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Plumb Center welcomes Help To Buy bathrooms boost

As we enter 2014, Plumb Center welcomes the positive impact that the first phase of the Help To Buy scheme has made to the new build housing market. The company expects to see a growth in sales of bathroom products over the next few months, thanks to the second phase of Help To Buy which was rolled out in October 2013. The second phase of the scheme covers existing housing stock. Now it’s no longer buyers of only new build properties who can ben... [more]


Plumb Center Green Deal open days a hit with installers

Hundreds of installers flocked to a series of Plumb Center Green Deal open days held across the country in association with its training partners Sevenoaks Energy Academy and NAPIT. Intensive morning and afternoon sessions were held during August at venues in Waltham Abbey, Bristol, Grangemouth and Leeds, with attendees receiving presentations and having the opportunity to discuss their individual circumstances. The presentations were deliv... [more]


BMA uses its unique position to pave the way for new industry agreement

A recent meeting of the main players in the bathroom industry, organised by the award-winning Bathroom Manufacturers Association, has broken new ground in establishing a framework for process improvement for product certification. Whether we like it or not bathroom products produced for sale in the UK must meet laid-down legal standards. A sure way of meeting these standards is via third party certification. This is a voluntary route and... [more]


ICOM goes a Nu-way

Nu-way’s Managing Director, Graham Williamson has been elected as Vice Chairman of the ICOM Energy Association. ICOM represents the commercial heating industry. It works closely with Government to ensure only the most practical and energy efficient heating solutions are used in the UK. Now in its 80th year, the trade association has been around for nearly as long as Nu-way. The Government do not have as detailed a grasp on the finer point... [more]


Green Deal means good deal for consumers

Baxi has welcomed the recent Government announcement on Green Deal. Simon Osborne, Head of Product Management, believes it has injected a greater level of transparency into Green Deal, which can only mean good news for the consumer. Simon says, “Consumers now have a far wider set of opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Firstly, minimum warranties on boilers have increased to 5 years. This represents a good deal for... [more]


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