Alternative kitchen worktops

I’m helping a friend do up his kitchen. He wants an off-menu worktop. But away from the stalwarts of wood, stone and laminate: what other options should we consider? Steel yourself We considered stainless steel: “Commercial kitchens use it as it’s easy to clean,” says Andrew Hyett of APD Interiors. “But it does scratch and …

WHEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE YOUR BOILER?

The heartbeat of all gas- or oil-burning households, Energy UK reckon your boiler is responsible for about 60% of your energy bills. So it’s important to ensure your boiler is working as efficiently as possible, and to know the right time to replace it. Modern boilers are a lot more efficient than ones manufactured and …

Sash Windows In The Edwardian Era

The Victorian Era ended in 1901, ushering in the Edwardian Era in architecture. It was the dawn of the 20th century and people wanted to move out of highly-industrialised cities. This gave birth to the rise of homes outside the city, which people now know now as suburbs. Thanks to the rise of the new …

Why Should I Have a New Boiler Installed?

Many homes have boilers have been installed for years, although they may seem to be working ok and ticking on by, sometimes by having a new boiler installed, you could have access to a great range of benefits that your existing boiler simply can’t offer. With the weather being very unpredictable in our current climate, …

Should you buy a new boiler or hire one?

Boilers can be expensive. A new one can set you back around £2,000, according to the Energy Saving Trust, and the cost of installation can push the price even higher. So if you can’t afford to pay for one upfront, what about renting one out and paying a monthly fee instead? One company offers just …

How to mend a sash window

There are few things more frustrating than a window that won’t open, because whatever the reason for the problem – whether there’s a mechanical problem, or just jammed because the wood has swollen – fixing it yourself can be daunting. Even if the window has simply been painted shut it can be difficult to see …

What’s the difference between feeling down and depression?

Sometimes in life there can be events and experiences that can leave us feeling a bit down. These can include issues in a relationship, losing a loved one, trouble sleeping, stress at work, being bullied or suffering with a physical health condition. Sometimes you can just feel down without any obvious cause or reason. If …

How much does a roof repair cost?

Can my roof be repaired? Not all roofs will need completely replacing and it’s worth doing an annual check to repair damage early. You might need a repair if your home is experiencing leaks caused by a damaged or missing tiles that may have blown off in the wind. You can also replace soffits and …

Bereavement Counselling Preston

bereavement counselling preston

Losing someone special to us can leave us feeling life is a greater challenge and we may be filled with mixed feeling, which we find difficulty making sense of. Everyone’s experience of grief or loss is unique. It is normal to feel sad and angry when someone close to us passes away. Talking to a trained …