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Category Archives: Heating & Plumbing Monthly

Sentinel App Mobilisers Installers for Best Practice Water Treatment

January 9, 2015 | Comments Off

Best practice water treatment solutions can now be accessed on the go thanks to Sentinel’s new free water treatment app for installers, which is with in-depth product information, interesting facts and exclusive content, the app provides instant access to best practice water treatment solutions and is designed to help installers explain the benefits of high quality water treatment to their customers. Easy to navigate and use, the app currently features three downloadable brochures, including a full product brochure, home owner leaflet and Sentinel Eliminator filter brochure. Informative video content, training modules and exclusive offers are due to be added shortly. Furthermore, Sentinel says that the app will develop continually in line with installer feedback.

Plumbers urged to claim benefits

January 8, 2015 | Comments Off

The Plumbing Industry Pension Scheme is appealing to its members to get in touch over unclaimed benefits. Those who have lost contact are generally members who are no longer contributing to the Scheme and have moved house without notifying their new address. The Plumbing Industry Pension Scheme believes that it is important to keep all members notified about their pension entitlement – as well as being able to pay the benefits to them at the due date. Regular notification through annual pension credit certificates enables members to be kept in touch about the amount of pension they are entitled to which means they are able to plan for their financial future. In addition to a range of other methods used by the Scheme to trace ‘lost’ members, Plumbing Pensions recently joined a service called Find My Lost Pension. (www.findmylostpension.com), enabling individuals to check whether any pension benefits are being held on their behalf by any of the schemes participating in the service just by inserting their National Insurance number onto the website. Encouragingly, within 24-hours of joining this service, Plumbing Pensions had already received information about 14-members for whom the Scheme did not hold a current address. The Plumbing Pensions Scheme team can be contacted on: 08457 656565

Baxi spearheads safety in spares after division name change

August 11, 2014 | Comments Off

Baxi has given a new name to its Interpart division – Baxi Genuine Parts. The move, which follows extensive customer research, is part of Baxi’s continued focus on driving safety and quality standards in the UK’s heating spares sector. While the use of non-genuine parts is relatively low in the UK, the impact of unknowingly installing one can be huge; implicating the integrity of the installation, the safety of the home owner and cost of ensuring repair work. In addition, they can cause the home owner’s boiler warranty to be invalid. Later in the year, customers can also expect to see the arrival of the new Baxi Genuine Parts website which will replace the former Interpart site. Interpart has a 30-year history of supplying rigorously tested spares and parts from all Baxi brands such as Potterton, Main, Heatrae Sadia, and Andrews Water heaters. The new name and brand strategy has received the full backing of the Heating and Hot water Industry Council, aiding in its overall aim to raise safety standards in the UK’s domestic heating and hot water industry.

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Vado upgrades its thermostatic valves

April 9, 2014 | Comments Off

Vado has upgraded its thermostatic valves. All Vado thermostatic valves now have a new polymer cartridge fitted as standard. The cartridge prevents limescale build up, reducing maintenance and increasing the life span of the valve. Vado has also created two new valve designs to complement the popular Phase and Photon ranges, as well as reducing the size of the Notion and Mix valve fireplates. The Celsius square valve faceplates have a new look too, they now feature smaller plates with rounded corners. Re-designed mortar guards, which now feature markings to aid installation and tiling, complete the upgrade.

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Gas Safe now available via Glow-worm’s Plumbing Toolbox app

March 5, 2014 | Comments Off

A major development in Glow-worm’s award winning Club Energy service allows its members to submit Gas Safe notifications electronically with ease via their Plumbing Toolbox app. Plumbing Toolbox, an app designed by Glow-worm and its Club Energy members, aims to help installers save money, reduce time spent on administration, improve customer service and help develop their business for the future. Installers are now able to notify Gas Safe of their installations by simply using the app and completing a few quick questions. The warranty is registered and Gas Safe notified in a matter of minutes – ideal for installers to use immediately whilst on the job.

Perfectly spacious new sink from Blanco

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With its timeless, linear design, the new Zenar XL 6 S sink from Blanco is perfect for today’s modern kitchen schemes. The generous drainer and spacious bowl, combined with a wide tap ledge, are practical and sure to impress the retail and commercial customer alike. This elegant sink, designed for 600mm base units, is now available in high-quality ceramic with the easy-care PuraPlus finish. It is available in a range of colours; all are perfectly matched to complement today’s furniture and worktop trends. Magnolia is brand new to the portfolio. For more information on Blanco UK, please call 01923 635200 or visit www.blanco.co.uk

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Valves That Make Sense

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Marflow Hydroponic always strives to provide products that help in the real world and can save time, costs and energy. Increasingly, installers are finding that using the Filterball is making life much easier. Its a compact combined isolation valve and strainer unit. The in-built strainer screen removes the need for separate isolating valves up and downstream of traditional Y strainers, reducing costs over traditional strainers and isolating valves used in the systems. The Heat Sense range also offers benefits. By adapting simple Ball Valves, the range makes inserting probes to measure temperature and isolation easier than ever. Find out more by going to www.marflowhydronics.co.uk

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RAK unveils the Hygiene+ rimless design

February 7, 2014 | Comments Off

RAK Ceramics is set to launch a new bathroom collection at KBB Birminham 2014. Resort will feature RAK’s rimless design, Hygiene+. The range will be available in a variety of formats, from space saving designs to comfort heights, alongside matching basins. New Hygiene+ offers the cleanliness benefits of a rimless format, in a more aesthetically pleasing design. It will feature across six different WC configurations, as well as six hand basins, in a variety of widths and with taller pedestal options. The show will also see the launch of new cement and rock effect tiles, Cementina and Basics, as well as a new abstract marble collection, Saran. Cementina will be available in a 60x60cm format, in colour options mottled tan, anthracite, beige and light grey. The new Basics range has a rock-look, similar to RAK’s Lounge collection and will be available in various sizes and colours.

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Everbuild Forever White Is Breaking The Mould

January 23, 2014 | Comments Off

Forever White from Everbuild is a superior silicone which makes unsightly black mould a thing of the past thanks to the intergration of the leading branded anti-bacterial solution, SteriTouch. The addition of SteriTouch Antibacterial Protection to Forever  White guarantees to stop black mould growth for ten years, making it ideal for use in bathrooms, kitchens and wet rooms where high humidity can often cause problems. Independently tested in accredited antimicrobial laboratories, Forever White also kills germs including E-coli, MRSA and Salmonella, yet remains safe to use on even the most sensitive applications. For more infomation on Forever White please see www.everbuild.co.uk

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JG Layflat Pipe

December 16, 2013 | Comments Off

JG Speedfit are proud of a recent addition to their product range – JG Layflat Pipe, as it turly represents the companys objective to provide cutting-edge plumbing and heating solutions that allow for swift, smooth and easy installations. The JG Layflat pipe simply lays flat, stays flat and is ultra flexible, allowing greater control and ease of movement making it possible for a single person to meander and route the pipe as they wish. Transporting the JG Layflat pipe is hassle-free in comparison to copper equivalents, requiring no ‘clumsy’ installation tool boxes, being very light to carry and compact enough to be loaded into a small space whilst moving from the shop to the construction site. Regardless of whether you are using a 25m or a 150m JG Layflat coil, the pipe is consistently easy to remove from the packaging. Once installed, the JG Layflat pipe proves to save energy due to the specific thermal conductivity properties of plastic, allowing minimal heat loss. This makes it the perfect choice for any UFH system, especially when powered by condensing boilers, ground-source and air-source heat pumps. For more information on JG Layflat, visit the JG website at www.speedfit.co.uk where video installation guides are also available.

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