Technical Articles

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...

Holy fire

Usually old buildings, churches present a unique challenge to any heating engineer looking to improve or install a heating system....

Stacking up

Chimneys are a part of many UK houses – often still integral to the heating of the home. Mike Heads...

Rise in thermals

Better insulated homes, green building regulations and the rising cost of fossil fuels mean installers should prepare for the resurgence...

Air apparent

As evolving Building Regulations call for new-builds to become increasingly air-tight, Adam Pearson explains a unique heat pump solution that...

Teaching control

The performance of heat pumps depends on a number of factors – not least the homeowner properly understanding how the...