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European Commission reveals plan to combine energy markets

European Commission reveals plan to combine energy markets

The European Commission has set out its strategy to achieve a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy.

Get ready for Ecobuild 2015

Get ready for Ecobuild 2015

Ahead of Ecobuild 2015, taking place from Tuesday 3 March -Thursday 5 March, installers can take a look at some of the new products that will be on display via the Ecobuild pocket guide.

Research shows slow uptake of BIM products

Research shows slow uptake of BIM products

The use of BIM models is not close to where it needs to be, with less than a quarter of building services contractors and consultants selecting construction products with BIM information available, according to research from Durapipe UK.

Homeowners postpone vital repair work due to high costs

Homeowners postpone vital repair work due to high costs

A study carried out by WaterSafe, the national plumbing assurance scheme, reveals that 68% of respondents have postponed vital maintenance work for at least a year.

H&V News - 25 February

H&V News - 25 February Subscription Required

Only available in our digital edition, H&V News covers the accusation that government departments have delayed payments to specialist contractors in order to support their own working capital; the purchase of the assets and good will of ventilation designer manufacturer and installer Ferrob for an undisclosed sum has been announced by Polypipe Ventilation; and construction union UCATT has ...

Liverpool's oldest manufacturing business modernises its energy consumption

Liverpool's oldest manufacturing business modernises its energy consumption

RS Clare, Liverpool’s oldest manufacturing business, has appointed a renewable specialist to design and install renewable technologies for its head office in Stanhope Street.

UCATT protest outside Land Securities for London Living Wage

UCATT protests for London Living Wage outside Land Securities

Construction union UCATT staged a protest yesterday (24 February) outside the offices of Land Securities in protest at the company’s failure to ensure that construction workers on their sites are paid the London Living Wage.

Workman denies fitting 'dangerous' gas boiler

Workman denies fitting 'dangerous' gas boiler

A man has appeared in court charged with fitting a faulty and “dangerous” gas boiler at a house in Torquay, the Herald Express has reported.

Industry personnel involved in Worker of Year final

23 September 2014

Two people from the building services sector have been named as finalists within the UK Worker of the Year 2014 initiative.

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    H&V News - 25 February

    H&V News - 25 February Subscription Required

    25 February 2015

    Only available in our digital edition, H&V News covers the accusation that government departments have delayed payments to specialist contractors in order to support their own working capital; the purchase of the assets and good will of ventilation designer manufacturer and installer Ferrob for an undisclosed sum has been announced by Polypipe Ventilation; and construction union UCATT has ...

    Colin Pearson is head of building performance team at BSRIA

    Is your business prepared for power cuts?

    Ofgem’s Winter Outlook 2014-15 report says the likely margin of supply over demand is now just 4.1%, or 2.3GW. This is based on average winter conditions, so an extreme cold spell could push the supply network to its limits and possibly lead to outages.

    Contracts

    Contract leads: 25 February 2015 Subscription Required

    25 February 2015

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    The sustainability of biopropane

    The sustainability of biopropane and its production process has been a clear area of focus throughout the development of the product (“Biopropane could power Britain, Calor Gas says”, H&V News, 22 October).

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