Economical Heating Systems

Better to be warm but undecorated and unfurnished, than look fantastic and feel cold. Central heating is expensive, disruptive and complex to install, but it is a good investment and an excellent solution to heating problems. There are many different heating systems to choose from. Basically, the categories are: a fire with or without back … Read more

Types of Fuel For Home Heating

Consider the following points when making your choice of a central heating system: (i) What can be afforded for the initial installation and, even more important, for subsequent running costs? (ii) What are your heating requirements, full, background, partial or selective? This will be controlled by the size of the house, your living habits, size … Read more

Self Build Structural factors

Not all building materials are able to resist compressive and tensional forces equally. Brickwork, concrete and masonry are very strong under compression but have little ability to resist tensional stress. This means that they are very useful at supporting dead loads, provided the line of action of the force does not pass outside the column … Read more

Different Types Of Heating Systems Explained

Full central heating involves heating the whole of the house to a required temperature and maintaining that temperature irrespective of how cold it is outside the house. Since the boiler or central heating unit and the distribution equipment must have sufficient capacity to meet extreme outdoor conditions, the running costs of full central heating are … Read more

DIY Dangers – Hazards for the do-it-yourselfer

Accidents occur frequently during do-it-yourself or leisure activities, when attention is concentrated on the job, and sensible precautions often forgotten. Over-reaching to do just that little bit more, finding out it is too much, can cause home accidents. Painting and decorating Check that the ladder is in good order, that rungs are not weak or … Read more