DIY Plumbing Tips

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...
Reduce Your Heat Loss With These 3 Easy Tips

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...
It’s Gas Safety Week

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,...
Prepare Your Pipes For Winter

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...
Who You Gonna’ Call!

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...
Carbon Monoxide: Everything you need to know

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 odourless and colourless gas this ‘silent killer’ can be hard to detect,...