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  • boiler pilot

    Boiler Plus under fire as customers reject mandatory standards compliance

    News12 June, 2018

    British Gas is offering quotations to customers that decline to purchase new or replacement heating appliances that complies with the recently introduced mandatory Boiler Plus standards, leading to questions over policing of the new efficiency regulations.

  • Post-Grenfell building regulations review demands radical reforms

    News17 May, 2018

    The Independent Review of Building Regulations launched following the Grenfell Tower fire has demanded radical regulatory reform of how buildings are designed, built and maintained, with the government committing to seek advice on how best to ensure “meaningful” change.

  • co alarm

    Government to review CO alarm regulations

    News1 May, 2018

    A government review of carbon monoxide alarm regulations that is set to launch later this year will consider whether a blanket requirement should be introduced that would require the devices to be in place for all forms of heating systems. 

  • boiler open up

    Industry braces for big changes as Boiler Plus efficiency standards go live

    News6 April, 2018

    Boiler Plus standards have come into effect today and will outline revised energy efficiency and technical requirements for any new combi boilers being fitted. Key industry bodies claim the standards represent the most significant overhaul of gas boiler standards in the UK since 2005.

  • boiler

    HHIC gas maintenance guide targets consumer safety awareness

    News28 February, 2018

    The Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) has issued new consumer guidance it hopes will build awareness around using Gas Safe engineers and the best industry practice that can be expected when servicing a boiler.

  • note 20

    Construction cash retention bill gets industry backing

    News5 December, 2017

    A new bill to be introduced to parliament that sets out new rules for managing cash retentions will be backed by a number of industry bodies such as BESA and electrical and engineering services group ECA.

  • london construction site

    Report backs heat pump replacement of commercial gas boilers

    News4 October, 2017

    Replacing gas boilers with heat pumps in commercial buildings could have significant longer-term economic and environmental benefits for UK cities, argues professional services consultancy WSP.

  • cranes night

    BESA seeks broad scope for building regulations review

    News3 August, 2017

    BESA Technical Director Tim Rook hopes the recently announced government-backed review of building regulations launched following the Grenfell Tower fire will have a sufficiently broad remit to meet key compliance and safety issues.

  • construction1

    DCLG expects building regulations review update “shortly”

    News28 July, 2017

    The government will soon unveil the next steps in its review of UK building regulations following the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14.

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