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Newsleaks WaterSafe promotes Water Saving Week A survey carried out by WaterSafe shows 98% of approved plumbers think it’s the role of a good plumber to provide advice on ways to be water efficient. AND 92% say they already talk to their customers about appliances and plumbing systems that can save water So, to keep up the good work, WaterSafe has joined forces with Waterwise, the leading authority on water efficiency in the UK and Europe, for the second year in a row to promote Water Saving Week. Water Saving Week, which runs from 20 – 24 March, is a national campaign to promote simple water saving tips for homes, gardens, schools, workplaces and communities. Julie Spinks, director of WaterSafe, said: “The campaign aims to raise awareness of the need for everyone to use water wisely – whatever the weather and wherever the location – to protect this precious and finite resource for generations to come. “WaterSafe and SNIPEF members have the expertise to help homes and businesses become more water efficient and help people on a water meter make savings on their bills.” The campaign will see five themes across the week with daily challenges and water-saving tips. To take part, download information sheets from Waterwise (waterwise.org.uk) or WaterSafe (watersafe.org.uk) or support the campaign on twitter #watersavingweek, @watersafeuk or @waterwise. Facebook WaterSafe has launched a Facebook page to make it easier for households in the UK to find a skilled and approved plumber local to them. Drop in and say hello at facebook.com/ WaterSafeRegister • The return of the open fire Sales of Schiedel Chimney System’s efficient and easy to install Magnum Firechest have increased by around 17% in the last few years, statistics echoed by the National Association of Chimney Sweeps which has seen a 20% rise in people opening up their fireplaces. Often chosen for very large properties and as part of the sympathetic restoration of historic ones, firechests are key to making the modern fireplace as efficient as possible. By creating a better insulated and strategically shaped box, easier fire lighting and improved efficiencies are achieved. Schiedel’s Magnum Firechests are supplied as a flat pack; jigsaw type pieces are quickly fitted together and simply sealed using a glue jointing compound. Made from pumice, the Magnum Firechest has been designed to maximise burning efficiency – from 41% to 45% depending on the model – and comes with a built-in damper. To protect the safety of customers and their homes, suitable training is essential for the connection of a solid fuel appliance or relining an existing chimney. Installers should have undertaken a HETAS approved training course, and be registered with HETAS – Schiedel offers HETAS training from its dedicated centre in Washington. Fire can be extremely dangerous in the wrong hands, so cutting corners when it comes to training is a risk no installer should take. www.schiedel.co.uk • Tecnoflex Plus How secure is your system? Extra strong • Extra flexible • Screw Fit compatible Now with Lifetime* Guarantee l Unique Engineered jointing system exclusive to Schiedel l 20% more flexible with improved compressive strength l CE Approved with Schiedel’s screw fit accessories To find out more about Tecnoflex Plus, visit us at www.schiedel.co.uk * Standard terms and conditions apply. Lifetime is intended as a period equal to the guarantee period of the appliance to which the Liner is first connected; or 20 years. Part of the BRAAS MONIER BUILDING GROUP Follow SchiedelUK on EN 1856-2 TUV 0036 CPD 9195 035 12 Spring 2017 220460-9-16 PH Scheidel.indd 1 22/09/2016 10:22


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