Expert Advice Interviews & Case Studies

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

Make Yourself Proud

Make Yourself Proud

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering is encouraging plumbing and heating engineers to be ‘Proud to be a Professional’ this year. Richard Soper, its director of international development, explains the thinking behind the campaign

Martin Cutbill

Martin Cutbill

In the past two years, three times as many plumbers and heating engineers have joined the Federation of Small Businesses compared with previous years. Martin Cutbill, the organisation’s head of commercial services, explains how it can help firms in this sector

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Plumbed In/Talking Point

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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No time to lose

No time to lose

Any employer that has yet to start preparing for auto-enrolment needs to take action, with the process often taking longer than expected.

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Train to gain?

Train to gain?

Changes to the way apprenticeships are funded have brought the issue firmly into focus.

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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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Warm Feet

Warm Feet

Underfloor heating is one of the fastest growing products in the heating sector, largely owing to the type of heat it provides and the lower running costs. Michelle Taylor, underfloor product manager at Myson, explains how to install its Tackernail fixing system

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