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Specification or cost: Which is most important?

13/07/2017

A1 Director John Hamnett's article in the latest edition of Construction News asks the question, specification or cost: which is most important? Here's the article in...

Are chimney and flue standards up to the Mark?

14/06/2017

A1 Director John Hamnett's article in the latest edition of H&V News asks Are chimney and flue standards up to the Mark? Here's the article in full. As the UK...

Paddy retires after 38 years at A1

05/06/2017

Paddy White – who was one of the first people to join A1 – is retiring after 38 years’ service. During his time, Paddy has overseen the installation of flue and chimney...

Scottish team trebles as growth continues

05/04/2017

A1 Flue’s team in Scotland has trebled in little over a year following a string of project wins. We have gone from strength to strength following two key appointments at the end of...

A1 in the Daily Express

23/02/2017

“Success is in the pipeline” is the headline of the article all about A1 Flue Systems in today’s Daily Express. The article focuses on how A1 is going from strength to...

A1 Flues appoints top UK amateur golfer

25/01/2017

A1 Flues has appointed a County Durham man – who recently won the amateur golfing world’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup – as its new sales representative for the North...

McGookin off to a flying start in Ireland

01/12/2016

Robert McGookin has joined A1 Flue Systems in a sales role to cover the whole of Ireland, and he’s wasted no time in picking up orders for commercial flue and chimney systems for new...

A1 wins five awards in a week

25/11/2016

A1 Flue Systems has won two more awards – taking its tally to five in a week. Our director TJ Duncan-Moir won Business Person of the Year at the Chad Business Awards, and A1 also...

A1 Director crowned Businesswoman of the Year

24/11/2016

A1 Flue Systems’ Director TJ Duncan-Moir has been crowned Businesswoman of the Year 2016. The first lady of flues collected her award at the Nottingham Post’s Businesswoman...

Two more awards for our trophy cabinet

18/11/2016

A1 Flues has picked up two awards at the Midlands Family Business Awards. We picked up a Highly Commended for Manufacturing Excellence, and our director TJ Duncan-Moir also scooped a...

A1 scoops two Chamber awards

12/09/2016

A1 Flue System is celebrating after winning two East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. As a company we picked up the Manufacturer of the Year and 19-year-old Jack Cranmer...

A1 team runners-up in golf fundraiser

11/08/2016

A team from A1 Flue Systems were runners-up in a strong field at a charity fundraiser golf day that was raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. The event was organised by CPS...

A1 continues to back champions Steelers

05/08/2016

Two members of the title-winning ice hockey team the Sheffield Steelers called in to see A1 Flue Systems and parade the Champions Hockey League trophy they won as a thank you for the...

A1 flues set for Dubai indoor theme park

13/07/2016

The first contract after signing a landmark export deal will see A1 Flue Systems ship industrial chimney system to Dubai to be installed in the world’s largest indoor theme...

A1 welcomes Theresa Villiers MP as part of EU Referendum campaigning

20/06/2016

In the final push to rally support for the Vote Leave campaign, A1 Flue Systems in Ollerton hosted the Right Hon Theresa Villiers MP and fellow business Brexit backers, urging supporters to...

A1 on BBC News at Six - and again at Ten

18/03/2016

An interview with our Director TJ was featured on both the BBC Six O’Clock and Ten O’Clock News last night. The interview was part of the first news item about the...

A1 Flues secures UAE alliance as platform for export growth

23/02/2016

A1 Flue Systems has formed a strategic alliance with the Bin Jabr Group, which will see our commercial flue and chimney systems used in the construction of some of the highest-profile...

Planning permission granted for new A1 Expo premises

26/01/2016

We have secured planning permission for a new purpose-built warehouse and trade counter for our sister company A1 Expo. The new 15,000 sq. ft. building will be built next to A1 Flue...

A1 signs Battersea Power Station chimney deal

18/01/2016

A1 Flue Systems has signed a landmark agreement with Skanska, the main contractor for Phase 2 of Battersea Power Station. The deal, initially worth £483,000, is to provide bespoke...

A1 boss wins Women in Manufacturing Award

26/11/2015

Our Director TJ Duncan-Moir has won the Women in Manufacturing Award at the Nottingham Post’s Women in Business Awards. TJ took the crown at the event that was held at the Crowne...

