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Industry News

Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation

September 2017
We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2017, taking place 18th – 24th September.  Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking [...]
Industry News

Rise in plumbing courses fail to address the skills gap

September 2017
The industry is being flooded by trainees with basic plumbing qualifications rather than the higher skills needed to address the skills gap, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). It has criticised a number [...]

Editors Pick

Legionella risk assessments for rented properties on the increase according to APHC Legionella risk assessments for rented properties on the increase according to APHC The number of landlords arranging for essential legionella risk assessments and monitoring to be undertaken in their rented properties is on the increase, the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has announced. Commonly found in freshwater [...]

Product News

ADEY launches new ElectroScale 22mm compression scale reducer

June 2016
ADEY Professional Heating Solutions, Europe’s largest water treatment manufacturer serving the domestic and commercial heating sector, has launched a new ElectroScale 22mm compression scale reducer. Designed to help guard against limescale build-up in new build and [...]



Managing legionella in hot and cold water systems

February 2017

Legionella bacteria is commonly found in water. The bacteria multiply where temperatures are between 20-45°C and nutrients are available. The bacteria are dormant below 20°C and do not survive above 60°C.  Legionnaires’ disease is a […]