Altecnic leads the way for better system care

leading the way fir better system care

Altecnic, the UK's leading supplier of hydronic solutions and part of the Caleffi Group, leads the way for better system care and has welcomed the latest revision of the British standard for heating and cooling systems, BS 7593:2019, as it takes a whole system care perspective to the health of heating and cooling systems and not just at a component level.

BS 7593:2019 came into effect on 31st May 2019 and includes a number of significant key changes for those installing, specifying and maintaining domestic heating and cooling systems. For the first time, the fitting of a permanent in-line filter is mandatory in addition to a fresh water flush and extensive chemical clean before the inhibitor is added. Furthermore, an in-line filter must now be fitted to all systems.

Plumber Earnings Rebound In June

Plumber Earnings Graphs

Weekly earnings for self-employed plumbing contractors rebounded last month, according to the latest figures released by Hudson Contract.

Analysis of June payroll data for more than 2,200 construction companies in England and Wales reveals a month-on-month increase of 4.7 per cent to an average of £1,132. The rise reverses the 3.2 per cent fall seen in May.

Year on year, weekly earnings showed a 4.3 per cent improvement in June compared to the same month in 2018, illustrating the strong underlying demand for plumbers.

Plumbing remains the second-best paid of all 17 construction trades covered by Hudson Contract. Shop-fitters retained top place for the second month.

Survey reveals high job satisfaction amongst UK tradespeople

Tradespeople at work

Almost three quarters of tradespeople in the UK are happy in their work, despite working long hours and regular weekends, according to a new survey carried out by the country’s largest online supplier of ironmongery, IronmongeryDirect.

The poll, completed by over 950 tradespeople, saw 72% of respondents rate themselves as ‘happy’ or ‘very happy’ in their current role, with 70% saying they would recommend their job to others. This was despite almost half (46%) of those surveyed working over 45 hours every week, 54% regularly working weekends and almost a third (29%) taking less than two weeks holiday a year.

Deadline Extended To Enter UK Plumber Of The Year Competition

Happy plumber

Due to huge demand, the nationwide plumbing competition has extended its deadline for busy plumbers to bag their entries by TWO WEEKS!

UK Plumber of the Year 2019 has extended its deadline by two weeks to allow for Britain’s hardworking plumbers to apply to win the prestigious title. The competition was due to close this Friday (28th June) but due to high numbers of applicants, the deadline to submit entries is now Friday 12th July.

Pimlico Plumbers - Real Business Column

Charlie Mullins on Pimlico Plumbers - Real Business Column

Pimlico Plumbers - Real Business Column

Many people are unclear as to exactly what the Government’s new greenhouse gas emission target will mean for them.

This was also true of the many commentators wheeled out to discuss whether the reduction – to virtually zero – is achievable and if such a noble gesture will make any difference at a global level.

Some talked about giving up the ability to buy seasonal produce, such as strawberries, all year round and reducing the number of flights we take abroad.

The vagueness is deliberate because if the Government is earnest in setting such a noble example to other countries, the necessary measures will touch every part of our lives – and businesses.

Installers Tap Into Exclusive Perks From Bristan With Launch Of Community

Bristan On Tap Logo

UK installers can now get up close and personal with the nation’s number one for taps and showers, with the launch of Bristan’s new community, exclusively for the plumbing trade.

The Bristan On Tap installer community will support plumbers, installers and engineers with installation advice and training, plus the chance to be the first to trial new products.

With content created just for them, installers will benefit from being kept in the loop of industry news and developments. Members can also expect a few perks along the way with prize draws and giveaways, as well as the opportunity to get involved in unique experiences.

Water treatment solutions from Fernox just got even better

The new Water treatment solutions from Fernox

Fernox has reformulated some of its most popular products, to offer installers even higher performance levels of failsafe chemical water treatment solutions, to reduce time spent on site and minimise call backs. Three years in the making, the latest performance improvements to Cleaner F3, Protector F1 and Protector+ Filter Fluidrepresent one of the biggest developments in water treatment in recent years. 

 Enterprise offers up to 50% off van rental to plumbers!

Enterprise van rental

Enterprise is offering up to 50% off van rental to plumbers that drive older vans into Central London regularly, if they take advantage of the Mayor’s newly announced van scrappage scheme. 

Aimed at SMEs, the van scrappage scheme means smaller plumbing businesses can save money, avoid additional charges when they drive into London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and help to improve air quality in the capital. 

Businesses and charities with fewer than 10 employees and a maximum turnover below £632,000 per year can now exchange or ‘scrap’ their existing older vans and claim up to £3,500 per vehicle to switch to the cleanest models, including electric vehicles. The £23 million van scrappage fund is one of the Mayor of London’s latest measures to tackle air pollution.