Ten minutes with industry guru… Tim Pollard

October 14 2016

For our second Q&A session, we spoke to Wolseley’s Head of Sustainability, Tim Pollard, and asked him about what he thinks the challenges are for today’s installer market.

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Plastic push-fit plumbing fittings myths

November 11 2016

With the rise of the plastic push-fit, many myths have surfaced over the years about their quality and performance. In this blog post, we find out why you shouldn’t always believe in what you hear when it comes to the plumbing device.

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10 minutes with… Daniel Wilkes and Gary Walker

November 24 2016

Every year, JG Speedfit promotes its Layflat pipe giveaway. In previous years, lucky installers have won prizes including a brand…

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5 reasons your plumbing business should hire an apprentice

March 02 2017

The UK government recently confirmed new reforms to its apprenticeship funding system, making £60 million available to help young people…

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Push-fit fittings aren’t just for plumbing

March 17 2017

Would you be surprised to hear that beer, fibre optic internet and cars are all united through their use of the Push-fit Fittings Speedfit Technology?

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5 health benefits of underfloor heating

May 11 2017

Installers have a responsibility to educate their customers about the positive health-related impact of underfloor heating in their home.

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4 ways automotive drives plastic plumbing

June 20 2017

The plastic plumbing industry owes a lot to this sector, especially when it comes to product quality. If you’re a loyal user of our Speedfit fittings and pipes, the automotive industry is constantly contributing to your reputation for high quality first-fix plumbing installations.

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Efficient planning to avoid common underfloor heating mistakes

August 02 2017

John Guest Speedfit share some common mistakes that could lead to an ineffective Underfloor Heating system performance and how installers can avoid them.

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Part L for installers – good idea to play by the rules?

November 01 2017

By legislating for best practice in heating controls with Part L, energy savings can be maximised which is the purpose of legislation in the first place.

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Water regulations schedule 2.7: What you need to know

April 26 2018

Stop the press! Did you know that breaching WaterSafe regulations is a criminal offence? Offenders may face prosecution and can…

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Joist cabling and plastic pipes – The perfect connection

July 04 2018

When fitting floors above ground level, wooden joists have been extensively used in the past by those in the construction…

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How does the demand for purer water affect plumbers?

July 17 2018

We all know just how much pipework lurks under the kitchen sink. With so many second fix connections to install…

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What are the most unusual applications of John Guest’s Push-Fit Technology?

September 27 2018

Wherever you go around the world, you will find pipes. What is becoming more common however, is the use of…

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What can plumbers learn from electricians?

December 02 2019

As economic, environmental and industry trends drive the built environment, we’re shifting towards a new era of plumbing, but old…

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RWC supporting essential trades during COVID-19

April 06 2020

During times of crisis, even when most people are asked to stay indoors, there are certain services that need to continue running to keep the public safe, healthy and connected. These range from utilities and internet connectivity right through to plumbing and heating and clean water supply. These are essential services and play a critical role in ensuring that the world continues to spin.

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COVID-19: How can installers stay safe?

April 07 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis further develops, it is crucial that installers keep themselves and their customers protected and safe while carrying out essential work on site.

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How installers can protect people and the NHS with TMVs

April 17 2020

How installers can protect people and the NHS with TMVs   The coronavirus outbreak, otherwise known as the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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10 essential plumbing products for emergency repair and maintenance jobs

April 23 2020

As the nation enters unchartered waters with lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic, it is essential that we keep plumbing and heating systems in homes and buildings safe, stable and fully operational during these times.

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What can installers do at home during COVID-19 lockdown?

May 01 2020

We’ve written a list of some things plumbing and heating installers can do in the comfort of your own home, as we continue to battle through the pandemic.

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Preventing Legionnaires outbreak after lockdown – Part 1

May 12 2020

After the lockdown is lifted it is imperative that plumbing and heating systems are properly flushed to prevent Legionnaires’ Disease.

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Protecting vulnerable people from plumbing and heating risks amidst a crisis

May 18 2020

Plumbing and heating installers must look at how to prevent vulnerable people from common plumbing and heating issues amidst COVID-19.

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Backflow prevention and why it’s important while battling a crisis

May 27 2020

Preventing backflow from contaminating water supplies is vital as we battle to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

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