Commentary

Ten things the industry has learned in the past ten years

April 2015 marks the tenth anniversary of the legislation that made condensing boilers compulsory for new installations and boiler replacements....

World Plumbing Day #InstallerASK

To celebrate World Plumbing Day on 11 March, Installer (@installermag) held a live Twitter Q and A with WaterSafe (@WatersafeUK)...

Why are heating controls so important? #InstallerASK

On 6 March we held a live Twitter Q&A with Ideal Boilers (@Ideal_heating) about the importance heating controls. Installers and industry...

Homeowners put booze, beauty and breaks away before basic safety essentials

As the economy still continues to recover, new research shows that Britain’s enduringly hard-up homeowners are choosing to spend what...

Is RHI a good thing for small commercial biomass?

Can small biomass degression have a positive impact? Finian Parrick looks at how the reduction of the RHI tariff could...

How technology has changed the job market

Franco Miceli, Franchise Operations Director at HomeServe Alliance, looks at how technology is impacting the heating industry: I often hear...

Should CO alarms be mandatory? Installers have their say

The Government is being urged to make CO alarms mandatory, in a bid to save lives.  The campaign, spearheaded by...

What is a brownout and is one coming?

Blackouts in the UK are pretty rare, but we keep hearing the term ‘brownout’ being banded around amid warnings that...

Action needed to stop preventable electrical accidents

Chris Bielby MBE, Chairman of the Electrical Safety Roundtable, calls for decisive action to stop preventable electrical accidents in the home...

What does 2015 hold for the boiler industry?

Neil Mattock, Marketing Director at Vokèra, looks at the key issues that will affect the boiler industry during 2015. One...