Wednesday, 5 April 2017

DIY – Don’t risk destroying it yourself this Easter

The extended Easter bank holiday sees many a DIY project commence and whilst the vast majority of us are competent enough to do a spot of decorating, or flat-pack furniture assembly or changing a tap washer, there are some jobs that should be left to professional trades people.

Plumbing and heating are two areas where you need to be 100% confident in your capabilities and are certain that any work you do doesn’t fall foul of the law, as a great deal of plumbing and heating has to be compliant with Water Regulations and Building Regulations

Conducting DIY work on a heating system runs the very serious risk of causing an explosion or carbon monoxide poisoning, and remember, Gas appliances and boilers should only ever be worked on by a Gas Safe registered engineer, whilst oil firing systems and solid fuel burners need to comply with Building Regulations.

Plumbing systems are also complicated and shouldn’t be underestimated.  They provide a vital service to your home and attempting any form of DIY to the system that supplies you with clean drinking water and disposes of waste water and sewerage has the potential to go wrong and could ultimately damage your home and your health.

Before starting a DIY project this Easter, first contemplate whether it would be wiser, less risky and even more cost effective to have a professional trades person complete the project.

You can find a local qualified plumbing and heating company who are members of APHC at

Being a member of APHC distinguishes professional businesses from the rogue traders. APHC is committed to helping plumbing and heating engineers run professional and profitable businesses, whilst ensuring consumers have better standards of workmanship and service.

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