Editor of ‘Installer’ tells us what’s in store for HVAC

October 03 2016

In the first of our Q&A series, we catch up with Mark McGettigan, Editor of Installer Magazine, to get his views on the challenges the HVAC industry is facing and what he feels the biggest challenges plumbers are facing.

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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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Six considerations for smart heating installation

November 03 2016

Smart heating is fast becoming the norm, with every man and his dog wanting to be able to remotely control their heating, particularly as the cold winter nights draw in. However, when it comes to designing new house builds, or improving older homes, the energy efficiency of smart heating is just as valuable as the convenience it provides to the homeowner.

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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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Become a lord of the O-ring

January 25 2017

Become a lord of the O-ring with our five facts   When it comes to championing great plumbing inventions, you’d…

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10 minutes with the plumber turned editor

January 31 2017

Celia Matthews is the Managing Director of SNG Publishing and the founder of HIP Magazine. She is also a fully qualified plumber with her own plumbing and heating business.

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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 reasons to choose plastic plumbing fittings & pipe

April 03 2017

Bronze, copper and iron are out and plastic plumbing is in, as plumbers and installers continue to look for more durable and easy-to-install materials.

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Breathe new life into your plumbing techniques this easter

April 12 2017

We explore some of the small things you can do which will have a big impact on your plumbing techniques over this Easter. Discover Speedfit Advice & Help.

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Save installation time with push-fit fittings

April 26 2017

Our JG Speedfit push-fit fittings are such great tools, reducing plumbing installation times by around 40% when compared to traditional fixing methods.

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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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5 ways JG Speedfit is helping you out of tight space plumbing projects

May 31 2017

We’ve all been there. You turn up to one of your first-fix plumbing projects only to discover that the space you have to work in is extremely tight and difficult to work in.

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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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Future plumbing trends: what’s in the pipeline?

July 11 2017

If there’s one thing you can guarantee in the plumbing industry, it’s that change is always just around the corner….

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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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New installer habits means new plumbing opportunities

August 15 2017

John Guest Speedfit explore how a plumbing installer can take their service to the next level by adopting a few simple habits such as using push-fit fittings.

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What’s so super about pipe inserts anyway?

September 14 2017

Read about the importance of pipe inserts and superseal inserts, outlining everything you need to know about these essential push-fit plumbing products.

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Why plastic continues to push boundaries in modern kitchen installations

October 16 2017

As kitchen installations become increasingly difficult, many installers are turning to plastic push-fit components for a professional and simple installation.

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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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How to ensure a leak-proof push-fit connection

November 13 2017

After decades of successful performance, enhanced by ongoing innovation and improvement from our engineers, we’re confident that the JG Speedfit push-fit design is built to last and always creates a leak-proof push-fit connection when installed correctly.

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Why UFH is the most effective heating source for buildings

November 24 2017

Over the past few years, Underfloor Heating (also known as UFH) has undergone a bit of a transformation. From something that was once seen as a luxury, has grown in popularity and is now very much part of the mainstream.

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5 unusual applications of John Guest fittings & pipes

December 07 2017

The John Guest Speedfit Technology in our fittings and pipes are known throughout the plumbing industry for delivering reliable, leak-proof connections. However, did you know that our technology is used in some really unusual areas?

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7 common Speedfit plumbing and heating questions answered

January 18 2018

As a world-leading plumbing systems provider of plastic pipes and fittings, every day we get plumbing and heating installation questions…

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Why manifolds using Speedfit Technology are the most reliable and efficient

February 05 2018

Speedfit Technology is well known in the plumbing industry for delivering reliable, leak-proof connections, that make installations easier, quicker and…

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How to keep your pipes safe during freezing weather conditions

March 16 2018

Water is an unusual element, we cannot live without it, however it can be destructive at its worst. It is…

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Weird and wonderful applications of John Guest’s push-fit technology

April 13 2018

All around the world, John Guest’s push-fit technology is changing the way pipe and tube connections are made. From the New Zealand coastline to the beating heart of the Thames Valley, John Guest is present in diverse applications.

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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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The future is plastic push-fit plumbing: How to save time and money during installation

May 31 2018

Installers are traditionally loyal to the plumbing materials they’ve been brought up with. This is especially true of those who…

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How to prevent backflow in the home

June 20 2018

Backflow prevention is crucial to keep domestic water hygienic and safe as it can cause detrimental issues. The horror stories…

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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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Debunking the 4 most common myths about underfloor heating

August 09 2018

More and more people are turning to UFH (Underfloor Heating) to heat their homes in an efficient, cheaper and easier…

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Bending to your will: How flexi hoses can solve second-fix plumbing problems.

August 24 2018

Overtime and stress are two words that plumbers know too well. In a survey by Watersafe, it was discovered that…

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Why plastic push-fit plumbing is crucial in the utility room

September 24 2018

As plumbers and installers, we’re used to getting into tight and awkward positions. This is especially true of the utility…

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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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Why should plumbing installers use push-fit MDPE fittings?

November 07 2018

A leak in the water main is never good news, particularly if it’s underground. For the homeowner, it signals a…

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3 essential finishing touches for underfloor heating installations

November 21 2018

Effective underfloor heating (UFH) requires attention to detail. In the final stages of a project, it’s easy to forget the…

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The need for sustainable heating

October 15 2019

With the self-build market on the rise, homeowners are always looking at what to consider when selecting smart heating solutions…

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Simplifying bathroom installations

November 12 2019

With bathroom designs, housing and consumer needs having changed beyond recognition over the years, installers must be prepared for evolution…

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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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The best of plumbing – Our favourite projects

December 18 2019

As the year draws to a close, we’ve been thinking about some of our favourite plumbing projects over the years. From palaces to pubs, we’ve seen our fair share of unique installations. Here’s a roundup of our five favourites:

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Simplifying installations for new plumbers

January 20 2020

In the world we live today, time is money and that very well applies to the plumbing industry. Every customer expects jobs to be completed fast and obviously to the best standard.

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Safety first with TMVs

February 11 2020

Water safety is paramount for domestic, commercial and public buildings in the UK, and installers, architects, contractors and specifiers all have a duty of care when it comes to planning new builds. In this blog we discuss the importance of TMVs and how they safeguard the end-users. 

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Underfloor heating best practices

March 04 2020

It may come as no surprise, but the demand for underfloor heating (UFH) is increasing. According to the ‘Underfloor Heating Market by Component – Global Forecast 2023’ the UFH market is set to reach $4.23 billion by 2023, rising from $2.53 billion in 2016.

So, as plumbing and heating installers, how can you reap the full rewards of this growing trend?

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Say no to backflow – Backflow prevention tips

March 24 2020

Backflow prevention is crucial in both residential and commercial buildings, as it ensures the safety and hygiene of water. When water is contaminated, it can cause several problems, from diseases to plumbing issues. In our latest blog, we talk about how backflow can be prevented to keep our water supplies safe and clean.

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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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