City Heating Spares Introduces Specialist Range To Meet LPG Demand

City Heating Spares Introduces Specialist Range

City Heating Spares (CHS), the specialist spares offering of City Plumbing Supplies (CPS) and Plumbing Trade Supplies (PTS), has introduced a range of LPG accessories to guarantee high-quality and in-stock products for engineers servicing static caravan sites and areas where traditional boilers are not an option.

For engineers working with LPG on a daily basis, the new CHS range means that they can benefit from the nationwide network of CPS and PTS branches that are within 20 miles of 85% of the UK’s major caravan parks.

New Appointments Bolster The Stax Trade Centres Sales Team

Andy and Richard from the Stax Trade Centre team

Leading hardware and gardening wholesaler Stax Trade Centres has announced details of two major new appointments which have been made to further strengthen the company’s growing team based at its Manchester branch. Richard Cartwright and Andy Dilworth have joined the company as area sales representatives, with Richard taking on responsibility for North Wales and Merseyside, while Andy will focus on the rest of the North West region. 

Work In Construction? Is Your Boss An Office Grinch?

Construction workers

CHRISTMAS may be the perfect time for gift giving, however when it comes to the workplace many bosses in the construction industry aren’t rewarding or recognising their employees with a token gift, according to new research.

A study of 1,000 UK workers published in the Most Generous Time of the Year Study by Perkbox, the UK’s fastest growing employee benefits platform, revealed that 24% of construction workers haven’t received any gift from their boss or manager at Christmas.

Of those who do get a token gift from their boss at Christmas, more than 1 in 3 (39%) said they received a team meal out.

This was followed by 33% who said they receive a money-based bonus such as cash, a bonus payment in their salary or a gift card/voucher.

The further adventures of Boiler Man…

Following the recent filming with Clive and Marjorie in the hot tub, there’s a new Boiler Man video which hit the world this week.

In this new video, we see Max the cat who lives in a cold house thanks to a faulty boiler.  Max sees that an Ideal boiler is being fitted across the road and knows that living in that house will be a far more reliable source of heat and make his life far more comfortable.  He grabs his belongings and moves in. To our surprise, the house is owned by Boiler Man! 

Water report highlights waste

Water report highlights waste

TALIS, a leading provider of water flow control solutions, is acting to help prevent endemic waste in the water sector, stemming from what it believes is a failure to make the best buying decisions for non-standard applications.

In its report ‘Going Beyond the Catalogue’, TALIS highlights a 5-point plan to create more intelligent design, specification and procurement processes. It details the ways in which poor decisions are causing costs to rise, using the example of mechanical joints to help illustrate its case.

Over 5,000 Tradesmen Are Now Using To Grow Their Business

Plumber using To Grow Their Business, the property and social network portal, has just registered its 5,000th tradesmen since its launch, four months ago.

The portal has experienced huge demand and is now seeing more than 300 trade professionals registering a week including electricians, plumbers, decorators and builders.  Many are attracted by the opportunity to grow their businesses by word of mouth via PropertyHeads’ tradesmen recommendation space, together with the business profiles, job leads and the fully integrated social network. offers free business profiles to all trade professionals, as well as the option to respond to an unlimited number of job leads, at no cost.

Shepherd takes global role at Groupe Atlantic

Groupe Atlantic new appointment Chief Marketing Officer Jo Shepherd

Jo Shepherd has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer for a heating, ventilation and air conditioning business, Groupe Atlantic, with an international remit.

Jo, 39, moves internally from her previous position as Marketing Director and has been tasked with leading marketing activity for eight strategic brands and disrupting the consumer market in the UK for their main brand, Ideal Boilers. 

City Plumbing and PTS Are The Best In The Business

City Plumbing at Award Ceremony

City Plumbing and PTS, the UK's number one Plumbing, Heating and Bathrooms Merchant, has been crowned Heating & Plumbing Merchant of the Year at the industry’s prestigious Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018 in London.

Judged by a panel of independent industry experts, the awards recognise the achievements of companies and their staff operating across the building supplies sector. City Plumbing and PTS beat off strong competition to take the accolade, which was presented by Sir Lenny Henry CBE in front of more than 750 guests.

Polyteck launches new plumbing and drainage division

Polyteck plumbing van

Polyteck Group, a leading construction and facilities management business, has launched a new plumbing and drainage division as it primes itself for further growth.

An amalgamation and integration of the separate plumbing and drainage teams, the new division will enable Polyteck to maximise efficiency and growth capabilities.

The 18-strong team will provide an extensive range of services that includes planned preventative maintenance, emergency call-outs, as well as plumbing and drainage services for both private landlords and public sector organisations.