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What Knot the must have innovative new ladder safety device

Every year, nearly 50,000 people fall from ladders and end up at A&E. On average, 45* of these people are among the 6,000 who die every year from avoidable injuries sustained at home. At an estimated £50 billion, (based on 2003 figures) the annual cost to society is also staggering.**

What Knot, the device that can tie and unfasten almost any rope with a thickness between

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New research on UK households that fail to check flood risk levels

• New YouGov research identifies lack of awareness over flood planning and responsibility, despite 1 in 6 homes being considered at risk*1
• Homeowners in the North East of England least likely to have researched into their homes’ flood risk
• Only 20% of people check flood risks before moving into a new home

As we approach the anniversary of the June 2007 summer floods, people in Britain

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How to avoid a burst pipe if you are going away this winter

  

How to avoid a burst pipe if you are going away this winter

If you plan on going away over Christmas break to visit relatives or to take a ski holiday you will want to take a few steps to make sure that a burst pipe does not occur while you are away. Heating Helpline has some great advice for avoiding this fate.

Over the

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Renters urged to tackle any dampness present in their home

Allergy UK, the national charity, is urging everyone who is suffering from dampness in their homes to take action against it and protect themselves from the heath issues that can arise from being exposed to mould in the home. Winter time sees the highest number of the year of people who are allergic to mould, and the charity is issuing some very helpful advice on

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New campaign aims to raise awareness further on the silent killer

 

Lucy Chant pictured (left) with Ben Hirst from Sprue Safety Products and Helen Peart of the Warm Homes Healthy People Project (Photo courtesy of the Manchester Evening News)

With carbon monoxide alarms now being compulsory installations in Scotland whenever a new appliance is fitted that burns fuel, a young woman is explaining why these are so important.

Lucy Chant, a school teacher from Manchester, is

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Basement flats are ‘safe as houses’ only more so

According to the Latest Research, Basement Flats Are as Safe as Houses.

According to a research by newly launched London publication, Basement Flats, the flats found in West London have been found to be as safe from intruders as other types of apartments.

The magazine spoke to former police officers and burglars, as they were researching a feature about lower ground floor flats in central London. Calvin

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Landlords failing in their obligation to organise gas safety checks

Landlords failing in their obligation to organise gas safety checks

A recent survey which was conducted amongst more than 4300 private tenants living in England has revealed that around one in ten had not had their letting agent or landlord organise an annual gas check.

A further survey of landlords also revealed that 15%, or one or seven, were not aware that it was their legal

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Dodgy Roofing Firms face tough new law

The NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) is concerned that the upcoming Local Authority Building Control notification purge may have negative effects on roofing contractors and building owners. As a result, the NRFC is advising all roofing contractors to register all reportable jobs that the law applies to and is also recommending that roofing contractors join the Competent Person Scheme, CompetentRoofer.

The NFRC has warned that Local

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Health Risks of Property Renovation

Every year, many people decide that it’s time to make a change at home and start making plans to renovate their properties. In fact, property renovation has become increasingly common, as many people are finding it difficult to sell their homes or move house owing to the current economic climate, deciding to work on their existing property instead.

When done properly, property renovation can benefit homeowners

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Vital steps to avoiding burst pipes during your winter holiday

Vital steps to avoiding burst pipes during your winter holiday

If you are planning on taking a trip this winter, whether you are taking a couple of days to visit relatives or taking a holiday abroad, there are some steps you should take in order to avoid any burst pipes in your absence. Some sound advice for householders comes courtesy of the Heating Helpline.

Hundreds of

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