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  • The Green Deal Again

    It has been reported in the media that insulation projects have dropped 97% under Green Deal, this does not surprise me, it does not take a rocket scientist to work out that if the take up was rather low when it was offered free from the energy companies (although we all contributed via our energy bills) why would they think it would grow when people have to pay for it. What we have to understand is, ...

    Posted at May 31, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on The Green Deal Again
  • CO Poisoning Media Hype

    I am of the opinion that CO poisoning is been over hyped, if we look at figures around 15 deaths a year are from CO poisoning, now any death is tragic and dying from CO poisoning in this day and age should not happen, but we need to put things into prospective, if you look at deaths from fuel poverty this is in the 1000’s, so why does CO deaths get so much attention, well ...

    Posted at December 31, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Heating Corrosion Protection

    Most installers are aware that heating systems need to be protected from corrosion; this ensures system longevity and the components within the heating system, boiler, pumps valves etc. but up to now we have always been told the only way to do this is by adding chemicals, well I am of the opinion that this is not the only way to protect a heating system and there are more eco-friendly ways to achieve the same ...

    Posted at August 10, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 1 Comment
  • When did we allow idiots to run our industry

    WTF is going on with the Plumbing & Heating industry, why is it seemingly allowed to be run by idiots, MCS, Green deal, PAS 2030, all just burdensome, bureaucracy, that has no benefit to the actual installation, these organisations in my opinion are just quango’s, they keep coming up with more and more stupid ideas to warrant their existence and milk the industry of more money, all the paperwork that is involved with these organisations ...

    Posted at July 14, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • MCS, Why?

    What is going on with this industry and why do we always seem to accept been walked over and ripped off. MCS was set up to have regulation and control over the renewable industry for Government grant applications and rightly so, we were told we had to be MCS accredited to be able to offer our customers the grants, well there are no bloody grants and the RHI has been delayed by another year and ...

    Posted at June 4, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Plumbing Forums

    What are people’s opinions of Plumbing Advice forums, I personally am against them, why do plumbers want to devalue their trade, why would anyone who has gained knowledge of their industry with hard work and study want to give that knowledge away for free, I used to partake in these forums a few years ago, but then I woke up and thought what on earth am I doing, I have been in this industry ...

    Posted at April 5, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • The Plumbing & Heating Industry

    I have been in the plumbing and heating industry for 30 years now, I started straight from school at 16 and attended college for 4 years to learn my trade, when I completed my apprenticeship I worked for many different companies as a sub-contractor gaining experience in all the different fields in this industry, domestic and commercial installing plumbing and heating, using copper, iron, and plastics, I also worked on underground drainage, water mains, ...

    Posted at April 4, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • The Education of Plumbers

    My personal opinion of the knowledge of UK plumbers is not that good, we seem to allow ourselves to be dictated to by people who can profit from the lack of knowledge and skills of installers, my main gripe is inhibitors and magnetic filters, why do we add these products to systems, in my opinion it is because we are forced fed that these components are needed to give a good quality system, well they ...

    Posted at March 24, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Why is the UK slow at moving forward

    Why is the UK always so far behind the rest of Europe, boilers have come a long way over the years, better, safer and more controllable and yet unvented cylinders have not moved with the boilers, or maybe more to the point Part G of the Building Regulations has not moved forward, my reason for bringing this up is I recently fitted a Viessmann 100 system boiler, very good boiler, now with these boilers and ...

    Posted at February 19, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Feed in Tarriff

    In my opinion the FiT needed cutting and I think 50% was fair, it is the highest subsidised renewable in the UK, and it is paid for by you and me in higher utility bills, the people in the PV market say it is too short notice, they have been given 1 1/2 months’ notice, how much time do they want, a year?, why should everyone pay higher prices for this scheme any ...

    Posted at November 2, 2011 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
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