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Repair sector weathers construction storm

The repair and maintenance sector has grown by more than 2% since the start of 2008, keeping itself buoyant while overall construction output sank by 0.5%. 
 8 Sep 2008

Ventilation project aims to blast away bio-terrorist threat

Academics at Canada's University of Saskatchewan are working to create a ventilation system to protect buildings from chemical warfare and bio-terrorist attack. 
 8 Sep 2008

Earth Energy moves to buy Scottish heatpump firm

Falmouth-based ground source heatpump firm Earth Energy has bought fellow heatpump specialist Earthwise Scotland. 
 8 Sep 2008

Viessmann's MD Stewart Purchase resigns

Stewart Purchase, the joint managing director of the boiler manufacturer Viessmann has resigned from his post to set up his own firm. 
 5 Sep 2008

Wolseley gets rid of 84 UK jobs

Wolseley UK's Leamington Spa headquarters and its Ripon office has be hit by job cuts for the second time in 18 months, with the latest round of bad news affecting 84 jobs. 
 5 Sep 2008

Re-enter the dragon- China's Haier returns to UK ac market

Chinese ac manufacturer Haier is to re-enter the UK air conditioning market with a direct presence from February 2009. 
 5 Sep 2008

Danfoss invests big in heatpump plant in Poland

Danish controls manufacturer Danfoss is to invest €20m in its new heatpump production facility in Poland and the firm says the factory will be the largest producer of heat pumps in the country. 
 4 Sep 2008

JCT to launch eco-friendly construction contracts

The Joint Contracts Tribunal will publish eco-guidance terms to help construction firms improve their sustainability. 
 4 Sep 2008

Clivet Aircon's sales surge despite economic downturn

Building services firm Clivet Aircon is experiencing a surge in sales, despite the downturn in the UK’s economic climate. 
 3 Sep 2008

School grades heatpumps top of the class

Pupils at a Milton Keynes Primary school are enjoying the benefits of renewable energy, in particular a heat pump system supplied by Danfoss Heat Pumps UK. 
 3 Sep 2008

HSE urges speedy faulty ladder exchange

From September 1, Speedy Hire is offering to exchange old and faulty ladders for safer equipment. 
 2 Sep 2008

Silent killer alarm recalled for being silent

Telford-based firm Jo-El Electric has raised the alarm by ordering the recall of 10,000 carbon monoxide detectors because it fears the devices will fail in an emergency. 
 2 Sep 2008

JS Wright's noble choice leads new FM division

Building services provider J S Wright has unveiled its new maintenance and facilities management division and has hired the Marquess of Northampton's former M&E man to lead it. 
 1 Sep 2008

A grateful Monty gets bowled over by Briggs & Forrester’s support

England’s cricket hero and star spin bowler Monty Panesar regularly plays for Northamptonshire County cricket club and will sport the Briggs & Forrester name across his chest when playing for his regional team. 
 29 Aug 2008

Daikin Europe buys German heating manufacturer Rotex

Daikin Europe N.V has agreed to buy Rotex Group Companies, headquartered in Güglingen, Germany. 
 29 Aug 2008

HSE awards Capita gas scheme contract

The Health and Safety Executive today announced it was awarding the gas installer registration scheme contract to Capita Group Plc (CAPITA). 
 29 Aug 2008

The apprentice struggles to find a place in tough climate

Major changes have been made to the structure of apprenticeships but thousands of apprentices are still being denied placements from the construction industry's employers. 
 28 Aug 2008

Thor gets green light to build CHP station

Energy minister Malcolm Wicks has given the go ahead to Thor Cogeneration to build a 1,020 megawatt gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) station in Seal Sands, Teesside. 
 28 Aug 2008

Taylor Wimpey suffers £1.5 billon loss

The UK’s largest housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey has slapped its shareholders with a £1.5bn loss and cancelled its interim dividend. 
 27 Aug 2008

Remember September's London HEVAR 08

September's London HEVAR 2008 is hosting a CPD accredited seminar programme for building services professionals to debate the industry's hottest issues. 
 26 Aug 2008
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