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  • Going for gold with the CIPHE Apprentice Awards 2017

    Apprentices have until 31st July to enter the CIPHE Apprentice Awards 2017. Created to celebrate those who have found their true vocation in the plumbing and heating sector, the awards are offering an impressive £500 in prize money for each category as well as a special Awards Event later this year.

    Date Posted:26 May 2017

  • CIPHE members ‘make the difference’

    From 1-7th June the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) will be joining organisations all over the country to celebrate Volunteers’ Week 2017.

    Date Posted:21 Apr 2017

  • Don’t do it yourself!

    If you have been waiting for the long Easter bank holiday weekend to get that DIY project off the ground, step away from your tools and think carefully first. While most of us can do a half decent job of painting a wall, or replacing that door handle that always gets stuck, there are some jobs that should definitely be left to a skilled tradesperson.

    Date Posted:10 Apr 2017

  • The President's Dinner 2017

    Education and career development was the theme of this year’s Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering’s (CIPHE) ‘Dinner with the President’. Held on the 8 March at the Founders Hall, London, some 50 guests joined President Paul Williams to a special dinner, celebrating his tenure in the Institute’s most coveted position.

    Date Posted:20 Mar 2017

  • Tim Sainty joins CIPHE

    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has welcomed Tim Sainty to the role of Membership Director. Tim joins the Institute from the British Veterinary Association (BVA), where he spent seven years as Head of Membership and a further 10 years within the organisation in various membership positions.

    Date Posted:16 Mar 2017

  • Safe water for all

    This year the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has even more to cheer about on World Plumbing Day, with the launch of its latest publication, the Safe Water Guide: Scald Prevention and Legionella.

    Date Posted:10 Mar 2017

  • Boosting benefits for CIPHE members

    As a part of our commitment to our members, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) regularly reviews the companies providing valuable membership services, to make sure that members continue to receive the highest quality products, at the most competitive prices. 

    Date Posted:27 Feb 2017

  • Recognition and reward

    Three proud members of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) received awards at a special presentation ceremony in London on 13 February, organised by the Livery Companies Skill Council. The event took place at Merchant Taylors’ Hall and Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley, Lord Mayor of London, presented candidates with their certificates.

    Date Posted:15 Feb 2017

  • CIPHE backs Government’s Industrial Strategy

    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has welcomed Government plans for a new strategy for British industry. Designed to boost a post-Brexit economy, the plan is promising more support for business, heavy investment in the research and development of new technologies, along with the establishment of a series of Institutes of Technology across England and Wales.

    Date Posted:23 Jan 2017

  • Arctic blast to cause misery for households

    The UK is set to be hit by freezing temperatures and snow as an artic blast sweeps across the nation. With temperatures in excess of -10 forecast for parts of Scotland and 5-10cm of snow likely for the rest of the UK, the cold snap signals plumbing misery for many, with frozen and burst pipes heading up the league of household disasters.

    Date Posted:10 Jan 2017

  • A plumb time for Christmas spirit

    Christmas is just around the corner and families everywhere are looking forward to spending time together and enjoying the festive cheer - that is unless you are a plumbing or heating engineer.

    Date Posted:19 Dec 2016

  • Talking technical with the CIPHE

    Sometimes there’s just not enough time in the day to catch up with all the latest industry developments and innovations, or to simply keep abreast of all the things you legally need to know. The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering’s (CIPHE’s) Techtalk, Techtalk Live and Smarttalk Live aim to change this, by providing informative technical webinars and educational articles covering a wide rage of ‘need to know’ subjects.

    Date Posted:19 Dec 2016

  • ‘Tis the season for dedicated heating & plumbing trades

    A new survey of heating and plumbing engineers reveals them to be the unsung heroes of the festive season, barely downing tools to take a break over the traditional Christmas and New Year holiday.

    Date Posted:15 Dec 2016

  • Going away for the festivities?

    Christmas is a time for visiting relatives and friends, but it’s also a time of leaving your home unattended. Whether it’s all about having fun with family or escaping away from it all somewhere hot and sunny this year, what precautions are you putting in place to keep your home safe from the damage a cold snap could do?

    Date Posted:14 Dec 2016

  • BMF and CIPHE announce collaborative alliance

    The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) have agreed a strategic alliance that will see the two organisations collaborating in key areas.

