Andy Gibbs

Is the industry going through a slow period? Opinion

Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs takes a look at the reasons why customers may be reluctant to install new boilers: Are we all in the middle of a massive post-Covid Hangover for the heating industry? Throughout the pandemic we really had never had it so good. Honestly from the point of view of the average installer, […]

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Should car boot sales be banned from selling used power tools?

A petition has been launched by heating engineer Shoaib Awan to ban selling used power tools at car boot sales and markets. This is due to worrying figures of 50,000 tool thefts reported annually in the UK, with concerns that the stolen goods are moved on through car boot sales. In his regular Installer column, Andy Gibbs […]

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Should installers be worried about manufacturers buying installation companies?

Heating Engineer and Installer columnist Andy Gibbs looks at whether the role of the local installer could be a risk as the UK attempts to roll out mass-market heat pumps: Recently I noticed that a large heat pump manufacturer has purchased a fairly large installation company, which happens to be in my area. They boast a total […]

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Is the Clean Heat Market Mechanism set to be scrapped?

The controversial Clean Heat Market Mechanism (CHMM) is in danger of being scrapped, according to national newspaper reports. The Times broke the story that Claire Coutinho – Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero – was considering stepping away from the plans over concerns that it was driving up boiler prices, and costs […]

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“Customers are still as keen as ever to carry on using gas and hang the consequences” – Opinion

In his exclusive column for Installer, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs takes a look back at his busy year in 2023. Welcome back again to my monthly ramblings, and this month I thought we’d have a recap of 2023, from my viewpoint and maybe the industry at large. Back in January, one of my very first […]

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