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APHC asks industry to get behind Quality Plumber Week 2018


Running between 1st and 7th October 2018, this year Quality Plumber Week (QPW) seeks to debate the introduction of a single mandatory License to operate a plumbing and heating business as well as celebrating the important role that plumbing and heating engineers play in keeping people healthy and safe.

During QPW, APHC would like to explore collectively the industry’s need to look at the viability of introducing a single national mandatory Licensing Scheme to provide accreditation to operate a plumbing and heating business in order to protect public health, assist the UK in reducing its carbon emissions and provide more of a ‘level playing field’ for the bona fide plumbing and heating installer when quoting and tendering for work.

Extensive range and exclusive products feature in new Primaflow F&P bathrooms catalogue

Primaflow F&P

The UK’s largest bathroom, plumbing and heating wholesaler, Primaflow F&P, has just released its latest catalogue - Bathrooms by F&P - featuring 100 pages of style ideas and a wide range of options, as well as exclusive product lines.

New and exclusive to Primaflow F&P are the Triton shower brands Portico, Fixate, Quartier, Gyro and Granduer.

Gary Shields, Primaflow F&P’s Bathrooms and Fires Category Manager says:

How to keep you and your plumbing business out of financial difficulty


Lee Murphy is the founder of Pandle ( the cloud bookkeeping software specifically for small businesses and the self-employed.

Neglecting your books because you are too busy dealing with the everyday job could be disastrous for your business finances.

Cashflow problems are the biggest killer of small businesses, with recent research showing over 70% of SME owners see it as their biggest threat.

It is easier today than ever before to avoid financial problems thanks to online bookkeeping software, many of them free.

Plumbing Trade Magazine joins in celebration of Quality Plumber Week

Quality Plumbing Week

Plumbing Trade Magazine is supporting Quality Plumber Week (1 - 9 October 2018) to celebrate the skilled work plumbing and heating engineers carry out every day. 

Organised by Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC), the fifth Quality Plumber Week aims to recognise the diversity and range of skills plumbers have, which is often overlooked until an emergency leak or broken boiler requires attention. The week works to raise consumer awareness of using properly qualified, trained and accredited plumbers in a bid to reduce the number of rogue traders operating in the trade. 

Rhino App Users Talk Their Way to Business Efficiency.

Rhino Small Business App

A key feature of the new Rhino Small Business App that’s proving highly popular with its rapidly-increasing user base is the voice function. Rhino users are reporting significant time savings with routine business admin by dictating the content of invoices, estimates, notes and appointments, directly on their smartphones.

Rhino already boasts an impressive ability to create an estimate or invoice in 30 seconds or less, with important information like the customer’s details and payment terms filled in automatically. You can also use the voice function to reduce this time even further, allowing descriptive narratives to be added easily without using the keyboard.

Hixon-based firms support the UK’s longest team endurance challenge

Trent 100 event

Leading bathroom, plumbing and heating manufacturers Inta and Zilmet, based in Hixon, Staffordshire, were the proud sponsors of the Trent 100 event this year for the second year in a row.

Now in its third year, the Trent 100 is the UK’s longest team endurance challenge for stand-up paddle boarders.

The two-day event took place from Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th August, starting in Shugborough Hall and finishing in Nottingham at the Nottingham Riverside Festival of World Music and Arts.

A spokesperson for Trent 100 said:

“We were very grateful to be supported again by Inta and Zilmet, which has helped us grow into a globally appealing adventure sport challenge that attracts athletes from around the world."

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Rothwell Plumbing taps into Fleet Dynamic’s fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz van fleet

Rothwell Plumbing Services

Wigan-based Rothwell Plumbing Services has extended its partnership with vehicle rental and leasing specialist Fleet Dynamic, by setting its skilled tradesmen on the road in a new fleet of 53 Mercedes-Benz vans.

The vehicles arrived via Roanza Truck & Van – Fleet Dynamic, which operates from headquarters in Wigan, is a supplier to, as well as a customer of, the north-west
Mercedes-Benz Dealer.

Ravenheat launch HE30S compact with new and easy-to-use pipe configuration

The Ravenheat HE30S compact boiler

Ravenheat has added the brand new HE30S compact to its range of domestic gas boilers.

The HE30S compact features the same quality components and single-coil stainless steel heat exchanger as its highly successful predecessor, the HE98S, as well as a brand new pipe configuration. It delivers 31kW to domestic hot water and has a flow rate of 12 litres a minute at a 35-degree rise.