Andy Gibbs

Van theft – The installer’s view

In his latest article, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs looks at how van theft can affect installers, and what can be done to combat it. Van theft, or theft of tools from vans, is always a hot topic. Just recently I was reading an article on Installer that said £17.5 million of tools were stolen in […]

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Gas boilers banned by 2025? I’d be buying up every boiler I could, says heating engineer Andy Gibbs

This week there was a lot of noise regarding a recommendation  banning the sale of Gas fired boilers worldwide by 2025. To quote my mate Charlie Mullins: “I’m all for saving the planet but energy experts must remove their heads from their arses and be realistic on boiler bans” It’s halfway through 2021, so they […]

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What does the British Gas “fire and rehire” strike mean for the industry?

In his latest article for Installer, heating and plumbing engineer Andy Gibbs looks at the strike from British Gas engineers over “fire and rehire” contracts: I’m pretty sure most people in the industry will have heard of the upset going on with British Gas and the so- called “fire and rehire” contracts. Some of the engineers […]

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Do punishments for illegal gas work go far enough?

In his most recent article for Installer, heating and plumbing engineer Andy Gibbs questions if enough is being done to deter people from illegally working on gas: This month I’ve been looking into punishments handed down to illegal gas installers. I spotted this story on Installer’s website regarding a kitchen fitter who illegally worked on a hob, […]

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View from the Front Line – What happens if we get ill?

In his first exclusive column for InstallerONLINE, Heating and Plumbing Engineer Andy Gibbs looks at what will happen to his business, if he gets sick: Here I am again, not in print now, just on the information superhighway known as the internet! The guys at Installer asked if I’d like to carry on writing for […]

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