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Latest news on the initiatives and activities being undertaken by the BESA in support of its members and the building engineering services sector.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

UK should tighten F gas rules after Brexit

The UK’s largest register for safe refrigerant handling has called for F gas emissions rules to be tightened in the wake of Brexit. Responding to an inquiry by the parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee, Refcom called for the UK to close a number of “loopholes” that allow some operators to circumvent British laws already in place as a result of the European F gas Regulation. “In...

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

BESA pays tribute to reformer Latham

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has praised the legacy of Sir Michael Latham, who has died at the age of 74. The former MP and chairman of Willmott Dixon wrote his influential report Trust and Money followed closely by the government-commissioned Constructing the Team in 1994, which was the precursor to a wide ranging modernisation of the sector – and eventually major parts...

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Introducing civil penalties for infringements of the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulation - consultation

Defra, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Scottish Government have published a consultation regarding the introduction of civil penalties for infringements of F gas regulations. It seeks views on the introduction of a new civil penalties scheme to replace the existing penalty regime for infringements of the EU Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulation (EU No 517/2014)...

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Poppleton bought by its directors

The ductwork manufacturer and installation contractor E Poppleton & Son has been acquired by its managing director Tim Hopkinson and sales director Nigel Edwards-Hughes. Mr Hopkinson, who is also President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), and Mr Edwards-Hughes, who has been with Poppleton for more than 42 years, will now run the business as joint owners/directors....

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Friday, November 3, 2017

BESA National Awards

We celebrated Building Engineering Services success at the BESA National Awards on 19 October where winners from our BESA Regional Awards were brought together for the first time in order to showcase the up-and-coming talent in both BESA member organisations and in BESA Training apprentices. The winners of regional awards held earlier in the year were nominated for national prizes with top...

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