Latest win makes it a hat-trick of family business awards

13/11/2015

A1 has another award to add to the bulging trophy cabinets in our reception area. The latest is a Highly Commended in the Manufacturing Excellence category at the Family Business...

A1 backs Girls Aloud star on carbon monoxide plea

30/10/2015

A1 Flue Systems and our Anglo-Italian sister company A1 Expo are backing Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle’s calls for greater awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning and the simple...

A1 Flues featured in Channel Five documentary

19/10/2015

Everyone at A1 Flues was glued to Channel Five to watch the documentary about the construction of The Leadenhall Building in London. The skyscraper, which has affectionately come to be...

Duo of appointments in Scotland

12/10/2015

A1 Flue Systems has made two new appointments to bolster our sales and engineering support in Scotland. Stuart Henderson joins as the area sales manager, and Stuart Craigon joins as a...

A1 announces launch of A1 Expo

01/10/2015

A1 Flue Systems is delighted to announce the launch of our new Anglo-Italian company A1 Expo Ltd. A1 Expo Ltd is a partnership with European stainless steel giant Expo Inox to be a...

A1 signs partnership agreement with Monodraught

16/09/2015

We are proud to announce a new partnership agreement with Monodraught. The deal will see us having full access to Monodraught’s range of market-leading products, which include...

Lowe on a high at joining A1

25/08/2015

A1 has made a second key appointment as part of our growth plan for our new domestic flue supply company. Sam Lowe has joined us as an area sales manager and will cover the north of...

PhD student Genora joins A1

18/06/2015

A1 Flue Systems has appointed PhD student Genora Joseph through the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) programme in a joint venture with the University of Nottingham. The KTP...

A1 boss live on BBC Breakfast

09/06/2015

A1 Flue Systems director TJ Duncan-Moir was interviewed live on BBC Breakfast this morning about a new report on manufacturing productivity by the Manufacturing Advisory Service...

A1 scoops brace of manufacturing awards

21/05/2015

Hot on the heels of winning Excellence in Manufacturing at the Nottingham Post Business Awards, we’ve only gone and won another award just six days later. Our directors TJ and John...

A1 scoops Excellence in Manufacturing award

15/05/2015

A1 Flue Systems has won the Excellence in Manufacturing award at the Nottingham Post Business Awards. This is such a big accolade for our business and directors TJ Duncan-Moir and John...

BBC film at A1 again and this time it is political

14/05/2015

Having film crews coming to see the secrets behind what we do has become commonplace at A1 – but, that said, there’s always a buzz of excitement throughout the company when the...

Kilimanjaro climb raises money for charity

12/05/2015

Our director John Hamnett has raised more than £7,500 for two local charities after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. By reaching the top of the highest peak in Africa, John has boosted...

Five point list for checking CE Mark

10/04/2015

John Hamnett from A1 Flue Systems offers a simple guide to telling the difference between dodgy and genuine CE Mark paperwork.   Would you buy a car without a log book? Of...

A1 appoints Cooke

23/03/2015

A1 Flue Systems has appointed Peter Cooke as part of a strategic plan to build up our domestic flue supply business. The new National Sales Manager believes the...

Boss flags up A1 at Kilimanjaro summit

02/03/2015

Our director John Hamnett has done it. He’s reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro - and the first thing he did was to have pictures taken with his A1 Flues flag! That’s so...

Boss sets sights on Kilimanjaro trek

02/02/2015

One of A1’s directors, John Hamnett, is making final preparations for a charity trek of a lifetime to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro - by running up to 60-mile marathons. John...

More new faces at A1

22/01/2015

We have made two key appointments to bolster our UK sales team. Tim Garrison is our new sales representative for West Midlands and M5 corridor. Dave Horn is the new representative for...

A1 wins Manufacturing Excellence award

17/11/2014

The directors of A1 have paid tribute to every at the company after scooping a prestigious award that recognises their world-class approach to manufacturing. We won the Manufacturing...

Thomson joins A1 Flue Systems

17/11/2014

A1 Flue Systems has appointed Michael Thomson as our representative for Scotland. Michael will be responsible for managing existing relationships with contractors, architects and project...

A1 charity bake for Breast Cancer Care

24/10/2014

A1’s annual charity fundraising event – based on the popular TV show The Great British Bake Off – has topped last year’s total, thanks to a cake made from a...

Autumn scoops Young Person in Business Award

29/09/2014

The granddaughter of A1 founder Colin Moir has been named the best Young Person in Business after helping our business establish a new subsidiary company. Autumn Moir received the award...

