Plumbing & Heating

Baxi announces new boiler and smart control

Baxi 600 Combi

Baxi has launched a pioneering new combi boiler, which the company says is set to make light work of the complex installation process. To coincide with this, the manufacturer has also developed a new smart room thermostat which allows customers to control their heating using an app. The Baxi 600 Combi has been designed with the needs of the installer …

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Plumbers hit hard by tool thefts – 27% of Plumbers targeted in 2017

tool thefts

Plumbers incomes are said to have been seriously damaged this year by tool thefts from vans and job sites, with 27% reporting the loss of tools which damaged their ability to earn a living. The research carried out by warm.co.uk suggests that thefts are on the rise, and Plumbers are fully aware of the damage to their livelihoods of the …

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Baxi launches Baxi 400 Combi LPG

Baxi 400 Combi LPG

Following the launch of the Baxi 200 and 400 Combi and Heat ranges, the manufacturer is extending its offering to include a dedicated combi LPG option, to enable homes in off-grid areas to enjoy the benefits of a high efficiency boiler. The Baxi 400 Combi LPG has been developed from the ground up through consultation with installers, so that everything …

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Abacus Infinity Single Fall Shower Tray installation: Is this the best wet room tray?

best wet room tray

In this video Roger Bisby demonstrates how to install an Abacus Infinity Single Fall Shower Tray which is designed to make wetrooms sleeker and cleaner and eliminates the need for fiddly floor tile cuts and grout lines which trap dirt. With wet rooms continuing to grow in popularity customers are increasingly looking for solutions that are sleek in design and …

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Pilot Marker Pens review

Pilot Marker Pens

Roger Bisby considers the benefits of investing in a decent set of Pilot Marker Pens. There are so many occasions in my daily work when I have need of a permanent marker that I always have a set on the van. One common application is underfloor heating where it pays to identify each circuit as you bring it up to …

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NSF International and the Indian Plumbing Skills Council (IPSC) sign agreement

Indian Plumbing Skills Council

Global public health organization NSF International and the Indian Plumbing Skills Council (IPSC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide local testing and certification services for the plumbing industry in India. This MOU will help improve the quality of Indian plumbing products and the skills of Indian plumbers through IPSC’s skill development initiatives under the aegis of the …

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A cut above: Knipex grips review

Knipex grips review

Roger Bisby tries out a few Knipex grips and laments a life of losing tools. Having spent a great deal of my working life as a plumber/builder Knipex is a brand I know very well and it seems I’m not alone. When I recently used a pair of inferior slip joint grips in a plumbing demonstration and struggled, the calls …

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The bathroom system that could change the way plumbers work

bathroom system

In this video, Ian Pattison the owner of Abacus Manufacturing Group and one time plumber’s merchant explains the benefits of the Abacus complete bathroom system which has been designed to be quick and easy to fit. Created with the installer in mind, Ian believes the simplicity of the Abacus system has the potential to change the way that plumbers work. …

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Final farewell for landmark Potterton boiler

Potterton boiler

The last ever Potterton boiler to come off the production line in parent company Baxi’s factory in Warwick has been put into retirement, 17 years after first being installed in the cellar of a Scotland home. The Potterton Profile boiler was discovered by engineers from Gas Call Services when homeowner Alistair decided it was time to install a modern replacement. …

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Baxi installer to climb Kilimanjaro for Leukemia care

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Baxi is sponsoring Bradley Rogers, Baxi installer and member of the Baxi Works loyalty scheme, who will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Leukaemia care UK this June. Bradley of B. Rogers Plumbing & Heating Limited in Heybridge, Essex explained: “I am climbing Kilimanjaro in the name of my close friend Lee Blowers, who sadly passed away on …

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