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Put your heart into a plumbing career

Put your heart into a plumbing career

Plumbing is one of the world’s oldest professions dating back to Roman times.
It was even considered a great choice of career by Albert Einstein, who declared in November 1954: “If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make my living, I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or teacher. I would rather choose to be a plumber or a peddler in the hope to find that modest degree of independence still available under present circumstances.”

 

With more than 230,000 jobs expected to be created in construction by 2020, a growth of 2.5% each year – 3.5% in Greater London – there has never been a better time to get into the industry.

 

It's bold, beautiful and unique - this is Evolved by JT

It's bold, beautiful and unique - this is Evolved by JT

Leading UK shower tray manufacturer, JT, has today launched a new addition to its award winning range. Evolved by JT is a first in the market that fuses both tray and wet room concepts. At 25mm deep, Evolved by JT has been designed to incorporate the simplicity of installing a shower tray with the stunning look of a modern wet room.

Over nearly three decades, JT has led product design in the shower industry, from the first tray on legs to the launch of the revolutionary JT40 and market-leading JTFusion, the low profile tray that took the market by storm.

This next generation product features a leading edge waste solution, powered by an exclusive partnership with global market-leading waste manufacturer Wirquin.

Powerflushing made simple

Powerflushing made simple

The new Fernox TF1 Omega Filter Flushing Adapter provides a simple and convenient way to attach any powerflushing machine with a standard 3/4” BSP connection to a central heating system via a Fernox TF1 Omega Filter. The adapter replaces the filter body and allows a full flow rate powerflush to be achieved quickly and efficiently.

 

The Fernox TF1 Omega Filter Flushing Adapter is rated up to 85°C. For systems with a combination boiler, powerflushing via the filter connection has the added benefit of allowing the primary side of the secondary heat exchanger to be cleaned. This can be achieved by turning the hot water tap on to engage the boiler diverter valve.

Inclusive Design and the Ageing Population

Showers

Martin Walker, CEO of Methven UK, discusses the role played by technology and design in the creation of usable bathrooms for the ageing population and what this means for installers.

Thanks to improvements in healthcare, advancements in technology and a higher standard of living, the population of the UK is now living longer than ever before. Whilst clearly a cause for celebration, this also presents new issues which, as an industry, bathroom manufacturers must address. More than 11 million people are now aged over 65 and a third of us are aged 55 and over, whilst the number of living centenarians has increased by 73% in the last decade(i). With this shift in demographic comes the necessity to ensure that society is prepared to meet the needs of the elderly.

Inclusive Design and the Ageing Population

Showers

Martin Walker, CEO of Methven UK, discusses the role played by technology and design in the creation of usable bathrooms for the ageing population and what this means for installers.

Thanks to improvements in healthcare, advancements in technology and a higher standard of living, the population of the UK is now living longer than ever before. Whilst clearly a cause for celebration, this also presents new issues which, as an industry, bathroom manufacturers must address. More than 11 million people are now aged over 65 and a third of us are aged 55 and over, whilst the number of living centenarians has increased by 73% in the last decade(i). With this shift in demographic comes the necessity to ensure that society is prepared to meet the needs of the elderly.

Easy Install Inclusive Showering with Triton's new T150+

Easy Install Inclusive Showering with Triton's new T150+

Triton has launched the brand new T150+, combining elements of the popular Safeguard+ and T80Z Fast Fit to create an easy to install thermostatically controlled electric shower suitable for a variety of requirements.

 

Joining the brand’s trusted INC: Inclusive Showering collection, the T150+ is appropriate for those working within both public and private sector and is a ‘fit-for-all’ solution which doesn’t sacrifice style for function or performance.

 

Making it ideal for retrofit scenarios, the unit offers a large footprint which covers existing fixing holes from previous installations. It also includes removable entry trims which accommodate both cable and pipe trunking, further easing the process.

Fernox introduces TF1 Omega Filter

Fernox introduces TF1 Omega Filter

SMALL, SMART, SIMPLE- ENGINEERED TO BE THE BEST

 

Fernox has released its first high performance, nickel-plated brass filter for the domestic heating market – the Fernox TF1 Omega Filter. Combining a powerful, Neodymium magnet with Hydronic Particle Separation (HPS) technology, the filter is able to capture market-leading levels of system debris to deliver the ultimate in system protection. The TF1 Omega Filter also offers flexibility, with the option of installing the device onto horizontal or vertical pipework in both flow directions, and with the choice between valves or a slip socket connection.

 

Get Smart: Thousands of well paid energy jobs being ignored

Get Smart: Thousands of well paid energy jobs being ignored

Despite Brexit fears thousands of jobs in the energy sector are still up for grabs.

Under a government initiative to ensure the UK becomes more energy efficient, around 53 million smart meters, which monitor both gas and electricity usage, are to be fitted in over 30 million homes and businesses in the UK by 2020.

 

The project needs around 11,000 qualified engineers to fit the meters but a significant skills gap in the sector has resulted in a shortfall, with leading trade course provider ECTA Training estimating that up to 6,500 smart meter engineer jobs are still available.

Keeping your customers safe from Legionella

Keeping your customers safe from Legionella

Plumbers have a duty to help their customers keep safe from Legionella, the famed waterborne bacteria responsible for illness and sometimes death. While not a big issue in the home, all water does potentially pose a risk and, for landlords in particular, taking steps to stop its spread is essential; beginning in how a water system is designed and installed, and ending in proper usage and maintenance. Steven Booth, Associate Director for Guardian Water Treatment, explains.