Quality Plumber Week 5 October - 11 October 2020
Quality Plumber Week will be running between 5 and 11 October 2020 and is organised by APHC. This year we aim to build upon the successes of previous years in bringing the industry together to debate important matters whilst shining a spotlight on the importance of the work that quality plumbing and heating contractors carryout on a daily basis.
Post photos of your work on social media during #QPW20
This year, the week aims to debate the future of heating through online workshops as detailed below, but in addition to the online workshops we want to celebrate the important work that plumbing and heating contractors carryout each day. You can get involved on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn by posting photos of your work using the hashtag #QPW20.
Prizes to be awarded for the best heating, plumbing and bathroom installations!
Prize donations from industry suppliers and manufacturers
Baxi has donated a branded jacket which can be personalised with your company name.
Ideal Standard has donated a Ceratherm 100 High Flow thermostatic shower pack with fast-fix and Idealrain M3.
Hotun by RA Tech have donated 5 packs consisting of:
1 x hotun SF white
1 x hotun hiflo SF white
1 x hotun detect, in tundish water alarm unit
1 x branded drinks bottle
1 x branded pen
Inta have donated two Activ Flo Water Conditioners.
Mark Vitow Ltd have donated 3 packs from their exclusive product range, each consisting of:
1 x FlushDaddy LongLife Bottom Entry Fill Valve
1 x Eye-Light magnetic, flexible gooseneck LED work light
1 x Black Swan Water Wow, which turns water to gel for easy water removal
1 x Black Swan PVC Cement
Mira have donated three Sprint Dual outlet electric showers.
Monument Tools have donated a pair of their new 15mm and 22mm Copper Pipe Benders.
Spirotech will be donating SpiroVent RV2 and SpiroTrap MB3 bundle
Join the Quality Plumber Week 2020 Debate – The Future of Heating
Is it the end for Fossil Fuel Heating?
Huge changes are set to sweep through the heating industry from 2025.
We’re hosting a webinar to allow installers to join the debate and get updated.
The UK has set in law a target to bring all its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 and as part of the government’s journey to this 2050 target they have committed to introducing the Future Homes Standard in 2025. The Future Homes Standard will see changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations for new dwellings to ensure that by 2025 all new build homes will feature low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency.
These commitments mean that the heating industry is going to undergo massive change which will have direct consequences for types of heating technologies heating engineers install.
Along with Travis Perkins, we are hosting a free online workshop on four dates during Quality Plumber Week (5 -11 October) for installers.
Travis Perkins will provide an insight on current sales trends in England and Wales for alternative heat technologies and their views on how the heating industry is currently developing.
We will provide an overview of what direction the heating market is most likely to take in the future in terms of alternative heating technologies and what this will mean for installers regarding developing their knowledge and skills.
Have your say
We want to hear from installers. The online workshop will provide opportunities for installers to share their thoughts, opinions and views on how the heating market needs to develop in terms of what alternative heat technologies should be at the forefront of government strategy. We also want to understand what support installers feel they need from government to help them and the industry move to alternative heating technologies. APHC will then compile and feed the views of installers directly into government.
Book your place
Due to differences with the Welsh Parliament and UK Parliament, we are hosting separate webinars for plumbing and heating contractors based in Wales or England.
We are hosting the same online workshop on:
Wales Online Workshop – Thursday 8 October 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
England Online Workshop – Friday 9 October 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will then send you simple instructions detailing how to access the online workshop.
You can also show your support in other ways.
2. Spread the word via social media
Use Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to join in the conversation during Quality Plumber Week.
Use the hashtag #QPW20 in your posts and we will retweet, favourite and like.
Find a quality plumber
If you are looking for a local quality plumber approved by the industry’s leading trade association you can source a reputable company at: www.FindAQualityPlumber.co.uk.
We have written a free guide on selecting the right plumbing and heating installer for your work requirements which you can read and download here.
Quality Plumber Week is led by the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors. More information about the APHC can be found here.