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Hollyoaks gets CORGI's gas safety gong

Mock the week comedian Michael McIntyre was far from joking when he congratulated Hollyoaks for its "contribution to gas safety" at the CORGI Awards. 
 16 Sep 2008

Rooney's injury causes two firms to feel pane

Two construction firms paid the price (nearly £60,000) for an employee’s broken pelvis after safety failures led to a 600kg glass panel falling on him. 
 15 Sep 2008

Tyson takes lead after Oceanair Distribution's sale

AC distributor Oceanair Distribution has been bought by investment group Cripps Trust Corporation and former owner Bob Cowlard has gone back to work for Sanyo. 
 15 Sep 2008

Forget Simon Cowell, vote at S-Factor LIVE at London HEVAR 08

Never mind the X-Factor, HVAC businesses and individuals are clamouring to take part in the S-Factor on September 25, with sustainability the hot word on every building services professional's lips. 
 15 Sep 2008

Family survives gas poisoning but weren't saved by CO bell

A chemistry academic and his family lived to tell the tale of how carbon monoxide gas filled their Leicester home, but it was not their CO alarm but the alarm clock that saved them. 
 11 Sep 2008

New MD leads Armstrong Manchester

Gary Mannus has been appointed managing director at Armstrong HVAC Manchester. 
 11 Sep 2008

Brown agrees a £910m heating deal

Gordon Brown has agreed a £910m heating package with energy giants. 
 11 Sep 2008

Photovoltaic to supply 12% of Europe's electricity by 2020

The top 50 CEOs from Europe's photovoltaic industry say PV energy can step up to provide 12% of European electricity demand by 2020. 
 10 Sep 2008

Apprentice clearing house to save skills in downturn

The Secretary of State for Skills, John Denham, has announced a rescue package to protect house building skills during the economic downturn. 
 10 Sep 2008

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
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