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LABC (Local Authority Building Control) in England and Wales, and OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association) have signed a MoU that will assist both parties in developing solutions to the installation and Building Regulation compliance of existing and innovative oil fired products for both new and refurbishment work.

TrustMark, a quality mark website for tradesmen, recorded its highest number of ‘tradesmen viewings’ on its website, with 3.9 million homeowners searching for local tradesmen in 2012 to carry out work on their home or garden.

Homeowners are being warned to be vigilant after a rise in fuel prices has meant that heating oil may be an attractive target for theft. Many consumers keep their storage tanks topped up during the autumn and winter so the risk of theft is increased. Several recent incidents have seen thieves target quiet, rural communities, siphoning fuel from oil storage tanks outside people's homes, leaving them with little or no fuel. Most victims have been completely unaware that anything was wrong until their heating stopped working because they had run out of oil.

We all benefited from an extra hour staying warm in bed last weekend, but now as temperatures fall, staying warm may be harder for some than others. Energy users across the UK and Republic of Ireland are getting prepared for the winter months ahead and oil users, more than any energy user, know the importance of staying topped up in order to stay warm. However, the cost of keeping your tank topped up doesn't have to be as high as you might think.

Dunraven Systems Limited, suppliers to of Apollo tank telemetry equipment, has won the prestigious 'Dundalk's Best High Growth SME' Award at the annual Louth County Business Awards held in the town's Fairways Hotel. This event was organised by the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce.

Over 170 guests from the oil heating industry celebrated the OFTEC Awards for Excellence at the Central Convention Centre in Manchester. There were eight categories of awards ranging from installer of the year to innovative product of the year.

Dunraven Systems Limited, suppliers of storage tank telemetry solutions, has announced all-new GPRS and Broadband versions of its industry leading RMS remote tank monitoring system. The announcement was made on the first day of the Oil & Renewable Energy Show in Manchester.

Dunraven Systems, suppliers of Apollo Ultrasonic fuel tank level monitors has unveiled a new range of anti-theft alarms developed especially to combat the growing menace of fuel theft from domestic and commercial oil storage tanks. The new range made its debut at the Oil & Renewable Energy Show in Manchester, offering oil users a choice of 4 different anti-theft technologies.

Age Scotland is urging older residents in rural areas to check the condition of domestic oil storage tanks and act quickly in order to prevent potential disasters. There are 18,500 domestic oil tanks currently in use across Scotland, most being used for home heating or cooking facilities. Over time, tanks can split or spring leaks if proper care is not taken. Tank owners need to be alert about their general oil tank maintenance, as the result of a tank failure can be disastrous.

Storage tank telemetry specialist Dunraven Systems Limited, has been shortlisted for 2 awards at OFTEC's forthcoming Awards for Excellence. Organised by The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) and open to OFTEC members across Great Britain and Ireland, the annual awards recognise excellence and innovation in the oil heating industry.

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