Breakdown During a Lockdown: Can I Let a Tradesperson into My House?

The Coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the entire United Kingdom and the world. We are seeing the enforcement of measures we could not even imagine possible just three months ago, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With many businesses shut, and employees encouraged to work from home, it comes as no surprise…

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5 ways to keep busy at home during the Coronavirus lockdown

The Coronavirus pandemic and the following lockdown have meant many of the plans for Spring break, Easter and the upcoming Bank Holidays have been disrupted for the foreseeable future. But doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and keep busy at home during the Coronavirus lockdown.  From spring cleaning, to garden improvements, there are home improvement…

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Keep your loved ones warm this winter

Although we are used to relatively mild winters with low snowfall, temperatures still fall down below the 0 mark, putting thousands of vulnerable people at risk. In fact, The Office for National Statistics released figures pointing out that there were as many as 14, 300 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2015/16. Elderly…

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Noisy boiler? These are the most common reasons

Many of us forget that the boiler exists, or even that it is perhaps the hardest working appliance in the house, as long as heat and hot water are being produced on demand. This is until one day something goes wrong, and the boiler starts making strange, loud noises. While it is not an immediate…

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Meet our December Employee of the Month – Mo Abuzer

December was bursting with holiday excitement, company events and Christmas cheer. Staying focused in December – now this is hard, and certainly deserves admiration. One of our employees really showed they could be the best of the best, and took upon their new role with responsibility and professionalism, which surprised and inspired everyone in the…

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The worst home maintenance mistakes you can make in 2020

Some of the worst home maintenance mistakes you can make, will start off as innocently looking chips, cracks and drips, until one day a big (and unpleasant) surprise is revealed. This is why it is crucial to know how to responsibly handle your home maintenance, and avoid expensive breakdowns. To ensure your home is safe…

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February home maintenance checklist to get your house ready for spring

In the bleak midwinter the last thing you possibly want to do is create and complete a home maintenance checklist. It’s exhausting, time-consuming, and not at all inspiring. But February is also the perfect time to prepare your house for the upcoming spring and freshen-up the space. Your February home maintenance checklist will have to…

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Five simple reasons your boiler is not working

When you come home after a long day at work, only to find out the boiler is not working it can be truly heartbreaking. Not only is frustrating to realise you might be facing days without heating and hot water, but the impact on your budget can be significant. Before you despair and call the…

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Winter plumbing myths, and why they’re simply not true

When Jack Frost knocks on your door, and you take out the fluffy rugs you know winter is officially here. Which also means it’s time for increased bills, worrying over unexpected breakdowns, and trying to reduce your energy bills. A quick browse through the Internet will probably make you feel overwhelmed with ideas on how…

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Keep your pipes from freezing and bursting with our easy tips

Frozen and burst pipes are one of the most common, and coincidentally, most expensive causes of property damage. While the general misconception is that frozen and burst pipes are only an issue for really cold climates, the truth is quite the opposite. Usually in countries with a milder climate, pipes are left unprotected during construction,…

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