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Altecnic, the UK's leading supplier of hydronic solutions and part of the Caleffi Group, has unveiled its latest product brochure debuting 146 new product ranges, as well as a shift in focus to sustainable heating through the introduction of a heat pump focussed section.

MVHR

Titon’s powerful but compact HRV1.6 Q Plus MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation & Heat Recovery) unit has recently been installed in Moda Living’s Lexington Tower

Trading since 2004, Wrexham based manufacturing company, Turtle Covers were looking to move premises to facilitate their expanding business.  Having found the perfect location their new warehouse needed a state-of-the-art heating system.

Spirotech

Water is a heating system’s cheapest component. Keep it in prime condition and the installation could run smoothly for years. Neglect it, and the consequences will be costly. Here, Steve Simmonds, from Spirotech, discusses some typical water woes, and explains how water quality testing can reveal a system’s dirty secrets.

Apprentices

Peter Behan, Director at Group Horizon, explains how an industry skills shortage and the UK’s net zero target have encouraged a revival in apprenticeships and outlines some of the routes into a career in the built environment.

MTA PLUS from Modutherm

Modutherm has launched the MTA PLUS – a new, high performance heat interface unit (HIU) which has been specifically designed for use in 4th generation low temperature heat networks that utilise heat pumps or boilers. The launch comes hot on the heels of the company announcing a partnership agreement with leading heat pump manufacturer alpha innotec

Heating in commercial spaces

Alex Burgess, National Sales Manager at Clyde Radiators looks at the wide-ranging factors to consider when specifying radiators within commercial environments, and how the correct specification can help to meet carbon reduction targets.

James Chaplen

When the UK passed laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050, it became the first major economy in the world to do so. This was a landmark moment on the road to net zero globally. 

Combat U-Tube radiant heater

Combat Heating Solutions, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of energy efficient radiant and warm air heating systems,  introduce you to U-Tube radiant heat configuration as part of their radiant tube heating range.

Potable Hot Water

Harriet Evans, MHI Sales Director at Beijer Ref UK & Ireland, discusses why the requirement to produce potable hot water from renewable technologies shouldn’t be ignored.

Vitotron

Viessmann has launched a range of electric heating products to the UK to grow its electrified heating offer.  

Office Radiator

Nicola Martin, Sales Manager at RadiWarm,® explains why electric pipeless radiators are ideal for many commercial and public buildings.

Boiler

What makes a temporary boiler ‘temporary’? How long are you legally allowed to use temporary boilers for?  Alex Hill of Ideal Boilers asks the questions. 

Rinnai Falkirk N Series

Now available from Rinnai is a range of CIBSE approved CPDs for designers, specifiers and building services consultants & engineers working on any type of commercial site requiring limitless flows of temperature accurate hot water for personal hygiene, laundry, food production and all other cleaning and disinfecting regimes. 

Fernox has expanded its range of industry-leading chemical products with the launch of the new, smaller volume 265ml Protector F1 and Cleaner F3. 

inside the house

Baxi Heating has demonstrated its 100% hydrogen boilers installed in two homes in Low Thornley, near Gateshead. They showed the use of hydrogen-fuelled appliances in a real-world setting and Baxi invited Juliet Loiselle, Editor of MBS, housing providers and colleagues to see its boiler in action.

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Combined heat and power (CHP) is an energy-efficient system that creates electricity from traditional fuels and captures the heat that is generated to reuse it for space heating, domestic hot water, or industrial processes. Mike Byrne of Flue Liner Solutions gives his overview.

Adveco

Commercial hot water and heating specialist Adveco, introduces the FPi32 range of monobloc air to water heat pumps designed for use with domestic hot water applications. 

Rinnai

Temperature controlled and limitless volumes of continuous flow hot water heating systems and units now available

A Rinnai Installation

Rinnai offer full product availability for all models 24/7 and next day delivery - including 48-58k units

Elco Aerotop

Two new models have been added to Elco's AEROTOP® range of air source heat pumps - available in outputs from 24kW to 48kW, while the larger AEROTOP® L can deliver outputs from 54kW to 88kW

Nottinghamshire Police installation

Balancing project delays and backlogs with tighter onsite safety requirements? Prefabricated heating solutions could be the answer

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Manufacturer of Hydrogen blend ready condensing hot water heating systems Rinnai is reporting ‘record’ levels of attendance for its newest CPD course, ‘Hydrogen and Hydrogen blends as a means of decarbonising the UK Energy network’ with over 300 attending in just one six-week period recently.

hamworthy

Hamworthy’s Upton boiler is now available with improved pipework kits. Hamworthy has made a number of changes including; reducing size and weight, and adding eyelets for easier delivery and handling.

