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Electrical Advice

How to change a plug fuse

How to change a fuse on a plug socket

In regards to a fuse, similar to changing a light bulb, it is possible to change these yourself. Here we will provide a breakdown of how to change a fuse and how to avoid creating a faulty or dangerous product

Landlord Tenant Responsibility

Landlord Vs Tenant Responsibility

If you are a landlord, leasing your property or a tenant renting a property, it can sometimes lead to unwanted maintenance and repairs and it’s not always clear who is responsible when things go wrong.

Loss of power in my house

What should I do if there’s loss of power in my home?

If you experience an emergency such as complete loss of power and it is not a power cut, you can instruct Clockwork Maintenance, where an electrician will attend at the earliest convenience.

General Maintenance

Fire Safety Compliance

Fire Safety Compliance: Enhanced Responsibilities for Responsible Persons

The Building Safety Act of 2022 has introduced amendments to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Responsible persons are urged to stay informed about these changes and ensure compliance with the updated Fire Safety Compliance regulations. Here’s an overview of the key changes:   Recording Fire Risk Assessments in Full Responsible persons must now […]

How to bleed your radiators in 5 easy steps

If you find that your radiator is hot and cold in places, it is most likely that your radiator needs bleeding. This is a simple first-step solution that can be done before calling out an engineer.   Trapped air in the radiator can restrict the circulation of hot water, which means less heat is emitted […]

Prevent mould and condensation

How to prevent mould and condensation

Mould and condensation is one of the most troublesome forms of damp that can appear in your home. Here, Clockwork tells you how to prevent this.

topping up a combi-boiler

How to top up the pressure on your boiler

One of the most common boiler issues, is no hot water, this may be due to a loss of water pressure which is a relatively easy problem to solve. Anyone can do this and in just a few steps you will have hot water. Repressurising the boiler means allowing more water to enter the system […]

how to unblock a drain or sewer

How to unblock a drain

Blocked drains if left, can lead to serious consequences such as flooding and subsequent damages. There is also the issue of understanding who is responsible for what drain and whether the issue is with your house or a communal fault.   First things first, to try and avoid these issues in the first place, check […]

Fire risk assessment

The Importance of Fire Risk Assessments: A Case Study

Fire safety is a critical aspect of ensuring the well-being of individuals and the protection of property. Recent events have highlighted the significance of fire risk assessments in preventing potential disasters. In this blog, we’ll delve into a specific case that underscores the importance of a “suitable and sufficient” Fire Risk Assessment as it is […]

Property Advice

Extending your home

Beginners Guide to extending your home

Here we look at the different ways of extending property as well as making use of existing space, as well as planning permission.

Block Maintenance: How to maintain your apartment and block

Maintenance to a block of flats can be anything from day-to-day cleaning and upkeep to the periodic maintenance of painting the communal areas, lift repairs and replacing roofs. The service charge you pay will cover maintaining the communal areas, however, it is also important to keep your individual flat maintained.    Maintaining your apartment Maintaining […]

Fire Safety Compliance

Fire Safety Compliance: Enhanced Responsibilities for Responsible Persons

The Building Safety Act of 2022 has introduced amendments to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Responsible persons are urged to stay informed about these changes and ensure compliance with the updated Fire Safety Compliance regulations. Here’s an overview of the key changes:   Recording Fire Risk Assessments in Full Responsible persons must now […]

Keep your property secure

How to keep your property secure

Often properties are not left secure because of a distraction or not properly locking your home. It is worth checking your products regularly to ensure that they are still working to their full capacity, items like locks, handles, frames and alarms all need to be checked and maintained on a regular basis.

Maintain a student property

How to maintain Student properties

There are many benefits to renting out a student property, you can almost guarantee a 12 month tenancy well in advance and if you get it right, with most university degrees lasting for 3-4 years you could maintain the same tenants for this period

fire risk assessment

The Importance of a Fire Risk Assessment: Safeguarding Lives and Property

Fire Risk Assessments (FRA) is a comprehensive evaluation of a premises’ potential fire hazards, the people at risk, and the measures in place to prevent or mitigate the risks from fires. It is not only something we recommend but is required by law under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Whether it’s a commercial […]