Since 1886 the Register of Plumbers has been helping to protect the public from poor plumbing work. Now it has reached a very special milestone with the 70,000th Registered Plumber (RP), Sam Demeza, from Newmarket, welcomed into its revered ranks.
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, 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.
Leading bathroom wholesaler Primaflow F&P has unveiled an exclusive range of ‘easy-fit’ shower enclosures, designed to be installed in three simple steps.
The new models – available with sliding, pivot, quadrant and bi-fold door options – also feature quick-release metal rollers, for easy cleaning. Gary Shields, Primaflow F&P’s Bathrooms and Fires Category Manager, explains that the new range has been designed with retailers’ needs firmly in mind:
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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.
Here, Wasim Bux from insurance provider iGO4 tells plumbers about the new driving laws that all van drivers need to know in 2019.
When your livelihood depends on your van, you need to be familiar with any new driving laws. In this article, I’ll be outlining the main changes you need to know for 2019.
Smart motorway closures
Smart motorways are designed to adapt to conditions on the road as they happen, warning drivers of speed limits or hazards. But, some drivers are still ignoring the warnings, driving on closed lanes and causing danger to broken down vehicles and recovery teams. If you’re caught driving your van through one of these lanes, you could face a fine of up to £100 and three points on your licence.
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.
The new bathroom market report from MTW Research indicates that bathroom sales will grow by around £40 million in 2019, with real term growth returning in 2020 for most bathroom product sectors.
Based on data from 130 bathroom suppliers, the report identifies rising ‘pent up demand’ in the bathroom market, highlighting growing latent demand for several sectors. Bathroom retailers are reporting healthy levels of enquiries according to MTW, but consumers remain reticent to commit to purchase due to Brexit paralysis and economic uncertainties.
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.