Renting out properties brings a whole heap of responsibilities and legislations that landlords should be aware of. Failure to ensure the legislation is adhered to and plumbing responsibilities towards tenants fulfilled can hit you, as the landlord, both financially and in terms of reputation. More importantly, failure to ensure that your properties are safe to […]

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The Derby is of course one of the blue riband horse races of the flat season; an event that attracts huge crowds and millions more television viewers. But during this election season, we remember the Derby for a very different reason. It was at the 1913 Derby that the suffragette, Emily Davison, threw herself in […]

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Epsom and its surrounding areas are all synonymous with the springs and waterways that produce the famed Epsom salts. With water flowing from the North Downs, over the centuries man has made his home along the spring lines that are created at the foot of the hills. Ewell is one such place. Its name is […]

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Visits to the dentist, the yearly flu jab, a hair cut every two months, there are some things that just happen because you have developed a regular habit of doing those things at a certain time. But there are other things that are fundamental to our health and, indeed our lives, that we just seem […]

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February is a wet, and often very cold, time of the year. It is also a month when the last thing you want is problems with your plumbing. When it is minus eight outside, the very last thing you want is frozen pipes, a faulty boiler or non-functioning radiators. Here are a few steps you […]

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Buying a new boiler or repairing an old one can be a prohibitively expensive purchase, but it is an expenditure that has to be made when the old system just can’t take any more. A costly purchase With new boilers costing thousands of pounds, the only way most of us can afford to pay for […]

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Carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent killer. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can strike you and your family quickly and with tragic consequences. The hidden dangers An old or faulty gas appliance can produce the highly poisonous gas and exposure to even small amounts of carbon monoxide can lead […]

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With more and more people now deciding to do home improvements rather than move house, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) courses are on the rise. Whether it is how to wallpaper a room or how to lay a floor, there are courses for just about everything. While courses that teach the skills needed for renovation are really useful, […]

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Doug the cartoon Gas Safety registered engineer is hitting the road for Gas Safety Week. Along with the big yellow heroes phone box, local registered gas engineers and the Fire and Rescue Services, the Gas Safety Week roadshow is visiting some of England’s gas hot spots. Whites Heating and Plumbing are keen supporters of Gas Safety Week, […]

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Plumbers have been important to our infrastructure since Roman and Greek times, and it is one of those trades that will always be in demand. But many who trained as plumbers were sadly lost to the profession as fame, fortune, films or football dragged them away. Here are five famous people who began their working lives […]

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