Category Archives: Boiler / tank / ancillary

Boiler sales exceed expectations

Boiler sales for the first half of this year are up 23% on 2012 – a very welcome outcome for installers, boiler manufacturers and kerosene distributors. Following on from last winter’s heating season which saw a welcome improvement in boiler sales, this positive trend continued into the spring with oil boiler sales up over 23% […]


New boiler in baby blue

Royal Warrant holder, Worcester, Bosch Group has honoured last month’s royal birth by creating a one-off baby blue boiler. The limited edition Greenstar CDi Compact boiler – sadly, gas rather than oil – was raffled to raise money for children’s charity, Acorns Children’s Hospice. Sue Pennington, consumer brand manager at Worcester, Bosch Group, said: “As […]


Capital break for tank manufacturer

To celebrate their hard work over the past year, the ladies from tank manufacturer Tuffa recently enjoyed a trip to London. Staying at a luxury city centre hotel, the ladies watched the musical Viva Forever and witnessed the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony. “The musical was great, and the weekend was topped by seeing the Royal […]


Firebird for built-in quality

Firebird Slimline combi oil boiler

“Firebird boilers are technically different from other main boiler brands on the UK market,” says national sales manager, Barry Bryndilsen.  “Rather than being an adaptation of an existing non-condensing type, they were designed as a condensing boiler from scratch, and incorporate unique features with proven benefits.   ü      Situated at the base of the boiler, […]


First rate support from Firebird

Firebird service support for oil boiler installers

“However good your products are, it’s not the only consideration in the installer’s choice of his preferred boiler brand,” says Firebird’s national sales manager, Barry Brynildsen. “Whilst Firebird does build in installer benefits – ease of installation, robustness, reliability and efficiency – and, we know our prices are competitive – we also realise installers want […]


Historic boiler discoveries

Worcester Bosch 1960s Firefly installation manual was also recovered

Worcester, Bosch Group recently opened a museum at the company’s Warndon, Worcester headquarters.  The museum guides visitors through five decades of products, photography and literature, and features a number of products dating back through previous decades. “Last year saw us launch our nationwide hunt for the oldest Worcester boiler,”   said Martyn Bridges, director of marketing […]


10-year milestone for Grant Vortex oil range

Grant Vortex oil boiler

Originally launched in 2002, the Grant Vortex was one of the earliest oil-fired condensing boilers to hit the UK market, well before condensing technology became the norm for oil heating. Since then, the range has expanded to incorporate 39 different model options, in outputs ranging from 12kW to 70kW, and has grown its market position […]


Worcester installer strikes gold

Worcester Bosch oil installer Ben Eyres strikes gold

A lucky installer from Devon is the first to have discovered a golden ticket as part of Worcester, Bosch Group’s nationwide competition, which kicked off the company’s  50th anniversary celebrations. Ben Eyres, of Ben Eyres Gas discovered the first of five golden tickets when he came to fit a new Greenstar Heatslave oil-fired boiler for […]


Highlighting the need for ‘a good, efficient boiler’

Chris Huhne, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate change, pictured visiting Worcester Bosch

On a recent visit to the headquarters of the Worcester, Bosch Group, Chris Huhne, former secretary of state for energy and climate change, was questioned on a number of issues including the UK economy, the Renewable Heat Incentive, the Green Deal and feed-in tariffs. Mr Huhne also commented on saving energy and reducing fuel bills. […]


The argument for a new boiler scrappage scheme

Boiler scrappage scheme arguments

In 2010, the government’s boiler scrappage scheme succeeded with all that it set out to achieve, says Worcester, Bosch. Almost 120,000 inefficient boilers were replaced, potentially saving 889,635 tonnes of CO² – as well as creating business for installers, and saving the average home £290 a year on heating bills. With the sale of boilers […]