Expert Advice Interviews & Case Studies

First among equals

First among equals

Installers First was launched in May 2017 with the aim of creating a community of professional accredited heating installers.

Fighting your cause

Fighting your cause

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors exists to help contractors run their business and stay up to speed with new developments in the industry

A new model

A new model

Connecting up with the Landlords National Property Group members can offer a regular source of work without the hassle of sourcing products, says managing director Nick Watchorn.

Field of dreams

Field of dreams

After years of playing rugby as a hobby, Jason Oakes realised his ultimate dream of playing for Newcastle Falcons, alongside some of the best players in the game.

SETTING A NEW BENCHMARK

SETTING A NEW BENCHMARK

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is planning to relaunch its Benchmark scheme early in 2017

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Plumbed In/Talking Point

Finding funds

Finding funds

If you are looking for a loan to help you build your business, what do you need to do to put yourself in the best position for a successful application?

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Cashing in

Cashing in

Late-payers can cause a great deal of distress to small plumbing and heating firms

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Hot and bothered

Hot and bothered

New rules mean hot water cylinders must hit a new minimum energy efficiency rating. But is this the right way to go in reducing energy consumption?

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Get Technical

Magic upgrade

Magic upgrade

The Kinemagic walk-in shower cubicle offers a direct replacement for a 1700 bath. Ann Boardman, marketing manager at Saniflo, outlines how to go about fitting it.

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Arctic  blast

Arctic blast

The process of freezing pipes allows installers to carry out repairs efficiently, in a few simple steps. Arctic pipe-freeze products enable repairs and maintenance of pipe work to be carried out without the need to drain down the whole system.

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