A1 signs Steelers sponsorship

23/09/2014

A1 has signed a sponsorship deal with ice hockey team the Sheffield Steelers. We’re huge fans of the Elite Ice Hockey League team and the deal will see dasher boards around the ice...

TJ Duncan-Moir and John Hamnett lock horns with TV presenter Alex Polizzi

08/09/2014

A1 bosses TJ Duncan-Moir and John Hamnett will lock horns with TV presenter Alex Polizzi for the second time in 12 months in a bid to see her company crowned the region’s best family...

A1 on BBC Breakfast News

20/08/2014

Yet another crew from the BBC has been at A1 to film us manufacturing commercial flue systems and to interview our boss, TJ Moir. This time, a news crew came all the way from the...

A1's Maintain your flue: who knew? article in HVR

01/07/2014

Here's the article in the latest edition of HVR magazine by our director John Hamnett, warning about flue maintenance. Everyone knows that the boiler systems in combined heat and...

The BBC visits A1 again

05/06/2014

What a week we have had here at A1, with yet another visit from TV news crews.  This time around, they came to see us about how manufacturing is looking up! It is becoming a habit that...

A1 releases new film

02/06/2014

For those of you in the know, and for those who want to know a little bit more, A1 has released a new video explaining just how our flues are put together. We have decided to do this due to...

All Systems House go

29/05/2014

We have been busy here at A1 making the final arrangements to change our address to Systems House! But don’t let this confuse you: we will still be A1 Flue Systems. We just realised...

A1 in The Sunday Times

07/04/2014

An interview with the founder of A1 Flue Systems, Colin Moir, has appeared in The Sunday Times, and we’re all chuffed to bits. Colin was interviewed for How I Made It and talked...

A1 donates bins to local council

03/04/2014

The Mayor of Ollerton and Boughton was on hand to take delivery of six new bins that have been made and donated to the town by A1 Flue Systems. Cllr Irene Miller visited us and had a...

Stags fans vote for family firm

31/03/2014

A1 Flue Systems is in the running for an award and has turned to Mansfield Town football fans for help. We have been shortlisted for a Family Business United Award, and part of...

A1's CE Mark warning in H&V News

21/02/2014

An article about a lack of industry awareness of the new CE Mark by our director John Hamnett has been published in the latest edition of H&V News. Below is a full transcript of the...

Vote for A1

14/02/2014

A1 Flue Systems has been shortlisted as a regional finalist by Family Business United for its Family Business of the Year Award. If you’ve not seen it, Family Business United is an...

The Leadenhall Building and other latest projects

27/01/2014

It’s always a pleasant surprise when we do a round-up of the recent jobs we’ve been involved with to see the breadth and scale of the projects where we have designed,...

A picture-perfect team

17/01/2014

You know what it’s like – we’ve had our heads down getting on with the job of designing, manufacturing and installing commercial and industrial chimney, flue and exhaust...

Beware of fake flues

17/12/2013

There’s a double-page-spread article in the latest edition of HVR magazine by our director John Hamnett, warning about the perils of fake flues. He wrote the article in response to...

A1 Flue Systems scores Stags sponsorship

13/12/2013

A1 Flue Systems has agreed a sponsorship deal with Mansfield Town Football Club. We have taken advertising space on the Bishop Street stand at the Sky Bet League Two club’s ground...

A1 on ITV News

05/12/2013

A news crew from ITV News has been filming what goes on at A1 Flue Systems for a news item on Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement. Our friends at Derbyshire and...

Playing host to DNCC members

05/12/2013

A1 Flue Systems was delighted to play host to a Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC) event today, which was attended by 25 companies. Businesses from right across...

MP praises A1

25/11/2013

Everyone at A1 Flues is rightly proud of the awards that we’ve won just recently. We walked away with the top prize at a prestigious industry bash in London held by HVR...

A1 bags a brace of family awards

15/11/2013

A1 Flue Systems has scooped two awards at a prestigious event – featuring TV presenter Alex Polizzi – that honours family-run businesses. We had been shortlisted in the...

A1 set to export to the UAE

11/11/2013

A1 Flue Systems is set to start exporting to the Middle East. We have been working with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to organise a schedule of appointments in the United Arab...

