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January 20, 2015

New Years’ Resolution…Schedule maintenance visits!

Despite the recent findings that plumbing and heating engineers are busier than ever, 2/3 of installers still fail to regularly schedule in a return maintenance visit and are missing out on added business opportunities. The … Read More

UK Tradesmen working harder than ever!

A survey by Plumbfix has revealed that qualified plumbing and heating engineers are working harder than ever and are expecting a business boost over the next 12 months. 81% of plumbers have stated that they … Read More

December 15, 2014

The Autumn Statement

Chancellor George Osborne’s statement this week has caused a mixed reaction across the industry with regards to the future of apprenticeships. From April 2016 the government will make it cheaper for employers to take on … Read More

Installers warned to stay ‘fake free’ this winter

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is calling on installers to be vigilant over the authenticity of spares they fit this winter. Fake parts bearing the CE conformity mark are being sold to installers … Read More

November 19, 2014

Help your customers keep warm this winter

Around a quarter of homeowners have admitted to being worried about boiler failures this winter. With Christmas rapidly approaching, only 27% of those surveyed actually have money set aside for an emergency like this. Tip … Read More

November 18, 2014

Judged on your qualifications or your business appearance?

A recent survey by WaterSafe has revealed that a staggering 54% of homeowners would trust a tradesperson based on first appearances rather than professional credentials. As well as this, 30% of people stated that they … Read More

October 28, 2014

92% of installers we surveyed stated that, if they were to install a heating system in their own house to last 30 years, they would use copper over any other material!

September 26, 2014

Yorkshire Technical Advice

Installation of plastic covered tube Experienced, time-served, plumbers are familiar with the installation of copper tube systems since they have been used for very many years and are considered the standard material against which all … Read More

Gas Safety Week 2014

Gas Safety Week is over for another year, but having raised such a great deal of awareness, it is important we keep the message all year round. Follow our quick Gas Safe check list for … Read More

August 29, 2014

Are you up to date?

BS EN 1057:1996 was adopted across Europe in 1996, “Copper and copper alloys – Seamless, round copper tubes for water and gas in sanitary and heating applications”. It replaced the previously familiar standard BS 2871 … Read More

July 31, 2014

Have you pledged?

It’s only 46 days until Gas Safety Week and we’re beginning to get excited! Gas Safety Week is a great opportunity to reach millions of homeowners and installers alike and raise awareness of gas safety. … Read More

July 1, 2014

Stay safe this summer

With flip-flop weather finally here, we’re all looking forward to our summer breaks and weekend barbeques. As engineers, let’s spread the word about the importance of staying safe through the summer months. We all love … Read More

May 2, 2014

Congratulations Jack Barker!

We all wanted to say a huge congratulations to Jack Barker – the National Apprentice of the Year 2014! Well done to all the runners up and we hope this has inspired apprentices for next … Read More

April 25, 2014

UK CopperBoard Apprentice of the Year 2014

It doesn’t seem five minutes ago we were eagerly awaiting the start of the regional heat for the National Apprentice of the Year 2014 competition and now the final is nearly here! The two-day final … Read More

April 2, 2014

Top tips to ensure you get paid on time whilst maintaining client relationships

A recent survey by WorldPay has identified that plumbers are the worst affected tradespeople by late payers. They on average have to wait up to 27 weeks to receive payment and are owed £799 a … Read More

February 26, 2014

WaterSafe – what does it mean to you?

At Yorkshire Copper Tube, we’re passionate about quality plumbing and materials for safe and efficient systems. WaterSafe is the new nationwide accreditation scheme for plumbers. It’s free and easy to join for existing approved contractors … Read More

December 18, 2013

The most cost-effective business leads

1. Repeat business As you know, your plumbing and heating skills go a long way in any home. If you are initially called in for a boiler problem, you could suggest that your customer has … Read More

November 15, 2013

Soldering a Standard Fitting

As part of our commitment to helping the next generation of installers, Yorkshire Copper Tube have collaborated with HIP!, who offer support and technical information for plumbing apprentices. The following video will help to assist … Read More

September 30, 2013

PHEX Manchester

We will be showcasing our wide range of plain, plastic coated and special finish copper tube, suitable for a range of applications such as gas, water and sanitation systems at PHEX Manchester on Wednesday 16th and … Read More

KME Announce Fabrication cost increase

KME is committed to the optimization of the entire Supply Chain, with programs that are constantly improving the effectiveness of our manufacturing processes and increasing our productivity.  Notwithstanding all our efforts, severe increases in our … Read More

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