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Maintenance

How to fix a squeaky door

Squeaky doors are annoying - although thanfully, fixing them is normally very easy to do. Find out how to fix door squeaks, what sort of oil to use, and how to deal with the causes of squeaky doors.

Door maintenance

Door maintenance

Doors generally aren't all that complicated - and fixing them isn't that hard. A little attention when and where it's needed will usually keep them in good working order.

How to clean a lock

Stubborn lock? Key getting stuck in the keyhole? Locks can get dirty or rusted, especially if they're not used for some time. Find out how to clean and fix a dirty lock.

Why won't my door close?

There are several things that can cause this problem, and accordingly, several ways to deal with it. Find out how to fix a door that either won't open, or is hard to close.

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Insulation

Door insulation

Not all doors are created equal - some will allow lots heat in or out of your home through the body of the door, and allow air to pass around the edges. Find out what makes for a well-insulated door.

Hot water
Electric hot water tank

Electric hot water systems

Electric systems are inefficient and relatively expensive to run. For this reason they are generally only favoured these days where no alternative is possible.

Floors

Living and dining room floors

Your choice of floor covering for the living room will depend on a number of considerations, but perhaps the most important aspect is comfort.

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