Conex Bänninger announces CIBSE approved CPD on pressfit solutions and materials of the future

manufacture of plumbing fittings and valves, has introduced a new CIBSE approved CPD programme for heating engineers, designers and installers. The CPD focuses on how modern technologies, such as press-fit, can benefit the industry, while also discussing their advantages and disadvantages.


Dan Wild, UK Business Unit director for Conex Bänninger said: “We’re taking this opportunity to discuss ways in which we can help improve the industry and make it quicker and safer for those involved in the installation process. “The CPD explains the benefits of press fittings over brazing, push-fit and compression and as delivery timelines get tighter and costs increase, it is important

onex Bänninger, a leading global player in the

for installers to find more efficient ways of working. “The programme discusses the ‘leak before press’ indicator that alerts installers to fittings that have not been pressed or have been pressed incorrectly. This feature allows installers to work effectively and avoid mistakes.

“Our ultimate aim is to show heating engineers, designers and installers modern technologies that can reduce their lead time and workloads. We want to offer the right training that can help improve confidence when using Conex

Bänninger’s range of fittings.” Engineers and designers who would like to book a CPD session, can do so by getting in touch via email at: For more information on Conex Bänninger’s complete range of press fittings, visit

Mason returns to Lochinvar

Scott Mason has been appointed southern regional sales manager at boiler, water heater and renewables company, Lochinvar. As part of the role, Mason will be responsible for central London specifications. He is returning to

Lochinvar after a year in a sales management position at Adveco and his appointment is a key part of the company’s plans to expand its sales force. Mason first joined Lochinvar in 2009 as a technical support apprentice straight from school. The company sponsored him through a

three-year advanced apprenticeship, which led to a Higher National Certificate in Engineering, and then on to a Higher National Diploma at Warwick College before topping that up to a full degree at the University of Northampton.

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ne of the UK’s leading builders merchants has introduced a new delivery option to add to its growing list of services available to its customers, including contractors and tradespeople. Selco Builders Warehouse has unveiled ‘Click ‘N’ Deliver,’ which sees customers able to purchase bulky items and have them delivered to their jobs directly from branches at the click of a button. Customers will place their order online, with any made before 3pm likely to be delivered on the next working day.

Carine Jessamine, marketing director at Selco, said: “We are always looking to enhance our customer offering and give them as many different options to purchase their products for a job as possible. Click ‘N’ Deliver certainly achieves that.

“We have offered Courier Delivery on smaller items for some time and that option will remain, but this opens up a wide range of larger items to delivery, including products

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such as sand, cement, timber and sheet materials. “In the first few days of the service being introduced, we have seen some extremely positive results so there is every reason to believe this will prove very popular with tradespeople right across the UK.”

The Click ‘N’ Deliver service also bolsters Selco’s digital offering and will sit alongside Click & Collect.

manager at Schneider Electric, has been elected to the Management Committee at the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). Rees has nearly 30 years’ experience in building controls, working for Bristol

Management Systems, Trend Control Systems and now Schneider Electric UK & Ireland, as the Marketing Manager in the Digital Energy division.

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raeme Rees, UK&I digital energy marketing

In his role, Rees will help to drive forward conversations and raise awareness for some of the greatest challenges in the sector. Rees commented: “I am delighted and honoured to have been voted on to the BCIA Management Committee. With building technology advancing at the rate that it is, this is a challenging but exciting time to be involved in the building controls sector. I am looking forward to working alongside my fellow

committee members to maintain and strengthen the BCIA’s position as a positive influence on standards, professionalism and innovation for its members now and in the future.” Jon Belfield, BCIA

President, said: “Graeme has led an exemplary career in the building controls industry and his extensive experience and knowledge make him a valuable addition to the BCIA Management Committee.”


Waterloo Air Products

announces head

of naonal sales Waterloo Air Products, manufacturer of

ventilation grilles, diffusers, weather louvres and VAV systems, has announced the appointment of Andy Wardle as head of national sales.

Previously the territory manager for the North of England, Wardle has been at Waterloo for 13 years and has an impressive track record of over 34 years’ experience in air distribution. The appointment reflects Waterloo’s continued growth and the

appreciation that many customers work on a national basis.

The appointment also comes at a time when Waterloo is moving to an integrated product proposition, enabling a more efficient specification process amongst the company’s key audiences including architects, consultants, contractors and building owners.

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Wolverhampton Unitrunk, the Rapid Installation Systems (RIS) cable management specialist, has appointed Phil Wakelam as the company’s new commercial lead for its Wolverhampton depot. A former business

development manager for the Midlands, Wakelam has been part of the Unitrunk team for more than seven years. His promotion to the new role of commercial lead for the

Wolverhampton depot has been designed to leverage his experience of the Unitrunk range and local market knowledge. It forms part of Unitrunk’s strategic

move to introduce an additional layer of

customer service within the team at each depot. Wakelam’s new role will draw on both his experience and his contacts. Joining up the sales process by

connecting the field sales and depot sales teams, Wakelam will liaise personally with the contractor and look for opportunities to improve the specification and save time on site.

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