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Staffordshire man prosecuted by HSE for dangerous gas work

A Staffordshire man has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for pretending to be Gas Safe registered, putting tenants at risk from dangerous gas work and for breaching a legal notice which prohibited him from carrying out gas work. 
 25 Jul 2012

ICOM Energy Association appoints vice chairman

Graham Williamson, managing director of Nu-way, has been elected vice chairman of the ICOM Energy Association. 
 24 Jul 2012

BSS Industrial recruits brand sales director

BSS Industrial has appointed Andrew Firth as brand sales director. 
 24 Jul 2012

National Skills Academy introduces handy guides for installers

A range of handy technical guides has been launched by the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies for renewable and low carbon installers to use as a reference while pricing, sizing and installing a job. 
 24 Jul 2012

B&ES names new president

Sue Sharp has been elected president of B&ES (Building & Engineering Services Association) for 2012/13 at its agm on 19 July. 
 23 Jul 2012

Leyton builder sentenced for unsafe work

A self-employed builder from Leyton has been fined £75,000, plus £25,452 in costs and ordered to undertake 150 hours of community service after work that he carried out on an elderly couple's home led to their death from carbon monoxide poisoning. 
 23 Jul 2012

Toshiba Air Conditioning becomes a carbon neutral business

Toshiba Air Conditioning in the UK has been officially recognised as a CarbonNeutral business. 
 23 Jul 2012

ebm-papst appoints new chairman

ebm-papst Group has appointed Rainer Hundsdörfer as chairman of the board of management. 
 23 Jul 2012

BRE report focuses on sustainability at the Olympic Park

Building research body, BRE, has published the results of two projects looking at the achievement of high levels of sustainability on key venues at the London 2012 Olympic Park, in a new report called BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes on the London 2012 Olympic Park. 
 23 Jul 2012

Conex Bänninger recruits UK sales director

Conex Bänninger, an IBP Group company, has appointed Lee Kenney as UK sales director. 
 23 Jul 2012

New regional director appointed

Graham, the plumbers' merchant, has appointed Ricky McGarry as its new regional director for Scotland and the North of England. 
 23 Jul 2012

Davidson Holdings acquires Talon

Davidson Holdings has acquired Talon, the manufacturer of pipe clips, pipe trunking and plumbing fixings, for an undisclosed sum. 
 23 Jul 2012

B&ES launches heat metering guide

The Building & Engineering Services Association has launched the first new publication under its new identity. 
 23 Jul 2012

Ploughcroft agrees partnership with Good Energy

Renewable energy installer, Ploughcroft, is joining forces with Good Energy, the 100% renewable electricity supplier, to offer customers a completely sustainable energy service. 
 23 Jul 2012

TROX makes three key appointments

David Burkhill has returned to TROX UK as key accounts manager, based at the company's northern regional sales office in Manchester. 
 23 Jul 2012

Exemplar groups to help industry prepare for Green Deal

Six organisations that are leading the way in preparing for the Green Deal scheme are to share their knowledge with the wider industry. 
 23 Jul 2012

BMF names Newcomb as new md

John Newcomb has been appointed managing director of The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) effective from 1 August 2012. 
 23 Jul 2012

Jail sentence for Barnsley plumber who bungled boiler installation

A Barnsley plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence after claiming to be a qualified gas engineer and badly fitting a new boiler, seriously endangering the homeowner. 
 18 Jul 2012

Retrofit solution for UK's older housing stock

Quinn Radiators have been installed to upgrade a Victorian house, reducing CO2 emissions by 80% against a 1990 baseline figure, as part of a social housing retrofit project by Eco-Energy (NI). 
 12 Jul 2012

eu.bac urges members to back agreement

eu.bac has sent a letter to members of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) about today's (12 July) vote on the agreement reached with the European Parliament, European Commission and the Council of the European Union on the new Energy Efficiency Directive (EED1), urging them to support the agreement. 
 12 Jul 2012
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