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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

England’s biggest biomass power station, a £500m plant at Teesport, near Middlesbrough, was given the go-ahead on Wednesday. The 295-megawatt capacity renewable energy plant, capable of generating enough electricity to meet the needs of 600,000 homes, will be one of the world’s biggest biomass plants. Announced on Wednesday to coincide with the unveiling of the

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Partnership Announced China’s Leading Institute Building Research

The first phase of a significant new partnership between China’s leading institute for built environment research and the University of Salford has been announced with the launch of a new Joint Doctorate programme in the Built Environment. The new collaboration with China Academy of Building Research (CABR) has been facilitated by Manchester China Forum, a

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The Next Generation Of Construction Professionals From Ulster University

Ulster University is helping to address the construction industry’s skills shortage with the development of a new interactive game that aims to inspire the next generation of industry leaders. Researchers from Ulster University have developed BelMCraft, a computer game based on the globally successful Minecraft platform, which allows players to create and explore a virtual

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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 tender, ISG has won the contract to deliver a £40m exhibition and events facility on Liverpool’s waterfront. The development at Kings Dock, which will form part of ACC Liverpool, is home to the BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena. The 8,100sq m, three-hall Exhibition Centre Liverpool (ECL) will be delivered alongside an

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Delivering Drainage Europe’s Tallest Building

Installing the drainage pipework in London’s Shard skyscraper provided a number of supply and logistical challenges for the team responsible. The Shard became Europe’s tallest building when the main structure was completed in July. The skyscraper, designed by Italian architect Reno Piano to replicate a shard of glass, stands at 1,016 feet high and has

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University Experts Claim Missed Opportunity Improved Energy Efficiency

Experts from Birmingham City University have criticised the Government’s proposals to build thousands of new homes on brownfield sites. The new home would be exempt from the zero carbon homes standard and other taxes, with experts claiming this is ‘a short-sighted approach that misses a major opportunity to reduce significantly the carbon emissions of much-needed

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Man And Machine

Andy Matthews, production director of the Fibercill division at National Hickman discusses the dangerous relationship between man and machine and why safety standards matter I have a strong personal reason for caring a great deal about safety in manufacturing. When I started my career at National Hickman, as a teenage apprentice on the shop floor

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Developer Helps Build Careers Construction Students

Construction students were given an insight into the workings of the industry during a behind-the-scenes tour at Pentland Homes’ Scholars Village in Folkestone. The 16 to 18-year-olds from Ashford College learned about daily life on a building site and the varied career paths into the construction industry. The event, which was held to celebrate National

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First £1million Contract Service Connections

A North East utility infrastructure business has secured its first £1million contract. The work, on a major mixed use town centre regeneration project for Yorkshire based Dransfield Properties, comes at a time in which Services Connections Ltd. is experiencing unprecedented growth. It will see the Northumberland based company project manage and deliver the gas, water,

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More Women Join Construction Industry Last 12 Months

A new poll conducted by a leading business insurance website has discovered that over three quarters of employers within the construction sector have witnessed an increase in the number of women working in traditionally male jobs within the past twelve months. Furthermore, ‘earning potential’ and ‘apprenticeship opportunities’ emerged as the most popular reasons why the

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