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Brighton plumber, h2flow, will be posting our lastest news, plumbing advice and some examples of our plumbing and heating installations across Sussex. To keep updated please follow us on our business pages on facebook and twitter.

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Worcester Bosch boilers

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Worcester Bosch boilers

As a Brighton boiler installer, customers usually ask me which boilers I prefer to install. At h2flow we have experience with all makes and models of boilers from the different manufacturers. But if the customer asks for my advice, my preferred manufacturer is Worcester Bosch. Reasons for Choosing Worcester Bosch The reasons I choose Worcester Bosch boilers are as follows: Worcester Bosch use high quality components from trusted manufacturers They give a 5-year warranty as standard. Plus in my experience Worcester Bosch don’t nit-pick over...

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Warminghurst, West Sussex

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Warminghurst, West Sussex

We’ve just completed a very interesting job from a mechanical installation point a view. The job, sub contracted through a local builder, involved converting an old barn into a beautiful house with incredible views over the South Downs. The specification was to fit the boiler, cylinder, tank, pump and valves in the utility room which is inside the smaller of the 2 buildings about 10 metres away from the main building. To take the heat from the boiler and hot water into the main building involved laying some huge, pre lagged Uponor pipework....

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A plumber’s own bathroom

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Click here to view all the images. When looking at jobs I sometimes get asked ‘what would you do if it was your bathroom?’. I recently completed a refurbishment of my own bathroom so I guess this would be a good opportunity to show how I would do it! It may not be to everyone’s taste but the key here was to create a relaxing but durable bathroom that would still look fresh in years to come. Overcoming the problem of keeping it looking good as years go by is difficult due to the fact that this is a ‘wet room’ but through the choice of the...

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How To Make A Small Bathroom Look Bigger

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How To Make A Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Many apartments have small bathrooms, but lots of options also exist to make them appear larger and less cramped; for example, clever visual tricks and proper arrangement of your bathroom. These options depend on individual preferences, and with proper designing of a new bathroom, you are bound to make it feel cosy and intimate. The following tips will come in handy when deciding how to make a small bathroom look bigger: Colour Trick Use a pale, soft colour scheme to give an illusion of a large space. Apply the colour throughout the room,...

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5 Ways To Improve Your EPC Rating

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5 Ways To Improve Your EPC Rating

An EPC rating refers to a building’s energy efficiency as introduced in the UK in 2007. The rating runs from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient). In Britain, there are some of the coldest and oldest houses in Europe, and the cost implications from the buildings’ heat loss lead to rising fuel poverty. However, there are ways to improve your EPC rating as described below. Replace An Old Boiler Your EPC rating is based on the energy cost supplying the heating system. Since heating represents 55% of energy cost, the EPC rating and improvements...

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What is the weather like in Brighton?

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What is the weather like in Brighton?

Situated on the South Coast, the weather in Brighton is mild compared with much of the UK. That’s why it is consistently one of the UK’s top seaside holiday destinations. People visit for to see the Palace Pier, the i360 observation tower, and the beautiful Brighton Pavilion. Average weather in Brighton Even in the middle of winter, the average maximum temperature is 8°C. You’ll definitely want to have the central heating turned on, but you can still enjoy a walk along the beach when the sun’s out. During the night,...

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How does central heating work?

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How does central heating work?

In simple terms a heat source will distribute heat around a building using a network of pipes connected to heat emitters. In the UK most homes use a gas boiler connected to a series of radiators distributed throughout the house to create an even temperature in the building. The boiler will burn the gas which in turn heats water inside a heat exchanger inside a boiler. The pump (sometimes inside the boiler sometimes outside the boiler depending on the type of boiler) will then push this heated water through a ‘flow’ pipe to the...

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How a tile a bathroom

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How a tile a bathroom

Beginning the tiling process can be confusing, especially when it comes to where to start. But today we are going to give you a few guidelines on how to get started and actually finish this job. Authenticity First of all, you need to ensure you have purchased your choice of authentic bathroom tiles. These could either be for the floor or for the walls, but they have to be made to suit the bathroom. Size Depending on the size of your bathroom, you could choose either small or big tiles. Interior designers usually recommend small tiles for...

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How to unblock a bathroom sink

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How to unblock a bathroom sink

We have all experienced at some time a blocked or slow draining bathroom sink. The first reaction may be to run out and buy an easy to use but corrosive drain cleaning product. But hold on, there are more natural ways to solve the problem of a clogged drain. If you find that the clog is stubborn and after several attempts you are not successful, call a licensed plumber. Below you will find suggestions to remove clogs using natural products; many found in your kitchen cupboard. The First and Fast Tip One suggestion is to use baking soda, white...

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Another big one finished…

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Just finished a big job consisting of 2 bathrooms in the same property at the same time. I allowed 3 weeks from start to completion and was pleased that we finished the job completely within that time. Obviously the customer was happy too as even when you do your best having both your bathrooms ripped out and replaced does impact on your living standard somewhat. I am over the moon with the results and both look great though I am quite partial to the man’s shower room (it was a ‘his’ and ‘her’s’ job)....

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