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6 News Heating sales rise, the government’s stand on solar power is attacked and consumer protection for gas customers is boosted 14 Industry watch HHIC gives its take on hybrid heating systems 24 CIPHE column CEO, Kevin Wellman, encourages plumbing and heating engineers to be ‘Proud to be a Professional’ 46 Training & technical Installers gain valuable insight into electric underfloor heating at Heat Mat training day 49 Renewable energies NIBE considers the impact of the Renewable Heat Incentive on the heating market, LG examines CONTENTS why the sector is warming to air source heat pumps and Gledhill explains why savvy cylinder specification is critical 61 Underfloor heating Nu-Heat offers a few tips on choosing the right underfloor heating (UFH), JG Speedfit argues that UFH is an affordable solution for many homeowners and housebuilders and REHAU highlights the challenges of getting it right with UFH controls 73 Pipes, pumps, valves & fittings Hyde looks at the dangers in solutions used for marking and sealing pipework, Durapipe discusses the improved pipe efficiencies possible with plastic pipework and Pegler Yorkshire explores system optimisation @HPMMag April 2016 Unity Business Press is part of Unity Media plc, publisher of 17 titles including Roofing, Cladding & Insulation and Glass & Glazing Products. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the consent of the publisher. Direct input by Unity Media Plc. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publishers do not accept liability for errors, printing or otherwise, appearing within this publication. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the editor or publisher. This publication includes a number of editorial photographs provided and paid for by suppliers. HPM is available free on a Controlled basis to readers’ who meet our strict terms. Maximum registration life is three years. Subscription Rates: UK - £50 (inc post); O/S - £60 (inc surface mail); O/S - £100 (Airmail); £9 copy. ABC audited. Average net circulation 30,442 for the 12 issues distributed from January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2014. Est: 1984. ISSN: 0265- 7899. Printed by William Gibbons & Sons Ltd. © 2015 Unity Business Press. FRONT COVER Editor Tim Wood twood@unity-media.com 01732 748041 Assistant Editor/Online Editor Hannah James hjames@unity-media.com 01732 748042 Sales Director Andy Dunn adunn@unity-media.com 01732 748065 Advertisement Sales Manager Tim Davies tdavies@unity-media.com 01732 748069 Area Sales Manager Jacob Roxborough jroxborough@unity-media.com 01732 748071 Classified Megan Locke-West mlocke-west@unity-media.com 01732 748070 Production Manager Jo Claydon-Smith jclaydon-smith@unitymedia. com 01732 748064 Reprographic Controller Marion Jenkins Circulation 01732 748084 Finance Director Helen Lawson Billions of JG Speedfit’s push-fit fittings are used around the world, as their adaptability, longevity and high performance makes them an integral part of many innovative devices such as computer chip cooling technology, fuel cell systems and water purification. For more details, see pages 12-13... 73 24 49 61 TO SUBSCRIBE CALL: 01732 748084 Unity Business Press, The Manor, Nepicar House, Wrotham, Kent, TN15 7RS. Tel: 01732 748000 GREAT POWER GREAT VALUE HEATING & PLUMBING MONTHLY APRIL 2016 3 GREAT DESIGN THE ALL NEW THISION S PLUS A gas-fired boiler range designed for contractors and installers with GREAT expectations www.elco.co.uk HEATING - HOT WATER - RENEWABLES • Built-in energy saving pump • Class-leading A/A+ energy efficiency rating • Easy access to control board • Low NOx and CO emissions • 3 powerful models: 36kW, 48kW and 57kW • Highly advanced heat exchanger for continuous automatic de-aeration • Turndown ratio up to 6:1 • 5 year guarantee • Lifetime efficiencies from stainless steel heat exchanger • Free room thermostat and weather compensation sensor enquiry number 301


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