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The Apprentice gets an apprentice

The Apprentice gets an apprentice

Lord Sugar's business partner Joseph Valente hires his own apprentice for plumbing business

 

Since winning The Apprentice in 2015, Joseph Valente has been busy putting his £250,000 investment from business partner Lord Sugar to good use. Joseph has expanded Impra Gas, his plumbing and heating company, to offer boiler installation to 3,500 customers across the UK and has plans in place to move into the smart home sector.

 

Whirlpool wins gold at Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards

Whirlpool wins gold at Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards

Whirlpool, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, has announced it is a gold award winner in the Innovation in Sustainability category at the prestigious Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards 2016.

 
The coveted accolade for Whirlpool’s 6TH SENSE® technology was announced at the illustrious event held at the SuperNova, London, on 9th November 2016.
 
The Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards has a single mission to give credit to the amazing designers that work in the kitchen and bathroom industry. Winners of the renowned Product Innovation Awards are hand-picked by a distinguished team of judges, which are drawn from an array of sectors, with extensive experience and expertise in the industry.

‘Retro Boiler’ label launched at PHEX Chelsea

‘Retro Boiler’ label launched at PHEX Chelsea

A ‘Retro Boiler’ label scheme was launched by the Heating & Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) yesterday at the Plumbing & Heating Exhibition (PHEX) in Chelsea.

The scheme will see registered gas engineers issue an energy efficiency label - a ‘Retro Boiler’ label - on all non-condensing boilers with a permanent pilot light, when visiting homes to undertake servicing or maintenance work.

The aim is to increase consumer awareness of boiler efficiency with the hope that this will result in inefficient and costly boilers being replaced with more efficient models.

 

The HHIC and UK boiler manufacturers will be in attendance across the two day show to talk to installers about the scheme and issue installers with a supply of the ‘Retro Boiler’ labels.

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.

The Big Boiler Handbook launched

The Big Boiler Handbook launched

The AA’s guide to boilers and central heating systems to help keep you warm over the coming winter months.

 

All over the country central heating is being turned on as the nights grow longer and the days get colder. For many people, turning on the heating signals the arrival of winter, and they’ll relish the feeling of being warm and cosy inside, whilst the X Factor counts us down to Christmas. For some though, this can be a time of stress – imagine turning on your shower in the morning to be met with a jet of cold water.

 

InSinkerator® highlights benefits of food waste disposers

InSinkerator® highlights benefits of food waste disposers

IN TIME FOR EUROPEAN WEEK FOR WASTE REDUCTION
 
The global leader and inventor of the food waste disposer, InSinkErator®, is an active campaigner in encouraging the sustainable disposal of food waste, and wholly supports the aims and objectives of the European Week for Waste Reduction initiative, which takes place from 19th to 27th November 2016.
 
The initiative aims to raise awareness of waste management solutions across Europe, encouraging both private enterprises and the general public to get involved. Addressing the issue of increased waste across Europe is important for InSinkErator®, who looks to advise as many homeowners as possible about an alternative and sustainable solution.

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.

A Cut Above

A Cut Above

Starrett brings its hacksaws and experience to Llandrillo apprentices

 

North Wales further education college, Llandrillo College invited saw blade and hand tool specialist, Starrett, to hold a demonstration day for its apprentice students. The two-day event was held on November 7 and 8, 2016 and saw Starrett’s tech support team demonstrate the company’s tools and saws to an assembly of full-time students and apprentices from the plumbing, joinery, electrical and marine departments of the college.

 

F & P bolsters building and plumbing expertise by welcoming new Category Manager

F & P bolsters building and plumbing expertise by welcoming new Category Manager

F & P, Primaflow & Connections, a leading UK distributor of plumbing, heating and bathroom materials, has appointed Gary Shields as the new Category Manager for bathrooms and fires.

Mr Shields joins F & P with nearly ten years’ experience in the trade sector and over ten years in the retail sector, having previously worked as a Buying Manager for Homebase and as a Bathrooms Category Manager in the plumbing industry.

Andy Raine, Commercial Director at F & P, Primaflow & Connections says Mr Shields will work closely with suppliers and supply teams to develop F & P’s bathroom and fire range.

The Sirius Buying Group announce new ‘Preferred Kitchen Retail Suppliers’ Liebherr and PJH Group

The Sirius Buying Group announce new ‘Preferred Kitchen Retail Suppliers’ Liebherr and PJH Group

The Sirius Buying Group, a major buying group in the electrical appliance and kitchen retail industry is proud to announce the procurement of a host of new ‘Preferred Kitchen Retail Suppliers’ who signed up at this years’ Sirius VIP Members Trade Show.

 
With great jubilation, The Sirius Buying Group proudly welcome Liebherr, leaders in refrigeration, freezing and wine cabinets and prominent supplier of bathrooms, kitchens and appliances, The PJH Group, as new ‘Preferred Kitchen Retail Suppliers’.
 
Having both debuted for the first time as preferred suppliers at Sirius’ largest and most successful Trade Show to date, Liebherr and PJH Group are now able to take advantage of Sirius’ collective trade purchasing power of more than £100 million+.