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Helping homeowners prevent frozen and burst pipes

As the UK braces itself for the coldest winter in decades millions of households are at risk of frozen pipes which can lead to cracks and even burst pipes

Considerations when installing an old stove

Given the buoyant market for antique and reconditioned solid fuel burning and oil fired stoves, APHC CEO John Thompson looks at what potential implications could arise from fitting such appliances and ensuring they are ‘fit for purpose’

Responding to increased van theft incidents

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has advised van owners and fleet managers to ensure their vehicles are fitted with the latest anti-theft devices, following an increased number of thefts

Simple tips to avoid damp problems this winter

Many homes across Britain are at risk of developing damp and mould, Boiler Plan has stressed

Using a smartphone to run the business

Lots of people already use their mobiles for invoicing and a lot have Gas Certificate apps as well

Quality Plumber Week: How can we improve our mental health?

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) is hosting Quality Plumber Week (7-13 October), which this year focuses on mental health

Ten tips to increase fuel efficiency for your van

With fuel prices slowly climbing, van owners are being advised of the ways they could drive more economically to help increase their fuel efficiency.

Trade sector urged to ‘open the door’ to mental health

Employers in the trade sector are being urged to make changes in the workplace on this year’s World Mental Health Day.

Communicating smoke and CO alarm safety

Adrian Keats at Honeywell’s Home Safety business provides a selection of hard-hitting facts and figures to help installers communicate the importance of proper gas and fire safety to customers

Working out your company van tax bill

Many vehicles are registered as vans, so it can be difficult to figure out how much tax you should pay