Blog

Boiler Tips To Impress Your Friends With

At Alistair Thorpe, we understand that the boiler is at the heart of every home and are committed to helping you get the most out of your heating system. So we’ve put together these handing boiler tips to help you along the way. 1. Annual Boiler Service Your boiler should …

Continue Reading

Oil Boiler Course; Complete!

We’re delighted to announce that one of our plumbers has now completed the oil boiler course covering installation, servicing, parts replacement, maintenance and basic fault finding of Oil Boilers. For Oil Boiler Installation, Servicing and Repairs in North East Fife, Contact Alistair Thorpe

Continue Reading

Flushing Out The Cowboys

The most recent copy of Worcester Bosch’s information magazine, WAI Choice, featured a great article on the importance and benefits of choosing an accredited installer when it comes to fitting your boiler. Choose your installer wisely. When boiler systems aren’t treated correctly, parts within the boiler can become damaged and …

Continue Reading

DIY Plumbing Tips

Dripping tap? Smelly Sink? Blocked Drain? We’ve put together some basic plumbing pointers that might just save you some time and money! First on the list, save the number of your local plumber in your phone! Our first, and quite possibly best, tip is to take a note of your …

Continue Reading

Reduce Your Heat Loss With These 3 Easy Tips

Heat loss is one of the biggest considerations when it comes to making your home warm and cheaper to run.  The less heat loss, the less heating required – therefore saving energy and money. Heat can escape through the roof, walls, windows and floors, however there are several ways to …

Continue Reading

It’s Gas Safety Week

From 14th to 20th September it’s all about raising awareness of Gas Safety, have you pledged your support? Did you Know… Each year, thousands of individuals throughout the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning – a highly poisonous gas, Carbon Monoxide can’t be seen, tasted or smelt, but it …

Continue Reading

Prepare Your Pipes For Winter

At Alistair Thorpe, we believe that the best way to prevent frozen or bust pipes is to be prepared and ensure your home and/or business is ready for winter. ​Scottish Water are encouraging customers to heat, insulate and protect your pipes. Top tips for 6 degrees and milder: Leave your …

Continue Reading

Who You Gonna’ Call!

We were shocked to see that a recent study from the Association of Plumbing and Heating and Contractors (APHC) found 28% of homeowners have dropped something down the toilet! The most common item to take the unfortunate plunge was a smartphone, but this is hardly surprising with 24% of respondents …

Continue Reading

Carbon Monoxide: Everything you need to know

How to know if you’re experiencing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is responsible for around 200 hospital admissions in the UK each each, with around 40 deaths* . As an odorless and colourless gas this ‘silent killer’ can be hard to detect, but the more you know the safer …

Continue Reading