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  • P&H Engineering Latest Edition

    P&H Engineering Latest Edition now available Online

    P&H Engineering Latest Edition

    Date Posted:21 Nov 2021

  • Andy Watts MBE EngTech MCIPHE RP

    It is with deep sadness we write of the passing of Andy Watts MBE EngTech MCIPHE RP. Andy was a former CEO of The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers (WCP) and respected stalwart of the plumbing and heating industry. He sadly died on 15 June at the age of 76, after a battle with severe respiratory difficulties.

    Date Posted:24 Jun 2021

  • 2021 AGM

    The CIPHE’s 13th Annual General Meeting will take place digitally via Zoom,on Friday 18th June 2021 at 11.00am (GMT).
    Members who would like to attend but have not yet registered are invited to do so via the following link as soon as possible. Webinar Registration - Zoom
    Zoom Logo

    Date Posted:14 May 2021

  • CIPHE and Ideal Standard partner for plumbing apprenticeship scheme

    The CIPHE and Ideal Standard will work together with colleges to set a high standard for training and will provide additional support and resources for the apprentices and for the businesses providing them with opportunities.

    Ideal Standard Logo

    Date Posted:14 May 2021

  • CIPHE Research into the value of a professional

    Following research across 1,000 UK households earlier this year, the CIPHE has learned some interesting information regarding consumer sentiment to members of the plumbing and heating industry.

    Date Posted:14 May 2021

  • CIPHE Member CPD Event in conjunction with MARC

    Watch the recording of our latest CPD event and also view the Q&A responses from our Role and responsibilities for radiator selection and installation event held on March 10th, 2021. 

    MARC Campaign Logo

    Date Posted:2 Apr 2021

  • Manifesto

    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has revealed its 2021 manifesto, an update on the 2020 version that called on  parliamentarians to understand the huge role the engineering community will play in the future success of the United Kingdom. 

    CIPHE Manifesto 2021

    Date Posted:15 Mar 2021

  • CIPHE Member CPD Event in conjunction with MARC

    In its latest CPD event for members of the plumbing and heating industry, the CIPHE hosts the Manufacturers Association of Radiators and Convectors (MARC) in discussing what plumbing and heating engineers must be aware of when it comes to sizing, advising and installing radiators and heat convectors.

    MARC Campaign Logo

    Date Posted:9 Feb 2021

  • Publication of the Future Home Standard Govt Response & the Future Buildings Standard Consultation

    The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have recently published the Future Homes Standard Summary of Responses and Government Response: and the Future Buildings Standard consultation. 

    Date Posted:9 Feb 2021

  • UK Government Energy White Paper - Powering our Net Zero Future

    The UK Government's Energy White Paper prepares the ground for the Heat and Buildings Strategy which will set out how policies and other key actions will come together in a coherent plan to decarbonise buildings. 
    Energy White Paper

    Date Posted:9 Feb 2021

  • CIPHE and Ideal Standard “Support for Apprenticeships and for CIPHE Members“ Event

    Ideal Standard, in partnership with the BMA, CIPHE and FIESTA is dedicating a proportion of their Apprenticeship Levy fund, which is in place to pay for apprenticeship training and upskilling of their own workforce to gift small plumbing UK businesses with financial support to sponsor their own accredited Plumbing Apprenticeships.
    Ideal Standard Logo

    Date Posted:4 Feb 2021

  • CIPHE Lockdown Advice

    Following the news of the latest lockdown, plumbing and heating engineers must continue to prioritise personal and public safety, says the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).

    Date Posted:7 Jan 2021

  • Benefits and Services Guide

    Membership Benefits & Services Guide now available Online

    Member Benefits and Services Guide

    Date Posted:20 Nov 2020

  • CIPHE hosts Water Efficiency into the Future Digital Event

    The CIPHE was pleased to host the Worshipful Company of Plumbers Autumn Lecture via Zoom on Thursday 28 October. The recording of the session can be viewed below:
    Worshipful Company Autumn Lecture

    Date Posted:16 Nov 2020

  • Screwfix Live

    CIPHE was delighted to be invited to contribute to the first ever digital ScrewfixLive in September this year where President, Mel Gumbs EngTech MCIPHE RP, was among the judges who selected the Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2020. Congratulations to Sean Matthews, a Caerphilly carpenter & joiner. 

    Screfix Live

    Date Posted:9 Oct 2020

  • Draft Proposal for Alternative Back Flow Prevention Arrangement for WC Suites.

    The CIPHE’s interest in backflow prevention pre-dates the Water Regulations and through our longstanding relationships with the BMA (Industrial Associate) and water companies (WaterSafe) we are pleased to bring your attention to this consultation.

