Independent plumbers' merchant Plumbase and underfloor heating (UFH) manufacturer Polypipe have teamed up to enrol installers on a BPEC-accredited UFH training scheme.

Installers who book the UFH training course via their local Plumbase branch will be accompanied by the branch manager and other local installers to complete the course at one of Polypipe’s specialist Professional Development Centres.

The Polypipe UFH training course takes place at one of Polypipe’s two Professional Development Centres over two days. Installers will learn about UFH specification, design and installation support through theory work and practical assessments.

Chris Johnson, Category Manager for Underfloor Heating at Plumbase, said: “Plumbase is a specialist stockist of Polypipe UFH systems, therefore we want to support our customers in every way we can to make purchasing and fitting these UFH systems as simple as possible.

"By promoting and helping to facilitate quality training courses across our network of branches, we believe this helps to make a difference to our customers’ own businesses and career development. We also commit to sending our own staff on these courses to give installers confidence in our branch teams.”

Andrew Coy, Product Manager for Underfloor Heating at Polypipe, added: “Polypipe has worked hard to develop our training programme which is unique in taking the nationally recognised BPEC qualification and pairing it with practical, hands-on instruction in fitting a range of UFH systems.

"It’s a great way to gain confidence in our products and your own skills, and to build your business by offering this margin-rich service to your customers.”

Upon successful completion of the UFH course, installers will leave with a nationally recognised BPEC qualification in warm water underfloor heating.

The BPEC accredited UFH training course costs £400 or installers can opt to pay a £350 membership fee to join the Polypipe Registered Installer Network, which covers the cost of the BPEC course and includes a host of other benefits.

To register interest, ask your local Plumbase branch for details.