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Firms 'dazed and confused' by CRC regulation

The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), which came into force this April, continues to confuse UK businesses, according to a group of leading business leasers. 
 5 Oct 2010

Vent-Axia forges partnership with Mantle Panel building system

Ventilation equipment manufacturer Vent-Axia has partnered with Surrey-based Mantle Panel, the company behind the UK-manufactured Mantle Building System. 
 5 Oct 2010

Heatrae Sadia launches hotline contractor support

Heatrae Sadia has established a hotline and advice team to provide help to heating and water heating equipment specifiers. 
 5 Oct 2010

JS Wright to provide eco services for major care scheme

Birmingham building services provider JS Wright has won a £900,000 contract to fit out what it claims is one of the UK's greenest social housing developments. 
 4 Oct 2010

Kershaw wins TA contract

The Territorial Army has awarded the maintenance of 10 of its centres to Cambridge maintenance company Kershaw Mechanical Services for a further five years. 
 4 Oct 2010

SMEs squeezed hard by late payers

An independent survey by online debt recovery service reveals that small to medium-sized UK firms are more likely to accept excuses from late paying customers than before the recession. 
 4 Oct 2010

Part L controls changes 'good news for efficiency'

With the new version of Part L of the Building Regulations now in force, much of the focus has been on the aim to reduce carbon emissions from new buildings by 25 per cent. 
 4 Oct 2010

Vent-Axia wins MVHR contract LIVINHOME project

Vent-Axia has been made preferred ventilation supplier for the 'livinhome' housing project, a new approach to affordable housing developed by Geraghty Taylor Architects and Guildhouse-Rosepride. 
 4 Oct 2010

Construction product sales rise, but uncertainty remains

Sales of construction products continued to rise during the third quarter of 2010, according to the latest Construction Activity Barometer from Ernst and Young and the Construction Products Association (CPA). 
 4 Oct 2010

Briggs & Forrester apprentices celebrate academic success

Building services firm Briggs & Forrester is celebrating the academic success of four of its technical apprentices. 
 1 Oct 2010

JS Wright provides eco-services for flagship care scheme

Birmingham-based building services provider JS Wright has won a £900,000 contract to fit out one of the UK’s greenest social housing developments. 
 30 Sep 2010

New CEO in the United Kingdom for COFELY

Colin Hale has been appointed chief executive officer of COFELY for the UK and Ireland from next monday. 
 30 Sep 2010

Don't let a dodgy ladder get you down

Workplace equipment supplier Slingsby has joined forces with the Health & Safety Executive to part exchange unsafe and damaged ladders for brand new ones. 
 30 Sep 2010

New plumbing wallcharts on bending copper tube

Plumbing colleges are invited to take advantage of a new resource from the UK Copper Board: a set of two wallcharts that describe in simple terms how to set out and make bends with copper tube. The new resources have been extremely well received, with plumbing lecturers already requesting extra copies. 
 30 Sep 2010

SummitSkills seeks new board director

SummitSkills, the Sector Skills Council for the building services engineering (BSE) sector, is seeking an independent director to join its team of board members from 1 January 2011. 
 28 Sep 2010

Total Home expands staff

Leading specialist in central vacuum systems, heat recovery ventilation and air source heat pumps, Total Home Environment, has made a number of key appointments. 
 28 Sep 2010

Velux model home 2020 project breaks new ground

Velux marked the start of construction on its ModelHome 2020 project with a groundbreaking ceremony on the site where it will build two zero carbon homes in Rothwell, Kettering recently. 
 27 Sep 2010

New heating system keeps priceless treasures warm and dry

Harrow, London-based mechanical services contractor G & D Higgins has marked its 20th year in business by completing a major boiler replacement and heating system upgrade at The British Library, St Pancras, a complex project that turned out to be a text book operation. 
 24 Sep 2010

Solicitors fight for sufferers of asbestos-related illnesses

Liverpool-based law firm EAD Solicitors is raising awareness of the escalating levels of asbestos-related illness as it takes on an increasing number of claims for sufferers. 
 24 Sep 2010

Webster steps up to the board at Senior Hargreaves

Ductwork manufacturer and contractor, Senior Hargreaves, has appointed Darren Webster as the new operations director. 
 24 Sep 2010
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