Author archive for Sarah

  • Electricians face double whammy of late payments and rising costs   

    By Sarah on September 18, 2018
    Construction-related companies across Scotland are being hit by a double whammy of rising costs and late payment, according to an influential new business survey which tracks quarterly activity and trends. On the issue of payment, respondents to the survey confirmed that just under half of all payments from public sector bodies were made within 30 days. But by contrast, only 30% […]
  • ICOM launches guide to water treatment for commercial DHW

    By Sarah on September 18, 2018
    ‘Water Quality Consideration of Domestic Hot Water Systems for Commercial Applications’, is the latest water treatment guide published by the Industrial and Commercial Energy Association (ICOM). It has been produced in response to industry concerns about the lack of clear guidance on aspects of water quality in these systems that impact their performance and longevity. ICOM Director Ross Anderson explained: […]
  • Fire door safety ignored despite Grenfell tragedy

    By Sarah on September 18, 2018
    Despite the shocking tragedy of the Grenfell fire in London last summer, an online poll has revealed that 50% of tradespeople don’t feel confident in advising customers on fire door safety. Despite extensive media coverage about the dangers of inadequate fire protection in offices and homes since the disaster, less than 20% of tradespeople polled have seen an increase in demand […]
  • Vent-Axia shortlisted in Building Awards 2018 with Floating Home Project

    By Sarah on September 12, 2018
    Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is delighted to announce that the Floating Home project has been shortlisted in the Building Awards 2018. The project, which utilised the revolutionary Lo-Carbon Sentinel Kinetic BH Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR), is a finalist in the ‘Small Project of Year (up to £5m)’ category of these prestigious awards. The Building Awards are the industry’s […]
  • New guidance helps clarify use of domestic air admittance valves

    By Sarah on September 11, 2018
    The BPF Pipes Group has just launched new guidance on domestic air admittance valves (AAV) for those working within the plumbing sector in the UK. The document provides clear advice on how to position air admittance valves correctly, as well as highlighting the different regulations currently in place across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Air admittance valves are used […]
  • AMP Celebrates First Anniversary with Panasonic

    By Sarah on September 6, 2018
    This month (September) sees AMP Air Conditioning celebrate its first anniversary following the company’s acquisition by the Panasonic Corporation in September 2017. Since the acquisition, AMP has more than doubled sales of Panasonic’s air conditioning products in the UK and this trend is increasing daily. Polly McConachie, director of AMP comments “Our success has been driven by our team’s strong customer relationships […]
  • Pepper steps down as Lochinvar MD

    By Sarah on September 4, 2018
    David Pepper has moved from managing director to business development manager at boiler, water heater and heat pump company Lochinvar. Eelco van Driel has taken up the role of general manager of Lochinvar Ltd., and Liam Elmore has been promoted to sales director. Mr Pepper, who was Lochinvar md for 20 years, moved to his new part-time role in July […]
  • Builder fined following NAPIT’s intervention

    By Sarah on September 3, 2018
    NAPIT has called for more prosecutions to be brought against electrical work which does not comply with Part P of the Building Regulations, after playing a key role in a conviction in South Gloucestershire by conducting a full Electrical Compliance Inspection. David Appleton was fined a total of over £8,000 at Bristol Magistrates’ Court after substandard electrical work was found […]
  • Celebrating the engineer’s building performance achievements

    By Sarah on August 31, 2018
    Entries are being sought for the Building Performance Engineer of the Year category in the 2019 CIBSE Building Performance Awards. The new Engineer of the Year category was created to recognise and reward the important work done by practicing building services engineers and their contribution to the performance of the built environment.  It celebrates individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to engineering in […]
  • Engineering role models inspire future talent

    By Sarah on August 31, 2018
    Talented people working in building engineering are to be recognised as part of a campaign to encourage others to follow a career in construction. Launched in March 2018, UK Construction Week (UKCW) established its Role Models campaign, with help from the Construction Youth Trust, to inspire others and raise awareness of the breadth of roles available in the construction industry. The winner will be […]