“Earth shattering” amendments that will dramatically reshape building safety standards and how they are enforced should not be expected during the course of 2019, the chief executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group has said.
The heating industry is significantly lacking skills to ensure the effective design and maintenance of pressurised water systems, fluid conditioning specialist Spirotech has argued.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is being asked to clearly define if there will be any potential role for gas heating under a proposed low carbon development plan for the city.
Two major outsourcing groups working across the UK construction sector have this week announced they are entering administration.
Gas boilers currently in use in the UK will not be suitable for use in news homes by 2025, the government has confirmed.
A new online service has been launched with the aim of streamlining the application process for the Engineering Services Skillcard.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government said it has set aside £9m in new funding to support planning and technical studies in order to establish 200,000 homes in new garden town and village projects in England.
Despite continued uncertainty over how Brexit will impact trade, regulations and the construction supply should it go ahead as scheduled at the end of this month, the UK HVAC industry must undergo significant change to adapt to a changing global market place.
Relying on one fuel type or heating technology for new build housing will restrict the UK’s low carbon transformation ambitions, a leading gas appliance manufacturer has argued.
Manufacturer sets ambitious target for energy generation capability of the equipment it makes to equal its energy consumption
The Scottish Government has announced it has more than halved the threshold for mandatory use of project bank accounts in public works projects to £2m.
New company from national M&E contractor will offer property maintenance, servicing and emergency repair in London
Strategic partnership comes in response to building owners seeking integrated solutions
The construction sector could face drastic shortages in skilled labour unless the government can amend existing immigration policies in case of a ’no deal’ Brexit, building services body BESA has warned.
Manufacturer Viessmann has argued that an expansion of the Boiler Plus efficiency standards to include news homes can better address concerns about energy efficiency in UK housing.
Pressure independent control valve technology developed by Crane Fluid Systems has helped developers of a major North London office refurbishment project to realise a more sustainable building operation that it said also offers improved installation costs.
Mike Foster, head of the Energy and Utilities Alliance, and a former government minister, has slammed the Committee on Climate Change for “living on another planet and not trying to save the one we have” in his response to its latest report UK Housing: fit for the future?, which addresses low-carbon heating in its series of calls to action.
The influential independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said that the government must ’act now to improve the quality of UK homes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions’ - and that includes stepping up low-carbon heating technology and the skills to design and install it.
Two district heating projects that were set to receive funds as part of a £24m government funding trial will not move forward with development on the basis of changing commercial viability and system needs.
Scheme supporting £35m Leeds PIPES project will see supply of heating and hot water to 26 tower blocks in the city.