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HPM September 2017

September 2017 On The Cover... The new Mira Mode, the latest must-have digital shower, is designed with the installer in mind. C O N T E N T S 26 32 Powered Now discusses ways in which you can quickly and efficiently make your business more successful 36 46 Editor Tim Wood Tim.Wood@markallengroup.com 01732 748041 Assistant Editor/Online Editor Bethan Grylls Bethan.Grylls@markallengroup.com 01732 748074 Sales Director Andy Dunn Andy.Dunn@markallengroup.com 01732 748065 Advertisement Sales Manager Tim Davies Tim.Davies@markallengroup.com 01732 748069 Classified 01732 748069 Production Manager Jo Claydon-Smith 01732 748064 Jo.Claydon-Smith@markallengroup.com Design & Repro Hayley Burgess Circulation 01732 748084 Finance Director Helen Lawson Head Office MA Business Ltd, Hawley Mill, Hawley Road, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7TJ Tel: 01322 221144 Fax: 01322 221188 © 2017 Unity Business Press EST 1984 ISSN: 0265-7899 4 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 September 2017 Follow us on... @HpmMag @HPMMag 34 James Lawrence, from Plumber Parts, shares some of the plumbing disasters he’s sent. You’ll be sure to get a kick out of this month’s selection of terrifying toilets and pitiful piping! www.facebook.com/hpmmag Robert Harrison urges installers to stop getting stressed over the fluctuating streams of work that the different seasons bring HPM’s Worcester round table is back! This time, the installers debate everything from paperwork to apprenticeships HPM follows the installation of InSinkErator’s 3N1 steaming hot water tap, providing a clear and detailed step-by-step 03 Editor’s column 06 News 13 Business news 14 Front cover promotion 16 Green comment 18 Industry watch 20 New products & updates 26 Business feature 28 Business vans 32 Robert’s Rants 34 Plumbing Disasters 36 Worcester round table 38 Product launch 40 HVAC 2017 42 Special reports: MHS Radiators, Redring & HiB 46 InSinkErator step-by-step 48 Training & technical 51 Domestic boilers & renewables 65 Heating and climate controls 77 Underfloor heating 91 Tools & equipment 100 Trade counter trivia & spot the van 101 Crossword


HPM September 2017
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