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Maintenance staff exposed to asbestos in boiler room

A council has been fined £18,000 after workers were exposed to asbestos five years after inspectors discovered it in a leisure centre boiler room. 
 29 Aug 2007

Beware of rogue trainers says PHIA

PLUMBERS, fitters and electricians must be wary of rogue trainers charging large sums of money for "fast track" training says the Plumbing and Heating Industry Alliance. 
 28 Aug 2007

Residents cause a stink over Baxi Heating's site odour

People living near the Alfer metal foundry owned by Baxi Heating, have been holding their noses but not their tongues and complained about foul smells coming from the Preston site. 
 24 Aug 2007

Kingspan buys leading UK solar heating firm

Construction products manufacturer Kingspan today announced its acquisition of the UK's largest producer of solar thermal panels for hot water. 
 23 Aug 2007

FMA says end users can't ignore ATEX fan rules

Companies in the Fan Manufacturers Association which supply fans for use in “potentially explosive atmospheres” have noticed a lack of awareness among end-users of their responsibilities under the ATEX directive. 
 22 Aug 2007

Green building costs overestimated

Building professionals are overestimating the green construction costs and underestimating the effect of buildings’ energy on climate change, according to a new report. 
 21 Aug 2007

Briggs finds itself doing the Lambeth

Leading building services contractor Briggs & Forrester has been awarded a £2.7m contract to install mechanical and electrical services at Lambeth College. 
 20 Aug 2007

NG Bailey launches first annual green report

Energy consumption and health and safety is highlighted in NG Bailey’s first annual sustainability report. 
 17 Aug 2007

Colman is anchor for £50,000 dairy project

AC and ventilation manufacturer, Colman is supplying diffusers, grilles and displacement units for a giant dairy in Leeds. 
 16 Aug 2007

Polypipe Group's refinancing deal backed by Bank of Scotland

Bosses of Polypipe, the UK brand leader in plastic piping and sanitary systems, now have a controlling equity stake in the group thanks to backing from the Bank of Scotland. 
 15 Aug 2007

OFTEC appoints new director general

Jeremy Hawksley is the new director general of OFTEC. 
 15 Aug 2007

FENSA and EXOR to sign up trustyworthy tradesmen

FENSA Ltd and Exor Management Services are to sign up firms to TrustMark, the government scheme geared to helping householders find reputable tradesmen. 
 14 Aug 2007

Guy's got a hot new boiler suit

The 'boiler suit' is the name collectively given to 108 undulating stainless steel tiles encasing the boiler room of Guy's hospital building. 
 13 Aug 2007

NG Bailey’s operating profit soars

NG Bailey has experienced a 37% rise in operating profit. 
 10 Aug 2007

HVCA and ECA to consult members on joint organisational structure

The Heating and Ventilating Contractors Association (HVCA) and Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) are to ask its members how they think the two bodies could best couple up to form a joint structure. 
 9 Aug 2007

New GM breezes into Sanyo Air Conditioners

SANYO Air Conditioners today confirmed the appointment of Robert Morgan as its new UK general manager. 
 9 Aug 2007

Dimplex buys Applied Energy Products

Applied Energy Products' main shareholder Graphite Capital has agreed to sell 100% of AEP's share capital to the Glen Dimplex Group. 
 9 Aug 2007

CORGI to launch student membership scheme

GAS safety watchdog CORGI is to launch a free student membership scheme this September for final year students working towards a career in the mechanical engineering industry. 
 8 Aug 2007

Valve licence is ideal result for Ideal Boilers

IDEAL Boilers has been granted a licence to use the CP961 valve in its boilers by valve company Cottam and Preedy, the patent holders. 
 7 Aug 2007

Ebm-papst signs Fläkt Woods as UK distributor

Flakt Woods is now the sole UK distributor of the ebm-papst range of short-cased and plate-mounted axial fans. 
 6 Aug 2007
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