A key benchmark for commissioning gas heating appliances has been upgraded significantly to address the requirements of Boiler Plus standards, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has said.
BESA has welcomed some of the broad initiatives outlined in this week’s Queen’s Speech as a step towards much needed reforms for the HVAC and building services sector. However, the organisation said it was disappointed about a lack of clear commitments to ending poor payment practices in the legislative agenda for the new parliament.
A lack of simple binary choices to help realise low to no carbon heat will require the formation of an ‘Olympic-style’ delivery body to coordinate the required national response from both government and industry, a new study has found.
LG said that it is seeing growing UK interest for hybrid heat solutions that can combine electric appliances such as its air to water heat pump technologies with traditional gas boilers.
The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has said mental health awareness will be the key focus of this year’s Quality Plumber Week campaign. The latest campaign kicks off today (7 October) and will run until 13 October.
New standard will require significant expansion of qualified heat pump installers
What the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is looking for in the Standard
A consultation intended to reshape key parts of the Building Regulations concerning energy efficiency and ventilation requirements in homes across England has been launched by government.
The government has published its routemap for the Future Homes Standard that former Chancellor Philip Hammond promised in his Spring Statement, embedding what it dubs with the latest generation of clean technology – such as air source heat pumps and solar panels - in new-build housing.
Commitments to push for the formation of a new building safety regulator by Secretary of State for Housing, Local Government and Communities Robert Jenrick have been welcomed by BESA as an example of a cross-party political consensus for drastic post-Grenfell reforms.