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Installer prosecuted over illegal work

A self-employed plumber has been prosecuted after carrying out illegal work on gas boilers that was so bad it put his customers' lives at risk. 
 18 Oct 2010

Heat pumps demand careful specification, warns BSRIA

To get their maximum benefit, heat pumps need to be used in the right place and the right time. research organisation BSRIA has warned. 
 18 Oct 2010

Skills minister backs professional apprenticeships

Professional apprenticeships like those developed by HVCA subsidiary Building Engineering Services Training (BEST) have received the approval of skills minister John Hayes. 
 18 Oct 2010

CTC wins MCS approval for heat pump

Renewables manufacturer CTC, part of UK owned heating and combustion specialist Enertech Group, has been awarded Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) approval for its EcoAir air to water heat pump range. 
 15 Oct 2010

Xpelair and Fläkt Wood form joint trading alliance

Xpelair and Fläkt Woods have formed a strategic trading agreement whereby the two organisations will offer market access and routes to distribution for each other's products. 
 15 Oct 2010

Feed-in-Tariff 'distorting solar market' claim

The Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) is distorting the market for solar technology and urgently requires rebalancing, according to Neil Schofield, head of sustainable development at Worcester, Bosch Group. 
 15 Oct 2010

BSRIA publishes new commissioning guide

BSRIA has launched the new Commissioning Job Book available to order for a limited time at a 20 per cent discount. 
 15 Oct 2010

Camfil Farr first to join BSI energy reduction scheme

Air filtration manufacturer Camfil Farr has become the first company to join the British Standards Institution's (BSI) recently launched Kitemark scheme for Energy Reduction Verification (ERV). 
 14 Oct 2010

New product marketing manager for Vent-Axia

Vent-Axia has appointed Joanna Smith as product marketing manager with the responsibility of targeting the residential retrofit sector. 
 13 Oct 2010

Parts and Plumb Center plug into iPhone

Distributors Plumb Center and Parts Center have launched an iPhone application designed to allow installers to locate their nearest branch quickly and easily. It also promises to keep them up-to-date with the latest offers and promotions as well as industry news. 
 13 Oct 2010

AmbiRad celebrates record year

Gas-fired radiant heaters and ventilation systems manufacturer the AmbiRad Group has announced record sales for the financial year ending July 2010. 
 13 Oct 2010

BBES appoints business services director

Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) has appointed John Sharp to the new position of business services director. 
 13 Oct 2010

Wilson wins IMechE award

Ant Wilson, business unit director - sustainability - building engineering at consultant AECOM, has won the construction and building services division prize 2009, an annual award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). 
 13 Oct 2010

MSS wins LEGOLAND contract

Managed Support Services (MSS) has been awarded a maintenance contract at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in The Trafford Centre, Manchester. 
 13 Oct 2010

Much CO poisoning remains undetected, claims report

Reporting of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in the UK is massively underestimating the problem, according to the Gas Safety Trust. 
 13 Oct 2010

CIBSE Graduate of the year announced

Michael Gardner is the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Graduate of the Year 2010. 
 13 Oct 2010

Bower Fuller appointment

Suffolk-based mechanical and engineering contractor, Bower Fuller, has appointed Paul Wombwell as its new business development manager. 
 12 Oct 2010

BPEC achieves Awarding Body status

Provider of training and certifications services to the building services sector BPEC has been recognised by OFQUAL as an Awarding Body. 
 12 Oct 2010

Joint Investment Programme success for environmental technologies

SummitSkills, the Sector Skills Council for the building services engineering sector, has been successful in its bid for the Joint investment Programme (JIP) to implement and deliver environmental technology training. 
 11 Oct 2010

Travis Perkins revenue rises

Turnover at builders' merchant Travis Perkins was up 6 per cent for the first nine months of 2010 compared with the same period in 2009. 
 11 Oct 2010
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