Technical Articles

How to increase water supply pressure for buildings

The water supply pressure is generally adequate or better across the UK. Inevitably, though, there are some places where the...

SE and U duct flue systems – what installers need to know

Shared flue/chimney systems have been used for many years in multi-storey buildings. Mike Heads looks at both the SE and...

What are the British Standards for recirculating systems

In buildings demanding a steady supply of hot water, recirculating systems (or ring mains) are incredibly popular – not least...

Fan convectors are an underused alternative to rads and UFH

The increased popularity of air source heat pumps has raised issues concerning the best emitters with which to integrate them....

What installers need to know about designing flue systems

Flexible flue options are essential for many non-domestic applications, particularly those with little or no choice regarding boiler siting. Andrew...

Showering is big business for installers

With the economy on the up and the work books getting busier, Helen Smallridge explains why it’s more important than...

10 tips for installing wood burners

As wood burners become increasingly popular with homeowners for both style and function reasons, David Ebbs offers some top tips...

What installers need to know about changes to the commercial catering sector

Working in commercial catering environments brings its own set of challenges. Mike Heads looks at the changes that have occurred...

How to make sure storage cisterns are installed correctly

Incorrectly installed storage cisterns can cause serious problems for businesses and residents alike. Dr Steve Tuckwell highlights common problems and...

The air source heat pumps industry is growing

At the launch of Mitsubishi Electric’s fifth generation of Ecodan air source heat pumps in Scotland late last year, John Kellett...