How do new ErP emission targets affect oil-fired boilers?

New ErP emission targets came into force in September, so installers must ensure the oil-fired boilers they install are compliant, explains Anna Wakefield – Marketing Manager for Grant UK. The next phase of the EU’s Energy-related Products Directive came into effect on 26 September this year. New legislation will set maximum nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission […]

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5 top tips for driving in icy conditions

With white frosty mornings also comes icy roads, so Richard Gladman from IAM RoadSmart has put together some advice on how to deal with driving and riding on ice – and keep Jack Frost at bay: Only drive if it is really necessary. In very bad weather it is better to stay in or take […]

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92% of sole traders have never employed an apprentice – New research shows why

A new survey from training specialist JTL has found 92% of sole traders have never employed an apprentice, and identified the issues that are stopping them from doing so. A lack of clarity on the benefits and an over-complicated application process have been identified as the key barriers to increasing the number of apprentices taken on […]

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5 ways installers can avoid paying premium fuel prices at the pumps

Motorists can save cash at the fuel pumps by taking advantage of five cost cutting pieces of advice aimed at Britain’s army of truck and van drivers. Here are the tips from to avoid paying premium prices at the pumps: 1 – Avoid motorway service stations at all costs Fuel tends to be 10 to […]

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ToolTalk review – The Baxi 600 Combi boiler

Expert Trades put the Baxi 600 Combi Boiler in the hands of professional engineers. Here’s what installers thought of the product: Baxi is proud to have been manufacturing in the UK since 1866. Their Energy Saving Trust Endorsed high efficiency boilers are straightforward to install, maintain and service, plus easy to use. Baxi is so […]

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