Monthly Archives: August 2016

  • What is the warm home discount and how do I get it?

    What a peculiar British summer we have had in 2016! From the unruly heat waves that spiked into the high 20’s and on some days stepping over 30 degrees Celsius. Whist also featuring contrasting outbreaks of sudden rain and even lightning lasting for days. I mean predicting the British weather has become so complex and unpredictable that keeping an eye out on the weather forecast soon becomes immensely tedious. More intriguingly the UK government has very recently opened applications for the Warm Home Discount Scheme. You may be thinking oh but winter is ages away, yet you know how quickly winter c ...
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  • Who invented electricity?

    Firstly electricity wan’t necessarily invented as it is a naturally occuring form of energy. By the same token there wasn’t just one pioneer of electricity either, since there were a handful of genius’ attempting to solve the complex puzzle at the same time.

    Unorthodoxly electricity was first discovered by the Greeks whom unintentionally observed that by rubbing fossilised tree resin with animal fur it unexpectedly made the resin attract the dried grass, this was indeed static electricity. A fascinating discovery during an archaeological dig in the 1930’s uncovered pots constructed with an inside copper lining. More interesting archeologists understand them to be ancient b ...
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  • How do I remove a radiator?

    It is the kind of task which can take just a few minutes to complete if your competent with what you are doing or £60 and quite possibly a day off work if you call in the pros. It might be that your currently decorating your home and can’t quite cover that last bit of wall surrounding your radiator. Or maybe your radiators are looking tired and are in dire need of a facelift, what ever the reason we have put together a straightforward guide to help you conquer the simple DIY task of removing a radiator.

    Equipment List:

    • Bucket, bowl or painting tray
    • Towel or cloth (you could use an old piece of clothing which is fit for the bin!) ...
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  • Why is Hinkley C encountering uncertainty

    The UK’s relationship with China, now the worlds second largest economy is thought to be at an ‘historic juncture’ owing to the Hinkley saga. The Prime Minister informed the French President last week the she required additional time prior to concluding her decision. There has been increasing controversy over questioning the involvement from Chinese companies involved in their 33.5% share of the deal. It has been highlighted that MI5 have been regularly participating in dialogue regarding Hinkley to whom have suggested concerns with China, voicing that China’s very own intelligent services “work agains UK interests both at home and abroad” While there has been sugge ...
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  • Do I need planning permission?

    Are you considering enhancing your property with a valuable extension? A common opening query many of us have is the classic ‘will I need planning permission?’ Below we have provided an extensive and easy to digest guide so that you can investigate whether you require planning permission for your project. If the property you plan to develop is a listed building then the process may become slightly more complex since their are provisions put in place to safeguard the original framework of the building.

    What is classified as an extension?

    When you typica ...
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