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What Insurance Do I Need for My Trade Business?

 Aug, 13 - 2018   BusinessContinue Reading

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...


Van Branding Tips for Tradespeople

 Jul, 23 - 2018   Tips/AdviceContinue Reading

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   PlumbingContinue Reading

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.  ...


PHEX Alexandra Palace 2018 – Highlights

 Jun, 26 - 2018   Trade ShowsContinue Reading

On the 20th and 21st of June 2018, Logic4training once again exhibited with a whole host of industry experts, manufacturers, engineers and journalists at PHEX Alexandra Palace 2018.   The show was a great success and particularly busy on Thursday.   In Jim’s absence, Russell had to be the star of...


No more gas boilers from 2020? Surely not! 

 Jun, 18 - 2018   HeatingContinue Reading

An article published in HPM magazine article on 19th April has caused a bit of a stir, stating that ‘from 2020 gas boilers cannot be installed in new build properties’. We were surprised and the HHIC has come back to say this is not the case.   There’s no need...


Additional Information on Boiler Plus

 Jun, 14 - 2018   HeatingContinue Reading

The Heating and Hot Water industry council (HHIC), has produced additional guidance for boiler plus to help with understanding and compliance.   What are the Requirements Installers need to meet Boiler Plus standards? Boiler efficiency of at least 92% ErP Time control, temperature control, and boiler interlock For combi boilers...


A green future is not just renewable…

 Jun, 11 - 2018   Renewable EnergyContinue Reading

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has been getting a bit of stick in the press lately.   A recent report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the effectiveness of the RHI said the scheme failed to meet its objectives or provide value for the £23 billion...


Early Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Diagnosis is Essential

 Jun, 01 - 2018   GasContinue Reading

A new report published by the Gas Safety Trust (GST) and the British Toxicology Society (BTS) has called for the development of new bio-markers to improve standards of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning detection.    The report suggests: While accidental poisoning by CO is considered relatively rare, it may be more...


‘Behind-the-meter’ technology for solar PV

 May, 28 - 2018   Renewable EnergyContinue Reading

There was once a time when electricity generating renewable energy technologies, such as solar PV, were a great investment. But faced with continual cut-backs to Feed-in-tariffs (FiTs), system owners need to find new ways of maximising their investment in solar PV. Back in 2010, the government’s Feed-in-tariff (FiT) rates were...


17th Edition changes to 18th Edition

 May, 18 - 2018   ElectricalContinue Reading

The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS7671:2018) replace the 17th Edition on 2nd July 2018. The 17th Edition Wiring Regulations were launched in 2008 and while there have been a few amendments, not much has changed since then – until now. On the 2nd July 2018 the 18th Edition will be...


Tradespeople on Twitter are taking a Stand against Van Theft

 May, 15 - 2018   GeneralContinue Reading

In the trades industry, your van is everything. It’s your ‘mobile’ office: It keeps all your expensive tools, paperwork, manuals, and it’s your transportation.   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...


Confusion Around Boiler Plus

 May, 11 - 2018   HeatingContinue Reading

There’s still confusion around Boiler Plus   April 2018 saw the introduction of the Government’s new Boiler Plus scheme, which puts more responsibility on the shoulders of installers to install energy-efficient gas boilers and introduce a range of energy saving measures to the domestic systems they service and install.  ...