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GROHE opens new training room at Colchester college

Training equipment donated by GROHE has led to the opening of a new training room for plumbing students at a vocational college in Essex.

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Tameside students impress at construction event

Plumbing students took part in a competition as part of Tameside College’s annual Pathway to Construction event last month.

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CIPHE: Make TMVs compulsory to reduce risk of scalding

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is calling for thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs) to be made compulsory.

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Heating installer launches new way to prevent condensate pipes freezing

A kit that prevents condensate pipes freezing in low temperatures has been launched to the trade.

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Successful product launches lead to growth for Rinnai

The successful launch of a range of new products will act as the springboard for rapid growth, according to Rinnai.

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Roman showers used in Channel 4 Grand Designs project

Shower manufacturer Roman has helped create five luxury bathrooms for a Grand Designs project aired on Channel 4.

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New app puts Plumbase in installers’ pockets

Plumbase, has launched a new app, providing installers with instant access to the latest products and promotions, as well as enabling on-the-job ordering at the touch of a button.

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HIP Blog: Getting the most from your merchant

Sam Canfield at Graham Plumbers’ Merchant looks at what you should expect from merchants and how they can help.

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Features

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INTERVIEW: Meet the first ever HIP Apprentice of the Month

We had a chat with Callum Westphal, the first ever HIP Apprentice of the Month!

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Plumbing diary: Four weeks in and loving it

In the second of her monthly blogs, Level 2 plumbing student Rhiannon de Wreede tells how she’s getting on as she juggles going back to college, learning a new trade and being a mum.

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Plumbing diary: Starting out

Rhiannon de Wreede is taking on a Level 2 plumbing course, having previously worked as a scientist, lecturer and writer.

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HIP Blog: Q&A with Off the Tools’ Wayne Bettess

From hats to heating: how one man changed the family business for the better.

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