Boiler Making Noise? Diagnose & Fix It With Our Guide

A combi boiler is a necessity in areas where the temperature is shallow. It is one of those appliances that have the least hassle because they are not often turned off. However, the problem begins when the boiler starts misbehaving due to regular wear and tear. The only trick is to catch this issue in

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How To Fix A Leaking Radiator

A leaking radiator can be the reason for your nightmares because it is something that you cannot ignore. If there is a leaking radiator at your home, there is nothing else that you can attend to before making sure that the leak is fixed.  The leak is capable of causing a lot of damage in

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How To Change Radiator Valves

Nothing is forever and that unfortunately includes everything from youth, to radiator valves. There could be any number of reasons why you might need to replace your homes radiator valves. But how exactly do you go about this process?  It’s a quiet involved process but we will take you through it step by step and

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How To Balance Radiators

If you are unhappy with unbalanced radiators causing discomfort, this guide is just for you. It will describe precisely what balancing a radiator entails and how it helps. The best part is, you’ll also find out how to balance radiators on your own. Here’s to a self-reliant homeowner in the making! Read on ahead to

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Boiler Pressure Too High? – A Complete Guide

Even if you ignore it, a boiler is an important part of your daily life. This is a device that keeps your water and central heating system in place. It also maintains the water pressure inside your heating system. This silent device makes sure that the pressure is either too high or too low. Still

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Where Should I Put My Boiler?

When you buy a boiler, one of the first questions you will ask yourself is: where should I put my boiler? The answer is simple. You could choose to place it in the same location as earlier or relocate it to a different place. A boiler is a device that can be tricky to place

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What Is A Condensate Pipe & How To Defrost It?

Has your boiler frozen over and is refusing to work? Are you unable to figure out what is wrong with it and how you can fix it? It can certainly be quite annoying when the boiler freezes and stops working right when you need it the most. In extreme winters, this is a fairly frequent

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How Long Does It Take To Fit A New Boiler

Are you thinking of replacing your boiler with a newer system? If you’re planning on a replacement or new boiler installation, you might have thought about the time it would take for this to take place. Are you wondering how long it takes to fit a new boiler? Then you’ve come to the right place.

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Low Boiler Pressure? Here’s How To Repressurise Boilers

Not getting adequate hot water in your home during the cold months? There may be some issue with your boiler pressure. Without constant water pressure, your boiler will fail to work efficiently.  Low pressure is a clear indication of some underlying issues with your boiler system. So how would you deal with a low boiler

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How To Fix Low Water Pressure In The Shower

A hot shower is all you need after a tedious day at work. But low water pressure can be a real disappointment.  Luckily, you can fix the low pressure in minutes no matter what caused it. There are plenty of ways to fix it and improve the water flow.  Below you can read about the

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How Long Do Boilers Last?

Boilers in the home serve us by providing heat. Their absence can disrupt the functioning of our homes and impede our comfort. However, buying new boilers is an expensive investment. At the same time, installing a boiler can be a laborious process. Due to this, people often ask: How long do boilers last? The motivation

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Preston’s £700m Tithebarn Scheme Abandoned

On Wednesday, the government approved the construction of England’s largest biomass power station, a £500 million plant in Teesport, near Middlesbrough. The 295-megawatt renewable energy plant will be one of the world’s largest biomass plants, capable of generating enough electricity to power 600,000 homes. Announced on Wednesday to coincide with the unveiling of the government’s

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Partnership Announced China’s Leading Institute Building Research

The launch of a new Joint Doctorate programme in the Built Environment marks the first phase of a significant new partnership between China’s leading institute for built environment research and the University of Salford. Manchester China Forum, a business-led initiative aimed at increasing Greater Manchester’s commercial connectivity with China, facilitated the new collaboration with China

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The Next Generation Of Construction Professionals From Ulster University

Ulster University is addressing the construction industry’s skills shortage by developing a new interactive game aimed at inspiring the next generation of industry leaders. Ulster University researchers created BelMCraft, a computer game based on the globally popular Minecraft platform that allows players to build and explore a virtual city. They claim that the game will

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Green Light For £500m Teesport Biomass Plant

Plans to build a £500m biomass power station at Teesport have been given the go ahead.The scheme proposed by MGT Power has been granted consent by the government under the Electricity Act. It will be one of the largest-ever biomass plants to be built in the world. With a capacity of 295MW, the Tees Renewable

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ISG Build Exhibition Centre Kings Dock Liverpool

Following a competitive bidding process, ISG was awarded the contract to build a £40 million exhibition and events facility on Liverpool’s waterfront. The BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena are located in the Kings Dock development, which will be part of ACC Liverpool. The 8,100sq m, three-hall Exhibition Centre Liverpool (ECL) will be built alongside

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Delivering Drainage Europe’s Tallest Building

The team in charge of installing the drainage pipework in London’s Shard skyscraper faced a number of supply and logistical challenges. When the main structure of the Shard was completed in July, it became Europe’s tallest building. The skyscraper, designed by Italian architect Reno Piano to look like a shard of glass, stands 1,016 feet

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University Experts Claim Missed Opportunity Improved Energy Efficiency

Birmingham City University experts have criticised the government’s plans to build thousands of new homes on brownfield sites. The new home would be exempt from the zero carbon homes standard and other taxes, according to experts, who call this a “short-sighted approach that misses a major opportunity to significantly reduce the carbon emissions of much-needed

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Man And Machine

Andy Matthews, production director of National Hickman’s Fibercill division, discusses the perilous relationship between man and machine and why safety standards are important. I have a strong personal reason for being concerned about manufacturing safety. In 1978, I began my career at National Hickman as a teenage apprentice on the shop floor, armed with a

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Developer Helps Build Careers Construction Students

A behind-the-scenes tour of Pentland Homes’ Scholars Village in Folkestone provided construction students with an insight into the workings of the industry. The Ashford College students, aged 16 to 18, learned about daily life on a construction site as well as the various career paths available in the construction industry. The event, held to commemorate

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