4 Alternatives to Gas Boiling Heating Systems

A Heat Pump is an alternative to gas central heating systems

Most houses in the UK are heated via gas combustion-based central heating systems. Gas comes into the house via a mains pipe, it flows into a boiler, where it is burned in a controlled manner. Water is heated by the boiler, before being pumped through the radiators in your home. It’s a system that works … Read more

When to DIY and when to use a builder

Find a local builder

Most of us are finding we have lots of spare time at home at the moment and nearly everyone I know is taking the opportunity to get some of those long overdue home and garden jobs started. The jobs can be small like changing bulbs and spring cleaning to larger projects like tiling or installing … Read more

Saving Money When Moving House

Moving House

You might be in the fortunate position of being able to downsize and free up some cash by moving, but for most of us, moving to a new house is a financial stretch.  It’s not just that you’ve maxed out your mortgage capacity to its limit, there are all those add-ons, surveys, fees, utility bills … Read more

How builders can reduce risks to the public

construction area

If you work as a builder, you might not deem your business to be public-facing in the same way as a retailer, for example. However, your work would still regularly bring you into contact with members of the public. For this reason, you should think carefully about how you can protect the public from your … Read more

Asbestos In The Home

Where Asbestos is Found

This is a group of 6 naturally occurring minerals however only three were mined commercially; chrysotile, amosite and crocidolite. Asbestos is a super material – it is incredibly strong and also flexible to the extent that it can be woven like fabric. It is flame resistant and it is an excellent insulator. As a result, … Read more

How to Choose a Builder

Choosing a house builder

If you have decided to build your own house then you will need to find and select a builder. This article will help you find the right home builder for your house. Home builders can be tough to deal with, especially if you have no knowledge or background in the construction industry. In most cases, … Read more

Buying a House at Auction

Property Auction

Avoiding the lengthy and uncertain process of buying a house the traditional way, buying a house at auction can be a fun and different experience, offering unusual properties as a real bargain. However, the hammer going down does symbolise a sale, and once it has, you are locked into buying, so we have put a … Read more

Moving House Checklist

Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful things you can experience, akin to divorce or a serious accident. However there are many ways in which you can ease some of the stresses involved and be well prepared. While we can’t mitigate for that unforeseen delay from the solicitor or a last … Read more