Freak September Heatwave Comes To An End

This week has seen many areas of Britain bask in glorious sunshine, with temperatures soaring past 30C in some cases. However, experts predict this freak occurrence of sunshine in September will not last, which may mean it will not be long before you have to turn the heating on. Therefore, this is an ideal time […]

31% Of Brits ‘Rely’ On Outside Help For Household Chores

We lead such busy lives these days that it’s actually hardly surprising that we need a bit of help from time to time in keeping our homes ship-shape. And now new research has revealed that 31 per cent of Brits actually hire external help so they can complete their household chores week in, week out. Conducted by […]

66% ‘Still’ On Expensive Standard Variable Energy Tariffs

Switching energy suppliers to save money is something that people are increasingly becoming aware of, but it seems that many of you out there are still perhaps spending more than you need to on your energy bills. New research from Ofgem has found that 66 per cent of domestic customers are still currently on expensive standard […]

Major Expansion Of Heat Networks Now Underway

Heat networks – which are widely used in places like Scandinavia – could soon become a reality here in the UK as well, with the government now backing plans for a huge expansion of such schemes around the country. Figures obtained by the Daily Telegraph show that over one-third of local councils across England and […]

What You Need To Know About Biomass Heating

People these days are increasingly interested in being more eco-friendly and doing what they can to reduce their carbon footprint, and if you’re one of them then it might be worth looking into biomass heating and how you could benefit from this way of heating your house. You’ll be pleased to hear that biomass can […]

Gas Safety Week: 19th-25th September

The sixth annual Gas Safety Week is but a few short weeks away, taking place between September 19th and 25th, with organisations all over the UK coming together to increase awareness of how dangerous poorly maintained gas appliances can be, with risks like fires, gas leaks, carbon monoxide poisoning and explosions included. Thus far, 4,132 companies and […]

What Was Your Last DIY Disaster?

With the August Bank Holiday just a matter of days away, no doubt many homeowners out there are planning on doing a bit of DIY around the house. This is all very well and good but unless you have the necessary skills, expertise and experience, you could end up doing a lot of damage to your property […]

Will Heating Go On As August Heatwave Comes To An End?

Britain has enjoyed balmy temperatures over the last few days, with some areas experiencing regular readings of the high 20Cs. However, those who have gotten used to wearing their summer clothes and enjoying an evening barbecue after work might have to adjust their expectations somewhat. This is because forecasters have predicted our spell of good […]

7 Million Brits Risk Moving Into Homes With Heating Problems

You might be one of many people who move into your new home to find you need urgent boiler repairs in Leeds to sort out serious central heating problems, if you do not get a survey done on the property before exchanging contracts. More than seven million homeowners in the UK do not take out […]

“Rickety Window” Saves Scottish MP’s Life

A “rickety window” has been credited by SNP MP John McNally for saving his life from carbon monoxide poisoning produced by a faulty boiler in his rented house in London. According to the Sunday Post, Mr McNally was suffering from headaches and lethargy for quite some time as a result of dangerous fumes being given […]