Expert Advice Interviews & Case Studies
The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors exists to help contractors run their business and stay up to speed with new developments in the industry
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.
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.
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is planning to relaunch its Benchmark scheme early in 2017
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
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
Plumbed In/Talking Point
Cashing in: Bigger commercial jobs may come with potentially larger profits, but they also carry a higher probability of late payment. So what can be done?
Though the principles of good credit control are similar in both commercial and domestic markets, the execution and actions are different.
Smart advice: In a connected home, things work together automatically to help keep people comfortable, safe, and secure.
Installers can help customers take advantage of technology to create a connected home by fitting kit and explaining how they can get all the benefits.
Experts on Tap
I’m winning more commercial work. I know domestic plumbing like the back of my hand but when it comes to the commercial sector, it’s taking me a while to identify the right product for each job. Where should I go for help?
Sending my gas flue analyser away every year to be calibrated is such an inconvenience. How important is yearly calibration, and what can I do to minimise the inconvenience?
My customer’s boiler is always breaking down, but they don’t want to spend money on a replacement. How can I show them that a new boiler will be worth the investment?