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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. 

‘Crossing Borders’ with New 2018 Brochure PRELUDE by Vogue (UK)

New 2018 Brochure PRELUDE by Vogue (UK)

The UK’s largest British manufacturer of designer radiators and towel warmers, Vogue(UK), redefine the markets need for pioneering heating design with the launch of its continental inspired Brochure, PRELUDE: available from 1st October 2018. 

With many customers already benefitting from its luxury heating portfolio worldwide,Vogue (UK)has created a dedicated international Brochure, specifically designed for European / ROW market audiences: you can even send enquiries in your preferred language to

Vogue (UK) win 'Best Bathroom Heating & Accessories Supplier 2018' 

Vogue winners with their award

The UK’s largest British designer and manufacturer of premium radiators and towel warmers, Vogue (UK), win SME News 2018 Midlands Enterprise Award for ‘Best Bathroom Heating &  Accessories Supplier 2018’.  

The SME News Midlands Enterprise Awards recognise ‘industrious and hardworking individuals and businesses’ located in the Midlands region to reward ‘innovation in business practice and outstanding overall performance’. 

Highlighting local traders and businesses in the area for driving innovation and maintaining healthy competition between sectors, Vogue (UK)were awarded the accolade of‘Best Bathroom Heating & Accessories Supplier’ for 2018.

Expansion sparked at Flame thanks to HSBC support

Managers of Flame and HSBC outside Flame Heating Offices

Flame Heating Group is to realise its ambitious expansion plans after receiving significant financial backing from HSBC UK.

The Heating & Plumbing merchant is expecting to more than double its workforce with the creation of at least 60 new jobs after securing a £4m funding package from HSBC UK.

The deal will also see the Gateshead-headquartered company, which currently employs 59 staff, launch several branches in the North East and enter new regions over the next three years. 

Established in 2011 with a single branch in Gateshead, Flame has grown to become the North East’s fastest-growing Heating & Plumbing merchant, which currently operates 11 trade counters across the region and in Scotland.

Pimlico Plumbers - Business Column

Pimlico Plumbers' Charlie Mullins

Pimlico Plumbers - Business Column written by Charlie Mullins

They do say that being an entrepreneur is a young person’s game.

When I founded Pimlico Plumbers, I was I was in my 20’s, and this is a trade which often involves lots of hard graft and stamina.

It’s probably no coincidence that the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg were also in their 20’s when they founded their respective business empires.

Although this might be where any comparison with yours truly ends - as I’m more at home fixing a leaky pipe or installing a downstairs lav than getting involved in the world of tech!

Maybe it’s just the media image of entrepreneurs as young and thrusting but, it seems, the times they are a changing.

Continued awards success for fast-growing North East merchant

John from Flame Heating happy about awards success

Gateshead-headquartered Flame Heating Group is celebrating further success after being recognised at the Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018.

Flame was a finalist in the Heating & Plumbing Merchant of the Year category at the awards, following another strong year. 

The Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence recognise the achievements of companies and their staff operating across the building services sector and is regarded as one of the most prestigious award ceremonies within the industry.

Since Flame was established, in 2011, it has achieved year-on-year, double-digit growth, and employs in excess of 60 staff.

Fabdec launches 3S Pre-Plumb water heater at PHEX Manchester

3S Pre-Plumb water heater

Stainless steel heat transfer product manufacturer Fabdec is introducing a pre-plumb version of its pioneering WXI range of unvented water heaters.

The pre-plumb version is aimed primarily at the residential sector, allowing for a simple and fast installation, even in enclosed spaces.

The launch marks a further step in Fabdec’s commitment to simplifying the installation process and follows a partnership with the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineers to utilise virtual reality models of the inner workings of Fabdec products to streamline installer training.

Leading South West builders merchant coming to Dawlish

Dawlish plumber under sink

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to be opening a new dedicated plumbing and heating branch on Dawlish Business Park on Monday 19th November. 

Local tradespeople and members of the community are being invited to join the RGB team from 7.30am to enjoy a tasty treat while having a look around. The branch will also be giving away t-shirts, hats, radiator keys and more throughout the first week of trading, and those who open an account and spend £10 will receive a free Rothenberger Pipeslice.