Posts by: jsharpe

5 ladder hacks installers need to know

With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to find the best ladder for the job. It may not appear that the type of work at height equipment you use is particularly important and that any ladder would do, but this is not always the case. Ladders are a common everyday tool, […]

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Construction industry set for growth despite potential supply issues

The Construction Products Association (CPA) forecasts that output in the industry will grow by a robust 4.3% in 2022, slowing to 2.5% in 2023 compared to the 13.3% seen in 2021. This demonstrates the remarkable resilience of the sector to the initial Covid-19 lockdown and the end of the Brexit transition period in 2020. Housebuilding, […]

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Yorkshire plumber invents Vanguardian – A solution to deter van thieves

A Yorkshire plumber has invented Vanguardian – a patented solution to deter van thieves and protect the van and its cargo. Michael Horsfall’s invention, Vanguardian, is a zonal based alarm system designed to stop theft before it even starts.The heating engineer from Leeds spent more than two years developing the flexible, multi-point alarm system to […]

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Q&A with Ian Rippin – CEO of MCS

Installer spoke to Ian Rippin – CEO of the MCS – about what’s in store for the heating, plumbing and renewables industries in 2022: Q. What, in your opinion, is the biggest challenge the sector faces in 2022? Ian: There are quite a number of challenges to consider but in the short-term, the supply chain will […]

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ASCP launches UK social housing Manifesto

The Association of Safety and Compliance Professionals (ASCP) has launched its Manifesto: Building a Safer Tomorrow, Today: ASCP’s Vision for UK Social Housing. The Manifesto is the fulfilment of ASCP’s pledge made during the first National Social Housing Safety and Compliance Week in June 2021. During its inaugural year, the campaign saw more than six […]

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