Castle Eden installation

Continuous flow hot water - fuel, energy, installation, environment and finance efficient with major savings possible

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The ability of heat networks to help decarbonisation of heat has made them a 'go to' solution in new build. Pete Mills of Bosch C&I discusses their importance. 

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The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council are pleased by the ambition for Heat Pumps and Hydrogen for heat 

HHIC

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is ensuring it continues to support its members from across the wider heating industry. Emerging technologies have prompted a reorganisation of the HHIC industry working groups, in order to provide a diverse platform for rigorous discussion on the future of UK heat 

The Government’s plan to increase heat pump installations is “doomed to failure” without a substantial increase in training for installers, according to consumer advice specialists at The Heating Hub 

AroTHERM

The long game

18 May, 2021

With the upcoming changes to building regulations as part of the Future Homes Standard, there is no doubt that heat pumps are set to play a significant role in the journey towards decarbonising heat in our homes.

Baxi

Baxi Heating commits to Net Zero Operations by 2030 and to manufacturing products that only use Low Carbon Fuels by 2025

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Rinnai's Sensei N Series range is ‘Hydrogen ready’ for the proposed initial supply of hydrogen blends fed through the existing gas infrastructure.

Bosch C&I

Pete Mills, Commercial Technical Operations Manager at Bosch Commercial and Industrial, delves into what heating technology may look like in the future

Pettinaroli Flames

Due to environmental and political pressures, manufacturing and construction companies are starting to replace gas boilers with more efficient products that emit less Co2. The question has to be asked “Will the traditional concept of a white box typically supplied with a first fix rail be replaced by a more practical device to better suit tomorrow’s heating and hot water needs?”

Regular Servicing

Planning for winter

19 January, 2021

Baxi Heating’s Technical Director Andy Green discusses the importance of implementing a robust winter maintenance programme to protect a building’s heating system and ensure its smooth running

heating the home...

James Smurthwaite of  Mitsubishi Electric looks at helping the UK meet its net zero ambitions through eco alternatives in commercial heating

Factors driving heat pumps in Europe

As countries throughout Europe work to reach aggressive environmental goals in the next decade, many organisations are looking for new technologies to help them become carbon neutral.

Chris Goggin

Chris Goggin looks front and back to the task of decarbonising the UK’s energy market with reference to converting the domestic housing stock from carbon-based fuels to the leaner, greener Hydrogen blends of gases for the mass market.

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.

Heat Pumps

How can the building services industry can play its part in the UK's economic recovery?

Fully Modulating Condensing Boilers

The focus on air quality and ventilation in school classrooms has been intensified as buildings reopen for the new term. But what impact will this have on the heating system? Andy Green, Technical Director at Baxi Heating, discusses

Electrification is the only realistic way to decarbonise heat at the moment, says Barny Evans of WSP

A Yorkshire based boiler manufacturer is pleased to announce that its Murelle Revolution 30 hybrid boiler is now recognised in SAP.

Zehnder Group UK has launched the Zehnder ZFP, a new generation of radiant ceiling panels.

Retrofit

Optimising efficiency

12 August, 2020

As we work towards full decarbonisation of heat, we mustn’t neglect the current opportunities to improve and optimise the efficiency of the heating and hot water provision in buildings. Baxi Heating’s Dan Martindale explains.

Viessman launches the new new Vitocal 100-A heat pump

Indoor climate solutions specialist Zehnder UK has increased its cooling portfolio with the launch of the ComfoPost range. 

Rinnai is offering free energy audits on all sites.  

Hot Water

Rinnai continuous flow hot water delivery units and systems offer unlimited amounts of hot water for hand washing and hygiene in all applications and sites

Adrian Lightwood

As lockdown eases, heating technicians are returning to their tools but most are concerned about a lack of work.




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Grenfell is the building industry's Piper Alpha says CIBSE

The recent passage of the Building Safety Act is a welcome recognition of the fact that making safe buildings is a highly skilled operation says the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, endorsing the need for more effective regulation and a profound change in culture.

Underlying project-starts uptick indicates gradual recovery, Glenigan data suggests

  • 13% rise in detailed planning approvals against the preceding three months
  • 18% decline in main contract awards against the previous year
  • 9% increase in underlying starts during the three months to May

Glenigan has released the June 2022 edition of its Construction Review.