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#builtwithBosch offers tradespeople 500 free power tools

Tradespeople will test 500 tools throughout the year and share short videos about real-life usage on site. They can then keep the tools free of charge! 

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Rinnai’s restart kits for reopening sites

The Restart kits allow sites and engineers to identify and rectify a fault without the need for multiple visits, ensuring a one-trip, first-time fix.

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Greenstar 2000 boiler now available in LPG

The Greenstar 2000 is now available in LPG with outputs of 25kW and 30kW. This offers varied options for caravans, static homes, and holiday parks, as well as homes off the gas grid.  

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The plumbing industry is booming with record sales

Victoria Plum has sales rose by a record 46% to £103m for the year ended 28 February while the EBITDA increased by 115% to £4.5m.

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Meet March’s HIP Learner of the Month Winner!

Andy got into the trade at the age of 24 and now at 29, he is a mature student studying Level 3 gas course at Hemel Hempstead Dacorum campus while also finishing the last few months of his 4 year apprenticeship at Cole bro’s.

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Off-grid BioLPG can produce 81% Carbon savings

BioLPG is conceptually renewable and sustainable, as it is made from a blend of waste, residues and sustainably sourced materials. BioLPG, can be described as an eco-propane, the chemical makeup of this gas is identical to LPG and is therefore compatible with existing in situ LPG products from a combustion perspective. 

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Brits hesitant to take a break

A study of 2,000 employees found more than six in 10 feel they don’t take enough breaks during the working day and one in 10 don’t take a single break – because they are under too much pressure or too busy to have more time away from their job. Another 46% feel ‘guilty’ if they down tools knowing they have a packed schedule ahead.

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UNITY NEEDED TO ACHIEVE DECARBONISATION GOAL

A collective realization is required by the public and industry alike, to the idea that not only is an energy transition imminent, but it is also urgently required.

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USING YOUR SKILL TO #SAVEWATER

It is estimated that 34% of all water used in the home is through showering and bathing and here is where the fitting of a flow regulator or PCA can help.

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Why polybutylene should be the material of choice

Polybutylene pipe is ideal for most domestic hot and cold-water plumbing and heating systems, offering exceptional durability and long-term performance.     One of the key advantages of the material is that it has natural flexibility, so you can bend the pipe to fit even the most awkward positions. Whether it involves extending the number […]

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The 12 Days of Christmas giveaway is back!

This Christmas our prizes are bigger and better than before with up to £1,000 worth of products, tools, tech and clothing on offer.

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REVIEW: Dickie Dyer Burn Barrier

Dickie Dyer reckons its Burn Barrier is tough. Former HIP Apprentice of the Year winner Tony Iacovazzo and Alexx Weller put it to the test.

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