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August 2016 03 Editor’s Comment 06 News desk 13 Business news 14 Front cover promotion 16 New products & updates 22 Industry watch 24 Business feature 26 Business vans 28 Products launch & competition 30 Special reports: OFTEC & Saniflo 32 Special report: HVAC 34 Training & technical 37 Renewable energies 49 Sustainability & water saving 58 Trade counter trivia & spot the van 60 Crossword On The Cover... Smartrix, the intelligent control system for controlled comfort at home or away, from Uponor 4 CONTENTS 13 30 Better training, proper commissioning and a soft landings approach are key to reducing the performance gap, agreed panellists at the latest HVAC adivisory panel 32 42 52 Editor Tim Wood twood@unity-media.com 01732 748041 Assistant Editor/Online Editor Bethan Grylls bgrylls@unity-media.com 01732 748074 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 01732 748069 Production Manager Jo Claydon-Smith 01732 748064 Fax: 01732 748006 jclaydon-smith@unity-media.com Reprographic Controller Marion Jenkins Circulation 01732 748084 Finance Director Helen Lawson Head Office The Manor, Nepicar House, Wrotham Heath, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 7RS Tel: 01732 748000 Fax: 01732 748001 © 2016 Unity Business Press EST 1984 ISSN: 0265-7899 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. www.hpmmag.com August 2016 Follow us on... @HPMMag Baxi is celebrating its 150th year anniversary in 2016 Kinedo by Saniflo ‘Building better bathrooms roadshow’ tours UK A step-by-step look at the installation of a Grant Sahara solar thermal system for an outdoor pool City Plumbing Supplies discusses how modern product design is dispelling the myths surrounding sanitaryware


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