Gilberts Bim Revit

Building services BIM design and validation is simplified with a new facility from Gilberts Blackpool.

Bullitt Group introduces the Cat S42, a robust smartphone designed for reliability even in extreme situations.

Aermec WWM modular unit

Aermec came to the rescue when a chiller in a multi-family condominium in New York City needed replacing, by completing the installation and commissioning of new chillers within two weeks.

Advance Appliances, George Effington, hybrid, heating, solid fuel universal thermal store, plumbing

Geoff Egginton, director at Advance Appliances look to the possibilities of a hybrid system that can utilise more than one fuel input in helping reducing the UK’s reliance on gas.

Cistermiser, CPD, IoT, Legionella, HSE

Intelligent washroom controls and water efficiency specialist Cistermiser has launched a new CPD learning module entitled: “Using the Internet of Things for Water Temperature Monitoring to Help Reduce Risk of Legionella”.

Resource Data Management, RDM, DMTouch, Bluetooth, touchscreen

Building control and monitoring specialist Resource Data Management (RDM), announced a major software launch for DMTouch, its control and monitoring system head-end.

Daikin Applied UK, chiller, water-cooled, GWP, refrigerants

Daikin Applied UK (DAPUK) has unveiled a new generation of its water-cooled centrifugal compressor chiller range, which boasts improved energy efficiency thanks to the inclusion of a new type of refrigerant cooled inverter drive.

Minibems, heat networks, metering, heating, regulations

Minibems fits the bill

01 April, 2020

With over 300,000 existing heat network connections in the UK that still require a fit-for-purpose metering and billing system, and regulations due to be updated soon, now is a good time for building owners to assess their housing stock and source the best service provider to meet their needs.

Aermec, T Clarke, testing, remote testing, video conferencing, remote working, Factory Acceptance Test, FAT, chiller

AHU and chiller manufacturer Aermec UK is working with building services contractor T Clarke to offer witness testing by video link.

Baxi Heating, hydrogen-ready, boilers, government, Hydrogen Taskforce

Baxi Heating is calling on the Government to mandate hydrogen-ready boilers for all new gas boiler installations by 2025.

Abrnco, energy performance, benchmarking, efficiency

Glasgow-based building energy performance company, Arbnco, has launched a new smart building tool that is able to benchmark, track and forecast energy consumption, providing a level of data analysis and building control previously unattainable for the UK commercial property market.

Aggreko, temporary power, heating, cooling, Carbon Trust, Chris Rason

Temporary power, heating and cooling solutions provider Aggreko has been certified to the Carbon Trust Standard and achieved the ISO 50001:2018 international standard for energy management.

ABB, UPS, uninterruptible power supply, data centres, software

ABB has launched MegaFlex, a compact uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system. It is targeting the IEC and UL market with power ranges of up to 1.5MW and 1.6MW respectively.

Rehau, underfloor heating, UFH, controls

Rehau has developed the new NEA Smart 2.0 underfloor heating smart control for use in new or refurbishment projects.

Conex Banninger, certification, plumbing, heating, press fitting, copper

Conex Bänninger has further increased its support for plumbing and heating installers by introducing a Certified Installer scheme.

Atag Commercial, Atag, boilers, QR Series, heat exchanger, combi-boilers

ATAG Commercial has launched a brand new range of boilers – the QR Series. Boasting a stainless steel heat exchanger, a new burner control unit with LCD display, built-in pump and an integrated zone management system for up to three central heating zones, the new boilers replace the existing Q Series range. Each boiler benefits from multiple cascade configurations, as well as numerous flue options suitable for a wide range of applications.

Albion Valves, building information modelling, valves, BIM, asset data, Revit, Bentley, IFC

Valve specialist Albion Valves (UKK, has introduced Building Information Modelling (BIM) components for its core product range.

Zender Group, ComfoAir, MVHR, Greenwood Vireo, ventilation

Zehnder Group UK, is re-launching the Greenwood Vireo MVHR unit as the Zehnder ComfoAir, in a move to bring all MVHR products under the Zehnder brand. The newly launched ComfoAir features a number of improvements and upgrades, such as quieter running levels, optional third speed and spare parts available on request.

