Technical Articles

A look at the latest home automation trends

With smart home technology a key talking point for the heating and plumbing industry, Rhian Bartlett – Trading Director at...

6 reasons why stainless steel heat exchangers are the best for modern boilers

There are many parts to a condensing gas boiler, yet one of the most essential in terms of energy efficiency...

How zoning is accessible for all homeowners – regardless of budget or property size

David Kempster – Product Manager for Drayton –  talks about zoning and how installers should be highlighting how it is now...

The facts about R32 refrigerant – 5 things installers need to know

Daikin has recently released its Altherma 3 heat pump – making it the first manufacturer in the world to use...

Top 5 electric shower FAQs

Mira Showers has answered the top 5 most frequently asked questions from installers about fitting electric showers:  5 – Should...

Why auto-balancing is the answer to underfloor heating problems

Dean Jepson – European Managing Director at Salus Controls – explains why auto-balancing is the answer to underfloor heating problems;...

It’s time to dish the dirt on the consequences of neglecting system water treatment – say Worcester Bosch

Thousands of boiler breakdowns could be prevented each year if more water treatment measures were specified at the point of...

How will politics affect UK energy bills in 2018?

With energy bills getting more and more expensive as a result, the question on many lips is how the ongoing...

Why there’s a growing trend for bringing back the fireplace

Gas fires are experiencing a revival, with many homeowners keen to revert back to the halcyon days of the hearth,...

Are you WRAS approved? Why it benefits plumbers to understand the role of Water Regulations

Julie Spinks – Managing Director of WRAS –  explains the confusion that exists around WRAS Approval for plumbers – and why...