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.
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”
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”
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?”
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.
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”
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.