    Date Posted:8 Oct 2020

  • National Engineering Policy Centre

    The CIPHE is one of 43 professional engineering organisations that makes up the National Engineering Policy Centre. Together we have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on engineering priorities that the UK Government  should prioritise in order to drive innovation and jobs.

    Date Posted:8 Oct 2020

  • Worshipful Company Autumn Lecture

    The CIPHE will host the Worshipful Company Autumn Lecture titled Water Efficiency into the Future from 18.00 until 19.15 on Wednesday 28th October 2020.

    Worshipful Company Autumn Lecture

    Date Posted:23 Sep 2020

  • Legionella risk assessing in domestic properties

    A new CIPHE Guide titled Legionella risk assessing in domestic properties is now available to order, priced at just £18 for members  

    Legionella risk assessing in domestic properties

    Date Posted:25 Aug 2020


    At the recent Installer #NetZeroFESTIVAL, the CIPHE were joined by leading experts to discuss the role of water efficiency in the race to decarbonisation, as well as holding a roundtable discussion looking at the government’s recent Low Temperature Heating Consultation.

    Date Posted:27 Jul 2020

  • Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water in Dwellings Qualification Consultation

    The Government is aiming to publish a Heat and Buildings Strategy later this year, which will set out the actions for reducing emissions from buildings.

    Low Carbon Installer Roadmap

    Date Posted:1 Jun 2020

  • Covid-19 Statement from CIPHE

    Following the latest advice from the UK Government, the CIPHE has implemented a working from home policy for its staff members.

    We are fortunate to be in a position by which we have systems in place meaning our team can continue to perform our roles whilst observing advice regarding social distancing. We understand that the professional lives of many of our members are such that they do not have this luxury and we offer our support. Plumbing and heating industry specific information is available from the CIPHE via our Coronavirus and the plumbing industry advice page.

    For consumer information please see Coronavirus advice for consumers.

    Our telephone system DDI’s are being updated to transfer all calls to phones that staff are now carrying with them. If you call and it is unanswered, please leave a message as each department group number will send an email to all staff in the team and they will respond to you as soon as is possible

    Membership:    01708 463116
    Technical Support: 01708 463117
    Executive:   01708 463118
    Accounts:    01708 463119

    In the short-term, it would help us to manage our communications with you if you contact us by email at either:

    General Enquiries:
    Membership Enquiries:

    CIPHE members benefit from
    free legal advice as a part of their membership. You can access the service on 01275 405 600. Please make sure you have your membership number available when you make the call. 

    Finally, we hope everybody is able to take care and stay safe.

    Date Posted:18 Mar 2020

  • Brexit Preparation Advice for the Plumbing and Heating Industry

    With support received from the Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the CIPHE has liaised with leading UK and international law firm, Penningtons, Manches, Cooper LLP to provide a series of advice videos, fact sheets and FAQs particularly relevant to the UK plumbing and heating industry on how best to prepare for Brexit whether there is a deal or a no deal departure.


    Date Posted:6 Jan 2020

  • Manifesto

    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has launched its manifesto, calling on the new parliament and new parliamentarians to understand the huge role the engineering community will play in the future success of the United Kingdom.

    CIPHE Manifesto

    Date Posted:11 Dec 2019

  • CIPHE incorporates IDHEE to safeguard the future of plumbing, heating and environmental engineers

    IDHEE Logo
    On Thursday 31st October 2019, the Institute of Domestic Heating & Environmental Engineers (IDHEE) will be incorporated with the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), in a move that will provide heightened professional and technical support to members throughout the plumbing and heating industry.

    Date Posted:31 Oct 2019

  • Building a Safer Future

    The next phase of implementation for the Hackitt review has arrived and there is a consultation phase running between 6th of June and 31st of July 2019.

    The consultation seeks views on proposals for a new system of building and fire safety, with a particular focus at this stage on fire and structural safety in England.

    The CIPHE is seeking the views of our members for inclusion in a response on behalf of the plumbing and heating industry.

    Date Posted:24 Jun 2019

  • Latest Vacancies at the CIPHE

    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) are seeking an Independent Trustee to join its Board of Trustees.

    Latest Vacancies

    Date Posted:14 Jun 2019

  • techtalk and smarttalk

    techtalk and smarttalk websites now live

    techtalk  smarttalk      Now Live

    Date Posted:27 Jun 2017

  • Change your appearance

    CIPHE new logo vehicle stickers are now available, along with a selection of other merchandise

    White Van Animation

    Date Posted:18 Apr 2017