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Big chill means demand for tradesmen is hot

One in five UK households ‘called out’ emergency trades services during the Christmas holidays. 
 3 Jan 2008

Cowboy gasmen get the boot from Wolseley

Wolseley is promoting gas safety by showing the door to anyone attempting to buy a safety critical gas part who is not CORGI-registered. 
 3 Jan 2008

Contractor Profile: Charity and business begin at home

Mike Belliere loves working in the heating industry, but that does not stop him getting hot under the collar about the red tape he feels is stifling smaller enterprises. He talked to HVR about his passion for business and his charity work saving lives and eyesight in Kenya. 
 1 Jan 2008

Proud to lead the team

Mike Goodspeed and Iain Robertson joined what is now Lindab in 1991 and their careers have developed with the company. As they take over as joint managing directors, HVR talks to them in this company profile about their path to success. 
 1 Jan 2008

PTS secures deal to supply British Gas

PTS has won a major contract with British Gas to supply domestic products such as boilers and controls for use in central heating installations in homes across the UK. 
 21 Dec 2007

JCB enters heating market

For the first time ever, construction and materials giant JCB has stepped into the heating market by adding a Dimplex fan heater to its portfolio. 
 20 Dec 2007

Industry's ambassadors go back to school

Four individuals who had picked up gongs at the National Training awards 2007 went back to school to educate and inspire pupils about the Building Services Engineering industry. 
 20 Dec 2007

PTS heads 'silent killer' awareness campaign

Plumbing and heating goods supplier, PTS is urging merchants and installers to spread the word to homeowners on the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. 
 19 Dec 2007

Battle of the building firms at Teambuild 2007

Eighteen companies battled to design a built environment for a new community to win Teambuild 2007 
 19 Dec 2007

Plumb contender sought for WorldSkills 2009

The search is on for the UK's bright young plumbing talent to compete in SkillPLUMB 2008. 
 18 Dec 2007

Heat pump training from Dimplex

Dimplex is doubling its support for the UK’s low carbon heating market with an air source heat pump accredited installer programme and a new renewables training suite. 
 18 Dec 2007

NIA told greener heat in homes is a dead CERT

Environment minister, Phil Woolas MP, told the National Insulation Association’s (NIA) that the government will redouble efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the UK’s housing stock over the next three years. 
 17 Dec 2007

Energy price hikes loom over new year

Domestic energy prices are predicted to rise by as much as 15% with the arrival of the new year. 
 17 Dec 2007

Henderson Green named Investor In People

Staff meals out, 'thank you' drinks and listening to the workforce, helped Henderson Green, a building services engineering consultancy firm, gain Investors in People status. 
 17 Dec 2007

More employees prepared take bosses to tribunals

Industrial tribunal claims have soared in the last year, with more workers prepared to tackle their employers over issues ranging from salary to working hours. 
 17 Dec 2007

BRA publishes guide to refrigerant leak detection

A good practice guide designed to reduce leaks of refrigerant from the UK's air conditioning systems has been published by the British Refrigeration Association. 
 17 Dec 2007

New board members join Construction Skills

Four new members from construction and further education have joined the board of the CITB-ConstructionSkills and Council of ConstructionSkills and on the operational side, a new director of Skills Strategy has been appointed. 
 14 Dec 2007

BPMA appoints new president

The British Pump Manufacturers Association has appointed Owen Shevlin as its new president. 
 13 Dec 2007

Heatrae Sadia restructures sales and marketing

Heatrae Sadia Heating has invested in its sales team by bolstering its presence in key locations and creating a new division for its range of electric boilers, water heaters and panel heaters. 
 12 Dec 2007

Equipped to offer prisoners a 'Speedy' rehab

Speedy Hire, the UK's largest tool and equipment hire provider is giving prisoners at HMP Garth and HMP Pentonville plant maintenance training. 
 11 Dec 2007
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