December Training update

It’s been an interesting year for our training centres. Like many of you, they have adjusted accordingly to the challenge presented by COVID-19. Whilst centres’ are having to run courses with reduced numbers they are presented with challenges in meeting demand for training.  The five yearly cycle for refresher training is upon us and heightened Read More…

The Ultimate Homepage Checklist

As it’s coming up to Christmas and we’ve all had a pretty hectic few months I thought I wouldn’t subject you all to a long wordy blog post. In fact, for some of you, improving your website will be way down the priority list. If you’re like me, you’ll be doing last-minute Christmas shopping (I hope my brother’s new girlfriend likes socks!) However, they’ll also be a group of you who want to make improvements to their business in the new year.

Green Homes Grant | Biomass Training Funding

Green Homes Grant – Biomass (HETAS) Training Award – Up to £1000.00 off the cost of the H005DE course. Windhager UK has been successful in their application for a grant to offer subsidised training courses (H005DE) in support of the Governments ‘Green Homes Grant’ scheme to heating engineers. One of the heating technologies supported by Read More…

Decorating your fireplace

A festive reminder There’ll be much mistletoeing and hearts will be glowing, although after a rather strange year, there may not be parties for hosting and marshmallows for toasting! Can you tell that we have started playing Christmas tunes?  It’s that time of the year where you will be getting ready to deck the halls Read More…

Moving Home

Moving Home? With reduced rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax for residential properties purchased between July 2020 and June 2021, the HETAS Consumer Helpline have seen a huge increase in enquiries relating to HETAS Certificates of Compliance. When moving home, it is always good practise to know exactly what documentation you require as part of Read More…

Burn Better

Burn Better: Cleaner fuels and regular chimney maintenance key to reducing pollution from open fires and stoves used for domestic burning  Public reminded of best ways to minimise the environmental impact of burning at home this winter ahead of new government policy on cleaner fuels in the spring A new survey has found four in Read More…

COVID Resources

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a profound impact on our daily lives, it is important that businesses ensure they are operating in a COVID-19 Secure way. There are numerous resources in place to assist businesses in operating in a challenging environment. In England, guidance for retailers was recently updated with additional guidance, including Read More…

Enclosing a twin wall factory metal chimney

Brian Bailey, senior product evaluation officer Answers Common Questions on Enclosures for Twin Wall System Chimneys Twin wall metal chimney systems enclosures: fire-stopping & the use of ventilation openings in the enclosure wall There are instances where installers want to know if it’s ok to have ventilation openings in the walls of the enclosure as Read More…

Small Business Saturday

It’s been a challenging year for everyone and the retail sector has been impacted since March with various lockdown measures in place across the UK. These measures have now been replaced with more localised restrictions, enabling retailers to open their doors in a COVID secure way in the run up to Christmas. The Federation of Read More…