Technical Articles

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...

Why installers need to consider heat loss when fitting underfloor heating

Of the many considerations that impact on an underfloor heating installation, the key one is heat loss – this will...

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...