Technical Articles

Advice on boreholes and ground array alternatives on space-restricted sites

Installing a ground source heat pump on a site with limited land area brings its own particular challenges. Guy Cashmore...

Why we should be more like Europe, when it comes to deaeration

In Europe, the practice of deaeration is well-established as a way of treating system water, but it still remains relatively...

Why cold start technology has big potential for boiler applications

Jeff Williams – UK Category Manager at Armitage Shanks and Ideal Standard – explains what cold start technology has to...

The benefits of combining complementary heating solutions

An efficient heating system should be tailored to suit every application. Andrew Lowery – Project Manager at Myson UK –...

What installers need to know about “backflow flooding”

With more and more properties at risk of potentially-damaging sewage backflow, Phil Windus – Market Manager for ACO’s Building &...

What installers need to know about “Zombie Gas Fires”

The retro label scheme for boilers is now in full swing but boilers are not the only appliance with technology...

4 ways to improve poor water supply

As many homeowners look to develop and improve their properties, the demand on the mains supply becomes greater, requiring the...

4 top tips for getting the most out of retrofit UFH projects

With more homeowners opting to improve rather than move, coupled with the desirability of underfloor heating and the benefits it...

Dispelling the myths about improving water flow in domestic properties with a combi boiler system

In order to help installers better meet the needs of their customers, Gareth Richards – Technical Director at Salamander Pumps...

Are dangerous plumbing and gas qualifications putting the public at risk?

“Alarming” new research has come to light showing a lack of consistency in standards of gas training. Here, Dr Simon Reddy...