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A week in the life of a renewable technologies trainer

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Toby Mayes, Training Officer at Specflue describes a typical working week and the challenges of servicing the growing renewable engineer network throughout the UK. Monday: I travel to Specflue with thinking about how I want to structure the day. I have to deliver a HETAS H005BR Biomass course.  My first job is to ensure all Read more…

Toby Mayes, Training Officer at Specflue describes a typical working week and the challenges of servicing the growing renewable engineer network throughout the UK. Monday: I travel to Specflue with thinking about how I want to structure the day. I have to deliver a HETAS H005BR Biomass course.  My first job is to ensure all Read more…

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Top 10 tips for installing chimneys and flues

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Test for carbon monoxide Before you start work, use a digital alarm to ensure that nothing else is giving off CO which you could then be blamed for afterwards! Show the customer you care Give the home-owner a full demo of the appliance, how to use it, what to look out for, etc. and remember Read more…

Test for carbon monoxide Before you start work, use a digital alarm to ensure that nothing else is giving off CO which you could then be blamed for afterwards! Show the customer you care Give the home-owner a full demo of the appliance, how to use it, what to look out for, etc. and remember Read more…

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A breath of fresh air!

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I’m sure that most people can recall the science lesson which covered the triangle of combustion? For something to burn you need fuel, oxygen and ignition. So why do people when wanting a stove or chimney installed think they can disregard this basic formula? The fuel and ignition are obvious, but the oxygen is often Read more…

I’m sure that most people can recall the science lesson which covered the triangle of combustion? For something to burn you need fuel, oxygen and ignition. So why do people when wanting a stove or chimney installed think they can disregard this basic formula? The fuel and ignition are obvious, but the oxygen is often Read more…

A week in the life of a renewable engineer

Who: Mark Scott, Director of Greenlife Renewables What: Greenlife Renewables is based in Sudbury, Suffolk and installs renewable heat products and air conditioning systems. Mark is a registered engineer with Specflue’s UK installer and maintenance network. The work undertaken is varied and can range from a single biomass boiler installation to a district heating scheme. Read more…

Who: Mark Scott, Director of Greenlife Renewables What: Greenlife Renewables is based in Sudbury, Suffolk and installs renewable heat products and air conditioning systems. Mark is a registered engineer with Specflue’s UK installer and maintenance network. The work undertaken is varied and can range from a single biomass boiler installation to a district heating scheme. Read more…

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Addressing the renewable skills shortage

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With the imminent roll-out of the domestic RHI this Summer, Jed Smith, Head of Business Support Services at Specflue Ltd discusses the issue of addressing the potential renewable skills shortage among engineers and installers. “As the Government strives to introduce the domestic RHI and continues to promote the benefits aligned with Green Deal, one question Read more…

With the imminent roll-out of the domestic RHI this Summer, Jed Smith, Head of Business Support Services at Specflue Ltd discusses the issue of addressing the potential renewable skills shortage among engineers and installers. “As the Government strives to introduce the domestic RHI and continues to promote the benefits aligned with Green Deal, one question Read more…