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TG Lynes celebrating landmark anniversary

One of the UK’s suppliers of heating, plumbing and air movement materials to trade customers will celebrate its 110th anniversary in 2022.... 
 15 Feb 2022
Steve Richmond, head of marketing and technical at REHAU

Greater scope required to address heating industry challenges

The Government must increase the scope of green subsidy schemes for UK homes to successfully transition from gas-based heating and address skyrocketing energy costs, according to polymer pipework specialist REHAU.... 
 14 Feb 2022

Partnership enhances national logistics operations

City Plumbing, part of the recently formed Highbourne Group, has announced a new multi-year contract to outsource operations at its national distribution hub to GXO, one of the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider.... 
 14 Feb 2022

Record numbers of GSHPs manufactured in UK

Kensa Heat Pumps, the low carbon ground source heat pumps (GSHP) specialist, has broken production records recently, doubling its output over the past 18 months and working towards a further twofold increase in capacity by 2023.... 
 14 Feb 2022
TROX UK apprentices Wiktoria Zak and Thomas Walker

New apprentice opportunities

With this year’s theme for National Apprenticeship Week being ‘build the future’, TROX UK, is doing exactly that when training its apprentices.... 
 10 Feb 2022

New embodied carbon calculator for building services

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published a digital Embodied Carbon Calculator tool to enable engineers to estimate the embodied carbon associated with mechanical, electrical and public health systems in ... 
 10 Feb 2022

Daikin Applied steps up use of reclaimed refrigerant

Chillers and heat pumps built at Daikin Applied’s factory in Italy are being charged with reclaimed R-134a as part of the company’s strategy to reduce environmental impact and develop a ‘circular economy’ of refrigerants.... 
 10 Feb 2022
 BESA’s head of technical Graeme Fox

Call for ‘massive retrofit push’ to address energy crisis

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says the dramatic surge in energy prices reinforces the need for a national programme of building retrofits.

The Association applauded the Government’s attempts to soften the blow to household finances following Ofgem’s decision to lift the energy price cap by 54% from April, but said longer term measures were needed to tackle the issue properly. 

 10 Feb 2022
BESA’s director of training Helen Yeulet

BESA urges employers to take apprenticeship pledge

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has called on employers to pledge they will take on at least one apprentice this year in a bid to plug the industry’s alarming skills gap and ensure it has the right talent to address future.

With the building services sector struggling to cope with the loss of many experienced workers since the start of the pandemic and a rapidly ageing workforce, the need to recruit new people who can quickly start contributing to business growth is acute. 

 8 Feb 2022

Rise in apprenticeships welcomed, but warning of Net Zero skills shortage

Actuate UK, the voice of Building Engineering Services, warn that skills shortages are hampering ambitions to deliver Net Zero emission buildings.... 
 8 Feb 2022
Gratte Brothers marketing director Angela Hills

BESA pays tribute to Angela Hills

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) was saddened to hear of the sudden death of Angela Hills, marketing director at Gratte Brothers.... 
 7 Feb 2022

Kensa calls for a level playing field

On the back of the record energy price cap rise Kensa Group, the manufacturer of ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) is calling on the government to level out the current bias in levies causing electricity to be four times as expensive as gas.... 
 7 Feb 2022
GTEC Training’s Griff Thomas

‘Skills Bootcamp’ a missed opportunity?

GTEC Training’s Griff Thomas believes that despite good intentions, the Department of Education’s Skills Bootcamp scheme has some significant shortcomings.... 
 4 Feb 2022
Viessmann has sold 10,000 units globally of its Vitovalor fuel cell technology, which simultaneously generates electricity and heat in buildings

Viessmann sells its 10,000th fuel cell heating device

Viessmann has sold 10,000 units globally of its Vitovalor fuel cell technology, which simultaneously generates electricity and heat in buildings.... 
 4 Feb 2022

CIBSE revises Energy Performance Guidance

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published revisions to its Technical Memorandum 54: Evaluating operational energy performance of buildings at the design stage... 
 4 Feb 2022
Bauserv’s John Trenell

Bauserv offers UFH expertise for large-scale projects

Now integrated as a member of Exeter-based Ridgespear Group, Bauserv offers practical expertise and flexible manufacturing capabilities to heating professionals working on large-scale projects such as offices, hotels, healthcare or HMOs. 
 2 Feb 2022

Hot water and heating specialist appoints sales director

Gledhill, a manufacturer of hot water and heating solutions, has appointed Neil Thompson as sales director.... 
 2 Feb 2022
Mike Foster, chief executive of EUA

Red Wall backs hydrogen heating

An exclusive opinion poll finds key political background seats backing hydrogen heating as a means of hitting Net Zero targets, thus avoiding costs of the alternatives, and saving the UK £35 billion... 
 1 Feb 2022

Survey reveals a career in gas is a good choice

Over 70% of installers think a career in gas is a good choice according to a new survey by Logic4training. The findings also show a shifting industry, with over half of respondents (54%) starting to think about upskilling into renewables and low-carbon heating technologies.

Findings show that despite dubious headlines regarding ‘gas bans', trades people still have lot of confidence in our sector's future; in fact 83% would recommend a career in building services to school-leavers.

Set against the backdrop of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, Logic4training was keen to find out how installers felt about Government plans to accelerate the take-up of heat pumps and other renewables - 44% planned to develop their business as a result of this scheme.

Of the 54% who said they had started to upskill into renewables, or planned to soon, heat pump training was by far the most popular technology (91%) but installers also expressed an interested in solar thermal (47%) and solar PV (26%). 

 1 Feb 2022

CIBSE updates air leakage testing guidance

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has revised its Technical Memorandum 23: Testing buildings for air leakage to take account of regulatory changes and advances in best practice.... 
 1 Feb 2022
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