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Central Heating

Best boilers for central heating

While there are several boilers on the market, finding the best boiler for your home can be difficult. Nowadays, there are three main types of domestic boilers; combi boilers, system boilers and conventional boilers. However, as new government regulations require at least 92% efficiency, most new boiler installations are combi-boilers. In this blog, we look…

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Plumbing

Common washing machine repair issues

Washing machines are an invaluable addition to any modern home and having the ability to wash your clothes quickly and effortlessly is something we often take for granted. In fact, we only seem to realise just how much we rely on them when something goes wrong. Is it time to hire a professional washing machine…

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selecting the best boiler

Central Heating

Best boilers for central heating

While there are several boilers on the market, finding the best boiler for your home can be difficult. Nowadays, there are three main types of domestic boilers; combi boilers, system boilers and conventional boilers. However, as new government regulations require at least 92% efficiency, most new boiler installations are combi-boilers. In this blog, we look...

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Plumbing

Common washing machine repair issues

Washing machines are an invaluable addition to any modern home and having the ability to wash your clothes quickly and effortlessly is something we often take for granted. In fact, we only seem to realise just how much we rely on them when something goes wrong. Is it time to hire a professional washing machine...

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wesley professional fence installers

Fencing

Don’t sit on the fence, hire professional fence installers

There are many different types of fencing, and each requires varied skills to erect and ensure durability. We spoke to Checkatrade tradesman Wesley of IGS Fencing Limited about why it’s crucial to call in a professional fencer. Why hire a professional fence installer? Wesley explained to us that a professional would have the ability to...

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Morley Lane

Decorating

Don’t hang about, hire a wallpapering decorating expert

Unlike other technical trades, wallpapering decorating is something people often try to do themselves. Our wallpapering specialist Morley Lane of M J Lane Decorating Services explains, it is obvious when wallpapering has been done professionally. Decorating with wallpaper can be rather hard and stressful, even for a professional, especially if it features a chimney breast,...

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Homeowner NewsNews

5 tips for renovating your leasehold flat

As the nights draw in and summer holiday memories fade, we’re spending more time indoors. And it’s at times like this we start hatching plans for home improvement projects, fuelled by the new series of Grand Designs and BBC2s Great Interiors Design Challenge. But if you’re living in a leasehold flat or leasehold property, then...

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News

Real Homes Show Episode 12

Real Homes Show episode 12 is here. Real Homes small space squad head to South Birmingham to advise on how to proceed with a two-storey extension. Checking It Out have some fantastic ideas on how you can make the best of your outdoor garden space. The Hub catch-up with Verity Burns to discuss how smart...

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cosy fireplace

Chimney

Chimney sweeping top tips before winter

As the summer warmth starts to fade, it’s time to make your chimneys safe, says David Johnson of Safer Chimneys, member of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) and Hetas registered. Perhaps the best part of winter is curling up in the cosy warmth of our open fires and wood-burning stoves but is it...

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boiler check

Central Heating

Home Boiler Care & Maintenance: 5 Top Tips

Many of us don’t give our boilers a second thought until there’s a problem. When that happens, it’s quickly apparent just how important it is to the home. None of us want to end up in that situation, which is why it’s essential to try and maintain your boiler system to prevent damage. In this...

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log burner installation

ChimneyFireplace

Log Burner Cost Guide

Log burners can be a great addition to your home – with over 1m homes in the UK already using them. And for a good reason. Who wouldn’t enjoy cosying up in front of the warm glow of a real log fire? There are many benefits to log burners – also commonly known as wood...

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roof repair

Roofing

Roof Replacement Checklist

Your roof is amongst one of the most essential parts of your home, as it’s what protects your property from the elements. Unfortunately, from time to time, roofs can suffer damage and might need to be repaired. In this checklist, we go through everything you need to know about fixing your roof problem. How to...

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