WATER HEATING SIZING GUIDE
It is important to properly size a water heater to meet the needs of a business or household and ensure optimum efficiency. As a result, Ariston has introduced a comprehensive guide to its portfolio of high-quality vented, unvented and instantaneous electric water heaters, outlining which models are best suited for a range of domestic and light commercial applications. The guide can be found in the company’s new hot water brochure.
FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT
The newly revised PAS 79 standard aims to help reduce fire risk and improve the safety of non-domestic buildings and housing premises. It publishes in two parts: PAS 79-1, Fire risk assessment – Part 1: Premises other than housing – Code of practice and PAS 79-2, Fire risk assessment – Part 2: Housing – Code of practice.
SECRETS TO SUCCESSFUL PROPERTY INVESTMENT
Written by journalist and property investor, Deborah Durbin, Secrets to Successful Property Investment details Deborah’s experience of building a Buy to Let property business from scratch. Over the course of seven years, Deborah has gone from knowing nothing about the construction/property industry, to creating a multi-million pound property portfolio and building her own house. This book looks at everything from sourcing your first BTL deposit to letting out your property, dealing with tenants, the legalities of being a landlord and how to create a passive income and grow your property portfolio.
BLUE CIRCLE ‘ONE OF THE FAMILY’ PODCAST
A new podcast aimed at supporting tradespeople and construction workers has been launched by Tarmac Cement. The ‘One of the Family’ podcast will see figures come together from across the industry to discuss the hot topics and latest issues facing the building and construction sector. The first two episodes will look at the challenges surrounding mental health, with Peter Cape from the tradespeople charity Band of Builders joining Tarmac to kick off the first one.
With a focus on comfort, performance and sustainability in its new products, the 2021 digital catalogue has all you need to know about Snickers Workwear, including new products that now use REPREVE, the world’s number one brand of recycled performance fibre. There’s also new AllroundWork Topwear with the cooling 37.5 moisture transportation fabric, as well as upgraded FLEXIWork Stretch Trousers with extra functionality and durability.
A comprehensive new catalogue from Saniflo is described as colourful, easy to follow and showcases a raft of new products, including grease traps, submersible pumps, larger lifting stations and a boiler condensate pump. It provides guidance regarding which products are best suited to a range of applications – from small homes to large commercial premises – and features information about noise levels, support, warranty and an overview of the manufacturer’s proprietary macerating technologies.
THE BENEFITS OF PLASTIC PIPES
A new brochure highlighting the many benefits of plastic pipes has been launched by TEPPFA, the European plastic pipes and fittings association. It details the flexibility characteristics that allow for ground movement, as well as a 100-year plus service life. The material is also proving ideal for some of the emerging technologies around low-energy use, such as ground source heat pumps, district heating and underfloor heating.
“INTO THE WORKSHOP”
A useful video guide for heating and plumbing installers featuring the TubiX Pipe Cutter has been released by the manufacturer, KNIPEX. It demonstrates how the guide rollers and 10 quality needle bearings which are integrated in the cutting wheel of the 180mm long tool makes work much easier. The device cuts copper, brass and stainless-steel pipes with a wall thickness of up to 2mm and diameters from 6 to 35mm.
DOOR AND HARDWARE FEDERATION
CODE OF PRACTICE GUIDANCE
In response to the UK leaving the EU, DHF has released a supplement to their ‘code of practice’ documents DHF TS 011:2019 and DHF TS 012:2019. The former covers powered gates and traffic barriers; the latter covers industrial doors and domestic garage doors. During 2021, CE marking in Great Britain will be replaced by UKCA marking, whilst CE marking will remain for, and be accepted in, Northern Ireland, so long as the Northern Ireland Protocol remains in place.