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UK construction activity expands again

UK construction activity continued to increase during June, and at a strong pace. The seasonally-adjusted Markit/CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) posted 58.4, which was broadly in line with the previous month's reading of 58.5. 
 2 Jul 2010

Daikin launches Altherma for flats

A Version of Daikin's Altherma heat pump has now been developed for use in flats and apartments. Daikin says the new system can supply hot water up to a maximum of 80 deg C. The heat recovery system allows simultaneous heating, cooling, and domestic hot water. 
 2 Jul 2010

Bill Coates retired from Airedale

Airedale director of engineering, Bill Coates is retiring after 25 years with the company. 
 2 Jul 2010

Fujitsu moves recycling facility to state-of-the-art site

Fujitsu has significantly increased its capacity for product recycling by building a new £20million plant in Japan with the environmentally-friendly new factory capable of recycling 900,000 units a year. 
 2 Jul 2010

Sales of construction products rise again

Sales of construction products rose significantly during the second quarter of 2010 and manufacturers are confident they will continue to grow once again in the third quarter, according to the latest Construction Activity Barometer from Ernst & Young and the Construction Products Association. 
 2 Jul 2010

Marley Plumbing strengthens managment team

Marley Plumbing and Drainage has refocused its commercial operation with a strengthened management team, following a six month strategic review. 
 30 Jun 2010

Birchall brings extra care to elderly Parkwood residents

Leading Midland-based building services provider Birchall has been behind the successful launch of Britain’s greenest and most advanced extra care scheme. 
 30 Jun 2010

National shortage of PV inverters hits home

British customers have been left with solar photovoltaic systems that don't work because UK installers are suffering the impact of a national shortage of inverters suitable for PV systems. 
 30 Jun 2010

Smith's Environmental launches heat pump and emitter package

Smith's Environmental has launched an air source heat pump and heat emitters central heating package. 
 29 Jun 2010

SBAS logo lights boiler makers' fire

Wood-based fuel suppliers can now be certified as part of the Solid Biomass Assurance Scheme (SBAS) launched by HETAS. 
 28 Jun 2010

Graduate joins Self Energy in Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Energy management company Self Energy UK has appointed Daniel Matson as Sustainable Energy Performance Systems Developer under a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) agreement with the London South Bank University (LSBU). 
 28 Jun 2010

ENER-G plans Eastern European CHP growth

Manchester-based firm ENER-G is expanding its CHP operations in Eastern Europe by partnering with Latvian m&e firm Vega 1. 
 25 Jun 2010

Baxi's Osborne sees upside to LCBP closure

The termination of the government-funded Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP) "clears the way for a broader, more financially sustainable approach in encouraging the installation of low and zero carbon (LZC) heating technologies in our home", says the Baxi group's Simon Osborne. 
 24 Jun 2010

Colleges to bid for slice of £50m funding pie

Colleges can bid for a slice of £50 million for facilities, now that the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has released details of a new scheme. 
 23 Jun 2010

Budget's green deal promises insulation jobs

Tens of thousand of jobs are to be created in the insulation market promises the government's green deal announced in Chancellor George Osborne's budget. 
 23 Jun 2010

UK's poor insulation checks heat up

Heat seeking vehicles have been driven through the streets Reigate & Banstead in a bid to find homes with poor insulation and its residents are the latest to get advice from Mark Group on how best to tackle the issue. 
 22 Jun 2010

TROX UK gets new product development team

TROX has restructured internally, forming a new product management team for the UK. 
 22 Jun 2010

Pre-2010 BSF spending decisions face the axe

The chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander has announced the projects being suspended or cancelled as part of a review of 2010 spending decisions, but a new review into the Building Schools For Future (BSF) programme could reverse decisions made before 2010. 
 17 Jun 2010

Serial cowboy pays £53,711 for dangerous gas work

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted Chris Bradshaw, trading as Chris Bradshaw Heating and Plumbing, for repeatedly committing safety breaches involving dangerous and illegal gas work. 
 16 Jun 2010

DECC minister visits insulation academy

Greg Barker MP, minister of state for Climate Change visited has insulation specialist Mark Group in Leicester to meet the 1,000th trainee to graduate from its academy since it opened in 2008. 
 16 Jun 2010
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