There are three main types of boilers for residential properties in the UK: combi boilers, system boilers and conventional boilers. Which one is best will depend on your needs and what is important to you. There are also a number of alternatives coming onto the market in the UK like air source heat pumps and other, often eco-friendlier ways in which to heat your home and water.
A Party Wall Agreement is an agreement between a property or homeowner and their adjoining neighbours, regarding any building work that may affect shared walls, outbuildings or boundaries. A Party Wall Agreement will be of relevance to terraced and semi-detached properties, who will naturally have another property or other properties with whom they will share a wall.
Everyone wants to make their home a little bit more eco-friendly, but it can be overwhelming knowing where to start. There are various government grants and schemes to help get more homes moving towards a carbon neutral position. However, whether you go for the government’s Green Homes Grant or perhaps simply retrofit cavity wall insulation, understanding where and from what your property can benefit the most is crucial.
More people than ever are interested in insulating their homes in the UK to cut down on heating bills and to reduce our carbon footprint. Insulating your home is a choice that will positively affect you year-on-year.
Air tightness is an important element of building regulations in the UK. Testing air tightness in new properties, as per Part L of UK Building Regulations can make a big difference to the energy efficiency of properties as well as how comfortable and well-heated they are for occupants. Better standards of air tightness will mean that there is less air leakage occurring, which in turn will make for a more robust building envelope and better heat retention and energy efficiency.