Underfloor heating is one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK’s heating industry. 
 
It accounted for around 7.7% by value in 2019, according to a recent report which makes forecasts for the sector to 2024. It is expected to continue growing annually at 4 to 6% for the next four years. 
From next month British Gas will provide 100% renewable electricity and Corona will provide natural gas to NHS properties across England. 
 
NHS Property Services (NHSPS) is responsible for around 11% of the NHS estate. That’s over 3,500 properties amounting to more than 34million square feet; home to around 5,000 employees. 
Leaders in testing, inspection and certification, Bureau Veritas, have highlighted safety risks in the UK’s schools. 
 
All of the country’s education institutions are being urged to take a more rigorous approach to safety and compliance. 
The new Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS) was released last month. It’s intended to be used by bodies that certify and register anyone carrying out electrical installation and inspections. It is part of work to improve electrical safety and competence to meet the requirements of the Building Regulations. It will come into effect in September 2020, but it can be used voluntarily from now on. 
Not the sort of roses that we are all thinking about as Valentine’s Day approaches, but the often-overlooked ceiling rose for electric lights. 
 
The world’s first BS67 smart ceiling rose has been created because someone had a really simple idea. In fact, it was so simple, he assumed it had already been done. 
Did you know that you can now tailor your own lamp shade and light online? 
 
Using 3D printing techniques, it will be made using recyclable material and delivered to your door within two weeks. 
 
With a few clicks you can have your own bespoke LED table lamp made from 24 recycled CDs. 
 
This new service has been launched across Europe following a successful pilot project in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. 
Between January and July this year British Gas engineers discovered over 25,000 dangerously unsafe electrical devices during their home visits. 
 
That’s about one in every 20 homes where they have carried out an electricity and gas safety check when installing meters. The most common faults involved old ovens and boilers. 
 
British Gas says that its engineers regularly visit customers who haven't had their electrical wiring or gas appliances checked for 10 to 20 years. In some cases, the unsafe appliances they discover could have a devastating effect on health and safety. 
Since 2007 the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive has made manufacturers responsible for financing, collecting and disposing of electrical equipment in an environmentally friendly way. 
 
The amount each manufacturer pays depends their market share, by weight. However, some companies avoid making any payments when they sell through online marketplaces. 
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