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Giacomini will keep Shard visitors warm

Giacomini UK Ltd has installed an underfloor heating system into a viewing platform of the capital’s most exciting new development. The company won a contract to install UFH into London’s prestigious new Shard of Glass development. The installation took place on the building’s 69th floor which will be opened to the public in February 2013. […]

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McDonald's gets Solarsmart

A McDonald’s franchisee has selected four of Alpha’s SolarSmart boiler systems to be installed across sites in Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, to help generate both financial and carbon savings over the next few years. Alpha’s SolarSmart was selected to help ensure long-term savings were possible in terms of reducing the carbon emissions from each site, […]

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Barn owners reap heat pump benefits

A barn conversion in Millmeece near Stafford is now benefiting from a sustainable form of heating through a ground source heat pump from Danfoss. The property was previously on oil and off the gas grid, which meant the Cawdell family (pictured above) were subject to large fluctuations in oil prices. They also found that their boiler […]

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Northern biomass installers receive accreditation

Andrew Cosgrove (pictured below) of Acos Renewable Energy Company in Tyne and Wear has successfully qualified as a HETAS approved biomass installer. HETAS, the Heating Equipment Testing & Approvals Scheme, are ‘the official body recognised by the UK Government to approve Bio-mass & Solid Fuel Domestic Heating Appliances, Fuels & Services including the registration of […]

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Boosting your reputation

Against the back drop of an increasingly competitive marketplace, one of the constants for installer business Heatcraft Limited over the last ten years has been fitting Main boilers. Installer went to find out why. Mick Kelleher started up Heatcraft over 30 years ago in Woodford, Essex. Like many other small heating and plumbing businesses, it […]

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