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REHAU UK’s new Smart Link plumbing manifold can save time and money for contractors

As pressure mounts on contractors and developers to keep up with increased demand for housing while remaining cost-effective, there is more need than ever for timesaving construction methods, materials and solutions. Steve Richmond, Head of Technical and Marketing at REHAU UK looks at how the the new Smart Link plumbing manifold can save time and […]

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British Gas launches new Green Future tariff

British Gas has announced the launch of its Green Future Plus July 2022 tariff, which offers consumers “green gas”, renewable electricity and their carbon being offset. According to the “Big Six” supplier, Green Gas is comprised of biomethane which is produced from renewable sources. 10% of the gas on this tariff will be from renewable […]

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New London homes set to achieve BREEAM status with Domus Ventilation

Domus Ventilation’s HRXE Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems are being installed in to the new Abbey Wharf residential development in Alperton, London. Located in the London Borough of Brent on a former disused industrial site overlooking a canal, Abbey Wharf will feature 111 shared ownership homes, 24 homes for affordable rent and two […]

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Trade associations combine to create taskforce to tackle carbon emissions

Trade Associations have launched a future vision for liquid fuels ‘Supply Chain Strategy for Liquid Fuels’ strategy.  OFTEC, the Tank Storage Association (TSA) and the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) have combined to detail the steps to be taken toward a transition to 100% biofuel to replace heating oil in 1.5m homes across […]

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REHAU supplies underfloor heating pipe equipment to South Quay Plaza development in Canary Wharf

REHAU has supplied a range of underfloor heating pipe equipment to Instacoustics, who have been appointed on a prestigious new development in London. South Quay Plaza in Canary Wharf is set to be one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe when completed. REHAU’s RAUTHERM PE-xa underfloor heating pipe was chosen by Instacoustic to be […]

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Schneider Electric recognised for sustainability efforts in two leading rankings

Schneider Electric has been given two significant rankings – including a top place on among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations ranking of Clean Capitalism magazine Corporate Knights, and a place on the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) “A-List” for the ninth consecutive year. The rankings were announced on the opening day of the annual meeting of […]

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Wilo provides energy efficient solutions for Unite Students

Wilo products are in operation in several Unite Students facilities, one of them being Blithehale Court in London. With energy efficient solutions and an extensive service offer, the pump manufacturer ensures a reliable operation within the building. Bethnal Green, situated north of Whitechapel and Stepney, certainly is an archetypal East End borough. Since London’s East […]

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Graham Plumbers Merchant and Willmott Dixon Interiors fit out washrooms at Twickenham Stadium

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has recently supplied Willmott Dixon Interiors with a range of brassware and sanitaryware products for Twickenham Stadium’s East Stand redevelopment. The full £34 million fit-out encompassed 11,000m2 of hospitality space and took 40 weeks to complete. The finished East Stand now consists of six floors of event space for private hire, including […]

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Polypipe delivers water management solution to new £400m university campus

Polypipe Building Services, the UK’s leading developer of water management solutions for the commercial sector, will help to complete one of the largest construction projects ever commissioned by a UK university. The Kent-based business was selected to supply a water management system to the University of Manchester’s colossal £400 million Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) […]

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APHC releases 2020 programme of one-day plumbing courses

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors, a membership organisation for plumbing and heating contractors, has published its 2020 programme of one-day plumbing courses which include Water Regulations, Legionella Cold Water Risk Assessment & Disinfection, and Sanitary & Above Ground Drainage. The courses are for experienced plumbers who ideally hold a relevant NVQ Level 2 […]

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Does record breaking year for gas boiler sales prove the future is bright for hydrogen?

The record-breaking year for gas boiler sales in the UK proves that decarbonising home heating should be done using gas central heating, says Mike Foster – Chief Executive of the Energy and Utilities Alliance. 2019 saw a record number 1.67 million of gas boilers being sold in the UK, an increase of 1.8% on 2018 […]

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Bell Plumbing Supplies signs exclusive UK distribution deal with Unico Systems

Bell Plumbing Supplies has been chosen as the exclusive UK distributor and training provider for US-based Unico Systems. The Missouri manufacturer of small duct heating, cooling and ventilation systems is looking to fulfil increasing demand for domestic air conditioning across Britain. The Unico System, which is installed in half a million homes and small businesses […]

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