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Understanding Energy Labelling – Solid Fuel Appliances

 May, 22 - 2017   Tips/Advice

HETAS has been helping installers and manufactures understand the changes this April with the Energy Labelling directive introduced in the UK/Europe by creating a guide, so they can help consumers make informed choices on solid fuel appliances in relation to the efficiency of the appliance The Energy Labelling directive was...


Supporting Mental Health In Construction

 May, 11 - 2017   General

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and the Considerate Constructors Scheme launch a new helpline to support the mental health agenda in the construction industry. Launched in 2014, the helpline provides a free 24/7 support for construction workers and their families in the UK and Ireland on topics including; Mental Health and Wellbeing Financial...


MPs Demand Protection From CO Poisoning

 May, 05 - 2017   Gas

MPs have demand that low income families must be protected by the government from CO poisoning. Thanks to recent research from Liverpool John Moores University, it showed that those from low income households are most at risk of CO poisoning. The Government also stated an intention in its White Paper in the...


Tool Thefts Blamed On Skeleton Key

 May, 03 - 2017   Security

A skeleton key being sold online for only £20 is being blamed for recent rise in tool thefts from vans. Never heard of the skeleton key? Well simply put it’s a key which allows these thieves to break into vans with ease. Despite having a legal use as a locksmiths tool many believe it...


Where’s the highest demand for your skills – Survey

 Apr, 28 - 2017   General

Starting a new business: where’s the highest demand for your skills? Starting your own business is a big step. How much demand is there for your services where you are based? How many similar tradespeople are after the same jobs? What are the costs of advertising locally? How easy will...


Logic4training Exhibiting At PHEX Alexandra Palace 2017

 Apr, 25 - 2017   Trade Shows

It’s that time again! Logic4training will be exhibiting at the leading regional trade show for the installer, contractor and merchant sector PHEX! This is your chance to meet buyers, suppliers, and manufacturers as well get a look at latest product launches, get the best deals and find out about training and installer support. The...


Employing Someone For The First Time

 Apr, 24 - 2017   Business

Have you reached the point where you need an extra pair of hands to keep on top of your workload? Getting extra help can be quite a daunting prospect, bringing challenges you won’t have faced before in terms of laws, rights and responsibilities. We can help!  Employing Staff is just...


Boiler Servicing While The Heating’s Off

 Apr, 20 - 2017   Heating

An annual boiler service is obviously a good idea in terms of gas safety, but it’s also an important step in maintaining an efficient heating system – one that many householders overlook unless they have a problem.  With the number of boilers in the UK numbering over 20 million, there...


Protect Your Van From Thieves

 Apr, 18 - 2017   Tips/Advice

Despite the fact that vehicle crime figures have actually declined in the UK, there are still many business owners who still see their vehicles targeted by the thieves. Trevor Hodgson-Philips, Head of Service and Parts at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers some advice so van owners can better protect their vehicles. Parking...


Review The Government’s Industrial Strategy Consultation

 Apr, 12 - 2017   General

Mark Antrobus, the President of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) has been asking companies within the sector to review the Government’s Industrial Strategy Document.   What is the Industrial Strategy? In January 2017, The Government’s Industrial Strategy Consultation was launched by the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial...


Installers First

 Apr, 10 - 2017   General

Installers First has been launched to make sure that installers voices are heard when it comes to shaping the industry.  Stewart Clements, Director, HHIC shares his thoughts; “…Thousands of Gas Safe engineers have joined together to voice their opinion on circumstances within the industry which were seemingly outside of their control,...


Help In Preparing Quotes

 Apr, 07 - 2017   Business

Costing up a job isn’t easy as there are so many variables to consider; particularly for new businesses or if you’ve started taking on different kinds of work. We can help! Job costing is just one of the topics covered in our series of business guides which tackle subjects relating...


UK Plumber Of The Year 2017

 Apr, 05 - 2017   Plumbing

Could you be the UK Plumber of the Year? The search for the UK’s best plumber has begun again, launched for the third year running by JT, Plumb Center and Bristan. Open for entries from yesterday (3rd April), the award looks to recognise talented plumbers across the UK, with a...


Smart Meter Quarterly Report

 Apr, 05 - 2017   Smart Meters

The latest report on smart metering installs during the final quarter of 2016 in Great Britain has been published.  In this report you will find information on the number of smart meters installed in domestic properties and smaller non-domestic sites. It also shows the total number of meters in operation up until...


New ‘Tank Safe’ Campaign

 Mar, 31 - 2017   Oil

OFTEC and NICC have launched a new campaign to ensure that over 400,000 oil-heated homes in Northern Ireland are ‘tank safe’. The campaign was launched to raise awareness that older tanks can have various problems, therefore its important that homeowners understand how to look after their oil tank. Check out their information video below,...


Warning: Non-approved Flue Systems!

 Mar, 29 - 2017   Safety

Installers, be aware and take extra caution when ordering online as the number of non-approved flue systems and controls is increasing! Simply put what this means is that some flue systems sold online may say they are compatible with certain manufacturers’ boiler models, when they haven’t actually been tested, approved or certified. It’s...


The Green Deal Returns

 Mar, 24 - 2017   General

After weeks of rumors about the Green Deal returning, it has now be confirmed! However, the question floating around on social media is ‘should installers get involved?’ According to Green Deal Provider and Managing Director of Eco-energi John Davidson has said that its good news the deal is ready to go...


£500 Million Boost For Technical ‘T Levels’

 Mar, 27 - 2017   General

New ‘T- Levels’ are to be developed between now and 2022, designed to give technical subjects, such as engineering and construction, equal status alongside A-Levels.  The £500 million boost to develop the new vocational qualifications was announced by Chancellor for the Exchequer Phillip Hammond in his budget statement on 8...


Fuel Poverty Needs To Be Debated

 Mar, 23 - 2017   General

The Energy and Utilities Alliance, also known as the ‘EUA’ has responded to Dimplexs comment by stating that there was ‘no need to bring gas into the electric heating debate’  Consumer electrical goods firm Dimplex has claimed that by ‘upgrading incorrectly specified appliances is the key to reducing fuel poverty...