Heating

IR35 and self-employment – What installers need to know

John Thompson, CEO of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) discusses what IR35 means for plumbing and heating contractors: In a recent court case it was ruled that Uber drivers are indeed workers, and not independent contractors as argued by Uber under IR35. So what is IR35, exactly, and why is it important […]

Read More

Company fined £150,000 following fatal gas explosion

An asbestos removal contractor has been fined £150,000 after a worker was fatally injured and another worker seriously injured in a gas explosion. Hamilton Sheriff’s Court heard how on 5 October 2017, workers were removing a boiler and pipework, and overspraying walls to remove asbestos residue, at the former Pastoral Centre in Bonkle Road, Newmains […]

Read More

Aluminium vs stainless steel heat exchangers – What installers need to know

Alister Maclachlan, Product Director at Vokèra by Riello, debates the key differences between aluminium and stainless steel heat exchangers when it comes to high efficiency condensing boilers. The heat exchanger plays a critical role in a modern residential or commercial boiler. To coin a well-known phrase, it does exactly what it says on the tin, […]

Read More

Demand for heat pumps rises 28% in 2021 – says new research

The demand for heat pumps has risen by 28% in 2021, according to new research from Rated People. Adrienne Minster, CEO of Rated People, takes a look at the technology: This year’s Home Improvement Trends Report has found that 57% of homeowners want to be more eco-friendly. A heat pump is a device that gathers […]

Read More

VDI 2035 Water Treatment for Heating Systems – What Installers need to know:

How to clean a heating system, and how to prevent corrosion and sludge (magnetite) from forming in radiators are common challenges for heating and plumbing engineers. In Germany, the VDI 2035 directive sets out the technical standards that the water in heating systems needs to adhere to. Magnetic, a German company, is bringing demineralisation technology […]

Read More

Form not found, form id :279