Category Archives: Heating & Ventilation


Ideal Commercial Boilers has launched a brand new permanent exhibition stand at The Building Centre in Store Street, London, making it even easier for new and existing customers based around the capital to experience the company’s industry-leading, British-made heating solutions for themselves.

Fläkt Woods ReCooler HP is centre stage at Royal Northern College of Music

As part of the recent transformation of the Royal Northern College of Music’s Concert Hall, Fläkt Woods has supplied a range of highly efficient air comfort equipment, including three eQ air handling units, as well as two revolutionary ReCooler Heat Pumps.

Ruskin launches natural ventilation business

Ruskin Air Management has launched a new Natural Ventilation business. Called Airolution, this service will provide complete natural ventilation solutions for commercial buildings including system design, supply of equipment, controls, installation and commissioning.

VANIXA, Italian Home Flame, presents “The Sea Shell of Venus”

It is said that the ancient Roman goddess Venus, goddess of love, beauty and fertility, was born from a  very special sea  shell, probably designed by whom was to become her husband: the god Vulcan, god of fire, Mulciber “the one that softens the metal in the forge.”

Easy-install biomass for the home

Leading biomass solutions provider, Euroheat, has launched a new prefabricated wood heating solution for the domestic market, ideal for customers looking to take advantage of the Domestic RHI in a hassle-free and speedy fashion.


Windhager is helping the historical village of Matfen, Northumberland, to reduce its carbon footprint while saving money on fuel costs with the installation of a new biomass boiler system. Situated within the impressive Matfen Estate, five houses, the estate office, a shop and the village hall will all benefit from biomass heating.


WITH demand for primary school places already outstripping supply in Hounslow, the first phase of a £150million pound expansion programme has now been completed to help address the issue.


An innovative house in South Wales is combining multiple energy efficient technologies, including ThermaSkirt heated skirting board, in a bid to provide self-sufficient, renewable energy generation and water resource solution in an off grid setting.

The flagship project has been jointly developed by SSE, Caerphilly County Council and BRE (Building Research Establishment) and is undergoing monitoring to establish the viability of future off-grid homes. The ThermaSkirt product was specified due to its compatibility with renewable energy sources such as solar and biomass, and its high heat transfer ability with low running temperature make it an energy efficient alternative to conventional radiators.


A recent survey of 200 homeowners who had bought a ventilation system from EnviroVent revealed how over half of these householders had experienced improvements to their health or home within two weeks of its installation.

Out of 200 customers, all stated that they had seen an improvement to either their homes or their health as a result, with over a third of customers (37%) saying they had experienced improvements to their home or health within a week and just over half had experienced improvements within two weeks or less. The survey also revealed that 1 in 8 homeowners had bought a ventilation unit for health reasons, mainly as they suffered with asthma.


A monastery in West Sussex has increased its green credentials by turning to a Windhager BioWIN Excel wood pellet boiler. The Monastery of the Holy Trinity in Crawley Down, West Sussex contacted installers A Greener Alternative to invest in a greener heating system that was both ecologically efficient and manageable.

The 60 kW BioWIN Excel boiler is situated in the plant room of the ‘Community building’ and provides heating and hot water for the various properties in the complex. The system comprises a solar thermal buffer to supplement the thermal store of the main plant room and further increase heating efficiency. In addition the installation also qualifies for the non-domestic RHI scheme.


Building a new home into the side of a hill gave the Weeden family in Sevenoaks, Kent, even more reasons to choose a mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) system from ADM Systems.

That’s because Mr Weeden knew that it was the only practical way of ensuring that the rooms below ground level, which lacked windows, received adequate levels of ventilation.


Launched in April 2014, the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme for the domestic market has proven to be a big success for homeowner David Taylor from rural Northamptonshire.

Mr. Taylor lives in a 300-year-old four-bedroom stone cottage, which was previously heated by an oil fired boiler. He and his wife decided to upgrade and convert to a biomass boiler supplied and installed by MCS registered and Windhager trained installers Plumb-line Plumbing and Heating from Northampton. The chosen boiler was a Windhager BioWIN Exklusiv wood pellet boiler, which provides all the heating and hot water to the property.

Cost-effective, beautiful heating for every room of the house

Stylish, good looking and highly efficient space heating that consumes half the energy required to run conventional radiators is available from Infrarad Limited.

The Contract range is a collection of five lightweight composite radiators designed for wall or ceiling mounting at least 100mm off of the floor. Perfect for whole house installation or individual room use, three hard-wired models are available in output ratings of 500W, 800W and 1kW.

Designer range of infrared radiators from Infrarad cuts the cost of heating bathrooms

SDesigner space heating that consumes half the energy required to run conventional radiators is now available from a new UK company, Infrarad Limited.

The Designer glass towel-warmers are designed for wall-mounting in all bathrooms irrespective of the heating system. They boast built-in controls for independent function and are available with optional towel rails. Two models are available, rated at 500W and 700w, in either black or white glass.

Cosy Curve from Infrarad

Chic space heating that consumes half the energy required to run conventional radiators is now available from a new UK company, Infrarad Limited.

The Curve is an infrared heating panel with a convex curved surface. Available in plain gloss black and plain gloss white, this unit comes with rated power outputs of both 250W and 350W. It has a minimum working life of 100,000 hours.

