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3 likely explanations for a boiler losing pressure

3 likely explanations for a boiler losing pressure

If a building suffers from problems with its hot water, a boiler that's losing pressure is often at the source of the issue. Before you can properly start on fixing the issue, however, you’ve first got to determine what exactly is causing it. Luckily, most plumbing and heating issues with a boiler losing pressure can be traced to three main...

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How to drain a pressurised heating system

How to drain a pressurised heating system

Although Spring is gradually starting to set in, you probably don’t need us to tell you that it still gets quite chilly right now, which means you may find yourself doing work on central heating systems for a few weeks yet. And obviously, before you do any work on heating systems, you’ll first need to drain it. This might be...

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Quick fixes for noisy pipes and radiators

Quick fixes for noisy pipes and radiators

While the weather is slowly getting warmer, the chilly weather means that noisy pipes and radiators are still posing issues for many of us here in the UK, especially for plumbers and similar trade professionals. Some of these issues have quite complex causes, and may need extensive investigation. Happily though, many of them are easily diagnosed and often quite simple to...

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Common signs of frozen pipes (and key considerations when fixing them)

Common signs of frozen pipes (and key considerations when fixing them)

Frozen water pipes are a common problem during the colder months in the UK. It doesn’t necessarily always happen at the dead end of winter though. A particularly cold snap running through where you live can be enough to create havoc if you don’t take preventative steps to avoid piping problems. Here are a few common signs to look out...

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Wall and Ceiling Painting Tips by the Pros

Wall and Ceiling Painting Tips by the Pros

Painting walls and ceilings is one of those tasks that seems deceptively simple, but it can be all too easy to get wrong! Luckily, our experts here at R&J Builders Hardware are on hand with some advice. If you want a flawless finish, you’ll want to consider our tips below… Preparation Sure, you can slap some paint on and hope...

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The Most Popular Garage Renovation Ideas in the UK

The Most Popular Garage Renovation Ideas in the UK

If you have a parking spot outside your home, you’re probably wondering whether it’s a good idea to convert your garage. For many people, it can be a great way to add some additional space to your home, and it’s a lot cheaper than converting a loft or adding an extension. In this article, we’ll take a look at some...

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Vital considerations for insulating period properties

Vital considerations for insulating period properties

The task of insulating a building can be a challenging one at the best of times, but insulating period properties are notoriously even trickier. They’re highly demanding and delicate environments, so whether you’re installing floor or roof insulation, there are a lot of factors you’ll first have to take into account. Below, we’ve outlined some of the most important! Planning...

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5 key questions to ask before insulating lofts and roofs

5 key questions to ask before insulating lofts and roofs

Installing any kind of loft and roof insulation is no small task, which means it requires a lot of planning to be sure of successfully getting the job done. As part of that planning process, there are a few key questions you need to ask yourself before you even think about starting work. You may well come up with your...

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Here's why scrim tape is such an essential plastering tool

Here's why scrim tape is such an essential plastering tool

Scrim tape is one of those plastering tools that the best in the business would never be without. In theory, it’s technically possible to complete a plastering job without it, but doing so can have severe effects on the quality and durability of the finish. Cracks can often eventually appear in plaster which has been installed without the use of...

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How to install carpet protectors for maximum protection

How to install carpet protectors for maximum protection

Here at R&J Builders Hardware, we supply to a huge number of professional and commercial customers, many of whom are often looking for builders supplies to carry out contract jobs. Mistakes can be costly in these sorts of jobs, potentially adding days or even weeks onto your schedule. Floor and carpet protection is a prime example of something you don’t...

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