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Moving in for Christmas

Moving in for Christmas

12 Nov 2021

Water Regs UK is reminding house buyers to check plumbing systems and water supplies in the rush to move into their new home before the end of the year. Experts are reporting that the process of buying a home is taking as long as 16 weeks to complete in the current property market*. With many potential house buyers still hoping to move in before Christmas, Water Regs UK is urging people not to

New pipe insulation app launched

06 Feb 2017

The new Pipe Insulation Tool is a free, easy-to-use app for designers, installers and property owners to assess the effectiveness of insulation in delaying the freezing of water in pipes. Inputting a few key pieces of information will reveal how many hours protection you can expect from the insulation. By varying material thickness or type, you can calculate how much insulation is required for a

Water Regs UK teams up with ceda to develop new catering installer qualification

23 Jun 2022

Water Regs UK has partnered with ceda (Catering Equipment Distributors Association) to create an updated water regulations qualification for catering installers who are looking to become an approved contractor. ceda members are specialists in design, projects and equipment maintenance for the food service, catering and hospitality industry. The new training course can be completed online or

Spring 2016 Newsletter

30 Mar 2016

Welcome to the Spring 2018 newsletter. To sign up to future editions of the newsletter enrol by using the subscriber form If you have ideas for or would like to contribute to a future edition of the newsletter, please let us know by emailing – newsletter@waterregsuk.co.uk . Installer news Reduced Pressure Zone tester data refreshed Ready for the RPZ Approved Installation Method (AIM)

Winter plumbing myths: busted

Winter plumbing myths: busted

20 Dec 2018

WRAS deciphers the facts from the fiction when it comes to preparing your home for winter weather With the winter weather firmly upon us, homeowners are advised to prepare their home’s plumbing in order to prevent potential damage to their house. Frozen and burst water pipes can cause flooding, thousands of pounds worth of damage and leave homes without water for drinking, cooking and

REVEALED: The environmental cost of putting off pesky plumbing problems

REVEALED: The environmental cost of putting off pesky plumbing problems

08 Nov 2019

REVEALED: THE ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF PUTTING OFF PESKY PLUMBING PROBLEMS One in five Brits would wait in excess of four days to fix a leaky loo, wasting up to 400 litres of water per day New research released today reveals that Brits are putting off fixing simple plumbing issues like leaky toilets and dripping taps, which can lead to huge water wastage. The survey commissioned by the Water

How approved plumbers see work changing after the pandemic

How approved plumbers see work changing after the pandemic

14 Jul 2020

A survey of approved plumbers by the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme ( WRAS ) has shown how they see the Covid-19 pandemic impacting the industry in the long term. Two thirds (68%) of those surveyed said things will change forever after the pandemic ends, with over half (59%) saying they expect social distancing and more stringent hygiene practices to continue indefinitely. The pandemic has also

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter

29 Mar 2019

page updated 15 April 2019 Welcome to the Spring 2019 newsletter. To sign up to future editions of the newsletter enrol by using the subscriber form If you have ideas for or would like to contribute to a future edition of the newsletter, please let us know by emailing – newsletter@waterregsuk.co.uk . Publications Schools, colleges & higher education establishments guidance published Did you

Devon plumbers top list of most complained about plumbers in the country

10 Jan 2023

FOI request shows the councils that receive the most complaints about faulty or inadequate plumbing installations and the tradesmen that fit them. The South West region dominates the list with Devon, Wiltshire, and Dorset County councils all reporting high numbers of complaints about plumbing tradesmen. Consumers are urged to use qualified and approved plumbers when getting work done in their

WaterSafe Experienced Plumbers' course

27 Jan 2014

WaterSafe has joined forces with a certification body to launch a new course for seasoned plumbers hoping to join the WaterSafe Installers' Scheme. The new qualification will combine practical plumbing assessments with a water regulations test aimed at determining on-the-job competency. BPEC and WaterSafe scheme organisers have been working together to devise the assessment which will give

 



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