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Industry News Archive

  • Emmeti New Product News Release - EWC-4 Wiring Centre

    It’s the small things that matter
    Emmeti are pleased to introduce the new EWC-4, 4 channel wiring centre into their zone controls range.

    Date Posted:25 Nov 2016

  • Vacancy - Multi Skilled Gas Plumber

    Vacancies at Plymouth Community Homes:
    Multi Skilled Gas Safe Plumber x2
    Job Reference : GAM-00149
    Location : Plymouth
    Closing Date : 07/11/2016
    Salary : £27,521 per annum
    Employment Type : Permanent
    Hours Per week : 37

    Date Posted:2 Nov 2016

  • Sanha launched a new product!

    SANHA the European manufacturer of quality press fittings have launched a new member of their End feed range, called SANHA RefHP.

    Date Posted:27 Oct 2016

  • Protecting us from rogue pump imports

    Peter Reynolds, Managing Director of Grundfos Pumps Ltd and President of the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) says it is incumbent upon us all to ensure the provenance of any pump systems that we specify or buy.

    Date Posted:27 Oct 2016

  • Underfloor heating hits the heat sweet spot

    Installers are very aware of the benefits of water-based underfloor heating (UFH) over electric systems or traditional radiators. Cheaper to run, better at distributing heat and offering complete design freedom, water-based UFH has been the heating solution of choice for over the past 15 years.

    Date Posted:27 Oct 2016

  • ErP One Year On

    Mike Foster, CEO at Energy Utilities Alliance (EUA) says that the UK may well have voted to leave the EU but as Andrew Keating, Chair of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) describes in this article, the EU is still having an impact in people’s homes; protecting the consumer and working for the environment.

    Date Posted:27 Oct 2016

  • Airborne Elite!

    Low flying shower
    Mira showers is claiming what might be Britain’s remotest hot shower installation in the far highlands of Scotland.

    Date Posted:27 Oct 2016

  • Cowboy plumbers charged £5,000 to unblock toilet

    Two plumbers turned up at the resident’s home near Rugby, and charged a rate of £672 per hour + VAT to unblock the toilet. They returned the following day to do non-emergency work on a soil pipe at the property where an emergency rate was again charged.

    Date Posted:27 Oct 2016

  • Rinnai takes major sports sponsorship with rugby super league team widnes vikings

    Rinnai, the UK’s leading manufacturing supplier of hot water heating systems, is sponsoring one of the biggest names and contenders in rugby league - Widnes Vikings.

    Date Posted:27 Oct 2016

  • Pipe Center and Climate Center strengthens leadership team in London and South East

    Pipe Center and Climate Center has completed a brace of senior appointments within its London and South East team.

    Date Posted:27 Oct 2016


    Bosch Commercial and Industrial has launched a promotion designed to reward heating engineers who install and register a GB162 boiler.

    Date Posted:27 Oct 2016

  • ADEY golf day aids charity

    ADEY Professional Heating Solutions’ annual Northern Golf Day at the Breadsall Priory club in Derby was a huge success raising more than £3,000 for first aid training charity, Millie’s Trust.

    Date Posted:27 Oct 2016


    Fernox, the global water treatment manufacturer has appointed Mike Skivington as Regional Sales Manager for the South East. In his new role Mike will oversee three regional sales teams and will continue to develop the strong, collaborative relationships Fernox is proud to maintain with its customers.

    Date Posted:6 Oct 2016

  • Outstanding leadership at ADEY

    Pioneering Cheltenham-based manufacturer, ADEY Professional Heating Systems is celebrating the achievements of Kelvin Stevens and his work as both Managing Director and Chairman of the company, after he received the award for Outstanding Leadership at the Cotswold Engineering, Manufacturing, Innovation (EMI) Awards.

    Date Posted:6 Oct 2016

  • This eco project proves that even in the city you can have your own green haven.

    Architect Jason Harris was looking for a renewable heating system to complement an innovative eco home he was building in East London. Land area was restricted due to the urban nature of the site, but thanks to a unique borehole drilling method used by Ground Sun, a Kensa ground source heat pump was successfully installed.

    Date Posted:6 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:6 Oct 2016

  • CIPHE extends ADEY Training Centre accreditation

    Europe’s largest water treatment manufacturer serving the domestic and commercial heating sector has received the latest Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) accreditation for its Training and Conference Centre.

