Zac Houghton

Zac Houghton

Hi, I'm Zac! I've set up Loftera with a simple mission in mind. To offer the best and free home improvement advice. This section is where the best of our work is published. Producing great content wouldn't be possible without my wife, Aiko which you can see smiling next to me. She is a frequent contributor to the site and shares a lot of her knowledge here at Loftera. Together we have over 20 years of knowledge in the home improvement industry and use this very blog to share our skills with you.

types of boiler
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Types of Boiler Systems – What Type Do I Have? Well Explained

Your boiler is an essential appliance for your household; it regulates all the heating and hot water, so without it, the quality of our lives would be significantly lessened. However, despite the universal need for these devices, they come in various models and makes which can affect how they run and their efficiency. Below, we

How To Finance An Extension
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How To Finance An Extension

Quick Extension Quote Save up to 40% by comparing quotes from trusted companies. Click To Get Quotes There are many reasons why people choose to build an extension on their existing home. New additions to a family require more space, and an extension is an ideal way to acquire that space for families that don’t

How to turn on a boiler
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How To Turn On a Boiler – How To Turn It Off?

To some, this might sound like a fairly straightforward question, but what we really mean by this is: how do you turn your boiler on/off safely? With older gas boilers, for instance, they can be temperamental as is, so failing to switch them on and off securely can be dangerous. If you’ve only recently moved

home sauna cost
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Home Sauna Cost – How Much Is it? Price Comparison

Get Your Home Sauna Installed Save up to 40% by comparing quotes from trusted companies. Click To Get Quotes Domestic saunas are a rarity in the UK, as they are mostly found in Scandinavian countries such as Finland, where they are an integral part of many households. One of the reasons for this is that

boiler making noise
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Boiler Making Noise – Rumbling, Loud, Banging, Vibrating & Whistling

If you start to hear your boiler making noise, whether it’s a low rumble or full-on banging noise, it can be a serious cause for concern. Whilst it’s true that you’ll find boilers making bubbling or gurgling sounds from time – i.e. the sound of water filtering into the system – any boiler noises that

boiler on finance
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New Boilers on Finance – Interest Free Pay Monthly Schemes & Plans

Have you ever thought about how much it would cost to replace your boiler? We asked the question in a recent blog post discussing new boilers costs and more, and found that some UK residents have been quoted as much as £5,000 for a new boiler. That’s a staggering amount of money and begs the

baxi boiler problems
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3 Baxi Boiler Problems & How To Fix Them | Error Codes, Faults & Lights

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a few easy ways to fix those problems with your Baxi boiler? Well, we aren’t ones to blow our own trumpet, but we think we’ve found some helpful hints do exactly that. In this dedicated guide, we aim to cover a whole host of common issues and faults,

Boiler Not Registered With Gas Safe
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Boiler Not Registered With Gas Safe? Here’s What To Do

When was the last time you checked your boiler’s Gas Safe certificate? If it’s been longer than a year then it’s already been too long. All boilers in the UK need to be checked and approved by the Gas Safe Register (GSR) (1) and you are required by law to have your system checked every