How to maintain your hot water system

Proper routine hot water system maintenance isn't difficult if you know what you're doing - and it can double or triple the life of your hot water system. Find out what you can do to keep your hot water going.

Hot water maintenance

Hot water maintenance

A bit of routine maintenance and care can easily double or triple the lifespan of your hot water system. Find out how.

Gas hot water system

When to turn your hot water on and off

Running your hot water system can be expensive, especially when you're not there - but turning it off can be dangerous. Find out when you should turn your hot water off.

Solar collectors

How to clean hot water solar panels

Solar panels are relatively expensive, and because they're on your roof they're constantly exposed to the elements. Find out how to safely clean your solar panels.

Hot water emergencies

6 hot water emergencies - and how to deal with them

No hot water? Hot water tank leaking? Don't panic! Depending on what's wrong, there are a few basic steps you can follow to assess and control the situation.


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Minimalist kitchens

As the name suggests, minimalist kitchens employ flat, straight surfaces, muted colours and ultra-modern appliances and fittings. Minimalist kitchens look striking, but may not be practical for every home.

Window performance considerations

Performance considerations for windows

Good window design is just as important as the type of window you choose. Poorly planned windows can negatively impact a home with increased energy costs, less personal comfort and reduced security.

Door regulations

Door regulations

In most cases you'll have plenty of freedom to choose and arrange doors - but in some circumstances - particularly if your house is also a business or a rental property - regulations do apply.