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  • Preventing a wet Christmas…

    Winter may not officially start until 21st December, but temperatures are now beginning to tumble. Freezing weather could be with us at any time, so make sure your plumbing system is protected. The last thing you want is a burst pipe on Christmas Day!

    Date Posted:5 Dec 2014

  • Positive news for the industry

    From April 2016 the government will make it cheaper for employers to take on an apprentice by abolishing employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices aged under 25.

    Date Posted:4 Dec 2014

  • Introducing our new staff member

    Bryan Clark has joined the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) as Technical and Education Manager.

    Date Posted:28 Nov 2014

  • World Plumbing Council Unveils Research Database

    The World Plumbing Council (WPC), an international organisation dedicated to developing and promoting the image and standards of the plumbing Industry worldwide, is proud to announce the availability of a research database on its website.

    Date Posted:26 Nov 2014

  • Industry supports EngTech, research finds

    There is overwhelming support for the promotion of career progression to those working in plumbing and domestic heating, according to latest industry research.

    Date Posted:18 Nov 2014

  • How safe is your plumbing and heating?

    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is asking consumers to take part in a short survey, which aims to find out how safe their plumbing and heating systems are.

    Date Posted:4 Nov 2014

  • Employers targeted in next stage of Trailblazer Apprenticeships

    The Government has sanctioned a Trailblazer Apprenticeship scheme for the plumbing and domestic heating industry in England. Information will now be gathered from employers that will help to develop new standards and bring about a complete redesign of the present system.

    Date Posted:26 Oct 2014

  • Scalding can be prevented!

    A new campaign was launched on 6 October called ‘Hot Water Burns Like Fire’. Its aim is to prevent scalding injuries caused by the temperature of hot water from taps and showers.

    Date Posted:8 Oct 2014

  • Only trendy tradespeople please!

    We Brits like to think that we know a thing or two when it comes to keeping an eye on the family finances. We scour the internet to see the best place to buy products, all in the interests of making sensible choices and getting the best price. However, when it comes to engaging a tradesperson, it seems in many cases that common sense is definitely missing.

    Date Posted:1 Oct 2014

  • Let's celebrate World Toilet Day!

    Toilets are funny things aren’t they? They must be, think of all the jokes and humour attached to them. Now, just take a moment and consider what would happen if they all disappeared? Not smiling anymore?

    Date Posted:30 Sep 2014

  • The big decision…when to put on the heating?

    The first inkling of colder weather sees most people dispensing with the summer covers and dragging the duvet back on the bed.

    Date Posted:26 Aug 2014

  • Gas Safety Week 2014

    This year, Gas Safety Week will take place 15th-21st September. This annual event is a brilliant way of raising consumer awareness of the dangers of using unqualified gas fitters.

    Date Posted:26 Aug 2014

  • The future of Apprenticeships

    An audience of nearly 100 people gathered at the House of Lords on 29th July, to hear the outcome of research into Apprenticeships and Professional Recognition in the plumbing and heating industry.

    Date Posted:26 Aug 2014

  • Use Water Wisely – It could save you money!

    Once again the weather has surprised us by providing a mini heatwave. Although many welcome the hot weather, it is having an effect on households, especially those on water meters.

    Date Posted:26 Aug 2014

  • e-learning opportunities for CIPHE members

    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has launched an e-learning website, specifically for its members. The site is packed with learning modules, demonstration videos, literature and technical information.

    Date Posted:26 Aug 2014

  • Be picky with your plumber

    With mortgages about to become more difficult to acquire, many homeowners are thinking of extending their properties, or reconfiguring the rooms they have to include en-suite facilities. Therefore, plumbers are going to be in more demand than ever.

    Date Posted:23 Jul 2014

  • New President for CIPHE

    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) held its AGM on Saturday 21st June at The Oxford Hotel, Oxford. Over 60 people attended. Kevin McCallister was elected as National President and Terry Stephenson was voted in as the Vice President.

    Date Posted:23 Jul 2014