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  • Plumbing Plus and Plumbtec to merge 20 March 2018

    Plumbing Plus and Plumbtec have announced they have agreed in principle to merge, subject to regulatory approval. As of 1 July 2018 the 58 members of Plumtec will become members of Plumbing Plus, with the merged organisation adopting the Plumbing Plus name ... Continue Reading

  • Waterlogic acquires Billi’s global business 20 March 2018

    Drinking water dispenser Waterlogic has signed agreements to acquire 100% of Billi’s business in Australia, the UK and international markets. The deal, announced on 13 March 2018, brings together Billi’s UTS products with Waterlogic’s global distribution network, customer base, ... Continue Reading

  • MPAQ advises of misinformation delivered to the public 13 March 2018

    The Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ) has released a statement in regards to comments regarding plumbers made by Nine News on 12 March 2018. The comments suggest that the current prices charged by a trades person in Queensland are unreasonable, ... Continue Reading

  • WorldSkills Australia and Velg Training announce Skills Pathway Expo 8 March 2018

    WorldSkills Australia and Velg Training have announced they will be partnering to deliver the Skills Pathway Expo as part of Skills Show Australia 2018. The skills and trade event is being held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney ... Continue Reading

  • Hansgrohe perfects the sound of water 2 March 2018

    Hansgrohe is bringing acoustic performance to the bathroom and helping users enjoy a water experience undisturbed by extraneous sounds. Hansgrohe process engineer Melanie Chaloupka helps to make sure the sound of water flowing from Hansgrohe’s shower heads and mixers is not ... Continue Reading

  • PICAC announces World Plumbing Day event date 22 February 2018

    The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) has announced the date for its annual World Plumbing day event. PICAC will be hosting the event on Friday 9 March 2018 at PICAC Brunswick. Activities scheduled on the day will ... Continue Reading

  • Drainwave partners with Azzurra Bathroomware to develop water efficient and fully-certified toilet system 20 February 2018

    According to the Australian Government, toilets account for 26% of indoor water use in the average Australian home, second only to showers, which account for 34%. Although there is an increasing trend towards low-flush, water efficient toilets to reduce this ... Continue Reading

  • The Golden Toilet 20 February 2018

    Introducing the golden toilet! The 18-karat gold creation is cast solid by the lost wax method and most importantly, it’s fully functional. The toilet was created by Italian artist Maurizo Cattelan as a replacement in New York City’s Guggenheim Museum, and he ... Continue Reading

  • An obituary to Michael Crouch AC 19 February 2018

    The following is an obituary to the Michael Crouch AC, the man behind the success of Zip instant boiling water products. The run-away success of Zip Industries instant boiling water units virtually shut the door on the need for traditional ... Continue Reading

  • MPAQ celebrating World Plumbing Day 14 February 2018

    The Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ) will be hosting a breakfast event on Friday 9 March to celebrate World Plumbing Day (held on March 11 every year). This year’s event is being held from 6:30am-9am at the Mercure Hotel in Brisbane ... Continue Reading