Heating, Ventilating & Plumbing
Is CPD the key to raising standards?

Richard Soper says that continuing professional development can play a vital role raising standards across the sector.

Martyn Bridges calls for regulatory rethink on frozen condensate

Martyn Bridges is calling on policy-makers to prioritise the mechanical services of both new and existing properties in the UK, following an unprecedented number of callouts relating to frozen drains and pipework earlier in the month.

Solar installation company and director fined for height risks

A solar panel installation company and its sole director have been fined for failing to manage and control fall from height risks.

Plumbase launches 24-hour spares service

Plumbase has introduced an exclusive 24-hour spares line, meaning installers can place same-day and next-day orders, even if they happen to be working outside of core trading hours.

Grant UK expands HQ site

Grant UK has carried out an extensive expansion of its HQ in Devizes, Wiltshire.

Four reasons why you should outsource your social media marketing

Richard Costello, owner of MultiPlumb, outlines four reasons why your business can benefit from outsourcing social media marketing

Survey reveals ignorance around EPC certificate legislation

New research from Just Landlords has exposed nationwide ignorance to a new law that will come into effect on 1 April 2018 for all new lets and relets, and for all existing tenancies on 1 April 2020.

Cash payments could become a thing of the past for plumbers, says the APHC

Many professional plumbing and heating companies accept cash payments for work but, under government proposals announced in the Spring Statement, large cash payments could be made illegal in an attempt to reduce tax evasion.

Geberit training academies receive CIPHE accreditation

Geberit has received accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) for its state of the art training academies in Warwick and Dublin.

26-month suspended sentence for unregistered gas work

An unregistered gas fitter in Coventry has been given a 26-month suspended sentence for carrying out gas work after his Gas Safe Registration had been removed, and he had been prohibited from carrying out further work on gas appliances and fittings.

Worshipful Company of Plumbers bursary success for apprentices

Two young apprentices from Steve Willis Training Centres joined the Master of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, and other dignitaries at the famous Plumbers Apprentice statue, nicknamed 'Bertie', at London Cannon Street station this week.