Maintenance of bathroom fittings

Keeping your fittings clean and gleaming will really make them stand out, and if you’ve put any amount of time into your bathroom design, they will be one of the key features that people will notice. Most fittings can be maintained very easily; a quick wipe down with some detergent and warm soapy water will usually do the trick (though cleaning the drain is another matter altogether). If done regularly, your fittings will remain eye-catching for years to come and will require less heavy-duty maintenance.

Traps, drains and wastes

How to clean and maintain taps and wastes

There's nothing worse than a leaky tap - except perhaps a dirty and leaking tap. Find out how to clean and maintain your fittings.

Mould and rust on taps

How to deal with mould and rust

Cleaning mould is not simply a matter of wiping it off and assuming the job's finished. Find out how to effectively clean rust stains and get rid of mould for good in your bathroom.

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Ovens and cooktops

How to choose an oven or stove

Gas or electric - or both? Conventional electric or induction? Self-cleaning? How much space can you spare? Find out what kinds of things you need to consider when you buy an oven or stove for your kitchen.

How to choose a heater

How to choose a heater

Different heaters suit different purposes - and vary widely in terms of cost, efficiency and effectiveness. Make sure you choose the right types for your home.


Window orientation and placement

Orientation and placement of your windows is just as important as the frame and glass that you choose. When deciding where to place your windows it’s beneficial to consider...