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Installer Guide to Condensate Discharge Pipe Installation

 Nov, 13 - 2018   Heating

In April 2005 revisions to the Building Regulations came into force, stating that all replacement gas or oil boilers must be a condensing type.   The introduction of condensing boilers has been fundamental in reducing the UK’s carbon emissions.   Extreme UK weather patterns with prolonged sub-zero temperature experienced in...


Are Your Water Pipes Damaging Your Health?

 Oct, 29 - 2018   Plumbing

According to a survey of 2,000 property owners by WaterSafe, 68% of homeowners don’t know if they have potentially harmful lead water pipes in their property.   Water supplied through lead pipes can be bad for your health – especially for babies and children, whose development can be affected.  ...


Heat Pumps are on the Rise

 Oct, 11 - 2018   Renewable Energy

Stories in the national press this week on Global Warming have made depressing reading and left many of us wondering what on earth we can do to help.    A recent report from Research and Markets offers more optimistic news by announcing sustained growth in the popularity of heat pumps,...


ACS Gas Changes 2018 – What you need to know?

 Sep, 25 - 2018   Gas

The Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) is being updated* to ensure installers are experienced before they add to their existing training. From the 1st October 2018, candidates will have to prove that they have been on the Gas Safety Register for at least six months in order to: Extend Scope: Moving...


£106 million boost for Electric Vehicles

 Sep, 18 - 2018   Electrical

There have been some exciting developments in the Electric Vehicle (EV) sector, accelerating us towards a future of low and zero emission vehicles.    What’s the latest on EV development? The UK’s first Zero Emission Vehicle Summit took place in Birmingham on 11th and 12th September, bringing together ministers, industry...


Capita will continue to operate the Gas Safe register

 Sep, 12 - 2018   Gas

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) announced on the 11th September that Capita Gas Registration and Ancillary Services (CGRAS) have been awarded the five-year contract to deliver Gas Safe registration services until the end of March 2024, subject to a statutory 10-day standstill period in which other companies can contest...


Use Your Gas Safe Card Proactively with This Checklist

 Sep, 13 - 2018   Gas

In July and August 2018, we ran a survey amongst our database of gas engineers to find out when, where and how they were proactively showing their Gas Safe credentials to their customers.   As it turns out, most Gas Safe registered engineers could do much more to use their...


Survey Report: Are You Making the Most of Your Gas Safe Card?

 Sep, 04 - 2018   Gas

Time for the Results…   In anticipation to the upcoming Gas Safety Week (17-23 September 2018), we recently distributed a survey, supported by Gas Safe Register, to see how Gas Engineers use their Gas Cards and Gas Safe registration.   This awareness week sees organisations from across the UK work together...


Good News for Oil Engineers

 Aug, 29 - 2018   Oil

The popularity of oil is still strong, particularly for off-grid households where it continues to be a cheaper heating option compared to electricity, LPG and renewable heating technologies.   For engineers, a career in the heating sector offers both job security and flexibility. There’s no shortage of domestic or commercial...


What Insurance Do I Need for My Trade Business?

 Aug, 13 - 2018   Business

Price Comparison websites may seem like a good idea if you’re in a hurry to get insurance cover, but insurance is a complicated business and installers are being warned to take care and read the small print – to ensure they cover they have is adequate and relevant.   Inadequate...


The Importance of LPG to Help Achieve Zero Emissions

 Aug, 03 - 2018   Renewable Energy

According to the Government’s latest Road to Zero Strategy, LPG will have an important role in helping the UK avert its air quality crisis and achieve a zero-emission transport future. The DfT (Department for Transport) created Transport Energy Model in the last 18 months to set out a relative environmental...


Microgeneration Beyond the FiT – Have Your Say

 Jul, 31 - 2018   Renewable Energy

The days of the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme are numbered, but what’s next for small-scale low-carbon installations?   On 31st March 2019, the generation and export tariffs under the FiT scheme will end, but many in the industry are concerned with the lack of clarity from the government as that...


Gas Safe Card Survey – take part to win £50 Amazon voucher!

 Jul, 27 - 2018   Gas

What do you think about the Gas Safe Card? When do you show it to your customers? Do you think they understand the information on the card?    In honour of Gas Safety Week 2018, which take place from 17th-23rd September, Logic4training with the support of the Gas Safe Register has launched...


Hydrogen Leads the Way in the UK’s Fuel Evolution

 Aug, 01 - 2018   Renewable Energy

As part of its Clean Growth Strategy, the government says that reforming energy policy to include more affordable and greener energy options, such as hydrogen, is a top priority. It now appears it’s prepared to put its money where its mouth is.   Clean Growth Minister, Claire Perry, has announced...


Van Branding Tips for Tradespeople

 Jul, 23 - 2018   Tips/Advice

Van branding is an extremely cost-effective way for building services installers to attract the attention of potential customers and grow awareness of their business.   Do you drive around one of the UK’s major cities in the course of your daily work? As many as 3,000 potential customers per hour will...


Could You Up-skill to Beat the Skills Shortage?

 Jun, 26 - 2018   Plumbing

A recent survey has shown that a lack of skilled workers and poor training opportunities are the most pressing concerns for modern plumbing and heating installers.   Commissioned by Wavin, over half (56%) of respondents stated that the skills gap is the biggest threat facing the plumbing industry today.  ...