Tag Archives: Heating

PHMI provides insight into struggling merchant market

PHMI Q3 2023 Report Highlights Infographic MASTER

The Plumbing & Heating index (PHMI) report indicated that price increases has driven a 2.6% increase in value sales growth compared to the same period in 2022 (+5.8%) higher prices; it also highlights that volumes fell 3%. Mike Rigby, CEO of MRA Research which produce the report, said: “House building …

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Surge in planning approvals provides hope for construction

Glenigan review

Glenigan reported that construction project-starts has more than halved (59%), against last year, but detailed planning approvals grew 17% compared with the year before. Main contract awards experienced a 27% declined on the preceding period, this is 51% down when compared with the same period last year – regional performance …

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Grant UK launches its online Customer Support Centres

Grant UK launches dedicated online Customer Support Centres

Grant UK has added two new features to its website with the aim of enhancing the level of online support the company provides to its customers. Its Customer Support Centres – one dedicated to homeowners and a second dedicated to engineers, installers and heating professionals – are online hubs which …

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Baxi unveils specialist commercial heat pump facility and new heat pump technology

Baxi Specialist Commercial Heat Pump facility in Vilafranca del Penedes

Baxi has hosted its first official visit to its €13 million (£11 million) commercial heat pump R&D and laboratory site in Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain. Its 7,000m² factory, located near Barcelona and opened just last year, is focused on developing and producing commercial heat pump technology. Its site boasts complete …

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DosaFil Residential Technologies appoints commercial director

John LynchCommercial Director Dosafil Residential Technologies

Dosafil Residential Technologies has appointed John Lynch as its commercial director. Lynch is well known across the UK domestic heating sector, having built an excellent reputation whilst with Sentinel and Flamco and for the last few years as a leading consultant in the HVAC sector. “I’m looking forward to this …

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Bradfords Building Supplies joins PHG

Bradfords joins PHG

PHG has announced that Bradfords Building Supplies Ltd will be joining the group from January 1 2024. Bradfords Building Supplies, which is led by its CEO David Young, has also outlined its plans to continue its recent expansion of its heating, plumbing and bathroom business, both within its existing branches …

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Travis Perkins’ new branch to be opened by mayor of Lincoln

Lincoln Branch

Travis Perkins is opening a new branch at Teal Park on November 6; the new branch is set to create 28 jobs, is 3.05 acres in size and will be opened by Lincoln Mayor, Richard Wright. The site boasts Travis Perkins Hire facilities that allow customers to hire tools, plant …

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Green Bros joins NBG

L R Phil Bonar New Partner Development Recruitment Manager at NBG James Green and Paul Green Directors at Green Bros and Nick Oates Managing Director at NBG

Doncaster and Retford-based plumbing and electrical merchant, Green Bros Ltd, is the latest specialist independent to join National Buying Group – it is the seventh partner to join NBG this year. Founded in 2005, Green Bros is a family-run business with branches in Doncaster, South Yorkshire and Retford, Nottinghamshire. Led …

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Neoperl Group develops “Water and Energy Saving Calculator”


The Neoperl Group has developed a “Water & Energy Saving Calculator” to help us consumers understand their household usage and the savings that can be made. Its new calculator can be used to clarify the individual saving potential of each household and it can help people use less electricity, oil …

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PHMI reveals positive year-on-year for plumbing and heating

PHMI July 2023 Infographic Higlights

The Plumbing and Heating Merchant Index report indicates sales for July 2023 through specialist plumbing and heating merchants were up +8.5% on July last year, prices increased +4.9%, as did volumes (+3.4%). It also showed that Month-on-month, value sales in July were -3.9% lower than June. Volume sales decreased by …

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