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Can I have underfloor heating? FAQs answered

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Stepping onto a cold floor can be something of an unpleasant experience, especially in the colder months. To combat this, many homeowners and owners of commercial properties have turned to underfloor heating, something which is often seen as a luxury reserved for people with certain financial leeway. In this article, we are going to answer … Continue reading

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The Signs You Need A New Boiler

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As with a lot of things in your home or commercial premises, there will come a time where you need to replace your boiler, either because it is not as efficient as it once was, or it may be faltering or totally broken. In any case, you need to be able to spot when your … Continue reading

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Maximise Light Without Using More Energy

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Winter is here, and that means shorter days and darker evenings. When you’re sitting at home and the daylight is disappearing, the temptation to switch all the lights on is often at the back of your mind and easy to succumb to. However, while this may ensure you’re not bumping into things and reading by … Continue reading

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Why Does it Take So Long for Hot Water to Reach the Tap?

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Having hot water at our beck and call is something that we take for granted – we twist the hot water tap and expect the heated water to come out within a few seconds. If a few more seconds pass and the water is still cold, it can be annoying and delay our day somewhat. … Continue reading

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Is my landlord responsible for this repair?

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Whether you’re a landlord or tenant, there can often be confusion as to where the responsibility lies when certain things need repairing around the home. This article aims to help you to understand when you are and aren’t obliged to put things right, so you can get things up and running as quickly as possible. … Continue reading

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My boiler is leaking – what do I do?

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If your gas boiler is leaking, you should never attempt to repair it yourself, as working with gas can be very dangerous. Gas boiler repairs should always be conducted by Gas Safe Registered engineers. The below guide is for information only, and we do not recommend that you try to repair your boiler yourself. As … Continue reading

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Gas Safety obligations for landlords

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Are you thinking about renting out a property but unsure what your obligations are when it comes to gas? Are you already a landlord but want to check your responsibility? This article runs through the Gas Safety obligations for landlords and aims to clear up any confusion. As a landlord, am I responsible for the … Continue reading

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Do I need a plumber or a heating engineer?

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If your boiler breaks down, should you call a plumber or a heating engineer? There can be some confusion when it comes to the difference between a plumber and a heating engineer as, on the surface, the two roles seem quite similar. Your boiler uses a lot of water pipes, so should you call a plumber … Continue reading

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How to make the most of your commercial heating

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In Britain, we’re renowned for our varying weather, so it’s unlikely we’ll ever be without the need for heating for too long.Whether it’s an office or a hotel, there’s no denying that commercial buildings can be tricky – and expensive – to heat. There are three main things which contribute to this: Building size: Commercial … Continue reading

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Why is my radiator cold? (Troubleshooting Guide)

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Do your radiators struggle to get hot? Have you got one radiator that’s always stone cold no matter what you try? Take a look at VHL’s guide to figuring out why your radiators are cold and how you can fix it. All of the radiators are cold » Just one radiator is cold » The … Continue reading

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