Heating

‘Pay’, ‘workwear’ and ‘respect’ are key themes from WIT 2022

The Women Installers Together (WIT) event returned to London on 6 July 2022, giving tradeswomen a rare opportunity to meet and talk with their peers. Installer’s Joe Sharpe shares his key takeaways: It was great to be back in person at Women Installer Together, after a brief hiatus due to the pandemic. WIT is the […]

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How to become a heat pump installer with HPIN

The Heat Pump Installer Network – HPIN – is the largest network of approved heat pump installers in the UK. The government has set plans to hit 600,000 heat pump installs every year by 2028, that’s an increase of 12000% on last year’s numbers. There are currently just 1,900 heat pump installers in the UK, […]

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Opinion: Paper vs app for boiler documents

In his latest column for Installer, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs takes a look at the Benchmark apps compared to their paper counterparts: Recently I’ve seen that we engineers have the ability to now record our installs and service records for the homeowner, and ourselves, digitally, via an app, instead of in the back of the […]

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“We need to mandate hydrogen-ready boilers now” says IGEM

The Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) has urged the UK government to commit to hydrogen-ready boilers in the wake of a report from the Climate Change Committee (CCC) which criticises the government’s progress in reducing emissions. The CCC report highlights “major failures” in the government’s delivery programmes and says that the current policy […]

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Will new Part L regs ensure boilers with cylinders will condense?

Kimbo Betty  – Owner of Heating Acadedemy Northampton – looks at what the new Part L regulations mean for low-temperature heating for cylinder systems. The recent InstallerSHOW was very well attended by both exhibitors and visitors, and coincided with a long overdue uplift in Part L building regulations. But despite all the claims of saving […]

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