    Date Posted:22 Nov 2016

  • Toilets = jobs this World Toilet Day

    While the concept of toilets and jobs runs deep for any jobbing plumber, did you know that worldwide, a lack of sanitation impacts on the livelihoods of billions of people and up to 5% GDP of many countries?

    Date Posted:7 Nov 2016

  • Dying to be made aware

    According to the All Party Carbon Monoxide Group, accidental (and therefore preventable) carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning still results in around 40 deaths and 200 hospitalisations each year in England & Wales.

    Date Posted:3 Nov 2016

  • Great Life!

    Plumber Alan Garvey passed peacefully after a short illness on July 12th 2016, aged 89 years. Drawing on manuscripts of Alan’s autobiography this obituary describes some episodes of his life that plumbers are likely to find interesting.

    Date Posted:31 Oct 2016

  • Don’t let the cold set in

    For millions of elderly and vulnerable people, winter brings more than just the thought of Christmas and cozy nights around the TV, there is real fear in the cold days ahead, especially if the heating system breaks down.

    Date Posted:31 Oct 2016

  • Stepping up to CEng

    Are you a Masters degree level professional, working in the plumbing and heating industry? Do you want to further your qualifications to Chartered Engineer (CEng) level? Or do you have what it takes to reach CEng, through the individual, work-based, assessment process – designed specifically for people who do not hold academic qualifications?

    Date Posted:17 Oct 2016

  • CIPHE champions water efficiency

    Did you know that 748 million people - or one in 10 of the world’s population – do not have access to clean water and simply have to use what water they can, including dirty or contaminated streams, rivers or ponds?

    Date Posted:30 Sep 2016

  • A matter of trust

    When hard working, professional plumbers and heating installers are doing their bit to raise standards in the industry, it’s a body blow when greedy, unscrupulous tradesmen hit the headlines. Four men, associated with Birmingham-based Plumb-Tech Plumbing and Heating Ltd, have recently been jailed after targeting elderly and vulnerable people across Staffordshire.

    Date Posted:15 Aug 2016

  • New alliance could lead to new qualifications

    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and the prestigious German plumbing and heating design software company Willms GmbH, have agreed an exclusive strategic alliance.

    Date Posted:8 Aug 2016

  • The outlook is dry…possibly!

    The UK weather is so changeable it’s impossible to know from one day to the next if it’s going to be sunny and hot or cloudy and wet. However, August usually has the best track record for being dry.

    Date Posted:28 Jul 2016

  • Be safe when camping

    With the Euro and US dollar exchange rate at an all time low against the pound, it’s not surprising that many families are thinking of holidaying in the UK this year. Many of those families are set to try a different type of break. 

    Date Posted:14 Jul 2016

  • Technical Director for CIPHE

    Paul Harmer IEng MEI MIET FCIPHE has joined the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) as a Technical Director. He will be working on some exciting new initiatives to support the technical development of the Institute. 

    Date Posted:24 Jun 2016

  • New CIPHE President makes history!

    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) held its AGM on Saturday 18 June at the Tudor Park Marriott Hotel in Maidstone, Kent. Over 50 people attended. Paul Williams was elected as National President and Geoff Westall was voted in as the Vice President.

    Date Posted:20 Jun 2016

  • AKW’s iShowers range of electric showers a hit with installers

    AKW’s new range of electric showers, iCare, iTherm and iSure, which combine stylish design and market leading 3 year guarantees are proving a hit with installers who find them super-quick and easy to install. 

    Date Posted:10 Jun 2016

  • Fernox is at the heart of it

    CCH Leeds was recently called to a three bedroom, semi-detached property in Crossgates Road that was experiencing problems associated with a build up of sludge and scale. Radiators were taking a long time to heat to the required the temperature and the boiler was consistently failing. 

    Date Posted:10 Jun 2016

  • High Efficient Holiday Homes with Heat Pumps

    When the owner of a luxury holiday complex in Somerset needed a reliable, low carbon heating system for 18 eco lodges to meet his sustainable vision, a local installer recommended Viessmann split heat pumps and solar thermal technology as the solution.

    Date Posted:10 Jun 2016

  • STRONG RELATIONSHIPS DELIVER NEW HOMES IN MANCHESTER

    Soil and waste products from Marley Plumbing & Drainage are being installed on a major residential scheme in Salford, set to provide 497 high-rise homes. Recognising that strong relationships are key to successful delivery, Marley’s technical advisors have worked closely with the design and construction team throughout this complex tower project.

