Technical Articles

Underfloor heating plays important role in low carbon heating and new builds

David Roberts, Managing Director of Nu-Heat, gives his view on the decarbonisation of heat in buildings and how underfloor heating...

How soil and wastage drainage systems play a key role in preventing fire from spreading through pipework

With 2019 alone seeing five serious incidents of fire in multiple occupancy residences, REHAU is advising that contractors consider fire...

Why it’s vital to test fittings on an HVAC system at the correct pressure

When testing the fittings on an HVAC system, it is vitally important it is done at the correct pressure to...

4 top tips for starting your own plumbing or heating business

Grant Barnfather – Team Manager at NICEIC and ELECSA Insurance Services – looks at why there’s never been a better...

Water hardness critical to water cylinder specification – says industry expert

Although many electric water heating products and cylinders use sacrificial anodes on steel-glass-lined and low-grade stainless-steel tanks, Alan Clarke, Technical...

3 ways installers can keep heating systems clean and protected during the winter season

When the weather gets colder, installers need to be extra vigilant when it comes to central heating system maintenance –...

What are Acoustic Couplers and how can they tackle noisy soil stacks? Osma’s drainage genius gives his views

We’ve once again caught up with Tim Wootton, Osma’s technical services manager, to answer your drainage questions. This time, he’s...

George Kerr test drives the Danfoss Link heating control system

A long-standing Danfoss installer, George Kerr of GDK Plumbing & Heating in Inverness, gives his thoughts on the Link system:...

How to specify for sustainable showering

Paul McGuire, Associate Channel Manager at Mira Showers, explains the importance of specifying products correctly when it comes to meeting...

3 myths busted about carbon monoxide safety

Although practising carbon monoxide (CO) safety may seem obvious to experienced installers, it’s vital to bear in mind that the...