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10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter


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Getting prepared

As well as saving energy and preventing heat loss, preparing your home for the winter can save you money on your bills too. A little improvement here and there could mean you can turn down that thermostat and reduce your heating costs!  


What if the property is rented?

If you’re in a rented property, it is the responsibility of the landlord or property management company to make sure that all indoor piping is protected and the property is properly insulated. You don’t want to be taking on any work yourself that could invalidate the rental agreement. It’s always best to speak to the landlord or letting agency first.

  • 1. Check Pipes
  • 2. Boiler Service
  • 3. Insulate the Hot Water Tank
  • 4. Check for Draughts
  • 5. Roof Checks
  • 6. Guttering
  • 7. Fireplaces and Chimneys
  • 8. Check Outdoor Lighting
  • 9. Have a Winter Kit Ready
  • 10. Protect Outdoor Furniture

We hope you’ve found these tips useful in getting your home prepared for the colder months - you can browse our wide range of insulation to keep your property warm too. We have more helpful advice on home maintenance, so come back soon for regular updates.


Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is intended as an overall introduction and is not intended as specific advice from a qualified professional. Travis Perkins aims to avoid, but accepts no liability, in the case that any information stated is out of date.