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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO ENTER UK PLUMBER OF THE YEAR 2018 COMPETITION

UK Plumber of the Year 2018

Nationwide plumbing competition extends its deadline for busy plumbers to submit their entries UK Plumber of the Year 2018 has extended its deadline by a full week to allow Britain’s hardworking plumbers to apply to win the prestigious title. The competition was due to close this Friday (29th June) but due to high numbers of applicants, the deadline to submit entries is now Friday 6th July.

The industry-leading competition, sponsored by bathroom giants JT, Bristan and Wolseley UK, aims to find the nation’s finest plumber for 2018 and recognise the remarkable level of talent from plumbers across the UK, with another huge prize fund of over £10,000 worth of prizes awarded to the deserving winner.

Vaillant MD, Klaus Jesse, re-elected as Chairman of the European Heating Industry

Vaillant has today announced that Klaus Jesse has been re- elected as Chairman of the association of the European Heating Industry (EHI).

Vaillant, one of Europe's leading heating technology manufacturers, has today announced that Klaus Jesse, UK and Ireland Managing Director, has been re- elected as Chairman of the association of the European Heating Industry (EHI).

Following an internal vote by the association in Brussels, Jesse was re- elected on 6th June with immediate effect. As Chairman of the EHI Executive Council, he will coordinate the activities and represent for the next two years the whole European Heating Industry in the EU legislative fora.

EHI's Executive Council is its strategic decision-making body, made up of member company leaders, and is appointed by its General Assembly.

Inta launches industrial magnetic filter system: The X-Mag

New Inta magnetic filter system

Inta, the UK’s leading supplier to the plumbing and heating sectors, has launched an industrial-strength magnetic filter system. 

The X-Mag is the all-in-one filter system designed for plant room installations where space is limited and for locations where it is critical that heating systems are kept as clean and efficient as possible. 

Introduced at the Ecobuild show in March to huge interest from the plumbing and heating sectors, it is now available to purchase for the first time.

The magnetic filter is designed and manufactured by Inta and features its hallmark quality standards, with multiple inlet configurations and a large filter to capture more dirt.

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Primaflow F&P taps into Ariston’s leading-edge range of water heaters

Primaflow F&P taps into Ariston’s leading-edge range of water heaters

The UK’s largest heating, plumbing and bathroom wholesaler Primaflow F&P has added Ariston’s unique hot water heaters to its nationwide stock portfolio. The range includes small electric water heaters ranging from 5 to 30 litres, with an output of between 2kW to 3kW, and their corresponding installation kits.

The flagship product is the Italian-designed Andris Lux Eco. This small unvented electric water heater is available in 10, 15 and 30-litre models – each with a 2.5kW element – making it suitable for a wide variety of domestic and commercial locations. 

GO WITH CO

An alarm which tests for Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide is a deadly gas, which kills around 50 people each year. In addition over 2,000 people attend A&E with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning every year. Known as the ‘silent killer’ it is particularly dangerous as you cannot see, taste or smell it, causing it to be invisible to the human senses.

Awareness of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning around the summer season has risen in recent years. However, according to CORGI Home Plan only 13% of people have had their camping and caravanning appliances serviced, with almost half of people (45%) admitting to cooking in their tent or under a canvas.

VIVID with NEW Dryline Technology by Vogue (UK)

VIVID

The UK’s largest British designer and manufacturer of designer radiators and towel warmers, Vogue (UK), proudly launch the new VIVID Towel Warmer: a contemporary heating design now available with Electric Dryline Technology.

This pioneering and new Dryline Technology exclusive to Vogue (UK) means that VIVID does not contain any fluids.

Instead, this contemporary towel rail design is heated by a silicone heater cable via a 3-core cable which can be attached to a fuse spur, if required. 

So what’s the advantage of Electric Dryline Technology? Put simply, this type of heating solution does not operate off the central heating or hot water system, allowing for greater freedom of installation and efficiency.

Carina Contemporary Towel Warmer from Vogue (UK)

Carina

The UK’s largest British designer and manufacturer of premium radiators and towel warmers, Vogue (UK), emphasise practical living through its Carina Contemporary Towel Warmer: a keel-shaped design with natural camber and asymmetric styling. 

A convenient dual-purpose solution, Carina by Vogue (UK) epitomises modern heating design via the bold “D section” tubing, ample hanging space and practical top shelf! 

Ideally suited in a family bathroom, en suite, cloakroom and even utility room thanks to its extra storage, Carina is wall-mounted for added flexibility and is available 1200mm high with an option of two widths: 500mm and 600mm.

MODE and MODE Bespoke by Vogue (UK)

MODE

MODE and MODE Bespoke, Designer Radiator Collection by Vogue (UK)

The UK’s largest British designer and manufacturer of premium radiators and towel warmers, Vogue (UK), proudly highlight diversity through its MODE Designer Radiator: available in standard and non-standard sizes with a host of supporting accessories.  

A customisable design concept, Vogue (UK)’s MODE and MODE Bespoke is a highly flexible heating solution with the option of a rich colour palette. Available in standard and non-standard sizes, this radiator design allows for under-window and full height installation, or even an amalgamation of contrasting models/colours/sizes for interior impact and all important ‘wow-factor’.  

Press-fit could unlock life-saving potential of Retrofit sprinklers

Press-fit technology

Press-fit technology on modern sprinkler systems can save lives by facilitating quicker, easier and less disruptive installations in existing buildings, says Geberit, despite Dame Judith Hackitt’s omission of mandatory sprinkler installations in her review of Building Regulations and fire safety laws.

The Hackitt Review has been criticised for its failure to recommend a ban on combustible cladding products or the mandatory installation of sprinkler systems or automatic fire suppression systems in all new domestic buildings and existing tower blocks. Both measures had been proposed by RIBA as part of its recommended baseline prescriptive requirements ahead of the Hackitt Review’s publication in May.