Home Maintenance for New Homeowners

Buying a new home will probably revolve around considering the financial costs, the logistics of moving in and the arrangements of documents and paper. But one thing you shouldn’t leave behind is the home inspection and completing some maintenance tasks, which will ensure your home is in the perfect state to welcome its new owners. …

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Why Are My Electricity Bills Rising in the Summer?

There is certain dread we have all experienced when the electricity bill comes through. Especially after the winter season, it is almost inevitable – the total has almost always increased. But the bigger surprise is when you receive your spring/summer electricity bill, and the price is still unexpectedly high – what could have happened. In…

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Boiler Service FAQs

As the summer approaches and COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are slowly being lifted, the time comes for boiler service season.  Having a boiler service is often forgotten or left until the last minute, but the truth is, a boiler service serves as a preventative measure when it comes to your boiler’s health. Most boiler warranties will…

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How to Keep Your Water Bills Down?

If you have a water meter rising water bills are a common issue as the weather gets warmer and the children come home from university. But this year households across the UK have had a third reason to worry about the cost of water – the Coronavirus lockdown.  With entire families self-isolating together, it is…

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Replacing the Gas Boiler: What can we expect after 2025?

The government plans to phase out gas heating and force new-built homes to use alternative, greener heating solutions have been known in the industry for at least a couple of years now. The Committee of Climate change has confirmed that by 2025 no new homes will be connected to the gas grid, and developers will…

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Easy Kitchen Upgrades You Can Do Before the Summer

With more time to spend at home this spring, many people have embraced DIY improvements and household upgrades as a way to stay productive and unleash their creativity during the Coronavirus lockdown. And while the government certainly doesn’t recommend engaging tradesmen over cosmetic interior upgrades, if you have the time, budget and some basic skills,…

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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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