    Date Posted:10 Jun 2016

  • Wirquin - new team members

    SIMON EDWARDS – NATIONAL SALES MANAGER and TIM HEARD – CHANNEL DIRECTOR - NATIONAL ACCOUNTS join Wirquin Ltd

    Date Posted:10 Jun 2016

  • Vulnerability

    Yvonne Orgill, Chief Executive of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association, discusses the devastating and life-changing effects of uncontrolled hot water. “At best it’s like being hit by a bus. At worst it can kill you.”

    Date Posted:10 Jun 2016

  • Heatrae Sadia

    Heatrae Sadia has announced a new tailored support service for installers fitting its flagship product, with the creation of a dedicated Megaflo sales team.

    Date Posted:10 Jun 2016

  • Part L Compliance Guide

    Andy Drummond, FCIPHE and partner in Lettergold Water Treatment Solutions LLP, examines the contents of compliance packs.

    Date Posted:2 Jun 2016

  • Student Awards Dinner

    An enthusiastic audience of some 220 people attended the Student Awards Dinner organised by the Kent Branch of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE). This included students, lecturers, sponsors and branch members. 

    Date Posted:2 Jun 2016

  • CIPHE Apprentice Awards launched!

    To highlight the excellent work of young people who have found their vocation in the plumbing and heating sector, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has launched its very own Apprentice Awards for 2016.

    Date Posted:25 May 2016

  • Don't take chances

    We are living longer, which is a definite plus, but this does often mean that adaptions are needed in the home. The question is, who can be trusted to carry out the work? It’s a sad fact of life that rogue traders often see the elderly and vulnerable in our society as easy targets. Many of their victims can ill afford to have work rectified and have to live with shoddy, often dangerous work that has been carried out.

    Date Posted:18 May 2016

  • The CIPHE gets involved in the big celebration!

    Did you know that over 21 million people a year do voluntary work in the UK? All those people and all those hours contribute an estimated £23.9bn into the economy. Like may charitable organisations, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) relies on volunteers at a number of levels; from board members, to committee members and those who organise and help out at branch events. That’s why the CIPHE is proud to celebrate Volunteers Week.

    Date Posted:27 Apr 2016

  • A new route for Chartered Engineers

    The CIPHE’s technical credibility has been enhanced with a license to award Chartered Engineer status. It means that even more members can benefit from professional registration.

    Date Posted:23 Apr 2016

  • CIPHE President's Dinner 2016

    Terry Stephenson, National President of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), welcomed some 50 guests to his special dinner, which took place on the HQS Wellington on 9 March. The guest speaker was Nick Mead, President of CIBSE.

    Date Posted:14 Mar 2016

  • Don’t ruin Easter with a DIY Disaster

    As the bank holiday weekend looms, are you planning a relaxing retreat away from it all, or is everything hinging on getting that DIY project off the ground? While many of us are competent enough to wield a paintbrush or tackle changing a tap washer, there are some jobs that should definitely be left to a skilled tradesperson.

    Date Posted:10 Mar 2016

  • World Plumbing Day

    11 March celebrates all things good about plumbing and plumbers around the world, with the annual World Plumbing Day. Most people give plumbers little thought unless they have a burst pipe, or perhaps a toilet when its flushing days are numbered – but they are essential to the health of the nation.

    Date Posted:3 Mar 2016

  • Masters of the craft

    The magnificent Fishmongers’ Hall, London was a fitting venue for the annual Livery Companies Skill Council awards ceremony, which took place on on 15 February 2016. This ancient Livery Company has been in existence for over 700 years!

    Date Posted:20 Feb 2016

  • Who can I trust?

    Finally you are getting around to having your dream bathroom installed. You’ve spent hours looking for inspiration online and in magazines, not to mention the miles travelled viewing bathroom suites, taps, shower enclosures and tiles. But how much effort are you going to put into finding the right contractor to install the bathroom you’ve always wanted?

    Date Posted:12 Feb 2016

  • Skills shortages loom over the industry

    As we approach World Plumbing Day on 11 March, the industry grits its teeth against the news of further skills shortages.

    Date Posted:3 Feb 2016

  • Arctic winds are blowing!

    The mild start to winter is over. It’s expected that over the next week the UK is going to be hit by freezing temperatures and snow. This could cause havoc with plumbing systems if they aren’t protected.

    Date Posted:11 Jan 2016

  • World Plumbing Day

    Did you know that 40% of the world population does not have access to proper sanitation, a working sewerage system or wholesome drinking water? Almost one-fifth of the world's population currently lives in areas of water scarcity, with a further 500 million people teetering on the edge and soon to follow? 

