Heating

Launch of Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle set to redefine the UK domestic heating market

Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle Boiler

Worcester Bosch will be launching its Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle range in May - a boiler specifically designed to offer both installers with more choice, depending on installation location and customer need.

After years of development and direct feedback from hundreds of installers, the new Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle includes two models: Life and Style.  Both models see a series of new additions and refinements over Worcester Bosch’s hugely popular Greenstar CDi Classic, which had been installed in well over 1 million homes.

The Greenstar 8000 Life is a direct replacement of the CDi Classic, building upon the well-established foundations from the previous boiler. It keeps many of the tried, tested and much-loved CDI Classic features, and improves on everything else. 

The ideal temperature for your four-legged friends revealed

Cat asleep on radiator after finding it's ideal temperature

The UK is a nation of animal lovers, with an estimated 51 million(1) pets living in British homes. But, do Brits know the optimum temperature their four-legged friends should be living in to ensure they are happy and healthy?

As well as feeding pets a well-balanced diet and providing lots of fresh water and exercise, it’s just as important that we keep the temperature of homes to an ideal setting to make sure our beloved pets are healthy.

Boiler Plan, one of the UK’s leading providers and installers of boilers, has conducted in-depth research into living temperature for the UK’s most popular pets, including the best temperature to keep their habitats during both the summer and winter.

Dogs

Unique modern radiator manufacturing sale announced

radiator warehouse

Global advisory and asset management specialists, Gordon Brothers, has announced the unprecedented sale of Quinn Radiators manufacturing facility situated in Newport, South Wales.

The Quinn Radiators manufacturing plant is located in a state-of-the-art facility, spanning across a building of 1.2 million square feet, with the capacity to produce, package and store an estimated four million steel panel radiators each year. Producing round top, compact, towel and low surface temperature radiators, Quinn Radiators Limited is one of the most advanced plants in Europe.

This type of sale rarely occurs and is a unique opportunity for the steel fabrication and radiator manufacturing industry to take advantage of.

Assets for sale by Private Treaty:

How To: District Heating with Ground Source Heat Pumps

Underground Ground Source Heat Pumps

Kensa Contracting, the UK’s dedicated ground source heat network delivery partner, has unveiled a new video to demonstrate the largely unknown and untapped energy sources that can be used to deliver the UK’s low carbon heating ambitions.

Focussing specifically on community heating, the film, ‘How To: District Heating with Ground Source Heat Pumps’, outlines how Kensa’s ambient temperature loop system works with multiple energy sources to serve individual ground source heat pumps inside new and existing homes with sustainable, low carbon, non air polluting, heating and hot water.

Kensa Contracting’s Managing Director, Dr. Matthew Trewhella, says:

Hot Water on Demand with Triton’s Instaflow Water Heater 

Triton’s Instaflow Water Heater 

Triton Showers, the market leader in showers and water heating solutions, has launched Instaflow, a new range of instantaneous water heaters for the reliable supply of hot water on demand. The units are ideal for commercial applications, from workshops and garages to beauticians and florists, where there may not be hot water available but the ability to clean hands is a crucial part of the job.

The Instaflow heaters are available in a range of outputs including 5.4kW, 7.7kW and 10.1kW depending on whether the hot water required is for a single hand basin or kitchen tap, or two outlets. For economical delivery, the water heaters only power up when the water starts to flow meaning no power is wasted when the units are in standby operation.

Polypipe puts you in control

Polypipe app

Polypipe, the UK’s leading manufacturer of underfloor heating systems, has developed a new range of smart controls compatible with leading home smart systems.

Polypipe’s new Smart controls, allow customers to adjust the temperature of their underfloor heating system using a smartphone, tablet or touchscreen thermostat.

The controls are compatible with Google Assistant, Apple Homekit and Amazon Alexa meaning that they fit in with systems that customers are already familiar with.

Smart controls used with modern underfloor heating systems are designed to operate more efficiently and save money and energy over the whole life of installation and use.

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.

Kensa Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation with New Growth Plans 

Kensa staff celebrating 20 Years of Innovation with New Growth Plans 

With recent announcements from the Committee for Climate Change and the Government calling for significantly higher numbers of heat pump installations, the Kensa Group has announced changes to its senior management team and additional business services as it looks to celebrate its 20th anniversary with continued rapid growth.  

James Standley has been promoted to Managing Director of Kensa Heat Pumps, the UK’s only ground source heat pump manufacturer, whilst Dr Matthew Trewhella will step up to the same role for Kensa Contracting, the specialist in-house installation business, which celebrated the launch of a dedicated website earlier in the year.

Commenting on the changes, CEO Simon Lomax says:

New premises for growing heating and ventilation insulation business

Staff stood outside new premises heating and ventilation insulation business

A leading UK and European-wide heating and ventilation insulation company which started life in the front room of a home in Solihull has moved into new premises as business grows year-on-year.

Denco Thermal was established by the then managing director Dennis Coles and company secretary Jill Coles as a start-up business in 2005 in Warwick Road before re-locating to Homer Road in the town.

With turnover growing to £6.4 million in its latest accounts, the company has a new base at the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre in Central Boulevard, Solihull, for its eight office staff including an apprentice estimator.