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Hamish hailed as new president for NSCC

The National Specialist Contractors' Council (NSCC) has elected Hamish MacGregor, managing director of MacGregor Flooring Company, as its new president. 
 1 Jul 2009

Local plumber is UK's favourite small business says study

Plumbers are Britain's favourite small business according to a study of 25,000 people carried out by the Institute of Customer Service. 
 1 Jul 2009

Red tape costs small construction firms £1.1 billion

Smaller businesses in the construction sector lose more than £1.1 billion every year because of government red tape, according to the Forum of Private Business (FPB). 
 1 Jul 2009

Balfour Kilpatrick and Haden Young merge

The Balfour Beatty group announced today the formation of Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, a new operating company combining the resources of Balfour Kilpatrick and Haden Young. 
 1 Jul 2009

Heating helpline hopes to answer efficiency call

The HVCA has unveiled a free heating helpline service to boost energy efficiency in the home. 
 1 Jul 2009

CIPHE unveils home energy-saving paper

A document to help householders save energy in the home has been produced by the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE). 
 30 Jun 2009

Wolseley group CEO steps down making way for Meakins

Chip Hornsby has stepped down as Wolseley Plc's group chief executive with immediate effect. 
 30 Jun 2009

HETAS creates top technical and standards job

Technical and standards manager is the newly-created job at HETAS filled by Robert Burke, a former president of the British Flue and Chimney Manufacturers Association (BFCMA). 
 29 Jun 2009

Construction charity needs your vote!

Construction workers are being urged to vote for the Construction Youth Trust which has been shortlisted for the National Lottery Awards in the Best Education Project category. 
 26 Jun 2009

BSI offers subscription product on EuPs

BSI has just published a new subscription product which will help manufacturers comply with the European Directive on energy using products (EuPs). 
 26 Jun 2009

World War I hero gets honorary CIPHE fellowship

Harry Patch, the last survivor of World War I, has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the Charted Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) as a surprise 111th birthday present. 
 26 Jun 2009

London HEVAR 2009 heat pump talks

Details of the popular heat pump talks at London HEVAR 2009 have been released. 
 24 Jun 2009

Construction site deaths fall to record low

Construction fatalities have hit a record low, according to new figures released today by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). 
 24 Jun 2009

Industry gets Part L & F consultation call

Newly-released Building Regulations consultations propose changes to Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Power) and Part F (Means of Ventilation), scheduled to come into force in 2010. 
 19 Jun 2009

Rising stars shine at NAPIT Skills 2009

The NAPIT Skills competition was held at Bury College with student winners of 2008's competition taking part in a practical two day contest with students from other colleges to test their wiring and testing skills. 
 19 Jun 2009

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
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