Choosing the right insulation for your property is essential, whether it’s a new build, a self build or a property you’re renovating, the efficiency of your property should be one of your primary concerns. Choosing the right insulation is not only good for the environment it can save you lots of money on your heating bills. All new homes must meet a certain criteria when it comes to thermal performance, something you need to be aware of when building a new build. Continue reading
Underfloor heating can be a great advantage to your home, and it boasts many different advantages. This type of heating is extremely popular across Northern Europe and in recent times it has become popular here in the UK. In this article we take a look at why you should get an underfloor heater. Continue reading
Your boiler has probably not had much use over the summer, but as the weather cools down your heating will be turned on more, and the demands on your boiler will increase. This is often the time of year when homeowners realise that their boiler isn’t working efficiently and look at replacing it. Continue reading
Winter is coming, and it is vital to make sure that the guttering and the roof it is attached to will provide an effective barrier between you and all the rainy storms that the chilly seasons can dish up. Now is a really good time to look at your gutters, before the cold really sets in and a problem could be a lot more difficult to remedy. Plus, it is good for peace of mind to know that you will be snug and dry all winter because your gutters have been inspected and are in good order. Continue reading
The weather is starting to get colder, so now is the perfect time to prepare your home for the upcoming winter. No-one wants to have to deal with a burst frozen pipe or an icy draught when the weather is freezing, but thankfully you can avoid this by doing a few things to your home to prepare it for the cold weather. Continue reading
Modern living can be a noisy business, whether it’s mobile ringtones, loud traffic or other people’s choice of music assaulting our ears. We all want to reduce noise pollution, especially in our homes.
Salamander Pumps recognise that noisy pumps are a big ‘no no’ for householders, and that when installers and consumers are choosing a pump, noise is very much a deciding factor. So they have invested a lot of time into reducing noise in their range of shower and whole house pumps.
As a company compulsive about providing what customers want, Salamander recently had all their pumps independently tested against competitor's products by the UK’s leading acoustic test and calibration specialist, the University of Salford, so you don’t just have to take their word for it.
The good news is that they came out really well, with the majority of the Salamander Pumps range sitting somewhere between the sound of gentle rainfall and a quiet kettle on the boil.
Salamander’s RP50PT, CT Force 15PT and CT 50 Xtra pumps are all rated some of the quietest in the 1.5bar class; and the RP75PT and the CT 75 Xtra are rated some of the quietest in the 2bar class.
The Salamander CT Force brass range holds noise ratings from as low as 42dBA, which combined with a robust brass impeller and a five-year warranty make it a very attractive shower pump choice. The CTForce30PT and CT Force 20PT are also rated quieter than the biggest selling brass twin ended shower pumps on the UK market.
In fact, Salamander Pumps slashed our pump noise levels by 15% in the last five years – that’s quite an achievement.
As a result of this hard work we are pleased to confirm that CT Xtra, CT Force, the new Right Pump Range and HomeBoost the mains water pump have all achieved the Quiet Mark award, making them some of the quietest pumps in their class.
We can’t promise you that shower pumps will be silent, but we can say is that Salamander Pumps are some of the quietest on the market. And that’s a fact.
Being a property developer is an interesting business which can earn you a good income, covering both building projects and renovations. Obviously there are certain things you must do in order to make the maximum profit, such as finding the right location. This does not necessarily mean looking to invest in the best postcodes or in the centre of town. Here you'll pay a premium for the properties without necessarily maximising profits. Being near schools, public transport and open spaces are all essential when selling a property. Knowing the area can help as you may be able to spot the next up-and-coming district, so you can buy low and sell for a handsome profit. Search online to see what the average price for properties is in that area. Also cost in any additional expenses such as stamp duty, solicitors, search fees and renovations. Then you can work out your expected profit margin. Continue reading
When you’re planning a new kitchen, you need it to be functional and practical and to make the best possible use of the space available. You’ll need to think carefully about your lifestyle and whether you need state-of-the-art innovation or heart-of-the-home cosiness. Do you want to create a space for entertaining or for the family to relax and kick back in? Will you have a utility room or do you need space for cleaning as well as cooking? Continue reading