5 DIY home improvement books you need to buy right now

DIY home improvement books can be the perfect housewarming gift for a friend, or a present for your children when they move out of the family home. Or treat yourself to one, and unleash your inner DIY guru. Before you dedicate on buying a DIY home improvement book, make sure you know how to pick…

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What is a combi boiler?

Combi boilers have steadily taken over the UK market in the recent years. In fact, gas condensing boilers are the most popular choice of boiler in the UK. Combi boilers are popular for a variety of reasons, including that they meet the boiler efficiency regulations from recent years. Perhaps, at this stage you’re already wondering…

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Prepare your home for the autumn in 10 easy steps.

The wind is getting colder, and the days are becoming shorter – autumn is on the way. Before the leaves start covering the streets, and blocking your gutters, it’s time to prepare the house for the new season. Preparing the house for the autumn is a time-consuming task so we suggest you either do it…

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Rightio Road Runners raise £1177 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital

This August the Rightio Road Runners team took part in a colourful challenge, and completed the 5K Birmingham Big Fun Run, raising £1177 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The family-friendly event took place in Cannon Hill Park on the 24th August, and encouraged people of all ages to unleash their creative and fun side, while raising…

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Rightio Road Runners raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital

Back to school home improvement ideas

Sending the kids back to school is a bittersweet moment. On the one hand, there is finally silence, you don’t have to come up with endless new activities, and you don’t need to hide in the cupboard, if you don’t want to share your snacks. On the other hand the house may start feel a…

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Common student housing problems and what you can do to avoid them

Imagine this: you just moved to your dream student house, the rooms are spacey, there is an equal ratio of bathrooms to people, and it looks like nothing can go wrong. Then things start breaking down. According to Save the Student  two major complaints students have about their accommodation are lack of water/heating (32%), and…

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Meet Yoko Henry, Rightio’s July Employee of the Month.

Summer might seem like the easy season to work at Rightio – after all plumbers and gas engineers get most of their work when the temperatures plummet down. But with all the summer vacations and days off, summer can be challenging when organising the workload. Of course, if like Yoko Henry, you love a challenge…

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It’s repairs time: landlord vs tenant responsibilities

Although the proportion of UK renters has doubled in the last 20 years, there is still a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to responsibilities within the property. Who is responsible for the repairs in a rented property, is there such a thing as a few days window to pay rent, can you have people…

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10 ways to make the most of this summer

Summer is truly the time when we all become livelier, more motivated and inspired to make a change. These couple of weeks of holiday we take over the summer are normally the perfect time to make the most of the warm season, and truly rediscover ourselves. Whether you’re a parent, having to entertain the kids…

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What to look for when choosing a boiler cover?

Buying a new boiler is an exciting and expensive decision. When you invest your money into a new boiler you want to make sure it stays healthy for the years to come, and its warranty remains valid. To ensure the good health and the safety of the boiler, and to save money on potential breakdowns,…

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