    Date Posted:8 Jan 2016

  • Rising to the Top - National Apprenticeship Week 2016

    Have you got what it takes to rise to the top? That’s the question this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is asking, as the annual event returns for its 9th year from 14th to 18th March 2016. 

    Date Posted:6 Jan 2016

  • You're hired!

    If you work in the plumbing and heating industry and you want to take on new staff, how do you know you are making the right choice?  Sadly, unlike Lord Sugar, small plumbing businesses cannot undertake a 12-week interview, so how can they be sure they are going to employ the right person? 

    Date Posted:21 Dec 2015

  • Here is the FOG warning!

    Everyone likes to tuck into a good roast at Christmas, along with all the trimmings like pigs in blankets and roast potatoes cooked in goose fat. However, if the fat, oil and grease (FOG) from cooking aren’t disposed of properly, it could end up blocking your drain or your neighbours’ drains.

    Date Posted:14 Dec 2015

  • Don't gamble with your plumbing

    Bookmakers are offering 5 -1 for a white Christmas at the moment, but as everyone knows weather can be very unpredictable around this time of the year. So, if you are planning to stay with relatives or go on holiday over the festive period, make sure you don’t come home to a plumbing nightmare!

    Date Posted:7 Dec 2015

  • Get it sorted – Christmas is coming!

    Christmas is just around the corner and there is so much to do, but some things are too important to ignore. For instance, are you having a few problems with your heating or hot water system? Does it seem to have a mind of its own or barely functions? If the answer is yes, the likelihood is it will get worse or stop working altogether.

    Date Posted:1 Dec 2015

  • CIPHE response to Autumn Statement

    Kevin Wellman, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has given the following response to the Autumn Statement:

    Date Posted:26 Nov 2015

  • 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:5 Nov 2015

  • How much is your life worth?

    Is your life worth a fiver? Unless you are having a particularly bad day, most people would say “Yes!” So it’s hard to understand why thousands of people are not bothering to buy a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm for their home.

    Date Posted:4 Nov 2015

  • Kevin Wellman receives City & Guilds Fellowship

    The Council of the City and Guilds of London Institute has conferred its highest honour, a Fellowship, on Kevin Wellman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE). 

    Date Posted:23 Oct 2015

  • New role for CIPHE's Heating Ambassador

    Keith Westcott, a member of the CIPHE Technical Committee since 2011, has been ratified by BSI (British Standards Institution) as Chairman of RHE/O24 with David Matthews, Chief Executive of IDHEE as Deputy Chairman. 

    Date Posted:20 Oct 2015

  • CIPHE - Putting the public first

    Working in the Public Interest is the raison d'être of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPHE). As the professional body for the industry, members belonging to the CIPHE enhance their status and undertake to act professionally with high standards of workmanship. The Public can have the confidence that individual members will operate to the Institute’s Code of Professional Standards.

    Date Posted:19 Oct 2015

  • The skills shortage continues

    For a number of sectors, skills shortages in the UK have been an ongoing problem for many years. This is borne out by the latest available data from the Employer Skills Survey (ESS), covering 2013. It appears that job roles in the skilled trades (plumbers, electricians, technicians, etc) are still greatly affected.

    Date Posted:1 Oct 2015

  • Prevention is better than cure

    Kevin Wellman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), was a speaker at an international two-day conference & exhibition held in Shanghai, China on 22-23 September. The theme of the event was Water Supply and Drainage.

    Date Posted:23 Sep 2015

  • Time to check your plumbing and heating

    The nights are drawing in and there is a noticeable nip in the air. Soon everyone will be donning thicker jumpers or adding a few layers, trying to delay when the central heating will be switched on.

    Date Posted:14 Sep 2015

  • Legionnaires Testing Certificate

    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), has been made aware that some landlords are being asked by letting agents and consultants to provide a ‘Legionnaires Testing Certificate’ for their properties. They are being told that this is a requirement of the revised L8 ACOP.

    Date Posted:16 Aug 2015

  • Heard the gossip about Legionella?

    If you asked a group of consumers if they knew about Legionella, a fair number might think it was the latest gossip about a member of a rock group… 

    Date Posted:3 Aug 2015

  • Legionella who?

    Okay, own up, how many of you thought Legionella was the latest trendy baby name for girls? 

