A NEW HEATING & PLUMBING PAVILION is being launched at Interbuild 2008 (Sunday 26th – Thursday 30th October at Birmingham’s NEC).
Leading trade body, The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC), is supporting the area entirely dedicated to showcasing the very latest developments from across the heating, plumbing and ventilating industries.
“This is the second consecutive year that APHC has actively supported Interbuild and we’re pleased to see plumbing and heating having a more prominent presence at the show,” says APHC Chief Executive, Clive Dickin.
“Thanks to our continuing partnership, we’re able to offer special rates for our members to take space within the area. Furthermore, we will also be hosting a coach scheme to transport our visiting members to and from the event.”
At the 2007 show, 25 per cent of the 44,000 plus visitors cited a specific interest in heating and plumbing related products. Growing importance of achieving energy savings through more environmentally efficient heating and water technologies is spurring an upsurge in the specification of products and practices that exceed current building regulations.
APHC member, Wunda Group, specialises in renewable underfloor heating and heat pumps. After a successful show in 2007, the company has committed to an even bigger presence at the 2008 event.
“Interbuild enables us to reach a targeted cross-section of the construction industry,” says John King, Wunda Group’s Technical Director and the originator of Wundafloor, a specialist multi-layered pipe system for warm water underfloor heating. “Housebuilders and developers are a prime audience for us and we can be confident that by exhibiting at Interbuild we will reach top decision makers from within these sectors.”
With over 25 years’ experience in the professional installation of underfloor heating, John King is familiar with the day-to-day difficulties faced by the trade, as well as the more current challenges that the Wunda Group now encounters as a leading manufacturer.
“Building regulations are ever changing and the onus is often on the trade to keep abreast of the latest legislation. In the same way that it is important to keep in contact with your trade association, I believe it imperative to attend shows, like Interbuild, to ensure that professional trades’ people are exposed to the very latest thinking.”
As well as demonstrating innovative developments, the Interbuild Heating and Plumbing Pavilion will also host a face-to-face, drop-in advice clinic. APHC personnel will be on-hand throughout the full five days to give visitors and exhibitors their informed opinion on specific problems or projects. Several seminar programmes across the entire show will also carry Continuing Personal Development (CPD) points.
“If a trades’ person takes the time out to attend trade shows, it speaks volumes about their commitment to their trade and the industry that they serve,” says Interbuild Event Director, James Gower.
“Our alliance with leading trade associations is in support of the wider industry drive to engage competent, highly motivated trades’ people. I’m delighted to have the APHC back on board and it’s a privilege to be working with Clive and the team to host the new Heating and Plumbing Pavilion.”
Located in Hall 3, a lounge and bar will take pride of place in The Pavilion, with APHC member stands in the surrounding area.