Swegon, Zenith, Parasol, comfort modules, F Gas Regulation

Swegon’s new range of Parasol Zenith comfort modules offer a highly flexible option for a wide range of indoor climate projects.

Lochinvar, Cavalier, EcoDesign, ErP, water heaters

Water heater manufacturer Lochinvar has launched a range of high performance electric floor standing storage water heaters for commercial and large residential applications.

Pegler, valves, modular, valve, mini modular valve, fan coil units, FCUs

Continuing on from the launch of its successful bespoke valve configuration service, Pegler , has launched a mini modular valve solution to support contractor efficiencies within fan coil units.

Titan Products, Zigbee, CO2, sensor, room sensor

Titan Products has announced the launch of what it says is the world’s first Zigbee 3.0 CO2 sensor.

Albion Valves, Brexit, warehouse, valves

Albion Valves says that it is ready to deliver products to its customers whatever problems might be caused by Brexit.

Carlo Gavazzi, panel mount, power analyser, three phase systems, WM15, Bluetooth

Controls and automation specialist, Carlo Gavazzi has extended its product offering with the WM15, a 96x96 panel mount power analyser for three phase systems (MID versions available) which can be installed into any switchboard to manage and control energy consumption, main electrical variables and harmonic distortion.

Daikin Applied, R32, air-to-water, heat pump, Bluevolution

Daikin Applied has launched an air to water heat pump range that uses R-32 refrigerant.

cascade insulation, Evomax 2, heat exchanger, Ideal Commercial, magnetic low loss header

Ideal Commercial has enhanced its range of cascade accessories with the introduction of Magnetic Low Loss Header and Cascade Insulation kits.

audits, CIBSE, hospitals, hot water, Rinnai, Sensei N Series

Rinnai is offering free audits for all hospitals and medical centres in order to maximise energy and financial efficiency in the delivery of hot water at the point of use.

Samsung, air conditioning, Wind-Free, artificial intelligence, AI, Auto Comfort

Samsung has launched its new wall-mounted air conditioner platform for 2020. The new range is available in five different executions of which three versions feature Samsung’s unique Wind-Free Cooling technology, complemented by new intelligent technologies for enhanced indoor comfort and improved energy efficiency.

Belimo, actuator, Lars van der Haegen, PR actuator

Actuator specialist Belimo achieved its 100 millionth actuator, reaching a new milestone for the company.

Toshiba, air conditioning, R32, online tool, EN 378, EN378, flammable, ventilation

Toshiba has developed an online tool that automatically checks R-32 refrigerant-based air conditioning designs for compliance with the safety requirements of European Standard EN 378.

Rinnai, Zen, Zen Plus, hot water, heating, smart controls, homes, app

Rinnai is introducing the Zen and Zen Plus home hot water and heating system which combines established manufacture durability with new technologies to offer great energy efficiencies, user control and, importantly, a high level of comfort.

Grundfos, pumps, FireSafe, WRAS, fire safety, CM pump

The Grundfos FireSafe domestic range delivers a compact, consumer and installer friendly response to the growing demand for domestic fire suppression systems as well as meeting the legislative demands that new homes in Wales must meet.

Fujitsu, air conditioning, AUK Distribution, Darryl Smith, Nick Wilks

The partnership commenced at the start of January 2020 with AUK Distribution strengthening the recent collaboration between Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK and Italian Group GI Holdings (GIH), established in 2019 to provide a range of applied products to the UK market.

Rehau, plumbing, plumbing station, sanitary connections, prefabrication, installers

Rehau has launched a range of new plumbing stations; pre-fabricated and pressure-tested single components for making sanitary connections that are millimetre accurate.

Potterton, warranty, gas boilers, commissioning, contractors, Nick Rees

Potterton Commercial is now offering five years comprehensive warranty with free commissioning across its extensive range of stainless steel and aluminium gas boilers.

