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Making Improvements To Your Home



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If you are looking for ways to enhance your home, you have a lot of options to consider. We’re going to talk you through them below to give you a helping hand.


Get a new boiler

There are so many boiler ranges and models out there. Generally, there are two main types of boilers: combi and conventional. So, let's take a more detailed look...


Combi boilers are the most common choice when it comes to boiler installation. There are a number of practical reasons behind why this is the case. While older, conventional boilers require a lot of space – perhaps even their own full-sized cupboard – combi boilers can fit into small kitchen cupboards quite easily. This makes them valued by those with properties that are limited in space. Combi boilers also offer hot water on-demand and high water pressure because it uses water that is fed directly from the mains supply.


Conventional boilers, however, will see water pressure and the quality of hot water decline if the water is being used in more than one location. Combi boilers are also far more eco-efficient. This is not only important in terms of environmental impact, but it also means that there are more savings for the consumer. Because today's boilers having such high energy efficiency, it means that less gas is being used in heating your home and water. And, when less gas is being used, your energy bills start to reduce. So, for these reasons, a combi could be the way to go if you're looking to get a boiler installer in to fit a new boiler.


Invest in a new roof

Another way to boost the value of your home and keep the heat in is to invest in a new roof. You can click here for more information from reputable roofing experts.


The roof is part of the home we often tend to forget about, as we don’t spend much time up there, do we? However, if your roof is inefficient, it will have a detrimental impact on the rest of your property, which is why you need to be careful about leaving your roof with the right level of TLC.


Always put safety first with any home improvement


We’re going to end with some vital safety considerations for any home improvement:


Regulations – Let’s start with the most important part of them all – workplace regulations. There are numerous working at height laws in place, and you need to adhere to them under all circumstances. Failure to do so could not only result in a severe accident but huge fines.

The safe area – If a user falls, what will they come into contact with? Users can move horizontally when they are restrained and fall, which means they can come into contact with fixed objects. This needs to be considered when determining what solution to opt for.

Safe height – Although it can sound counter-intuitive, in order for fall restraints to be deployed properly and safely, there often need a minimum distance. Take lanyards are a prime example – they have some slack in them. A user may also fall some distance before being restrained when wearing a shock absorber, as there needs to be some allowance for its expansion.

•Approved suppliers – Last but not least, do not take any risks when it comes to where you source your work from. Only work with the best.

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