Installer Focus

4 ways to steer your business through a period of uncertainty

Steering a business through a period of uncertainty is undoubtedly tough. Spencer Clark, Commercial Director at Vaillant, outlines how manufacturers can offer support to installers through unprecedented times. Check in remotely Heating engineers are well versed in looking after their communities – particularly elderly and vulnerable customers. Even if you can’t physically be at the […]

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Coronavirus and the plumbing and heating industry

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now officially been declared as a pandemic and on 13 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Europe as its new epicentre. The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is giving this advice to its members, and the wider plumbing and heating community: The UK Government advice has moved […]

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Brits want to own smart thermostats in 2020 – says new report.

A new survey has revealed the smart home products that homeowners want to own in 2020. Sellhousefast.uk surveyed 1,462 UK households  and found that a smart thermostat (71%) is the technology of choice for tech-savvy Brits. Thereafter, 66% want to fit a smart doorbell in 2020. It also seems home security is a high priority for […]

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Ban on fossil fuel heating to impact new homes from 2025

With climate change now a major crisis and coinciding with the release of the CCC (Climate Change Committee) report last year, underfloor heating expert Wunda Group is raising awareness about what the standard means and how its over floor heating solution can help homes comply: Last year the Government announced that it had introduced a […]

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Is BOXT a distruptor? Are online boiler sales an opportunity for installers? Jo Alsop takes a look

Online boiler sales are a concern for installers but The Heating Hub’s Jo Alsop argues that while installers need to respond to the challenge, skills remain their trump card. According to Andy Kerr, co-founder of BOXT, “Home installation is ripe for disruption and we want BOXT to be the first choice for customers who want […]

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