CHMM

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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Clean Heat Market Mechanism introduction put back to April 2025

The Government has announced plans to adjust the Clean Heat Market Mechanism launch from 1 April 2024 to 1 April 2025. The controversial initiative will essentially fine gas and oil boiler manufacturers if they do not sell a percentage of heat pumps compared to their boiler sales. The idea is that this will increase the number of […]

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Constant government U-turns are damaging the heating and plumbing industry – opinion

In his exclusive Installer column, Tim Pollard shares his view that the government frequently changing its policies is not good for installers, end-users and the industry: When is a pledge, not a pledge? When it is made by a politician of course. (Or when it’s a tin of furniture polish). Herein lies the issue which has […]

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Government confirms Clean Heat Market Mechanism will launch in 2024

The government has confirmed plans for a new Clean Heat Market Mechanism, which will launch in 2024. The aim of the CHHM is to “incentivise the UK’s heating industry to invest in making heat pumps an increasingly attractive and affordable choice for families and businesses.” The controversial initiative will essentially fine gas and oil boiler […]

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