Category Archives: Industry News

Navien delivers vital face-to-face training

Navien has reintroduced its exclusive one-day training sessions, delivering essential information about the company’s range of oil and gas boilers, as well as its energy saving smart controls. As restrictions continue to be eased, face-to-face training has resumed in multiple locations across the UK, giving installers the opportunity to attend a nearby session. The free […]


Support our drive to deliver HVO for oil heated homes

In the last issue of Oil Installer, we introduced a new communication campaign to tell oil heating customers about the benefits of a new renewable liquid fuel called HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) which can cut carbon emissions from homes by almost 90%. A joint OFTEC and UKIFDA initiative, ‘Future Ready Fuel’ has got off to […]


Tigerloop BIO is HVO ready

The Tigerloop has been the industry leading oil de-aerator since it was invented by Tigerholm in 1971. Rigorous quality control and testing are keys to the success of the Tigerloop.  Each and every Tigerloop is functionally tested prior to delivery. Also, each Tigerloop is pressure tested for 10 hours to ensure the integrity of its […]


New Navien loyalty scheme gets installers straight to the points

Navien has launched Navien Choice, a new loyalty scheme, open to all oil and gas boiler installers. There is a whole catalogue of high-quality rewards available, from wireless speakers and pizza ovens, through to PlayStation 5 consoles, BBQs, iPhones and holiday vouchers. The loyalty programme allows installers to gain reward points for every NCB-CE combi, […]


Charity fuelled by Firebird’s expertise

A unique UK-based mental health charity has praised Firebird for helping it to continue its invaluable work, while fulfilling its goal to strengthen its environmental practices. Sea Sanctuary is a mental health charity and one of the world’s leading exponents of blue health – the concept that ‘blue spaces’, such as the sea, are beneficial […]


HVO – a renewable low carbon fuel

OFTEC reports on the current HVO field trial and explains the potential of this fuel in heating HVO fuel trial update Last issue we reported that field trials had commenced using Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as a replacement for kerosene. The total number of sites up and running has grown steadily to 18 and covers […]


Grant UK gives Wiltshire Air Ambulance a lift

Grant UK has donated £10,000 to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA), a local charity that has been supported by staff at the company since 2019. Despite the limitations on normal fundraising activities such as bake-offs, staff events and raffles during 2020, the Grant team still managed to pull together and raise a fantastic £10,000 for […]


OFTEC COVID-19 update

All OFTEC services are fully operational, including the technical helpline, registration services and OFTEC Direct. Some staff are working from home so that social distancing guidelines can be followed by those staff who need to be in the office. You can check for updates on our COVID-19 information page (www.oftec.org/technicians/covid-19-information), where you will also find […]


Decarbonisation update: Policy announcement overload!

At the beginning of December, the UK Climate Change Committee (CCC), published its latest report on which steps the UK must take to achieve its net zero decarbonisation target. The report, and associated research ran to over 1,000 pages and contains ideas that, if adopted by government, will transform the heating industry over the next […]


Brits “baffled by boilers”

• Almost a third (29%) of boilers failed to receive a scheduled check due to lockdown delays. One in ten did not receive a check at all. • A quarter of Brits do not know that boilers require annual servicing, with a fifth (20%) of renters not knowing whether their boiler had been checked within […]