OFTEC leads the way in the off-gas grid heating sector and our aim is to ensure that consumers have safe and efficient heating. We operate UKAS accredited registration schemes for heating technicians working in liquid fuels, heat pumps, solar thermal, biomass and solid fuel. Our trade association represents training providers and liquid fuel heating equipment manufacturers, promoting high standards and supporting the development of sustainable low carbon heating.


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Selected tools and equipment for heating professionals, plumbers and electricians.

Latest news from OFTEC and the heating industry
  • OFTEC consultation response says driving down renewable heating costs must be priority

    Jul 10, 2020, 12:21 PM by OFTEC
    Government proposals to support the roll out of renewable heating systems in UK homes are unrealistic, regressive and will fail to create the competitive market urgently needed to drive down costs, says OFTEC in response to the recent ‘Future support for low carbon heat’ consultation.
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  • OFTEC comments on Green Homes Grant scheme announcement

    Jul 7, 2020, 15:19 PM by OFTEC
    Commenting on the new Green Homes Grant scheme, OFTEC chief executive Paul Rose says: “It will be impossible for the UK to reach its climate targets without a major programme to upgrade housing stock, so the Green Homes Grant scheme is a welcome move towards this."
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  • OFTEC comments on Committee on Climate Change (CCC) annual report to Parliament

    Jun 25, 2020, 14:10 PM by OFTEC
    In its annual report to Parliament on the UK's progress in reducing emissions, published today (25th June 2020) the CCC highlights that, as in 2019, the Government's policies and plans are insufficient to meet the targets set out in the fourth or fifth carbon budgets (covering 2023-2027 and 2028-2032). It also makes clear that Covid-19 presents a profound threat, highlighting the need for government to adopt the CCC’s six key principles for mitigating its impact.
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