Blog Articles

The CIPHE's blogs cover a range of plumbing and heating industry issues. With topics of interest to consumers, members, manufacturers, merchants and the wider industry.


Why It's Important to Be Winter Ready

winter blog


Consumer Advice, Plumbing, Heating 

As the chilly winds of winter approach, it's crucial to ensure that your home is well-prepared for the season, especially when it comes to plumbing and heating.

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Breaking Barriers and Fostering Good Health: The Impact of Movember on Men's Well-being



Health, Mental health 

Movember is tackling the biggest health issues faced by men – prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. 

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Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) supports National Burn Awareness Day 2023

Burns banner


Scalds, Professional advice, Burns 

The 11th October is National Burn Awareness Day, an annual event aimed at reducing the number of burns and scalds occurring in the UK every single day.

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Gas Safety Week 2023

Gas Safety week 2023


Consumer Advice, Public safety, Carbon Monoxide (CO), Gas 

Gas Safety Week is back with a bang! Now in its 13th year, the event is taking place from 11th to 17th September, and promises to bring installers, organisations and the public together, as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of gas safety.

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Top five reasons why summer is the ideal time to service your boiler

Female gas engineer


Consumer Advice, Boilers, Heating 

Maintenance minimises the risk of breakdown and helps lengthen the lifespan of your boiler.

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A matter of Pride



Construction industry, Inclusivity 

A growing number of the UK population identify as LGBTQ+, which in turn includes thousands of tradespeople in our industry. Our latest blog looks at the issues facing those in the construction sector

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The value of volunteers

Vol week 2023



From 1-7 June, the CIPHE is joining charities to celebrate Volunteers’ Week 2023.

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Hosepipe bans – what you should and shouldn’t do

Hose pipe


Consumer Advice, Water, Water efficiency 

With a hosepipe ban recently being announced by South West Water, the spotlight is back on household water use – and, if last year is anything to go by, other water companies could follow suit.

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Spring Budget 2023: CIPHE Responds

Spring Budget 23 edit


Budget, Government 

In response to the Spring Budget 2023, The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating and Engineering (CIPHE) has said the continuing support for energy bills is a relief to many worried about slipping further into fuel poverty.

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