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.


When is it okay to Do It Yourself?



Public safety, DIY, Professional advice 

DIY mishaps have cost UK homeowners over £6 billion, with the average cost of resolving the problems being £4,861 - rising to £10,000 for one in ten.

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Our Chief Executive Officer Kevin Wellman shares his thoughts on the Spring Budget 2024




Our Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Wellman, gives his take on the announcements that will have some of the biggest impacts on the industry and our customers.

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See us at InstallerSHOW 2024

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We're exhibiting at InstallerSHOW the UK’s number one destination for influential specifiers and decision-makers working across the heat, water, air and energy sectors.

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Don’t be frozen out!

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Consumer Advice, Plumbing, Plumbing emergencies 

We have seen the first flurries of sleet and snow this year and it looks like the current cold conditions are here to stay. These are the steps you should take to protect your home during a cold snap.

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Why It's Important to Be Winter Ready

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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

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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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