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Burning bodies to heat UK's crematoriums

Councils across the UK could soon follow Tameside Council's lead and harness the heat generated by burning the dead to warm the living mourning them. 
 8 Jan 2008

JS Wright flies high with £1.7m deal

Aston-based building services provider JS Wright has won a 1.7m deal to provide green services for a new hotel serving Heathrow airport. 
 7 Jan 2008

Crane sells Ipswich plant and moves jobs to China

More than 200 jobs could go at Crane Fluid Systems' Ipswich plant following the manufacturer's decision to sell the facility's land and buildings for 18m and move production to China. 
 7 Jan 2008

Queen honours Peace with CBE

The British Property Federation's chief executive Liz Peace has made the Queen's New Years honours list with a CBE for services to the property industry. 
 7 Jan 2008

Fernox tackles rugby kit sponsorship

Fernox, the Woking-based manufacturer of water treatment solutions, is the new shirt sponsor for local team Sharnbrook and Colworth RUFC. 
 4 Jan 2008

Dean & Wood appoints technical director

Dean & Wood has hired John Smith as its director of technical, just one of several new year appointments made by the air-conditioning wholesaler. 
 4 Jan 2008

Grate Expectations

Heat loss and bigger bills caused by chimneys sucking the heat out of buildings can be reduced by a shield placed over open fireplaces when not in use. 
 4 Jan 2008

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
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