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Walton-On-Thames Business 'Paton Of Walton' Joins Search For Missing Children

Paton Of Walton Staff Photo

Walton-on-Thames-based Paton of Walton Limited and Honey their friendly dog, have joined the vital search for missing children across the UK as part of a partnership between The IPG and Missing People.

The IPG is a membership group for plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists. Through its network of local, independent businesses, the group has a presence in over 200 locations across the country, so are well-placed to support with Missing People’s ongoing battle locating missing children. 

Holding back the FatBerg – Drain Clearing Needs To Be Part Of A Broader Maintenance Plan

Drain Clearing Products

January can be a critical time of year for internal and external drain and sewer clearance. Autumn’s leaf fall is now mush, the last Christmas and New Year guests gone, is the inevitable mini FatBerg forming from a ‘system overload’? When were your customers drains last cleared, should you remind them prevention is better than an emergency?

The Christmas grease and fat are solidifying in the pipework, with escaped vegetables clinging on forming organic obstructions. With hair and foreign objects such as soap and the overuse of toilet roll, including other sanitary products escaping, the recipe for a call-out sooner rather than later becomes more likely. 

‘2019 Heating Trends’ with Aestus

Black fog radiator from Aestus

Aestus,a true manufacturer of quality handcrafted designer radiators and towel warmers in the UK, introduces its trend predictions for 2019. As 70s chic has hit the high streets, we are seeing the theme extend into the home, with velvet and fringed soft furnishings, floral patterns and funky shapes, awakening the UK’s love for seventies fashion. Heating solutions are adding to this vibe with circular, wavy, curved designs and bold black accents, creating an ‘Abstract Silhouette’ and a focal point in the room.

Polypipe welcomes new MD to civils division

Polypipe welcomes new MD to civils division

Polypipe, the UK’s leading manufacturer of climate and water management solutions, has appointed a new managing director to lead one of its biggest divisions.

Steve Durdant-Hollamby will head up Polypipe Civils, part of the FTSE 250-listed multinational Polypipe Group, the UK’s leading developer of Green Infrastructure and SuDS solutions to the built environment sector.

The 45-year-old, of Cambridgeshire, will also play a major role in the company’s commitment to creating innovative solutions to help to meet the challenges of climate change, a population growth and sustainable urbanisation.

Steve, who has 26 years’ experience in the water management industry, said he was instantly drawn to the “great manufacturing company with a renowned brand.”

At serious risk – the next generation of plumbers and electricians

Plumbers working

Fears that the next generation of apprentice plumbers and electricians will never get the training and qualifications they need are rapidly turning into reality according to one of the country’s leading maintenance companies for renewable energy.

With the lack of suitable tutors able to teach to NVQ Level 3, colleges closing down at an unprecedented rate and a significant reduction in the number of available courses, we are now say the company, seriously failing our young people.

Winter-proof your pipes with GROHE Sense and Sense Guard!

Winter-proof your pipes with GROHE Sense and Sense Guard!

Working on any winter, tech or smart-home features in light of the current sub-zero temperatures? This unique system from GROHE is a must-have to protect your home both in the winter, and all year round!

Those frosty mornings indicate that the pipes in your home could be at risk of freezing, causing them to burst and leaving you with a hefty bill for water damage, destroyed possessions and months of restorative work on your home. 

Daunting though the smart home may be, there are some gadgets that really do take care of the things we just don’t have time to look after, or don’t know how to check. Like the condition of the pipes in your home.

Taking stock of your business

Taking stock of your business

Theresa May advised UK firms to stockpile essential goods in preparation for a no deal exit from the European Union back in August. A few months on, businesses are questioning what their future looks like after 29th March.

Despite being told that stockpiling ahead of Brexit is a ‘sensible’ idea by the prime minister, retailers and stockists have received no real guidance from the government in regards to what, and how, they should be stockpiling. Lack of clarity when it comes to who is expected to do what in the event of a no-deal Brexit, has left businesses having to prepare for any eventuality. And with the uncertainty of a post- Brexit Britain, many companies are making the decision to store a surplus of vital products.

Checks – a timing issue

Intergas tells radio listeners: ‘We keep you warm’

Terri Taylor, marketing executive at Intergas

Intergas Boilers is running its first ever nationwide advertising campaign on digital radio station Heart 80s. Using the slogan ‘We keep you warm’,  it will target installers and consumers, and breaks this week. The commercials will focus on the engineering features that make Intergas unique among boiler manufacturers, namely reliability  (all the parts that stick, leak and let you down aren’t there),  efficiency of operation (two-in-one heat exchanger) and affordability (cuts energy bills by 5%). Intergas says the slogan ‘We keep you warm’ is more than a reiteration of these features, it’s an encapsulation of the company ethos of affordable heating that’s available to everyone.

Wiseman Would Like To Thank All Its UK Plumbers In Helping Raise Funds For RAF Benevolent Fund

Wiseman Would Like To Thank All Its UK Plumbers In Helping Raise Funds For RAF Benevolent Fund

Wiseman Industries Ltd, manufacturers of ‘EVERFLUX’, and the world’s leading drain clearer, ‘DAMBUSTERâ ‘, has presented a cheque to the RAF Benevolent Fund for £1500. Coming from a percentage of profits of ‘DAMBUSTERâ, this was in recognition of the RAF’s 100 year anniversary in 2018 and the historic 75th Anniversary of the Dambuster raid on 16th May 1943.

Like the famous raid, ‘DAMBUSTERâ drain clearer always hits the target first time.

BC Designs and Bayswater London W2 secures deal with The IPG

BC Designs and Bayswater London W2 secures deal with The IPG

BC Designs and Bayswater London W2 have become the latest manufacturers to join The IPG; the UK’s largest and fastest growing membership group of independent plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists. 

The IPG was founded on the belief that independent merchants should have a better voice in today’s market, and a better opportunity to compete with the generic chain stores and companies dominating the market.

The move will see independent merchants being able to purchase the companies’ products, along with access to marketing materials and distribution channels to better support their business.