Technical Articles

It’s time to tackle heat loss – says Rob Berridge of Heat Engineer Software

The energy-efficiency of UK homes is one of the hottest topics in the industry today. Installer spoke to Rob Berridge,...

British Standard BS 5839-6:2019 – What’s changed?

The BSI’s recent update of the domestic fire detection and alarm system standard, specifically Part 6 of BS 5839, outlines...

The benefits of fittings with a ‘leak before press’ indicator

When testing the pipework connections on an HVAC system it is essential it is done at the right pressure to...

Revealed: The best (and worst) areas for energy efficiency in England and Wales

Revealed: The best (and worst) areas for energy efficiency within homes in England and Wales Everest study analyses 15,623,536 home...

Why TRVs should be fitted horizontally at the top of the radiator

In the UK thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) are invariably installed vertically at the bottom of the radiator. But Bjorn Sejr...

Installer Review – the Navien Condensing NCB combi boiler

Andrew Tyler from Crawley Gas Engineer gives his opinions on the new Navien Condensing NCB combi boiler: KyungDong Navien (KD...

Should the Government ban gas boilers in new-build homes by 2025?

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has called for a controversial ban on gas hobs and boilers in new-build homes by...

PipeSnug – 3 steps to making good

Installer takes a look at PipeSnug, the product which ensures making good around pipes has never been easier. Making good...

How condensing continuous flow water heaters are a good low NOx option for off-grid homes

For specifiers and installers, helping an off-grid user select a low NOx energy efficient water heater is critical. Chris Goggin...

6 tips to avoid frozen condensate during a winter freeze

John Smith, National Service Manager UK at Vokèra by Riello, offers advice on keeping condensing boilers running reliably and efficiently...