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London Trades People Vs DIY

Are you thinking about some home improvements such as shutters or perhaps installing the latest heating technology? You will then need to decide whether to use a professional company such as London Shutters or London Plumbing and Heating or are you thinking about DIY projects to improve your home? Read More on the pros and cons of these options and make an informed decision.

Shutters Improve your Home

Shutters are a great home improvement idea that will increase the value of your home and improve its overall appearance. There are countless colours and designs that can instantly freshen up the look of your home. As shutters have been around since the Greek times it is still considered a valuable addition to any home. London big offer services that will manufacture and install your customised shutters.

Benefits of installing shutters in your home:

-Versatility – Shutters can be positioned to let light stream through home while providing the desired privacy of curtains.

-Stylish – Shutters are simply stylish and with all the designs and colours available you can be sure to find something to compliment your home.

-Insulations – Indoor shutters have proved to insulate a room in cold and warm weather.

-Practical – Some shutters might be more difficult to clean but large windows often require massive curtains. These large curtains can prove to be a tough job to take off, wash, iron and re-hang. In these situations shutters are often easier to clean.

-Security – Specifically designed safety shutters can be an additional safety feature to your home.

Plumbing and Heating to Improve your Home

Plumbing and heating undertakings can be quite a task and its best to seriously consider professional tradesmen to handle these home improvements. Were you Thinking about DIY?? Read more to learn which plumbing tasks you should be able to master with ease.

Fitting a new faucet

Fitting a new faucet is fairly easy and you should not require the skills of a professional. Simply go to your nearest hardware store and choose a new faucet you would like to fit. This procedure should not cost you a lot of time or money for that matter. Replacing your old faucets should be a breeze. Most faucets are easy to remove and replace but if you are having some trouble a quick search on the internet should do the trick. One of the only technicalities to consider would to be to ensure that the holes in the sink line up with your new faucets or else you might have to drill new ones.

DIY Toilet Hardware

Finding replacement parts for toilet hardware is fairly easy and should not require the services of a professional plumber. Once again, you should find all replacement parts at your nearest hardware store. And then it is a simple process of removing and replacing the required parts of your toilet hardware.

Washing Machine Hose Replacement

This is a project that you should undertake at least once every five years. It does not require the professional services of a plumber. However if not seen to it can cause substantial damage. A burst washing machine hose can cause quite a bit of damage as it can pump around 500 gallons of water per hour. Purchase a new hose for your make and model washing machine. Then unplug your washing machine and don’t forget to switch off the water supply. You will then have to disconnect the existing hose from the valves and then attach the new hose to the valves and back onto the washing machine. By ensuring your water hose on your washing machine is in good working order you can save loads of money and time should it spring a leak at 500 gallons of water per hour!

Projects you should leave to the professionals no matter what:


-Installed sprinkler systems

-Shutting off large water supplies

-Internal plumbing repairs

-Sump pump repairs, installations and replacements

There are many projects that you can undertake if you are thinking of DIY but you need to be very careful about everything first. However there are some projects that are better left to the professionals such as London Shutters for all customised shutter services. Or London professional plumbing and heating companies. Read more on projects that you wish to complete yourself to make sure you have a good understanding of what you are required to do. Plumbing, heating and shutter services can improve your home and increases the value of your home. But its best to make sure the job is done right the first time to avoid unnecessary expenses in the future.


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