Launch of stylish DC fan from air treatment specialist Meaco


 The UK’s leading air purifier specialist Meaco, has launched the MeacoFan, a DC fan, and part of its multi award winning Meaco Platinum Range of low energy air treatment products.

 The timing of the launch is perfect as we head into a warm, humid British summer where the warm nights make it difficult to sleep and a quieter fan is just what people need and want.

Bond It makes it easy to achieve the perfect sealant finish - every time

Bond It makes it easy to achieve the perfect sealant finish - every time

Unless it's a task you perform on a regular and repeat basis, for instance as part of your day-to-day job, applying sealants and achieving the perfect finish isn't always easy.

Too much, too little or even inconsistent pressure on the trigger of an applicator gun can leave you with a bead or surface that is non-uniform, non-linear and frequently somewhat ugly.

But all that could be about to change.

Bond It, one of the UK's fastest growing manufacturers of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals, has launched a new sealant applicator tool kit which makes it easier than ever for even the novice sealant user to achieve flawless results, every time

Spirotech unveils SpiroCombi MB3 two-in-one air and dirt separator


Spirotech has announced the imminent introduction of the SpiroCombi MB3, the latest addition to its wide range of ‘two-in-one’ combined air and dirt separators.

The SpiroCombi MB3 has been developed to provide engineers and installers with a flexible alternative water conditioning solution for domestic heating and cooling systems. 

The SpiroCombi MB3 can be fitted on either the flow or return depending on the location, age and condition of the system.

Available from merchants later this month, it will give installers the option of fitting a combined unit when normally only a dirt separator is fitted.

Kevan Peaker, UK Business Unit Director for Spirotech, said:

The secret to happiness? Ask plumbers!

Happy plumbers

It seems plumbers are guaranteed not to get that sinking feeling every time they go to work…

A survey has revealed that Britain’s plumbers are the happiest professionals in the country. In fact, 55% of plumbers said they were ‘very happy’ in life.

It seems tradespeople are way ahead in the happiness index because builders were next on 38%.

The survey was commissioned by Boundless, an experiences company with a 94-year heritage.

Celebrate our sanitary superheroes this World Plumbing Day

Celebrate our sanitary superheroes this World Plumbing Day

11 March 2018 is no normal springtime day; it is in fact the globally recognized World Plumbing Day. Initiated by the World Plumbing Council (WPC) - of which the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is a member - World Plumbing Day highlights the global water and sanitation crisis, while also promoting the important role that plumbing plays in the health and safety of modern society.

Plumbing Pensions - Plumbing Employers Action Group

Plumbing Pensions piggy bank

Plumbing Pensions {UK} Ltd was established in the mid seventies, employers on the scheme were and still are, many years ahead of much of the rest of UK industry offering a very generous pension scheme to their employees. Plumbing employers have and still are contributing vast sums of money into our employees pension fund.

Plumbing Employers who have never been in the scheme and have never likely contributed or offered a pension to their employees are not caught up in this issue. In other words it’s the generous good employers that are being penalised.

UK tradespeople struggle to recruit due to a lack of focus on training


More than half of tradespeople (57%) struggle to find skilled labour – 37% think apprenticeships are not respected as much as university and 31% believe school leavers are put off by a poor perception of trade careers

The UK’s plumbers, electricians, builders, carpenters and other trades are optimistic about the future, with 82% expecting business activity to remain at the same level or grow over the next 12 months, additionally, nearly half (45%) report being busier than last year.  However, research conducted by trade retailer, Plumbfix’s umbrella organisation, Screwfix, has revealed the majority (57%) are reporting difficulties in recruiting staff to support them.  This is primarily due to:

Superior wins ‘Family Business Award’ at this year’s prestigious Dorset Business Awards

family Business Award

Superior, a Dorset-based manufacturer of high integrity o-rings and seals, picked up the PKF Francis Clark Family Business Award at the 2017 Dorset Business Awards.


The Dorset Business Awards took place on Thursday November 23 at the Bournemouth International Centre to celebrate the cream of Dorset’s business achievements. The Family Business Award category was sponsored by PKF Francis Clark, with other finalists being Harts of Stur in Sturminster Newton and Marsham Court Hotel in Bournemouth.


Superior is a family-owned business which was founded in 1972 by Terrence Brown. The first ‘transfer injection’ presses were introduced to create o-rings in house, which remains one of the core strengths of the business today.


Check vans now to avoid new London T-Charge, and plan ahead for 2019 ULEZ charge, expert warns


Plumbers working in Central London were warned today to check if their vans are liable for the new T-Charge – and to prepare now for the upcoming Ultra Low-Emission Zone (ULEZ) coming into effect on 8 April 2019. 


The warning comes from commercial vehicle rental specialist Enterprise Flex-E-Rent. It advises that these charges could cost businesses hundreds, even thousands, of pounds if they own older vehicles and drive them into the capital.