Valor was on the hunt for zombie gas fires – Here's the winner

A Valor Homeflame Super 470S dating back to the 1980s has been nominated as the ‘winner’ of the brand’s nationwide hunt for zombie gas fires – models with outdated technology that refuse to die, so never get replaced. Valor, part of Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, launched the competition earlier this year, asking installers to […]

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What installers need to know about "Zombie Gas Fires"

The retro label scheme for boilers is now in full swing but boilers are not the only appliance with technology that seemingly never dies. Richard Beaman – Commercial Director for the Gas Fires Division of GDC Group – highlights the issue of ‘zombie’ gas fires – and the opportunities they can create for installers. When […]

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Valor launches latest landscape gas fire

Valor has launched the latest model in the Inspire collection of landscape gas fires, giving installers further opportunity to combine design inspiration with flexible installation to deliver the perfect home fire experience – and all at a sensible price. The new Valor Inspire 1000 completes the range of four Inspire models, each delivering aspirational looks […]

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Thousands of installers missing out on opportunities with gas fires

Thousands of gas installers are missing out on opportunities with gas fires despite clear potential to combine jobs, add value and drive profits, according to research by Valor. In a survey of 236 Gas Safe registered installers, 92% of respondents had completed their HTR1 module to work with gas fires and wall heaters – but […]

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8 reasons gas fires should be on every installer's radar

Gas fires remain extremely popular in UK homes, boasting high-efficiencies, flexible installation, stylish design and, crucially for installers, high margin opportunities – especially when installation, replacement or service work is combined with other gas appliances in the home. However, too many installers are still not making the most of gas fires. Four out of every […]

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