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Thousands tune in for practical pandemic advice

Over 3,200 people attended a webinar organised by The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) this week

Businesses urged to take caution when re-opening premises

As many of the UK’s businesses consider reopening their doors, the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) has encouraged business and property owners to consider the risks posed by their water systems sooner rather than later.

Video overviews: Mark Vitow’s FlowPro range of macerators

Mark Vitow has produced a range of videos to help merchants and installers become more familiar with its exclusive range of high-quality macerators

Plumber extends free services amid crisis

Plumber James Anderson has extended his not-for-profit services to include low income and single parent families.

Homeowners offered COVID-19 safety advice

New guidance has been issued to homeowners for when they have tradespeople carry out work in their homes.

Post-lockdown work a key concern in OFTEC survey

Most heating technicians are returning to the tools as lockdown eases but over three quarters are concerned about a lack of work, according to a new survey from OFTEC.

Drayton launches search for UK’s most sustainable installer

As part of its ongoing commitment to a more sustainable future Drayton has launched its search for the Drayton Eco Installer 2020

Redundancy leads to new powerflushing business

Barry Maxted, who has more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, has made the most of his time on furlough by starting a new powerflushing business.

Installer “swaps showers for cauliflowers” to thrive through lockdown

A plumbing and heating entrepreneur from Willenhall in the West Midlands has “swapped showers for cauliflowers and bath spouts for Brussels sprouts” as he diversified his business into delivering fresh produce

Promoting ‘COVID-19 Secure’ deemed critical to business success

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) has issued a warning to those businesses not trading and positioning themselves as being ‘COVID-19 Secure’