    Date Posted:3 Aug 2015

  • Green Deal bites the dust!

    The government has announced the end of the ‘Green Deal’ scheme, which offered consumers cash-backs and incentives on energy saving improvements such as double-glazing, insulation and boilers. Since the scheme has been running there has only been a relatively small take up and concerns have been voiced about industry standards.

    Date Posted:24 Jul 2015

  • CIPHE streamlines applications

    In future, anyone applying for CIPHE membership can speed up the process by filling out the application form online.

    Date Posted:22 Jul 2015

  • The outlook is dry!

    Weather forecasters are predicting a hot July, with very little rain – “About time too!” will be the reaction of most people. As always, there is a downside as it could affect the household budget for those who have water meters installed and if it becomes a drought, there will be restrictions on water usage.

    Date Posted:26 Jun 2015

  • New President for CIPHE

    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) held its AGM on Saturday 20th June at the Mercure Hotel Chester. Over 50 people attended. Terry Stephenson was elected as National President and Paul Williams was voted in as the Vice President.

    Date Posted:25 Jun 2015

  • CIPHE launches new publication

    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has published the Safe Water Guide, a booklet that focuses on scald prevention and Legionella.

    Date Posted:22 May 2015

  • Student Awards Dinner

    An enthusiastic audience of some 170 people, including lecturers and students from six colleges, attended the Student Awards Dinner organised by the Kent Branch of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).

    Date Posted:13 May 2015

  • Don't get carried away (literally!)

    Isn’t it funny how the lighter evenings and warmer weather increases our energy levels. Those DIY jobs that we have been putting off for months suddenly become an enticing challenge! 

    Date Posted:5 May 2015

  • Wanted: Professionals

    Although there’s a wide range of career opportunities in the plumbing and heating industry, employers are becoming more demanding in their search for the ideal candidate. They want individuals who are committed to maintaining and enhancing the knowledge, skills and competence required to meet the engineering and technological needs of today. 

    Date Posted:4 May 2015

  • Carry on Camping

    28 April – World Day for Safety & Health

    Camping has become very popular over the years, especially by people attending festivals. However, newcomers to the camping fraternity need to be vigilant when it comes to cooking and keeping warm – otherwise the outcome could be fatal.  

    Date Posted:23 Apr 2015

  • We salute you!

    National Volunteers’ Week 1 - 7 June 

    National Volunteers’ Week will highlight many people who work tirelessly to help others in their community. However, there will be little (if any) publicity given to those people who quietly do their bit to help raise standards in the plumbing and heating industry.

    Date Posted:13 Apr 2015

  • Pay increase for apprentices

    Kevin Wellman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), has commented on the 20% increase in the National Minimum Wage for apprentices, announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg ahead of the 2015 Budget.

    Date Posted:17 Mar 2015

  • Tackling fuel poverty

    Kevin Wellman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), has commended the recommendations made by the National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE). He believes that plumbers and heating engineers are in an excellent position to advise people living in cold homes and at risk of fuel poverty.

    Date Posted:5 Mar 2015

  • President's Dinner 2015

    Kevin McCallister, National President of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), welcomed some 55 guests to his special dinner, which took place at The Royal College of Surgeons on 4th March. The guest speaker was Stephen Kay, Chair of WRAS.

    Date Posted:5 Mar 2015

  • Promoting professionalism

    Severn Trent Water is the first water supply company in the UK to have all their Water Fittings Regulations Technicians (water inspectors) become CIPHE members.

    Date Posted:5 Feb 2015

  • Celebrating Achievement

    Saddlers’ Hall, London, was the venue for the Livery Companies Skill Council awards ceremony, which took place on on 2nd February 2015. 

    Date Posted:4 Feb 2015

  • Apprenticeship reform

    Apprenticeships are now seen as a viable alternative to going to university and it is hoped that the new Trailblazer schemes will encourage more youngsters to take up a career that will also give them professional recognition.

    Date Posted:28 Jan 2015

  • Be Prepared!

    It’s freezing cold, windy with a threat of snow – just the time to take a holiday you might think. However, if you haven’t done everything you can to protect your plumbing system from freezing weather, you could find a nightmare waiting for you when you return.

    Date Posted:19 Jan 2015

  • Are consumers too shy?

    Would you feel awkward asking a plumber about his/her experience or plumbing qualifications? Or perhaps query the standard of the work they are carrying out in your home?

    Date Posted:6 Jan 2015

  • 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

  • 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