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.

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

how long does a boiler service take
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How Long Does a Boiler Service Take? What Does It Include?

Did you know that your boiler should be serviced every 12 months, yet hundreds of households across the UK leave it years before actually getting it checked? Failure to get a boiler service will actually void the warranty, meaning that if it does break down, you’ll be left to pick up the costs of fixing

How To Flush A Central Heating System Combi Boiler
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How To Flush A Central Heating System Combi Boiler?

So, you want to know how to drain a combi boiler? You’re not alone. It is a question asked by thousands of homeowners every year. The reasons for flushing your boiler system can vary. One of the main reasons why people choose to drain a combi boiler is to remove any unwanted residue in their

When Can I Switch Energy Supplier Without Penalty?
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When Can I Switch Energy Supplier Without Penalty?

If you’ve managed your own home for long enough, you’ve definitely wondered “when can I leave my energy supplier?” at some point or another. Whether you’ve pulled the trigger yet or not, you’d be surprised how many people don’t realise that sometime you will have to pay energy suppliers exit fees. It all depends on

cost of extension over garage
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Cost of Extension Over Garage – How Much Is It?

Get An Extension Quote Today Save up to 27% by comparing quotes from trusted builders. Click To Get Quotes If you are sick of not having enough room or space in your home, then what about getting an extension over your garage? It’s actually one of the most popular home improvements in the UK, which