Tag Archives: Heating

Robert Price pumps up investment in Newport

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Welsh builders merchant Robert Price is opening of a new, state-of-the-art air source heat pump showroom in Newport tomorrow (Wednesday 28th), to help people across Wales make a confident and successful transition to sustainable home heating. Teaming up with heat pump manufacturer, Daikin, the Sustainable Energy Centre is being opened …

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Stelrad upgrades training van

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Over the past few years, the Stelrad training van has become a familiar sight at heating and plumbing merchants premises up and down the country. It has made its way from venue to venue to interact with installers and merchant staff. The training van has been designed to allow the …

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Volumes down by -5.3% according to latest PHMI

PHMI Q2 2022 Report

Figures released by the Builders Merchants Federation in its latest Plumbing & Heating Merchants Index (PHMI) shows that sales values in Q2 2022 increased by +2.7% against Q1 2021, with one less trading day this year. The increase came entirely from price inflation (+8.4%), with volumes down by -5.3%. However, …

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Worcester Bosch Sales & Marketing Director retires

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Leading heating brand Worcester Bosch has announced that Sales & Marketing Director Steve Lister is taking early retirement after holding the position for nearly 20 years. Lister first entered the heating industry back in 1977 as an apprentice Heating Engineer for Scottish Gas. Ever since, he has plied his trade …

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Highbourne Group appoints new CMO

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Highbourne Group, one of the UK’s leading plumbing and heating merchants and owner of brands such as City Plumbing, Plumbworld and PTS, has appointed a new chief marketing officer. Liz Forte has over 20 years’ experience working for renowned companies such as Starbucks and Sony. She will join the business …

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Stelrad gets heavy duty with Deco range

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Radiator manufacturer Stelrad Radiators has added a new Heavy Duty Deco radiator to its Heavy Duty radiator family. It joins the Heavy Duty Planar and will provide additional choice to the commercial marketplace providing a designer option, as the fascia of the Deco feature’s attractive horizontal lines. This robust version …

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Bell Plumbing Supplies takes on Unico Systems exclusively


A new small duct heating, cooling and ventilation system by US manufacturer Unico Systems has been launched in the UK. It is being exclusively distributed by plumbers merchant Bell Plumbing Supplies. The Unico System, which is installed in half a million homes and businesses throughout the US, provides both heating …

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BMF comment: banning gas boilers in new homes

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If Whitehall wants to ban fossil fuel heating in new homes, heat pumps may be the obvious option, but ministers must not become obsessed with heat pumps to the exclusion of other available solutions like hydrogen-powered boilers and renewable electric heating. That was the message from the Builders Merchants Federation …

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Flame Heating Group invests in Stockton bathroom showroom


Flame Heating Group has opened a new bathroom showroom in Stockton. The display, situated in a room adjacent to its existing trade counter, is already paying dividends following a significant early order from a housing developer. The showroom, which is open to both trade and the public, features three bathroom …

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Baxi Heating smashes its fundraising target for Alzheimer’s Society

Colleagues at Baxi Heating, in both the UK and Ireland, baked, raffled, ran, cycled, dressed up, washed cars, held golf days and even held a circus to raise over £60,000 for Alzheimer’s Society.  They raised a total of £63,961.49, including 8,342.81 Euros for Alzheimer’s Ireland. In addition to raising money …

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