John Thompson

Rising cost of materials in 2022 – What installers need to know

We have seen the price of industry materials in the UK steadily rising, with some prices reaching their highest levels in years. Plumbing fixtures, fittings and sanitaryware have been amongst some of the industry materials that have been the most affected by price increases and these rising costs are expected to continue well into the […]

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New Building Regulation Changes in 2022 – What Installers need to know

Important new Building Regulation changes will impact new homes and some existing homes from June this year – the changes being all about progressing the Government agenda in transitioning to net zero by 2050. John Thompson – CEO of the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) – takes a look at what this means […]

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Ofgem’s administration of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme – What installers need to know

Ofgem has been identified by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as the intended administrator of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). John Thompson – CEO of the APHC – Looks at what we know so far: The BUS is expected to launch in Spring 2022 in an effort to aid the decarbonisation […]

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8 top tips on what makes a good, professional installer

Industry trade is changing fast, with online listing and review sites expanding the reach of word-of-mouth recommendations and customers increasingly finding tradespeople online. John Thompson, CEO of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC), delves into the topic: Creating a professional image makes your brand, including your reputation and how you promote your business […]

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The legal side of lead pipes – What installers need to know

It is widely accepted that the consumption of lead can have adverse effects on health if too much enters the body. In most cases, it’s small amounts of lead consumed over time that build up and result in ongoing health problems. John Thompson, CEO of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC), takes a look […]

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