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What is VDI2035, and why do I need it?

VDI2035 is a set of water quality guidelines for heating water developed in 2009 by the Association of German Engineers. The equivalent in the UK would be BS7593; however, it is widely accepted that the VDI2035 is based on stronger scientific evidence and is much more in-depth. Compared to the VDI2035, the UK’s equivalent set […]

Why the location of the manifold is important to the system.

When planning your UFH systems, it is often easier to locate your manifold in a place where it has a short run from the boiler to the manifold. However, because boilers are typically found near external walls, this can mean larger amounts of “feed pipes” go under the floor. In this article, we look at […]

How MLCP helps homes with hard water

Whether you are a professional fitter or just starting out, it is important you understand the long-term damage that hard water can cause to your pipes and how you can prevent the build-up of limescale. Hard water is quite common in urban regions of the UK, particularly in the south and east of the country. […]

Ten reasons to swap from copper or push-fit to MLCP

A multi-layer composite pipe (MLCP) comprises a central aluminium layer and an inner and outer layer of a polyethene raised temperature (PE-RT) plastic coating. MLCP piping is increasingly popular and, because of its many advantages, it now outsells copper and push-fit piping across Europe. Here are ten reasons to swap from copper or push-fit to […]

Seven reasons why smart heating is the best option for your building

Smart heating puts you in control of the temperature in different rooms in your home, at different times, without needing to switch the boiler on or off manually. You can even control and personalise your heating remotely from your smartphone or computer, so you don’t even need to be in the house to adjust your […]

Understanding the impact of pipe centres on UFH

This week #TechTuesday is a bit of a heavy one this week, so if you’d like to go through any of the points in the post, call Dave on 01245 850799.     For far too long, I have come across jobs where, either under pressure from the heat pump manufacturer or the installer themselves, installers push for […]

10 free ways plumbing installers can promote their business in 2021

Whether you are an experienced plumbing installer, just setting up your plumbing installation business or considering changing careers, finding effective and affordable ways to market your business can feel a daunting task. But customer awareness is vital for any plumbing company, and while paid advertising and leaflets can undoubtedly attract new business, there are plenty […]

What would minimum qualification standards mean for the plumbing industry?

Imagine the scene: you’ve got a plumbing emergency that you need resolving quickly. You need to find the right plumber for the job; you search frantically online trying to find the best tradesman in your area. Case closed, right?  But what happens if the service you received doesn’t quite match the price you paid? Finding […]