Unblocking a drain

How to unblock a drain

Blocked drains in your kitchen are no fun - but thankfully they're not too difficult to deal with. Read our guide on how to unblock a drain and save yourself from a watery disaster.


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Energy efficiency
Daylight through a window

Daylighting requirements

The number of windows in your home and where you put them is restricted by rules designed to ensure a minimum amount of daylight in each part of a home. Find out how this is likely to affect your design.


Miniature circuit breakers (MCBs)

Circuit breakers are devices that help prevent damage by cutting power to a circuit if it becomes overloaded or short circuits. Circuit breakers are typically found in switch boxes.

Climate control
How to cool different sized areas

How to cool different sized areas

The size of the area you're cooling will have a dramatic effect on how you're able to cool it. Likewise, the way a room is cooled also depends on how it's shaped.