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Plumbing

Do you want to become a plumber?

 Jul, 12 - 2017   Plumbing

Are you interested in becoming a plumber? Does a trade for life sound appealing? It’s physically demanding, you need to have a decent knowledge of maths and science and be ready and willing to get your hands dirty. But, if you like working with your hands and learning new skills,...


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...


Reducing Water Usage

 Jan, 20 - 2017   Plumbing

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...


Plumbers Get Winter Ready

 Nov, 16 - 2016   Tips/AdvicePlumbing

With winter approaching, plumbers and water companies are working with weather experts to remind people on how to stay safe and warm.  The register for approved plumbing businesses, WaterSafe and various UK water companies are supporting the ‘Get Ready for Winter’ campaign by the Met Office. The campaign will provide people with information on how to prepare,...


Plumbers can help their customers save water all year round

 Sep, 01 - 2016   Plumbing

We love to talk about the good old British weather here in the UK   When it’s hot and rumours of hosepipe bans and droughts are circulating, as consumers, we become aware of our water usage and try to use it sparingly to prevent shortages.   But, once the wet...


APHC advocate ‘competent person’ in Legionella prevention

 Aug, 10 - 2016   Plumbing

Legionnaires’ disease is relatively rare in the UK, but when outbreaks do occur the disease can cause life-threating health problems and fatalities.   Following a fatal outbreak at St Christopher’s Hospice, which provides end-of-life care in South London, the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) is emphasising the importance...


APHC research reveals shocking new findings

 Aug, 02 - 2016   Plumbing

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) have finally released the results of their independent research and the results have been described as “Startling” by much of the trade press.   The research was carried out by DJS Research in order to support the Association’s case about the need...


Popular courses for plumbers

 Aug, 03 - 2016   Plumbing

What are Logic4training’s most popular courses for plumbers?   Logic4training runs courses that plumbers can really benefit from. Here are some of our most popular training courses for plumbers.     Domestic Gas Heating Installer – Experienced Trades Package Also known as the Domestic Gas Approved Prior Learning (APL) Course,...


APHC want to improve trading conditions for Plumbers

 Jul, 14 - 2016   Plumbing

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) will be lobbying for better trading conditions for the quality plumbing and heating sector. Brian Silvester gave his first speech as National President of the APHC at the beginning of July 2016. He said: “Over the next year I would like to...


PHEX + Alexandra Palace 2016

 May, 20 - 2016   Plumbing

We have just finished another successful PHEX+ show at Alexandra Palace.   This year’s show felt even busier for us than the last, which saw commercial manufacturers join in on the action for the first time.   They were back again this year which meant the number of installers turning...


Plumbers – is it hard for your customers to find you?

 May, 25 - 2016   Plumbing

Good plumbers are hard to find, according to research commissioned by Toolstation! Professional plumbers and heating engineers are in high demand – findings showed that more people looked to hire a professional for plumbing than any other home improvement. While homeowners are not willing to risk attempting the job themselves,...


Free legionella guide from BSRIA

 Nov, 25 - 2015   Plumbing

Download your FREE PDF Legionella guide from BSRIA, perfect to print out and pin up for your employees or keep yourself as an “at a glance point of reference”  The 4 page guide includes information on: The Approved code of practice (ACOP L8) A summary of the regulations What is Legionella, who is...


Radiators – Time to upgrade for efficiency

 Nov, 24 - 2015   Plumbing

Do your customers know that they could save more money by upgrading their ageing radiators?   The industry has done sterling work to convey the message to the end users that replacing a domestic heating boiler will reduce their fuel bills. A new boiler is a significant investment and is...


Plumbers and Merchants – Your role is changing

 Aug, 17 - 2015   Plumbing

According to a recent survey by City Plumbing Supplies, a plumbing, heating and bathroom specialist, the role of installers, plumbers and merchants is evolving. The survey shows that savvy home owners take a more informed route to purchasing their new bathroom, preferring to conduct independent, in-depth research before they make...


Contractors prioritise Legionella prevention

 Jul, 06 - 2015   Plumbing

Legionella prevention is the top consideration when specifying pipework systems Legionella, the Bacteria associated with Legionnaires disease, is the top consideration when specifying pipework systems for hot water networks. That’s according to research conducted by Durapipe UK, who questioned more than 500 building services contractors and consultants. The research was...


Notify The Installation Of Hot Water Cylinders

 Jun, 12 - 2015   Plumbing

Working with hot water cylinders but haven’t yet notified your Local Authority Building Control, then your customers could be open to fines of up to £5,000. Here we take a look at everything you need to do, and who you need to notify, when it comes to installing hot water...


The push fit debate rages on…

 Jun, 09 - 2015   Plumbing

There have been several reports in the trade press recently regarding push fit pipes and whether they pose more of a flooding risk than traditional copper pipes. You may remember we published this article a while back featuring a warning and highlighting several instances where thousands of pounds worth of damage...


What is the right age to become a plumber?

 May, 22 - 2015   Plumbing

41 – The age of the nations most trusted tradesperson (But don’t worry it’s down to the training!) According to a new study by Watersafe, consumers are basing how they pick a plumber on pretty unscientific methods, focusing on age rather than making sure they have the correct qualifications, with...


What is the best App for tradesmen

 May, 26 - 2015   TechnologyPlumbing

What is the best app for tradesmen? Whether you’re a sparky, a plumber, a chippy or even a photographer? Introducing our new App partners: SmartTrade with exclusive benefits from Logic4training.    You’ve got your own business, you are your own boss, it’s a fantastic way to live but the administration tasks are...