Boiler Plan boss brands ban proposals ‘impractical’

Heating industry expert Ian Henderson is calling on the government to adopt a pragmatic approach to achieving its net zero target following a report calling for a 2025 ban on all domestic gas boilers.

NIBE shares new GSHP paper

NIBE Energy Systems has published a new policy paper that includes a scheme to support the installation of ground source heat pump (GSHP) infrastructure to enable greater uptake in the UK.

CBI report backs hydrogen-ready boilers

A new Heat Commission established by the CBI and University of Birmingham has published a series of recommendations aimed at decarbonising heat as part of a strategy to achieve the UK’s climate commitments on net-zero.

Gas network defended amid new net zero report

Gas Users Organisation, the consumer group representing domestic gas customers, says that CBI recommendations to remove gas central heating from millions of households is “like Marie Antoinette telling bakeries to only bake cake”.

Pimlico extends free emergency work for NHS staff in London

Pimlico Plumbers has pledged to continue its support of NHS workers in London by extending its offer of free labour on all emergency repairs until the end of September

Steve Willis praises apprentice of the year finalist

Gas apprentice Marcus Piper has been praised by his employer for reaching the final of the 2020 Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year competition

LPG industry forecasts growth over next five years

A first ever industry census of the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry by trade association Liquid Gas UK has forecast growth despite concerns over Brexit and COVID-19

Merchant sales bounce back in May, shows BMBI

Latest figures from the May Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report have revealed an improvement in sales as lockdown restrictions ease and trades return to work

BiKBBI rolls out digital platform for Protected

Unveiled by the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) at The Houses of Parliament last year, Protected now has a digital platform to connect customers with installers

UKIFDA submits views on low carbon consultations

Trade association UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) has submitted its views on the government's ‘Future Support for Low Carbon Heat' and ‘Energy Efficiency in Existing Homes' consultations