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Are you in the market for a new central heating system? You might have just built a new home and need to fit out a heating system. Or perhaps you have just moved and want a system that better fits your heating needs. You might even just want an upgrade to a more efficient model to unlock the energy savings. There are many reasons why you could be in need of new central heating. However, no matter the situation, your decision to purchase a central heating system should not be taken lightly. There are several things you should think carefully…

Have you hired a contractor recently? What was your experience? How could it have been improved upon? The answers to these questions will depend partly on how you prepared for your time with them. Whether you’ve just new windows or an extension put in, or are looking to hire a contractor to do some garden clearance because your outdoor space has transformed into a jungle, there’s a lot that you can do to get the best possible experience with your contractor. Here we outline the ways you can do so: Do your research Before you even think about getting in…

It’s one of the most traditional home improvements in the country, but delve deep into conservatories and there are all sorts of myths that can start emerging. A couple of decades ago they were immensely common and after declining in popularity briefly, their popularity is back in full swing. Through the course of this guide we will now take a look at the rooms in detail and highlight some of the main myths that are commonplace in the industry, and how you should ignore them at all costs. Myth #1 – Planning permission This is perhaps the most common myth…

Summer is right around the corner, so if you don’t want to sweat your way through it you’ll need to get your air conditioning unit in check. You may have noticed that after a while your air conditioning unit appears to be pumping out less air. Less air means less efficiency. Less efficiency results in an air conditioner that isn’t very effective at cooling your home. There are a wide range of things that may be to blame for a less efficient air conditioner. Most of these problems can be solved by a bit of DIY cleaning and maintenance. If…

Are you looking to revamp your kitchen? One of the best places to start is with your kitchen sink & kitchen taps. The functional focal point of your kitchen that can be injected with your unique style provides an excellent starting point. The secret to choosing the right kitchen sink & kitchen taps is finding the right balance between form and function. Your kitchen sink and kitchen taps need to look good and do the job intended. You’ll need an idea of what sort of rigours you’ll put your kitchen through. Are you a budding chef who needs all the…

Designing and creating a contemporary kitchen is a great way to bring your home up to date. It’s easier than you might think to get a great modern look, and by making your space brighter and easier to clean, this type of design will also improve your cooking experience. Why not give it a try? Reshape the room Bringing your kitchen up to date usually starts with rethinking the layout. Kitchen tables are dropping out of style, so replace yours with a breakfast bar or, if you’ve got the space, with an island. Open up the space around your windows…

  Is it possible to create buildings without damaging the environment? Terra Group seems to think that it is. Indeed, they are joined in that by various modern-day architects, who have embraced the concept of sustainable architecture. This is changing the world of architecture as we know it today. What Is Sustainable Architecture? Very simply put, it means that the methods and designs used in the construction of new buildings are all environmentally-conscious. The idea is that any negative environmental impact a building could have during or after its construction is mitigated as much as possible, by using sustainable materials…