Did you know that more than half the money you spend on energy bills goes towards heating your home? So it goes that by ensuring that your boiler is efficient, you will be able to benefit from lower energy costs. In many cases, buying a new boiler can help you achieve this goal. Unfortunately, they are usually expensive. But this doesn't mean old boilers are not as efficient as new ones, you … [Read more...] about How to Keep Your Boiler Working at Peak Efficiency
There are several reasons why you might want to take a central heating radiator off the wall. Maybe you are fed up with struggling to wallpaper behind it or perhaps it is rusty, and you need to replace it. You might find that it no longer gets hot at the bottom even though you bleed it regularly. There could be a buildup of sludge that you need to wash out. Changing the radiator isn’t as … [Read more...] about How to Remove and Replace a Central Heating Radiator
Most people have enough skills to replace a bathroom suite themselves. Sometimes you do not need a complete overhaul of the room, but the furniture may be past its best, or a horrible colour. Whatever the reason, most people will need new items at some point. I hope you find this guide useful, and it should give you the confidence to replace the bathroom fittings yourself, or at least encourage … [Read more...] about Essential Advice and Tips for Replacing a Bathroom Suite Yourself
Every homeowner should possess the necessary plumbing tools in order to perform emergency do-it-yourself tasks around the home. Sometimes, there is simply no way to predict when a plumbing project or emergency might arise. And, with the plumbing supplies and knowledge at your disposal, you could very well save hundreds of pounds that you would otherwise be required to spend on a plumber. The … [Read more...] about Plumbing Supplies – What do you Need?
Roof gutters need to be cleaned out and in good condition to do the job they were designed for, namely redirecting water from your roof to a drain. If the gutter is blocked or damaged water can build up and / or overflow down walls creating a risk of damp occurring in your property. Fortunately replacing PVC gutters and down pipes is not too difficult to do, and can be done with a handful of … [Read more...] about Replacement Parts for PVC Roof Gutters and Downpipes
Do you need to install a PVC gutter or downpipe? Read on. This article is for you. Start by measuring the length of guttering and downpipe you need for the project. Make a list of any connectors, stop ends, set angle pieces of gutter, gutter outlets, clips/brackets (usually spaced around 30" (760mm) apart) and fixings you will need. Related Article: Replacement parts for PVC roof … [Read more...] about How to Install PVC Gutters and Downpipes
Tools required :- Marker pen and pipe cutter. Push fit fittings are one of the better inventions to come on the DIY market in recent years, the time they save on plumbing installs or repairs is invaluable. You don't need a blowlamp which takes away the risk of fire or burns, and they can be fitted with just a few hand-tools. They are available in plastic, copper and chrome finishes and a … [Read more...] about Plumbing with Push Fit Fittings
Before removing a radiator, switch off the heating system and allow enough time for the water to cool down. Have a radiator bleed key (fig 1), plenty of old towels/absorbent cloths and a container/tray for water collection to hand. The water and sludge that can come out of a radiator can stain and ruin floors and carpets so planning ahead is highly recommended. Close both radiator … [Read more...] about How to Remove a Radiator