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Intaeco - The new kid on the eco-block

Intaeco has become the new kid on the renewable energy block and is supplying heating and plumbing products to those keen to go green. 
 29 Apr 2008

Man dies after rogue trader blocks chimney

A 31 year man died from carbon monoxide fumes because the tradesman rebuilding his chimney failed to check the flue was clear. 
 29 Apr 2008

Denman Facilities sale saves jobs

The jobs of 187 workers at Denmans Facilities Maintenance have been saved, following its purchase by Project First Facilities Management. 
 28 Apr 2008

PME renamed Carillion Planned Maintenance

PME, the mechanical and electrical maintenance services arm of Carillion plc, is changing its name to Carillion Planned Maintenance, effecttve from May 1. 
 28 Apr 2008

Itho Ventilation brings green goods to UK

Itho Ventilation was launched in the UK this month, to help distribute energy-saving ventilation systems made by its Dutch parent company Itho B.V. 
 28 Apr 2008

CIBSE/ASHRAE takes sustainability challenge

THE CIBSE/ASHRAE Conference 2008, on April 29-30, plans to show the industry how it can navigate new legislation, cost, staff and sell sustainability. 
 23 Apr 2008

Grandad wins over third generation with Wii prize

A Brighton granddad has become the proud winner of the Nintendo Wii prize offered in's Spring competition. 
 22 Apr 2008

BRE made MCS operator

BRE Global has achieved UKAS accreditation as scheme operator for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). 
 21 Apr 2008

Sector Skills Agreement unveiled to industry

SummitSkills is ready to roll out its Sector Skills Agreement (SSA) to tackle the skills shortage in the building services engineering sector. 
 21 Apr 2008

Industry bitten by construction cartel allegations

The Office of Fair Trading is alleging 112 construction firms were involved in price-fixing to push contract prices up and is not ruling out the possibility of more OFT investigations into construction tenders. 
 17 Apr 2008

EPEE fights for heat pumps' rights

The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment is calling for ambient air, water and ground sources to be recognised as renewable energy. 
 17 Apr 2008

HVCA gets quality praise

The HVCA has gained ISO 9001:2000 quality assurance certification for its membership handling and review processes. 
 16 Apr 2008

Sun shines for Glow-worm's solar trainees

Glow-worm is offering training for installers keen to learn how to install solar thermal systems. 
 16 Apr 2008

Foskett and Lee join Kem Edwards

Construction services supplier Kem Edwards has made two appointments to strengthen its management team. 
 16 Apr 2008

Travis Perkins equips Toolstation with 100 outlets

Travis Perkins has invested £12 million in heating and plumbing supplier Toolstation and will to expand the number of Toolstation sales counters in operation to 100 outlets in five years time. 
 15 Apr 2008

HVCA's new ally is employment agency org

The Heating and Ventilating Contractors Association has launched an organisation to improve professional standards among employment agencies. 
 15 Apr 2008

Don't rubbish CIOB tips on waste law

The UK government must clearly define what constitutes as waste before the construction sector can meet its waste disposal targets, says the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). 
 14 Apr 2008

Construction panel tackles Olympic contract disputes

An Independent Dispute Avoidance Panel (IDAP) and an adjudication panel have been set up to try to avoid or resolve contractual disputes during construction for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 
 14 Apr 2008

Trade cowboys will feel the heat warns OFTEC

The Oil Firing Technical Association, OFTEC, is warning all non-OFTEC registered businesses and technicians who illegally use the OFTEC logo that they will get their fingers burnt. 
 14 Apr 2008

Buderus gives UK solar thermal

Boiler manufacturer Buderus has entered the UK solar panel market for the first time and hopes to capitalise on this years' 'dramatic increase' in demand for this renewable technology. 
 11 Apr 2008
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