Replacing parts: Lack of regulation poses real danger

Neil Macdonald, technical manager at the Heating and Hotwater Council (HHIC), looks at the importance of selecting approved replacement parts when taking on a repair.

Support for skills “more important than ever”

Scotland’s trade body for plumbing and heating professionals has renewed its call for government support to prioritise funding for apprenticeships.

Alpha Heating kits out college course

Walsall College has created a new plumbing and heating provision for adult and apprenticeship programmes, with Alpha Heating Innovation’s boilers taking pride of place.

Wirquin announces van competition winner

Wirquin has officially announced the results of its installer competition to win a van and £250 worth of branded goods.

Viewpoint: We need a way to compare system filters

Martyn Bridges, director of technical communication and product management at Worcester Bosch, explains why we should consider performance testing of filters as we move forward

Demand drives up plumber earnings in October

Earnings for self-employed plumbers rose by 3.6% last month, according to the latest figures released by Hudson Contract

What are the signs of poor mental health?

Mental health matters is the theme for this year’s Quality Plumber Week (October 7-13, 2019)

Polypipe Regatta fundraising sails to £8,000 total

Polypipe has raised £8,000 through a charity auction and raffle following its 21st Annual Regatta on The Solent

Mira digital shower wins Red Dot Design Award

Mira Showers has collected a Red Dot Design Award for its Mira Mode Maxim digital shower

Allowing for pipe expansion helps avoid leaks

HPM technical expert John Love explores the key considerations when designing or installing a piping system, in particular to allow for pipe expansion