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Smart Meter Target Threatened

 Feb, 20 - 2017   Smart MetersContinue Reading

New research suggests that an emerging north/south divide could possibly affect the governments plan to install smart meters in around 50 million homes by the end of 2020. Smart meters have been strong in the north. 19% of homes in the north west and around a quarter of homes in the north east...


Electricians: Finding More Work in 2017

 Feb, 17 - 2017   ElectricalContinue Reading

Here’s some great news to start off the year; There is a new way for electrical installers get extra work, build their reputation and grow their business in 2017.    NAPIT Keep Busy Scheme Following successful trials last year, NAPIT has launched its ‘Keep Busy Scheme’ in collaboration with Quotatis,...


Energy Company Obligation Reforms

 Feb, 14 - 2017   HeatingContinue Reading

Thanks to recent changes to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), homes around the UK will get extra support to keep warm during the colder months. This means that ECO will make sure energy companies provide the necessary support those who struggle to meet their heating bills. Plans to extend the scheme from 03/17 to...


ELEX Alexandra Palace Summary 2017

 Feb, 07 - 2017   Trade ShowsContinue Reading

On the 1st and 2nd February 2017, Logic4training was exhibiting at ELEX at Alexandra Palace. We were offering advice on all courses, exclusive discounts and free giveaways.   The Building Trade Show  Alexanda Palace dedicated it’s space to the Building Trades Show in Feb so that builders, plumbers and electricians could see the latest...


CGCS New Certification Scheme

 Feb, 07 - 2017   GeneralContinue Reading

Capita Gas Compliance Services (CGCS) has launched a new UKAS accredited gas safety certification. It will be used to benchmark and confirm that businesses have met all legal gas safety standards. CGCS new certification is recognised by both public and private sector organisations. It will also provide assurance for an organisation and employees...


CO Poisoning On The Rise

 Jan, 30 - 2017   GasContinue Reading

There has been a 10% rise in recorded incidents of suspected carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning at NHS Trusts across the UK: 2014/2015 – 2,220 incidents 2015/2016 – 2,430 incidents That’s an average of 6 people attending A&E every day with suspected CO poisoning! Young and elderly people were the most...


Low-Carbon Heat Policy

 Jan, 25 - 2017   HeatingContinue Reading

OFTEC have said that the ‘Government must develop a more inclusive UK heat policy which addresses the key issues of energy efficiency and fuel poverty alongside efforts to reduce carbon emissions from heating in off-grid homes’. There’s supposedly 4 million UK households living in fuel poverty and this poverty much higher in...


Reducing Water Usage

 Jan, 20 - 2017   PlumbingContinue Reading

Waterwise and Ideal Standard conducted a report last year which showed a major increase in consumer use of water efficient appliances, including taps, showers and washing machines, as shoppers look to safeguard spending against rising household bills.   About The Report 2,016 consumers from across the UK.were surveyed by Ideal Standard...


Vaillant’s Warmth Week Campaign

 Jan, 17 - 2017   HeatingContinue Reading

After such success in it’s 2015 and 2016 activity, Vaillant is again helping installers with its annual Warmth WeekTM campaign which raises awareness of its heating product Vaillant’s Warmth Week Campaign has been brought to the UK’s busiest train stations in the hope of spreading a bit of warmth and joy with its ‘Little...


Logic4training Business Guides

 Jan, 13 - 2017   BusinessContinue Reading

As we enter the New Year, many tradespeople will be looking towards new and exciting opportunities for 2017. Perhaps you have just finished your training and fancy branching out on your own. Or maybe you’re looking to expand or improve the way your existing business runs. New Year is a great...


Landlord Bans Plumbers

 Jan, 13 - 2017   GeneralContinue Reading

Britain’s biggest landlord has just announced that he will not rent his properties to plumbers, battered wives, single parents, smokers in addition to many more.  Fergus Wilson, who owns a property Empire in Kent has posted a document online outlining its latest letting criteria which includes 11 strict rules for those unable...


APHC Training Rewards

 Jan, 12 - 2017   GeneralContinue Reading

APHC (Training) are giving away training rewards worth £150 to 100 plumbing and heating companies! The cost of staying up to date with training is a big outlay to plumbing and heating companies.  Many training courses, such as ACS Qualifications, are mandatory requirements of your trade, others support expansion of...


Supporting the smart meter roll-out…

 Jan, 10 - 2017   Smart MetersContinue Reading

The government has pledged that every home and small business will be offered a smart meter by the end of 2020. In real terms, this means the installation of 50 million smart meters, impacting a total of 30 million properties. With the scheme now in its ‘main installation’ phase, over 4.89...


Each Home Counts Review

 Jan, 05 - 2017   SafetyContinue Reading

In July 2015, the Secretaries of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) jointly commissioned this review.  After a LONG wait the Bonfield Review has finally been released.   What is the Each Home Counts Review? The official...


Pricing Your Time

 Dec, 23 - 2016   BusinessContinue Reading

Quoting for a job should be as simple as working out the cost of materials and the time required. So how do you get a realistic handle on those two components?  I’m sure as a professional tradesmen you want nothing more than to find a price which meets the expectations of...


Solar thermal to stay in RHI

 Dec, 14 - 2016   Renewable EnergyContinue Reading

2016 has been the year of bad news following more bad news for most of us. Today, however, we welcome some really positive news. The Government has dropped plans to remove solar thermal from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The Solar Trade Association (STA) provided clear evidence and galvanised strong...


Telephone answering service or…

 Dec, 14 - 2016   BusinessContinue Reading

I recently read an article in HPM magazine about voicemail costing plumber’s trade. The piece was all about how potential customers calls are being missed (33%) and 69% of callers don’t leave a voicemail message. Based on a survey of 300 “micro businesses” carried out by “mobile answering service” Moneypenny,...


BEIS Consultation – Complete the Future of Heat survey

 Dec, 13 - 2016   HeatingContinue Reading

The Heating & Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is calling on heating installers to complete a short survey to help change the future of domestic heating! The Department of Business, Energy & Industrial strategy (BEIS) released a new consultation last week looking at how boiler installation regulations could be improved. ‘Heat...