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Plumbing body warns of DIY dangers during social distancing

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) is reminding homeowners that the government is allowing plumbing and heating contractors to carry out emergency plumbing and heating work.

GROHE adjusts production across Europe amid coronavirus crisis

GROHE has implemented action to protect employees across its manufacturing sites with the suspension of manufacturing at one of its plants in Portugal.

APHCI members preview Mira Elite SE

Members of the APHCI (Association of Plumbers and Heating Contractors Ireland) have been given an exclusive preview of Mira Showers’ Elite SE, which it said was the first dual outlet, silent pumped electric shower in Ireland.

Conex hires new regional technical sales manager

Mark Burgess, who has more than 35 years sales experience in the heating industry, has joined fittings manufacturer Conex Bänninger as a regional technical sales manager.

Appeal to builders merchants to provide vital PPE to the NHS

With intense supply chain pressures affecting the ability of healthcare professionals to source the equipment, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appealed to builders’ merchants across the UK to provide much-needed personal protective equipment for NHS staff.

Merchants forced to close as government announces lockdown

Following the government decision to lockdown the UK in a bid to battle the coronavirus outbreak, plumbing merchants have closed across the land.

Polypipe introduces new Overlay Plus system

Polypipe has introduced a new Overlay Plus system eight times lighter than the standard gypsum board currently used.

Condensate Pro opens new Derby factory

The supplier of Condensate Pro, designed to protect condensate pipes freezing in low temperatures, has announced it has opened a new manufacturing facility.

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.

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.