May 03

Heating your Newly Converted Garage

Garage heatingWhen you’re thinking about converting your garage there are many different factors you need to consider. One of the most important elements of your new conversion will be the method of heating you choose. You want to find out the most cost effective and safe choice for your individual property. There are a few different ways you can heat your garage conversion from electric radiators to underfloor heating, it’s time to explore an array of options to suit your needs. Read More »

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Jan 18

Considering Solar Panels

solar panels on a roofSolar panels are used by over eight hundred thousand UK houses to generate electricity and save money on their energy bills. For those that haven’t yet invested in solar power for their homes, there are several things to consider. Read More »

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Oct 10

How to heat your kitchen

kitchen heatingYour kitchen is very often the room you spend the most time in, so naturally you want to make sure it is comfortable and welcoming year round. Although cooking can help generate some extra heat, in order to keep your kitchen consistently warm during the winter months, especially in the chilly UK,  you’ll most likely need to supplement that with central heating. Read More »

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Sep 04

Things to consider when buying a new radiator

choosing a radiatorBuying a new radiator can be a little more complex than it might seem, especially if you are looking for something a little more stylish than the standard radiators often installed in homes across the UK. We hope the advice below helps in your decision making, but if in doubt do ask a plumber to help determine whether your preferred choice is right for the room in questions.

Size matters

This has to be your first consideration and there are two areas you need to think about. Read More »

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Jun 11

Managing your heating in an empty house

controlling your heatingIf you are planning to leave your house empty for a longish period of time, there are some things you can do to reduce the likelihood of any issues with your boiler and heating.

Firstly, if you are going away for a substantial period it is worth getting your boiler checked and serviced a month or so before you leave. This will ensure that any potential issues are picked up and that there is enough time to deal with them before you go. Ideally your boiler should be serviced annually in any case, so just adjust the timing based on when you will be away. Read More »

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Feb 22

How to Balance Your Radiators to Increase Water Flow

 Balance your RadiatorsAre some of your radiators too hot and others too cold? If so, you may need to rebalance them in order to increase the water flow to those that are cooler.

Balancing your radiators involves adjusting the radiator valves so that all of the radiators heat up at the same speed. Radiators that are too cool need more hot water flowing through them while those that are too hot need the flow restricted. Read More »

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Dec 05

Reducing Christmas waste

excess waste at ChristmasChristmas is a time when we let ourselves break free from the restraints we usually put on ourselves, spending more, eating more and drinking more than the rest of the year and enjoying every minute of it. Unfortunately though the guilt of all the excess waste generated during the festive season can take the shine off our celebrations, so here’s our guide to help you reduce your waste this Christmas. Read More »

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Oct 23

Radiator Maintenance

looking after radiatorsIt’s hard to believe that we are already well into the month of October, but the temperatures outside are now starting to remind us that winter is fast approaching. In the UK most of us are lucky enough to have central heating to get us through the colder months, but we need to take care of it in order to make sure it doesn’t let us down just when we need it most. Read More »

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Aug 16

Top Tips for Saving Water in the Garden

save water in your gardenThere are a few good reasons to save water in your garden, which include saving money if you’re on a water meter as well as being better for the environment. It is especially important to save water in the summer months as when water is in peak demand suppliers can be forced to use groundwater and water from streams, which can result in environmental damage as well as causing a rise in the cost of water. Here are some of our top tips for saving water in the garden this summer.

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