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Give inflexibility the boot

Goliath Footwear's new metatarsal protective boot is now made with D30 for flexibility and freedom of movement.

Central Saint Martins brings artistic touch to Mira Showers

Mira Showers has teamed up with BA graphic design graduates from London's Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design for a new design project.

Improved insulation for district heating

Rehau claims that its Rauthermex district heating pipe offers even greater insulation performance.

Solving a concealed problem

D-Line has created a "cost-effective and attractive solution" for hiding surface-mounted central heating and plumbing pipes.

Northern Ireland joins Gas Safe Register

Northern Ireland and Guernsey have joined the Gas Safe Register.

Construction industry faces HSE crackdown

HSE inspectors have launched an intensive inspection initiative aimed at stopping dangerous practices on building sites.

Air conditioning inspection lodging should be mandatory

CIBSE said it supports the department for Communities and Local Government proposal for the mandatory lodgement of air conditioning inspections.

Nu-Heat offers free renewable heating training

Nu-Heat has announced a new training offer for installers interested in renewable heating systems.

Tighter building regulations are on the way

New changes to UK Building Regulations Parts L, F and J will force new homes, shops and offices to become 25% more energy efficient.

Honeywell valves reduce water wastage

Honeywell has created a low-cost means to ensure immediate hot water and reduce water wastage.

Ridgeons launches management degree for staff

Ridgeons has launched a Foundation Degree in management for its staff.

Scottish merchants brought under one roof

Heating parts merchant Curzon is relocating its Edinburgh branch to join its sister brand, Graham, on a site in Craigentinny.

Trade can save with own brand valves

PTS has launched a range of lever ball valves and straight manual radiator valves.

VAT report "is an important step"

The Get Britain Building (GBB) campaign has thrown its weight behind a new report.

Installers can be Polysure of fittings

Polypipe has launched its Polysure range of fittings in response to the market's requirement for highly-permanent and tamper-proof fix products.

Buteline clamps down for self-builders

Self-builders can benefit from the speed, efficiency and ease of plumbing that using Buteline's clamping system provides.

Compact fans are now ultra quiet

Vent-Axia has launched the next generation of its ACM In-Line Mixed Flow Fans.

Why the rush towards heat recovery?

Colin Hone of Aereco questions the industry's rush towards heat recovery products.

Titon extends its compliant heat recovery ventilation product range

Titon has extended its range of SAP Appendix Q and EST Best Practice compliant whole-house heat recovery ventilation units.

Passive system has Coolphase intelligence

Monodraught has introduced Cool-phase, an intelligent passive cooling system that uses PCM technology to change room temperature.

Maintain comfortable indoor air quality with Polypipe Ventilation

Polypipe Ventilation's new Domus Fresh Air Supply Set has been designed to provide replacement air to maintain comfortable indoor air quality.

Economy 10 is "the efficient answer"

After being constantly reminded of the need to reduce our energy consumption, the message finally seems to be getting through.

Essential luxury for the Ideal Bathroom

Ideal Bathrooms has added seven contemporary models to its Essential Deluxe range.

An electric success as sales show growth

Heating specialist Heat Electric has announced an 18% increase in sales this year, despite the economic downturn.

Brassware range seals partnership for Croydex

Croydex has taken a step forward in its partnership with Danish brassware manufacturer Damixa with the launch of a new range.

Choose smarter energy, says Trianco

Trianco's Smarter Energy product range now includes the Greenflame wood pellet boiler.

A slow return to growth

Government and public sector funders are being urged to provide a sustained approach to public sector construction investment, as new figures from the Construction Skills Network (CSN) forecast a slow return to growth for the sector.

Sundial control improves efficiency

Plug-in for individual storage heater control

Dimplex's range of electronic control solutions offer many ways to save energy.

Wireless receiver offers programmable flexibility

Correctly-programmed heating controls help homeowners keep heating bills down.

British Summer Time "a sales opportunity for installers"

Drayton now supplies an enhanced range of programmable timers and room thermostats with automatic summer/winter time adjustment.

Floating panels bring minimalism to the bathroom

Showerlux has launched new wetroom panels and shower enclosures to the UK market.

Copper cylinders are dedicated to heat pumps

Kingspan Hot Water Systems has launched a dedicated copper hot water cylinder for heat pump and solar input.

Shower pipes bring rectangular style to the bathroom

Hansgrohe has launched two shower pipes onto the UK market - the Raindance and the Raindance E 420.

Xpelair launches ventilation system for schools

Xpelair Ventilation Solutions is launching a ventilation system specifically designed for the government's Building Schools for the Future programme.

Flexible pipes now come pre-insulated

Rehau has launched a range of pre-insulated flexible PE-Xa pipework.

Five-year warranty now standard on Biasi ActivA boilers

Biasi is offering five-years parts and labour on its new range of ActivA boilers.

Plumbfix opens trade counters across the UK

Trade supplier Plumbfix is opening a new network of trade-only counters across the UK.

Feed-in tariffs "an answer to fuel poverty"

New feed-in tariffs for small-scale low carbon electricity generation could solve problem of long-term energy prices.

Industry calls for investment in training

More investment is needed in training, apprentices and the development of the "green building agenda".

English boiler scrappage scheme comes to an end

The government's boiler scrappage scheme closed last month after all 125,000 vouchers were allocated.

Fast-track trainers in financial trouble

Plumbing training companies go into administration after the announcement that Barclays Partner Finance has pulled out of specialist training.

CIPHE welcomes new Part G legislation

CIPHE outlines the new Part G legislation.

Showersave to reduce water consumption

Wavin has launched the Showersave copper counter-flow heat exchanger.

Impey now offers level access drainage

Impey UK has launched a series of new products including the Dec - a new level access shower floor former design.

Manage drainage to save space

Wavin's Steve Skeldon discusses how water management systems can help increase the usable space in homes.

Marley claims its durgo air admittance valves can reduce on-site installation time

A look at the design considerations for correctly fitting air admittance valves to buildings.

Electric storage heaters offer powerful flow rates

Hyco Manufacturing has unveiled a new series of unvented electric storage water heaters.

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