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Tool theft hits record high with break-ins costing business over £46million – says new research

Tool theft from vans has soared by 15% in the last three years costing businesses over £46 million, according to research by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Police forces across the UK have recorded over 64,000 cases of theft from commercial vehicles since April 2015 with a record 23,859 incidents in 2017/18. Figures obtained by Volkswagen Commercial […]

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Five reasons why installers should use energy-saving heating system additives

Barry McMullen, Operations Manager at EndoTherm, gives five reasons why energy-saving heating additives should be a part of any installer’s toolbox.  Any heating installer knows that specifying the most efficient components possible is in everyone’s interests – and this applies to everything from boilers to emitters. After all, an efficient heating system means better performance […]

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Is bigger always better for boiler modulation ratios?

Some of today’s boilers offer high modulation ratios, but, considering average heat loads in the UK, is such a wide range ever required? Alisdair Cumming – Research and Development Manager – explains why a modulation ratio of 5:1 will provide efficiency, comfort and reliability for the majority of UK homes. In recent years, boiler manufacturers have […]

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UK installers are "full of positivity" about ErP

Despite widespread concerns around the arrival of ErP and how it will impact the industry, new research from Bristan has revealed that UK plumbers are full of positivity about the new legislation. According to a survey among Bristan Connect installers, three quarters (67%) said they welcome the arrival of ErP stating that it is vital […]

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