With the heating and plumbing sector constantly evolving, staying ahead of the curve is not just recommended —it’s a necessity. But because we know how busy you are, we also understand that keeping on top of the latest industry developments isn’t always easy.
That’s why we’ve summarised some of the hottest trends, cutting-edge technologies, and game-changing regulations shaping the landscape of heating and plumbing installations. From eco-friendly innovations to government updates, we’ve got you covered.
Together we can stay tuned, stay informed, and keep the heat flowing!
The Majority of Brits have adapted their behaviour to use less energy, report finds.
A new report has revealed that almost 74% of British homeowners have adapted their behaviour over the last 12 months to use less energy during the energy crisis.
Study reveals public attitudes to low-carbon tech.
Knowing just one friend or colleague using a low-carbon heating system significantly increases a person’s willingness to adopt it themselves, suggesting an increase in uptake could “snowball” into wider public engagement and support.
This is a key conclusion of a new domestic heat study from the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) which presents findings from a survey of over 2000 respondents regarding their views on the future of low-carbon heating, looking specifically at district heating, heat pumps and hydrogen boilers.
RECORD NUMBER OF HEAT PUMPS INSTALLED IN UK HOMES IN 2023
2023 saw a nearly 20% jump in certified heat pump installations compared to the previous year, as demand for renewable energy technologies reached its highest-ever level in the UK.
PRAGMATIC VIEW ON INSULATION AND HEAT PUMPS
A new report from Nesta challenges the common belief that homes need extensive insulation before heat pumps can be installed. Nesta’s analysts argue that while insulation is generally beneficial, it is not essential for switching to heat pumps and that heat pumps can be installed and work efficiently in less well-insulated homes.
THREE-QUARTERS OF HEAT PUMPS ARE THE WRONG SIZE, STUDY FINDS
Around 70% of homes with heat pumps found to have had the wrong size installed, new research suggests. An oversized heat pump incurs higher capital costs, of around 10% on average, alongside higher maintenance costs and lower running efficiency.
Trade professionals are looking for second jobs
A new nationwide study has revealed that 16% of tradespeople are thinking of taking a second job to make ends meet, while 1 in 10 are thinking about leaving the industry all together. The research, by online radiator specialist BestHeating, highlights the challenges that the trade industry currently faces and the fears that many have for the coming year.
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC) has released long-awaited proposals about decarbonising residential, commercial, and public sector buildings in England
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities has opened a consultation on the Future Homes Standard (homes) and Future Buildings Standard (commercial and other buildings) policies and regulations with the aim to improve thermal and energy efficiency, and to switch to renewable heat.
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