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House prices nosedive as mortgage lending flatlines and sellers move to rented in their droves

As talk of a double dip and plummeting house prices abound, figures just out from Safestore, the UK’s leading self storage company, illustrate that more and more people are selling up and moving into rented, to sit tight and await the outcome of a significant drop in house prices. 
 2 Sep 2010

CIBSE/BSRIA commissioning water systems guides

Advance copies of the new CIBSE and BSRIA commissioning water systems guides are now available to order at reduced prices. These guides are intended to ensure that water distribution systems are effectively commissioned whilst complying with the latest Building Regulations. 
 2 Sep 2010

HMRC September alert for employers

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued an alert to employers who use its Employer CD-Rom to help run their payroll systems. 
 2 Sep 2010

SMEs urged to unlock the secrets of the web through free events

Smaller businesses across the UK are being invited to discover how they can harness the full potential of the internet through a series of free events. 
 2 Sep 2010

JS Wright to fit out new-concept hotel in Birmingham

Birmingham-based building services provider JS Wright has won a £400,000 contract to provide the mechanical services for a ground-breaking modular hotel scheme in the city’s Jewellery Quarter. 
 2 Sep 2010

BSI puts appliances to the test

Following its acquisition of a leading gas certification body early in 2010, BSI, the UK’s premier standards body, is now operating an Appliance Laboratory that offers a comprehensive range of testing and certification services covering all types of gas, electric, oil and solid fuel appliances for domestic and commercial use. 
 2 Sep 2010

Gas Safety Trust sponsors The Risk Factory

The Risk Factory is to receive a boost from the Gas Safety Trust as it pledges to sponsor the community safety education centre for the next three years. 
 2 Sep 2010

National Energy Action Award for South Tyneside Homes refurbishment

A major refurbishment project encompassing the installation of Daikin Altherma heat pump and solar thermal renewable technologies in 60 South Tyneside Housing properties wins National Energy Action (NEA) award in the North East Region. 
 2 Sep 2010

Growth slows for UK construction sector

August data signalled a further expansion of the UK construction sector, with the seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index£ (PMI£) posting 52.1. 
 2 Sep 2010

Rok signs contract with Inter Partner Assistance

Rok plc, the maintenance and building services group, has signed a contract with Inter Partner Assistance, a wholly owned subsidiary of AXA Assistance, one of the world's market leaders in assistance, to provide home emergency services to its UK customers. 
 31 Aug 2010

Eu.bac opens office in Brussels

Eu.bac, the European association of manufacturers for intelligent building systems, is opening an office in Brussels. 
 31 Aug 2010

Henderson Green goes back to school to build the team

Employees at a leading south coast building services engineering consultancy shut down their computers and picked up a paint brush to take part in a community team building event. 
 31 Aug 2010

Uponor pipes up with impressive sales results

Underfloor heating specialist Uponor has defied challenging trading conditions in the plumbing and heating industry to boast a 15% increase in overall sales for the first six months of the year and predicts further growth for the remainder of 2010. 
 31 Aug 2010

Drop in Completion certificates raises concerns over black-market installations

There is mounting concern in the heating industry that the demise of Home Information Packs is leading to a marked reduction in the number of completion certificates being issued for controlled service installations. 
 31 Aug 2010

Four new trustees for Gas Safety Trust.

Four new trustees have been appointed by the Gas Safety Trust to strengthen its core expertise and help create effective partnerships and programmes that are pivotal to its gas safety strategy and new direction. 
 31 Aug 2010

IBD appointed as approved distributor for Polypipe Ventilation

IBD Distribution, the Dorset-based distributor of energy efficient HVAC systems, has been appointed as an Approved Solution Provider and nationwide distributor for the Polypipe Ventilation range of whole house ventilation and heat recovery systems. 
 31 Aug 2010

Freedom Heat Pumps opens for business

Freedom heat pumps the UKs first dedicated heat pump distributor has opened for business, supplying air source heat pumps from Samsung, LG and Hitachi. 
 27 Aug 2010

Plumb Center stocks up with drainage plastics

Plumb Center has reinforced its leading position as a supplier of drainage products with all major manufacturers now being stocked in branches across the UK. 
 26 Aug 2010

Briggs & Forrester completes Cressex School contract

Briggs & Forrester has recently completed the Cressex Community School in High Wycombe, working in partnership with BAM Construction. 
 26 Aug 2010

Deadline looms for half-price training

SummitSkills is reminding building services engineering employers in England that the deadline is looming for access to potential funding of half the cost of training related to environmental technologies. 
 25 Aug 2010
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