People working in trades such as plumbers, construction workers and electricians are the healthiest workers in the UK according to research.
IronmongeryDirect found these interesting results from their survey of 2,014 UK adults. The survey results show that tradespeople are active for up to 7 hours/day and burn more calories than other types of workers. Personal trainers that work in the health and fitness sector are the second healthiest, being active for up to 5 hours/day..
Published Monday 20th January 2020
Information security is a growing concern. Remote access to property data through smart devices can improve energy efficiency. Smart meters now play a crucial part in many commercial properties and households.
Being aware of security and privacy of sensitive data and how to protect from cyber threats is now more critical than ever. Most people understand and recognise the potential cybersecurity risks smart meters present, but not everyone can detect and respond to cybersecurity incidents when they occur.
Published Sunday 10th November 2019
Modern gas fires are gaining in popularity over their electric equivalents. Many homeowners are now reverting to the traditional hearth and looking for installers.
However, only about half of Gas Safe Register installers are certified to work on gas fires.
Published Wednesday 19th June 2019
Landlords could be putting lives at risk because they are not following correct safety standards.
GasTag warns that ‘accidental landlords’ are renting out their property, not because they have bought a property intending to let, but because they want to move and cannot sell.
Published Sunday 10th February 2019
Are you suffering by taking showers under tedious trickily water? Well suffer no more! Below we have put together a list of reasons that this might be happening and some simple information to improve your understanding!
Published Friday 1st July 2016
The name "Plumber" originates from the latin word, Plumberium, which means "worker of lead". Lead has been used for a long time because of his resistance to corrosion. If your property was built before 1970 and have never had any pipe work replaced, you may have lead pipes throughout your property. These could be pipes used for your heating system or plumbing within the property; they are a dull grey colour.
Published Thursday 14th January 2016
Now the sumer nights are slowly dissapearing ad a chill is in the air maybe now is the time to check your heating is working. We are all very busy these days but your heating still needs to be checked regularly.
Published Monday 12th October 2015
If you live in a flat or apartment flues are often hidden behind walls or ceilings and these cannot be inspected without flue void.
Published Monday 17th August 2015
Are you aware of asbestos? The dangers of working with Asbestos and the possible affects to your health? If the answer to these questions is no, then please read on. The Information below could make you more aware.
Published Wednesday 8th July 2015
Some of our Watford plumbers have recently shown some enviable interest in the environmental debate, which is making headlines everywhere these days. The discussion about global warming and whether it is solely a result of human activity is open for debate and has attracted acres of press coverage. However, a group of fathers and their children in Watford have taken part recently in a an attempt to set a new world record.
Published Sunday 6th December 2009
A typical plumber in London has seen all types of residential customers. From the very poor who count every penny to the very rich who want the best available kit (and price is no object). From customers that are nice and friendly, who make your day more manageable to customers that feel like they a point to prove, and the plumber is their target for the day.
Published Tuesday 1st December 2009
With the winter upon us, demand for London plumbers and heating engineers is naturally on the increase. It is inevitable in many ways because of a combination of factors which include rapidly dropping temperature (especially at night), re-starting of boilers and central heating systems that were virtually dormant for the summer and (mild) autumn.
Published Saturday 28th November 2009
Lehman Brothers, the world's fourth largest investment bank has gone bust, Bradford and Bingley was effectively nationalised (not to mention Northern Rock which started it all), Fortis Bank of Belgium was nationalised and the list is far from finished. When the City is in trouble the rest of the economy is likely to follow. It is worrying and we feel the anxiety in every part of our lives.
Published Saturday 4th October 2008
Curiosity and willingness to make changes - are not necessarily the first things the spring to mind when you think about plumbing and heating. Boilers have made major leaps over the decades, but underneath they still burn fossil fuel to generate heat, normally via an intermediary agent water.
Published Monday 1st September 2008