Boilers & Hot Water

  • Installers must protect consumers and notify work, says OFTEC

    By Debbie Eales on October 27, 2015
    OFTEC is urging all installers to ensure their work is correctly notified as failing to do so could be a breach of their duty of care – and leave customers in hot water as a result. Most installers know it is a legal requirement under Building Regulations in England and Wales to inform the relevant local authority about the installation […]
  • NHS commissions low carbon biomass heating system with Rural Energy

    By Debbie Eales on March 17, 2015
    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has chosen biomass technology supplied by Rural Energy to heat its new £40m mental health facility ‘The Harbour’, in Blackpool. The new biomass boiler has helped The Harbour meet the high standards set by BREEAM to deliver a sustainable and low carbon building with a long lifespan. The Herz BioFire 600kW boiler will greatly reduce […]
  • Report shows “over a billion pounds of spend” in future district heating schemes

    By Debbie Eales on January 27, 2015
    The UK Government Energy Investment Report published recently by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), reveals that there will be “over a billion pounds of investment spend in UK heat networks over the next 10 years”, according to the Danish Trade Council energy advisor in the UK. “Danish businesses know that they are providing increasing amounts of district […]
  • J S Wright lands capital regeneration contracts worth £3.5 million

    By Debbie Eales on January 27, 2015
    Birmingham building services provider J S Wright is to power up two major community regeneration schemes that are being developed by Rydon at a cost of £60 million in London. The company will be helping to revamp almost 200 affordable homes within a low-rise estate in north London and a tower in West London after securing a total deal worth […]
  • Lochinvar opens multi-purpose training facility

    By Debbie Eales on January 14, 2015
    Boiler and water heater manufacturer Lochinvar has opened a multi-purpose training facility at its UK headquarters in Banbury, Oxfordshire. It has been designed to host pre- and post-sales training for contractors, specifiers and end users so broadening technical knowledge and product awareness across the commercial building services market. The facility houses seven Lochinvar products connected to gas and water supplies […]
  • Baxi Commercial wins again!

    By Debbie Eales on December 12, 2014
    Baxi Commercial has scooped a second award for its installation of mini-CHP with ground source heat pumps at Notre Dame Primary School in Glasgow, winning the Sustainable Project of the Year category in the HVR Awards 2014. The aim of the project was to get the best out of GSHP technology and combine it successfully with CHP. To achieve this, […]
  • Calke Abbey makes further investments in a greener future

    By Debbie Eales on December 8, 2014
    A popular National Trust property near Derby is continuing to up its green energy credentials, with low carbon-design catering and office facilities. The project at Calke Abbey has been managed by the team of sustainability engineers at design and project management company Lorien Engineering Solutions. Burton-based Lorien has a long-standing relationship with the once-stately home and country estate, now open […]
  • Norland Managed Services recognises Sabien’s ‘exceptional idea’

    By Debbie Eales on October 15, 2014
    Sabien Technology, the manufacturer and supplier of M2G boiler energy efficiency technology, has won an ‘Exceptional Idea’ award from Norland Managed Services. Sabien Technology was one of the selected award winners in Norland’s ‘The Exceptional Idea Competition’ for 2014. The award is given to suppliers of technologies that provide the best solutions to Norland’s domestic and international customers. Sabien won […]
  • EU decision on NOx emission levels applauded by OFTEC

    By Debbie Eales on September 24, 2014
    OFTEC, working closely with DECC, DEFRA and other EU Member State organisations, has secured a ‘major win’ for the oil heating industry over a new EU standard limiting Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emission levels from boilers. The revised standard, which in its earlier form would have had severe repercussions for UK boiler manufacturers, now gives them until 2022 to develop a […]
  • Supporting critical environmental control for the National Gallery

    By BSEE on August 20, 2014
    High efficiency boilers from Hoval are helping the National Gallery in London to reduce its energy consumption and carbon footprint, while maintaining a stable internal environment for the exhibits. The National Gallery opened in 1838, occupying a dominant position in Trafalgar Square at the centre of London. The original building has been extended several times since then and now houses […]