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 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...


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...


Creating A Facebook Business Page

 Dec, 12 - 2016   BusinessContinue Reading

Social media is forever changing, enabling anyone and everyone to easily connect and engage online via computers, laptops, tablets and mobiles. So how do you decide which social channel is best for your business? Well, at Logic4training we recommend you get on Facebook first. Why? Because Facebook has been ranked as...


Christmas Fire Warning

 Dec, 08 - 2016   SafetyContinue Reading

Did you know more household fires take place on Christmas day than any other day of the year. This makes Christmas the most dangerous time of the year when it comes to gas safety! 17% of boilers, fires and cookers investigated in December over the last five years have been found to be...


Latest RHI news 2016

 Dec, 08 - 2016   Green IssuesContinue Reading

Things have been quiet on the domestic RHI front in recent months. After last year’s election and with Brexit this year, you could be forgiven for thinking that climate issues have fallen by the wayside. It has certainly been a while since our last RHI update but last week we...


How to manage your gas safe qualification expiry dates

 Dec, 06 - 2016   GasContinue Reading

Here’s something we often get asked by gas installers: “When are my qualifications due to expire?” It may be easy as a sole trader to keep track of but what if your business has 5 or more engineers with several qualifications due to expire at different times? Gas Safe Register...


OFTEC: Oil prices creep up but boiler sales stay strong

 Dec, 06 - 2016   OilContinue Reading

OFTEC have revealed new statistics showing that sales of oil boilers are up 13% on 2015, making this year on course to be the best since 2007. OFTEC says that the sustained low price of oil has undoubtedly been the most significant contributory factor. Typical GB annual fuel costs for...


Electrical Equipment Safety

 Dec, 01 - 2016   ElectricalTips/AdviceContinue Reading

Business Companion have published an in-depth guide for England, Scotland & Wales, highlighting essential information for suppliers of electrical equipment, including CE marking. To ensure that you’re working in the safest environment electrical equipment is required to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994.  This means that if the equipment complies...


Winter advice for consumers from APHC

 Nov, 29 - 2016   HeatingContinue Reading

APHC is reminding consumers to use a qualified heating engineer. The Association of Plumbers & Heating Contractors (APHC) has launched a Winter Switch-on campaign reminding consumers to use a qualified heating engineer. The new campaign comes amid a massive push by the industry to improve standards for 2017 and beyond....


Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week November 2016

 Nov, 25 - 2016   GasContinue Reading

This week is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, a campaign started by the charity CO Awareness to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. So far this year the deadly gas has been responsible for 47 deaths with a further 722 people hospitalised. The charity was set...


Logic4training supports “Retro boiler” energy labelling

 Nov, 24 - 2016   HeatingContinue Reading

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has launched the “Retro Boiler” label scheme. The scheme has already gained support from the government and aims to increase consumer awareness of boiler efficiency. Retrospective boiler labelling can be easily completed during engineer visits. HHIC and its members will work with the...