Expert Advice Interviews & Case Studies

Efficiency vision

Efficiency vision

BEAMA is the leading trade association for manufacturers of electrical infrastructure products and systems, including services for the domestic and commercial built environment. We spoke to marketing director Kelly Butler to learn more about the organisation

Keep it in the family

Keep it in the family

For Peter Booth, 35, a plumber and gas engineer from Leicester, the industry has always been in the blood.

Going for growth

Going for growth

Paul Hull is best known as one of the founders of Gas Safety Superheroes, the industry initiative that took the trade by storm a year ago. But his main focus is on growing his new business

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

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Plumbed In/Talking Point

Piping preference

Piping preference

Installers have long debated the merits of copper and plastic when it comes to plumbing, and there seems little sign of any consensus emerging.

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New for old

New for old

April 2018 sees the introduction of a new green energy bill that means properties with an energy performance certificate (EPC) grade of either F or G cannot be let, or existing tenancies renewed.

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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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Get Technical

Core skill: coring

Core skill: coring

Being able to drill a range of hole sizes quickly and safely is a vital part of an installer’s role.

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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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