A new UK building safety regulator and the introduction of stronger sanctions on bad practice are among key proposals of a major new government consultation on construction.
Natural gas heating will not be viable in any form if the UK government commits to become a net zero carbon economy by 2050, a key figure within the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said.
Flame-free jointing companies settle patent design dispute without admission of liability or infringement
International heating business Paloma Rheem Global Inc has bought Intergas, the Dutch manufacturer of domestic boilers. The move gives Rheem a stronger platform in the European market.
The UK’s gas networks should be viewed as being at the forefront of any efforts to realise lower carbon homes, the new head of the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has argued.
Wolseley aims to demystify the concept of installing ‘smart’ and ‘connected’ heat technologies with new guidance for engineers and plumbers.
A whole host of technologies such as wearable devices not normally associated with managing the performance of our homes in areas such as heating could become a vital part of how we interact with buildings.
The chair of the Environment Agency hopes a ‘Future Homes Standard’ proposed by the UK government earlier this year will have a broader sustainability remit that requires improved water efficiency in new buildings among other commitments such as lower carbon heating.
Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has criticised a failure to implement a deep clean of ventilation systems in homes surrounding Grenfell Tower.
In the first part of our latest HeatingCast, Henry Lawson, senior analyst and ‘smart’ technology expert with BSRIA, said technical advancements in building controls and HVAC appliances was just one of several interconnected challenges that industry must address to realise a truly smart home.