Fernox Launches Updated Express Range With Enhanced Formulation In Recyclable Canisters

Fernox Express Range

Fernox has re-launched its Express range of chemicals, packing in even more active ingredients and increasing the dosage with new 400ml, recyclable canisters. Every product in the range is now able to protect a system up to 130 litres (or up to 16 radiators) and the equivalent of 250m2 of underfloor systems; reducing the risk of under-dosing significantly.

The Express range of Fernox chemical water treatment products is a quick and convenient way of treating a central heating system. Pressurised to 12 bar, Fernox Express can dose into a pressurised system without the need for drain down, saving time on-site especially when servicing a system and topping-up on inhibitor at annual maintenance time.

Brits are losing HUNDREDS of pounds due to never switching energy supplier

Woman saving hundreds of pounds by turning down the thermostat from Energy Supplier

One in five (21%) Brits say they are more worried about gas and electricity costs than any other household spending*, yet many don’t appear to be taking advice from energy companies to help reduce bills.

Research from Boiler Plan revealed that Brits aren’t taking advantage of the many deals available to new customers, as a third (33%) have never changed their energy supplier** and 73% have not switched in the last 12 months***. Failing to consider moving to a new provider can end up costing consumers hundreds of pounds - as data shows that one in five Brits (20%) are spending between £750 and £1,000 per year on gas and electricity alone***.

Boiler Plan, provides five tips on how to reduce energy costs.

1. Use free online tools to make savings

Make it your mission to win Paris prize with PolyMax

Last years winner of the PolyMax prize next to a Sheffield sign

Polypipe, the UK’s leading manufacturer of above and below ground drainage and plastic plumbing systems, is giving you the chance to win amazing prizes. Polypipe is looking for thrill-seekers to take part in its MissionMax competition – with the grand prize of a three-night trip to Paris for two.

Installers, plumbers and heating engineers can also win a range of high-octane adventure experiences including helicopter lessons, scuba diving and supercar race days.

Plumbing News TV Launches Competition To Find 2019 Plumber Of The Year

Steve Bartin holding Plumber Of The Year sign

Plumbing News TV, the go-to station for all things plumbing, has supported the launch of the 2019 competition by tracking down previous winners in an action-packed special report, which can be viewed here. The infamous UK Plumber of the Year competition returns for its fifth year, with the stakes higher than ever!

The competition will again see trade giants JT, Bristan and Wolseley come together to recognise the remarkable level of talent from plumbers across the UK and search for the nation’s number one.

Top 5 Lies Customers Tell To Obtain Cheaper Van Insurance

White van driving through a city

Top 100 Insurance Brokerage Reveals the Top 5 Lies Customers Tell Staff in Attempt to Obtain Cheaper Van Insurance

Constuctaquote.com also reveals that in some instances customers potentially do the opposite of what they intended and end up increasing their premiums by avoiding the truth 

Top 100 insurance brokerage, Constructaquote.com,has created a top 5 list of fibs told by potential customers on a mission to get cheap van insurance, the South Wales Company has revealed. 

Weekly Earnings For Self-Employed Plumbers Slip In April

self-employed plumber plumbing in a sink

Weekly earnings for self-employed plumbing contractors edged down in April, according to the latest figures released by Hudson Contract. Analysis of last month’s payroll data for more than 2,200 construction companies in England and Wales reveals a marginal decrease of 0.5 per cent to an average of £1,117 for plumbers.

The regional breakdown shows a more detailed picture. Plumbers in the South West saw the biggest fall with average weekly earnings down 18.2 per cent to £1,441, followed by those in Wales, who were down 13.1 per cent to £938, and the North West, down 10.1 per cent to £789.

The only regions to record growth were the East of England, where earnings rose 1.4 per cent to £1,349, and Yorkshire and the Humber, up 0.9 per cent to 681.

Teddington Systems develops advanced controller

Teddington Systems advanced controller - The Sapphire

Teddington Systems develops advanced controller for next generation of domestic heating boiler

Electronics design and manufacturer Teddington Systems has developed an advanced controller for a new generation of domestic heating boilers.

Working closely with Cambridgeshire-based EOGB Energy Products, the controller provides a sophisticated method to manage the heat output of a boiler’s burner unit, delivering significant improvements in energy efficiency. The controller also has a first-of-its-kind OpenTherm interface to enable the heating system to utilise advanced sensors and controllers in the home.

Growing bathroom retailer set to open stores in Bradford and Glasgow

Bathroom retailer Easy Bathrooms and their fleet of delivery vehicles

Rapidly-growing bathroom retailer, Easy Bathrooms, is set to open an additional two stores within the next two weeks, after signing leases on units in Bradford and Glasgow.

The move triples its bricks and mortar presence on the UK high street, within just two years. Founded in 2013, the retailer now has 33 showrooms nationwide – compared to the eleven stores it had in April 2017. 

Within a two-year period, the firm has also created over 90 jobs, seeing it open showrooms across the south of the UK, including a network of seven locations across Hampshire and Berkshire.

The Bradford and Glasgow stores will create an additional nine jobs, totalling £300,000 investment – and are both set to open in mid-May.

Fast And Convenient: New Fernox Water Quality Test App

New Fernox Water Quality Test App

Fernox has launched the Fernox Water Quality Test app, aimed at streamlining its laboratory postal sampling service; making it easier for installers to submit test samples and access their results quickly through their mobile. Launching this May, installers will be able to register on Android and IOS platforms to download the app and start enjoying the timesaving benefits of this paperless service.

Lack Of Skilled Worker Is Biggest Threat To Plumbing Sector

Skilled plumbing workers around a table

Hep2O, the UK’s leading plastic push-fit plumbing manufacturer, has revealed the findings of new research into the plumbing profession, which promises to stimulate further conversation about the future of the industry.

Hep2O invited top industry advocates including Pb Plumber, Andy Cam, Mr London Plumber, Wayne Bettess and Heather Clark to attend a roundtable at the Water Poet in Shoreditch, London, to discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the sector. The company then turned to the wider industry, and carried out a survey to get plumbers’ thoughts on the state on the trade based on the themes identified by the industry influencers.