Kevin Wellman

Building Safety Act 2022 passed into law

The long-awaited Building Safety Bill has finally gained Royal Assent and passed into law. Nearly five years on from the Grenfell fire, the Building Safety Act 2022 aims to improve building standards, ensure the safety of residents and protect leaseholders from fixing defects such as flammable cladding. Recommendations from the Hackitt Inquiry underpin key aspects […]

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Average £1,883 spent correcting work from rogue traders

A survey has revealed the price homeowners can pay in the UK by accidentally hiring rogue plumbers and heating engineers instead of professionals with proof of competency. According to the survey of 1,000 homeowners, commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), those unfortunate enough to have hired a suspected unscrupulous plumber or […]

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Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings qualification launched

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has announced the launch of the Ofqual-regulated, Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings qualification. This comes after a two-year collaboration with the Heat Pump Association, LCL Awards, manufacturers and industry professionals. With the UK to hit net-zero by 2050, we are on a […]

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CIPHE launches update to its manifesto

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has launched the latest update to its manifesto. Set against a backdrop of rising fuel and water poverty, the energy crisis and the drive for net-zero, the document shines a light on key industry issues and calls on parliament to understand the huge role the plumbing […]

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The industry should be “immensely proud” on World Plumbing Day

On Friday 11 March, plumbers across the land will be celebrated this World Plumbing Day. The global, annual event is back for 2022, with organisations like the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), highlighting the vital role plumbing and heating engineers play in keeping the health and wealth of the nation safe. Initiated […]

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