Record-breaking steam car owes success to UK expertise

The team that broke the world land speed record for a steam-powered car visited SPIRAX SARCO as part of its UK tour.

Green homes to be built

Energy-efficient homes are to be built near South Tyneside to provide "affordable housing" that will reduce energy costs.

British Safety Council urges young people to 'Speak Up, Stay Safe'

The council has launched a campaign promoting the personal health and safety of young people in the workplace.

BP to raise $20 billion for oil spill

The BP Board has announced a package of measures to tackle the oil spill.

LPG incentive on the up with Calor

Calor has increased its installer incentive scheme for the summer.

Boiler implicated in bathroom fire

An asthmatic woman suffered possible smoke inhalation in her home after a fire thought to be caused by a boiler.

Pimlico Plumbers fly the flag

Pimlico Plumbers has created a banner in support of the England football team for the World Cup.

NAPIT slams BBC's Rogue Traders team

The association has criticised Watchdog's team for "failing to highlight the importance of using registered tradespeople" in a recent episode.

Industrial maintenance company in "ambitious growth strategy"

Captus ProNet plans to create up to 600 UK jobs in five years.

Coalition government 'offers chance for stability'

The new government could bring stability to the heating sector, believes Keston Boilers' Nick Whitwell.

Trends in light commercial boilers

More than half of all commercial boilers sold today include high-efficency appliances.

Merchant giant offers integrated service

Travis Perkins is to offer integrated services for energy-efficient retrofit contracts.

Armstrong in merger

Armstrong has merged its two key areas of operation in the UK.

Plumber sentenced for illegal gas fitting

An unregistered plumber has been sentenced for carrying out illegal work.

Fine for gas flue installers

HSE has prosecuted a loft-conversion company and its sub-contractor for carrying out dangerous gas works.

Oil heating "the cheaper choice", says OFTEC

Oil heating is still the cheapest option for off-gas main households, according to OFTEC.

Graham launches heating parts service

Plumbers' merchant Graham has launched a heating spare parts service in every branch.

Vent-Axia and Daikin UK in supply agreement

Vent-Axia and Daikin UK have established a supply agreement to deliver renewable energy heat pump systems.

Free iPhone app to launch through Worcester

Worcester's new iPhone app will include its website's 'Find a Boiler' search.

Worcester launches MCS website

Worcester has launched a "microsite" to help installers better understand MCS accreditation.

Travis Perkins in BSS Group bid

Travis Perkins has announced plans to buy BSS Group.

Industry support for CIBSE campaign

CIBSE's 'Non-compliance Costs' campaign, launched in April, has gained support from leading industry bodies.

Self-certification scheme to launch

A scheme allowing professional installers to self-certify work is to launch in Scotland.

Government closes Low Carbon Building Programme

Government has closed the LCBP with immediate effect as part of its £6 billion spending cuts.

Win £500 in Baxi's Golden Boot Challenge

Installers can win £500 in Baxi's Golden Boot Challenge.

Positive fuel savings

A Somerset development has achieved level 4 under the Code for Sustainable Homes scheme.

Route planner

AEG Powertools' new 1,400w twin-base router offers two routers in one, providing the user with the right tool for any routing application.

Get the price right

HBXL has upgraded its EstimatorXpress estimating software to create a specialised package for plumbers and heating engineers.

TA Team: Helps a plan come together

Tour & Andersson has launched a hand-held measuring device, the TA-Scope, together with aiding software.

Don't abandon apprenticeships

SummitSkills has welcomed the DECC's consultation on skills needs to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Modern offering

Vogue (UK) says its MD001 and MD002 radiators from the Modern collection offer a multitude of choice to style-conscious consumers.

Landlord fined for exposing workers to asbestos

A commercial property landlord has been fined after exposing construction workers to asbestos.

Percy the plumber

Property maintenance service company Country & Town has found its own way of tackling the threat of a skills shortage.

Green investment banking

The new UK Green Bank has received much cross-party support, despite election tensions, according to the European Future Energy Forum.

Alpha extends its Fernox heating promotion

Alpha Heating Innovation is extending its New Year promotion to give away the latest Fernox TF1 in-line filter with selected boilers.

Bulk buys

Independent plumbers' merchant Heating Plumbing Supplies has launched an online store supplying bulk quantities of popular fittings.

Crane covers all bases

Crane Fluid Systems has relaunched a range of DZR brass ball valves for water, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems.

Silence is golden

Brewer has launched the Peacemaker, a noise-reducing mat placed on top of the terminal which eliminates noises associated with avian footfall.

For the long haul

Banico has redesigned its valves, which are now equipped with a pair of inlet and outlet ports.

Walney showroom

Designer radiator supplier, Walney UK, has opened a new showroom in Holywell Hill, St Albans.

Krom for higher

MHS Radiators has introduced a range of high-output aluminium towel rails to its portfolio.

Needn't return to Zehnder

Zehnder has launched a range of stainless steel products which the company says are affordable and stylish.

Kermi UK launch

Kermi has introduced the full range of Arbonia central heating column radiators to the UK market, providing heating solutions in all the key sectors.

Tubes of steel

Heatline has announced the launch of its tubular steel radiator range.

Trying to stay Seine

Myson offers a range of individually hand-crafted towel warmers and decorative radiators.

Zero a hero for heat

MHS Radiators has launched the Zero range of low-cost, lightweight aluminium radiators with contemporary styling and various heat outputs.

A work of art?

Aestus has added the Chagall radiator to its Hotech collection.

Latest radiator launch is Sofi's choice

Ultraheat has expanded its Premier range to include steel and stainless steel radiators.

Another hot model

Aestus has added a towel horse to its Centro line.

Creda's Proline-up

Creda's Proline II PL towel rail uses dry technology for rapid warm-up.