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Solar thermal – What installers need to know

In his new series of articles for Installer, Nathan James Van Gambling, host of the award-winning BetaTalk podcast, continues to look at the role solar thermal could play for UK homes. In our last article, we talked about how the water temperature in our radiators should constantly change. If it’s cold outside, heat will leave through the […]

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KNIPEX launches the TubiX® XL Pipe Cutter

Pliers’ specialist KNIPEX has launched the TubiX® XL Pipe Cutter (90 31 03 BK), big brother to its TubiX® pipe cutter (90 31 02 SB) it successfully launched in 2020. Precise and quick, the TubiX® XL cuts pipes from 6 to 76 mm (1/4” to 3”) and a wall thickness up to 2 mm and […]

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Water efficiency can no longer be ignored

With almost half of European Union land currently under a drought warning or a more severe “alert” level, water efficiency can no longer be ignored, says UWLA MD Yvonne Orgill. “Our water efficiency message has never been more critical,” says Yvonne. “This week the European Commission confirmed that the continued drought is hampering agriculture, energy […]

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HSE reminds public about importance of gas safety checks following high-profile gas incidents

​Recent domestic gas incidents have attracted significant media coverage but the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is reassuring people they need to be careful but not unduly concerned. ​ This comes after events in Kingstanding where a gas explosion destroyed a house in the Birmingham neighbourhood in June. Tragically a woman died and a man […]

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