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Wirquin launches new product catalogue

Sanitary equipment manufacturer Wirquin has unveiled its new product brochure – which is now in stock and ready for dispatch. The new 162-page full-colour product brochure features all current innovations from the family-run company’s Celmac and Macdee brands. It provides full details and technical specifications on the company’s toilet seats, flushing mechanisms, WC frames, cisterns, […]

Graham announces College Refresh Scheme shortlist

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has announced the shortlist for the Graham College Refresh Scheme – with the winning college receiving £10,000. The competition was open to colleges across the UK who were asked to nominate themselves. It was judged on a range of criteria from level of need and strength of application, to the potential positive […]

Polypipe is recruiting shipmates for annual charity yacht race

Registration is now open for piping manufacturer Polypipe’s 20th annual Polypipe Regatta The event, which takes place in Portsmouth on 6th September, brings together the building, construction and plumbing sectors to take part in some friendly competition. The race, which first began in 1998, will see around 50 vessels set sail to compete and raise money […]

Lucky installer wins £15,000 van thanks to Aqualisa

A lucky installer has won a van worth nearly £15,000 – after Aqualisa launched its Win a Van competition to celebrate its 40th birthday. It gave installers the chance to win a new Renault Kangoo Business van by registering the purchase of a qualifying Aqualisa smart shower product online. Paul Phillips, owner of I Do […]

Worcester Bosch welcomes room temperature revision to EPBD

An industry spokesman from Worcester Bosch has welcomed the addition of mandatory individual room temperature controls to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch, said the revision is a welcome validation of best practice for the plumbing and heating industry. The revision requires […]

Baxi sponsor VADO Rally driver in cross-Europe challenge

Baxi is sponsoring an independent plumbing merchant on a quest to complete a road rally across Europe. Aidan Forshaw, director of Plumbing and Heating Supplies (PHS) in Gateshead, is competing over four days between 7th and 10th June to raise money for charity. The VADO Rally sees members of the kitchen, bedroom and bathrooms industry […]

Vaillant unveils new and improved boiler guarantees

Heating technology manufacturer Vaillant has unveiled a range of extended domestic boiler guarantees to support installers. Installers who fit either the ecoTEC pro or ecoFIT pure boilers will now benefit from a free seven-year guarantee when registered using the Vaillant Advance loyalty programme. Vaillant’s premium products – ecoTEC plus and ecoTEC exclusive – will now […]

Graham launches new smart home range

Graham Plumbers’ Merchants has launched a brand-new range to allow customers to remotely monitor heating controls, smart plugs and security sensors – via their smartphone, tablet or PC. The Altech Smart Home range offers homeowners improved energy efficiency and security at an accessible price, and now includes Wireless TRVs, the Altech Smart Plug and window/door […]

Exeter College wins national plumbing award

Exeter College’s plumbing department are celebrating after winning the prestigious Award for Excellence in Copper Pipework Teaching. The prize was awarded by The Worshipful Company of Plumbers – one of the most ancient of the Livery Companies of the City of London with a history dating back more than 650 years. The organisation supports the […]

Pimlico Plumbers invest £100,000 in iPads for engineers

Pimlico Plumbers has invested £100,000 in arming its team of engineers with Apple iPads to boost productivity and streamline operations. More than 280 individual devices have been prepared for engineer’s toolboxes, loaded with specialist invoicing software so engineers can produce and digitally send invoices to customers before they leave the job. Removing the need for […]