Heating

Boiler Plus and hydronic balancing – What installers need to know

Following the recent publication of the Government’s initial policy review of Boiler Plus, Gareth Ash, Marketing Manager at Danfoss, examines the possible extension of these standards to include mandatory hydronic balancing, also known as hydraulic or system balancing. Introduced in April 2018, Boiler Plus raised standards for heating systems as part of Government policies to […]

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Gas Safety Week: Baxi’s Seven Top Tips for Educating Customers

Following a year of disruption for the plumbing and heating sector, it is now more important than ever that industry professionals are doing their bit to ensure gas safety is still considered first and foremost in UK homes. Chris Riley, National Operations Manager at Baxi, gives his top advice for installers to educate their customers, […]

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Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme spent £50.5million in admin costs

A report by the National Audit Office has highlighted the failings of the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme, including the lack of interaction with installers. Should all current applications be processed, the scheme will have upgraded an expected 47,500 homes, at a cost to the taxpayer of about £314 million. Of this, £50.5 million is […]

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Fire and Rehire – What installers need to know

“Fire and Rehire” made headlines in the heating and plumbing industry after British Gas deployed the strategy with some of its engineers in April 2021. Tina Chander – Head of Employment Law at Midlands law firm, Wright Hassall – looks at what installers need to know: “Fire and Rehire” is an employment tactic utilised by […]

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The UK’s first Hydrogen Homes – What installers need to know

Installer was invited by Worcester Bosch to see its 100% hydrogen prototype boiler in action, at the UK’s first Hydrogen Home. Here are the key things that installers need to know: The Hydrogen Homes were opened on 15 July, which showcase how houses with appliances fuelled entirely by hydrogen would work. The two semi-detached homes […]

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