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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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As easy as riding a bike…

Learning to ride a bike is one of life’s big milestones. It will be fresh in your memory if you’ve recently let go of the saddle for one of your children, or maybe you remember your own first set of wheels?  There’s a whole host of memories like this that are attached to ‘things’ – whether it’s your first bike, photographs, children’s drawings, souvenir or a family heirloom. While these possessions are unli ...

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How to plan the cost of your self-build project

When undertaking a self-build project, cost is likely to be a prime consideration, and strong financial planning key to a successful project. The cost will depend on the cost of land, size of your build, the time required to complete the build, the quality of materials selected and any professional services used e.g. architects, solicitors or project managers. Land: Before you can start your build, you’ll b ...

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Do It Yourself on National Home Security May Day

The May bank holidays are the perfect time to think about home DIY projects and according to Zurich Insurance 45% of homeowners spent last spring bank holiday doing just that! So, whether you’re thinking about painting the hall, re-tiling the bathroom, or building a conservatory to create your ‘dream home’, it’s important to think about protecting your property too. Generally, burglaries increase during the ...

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How often should you change your pillows?

We each spend roughly a third of our life asleep, which surely means we should look after the apparatus we use to rest our weary heads… Right? Well, apparently not! On average, we are keeping our pillows two years longer than is recommended, which can lead to all sorts of unwelcome problems such as dust mite infestations and mould. And that’s not to mention the strain a flattened or lumpy pillow places on t ...

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