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.

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.

APHC & Travis Perkins plan regional workshops

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has teamed-up with Travis Perkins to schedule a series of free workshops across England and Wales.

CIPHE highlights rise in escape of water claims

According to the Construction Insurance Risk Engineers Group (CIREG), insurance claims for escape of water occurrences have increased substantially, both in their frequency and severity, since 2015.

HHIC responds to Building Regs consultation

A review of Building Regulations has been described as “well overdue” by the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, as it responded to The Future Homes Standard 2019 Consultation on changes to Part L, conservation of fuel and power, and Part F, ventilation.

APHC announces 2020 training programme

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors has published its 2020 programme of one-day plumbing courses which include Water Regulations, Legionella Cold Water Risk Assessment & Disinfection, and Sanitary & Above Ground Drainage.

Gas App UK now free after Wolseley sponsorship deal

Wolseley said it has enabled all registered Gas Safe engineers to use Gas App free of charge as part of a new sponsorship package

APHC offering 100 training rewards this year

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors has announced it will give away 100 training rewards worth £150 in 2020

HHIC launches TRV guide for consumers

To help consumers understand the benefits of installing TRVs and the technology they use to achieve energy efficiency, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, has created a ‘Consumer Guide to Thermostatic Radiator Valves’

Benchmarking into 2020 and beyond

Chris Jessop, chair of the Benchmark steering group, looks at why the scheme remains important and the latest changes implemented to make it more relevant to modern day best practice, standards, and legislation