2022 November

Packaged Plant room installation.

 Use of off-site fabrication is on the rise, providing specifiers, contractors and building operators with efficient, quality solutions to tackle common refurbishment restraints and meet tighter performance targets for heating and hot water provision. Tom Murray, Head of Specification at Baxi Commercial Solutions, outlines the benefits.

Steve Simmonds of Spirotech

With energy costs set to rise this winter, many businesses across the country are looking at how they can improve the efficiency of their HVAC systems and make gains wherever possible. Here, Steve Simmonds, Special Projects Engineer at Spirotech, looks at the benefits of water treatment and why it’s important that facility managers are clued up on this topic.  

Hoval boilers in plant room

With combustion remaining a key source of heating for many buildings there is a great deal that manufacturers can do to mitigate associated environmental impact. Ian Dagley, General Manager at Hoval Ltd, discusses the opportunities. 


Following a record number of entries, CIBSE announce the shortlist for the 2023 Building Performance Awards.

Despite growing concern about energy costs, thousands of commercial and residential building owners are missing out on straightforward, low-cost ways to improve energy efficiency, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

A heat pump in situ

Russell Dean, Residential Product Group Director at Mitsubishi Electric, says the question of how we heat our housing stock is now critical.


Operator in hiding from Geze

25 November, 2022

An automatic swing door operator that is completely hidden from view has been introduced by GEZE UK. The UFO NT is the new underfloor automatic swing door drive. It boasts a much wider range of capabilities and features than its predecessor including manual use via the Smart swing function.

Hoval Belaria Heat Pump

Hoval’s new range of Belaria® fit air/water heat pumps has been specifically designed for systems with high outputs and a high proportion of renewable energies. 

Hoval TopVent

Hoval has launched a new range of TopVent® decentralised roof ventilation units, specifically designed to meet the needs of modern logistics operations, production halls and retail ‘sheds’. 

Dravo warehouse installation

A leading UK Retail giant’s distribution centre, located in Milton Keynes, is a state of the art facility and is one of the UK’s largest, covering 45 acres - and has a new energy-efficient HVAC system from Dravo.

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt

The Government released its Autumn Statement last week. With an economic slowdown on the cards and high inflation, what does this mean for the road to net zero and the Building-Services Industry? We’ve rounded up how figures from across the industry reacted and what they had to say.

Practical actions on building safety and accelerating the UK's progress to meeting its 2050 net zero emissions target are the focus subjects of this year's Build2Perform Live, the flagship event of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

 Figure 1 mixed-air-ventilation

Tim Tanner, Product Technical Manager – Air Diffusers & Attenuators, at TROX UK, reviews the air quality advantages of underfloor ventilation employing floor grilles/diffusers and provides tips on system design.

CO2 monitoring

David Millward, Group Product Manager at Elta Fans, explains that sensor technology is crucial to delivering Part F Building Regulations and raising the standards of indoor air quality.

Air Rated Plaque

Adam Taylor, CEO of ARM Environments, explains it is important that the industry works hard to keep indoor air quality front of mind. Good communication and providing valuable insights will be key to keeping end users engaged in this important issue.

Veolia used the latest pipe lining.

In a first for the UK, Veolia is using the latest carbon lining pipe technology for maintaining the integrity of the heat distribution system serving the buildings and homes connected to the 44km long Sheffield District Energy Network.  

Powercor logo

Electrical and sustainable energy specialists, Powercor, has announced the acquisition of one of the South East’s leading electrical businesses, Osborne & Collins.

ABB and Caverion Logos

ABB and Caverion, a Northern & Central European-based expert for smart and sustainable built environments, today announced an agreement to strengthen their collaboration to advance energy efficiency and sustainability. 

Lochinvar heat pumps

Lochinvar heat pump technology is playing a key part in reducing the carbon emissions at one of England’s leading universities.

Graham Bentley of Jasun Envirocare

An air filter manufacturing firm is investing in new automated equipment following increased demand, thanks to support from Lloyds Bank.

JS Wright Lakes Challengers

Intrepid team members from Birmingham building services provider J S Wright have raised more than £5,000 for their adopted charity after completing an epic challenge in the Lake District.

Project Starts

The central finding of the latest Glenigan Review is that project-starts returned to decline as sharp rises in construction costs and a weak economic outlook continue to suppress industry activity.  

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Manufacturer helps equip skills centre

Ideal Heating has helped to equip a new £500,000 green energy centre in Merseyside which is seeking to attract fresh talent into the heating industry.

Acoustic solutions suite with easy access to services at University of Birmingham

A suite of ceiling and wall acoustic solutions have been specified for The University of Birmingham’s new landmark Molecular Sciences building, which will provide a hub for research and academic work.