How to Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

Britain has never been renowned for its warm climate and unfortunately, the risk of your pipes freezing over, and in the worst cases, bursting, only rise the longer your plumbing is left unchecked in the cold.

Frozen pipes can have an adverse effect on your life, from disrupting your daily routine, to causing expensive damage to your home, they’re definitely a danger you need to be prepared for. Continue reading “How to Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing”

Is Underfloor Heating the Right Choice for Your New Bathroom?

We’ve looked at how to decorate your bathroom before, but if you’re lucky enough to be going for a full bathroom refit then now is definitely the time to consider underfloor heating.

Underfloor Heating is an Efficient Heating Solution

An underfloor heating mat is a relatively inexpensive way to heat a small area like a bathroom and it has some big advantages compared to a radiator. A heating mat is a far more efficient way of heating as, unlike a radiator, the heat is dispersed over a much wider area and doesn’t immediately dissipate if you open the bathroom window. And because the heating element is invisible, you’ll get a much more streamlined and high quality look, while also saving space. This is essential if you only have a small bathroom. Continue reading “Is Underfloor Heating the Right Choice for Your New Bathroom?”

Choosing the Right Boiler Installation for Your Home and Your Requirements

The Energy Saving Trust claims that the average home can save more than £300 a year on their heating bills by replacing an old and inefficient boiler with a modern one that includes heating controls. Although the actual amount that you will save does depend on your annual usage, the quality of your existing boiler, and the new system you choose, having a new boiler installed offers a number of other benefits that could make it an even more beneficial purchase.

There are essentially three types of boiler: combi, system, and regular boilers. Which one you choose will depend on the layout of your home, your water flow, and the type of system setup that you want in your property.

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A Guide to Unvented Hot Water Cylinders

What is an unvented hot water cylinder?

An unvented hot water cylinder is a water vessel which holds heated water under extreme pressure, feeding it out when a hot water tap or appliance is opened and providing instant hot water. Because the system is completely pressurised, there is no need to vent it to the atmosphere – hence the name. Continue reading “A Guide to Unvented Hot Water Cylinders”

A Guide to Sanitaryware

Throughout history, bathrooms have always been seen as something luxurious, something to promote quality of life and something to aspire to. Notably, the Romans were massive fans of bathrooms and are responsible for many of the innovations in plumbing that are still in use today, such as central heating and basic sanitation.

We know from archaeologists that entire towns were created around the prime locations of the communal baths and we see evidence of this throughout Europe, from Pompeii to Bath.

The last hundred years have seen huge advancements in bathrooms and how they function for 21st century lives. Gone are the days of going out into the rain to use the toilet at the end of the garden; now we have innovative technology, wet rooms, and rainwater showers. Even the most simple bathroom can have elements of pure luxury, making it feel more like the bathroom from a 5* hotel than just the room at the top of the stairs.

Many housing experts agree that along with installing a brand new kitchen, upgrading or installing a new bathroom can not only make life nicer for you but can also add solid value to the price of your property. From investing in bathroom furniture to utilising professional plumbing services, you can’t go wrong with making your bathroom a priority for improvements.

This comprehensive guide to the different types of sanitary ware, the latest technologies and regulations will show you how to get started with creating your ultimate bathroom.

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