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WRAS Approval granted for Mag Flow Meters

M1000, M2000 and M5000 ranges from Badger Meter are now WRAS approved for measuring potable water to comply with the requirements of the United Kingdom Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Scottish Water Byelaws. WRAS approval is also accepted in other countries throughout the world as a[...]

Winner of £500 community fund announced

Horsham community group 4TheYouth has been announced as the lucky recipient of £500 funding following a county-wide campaign by D.W. Nye Builders Merchant in Kingsfold. D.W. Nye, which will give away £500 each to four different community groups and good causes in the county of Sussex during 2018[...]

WaterSafe warning after kitchen fitter fined for illegal use of lead solder on water pipes

WaterSafe, the national register for approved plumbers, is warning about the dangers of employing unqualified plumbers after a kitchen fitter illegally used lead solder on plumbing carrying drinking water. Using lead solder on any plumbing carrying drinking water can lead to unsafe levels of lead,[...]

Keyline team using pedal power to cycle from Dumfries to Inverness in aid of charity

A group of staff, suppliers and customers from heavy building materials supplier Keyline are gearing up to take on the challenge of cycling from its Dumfries branch to its Inverness depot in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. The route, which covers over 300 miles, will see the team leave Keyline Dumfries[...]

Government funding of €10 Million for Energy Efficiency Design Projects

              Grant funding can help businesses save 30% a year on energy costs 10 April 2018: The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is now accepting applications from organisations planning an investment in a new design project or major energy upgrade. The Minister for[...]

Roof refurbishment made easier with YBS BreatherQuilt

A roofing company active across East Anglia has switched to using BreatherQuilt from the range of YBS, finding it more cost-effective to install while offering superior performance compared to rival products on the market. R. G. Leverett Ltd is a family run business with a well established[...]

Trade rises on one year to go until Brexit milestone

New figures confirm exports of UK goods and services at a record high. exports rise faster than imports trade deficit significantly narrows by £12.1 billion overall, UK exports of goods and services have increased by 12.1% to £622.1 billion. With one year to go until the UK’s departure from[...]

37 Communities to Become More Energy Efficient

Energy upgrades result in warmer buildings and greater employment opportunities Special €3 million fund to nurture new community investments 29 March 2018: 37 communities in 20 counties across Ireland are set to benefit from Government funding for energy upgrades. Funded by the Department of[...]

Cross-party MPs say small builders are key to solving housing crisis and call on Government to act

A cross-party group of MPs has urged the Government to introduce a new ‘Dedicated Strategy for Small Housebuilders’ to reverse the decline in the number of new homes built by small builders, which has plummeted to just 2,500 today from 12,000 in 1998. Describing the new proposals, the MPs[...]

Government investment to unlock more homes across England

Almost £300 million government investment in Greater Manchester, the West of England and Oxfordshire is set to help deliver thousands of much-needed new homes. a further 44 areas shortlisted for funding for major infrastructure projects worth £4.1 billion and with the potential to deliver over[...]

Stelrad joins the British Institute of Interior Design

Stelrad is now listed in the BIID – the British Institute of Interior Design. It’s a move that highlights the change from radiators being seen as merely a heating appliance to its new role of being very much part of the décor – with decorative and designer radiators being focal points of a[...]

New powers to give greater protection to staff and small suppliers in insolvent businesses

Government plans to improve the UK’s corporate governance framework to ensure the UK remains one of the best places to start and grow a business. Directors selling companies recklessly to face tough new sanctions including fines and disqualification Creditors could have money returned to[...]

REHAU to exhibit at Specifi events across the UK

This year REHAU will be exhibiting for the first time at the UK’s only built environment roadshow, Specifi, showcasing two new products. The Specifi events take place around the UK, with Edinburgh being the first stop for the REHAU team on March 28th, at the Assembly Rooms. REHAU will be[...]

HS2 workers discover ancient coastline in West London

Engineers working on Britain’s new high speed railway have discovered an ancient, sub-tropical coastline dating back 56 million years. The layer of black clay is thought to have been formed from densely wooded marshes on the edge of a sub-tropical sea. The rare discovery was made at a site in[...]

Look before you leak! WaterSafe is talking toilets for Water Saving Week

WaterSafe is helping homeowners in Northern Ireland make sure that a leaky loo isn’t flushing potential savings in water, energy and money down the pan. WaterSafe, the UK body for approved plumbers, is partnering with Waterwise, the UK leading authority on water efficiency, for Water Saving Week,[...]


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