 Ideal Industries, electrical, training, Warrington, college, wiring,

Ideal Industries, the global specialist in electrical accessories, tools and testing equipment, has developed a partnership with Warrington & Vale Royal College as part of a planned outreach programme with the further education sector across the UK.

Heatrae Sadia, Health Technical Memorandum, HTM 04-01, hot water, legionella

Heatrae Sadia has published a guide to help industry professionals comply with Heath Technical Memorandum (HTM) 04-01. Titled ‘Taking the pain out of hot water in healthcare’ the document is aimed at NHS facilities managers, care home professionals, and management.

Elco, heating, commercial, gas, NOx, brochure

Elco Heating Solutions has updated its Commercial Gas Range brochure for 2020. The newly extended 64-page version now provides consultants, building services engineers and contractors with more information than ever before on the company’s extensive range of condensing boilers and CHP units.

Albion Valves, health and safety, ISO, David Keys

Albion Valves has recently gained the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System accreditation.

Aggreko, Brexit, cooling, chilling, warehousing, Matt Watson

Supplier of mobile temperature control and energy services, Aggreko is raising awareness of how temporary cooling systems and chillers can help in times of business uncertainty such as Brexit.

CHAS, skills, credentials, identification, CHAS People, digital wallet

The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) has launched a workforce identification and credentials management service called CHAS People.

Brymec, Gatwick Airport, warehouse, Luke Reiner

Distributor and manufacturer Brymec has moved into a purpose-built warehouse close to Gatwick Airport.

Swegon, smoke control, dampers, Actionair, Actionpac, fire safety

Indoor climate and smoke/fire control specialist Swegon has launched a new range of smoke control dampers. The Actionair SmokeCommand range has been introduced in response to growing demand for improvements in fire and smoke safety strategies throughout UK buildings.

Carlo Gavazzi, energy monitoring, UWP-A, UWP-M, adapters

Controls and automation specialist, Carlo Gavazzi has launched a long-range wireless solution for energy monitoring.  The UWP-A and UWP-M reduces installation costs and avoids expensive cablings for energy efficiency monitoring projects and provides a solution for applications where a traditional cabled network is unsuitable.

SAV, Insite Energy, Kurve, heat networks, smart metering, energy consumption

SAV and Insite Energy have joined forces to launch Kurve, the market’s first digital smart metering app for heat networks.

Spirotech, HVAC, training courses, CIBSE, deaeration and dirt separation techniques and understanding pressurisation design, installation and implementation, water conditioning, system protection

Spirotech’s HVAC system training courses have received approval from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. The courses focus on water conditioning and system protection and have proved popular with engineers. 

LG Electronics, Multi VS, VRF solutions, refrigerant-fuelled variable refrigerant solution

LG Electronics has launched a 4,5 and 6 HP refrigerant-fuelled variable refrigerant (VRF) solution. The Multi VS is aimed at residential buildings that have small balconies with limited installation areas. It is also suitable for small- and medium-sized commercial properties such as shops and offices. 

GM Treble, Grundfos pumps, JS Wright, Pressurisation units, pumps, water boosters

Building services provider JS Wright has enhanced its ability to offer quick resolutions to pump-related issues through a new agreement with leading manufacturer Grundfos Pumps and distributor GM Treble.

air movement, acoustic louvres, arcing blades, Gilberts, louvres, screening louvres

Gilberts new louvres

01 January, 2020

Air movement specialist Gilberts has extended its range of acoustic fixed and screening louvres to enable architects to balance a building’s aural and visual impact. 

GPC, Grundfos, Product Centre, pumps, sizing tool

The Grundfos Product Centre (GPC) is an online search and sizing tool that will help specifiers and installers choose the right pump to meet their needs, regardless of the project type, whether it’s a new or a replacement project. The GPC is also a great place to find out more information about pumps already installed for background information.  




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Pandemic Forces Further CSA Awards Postponement

The CSA Awards have been postponed to June 2021 - and the entry deadline has been extended, so make sure you get your nominations in. 

Lochinvar makes double sales appointment

Dean Thornton and Will Brooks have taken up area sales manager roles at Lochinvar

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