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'Destroy It Yourself' bank holiday looms

Calls for builders, plumbers and electricians will be three times higher on Tuesday May 27, after a bank holiday weekend of 'Destroy It Yourself' work. 
 23 May 2008

AMTECH acquires NES software

The AMTECH group, the UK's largest building services software company, has bought NES Specification Expert (SPEX),a software tool used to create and manage specification documents. 
 23 May 2008

DVD is Ruskin's friend from the North

Ruskin Air Management has appointed Direct Ventilation Distributors (DVD) as agents for the Actionair brand in Yorkshire and the North East of England. 
 22 May 2008

Construction Skills sets sail with new boss

Mark Farrar is ConstructionSkills' new chief executive who will take over from Peter Lobban when he retires this August. 
 22 May 2008

Stiebel Eltron opens UK base

GERMAN HVAC manufacturer Stiebel Eltron has launched its first UK base in Wirral and has put local man Mark McManus at the helm. 
 21 May 2008

All the president's men

New chairmen have been elected to three of the four specialist groups of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association 
 20 May 2008

TMV provision too hot to handle?

The government is inviting industry professionals to comment on its consultation proposing changes to Part G of the Building Regulations for hot water safety, but TMVs have not been proposed. 
 20 May 2008

OFTEC elects Daly as chairman

John Daly is the new chairman of the Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) and his experience of the Irish market will be used to strengthen the trade body's profile in Ireland. 
 19 May 2008

Curzon branches out with 65 stores

Heating parts supplier Curzon says it will open 65 branches this year as
part of the firm's rapid expansion effort which began in 2007.

 19 May 2008

Management buyout at Rapid Climate Control

The founders of Dagenham-based climate control specialist Rapid Climate Control have sold a controlling share of the firm to a group of its managers. 
 19 May 2008

Government bill proposes fair pay in construction

A draft bill proposed by the government aims to improve cash flow through construction supply chains and encourage parties to resolve disputes by adjudication rather than by litigation. 
 15 May 2008

Energy firm gets £5m for wood pellet growth

Yorkshire-based biomass producer Land Energy has secured a £5 million funding deal with UK venture capital investor Foresight Group to build its first wood pellet plant and hopes to build more across the UK. 
 14 May 2008

Uponer pulls plug on UK infrastructure base

Finnish plumbing and heating systems supplier Uponor Corporation is to sell its UK and Irish infrastructure business for 100m to private equity firm 3i. 
 14 May 2008

Evenheat's HQ covers new ground

Underfloor heating specialists Evenheat has moved its headquarters to new premises. 
 13 May 2008

Building services can't dodge steel punch

A major hike in ductwork prices caused by rising steel costs has hit the UK building services industry, with further price blows feared. 
 12 May 2008

Disused back boilers pose blast threat

Following five back boiler blasts, heating professionals are being urged to follow HSE guidelines concerning disused solid fuel boilers left behind fireplaces. 
 12 May 2008

Energy chief's anointment is baptism of fire

David Smith has been named the new chief executive of the Energy Networks Association, to take up the trade body's challenges - which have grown dramatically since its birth, five years ago. 
 9 May 2008

Mitsubishi publishes ECA guide for business

Mitsubishi Electric has produced a guide to Enhanced Capital Allowance, the government's corporate benefits scheme aimed at encouraging green technology adoption. 
 6 May 2008

Stern words question Barclays trade map

Inner London is suffering from a lack of plumbers and electricians but Doncaster is the best place in the UK to find a plumber according to Barclays. 
 6 May 2008

Andrew Sykes blames bad summer for revenue fall

Air-conditioning and pump hire group Andrew Sykes has announced a lower pre-tax profit compared with the previous year and blames 2007's wet summer. 
 2 May 2008
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