…and how the German firm Vaillant shaped the way we heat our homes. Image Source: Vaillant Historically for the poor, and ordinary working people, in the UK heating in the home was at best basic and at worst almost non-existent until the start of the 20th Century. It wasn’t until the 17th Century that the … Read moreHeating through the ages
When you rent out your property to tenants as a landlord you have a responsibility to ensure that any gas appliances supplied as part of the tenancy are safe for them to use. Under Health and Safety Executive regulations, The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, landlords must make sure gas appliances, and also … Read moreWhat responsibilities do Landlords have for the safety of their tenants?
There is less formal regulation on the use of oil fired heating systems than there is for gas supplied ones, but that does not mean there is none. There is less formal regulation on the use of oil fired heating systems than there is for gas supplied ones, but that does not mean there is … Read moreHow to make sure your oil storage is safe and secure
There is no denying that there are challenges to running a small business in a rural location that urban-based businesses generally do not have to deal with. Approximately 17% of England’s population, or 9.5 million people, live in rural areas and many others dream of doing so. Among them are many actual or potential small … Read moreThe satisfactions – and challenges – of a small rural business