    Date Posted:6 Oct 2016

  • Smoke alarm technology evolves

    Martyn Walley, National Technical Manager at Aico Ltd, explains the potential impact of the latest development in smoke alarm technology – data extraction.

    Date Posted:6 Oct 2016

  • Skill up and stand out

    Heating and plumbing engineers, apprentices and students can now train with Sentinel.
    The water treatment specialist has created a series of online courses and training packs to help established and budding engineers, deliver best practice water treatment solutions. ‘Trainees’ will get a chance to turn their theory into best practice by registering to receive a free pack of Sentinel’s water treatment products worth over £50, which will enable them to clean, protect, and maintain a system.

    Date Posted:6 Oct 2016

  • Even in the city you can have your own green haven.

    This eco project proves that even in the city you can have your own green haven.
    Architect Jason Harris was looking for a renewable heating system to complement an innovative eco home he was building in East London. Land area was restricted due to the urban nature of the site, but thanks to a unique borehole drilling method used by Ground Sun, a Kensa ground source heat pump was successfully installed.

    Date Posted:6 Oct 2016

  • The Construction Products Directive

    Richard Hurst FCIPHE, IEng, IMarEng, MIMarEST provides an insight into CE Marking and how this should improve the fittings that engineers install.
    During the late 80s the European Union introduced the “Construction Products Directive (the CPD)1, which was designed to improve the safety of building products and building design.
    The intention of this legi

    Date Posted:6 Oct 2016

  • Water quality in communal heating systems

    With a wealth of experience supplying heat interface units to communal and district heating systems, Giacomini UK is able to offer dedicated technical assistance and advice on how to achieve the best results.
    In this article Giacomini UK’s technical support manager, Helen Gibbons, discusses the importance of water quality in communal heating systems.

    Date Posted:6 Oct 2016



    As part of its 150th anniversary celebrations, leading UK boiler manufacturer Baxi has already smashed its £150,000 fundraising target for its national charity partner Marie Curie.

    Date Posted:6 Oct 2016

  • DIY SOS moves Moduleo

    Luxury Vinyl flooring manufacturer, Moduleo, has supported DIY SOS for a third time, to help remodel the family home of a young boy with cerebral palsy.
    The programme, which aired at 8pm on Thursday 29th September on BBC One, showed the Verdon Oak flooring from Moduleo’s Transform collection chosen for Isaac Smith’s family home, in Derby.

    Date Posted:6 Oct 2016

  • SIG Air Handling is growing in size, product offering and expertise

    What began life in 2001 as Ouest Ventil in France, has now expanded to become SIG Air Handling with over a hundred subsidiaries all over Europe. This expert in heating, ventilation and airconditioning (HVAC) supports customers and partners with professional advice and specialised systems. Recently, SIG Air Handling has also been developing and distributing products under its own CAIROX brand. In addition, this socially responsible company aims to provide healthy indoor air in cooperation with European organisations like EVIA and EFA.

    Date Posted:6 Oct 2016


    Wilo UK managing director Gary Mannus, who has been managing director in the UK since 2009, has been appointed President Region Americas by the Dortmund-based global pump and pumping system manufacturer. He will retain the role of Group Senior Director Sales Area UK/Ireland until 31st December this year. He has overseen the impressive growth of Wilo in the UK in recent years. 

    Date Posted:6 Oct 2016

  • Faster, cheaper and lighter: Sentinel JetFlush Rapid® cleans up

    Boiler-manufacturer endorsed water treatment specialist, Sentinel, has introduced a new powerflushing machine, the JetFlush Rapid®, to its comprehensive range of high quality products. Meeting increasing demand for a high performance, easy to operate, and ergonomically designed powerflushing machine, the JetFlush Rapid boasts a range of innovative features that help installers to save time and hassle on the job, while improving heating system efficiency, minimising the risk of boiler failure, and preparing systems for protective inhibitor.

    Date Posted:6 Oct 2016


    Polypipe Ventilation is pleased to announce its Silavent HRX-aQ Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) appliance has been shortlisted for the 2016 Build It Awards, in the Best Sustainable Technology or Product category.

    Date Posted:6 Oct 2016

  • 30 Second System Dosing?

