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Shoes off the sofa, always use a coaster for cups and no food in the bedroom have been named among the 50 house rules for Britain’s homes, a new study from home security specialists Yale reveals. Research into the home lives of 2,000 people found never leaving items on the stairs, always hanging coats on the hook not the banister and keeping the toilet seat down are strict rules to abide by. The 50 ‘house r ...

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How to MOT check your home

This may sound like a crazy idea, but is there much difference between how we look after our cars and how we should look after our homes? Each year, a car (over three years old) would have an MOT and a service. The MOT will check to see if the car is road worthy by checking the safety features (brakes, lights, seat belts, tyres), making sure that the car drives in a straight line and the steering works, mak ...

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Accessorise your pad

Accessories don’t just mean shoes, bags and jewellery, there are plenty of pretty bits and bobs that can jazz up your home as well… ...

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Applying for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

If you’re one of the thousands of people across the UK who has installed heat pumps, you could be in line to receive government payments. But how do you know you qualify and how do you make your claims? Qualification Firstly, your heat pump installation must have taken place after 15th July 2009. Installations prior to this date cannot claim. Your product and the installer that fitted it must also have been ...

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Choosing a boiler part 2: tankless heaters and electric boilers

Tankless water heaters are a great new way to separate out the heating circuit and the utilising benefit of not storing hot water and only using it as you require it. This means that you would require a smaller more efficient boiler to run your heating system, either a system boiler or heat only/conventional. A direct gas fired water heater would be used for your hot water. The Rinnai 16i can deliver 16litr ...

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Choosing a radiator

Typical application radiators come in several different forms, such as column, panel and towel holding. - Column radiators are becoming an increasingly popular choice as the can be applied to traditional and modern styles of decoration. They come in a variety of colours and finishes, give a strong output and a slow cool down - allowing for a efficient heat transfer. Column radiators come in vertical and hor ...

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Do you want to live on #BritainsBrightestStreet?

You could be eligible to enter our search for #BritainsBrightestStreet – the UK’s most solar savvy street that wants to save money whilst benefitting from the sun’s energy. #BritainsBrightestStreet can be anywhere in Great Britain: North; South; East or West it simply doesn’t matter. What do I need to do? All you need to do is get together with between 5 - 20 of your neighbours and apply. You and your neigh ...

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