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May 2017 03 Editor’s column 08 News 15 Business news 16 Front cover promotion 18 New products & updates 20 Special report: Baxi 22 Industry watch 24 Business feature: Cartwright Communications 26 Business vans 28 Robert’s Rants 30 Special report: Fixington 32 Training & technical 35 Bathrooms & showers 51 Chimneys, flues & fireplaces 59 Tools & equipment 68 Trade counter trivia & spot the van 70 Crossword On The Cover... Hep2O is not just designed to perform, it’s built to last with a 50-year guarantee. The slim and sleek fittings work with both plastic or copper pipe and are ideal for a range of hot or cold water and heating applications. Hep2O is approved by British Gas and used by 70% of major UK house builders. CONTENTS 26 28 06 Road safety charity, Brake, aims to make our roads safer. HPM’s Alex Willis investigates in this month’s vans news With accidents in the bathroom a frequent occurrence among pensioners, AKW looks at how to create a safer and more accessible washroom 52 64 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 Classified 01732 748069 Production Manager Jo Claydon-Smith 01732 748064 Fax: 01732 748006 jclaydon-smith@unity-media.com Reprographic Controller Tom Jackson 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 © 2017 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 May 2017 Follow us on... @HpmMag @HPMMag 40 FEINs divulges its five top tips for oscillating multi tools Docherty looks at how wood burning stoves have evolved, including the introduction of smart controls HPM’s latest column, Robert’s Rants, looks at current issues in the industry from the installer’s point of view www.facebook.com/hpmmag


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