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Britain's got talent - with a world class plumber to prove it

Twenty-two year-old Christopher Lonsdale from County Durham was awarded a medallion for excellence in plumbing and heating for impressing judges at the Calgary 2009 Worldskillls competition. 
 9 Sep 2009

Rogue trader's false NICEIC claims puts him in the dock

A fraudster falsely claiming to be registered with NICEIC has been prosecuted by the electrical registration body after pleading guilty to six charges, in respect of the Trade Descriptions Act. (NICEIC's chief operations officer Kathy McCarthy pictured) 
 7 Sep 2009

Six battle for Britain's first SkillPIPE crown

Six talented m&e workers have emerged victorious from the SkillPIPE 2009 semi-final contest and will now go on to compete in Britain's first ever UK SkillPIPE finals. 
 7 Sep 2009

Down but not out: Construction activity dealt another blow

After suffering the sharpest fall in activity on record during the first quarter of 2009, the construction output figures from ONS for the second quarter of 2009 highlight a further deterioration in construction activity. 
 4 Sep 2009

Waterloo signs up Barkair for North East

Ventilation specialist Waterloo Air Products has signed a deal with Barkair to help increase sales and maintenance support in the north east of England. 
 3 Sep 2009

Carbon Trust loans encourage SMEs to scrap inefficient equipment

September sees the Carbon Trust gearing up to help more small and medium sized firms cut energy costs by offering them loans and launching its 'Big Business Refit' programme. 
 2 Sep 2009

Kershaw gets £900,000 m&e job at Birmingham hospital

Kershaw Mechanical Services has won a £900,000 contract to design and build the mechanical services for a new outpatients department at the Birmingham Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. 
 2 Sep 2009

Alfa Laval acquires South Korean heat exchanger firm

Heat exchanger manufacturer Alfa Laval has bought 90% of the shares in the South Korean company Leader Heat Exchanger (LHE). 
 1 Sep 2009

SIAS Building Services bought by heating firm

Energy Technique's decision to buy the building services maintenance division of SIAS Building Services has resulted in some jobs being saved at the m&e firm. 
 28 Aug 2009

FPB quizzes councils and NHS on late payment record

Freedom of Information Act requests are being submitted to every council and health trust in Britain by the Forum of Private Business, which is asking how long each takes to pay their suppliers. 
 28 Aug 2009

ELECSA certificates first MCS applicants

The ELECSA Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has been UKAS accredited for a range of renewable technologies and has already certificated the first applicants on its scheme. 
 26 Aug 2009

Government to appoint chief construction adviser

Ministers have announced plans to recruit a chief adviser to government for construction. 
 25 Aug 2009

Buyers' unchecked new homes pose CO poisoning risk

A failure to check gas appliances in newly-purchased homes is putting UK homebuyers at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to new research. 
 24 Aug 2009

SAS' heating panel praised for hindering harm efforts

HCP radiant heating, a division of SAS International, has been recognised by the Construction Products Association for the innovative design of its radiant heating panels, which has created a safer environment for prisoners and the vulnerable. 
 24 Aug 2009

Forces behind 2009-2013 pipes and fittings market unveiled

A continuing reduction in on-site skill levels is driving the change to easier installation, leading to more flexibility of application amongst pipes and fittings, according to a new report. 
 21 Aug 2009

Band of ballcocks beat off stiff competition

A band of rock-n-roll plumbers known as 'Never Mind The Ballcocks' beat off stiff competition to win a BBC One talent show and clinch a charity CD deal. 
 20 Aug 2009
 19 Aug 2009

Sixty+ HVAC firms exhibiting at London HEVAR

More than 60 HVAC industry companies are featured in the London HEVAR 2009 show with a fifth of exhibitors being new faces to the event. 
 19 Aug 2009

Green Tech works to improve conditions for the dying

Guildford-based air conditioning contractors Green Tech Environmental has extended a helping hand to carry out installation work to improve conditions for the dying. 
 17 Aug 2009

Call for papers for NEMEX 2010

A call for papers for the 2010 National Energy Management Exhibition (NEMEX) has been made by the event's organisers. 
 17 Aug 2009
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