Technical Articles

Pressed into service

Shorter installation times and removing the need for hot work has led to the rise of heat-free jointing techniques for...

Better through boosting

Low water pressure can be a serious problem in many properties, resulting in the need to significantly boost the water...

Thinking from the ground up

With so many different technologies available to the heating industry, it can often prove difficult for energy-conscious businesses to know...

Dealing with efficiency

The Government’s flagship initiative – the Green Deal – is expected to make homes throughout the UK far more energy...

Laying down the rules

Peter Mason of Blue Flame Associates Ltd reviews the significant proposed changes to BS 6891 – Specification for the installation...

In the Zone

Due to the increased risk of electric shock, special care needs to be taken when carrying out electrical installations in...

Back to the grid

Recent figures suggest that more and more electricity in the UK is being generated from renewable sources – not least...

Joint decision

The traditional method of jointing – and still the most popular technique in the UK – relies upon molten metal...

Revised thinking

A lack of installer knowledge regarding the revisions to Part G could be putting the public at risk when it...

Piping hot

Domestic central heating boilers have steadily become more and more efficient over the last ten years, but one improvement in...