The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has partnered with Altecnic to host a set of free regional workshops to update the installer regarding the future of heating and the new British Standard BS 7593:2019.

There have been a number of recent developments which are going to impact the future of the heating industry. These include the 2050 carbon neutral target, the recent report from the Committee on Climate Change recommending an end to the connection of new homes to the gas grid, and the Chancellor’s Spring Statement where he announced the intention to end fossil-fuel heating systems in all new houses from 2025. In light of these developments, APHC are going to take a look at what this means for the industry and in particular what this means for the installer.

John Thompson, Chief Executive at the APHC, commented: “We are hosting a set of free regional workshops in September where we will dive into the practicalities of these announcements in terms of what new technologies will likely be available, what the likely types of alternative fuels will be, what this will mean for current boilers and central heating systems, what the future training requirements and skills development requirements will be, and ultimately what the potential threats and opportunities will be for installers.”

APHC Supplier Member Altecnic, will also be presenting a workshop focusing on what installers need to know and do regarding the new British Standard BS 7593:2019 which is concerned with the preparation, commissioning and maintenance of domestic heating and cooling water systems.

Gary Perry, Managing Director at Altecnic, commented: “We’re delighted to be working with APHC to host a set of regional workshops as they provide a great opportunity for Altecnic to give a practical overview of the revised code of practice and explore some of the products which will assist and make it easy for installers to comply.”

“Altecnic has advocated this approach for some time and has aligned its water treatment range to include a range of triple filtration (magnetic, non-magnetic and air) in line filters and water treatment chemicals accordingly.”

The workshops will run between 9 am and 12 pm as follows:

  • Tuesday 17 September - Devon
  • Wednesday 18 September - Newport
  • Thursday 19 September - Dartford
  • Tuesday 24 September - Stafford
  • Wednesday 25 September - St Asaph, Denbighshire
  • Thursday 26 September - Leeds               

The APHC has advised that numbers are limited to 20 places per workshop, so early booking is advisable.

Readers can book a place by contacting the APHC on 0121 711 5030 /