Plumbing merchants cheer over scrappage scheme
Published:  14 December, 2009

COVENTRY/LUTTERWORTH: The scrappage scheme for boilers has been hailed as all-round good news for the heating and plumbing sector.

“The Chancellor's announcement in the pre-Budget report that people throughout the UK will benefit from a boiler scrappage scheme is welcome news, said Ian Kenny, commercial director of Graham.

"Not only will this stimulate the heating and plumbing sector with regards to sales of new boilers and provide plumbers with additional work, but it will deliver significant sustainability benefits for the whole of the UK.”

In Lutterworth, PTS has warmly welcomed plans for a boiler scrappage scheme on Band G gas boilers, describing the proposals as "a major boost for installers.”

Kelvin Stevens, PTS’ managing director commented: “We have been at the forefront of supporting plans this scheme.

"This is a win for everybody, manufacturers, distributors, installers and the Government, in terms of its climate change targets and, most importantly, homeowners who will be able to make significant savings on their domestic heating bills."

Mr Stevens said many installers have suffered in the economic downturn. "While the distress purchase market for new boilers has been maintained, the market for boiler replacement as part of a domestic refurbishment has inevitably suffered as householders have reined in their spending.

"Our hope is that this scheme will give homeowners the confidence to once more consider boiler replacement as part of a home refurbishment project."

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