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30 Jan 2021

Home Energy-saving Tips

Energy bills are often the most dreaded of all, and if you don’t keep tabs on your consumption they can come with some very unpleasant surprises. Here is some advice and some recommendations on ways to save money and avoid the shock of an unexpectedly high bill. Turn it off Turning devices off when they aren’t in use is a simple way to save money. If you’re likely to forget, invest in smart plugs, which can be set to turn […]

23 Jan 2021

How to Start Smart

Smart technology can be daunting; there are many different types of gateway, driver and smart devices, and it can be hard to know where to start. Even when you do manage to dip your toes into that smart pool, it’s not always easy to add to an existing set-up without getting into a muddle. Where to start and how to expand is a headache for many people, so read on for some tips. It can be tempting to start with […]

30 Dec 2020

Some Like it Hot

It seems like such a luxury, to be seen only in the mansions of the rich and famous, but underfloor heating is actually more popular than you may think. However, is it right for your home? Here are some pros and cons to help you decide. Underfloor heating often allows you to heat a room without wall-mounted radiators, giving you more creative scope when it comes to the layout of your furniture and fixtures. It works beautifully under naturally cold […]

24 Oct 2020

Smart People Get Smart Homes

We’ve all read articles about living in a home that really knows you – lights turning on as you pull up on the drive, the oven pre-heating before you get home, curtains closing and lights dimming when you open the Netflix app on your TV, but that isn’t all that smart technology has to offer. Smart security is what smart people get – read on to find out how this new technology can help keep you and your home safe.  […]

16 Aug 2020

Home Automation: A Little Bit Of Help

From switching on the kettle when you pull up in the drive, to opening the curtains, turning on the shower and playing your favorite ‘Wake Up’ playlist when it’s time to get going in the morning, home automation is the smart way to manage your home and lifestyle. But when you look at all the options, things can get a bit confusing. Do you really need an automated toilet flush or a smart air freshener? A good place to start […]

19 Jun 2020

Case Study: The Climbing Experience

The Climbing Experience is Kent’s most exciting indoor climbing centre, offering facilities for all levels of experience from novice to expert. With a state-of-the-art bouldering facility, including a 30m competition wall, rock climbing, and 11 belayed top rope lines, plus training and instruction. The Challenge When Climbing Experience took over the premises, based in two large units in Maidstone’s Baltic Wharf Retail Park, they were faced with the prospect of converting the premises from commercial use with utility lighting to […]

17 Jun 2020

One-Stop Electrical Services

Lockdown? What lockdown? One-stop electrical contracting service KEW HOME offer a one-stop electrical contracting service from design and planning through to installation, repairs and maintenance. Despite the challenges we have all faced as a result of the Coronavirus, we are still hard at work but we have made some precautionary steps to ensure that all our staff and customers are safe. Domestic electrical contractors Our fully qualified NICEIC electricians provide both pre-booked and emergency services across the whole of the greater […]

07 Jan 2020

Underfloor Heating: The Benefits

Underfloor heating: The benefits Do as the Romans did Underfloor heating, also known as radiant heating, uses a lower temperature than standard radiators, hence heating costs are reduced and approx 15% savings on heating bills can be achieved, thanks to the efficient way it warms a home. Our underfloor heating systems require little or no maintenance, making the ongoing and long term costs lower still. The systems are invisible and depending on the heat loss of your room, frees up […]

07 Jan 2020

Electrical Safety Certificates

Electrical Safety Certificates Private landlords: Beware of another new requirement due for implementation in 2020 This time last year, the government announced that additional regulations would be added under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 which will bring into force the requirement for all landlords to carry out electrical safety checks. As of 25th October 2019 the provisions of the Act relating to electrical safety checks are to come into force allowing the Secretary of State for Housing and Planning […]

06 Jan 2020

Energy efficiency: 2020 vision

2020 vision for private landlords Are you ready for your new year’s regulations? Are you a private landlord? In 2015 the Energy Efficiency Regulations for England and Wales established a minimum level of energy efficiency for privately rented properties. The changes meant that as of April 2018, landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic properties were required to ensure that their properties reached at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E before granting a new tenancy to new […]

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