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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.

Vortice launches Q-rated heat recovery system

Vortice has launched a compact heat recovery system specifically developed with the Code for Sustainable Homes in mind.

Be top of the class with Vokera renewables course

Vokèra has introduced a new renewables overview course as part of its continued commitment to training.

Don't get left behind in the rush for renewables

Nu-Heat has worked with accreditation body NICEIC to create a scheme open to Nu-Heat's registered installers.

Get your fill with Fernox HP cleaner

The latest products in the Fernox renewables technologies chemical range are Fernox HP Fill and HP Cleaner.

Heat pump series offers "freedom" for installers

Stiebel Eltron says the WPL heat pump series offers comfort and freedom of choice for installation.

Varisol introduces "world's first" modular vacuum tube solar thermal collector

Kingspan Solar says its new Varisol product is "the world's first modular vacuum tube solar thermal collector".

Grant Aerona heat pumps receive MCS approval

Grant UK's latest renewable product range now features on the Microgeneration Certification Scheme-approved register.

Dimplex solar kits "make installation easier"

Dimplex is launching a new range of solar kits with features intended to make installation easier and quicker.

A complete electric solar solution from EHC

The Electric Heating Company now offers a complete solar heating package suitable for electric and gas heating.

Wallpress range is Whisper quiet

Smedegaard has released its new WallPress Whisper range of pressurisation sets.

Wilo moves production to Burton-upon-Trent

Wilo has transferred assembly of most of its pressure boosting sets to its UK base at Burton-upon-Trent.

Light up the darkness with Gorillatorch

The Joby Gorillatorch allows users the flexibility to illuminate dark corners while keeping hands free.

Mira has an Ace in its shower pack

Mira Showers has launched the Flight Ace range of framed shower enclosures including pivot, bi-fold and sliding doors.

PTS launches The Big One

Plumbing Trade Supplies is playing Santa Claus again this year with its The Big One promotion.

Backflow a problem as sewers age

Watertight International says the problem of backflow is increasing.

NIBE recovery system converts exhaust air

NIBE Energy Systems has introduced the F205 to the UK market.

Purusline launches side exit gully

Swedish manufacturer Purus has launched the Purusline side exit gully.

PHEX Homepage

The PHEX domestic plumbing & heating exhibitions are aimed at the local heating and plumbing installer working within the region of the exhibition venue, together with merchants and specifiers.

Commercial range

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a range of commercial heating products that it says will help many buildings achieve renewable energy targets.

Trousers keep things tidy

Dickies' Eisenhower Multi-Pocket Trousers have been designed to allow instant access to tools and other necessary items while working.

Foundry Finish for rainwater system

Rainwater company Hunter Plastics has launched a PVC rainwater system with a simulated cast-iron finish.

Train to Gain scheme "mismanaged"

The government's Train to Gain programme has been labelled "mismanaged" by MPs.

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