2021 February

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Hydrogen has been hyped for heat for meeting the UK’s zero carbon target. 

Exchange Quay

NG Bailey has relocated to a new office in the heart of Salford Quays. The business has chosen Building 5 at Exchange Quay as its new regional base in the North West.

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There is no planet B or C

23 February, 2021

Co-operation and unity of action are needed to achieve decarbonisation goal. 

Sebastian Matijasevich

2020 brought many challenges to the mechanical pipe joining sector and the construction industry as a whole, but as we wave goodbye to a grim year, we can say with certainty that the industry attained great achievements. 

Piped Services

With greater pressure on construction projects to be delivered on time and on budget in a challenging climate, material selection is arguably more important than ever – and supply piping systems is one area of building services where this is clearly evident.

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ADEY announce being acquired by Polypipe.

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How can the challenges of electrical distribution network installations in shallow floor voids and listed buildings be addressed?

Dual Optical Sensor

Optical detectors may be the number one fire detector in the market today, but the popularity of Multi-Sensors has increased dramatically over recent years and prices have fallen, making them all the more attractive.

Matt Malloy

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has appointed Matt Malloy as the new chair of their Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) Management Board.  

Scarlett Allen-Horton

The IOR Women in RACHP Network will be hosting an online event on 4 March dedicated to apprenticeships and recruitment with BBC’s The Apprentice 2019 Finalist Scarlett Allen-Horton. 

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A new alliance for the multi-billion UK engineering services sector launched on the 10th of February via a virtual industry event. 

Get in touch

Letters to the editor

11 February, 2021

Steve Bird, C ENg, CIBSE, ASHRAE, got in touch


With an array of differing standards in place, operators should ensure that their cable protection meets all low fire hazard criteria requirements.

ART 22 PRS Valve

Valves are an often-overlooked part of a building services system.

A new range from Micronics

A new Micronics PORTAFLOW range with the latest ultrasonic flow measurement technology and Hydronic Liquid Flow Energy Measurement and a comprehensive data logging facility for the PF333 version.

The De Pala 3-way 633BED Diverting Zone Valve

The de Pala 3-way 633BED Diverting Zone Valve has successfully achieved Kiwa UK Regulation 4 Product and WRAS approval.

The Titon Ultimate dMEV

Titon are pleased to announce the release of a new revolutionary dMEV that ticks all the right boxes. 

Tooley Street Renewal

Zumtobel has supplied a lighting upgrade for Southwark Council’s office headquarters, renewing the original installation they supplied 12 years ago.

Indoor Air Quality

Delivering indoor air quality

10 February, 2021

Martin Passingham explores the subject of indoor air quality and how effective ventilation is the cornerstone of achieving an optimal indoor environment.

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Obsolete dehumidifier replacement

Munters, global leaders in climate control, recently replaced an obsolete desiccant dehumidifier with a more energy efficient solution at Floranova.  

Mitsubishi Electric welcomes the latest recommendations from the Climate Change Committee on the need to rapidly scale up heat pump supply chains in its latest report.

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Mackwell launches new exit sign range

The XYVEX EXC is the latest versatile addition to Mackwell’s XYVEX emergency exit sign range. The XYVEX EXC is designed to allow complete customisation for each application, making it ideal for meticulous, architecturally designed areas.

Improved dry pocket for SpiroTrap and SpiroCombi

Spirotech has improved the dry pocket of the magnetic dirt separator in its steel SpiroTrap and SpiroCombi units, making them even easier to maintain.