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5 ways to improve van security

Theft from vans can be a very expensive problem for British tradesman and women. The motoring experts at LeaseVan.co.uk have compiled a short, concise list of some of the easiest and most affordable ways van owners can improve their vehicles’ security and deter thieves. From removing all valuables at the end of each day to parking […]

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HHIC launches consumer guide to boiler servicing

The Heating and Hot Water industry council (HHIC), in conjunction with the wider industry, has produced a first-of-its-kind consumer guide, detailing what they can expect when having their gas boiler serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer. The guide to gas boiler servicing lays out agreed industry best-practice for boiler servicing – and aims to […]

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4 things installers can do to avoid call backs on RF controls

With installers more frequently being asked by their customers about smart technology, such as Radio Frequency (RF) controls. Martyn Bridges, Director of Marketing and Technical Support at Worcester, Bosch Group looks at what should be considered during installation to avoid call backs: The “smart home”is well and truly here, and RF controls have become increasingly […]

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What impact will the HMRC's CEST (Check Employment Status for Tax) tool have on the heating and plumbing industry?

HMRC has recently introduced a new online employment status indicator tool for plumbing and other construction companies who engage, and make payments to, sub-contractors on a self-employed basis. Firms across the country have received letters signposting them to check the employment status of sub-contractors using its CEST (Check Employment Status for Tax) tool. CEST claims […]

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How flue gas heat recovery systems could play a key role in the new Boiler Plus regulations

The introduction of the new ‘Boiler Plus’ legislation will see a rise in the demand for energy saving measures. Sean Keleher – National Technical Manager at ATAG Heating Technology – outlines the benefits of one that is already on the market and relatively well established. When the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) […]

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