The language of flues is now international

08/11/2013

Did you know that you can now read our website in five different languages? OK, six if you include English! We’ve added a new feature to the top left-hand corner of our website...

Our latest projects

31/10/2013

At A1 Flue Systems, we have a reputation for working on some of the UK’s most prestigious construction projects. But we bet you didn’t know that we work on a whole host of other...

A1's charity Great British Bake Off

28/10/2013

Staff at A1 Flue Systems held a charity fundraising event based on the popular TV show The Great British Bake Off – complete with our own versions of stars Paul Hollywood and Mary...

A1 on BBC news

25/10/2013

The BBC has been to A1 Flue Systems today to film us for a news story about the latest GDP figures. Reporter Mike O’Sullivan and his cameraman Ian spent more than two hours this...

Magazine editor visits A1

21/10/2013

Just days after A1 Flue Systems scooped the prestigious Contractor of the Year award at the HVR Awards in London, the magazine’s new editor has visited our factory to find out what...

A1 Flue Systems scoops first top industry award

10/10/2013

A1 Flue Systems has been named Contractor of the Year at a prestigious construction industry award ceremony in London. We scooped the top prize at the HVR (Heating and Ventilating...

Lights, camera, action

02/10/2013

Having film crews at A1 is starting to become something of a common occurrence these days. The latest crew to drop in on us were filming us for an awards ceremony that we’ll be...

A1 set for grilling from TV's Hotel Inspector

16/09/2013

The directors of A1 Flue Systems are set for a grilling from TV star Alex Polizzi. We have been shortlisted for a prestigious award and our directors TJ Moir and John Hamnett will be...

A1 Shortlisted for a Trio of Awards

06/09/2013

We’re celebrating after receiving news that A1 Flue Systems will be a finalist at two prestigious awards ceremonies later this year. The organisers of the Midlands Family Business...

A1 Profits from New EU Rules

02/09/2013

Business is booming for A1 Flue Systems following the introduction of new EU regulations for the construction industry. We have seen a big upturn in orders after CE Marking came into...

A1 Flue Systems are HETAS Registered

08/08/2013

HETAS are the official body recognised by the Government to approve biomass and solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services including the registration of competent installers...

A1 Scoops Another Award

08/07/2013

A1 Flue Systems has scooped another award - this time at the Red Ribbon Awards 2013 ceremony in London. We were up against six other companies in the Innovation category and...

Our CE Marking Accreditation has Arrived

08/07/2013

It's here. Our copy of the CE Marking accreditation has just arrived and we are absolutely thrilled. We can't begin to tell you just what a big deal this is for A1 Flue Systems,...

A1 Flue Systems Achieves CE Marking

01/07/2013

Commercial flue, natural lighting and ventilation specialist A1 Flue Systems has achieved CE Marking for our complete flue system. We understand that we are the only manufacturer in the...

Excellence in manufacturing award winner

24/05/2013

A1 Flue Systems are delighted to announce that we were awarded the Excellence in Manufacturing Award at the Nottingham Post Business Awards, which were held at the East Midlands...

Senior Managers Promoted to Directors

17/05/2013

A1 Flue Systems are pleased to announce the promotion of our Senior Managers, TJ Moir and John Hamnett to Directors. They will join the board with immediate effect. TJ, 41, is the...

Red Ribbon Awards

25/04/2013

A1 Flue Systems are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted in the 'Innovation' category at the fourth annual Red Ribbon Awards for family business. Hosted by Family...

Shortlisted for two Awards

26/03/2013

A1 Flue Systems is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Business of the Year and the Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Mansfield 2020 Business Awards. During...

Members of BSRIA

14/03/2013

A1 Flue Systems have become a member of BSRIA, a test, instruments, research and consultancy organisation which provides specialist services in construction and building services. Being a...

The Shard & Co-operative Head Office kick off 2013

29/01/2013

Local family business A1 Flue Systems is celebrating a flying start to 2013 having completed the installation of the chimney and flue systems running through to the top of two of the...

Biomass investment for Sainsbury supermarkets

15/12/2012

Sainsbury's Supermarkets are embarking on a programme to replace all the heating boilers in their UK stores with environmentally friendly Biomass boilers. A1 Flues have been selected...

A1 Flues added to Mittons Approved Contractors list

15/11/2012

Mitton Mechanical Services, has awarded A1 Flues preferred contractor status. We are now accredited to work alongside Mittons, who are one of the UK's leading building services...