Pollard and Pollard

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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We need to design heating systems at a maximum 55°C flow temp – Opinion

In his exclusive column for Installer, industry expert Tim Pollard looks at how we can improve the efficiency of heating systems now and in the future.  As the government begins to back-pedal on its once ’ambitious’ environmental policies, the question of what to do about space heating becomes even more challenging. The latest research from MCS […]

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Do job titles matter for heating and plumbing engineers?

In his exclusive column for Installer, Tim Pollard looks at how professionals in the heating and plumbing trade describe their jobs, and what effect that can have: Words can inspire and threaten, educate and entertain, bring clarity and confusion. Languages are not immune to change, new words can appear to describe innovations, changes in behaviour and, in […]

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Water and energy “more relevant now than ever”

Water is one of our most precious resources. In our debate at InstallerSHOW, we gathered a panel of industry experts to talk about what can be done to protect our limited water supplies. Our panel on water featured: Alex Hyslop – Marketing Manager – Product & Service at Mira Showers Tim Pollard – Director at […]

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Was the Sustainable Building Center ahead of its time?

In his exclusive column, Tim Pollard pays homage to the Sustainable Building Center, which showcased renewable energy as far back as 2005: I recently drove past the site of the Wolseley Sustainable Building Center and with some dismay and no little heartache I saw bulldozers shifting mounds of earth where once stood a truly remarkable […]

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