A closer look at mission-critical sensors and controls with Sensata

Sensata Technologies

Sensata Technologies has been driving advances in sensing technology with a pedigree that spans more than one hundred years. As such it can rightfully describe itself as a global leader in the design, customisation and manufacture of mission-critical sensors and controls. To give some idea of its size, the company today has operations in 12 countries around the world and sells more than 47,000 unique products. It ships some 1.1 billion units annually.

How Can Plumbing Businesses Avoid Insolvency

Construction industry

2018 has not been a good year in the construction industry. An unexpected decline in housebuilding led to the construction industry to contract for the ninth month in a row, while the collapse of industry giant Carillion left thousands of subcontractors out of pocket. Construction output also fell by the 3.9 percent on figures for 2017, representing the biggest annual decline since 2013.

This is particularly bad news for roofers, plasterers and plumbers, not only due to the reduction in the available work, but also because in a competitive market, contractors can take advantage of the vulnerable position tradespeople are in by paying them late, or even trying to avoid paying them at all.

New Report Launched To Help Companies Improve Efficiencies And Combat Waste 

New Report Launched To Help Companies Improve Efficiencies And Combat Waste 

TALIS, one of the world’s leading providers 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.

Refurbishing Showers

Refurbishing Showers

Lee Stones, senior product marketing manager for Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, which includes Redring, explores how modern electric showers are helping to maximise bathroom refurbishments. 

With more than half a million social housing properties failing to meet the Government’s Decent Homes Standard in 2016, according the English Housing Survey, providers need high-quality, versatile and long-lasting bathroom products that can be installed quickly and conveniently. Replacement shower installations make up a staggering 80% of electric shower sales within the UK and manufacturers have responded by developing refurbishment products which offer installation flexibility, universal capability and plumbing fitting compatibility. 

Energy efficiency 


Salamander Pumps appoints Simon Platts as National Account Manager

Sunderland-based Salamander Pumps, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of shower and domestic water pumps, has appointed Simon Platts as National Account Manager following six successful years in the business.

Simon was promoted to key account manager last year, responsible for running the Plumbing and Heating Group (PHG) which included 300+ branches. After supporting Salamander in achieving its ambitious growth plans over the past 12 months, Simon’s new role will see him taking on a country-wide sales role.

The Snickers Workwear  Range Brochure – Complete Freedom of Movement With The Newest Working Clothes.

The Snickers Workwear  Range Brochure – Complete Freedom of Movement With The Newest Working Clothes.

Check out the latest workwear designs from Snickers Workwear that will really stretch you to the limit on site.

There’s superb new clothing styles coming your way to make working in cooler weather so much easier and comfortable – all of them incorporating the very latest in market-leading designs and stretch fabric technology.

There’s 37.5 high-tech Undergarments, plus Jackets, Trousers and Accessories added to the RUFFWork, FLEXIWork and ALLROUND clothing families for both professional craftsmen and women as well as the range of Hi-Vis garment collection for maximum safety and wellbeing.


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.

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.