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Report slams government over missed targets

Newly-named OBE Michael Ankers, the chief executive of the Construction Products Association, has slammed the government for its failure to hit targets that could help the construction industry and the country out of recession. 
 19 Jun 2009

Queen honours plumbing veteran with MBE

A former president of the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has been made an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list. 
 18 Jun 2009

Managed Support Services sues former accountants

Managed Support Services is taking legal action against the group's former advisor. 
 17 Jun 2009

Poo power set to heat UK homes

Methane gas from human waste is set to heat thousands of UK homes, now that a trial in Manchester has secured Defra funding. 
 16 Jun 2009

Skerritt wins £3.8m school contract

Nottingham-based building services contractor Skerritt has won a contract worth £3.8 million to carry out M&E services at one of the city's secondary schools. 
 15 Jun 2009

ENER-G supplies Robur heat pumps in the UK

Greater Manchester-based firm ENER-G has linked up with Italian manufacturer Robur to supply gas absorption heat pump (GAHP) solutions to UK consumers. 
 15 Jun 2009

Green grant's a lifeline for industry and public sector

Schools, hospitals, council offices and even police stations are being offered an energy grant to buy renewable energy products made by Stiebel Eltron and others from the industry. 
 15 Jun 2009

Wife hospitalised but husband killed later by fumes from cleaned flue

A man has died of carbon monoxide poisoning after the central heating flue in his home became blocked, the day after it was cleaned out. 
 12 Jun 2009

Baxi in merger talks with De Dietrich Remeha

Boiler manufacturer Baxi is discussing a merger deal with Dutch heating group De Dietrich Remeha. 
 12 Jun 2009

Shivers is new MD at Powerminster Gleeson Services

Keith Shivers has been appointed managing director of Sheffield's facilities management firm Powerminster Gleeson Services 
 11 Jun 2009

REFCOM becomes F Gas company certification body

REFCOM has finally signed an agreement with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) confirming its appointment as a mandatory F gas company certification body, but firms have less than a month to get a certificate in time to meet the July 4 deadline. 
 11 Jun 2009

BSRIA discusses Part L changes at London HEVAR

Proposed changes for 2010 to Part L of the Building Regulations is to be the subject of a seminar presented by BSRIA at London HEVAR 2009. 
 10 Jun 2009

More than 121,000 engineers register with Gas Safe

Gas Safe Register has beat its first year registrations target in just two months, by registering more than 56,500 businesses and 121,000 engineers onto its gas scheme. 
 9 Jun 2009

Rok brings in contracts worth £440m since new year

Repair and maintenance specialist Rok Plc has won eight major framework agreements worth £90m over four years but its success is just the latest wave of good news for the group which has won £440m in contracts since the new year. 
 9 Jun 2009

Boiler-nappers' £67,000 heist brings police in hot pursuit

A gang of thieves who pinched 43 boilers and copper tubing worth around £67,000 from a Plumb Center, have left police appealing to the HVAC industry to help solve the case. 
 8 Jun 2009

Speedy's jailhouse class rocks with inmates

Tool hire firm Speedy Hire has been training prisoners to repair tools for the last two years and its success has resulted in three more UK prisons signing up for its classes. 
 8 Jun 2009

You're hired! Henderson Green tells new MD

Building services consultancy firm Henderson Green has promoted one of its founders to take on the job of managing director. 
 8 Jun 2009

Samsung picks HRP for ac wholesale boost

Samsung has stepped up its drive to capture more of the UK air conditioning market by appointing nationwide wholesaler HRP as a distributor. 
 5 Jun 2009

EMCOR treasures historic deal with Natural History Museum

EMCOR Group (UK) has been responsible for m&e work at the Natural History Museum since 2001 and its contract has been extended in recognition of the solid infrastructure it gives the museum to help preserve and display 70 million specimens. 
 3 Jun 2009

HSE unveils 10-point strategy to tackle death and injury at work

More then 136,000 people were seriously injured and 229 people lost their lives at work in 2008 and the Health and Safety Executive today unveiled a new strategy to improve the British workplace's health and safety record. 
 3 Jun 2009
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