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Coalition shuts Low Carbon Buildings Programme

The UK Coalition government has closed the Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP) to new applications, effective from May 24. 
 26 May 2010

BG Controls named best maintenance provider

Rotherham-based firm BG Controls has been awarded the title of 'Best Service & Maintenance Provider' at this year's Building Controls Industry Awards. 
 26 May 2010

Plumber sentenced for illegal gas work

A plumber who illegally worked on gas boilers has been sentenced in court, following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive. 
 26 May 2010

Pimlico Plumbers opens Spanish branch

Pimlico Plumbers, which claims to be the UK's largest independent plumbing company, has formalised its plans to expand its Spanish operation on the Costa del Sol. 
 25 May 2010

EIC wins Contractor of the Year award

National building services provider EIC has been awarded North West Contractor of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers North West. 
 25 May 2010

J S Wright receives world-leading training award

Birmingham building services provider JS Wright has received a coveted award from a world-renowned training organisation for investing in its people. 
 21 May 2010

HVCA specialist groups elect three new chairmen

New chairmen and vice chairmen have been elected by three of the HVCA’s four specialist groups. 
 21 May 2010

Kingspan creates 163 Irish jobs and reports solid sales

More than 160 new jobs are to be created at heating firm Kingspan's Northern Ireland plant. 
 20 May 2010

Copper guide out now for plumbers and students

The UK Copper Board's copper pipework CD has been launched to colleges at Newbury Racecourse. 
 20 May 2010

ConstructionSkills changes grant scheme to cut costs

The CITB-ConstructionSkills Board has changed its grants scheme, to reflect its falling grant levy income and more demand for grants. 
 19 May 2010

Four Seasons buys controls firm

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning business the Four Seasons Group has bought Berkeley Controls Group (BCG) for an undisclosed sum. 
 19 May 2010

Medem hosts compliance briefing in Manchester

Medem, the gas safety panel manufacturer, is inviting specifiers to the Imperial War Museum North for a compliance briefing on June 17. 
 17 May 2010

KeTech sells 2As to Electra-net

The KeTech Group has announced the sale of its building management systems division, KeTech 2As to Electra-net (UK). 
 17 May 2010

RoSPA launches bid to make H&S a line manager priority

The views of health and safety professionals in the building services sector are sought by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) which wants line managers and team leaders to better manage accidents and ill-health prevention. 
 13 May 2010

HVCA launches fire and smoke damper guide

A Guide to Good Practice for the Installation of Fire and Smoke Dampers (DW/145) has been launched by HVCA Publications, the publishing arm of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association. 
 13 May 2010

Cameron told don’t cut it, get more out of what's being spent

“Don’t cut public service spending, tackle procurement waste to get more from what is being spent” - that’s the message from the chief executive of the SEC group. 
 12 May 2010

Briggs & Forrester back cup players

For the twentieth successive year building services group, Briggs & Forrester has supported grass-roots rugby by sponsoring the Northamptonshire and District Rugby Alliance cup final. 
 12 May 2010

Steve Ashmore becomes Wolseley UK's md

Wolseley man Steve Ashmore has been promoted to the role of UK managing director, with effect from May 10. 
 11 May 2010

A former Sontay md jailed for fraud

A former managing director of the HVAC controls firm Sontay, has been jailed for three years and 4 months after pleading guilty to fraud charges. 
 10 May 2010

Ladder Association launches ladder safety campaign

The Ladder Association has updated its Code of Practice and launched a campaign for improved ladder safety. 
 7 May 2010
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