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Inaugural National Radiator Day Highlights How the South East is Missing a Trick When it Comes to Home Heating

Watford Observer: National Radiator Day, takes place on 1 October 2012

Despite being overworked, underappreciated and overlooked, the humble radiator is responsible for heating 3,369,000 homes throughout the South East of England. After years of being left in the cold, the radiator now has its chance to glow following the launch of National Radiator Day, which takes place on 1 October 2012.

Improve your home, save money and carbon by simply installing insulation

Watford Observer: Improve your home, save money and carbon by simply installing insulation

9:34am Wednesday 12th September 2012

Following the recent news that five million households in the UK face increases in their fuel bills of up to £100 per year, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to take advantage of the current subsidies and grants available towards the cost of insulation before the current Carbon Emissions Reduction Target scheme ends this December…in a majority of cases it can even be FREE!

Showers Explained – By Ben Guest

With a large number of options available on the market there is a showering solution for every situation. Below is a brief outline of the options available to you when you are looking to install a new shower.

Don’t wait for winter: insulate now!

Watford Observer: Don’t wait for winter: insulate now!

Improving a home’s energy efficiency with insulation will save money and carbon and now is the time to address this. Householders should take advantage of the current subsidies and grants available towards the cost of insulation before the current Carbon Emissions Reduction Target scheme ends this December.

Make a clean start this spring

Watford Observer: Make a clean start this spring

SPRING is here and it’s time to do that annual spruce indoors and out. Here are some tips to make carrying out those dull chores easier.

Power flushing

Following on from last months look at water treatment I throught it would be useful to have a more in-depth look at power flushing of heating systems.

Walk on Wood

Watford Observer: PMD 10 multi-detector, £79.99, Bosch.

Wooden floors are practical, look fantastic and help to sell homes because they have universal appeal.

Sofa so Good

Watford Observer: Concorde corner group with chaise, in leather which comes in a variety of colours, currently available online at £999, reduced from £1,499, Harveys Furniture Store.

Are you sitting comfortably? After a busy Easter holiday, it's common for households to send out a living room SOS.

Scores on the Door

Watford Observer: Scores on the Door

Your home's front door makes a statement, but is it the right one?

Quick-Fix Your Kitchen

Watford Observer: couple painting their kitchen.

It's often said that the kitchen is the room most likely to persuade you to buy a property - or the room most likely to put you off, depending on what it's like, so it goes without saying that if you're considering putting your home on the market, it pays to make sure the kitchen is up to scratch.

Life in Monochrome

Watford Observer: Luxe buttoned headboard double, £2,000; Heathfield & Co Elgin table lamp, £186; Eichholtz Barcelona ottoman, £1,110; Eichholtz Criss Cross side table, £636; Occa Home Luxe bespoke textured stripe large cushion, £237; square Jack valet tray, medium,

Razzle-dazzle colour may be having its day in interiors, but do you really want to wear sunglasses to avoid the glare whenever you enter your home?

Cheap chic

Watford Observer: Flea Market Chic by Liz Bauwens and Alexandra Campbell is published by Cico Books, priced £19.99. Available now. Readers can buy a copy for £17.99 (inc p&p) by calling 01256 302 699 and quoting: GLR7EX.

We all want our homes to look wonderful but tight budgets can put costly furnishings and luxury homeware out of reach.




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