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Wolseley takes profit hit from US housing market

Wolseley, the world's biggest distributor of plumbing and heating products, saw its profit before tax fall 7.3% to £758m in the year to July end. 
 24 Sep 2007

Finance director steps down at Worthington Nicholls

Tim Hunt has stepped down as finance director for Worthington Nicholls, after its share price plummeted last month. 
 19 Sep 2007

Fair pay in public sector construction secured

Today, employer bodies and construction industry leaders signed a charter giving the thumbs up to fair payments throughout the building supply chain. 
 19 Sep 2007

Tradesmen told not to bin waste rules

M&E installers could face a £300 fine if they fail to produce a valid waste carrier's licence. 
 18 Sep 2007

President slams government for failure to police Part L revisions

HVCA president John Miller says the government hasn't the 'bite' to police last year's changes to Part L of the building rules. 
 17 Sep 2007

Carter Synergy and HRP seal supplier deal

Wholesaler HRP has signed a sole supplier deal with Carter Synergy. 
 17 Sep 2007

Electric shocker- UK's buildings may pose fire risk due to improper checks

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M&E contractor ADI Mechanical says Tegg checks and Corgi-style regulation for the electrical industry would cut the number of UK buildings going up in smoke. 
 14 Sep 2007

Construction site deaths up by 28%

Construction worker deaths are up by 28% on last year and 1 in 3 refurbishment sites inspected put staff's lives at risk says the Health and Safety Executive. 
 13 Sep 2007

Wolseley comes to RNLI's rescue

A lifeboat donated by Wolseley UK to lifesaving charity RNLI has already saved 46 lives. 
 13 Sep 2007

Axair Climate gets new name

SOLIHULL-based distrinutor Axair Climate is to change its name to Walter Meier (Climate Solutions), the name being given to all subsidiaries within its parent company Walter Meier Holdings Group. 
 12 Sep 2007

Wolseley spends £87m on five acquisitions

Today Wolseley Plc announced it spent £87m on five acquisitions including London-based electrical wholesaler T&R. 
 11 Sep 2007

FETA's FEET keen to stamp out purchase of cheap inefficient products

THE Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) is asking companies to choose green products over cheaper less energy efficient goods. 
 10 Sep 2007

Danfoss adds DMS Wasser-Warmetechnik to acquisition portfolio

Heating product manufacturer Danfoss has announced that it has acquired Germany's DMS Wasser-Warmetechnik GmbH. 
 7 Sep 2007

Mazgas says tradeswomen are out there but underestimated

While Ken Livingston laments the few and far between existence of female tradesmen for London projects, one-woman show Mazgas is blazing a trail to tell customers where the industry's women are. 
 5 Sep 2007

Battle of the trades

The Test The Trades challenge kicks off at building show Interbuild 2007 from October 28 - November 1. 
 4 Sep 2007

London HEVAR 2007 is the biggest ever

One hundred exhibition stands have been sold at London HEVAR 2007, making this year's show the biggest in its 20 year history. 
 4 Sep 2007

President surfs skies to get businesses to surf site

HVCA president, John Miller literally rose to the occasion for the newly launched HVCA Business Plus website by donning a flight suit to skydive in Milton Keynes. 
 3 Sep 2007

Mitsubishi Electric moves into heating market

Mitsubishi Electric Living Environmental Systems UK has created a heating division offering hot water and space heating products for the domestic market. 
 30 Aug 2007

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
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