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Life's Good with 22% growth target for 2008

LG has announced it is aiming for 22% growth in its global air-conditioner shipments this year to $5 billion. 
 30 Jan 2008

Over 70s clamour for free insulation

Demand for free insulation is up by 25%, following the government's introduction of free loft and cavity wall insulation for all homeowners and private tenants over 70. 
 30 Jan 2008

Hortstmann joins Entity

Horstmann, the manufacturer of domestic and commercial heating controls for electrical and gas heating systems, has joined the Entity Group 
 30 Jan 2008

East earns Accolade for outstanding service

Derrick East of Accolade Building Services has been honoured with an HVCA Outstanding Service award. 
 29 Jan 2008

Horsfall retires after 25 years in heating business

After 25 years in the heating industry, Dick Horsfall, brand director for Purmo radiators has retired and admits the sector is a far tougher market nowadays than it was when he first entered it. 
 29 Jan 2008

HVCA asks members for convergence consent

Members of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors Association and Electrical Contractors Association have been asked whether they want both associations to become a single organisation representing M&E contractors. 
 28 Jan 2008

LG steps up to sell domestic ac to UK

LG is gearing up to target the UK domestic market with its Art Cool range of "designer" air conditioning units. 
 25 Jan 2008

Website calls for Europe to be Proheatpump

A website about the European IEEA project-Proheatpump is up and running to aid the understanding and use of ground source heat pumps. 
 23 Jan 2008

MP urged to stop housebuilder pay cuts

Contractors faced with swallowing as much as a 10% pay cut from housebuilders, contrary to agreed contracts, are urging the construction minister to prevent the cuts. 
 22 Jan 2008

Balfour Kilpatrick promotes Slevin

Balfour Kilpatrick, has promoted Mark Slevin from contracts manager to area manager for its Birmingham office. 
 22 Jan 2008

NG Bailey acquires s2s

Bailey Teswaine, NG Bailey's ICT systems infrastructure subsidiary, has bought Crawley-based firm s2s 
 21 Jan 2008

Rise in construction students

The number of students taking undergraduate courses in 2007 in planning rose by 14.8% from 2006, and by 10.3% for civil engineering according to UCAS figures released on January 17. 
 18 Jan 2008

Asbestos plumber's widow gets compensation

A plumber exposed to asbestos lost his battle for life but this week won a five-year battle for compensation thanks to his wife's persistence. 
 18 Jan 2008

British Gas price hike makes customers feel heat

British Gas' electricity and gas prices have increased by 15%, with immediate effect, the company announced today. 
 18 Jan 2008

Haden Young MD goes 'Beck to shop floor'

Haden Young's managing director David Beck has raised more than 30,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. 
 18 Jan 2008

SPX completes APV acquisition

US cooling solutions provider SPX Corporation has bought APV, manufacturer of heat exchangers and other engineering products for the sanitary market. 
 17 Jan 2008

Biomass fuels GENERA '08

GENERA'08, the International Energy and Environment Fair, is now an annual event and will focus on biomass energy when it kicks off in Madrid on February 26-28. 
 17 Jan 2008

E.ON buys Midlands heating firm CHN

E.ON, the gas and power giant, has bought Midlands heating services firm CHN Group in a 'multi-million pound' deal. 
 17 Jan 2008

BSRIA opens Beijing office

BSRIA has announced the opening of its subsidiary office in Beijing, designed to bring the association closer to its clients in Asia. 
 16 Jan 2008

British Gas' Ceres investment will cut household emissions

British Gas is investing in Ceres Power Holdings' boiler technology to cut the UK's household carbon emissions by up to 50%. 
 15 Jan 2008
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