Category Archives: Industry News

We’ll drink to that! Five Horseshoes is the first rural pub to go carbon neutral

In the Autumn 2021 issue of Oil Installer, we reported on the Five Horseshoes, a South Lincolnshire pub that had been converted to HVO as part of the current OFTEC and UKIFDA field trial. Now we can raise a glass again after it has become the first rural pub in the country to achieve net […]

Scottish Heat in Buildings Strategy

The Scottish Government published its own Heat in Buildings Strategy on 8 October, just ahead of the UK version. The Strategy builds on a consultation held earlier this year, setting out how it will achieve its net zero decarbonisation target over the next 24 years. As in the BEIS version, the Scottish strategy aims to […]

Phasing out fossil fuel in home heating

After almost a year of delays, the UK Government has published its long-awaited Heat and Buildings Strategy outlining plans to decarbonise heat and buildings. With the sector contributing 21% of UK emissions, this landmark document and associated consultations will shape the future of the home heating industry. An initial summary document was published first, detailing […]

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 […]