 
 8 Jan 2010

Apprentice funding extended

The Apprenticeship Matching Service (AMS) delivered by ConstructionSkills, is extending the funding available to employers for taking on a displaced apprentice. 
 8 Jan 2010

Construction faces further 3% decline in 2010

The latest construction forecasts from the Construction Products Association predict a further decline of 3% in output in 2010, with the first tentative signs of recovery not expected until 2011. 
 8 Jan 2010

Boiler scrappage vouchers issued from January 18

Some 125,000 households in England with working “G-rated” boilers can now apply through the Energy Saving Trust for a voucher giving them £400 off the price of an “A-rated” boiler or a renewable heating system. 
 6 Jan 2010

LG AC sets $10 billion target for 2013

LG Electronics Air Conditioning today announced an aggressive new sales target of USD 10 billion by 2013. 
 5 Jan 2010

Eastern expansion for EIC

EIC is set to boost its facilities management services with the opening of a new Eastern regional headquarters. 
 4 Jan 2010

Kingspan buys into Oz expansion

Insulation specialist Kingspan has expanded its position in the Australian market with its purchase of Air-Cell Innovations. 
 4 Jan 2010

Vaillant staff get £1,250 christmas gift

Boiler manufacturer Vaillant has given every one of its workers a Christmas bonus of £1,250 for helping achieve a record-breaking year. 
 22 Dec 2009

More business with snow business for heating engineers

Trade-only plumbing and heating supplier Plumbfix is coping with an increased demand for copper, gas boilers and other heating components as the UK is blasted by snow, ice and freezing temperatures. 
 22 Dec 2009

100th heat pump fitted, 100 more forecast

A County Durham-based firm has installed its 100th heat pump and forecasts fitting 100 more in 2010. 
 22 Dec 2009

New year honours King

ANNE King, membership and marketing director of BSRIA (Building Services Research & Information Association) has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list. 
 22 Dec 2009

Wolseley awarded public sector deal

Wolseley has been awarded a framework agreement for 'Building Materials & Associated Managed Services' by the procurement partner for UK public services. 
 22 Dec 2009
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