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Trade Bosses Losing Points For Productivity

Trade Bosses Losing Points For Productivity

GAMIFIED rewards and bonuses not only introduce an element of fun in to the workplace, but also increase employee performance – and according to new research, 52% of trades bosses are losing out on increased productivity by not making use of them.

The only industry that would have more increased productivity from the introduction of gamified rewards than Trades was Medical/Healthcare (56%), with Hospitality and leisure (51%) and Retail (50%) both close behind. 

Tansun's Radiant Heating Panels Are The Future Of Indoor Heating

Tansun's Radiant Heating Panels

Tansun’s new radiant panels are transforming the way people heat their homes and commercial buildings. Stylish, discrete and unobtrusive to blend into any environment, Tansun radiant panels are the ideal indoor heating solution for both commercial and domestic applications.

Tansun radiant heating panels provide even heat distribution to gently warm people and objects before targeting the surrounding air. The panels boast advanced heating technology which is designed to be environmentally friendly and remarkably energy efficient and where energy conversion rates are around 98%. 

Demand for smart meter training soars

Gavin Davies of DTL, which offers smart meter training

Demand for smart meter training is heating up as firms race to meet the recent smart metering equipment technical specification 2 (SMETS 2), reports utilities specialist Develop Training Limited (DTL).

The government has called on energy companies to replace all old-style gas and electricity meters with smart meters.

But the roll out to 36 million households and small firms has been hit by delays, largely due to a shortage of skilled installers, and now DTL says the new SMETS2 standard has taken the demand for training to a new level.

Design revolution in shower toilets –  ViClean-I 100

ViClean-I 100 toilet

ViClean-I 100 from Villeroy & Boch sets a new standard in the design of shower toilets. It looks just like a conventional toilet as the technology has been integrated into the ceramic and not the seat. ViClean-I 100 boasts clear lines and a minimalist look, accentuated by the ultra-flat toilet seat. Add to that the intuitive use and convenient shower functions and the new ViClean-I 100 becomes a subtle centerpiece in any purist bathroom.

Bosch Enhances Popular GB162 Light Commercial Boiler

Bosch Enhances Popular GB162 Light Commercial Boiler

Bosch Commercial and Industrial has made a series of enhancements to its popular GB162 light commercial gas boiler, for improved installation, servicing and operation. 

Increased flexibility

For the first time, the GB162 is available as an 85kW model, meaning the boiler is now available in outputs of 50kW, 65kW, 85kW and 100kW. With the condensing boiler’s innovative cascade design, it can cater for large heat demands of up to 1.6MW, coming into and out of operation when required to ensure even load matching. 

Leading Heat Pump Manufacturer Responds to Committee for Climate Change’s Call

Leading Heat Pump Manufacturer Responds to Committee for Climate Change’s Call for New-Build Homes

UK’s Leading Heat Pump Manufacturer Responds to Committee for Climate Change’s Call for New-Build Homes to be Warmed by Heat Pumps by 2025

The Kensa Group, the UK’s leading manufacturer and installer of ground source heat pumps, has welcomed the Committee for Climate Change’s (CCC)recommendation that gas boiler installations should be outlawed in new homes by 2025. 

In response to the Committee’s call for a more sustainable infrastructure to heat our homes, Simon Lomax, CEO of the Kensa Group says:

An Industry First For EauVation!

 EauVation tap

Leading manufacturer and supplier of sustainable filtered water systems, EauVation, has pioneered a ground-breaking new water system that automatically - and simultaneously – sterilises, fills and delivers multiple bottles of freshly purified, chilled, still or sparkling water….

Marketing Manager, Adam Lenton, explains:

“The HydeauBar is so simple to use, the all-in-one unit has the bottle wash element and bottle filling element alongside each other working simultaneously, and so there is no need to wash the bottles independently.  EauVation’s HydreauBar takes away all the hassle, and saves both time and resource.

KNX eTR 101 Room Temperature Controller for KNX

KNX eTR 101 Room Temperature Controller for KNX

KNX eTR 101 is a heating controller for the KNX building bus system. The switch-sized control unit is placed on site in the room. The controller automatically ensures the desired room temperature and enables individual readjustment via touch surfaces. The simple user interface allows use in both private and commercial areas, especially in hotels, where the user wants to adjust the room temperature quickly and intuitively. "Plus" and "minus" for setting are understood internationally and are supplemented by a temperature value display. The real glass surface is both elegant and durable. The design language matches many current furnishing styles.

MGS Penta from Grange Design shortlisted for Bathroom Product Innovation of the Year 

MGS Penta from Grange Design Tap Mixer

Leading UK based specialist distributor for the bathroom industry, Grange Design, has a momentous start to the New Year by having its exclusive MGS tap nominated as a finalist for the prestigious kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2019. 

Starring in the Bathroom Product Innovation of the Year category,Grange Design made the cut with MGS Penta, a truly neoteric Tap Collection that is characterised by its angular shape and pentagonal handles.  

What to consider when designing a bathroom

Minimal bathroom

A well-designed, beautiful bathroom is a top priority for homeowners, so an appealing and properly installed bathroom is a worthwhile reason to hire a plumber. A survey of 2,000 property owners, by Gocompare.com, highlighted that ‘aspects of bathrooms feature high on the list of must-haves - such as a bathtub (57 per cent) and a separate shower cubicle (47 per cent)’, as does having at least two toilets (45%) and an en-suite bathroom (34 per cent).