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Parts Center's double-up plan on track

The UK’s largest specialist supplier of spare parts, Parts Center, is more than doubling its locations across the country by adding new trade counters or increasing its spares stockholding in all Plumb Center branches. 
 21 Sep 2010

Bow Bells ring for Birmingham building services provider

Birmingham building services provider JS Wright is to play a major role in London's regeneration by fitting out a new £4.5million mixed-use development in Bow. 
 21 Sep 2010

SummitSkills announces SkillPIPE winners

Three apprentices from the heating and ventilating industry are celebrating after scooping the top three awards at the UK final of one of the four Skill M&E competitions, SkillPIPE. 
 21 Sep 2010

Baxi Commercial donates boilers to Leeds homeless charity

Baxi Commercial Division has donated two Potterton Commercial high efficiency condensing boilers for the recent redevelopment of St. George’s Crypt, one of the UK's foremost homeless charities. 
 21 Sep 2010

Majority of local authorities satisfy asbestos management rules in "system build" schools

The majority of local authorities in England with system-build schools have procedures and precautions in place to manage asbestos safely, according to a survey and follow-up inspection programme. 
 21 Sep 2010

Applied Energy appoints group commercial director

Applied Energy Products has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Kevin Bergin as group commercial director. 
 21 Sep 2010

Weatherite Manufacturing promotes Cartledge to sales director

Weatherite Manufacturing has strengthened its board with the promotion of Steve Cartledge from business development executive to sales director. 
 21 Sep 2010

Pioneering employers' contribution pension scheme for H&V operatives from October 2010

Phase two of the current two-year H&V Operative Wage Agreement - which was negotiated by HVCA and Unite the Union - includes what the parties describe as a pioneering and forward-thinking provision in relation to occupational pensions. 
 21 Sep 2010

A win-win situation for Medem UK customers

Gas safety panel manufacturer Medem UK has announced the winner of its first quarterly online prize draw: Adam Fleming, senior mechanical design engineer received an LCD television on behalf of the Isle of Anglesey County Council. 
 17 Sep 2010

VKR Holdings buys Exhausto

VKR Holding has acquired 70% of the shares in the Exhausto Group. The acquisition includes Novema Aggregater, which became part of the group in January 2010, whereas the affiliated company Exhausto CDT is not covered by the transaction. 
 17 Sep 2010

Report urges government rethink on irresponsible renewable heat incentive

A new report released today by the environmental consultancy Renewable Energy Forum, urges a government rethink on what the authors, Dr John Constable and Dr Lee Moroney, describe as the irresponsible plan for a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). 
 16 Sep 2010

FPB calls on public sector to stick to 10-day payment target dispite new 30-day Euro standard

The Forum of Private Business is calling on the UK’s public sector to retain its target of paying small firms in 10 days following a new ruling to make 30 days the standard across the European Union (EU). 
 16 Sep 2010

A cool green hot solution for Addenbrooke's hospital

They may look like regular flats and apartments, but the four buildings at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge conceal structural and design features to meet the demands and lifestyle of the residents – and have the potential to influence the local economy massively. 
 15 Sep 2010

LABC president addresses commencement of work concerns

Homes built in 2013 and 2014 could still be built to 2006 standards, warns LABC, the member organisation representing all local authority building control departments in England and Wales. 
 15 Sep 2010

London HEVAR: talk to the industry experts

London HEVAR opens its doors next week inviting the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry to come along to this premier exhibition and seminar programme. 
 15 Sep 2010

CO alarms warning

The new Building Regulations Part J, coming into force from October, will require a carbon monoxide alarm wherever a new or replacement solid fuel heating appliance is installed. 
 15 Sep 2010

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 15 Sep 2010

CBI calls for clearer data on climate risk to business

The CBI has called on government to make its environmental data more easily available to help businesses prepare for the risks of climate change. 
 14 Sep 2010

Integrated business approach is key to data centre optimisation

Businesses need to take an integrated approach if they are truly to understand the environmental and financial impact of their IT infrastructure, according to Mike West, managing director of Keysource. 
 14 Sep 2010

Are fuel cells commercially viable for providing on-site energy?

A forum to share knowledge among those considering what their options are to reduce their carbon footprint significantly as well as those already actively using fuel cells and other alternative energy sources. 
 14 Sep 2010
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