    - Sentinel launches market’s most innovative aerosol dosing can - Dosing heating systems with Sentinel’s award-winning and boiler-manufacturer endorsed water treatment chemicals just got even easier and faster thanks to the company’s new Rapid-Dose™ aerosol. Already being hailed as the most innovative aerosol product to enter the market, the new, smaller Rapid-Dose features a unique pre-assembled adapter and ‘twist and dose’ mechanism (there’s no need to depress a lever or trigger) that allows easy hands-free dosing of a system in just 30 seconds. This makes it ideal for everyday jobs in addition to service, emergency, pre-dose and social housing applications where time is of the essence.

    Date Posted:6 Oct 2016

  • WPC 2016

    Plumbing is not 'one's' everyday topic of discussion but without it we would all be in a spot of smelly stuff and without water. Qualified plumbers are highly trained tradespeople, immensely proud of their trade and work to the highest standard in providing water, removal of waste and contributing to the saving of water in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

    Date Posted:25 Aug 2016

  • Polypipe achieves

    For the third year, Polypipe Ventilation is pleased to announce its win in the Housebuilder Product Awards Best Services Product category; this time for its Domus Green Line, High Efficiency rigid duct bends.
    The company won the award

    Date Posted:18 Aug 2016

  • Harvests the rain

    Ninety one brand new, true zero-carbon homes in Bicester, Oxfordshire, have been fitted with complete rainwater harvesting and stormwater management systems from Graf UK – helping them achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level Five standards and minimise flood risk.

    Date Posted:18 Aug 2016

  • New Alliance

    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:18 Aug 2016

  • Electricity Safety

    Life can be lost within seconds or terrible life-changing burns inflicted, if you come into contact with electricity. Either way, back at home your family are left feeling devastated and all because you were in a hurry, got distracted or didn’t bother. Or did you just zone out or plain forget?

    Date Posted:18 Aug 2016

  • 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:18 Aug 2016

  • Polypipe achieves...

    Polypipe Ventilation Achieves Hat Trick Success at Coveted Product Awards

    Date Posted:12 Jul 2016

  • Bosch Extends CHP

    Bosch Commercial and Industrial has extended its market leading Combined Heat and Power (CHP) offering to include modules ranging from 600kWe – 2MWe.

    Date Posted:12 Jul 2016

  • Time for a Check Up

    Richard Soper, CIPHE Director of International Development, explains why he believes homeowners should be encouraged to book an annual MOT-style service for their property with a view to carrying out basic safety checks and maximising operating efficiency.

    Date Posted:12 Jul 2016

  • Scalding Prevention

    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:12 Jul 2016

  • Installers Offered Greater Choice

    Installers offered greater choice as Fernox extends scale reducers range.
    Leading manufacturer Fernox has extended its range of quality, WRAS approved Scale Reducers.

    Date Posted:12 Jul 2016

  • AKW well above par with over £10k Golf Day

    Droitwich based AKW well above par with over £10k Golf Day Fundraising for St Richard’s Hospice

    Date Posted:12 Jul 2016

  • Bosch Director Appointed

    Shaun Mansbridge, Business Development Director at Bosch Commercial and Industrial has been appointed to the board of ICOM – the UK non-domestic heating sector’s trade association.

    Date Posted:12 Jul 2016

  • ADEY sponsors record-breaking Pro-Am

    A Pro-Am golf tournament sponsored by Cheltenham-based water treatment manufacturer, ADEY Professional Heating Solutions, saw a record number of competitors take part.

    Date Posted:12 Jul 2016

  • Spread the Word

    Consumers need the confidence to question their installer’s credentials and the industry must help, says Roger Webb, Director of External Affairs at the CIPHE.

    Date Posted:12 Jul 2016

  • A Common Cause

    A Common Cause

    Working together to promote professionalism in the plumbing and heating industry is in everyone’s best interests if we are to secure the long-term future of the sector, says Paul Massey, Chairman of the CIPHE’s Industrial Associates Development Group.

    Date Posted:12 Jul 2016

  • Fernox is at the heart of it

    When a customer’s central heating system was experiencing difficulties – the only solution was to replace the existing boiler. As part of a system overhaul Allen Hart, from CCH Leeds, utilised a Fernox Water Test Kit and a range of Fernox chemical water treatments. The products helped the company to comply with Part L of the Building Regulations and with the addition of a Fernox TF1 Total Filter – protect and extend the life of the boiler.

    Date Posted:29 Jun 2016