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WATCH: WIT Conference is a roaring success

The second annual Women Installers Together (WIT) Conference attracted its biggest gathering yet – as the plumbing industry gathered to celebrate women in the trade.

New APHC president vows to ‘champion’ plumbing apprenticeships

The new President of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors has promised to revise apprenticeships to help bridge the gap between learning and employment. In his inaugural speech, Graham Beevers explained how APHC has been working with CIPHE to revise the industry’s apprenticeship framework. This comes as part of the Government’s revision of apprenticeships […]

Research shows installers are struggling to find time to fit in training

Installers are finding it tough to fit training into their busy schedules, new research has shown. In a survey of hundreds of installers carried out by Baxi, 39 per cent said they struggle to attend training courses as they simply don’t have the time. Other reasons included having nothing available nearby and having planned to […]

WIT Conference set to be the biggest ever

The second annual Women Installers Together (WIT) Conference is set to be the biggest ever gathering of female installers and gas engineers. The event, which is due to take place in London on Wednesday, July 4, celebrates the achievements and independence of women in the plumbing and gas industry. The event is also geared at […]

Roman Limited unveils new matt black wetroom panel

Roman Limited is keeping up with industry trends – by launching its new matt black profile wetroom panel. The Liberty matt black wetroom panel has been introduced to Roman’s Liberty Range. It comes with 10mm thick glass and a height of 2000mm, and a choice of square back to wall or ceiling bracing. This industrial-style […]

Hydrogen could become clean energy supply of the future

Hydrogen could become the clean energy supply of the future after the government planned to invest £20 million into the development of a Hydrogen Supply Programme. According to an industry spokesperson, investing in low carbon hydrogen heating is a step in the right direction for the industry – particularly after many renewable heat alternatives, in […]

Graham recognises suppliers and colleagues at award ceremony

Suppliers and colleagues were awarded for exceptional performance at Graham Plumbers’ Merchant’s Bathroom Showroom conference.

Graham welcomes new Boiler Plus legislation

Under the new Boiler Plus regulations, from 6th April 2018 all new domestic gas boilers installed in England must have a minimum energy efficiency of 92%. The new legislation, which will be incorporated into Approved Document L of the Building Regulations, also requires an additional energy saving device or technology to be fitted with every […]

All finalists confirmed for the Grand Final

HIP Magazine has travelled across seven regions of the UK on a quest to find the 2018 HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year and now the eight finalists have been confirmed. The finalists consist of the seven regional heat winners and the highest runner-up overall scorer, so there will be eight people participating in […]

Third Win for Wirquin at KBB Show

Wirquin won the Innovation Award for the third consecutive time at the KBB Show last week at the NEC in Birmingham. It is a powerful recognition of the company’s drive to create innovative plumbing products that benefit the end user. In 2014 the company won the award for their Macdee Motion unique all-in-one universal dual […]