Technical Articles

How to choose and safely install wood-burning stoves

Wood-burning stoves are a popular choice, but, with no legal requirement to hold a specific qualification to install a stove,...

The challenges and solutions for routing and disposing of boiler condensate

Amendments to the Building Regulations back in 2005 effectively made condensing boilers compulsory for both new-build and retrofit installation. Paul...

What happens when drainage from a building connects to the wrong sewer network?

The pipework used to link sanitaryware to the drainage system can have far-reaching implications if the connection is made to...

What should installers do when they identify an unsafe situation

The new 7th edition of the unsafe situation procedures became current on the 1 July (Technical Bulletin 001). Mike Heads...

Why it’s vital pipes are correctly identified to prevent cross-connections

With both commercial and domestic properties featuring an increasing number of different water sources, Dr Steve Tuckwell – Technical Adviser...

Top tips for installing and balancing underfloor heating systems

The rise in popularity of underfloor heating has been met by a certain level of apprehension from the UK’s installer...

New update to MCS heat pump installation standard – What installers need to know

A recent update to the MCS heat pump installation standards may confuse contractors looking to install heat pumps in domestic...

Top tips for designing and installing public washrooms

Public washrooms can be a challenging environment to design and install. Victoria Willis from Geberit looks at two common problems...

Electronic Combustion Gas Analysers – how they work and how to maintain them

Electronic Combustion Gas Analysers (ECGA) have been around for many years. In this article, Mike Heads looks at how they...

Top tips for designing a ground source heat pump installation

While the design of the ‘ground’ side of a ground source heat pump installation is key, Guy Cashmore explains that...