Central heating systems serve the same function of warming up a home or building, and many of them provide hot water through the tap. However, they can be diverse in terms of design, incorporating components such as boilers, vents, or even heat-storing bricks.
Each has its pros and cons, which are especially useful to know if you’re considering central heating installation and refurbishment. Here’s a guide that walks you through the three main types of central heating systems: Continue reading “Understanding Types of Central Heating Systems”
It’s frustrating when you turn on the heating on your combi boiler and your home takes forever to get warm. It’s a miserable experience when it doesn’t warm up at all, or when you expect to have a hot bath or shower and you’re greeted with chilly water instead.
If you’ve found yourself in such situations, you might need to bleed the radiators on your combi boiler system. Continue reading “How to Bleed your Radiators on a Combi Boiler System”
Getting a new boiler installed is not cheap. Prices average around £2,500, with the lowest price you can get for a new one is about £1,500. And if you want a top-shelf boiler, get ready to pay upwards of £4,700. Continue reading “A Guide to Boiler Grants”
Modern boilers tend to be pretty reliable, but like any other piece of equipment, they are not immune from faults. It’s always a pain when your boiler stops working, of course, but before you call a qualified boiler engineer to come out and fix it, it’s a good idea to attempt at least some basic diagnosis of the problem.
Continue reading “A Guide to Boiler Fault Codes”
The last thing you want to happen when the cold comes around is for your boiler to break down. Keep your home comfortably warm by scheduling regular boiler maintenance at least once a year with a qualified engineer.
Even if you are not an expert, you can have peace of mind knowing the technician you hire is doing their job right by referring to this handy boiler service checklist.
Continue reading “Boiler service checklist”
Most of us don’t consider our boilers – until they fail. If your boiler is 10 years old or over, then it’s time to think about a replacement. A combination boiler to give it its full name, is the most popular type of boiler in Britain and is installed in homes across the country.
Continue reading “Guide to the best Combi Boilers”
Bristol is a diverse and vibrant city that thrives on its extraordinary culture, breathtaking sights, and wonderful neighbourhoods. It is also a city that is growing, with many housing developments in and around the city to cater for its growing population. If you are considering making the move to Bristol, then here are five new housing developments that you might want to consider. Continue reading “New Housing Developments in Bristol”
Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home, so it’s no wonder that it often takes priority when it comes to planning a remodel.
A space that needs to be both practical and comfortable, a bathroom renovation can not only make a big difference to the feel of your house but to your life at home. Continue reading “The Best Bathroom Renovations in Bristol”
In our previous post, we touched on some of the important questions you might want to ask yourself when preparing for a potential bathroom refurbishment. However, we focused mainly on important points that would gauge your readiness for said refitting and the possible outcome of the project. Today, we’ll get down to the legal side of things and explore the various permissions and approvals that you will need before any work can be done to your bathroom.
People tend to hesitate when they find out bathroom renovations have legal implications. By now, you may be second-guessing yourself since government processes are associated with long lines, lots of paperwork and fees. Don’t worry though, as long as you go through the proper processes, getting a building regulations approval is relatively painless. If your bathroom will definitely benefit from a good overhaul, don’t let legalities hamper your plans. Continue reading “Regulations that May Affect Your Bristol Bathroom Refit”
Home renovations in general, take a lot of time, money and patience – even more so when it’s an important part of the house such as the bathroom. Fitting a new bathroom is not something that’s easy to do on the fly.
It’s important to not rush into the decision to renovate, and really think about what it is you want before you put any money down. If you’re just after a cosmetic lift, it might be that your bathroom just needs a design overhaul, like a new lick of paint, rather than any serious structural change. However, if you’re sure that you want to totally refit your bathroom, here’s a few things you should consider before approaching a plumber or renovation specialist. Continue reading “5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Fitting a New Bathroom”