Carron’s range of cast iron radiators

Carron have the largest range of reproduction cast iron radiators in the UK, to suit all needs and requirements.

Hand built in their workshop in the UK by Carron’s skilled technicians, they cover all manner of periods and influences from the vintage and elegant Victorian series to Art Nouveau inspired styles, with sweeping curves and classic French feel.

Panasonic launches new intelligent remote control panel for hotels

Panasonic has developed a new intelligent LCD remote control panel which integrates all hotel devices, including Panasonic’s ECOi VRF system.

This new LCD panel from Panasonic is meeting the demand from hoteliers for systems which offer energy savings, and also providing hotel customers with control over the room environment. Panasonic’s remote control integrates all key devices in a hotel room to ensure that visitors can operate the various aspects from one panel.

Easy Heat Gives House Builders an Easy Route to Underfloor Heating

REHAU Easy Heat is the new domestic underfloor heating solution from REHAU designed specifically for house builders, providing a simple and cost effective way for them to incorporate the highly desirable feature into their new build properties.

REHAU Easy Heat is the only system on the market that can offer the comfort of underfloor heating without using a manifold.

Evomax Wall Hung Condensing Boilers Deliver High Output and High Efficiency

Leading British Manufacturer Ideal Commercial Boilers has been creating heating solutions for over 100 years, all of which have been uniquely designed for the UK marketplace. The Evomax is the company’s flagship high efficiency condensing boiler model, offering one of the highest outputs of any commercial wall hung boiler on the market.

Ideal Commercial Boilers Launches Striking New Website

Ideal Commercial Boilers has launched its brand new website at Featuring a sleek, updated design with easy access to news, service updates and valuable product information, visitors can also download Ideal Commercial Boilers’ BIM components directly from the site.

Airflow Launches Innovative Airflex Pro Round and Oval Ducting Clips

Leading ventilation solutions provider Airflow Developments Limited has launched Airflex Pro Round and Oval Ducting Clips, designed to provide a professional solution to the secure fitting of the manufacturer’s award-winning and SAP Q eligible, Airflex Pro Round and Oval Semi Rigid Ducting system.

New ventilation brochure highlights energy saving and health benefits of fresh air

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new ventilation brochure showing how mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) and air handling units (AHU) can help benefit any building from a major commercial building, school or office to a single home.

According the World Health Organisation, we spend around 90% of our time indoors, so good air quality within buildings is vital if we are to avoid sick building syndrome and the negative health effects of excess humidity and stale polluted air.

Big Foot Systems unveils the new High Bloc

Sussex-based Big Foot Systems is delighted to announce the introduction of the new High Bloc which provides an innovative support solution for mounting air conditioning (AC) units on flat roofs. A simple but highly effective solution for increasing the height of VRF/AC installations the High Bloc safely spreads the plant load evenly across the roof.

Stiebel Eltron UK Launches New Ground Source Heat Pumps

A leading manufacturer of renewable technologies has launched its next generation of ground source heat pumps.

The new brine-water heat pumps in Stiebel Eltron UK’s WPF and WPC series are intended to replace current versions available on the market.

Kingspan Environmental Scoops Top Supplier Award from Barratt Homes

Kingspan Environmental is celebrating winning the Best Offsite Business Partner Award in the Barratt / David Wilson Partner Awards 2014.

The awards aim to recognise the commitment and dedication of Barratt’s partners and subcontractors and the key role they play in ensuring that everyone involved in the developments achieves their goals.

LG Makes ‘Cool Wall Art’ With Air Conditioning Units

A wall mounted air conditioning unit that you want to be seen. LG’s new addition to the unique and popular ARTCOOL range is the LED lighting, 3-way soft air flow (heating and cooling) Stylist Inverter V indoor unit. (Model ref: G09/G12WL 2.5kW – 3.5kW).

The ARTCOOL stylist successfully combines technological sophistication and functionality with a modern sleek look to create a stylish and comfortably air conditioned environment – and it is already in receipt of a prestigious 2014 iF Design Award

Can’t see the advantage of this Soffit Ventilator? We’ve made our point

Introducing or upgrading the ventilation of an existing roof is commonly an obligatory undertaking when the thermal insulation within the roof space is increased. To provide air entry and exit opportunities ventilation apertures are introduced through the soffit on opposing sides of the property. Once established, air can flow into and out of the roof space (as long as the insulation laid within it is restrained from blocking the flow route where the converging roof timbers approach plate level).

Evomod High Specification Boilers Offer More Options For Commercial Buildings

The Evomod range of condensing floor standing boilers from British manufacturer Ideal Commercial Boilers is a highly specified, energy efficient and easy-to-install option suitable for numerous commercial buildings.

Smartphone Technology Allows Users To Control Heat Pumps

Homeowners can now control their heat pumps thanks to the introduction of Stiebel Eltron UK’s Internet Service Gateway.

The technology allows domestic users to adjust the settings of their ground or air source heat pumps. They can do this on their smartphones, tablets or desktop PCs.

Widening the scope of Wessex ModuMax boilers

In response to market demand the latest generation Wessex ModuMax condensing boilers from Hamworthy Heating are now able to operate at 30°C differential temperatures. This makes them particularly suited to district heating schemes and for projects with dual heating sources – where condensing boilers are used to support the renewable energy source.