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Commercial Plumbing vs Domestic Plumbing – The Differences

March 27, 2024

Plumbing is a fundamental aspect of any modern building, whether it’s a home or a commercial establishment.

When you need to call a plumber, how do you know whether you need commercial plumbing vs domestic plumbing? What is the difference between the two? It is easy to assume they are the same as they share some of the same basic principles, but there are specific commercial plumbers that non-residential properties may need.

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The Future of Fossil Fuels in Commercial Buildings

August 31, 2023

In an age where sustainable practices and environmental concerns are taking centre stage, the future of fossil fuels in commercial buildings may seem uncertain. There are plans to switch to more sustainable practices. However, despite the growing emphasis on renewable energy sources, fossil fuels continue to play a significant role in powering appliances like boilers in these structures. This blog post explores the evolving landscape of fossil fuel usage in commercial buildings including the UK’s plans to phase out certain types of boilers.

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Building Compliance Checklist

July 28, 2023

Business owners and the owners of commercial buildings have a legal duty to keep their building compliant. There are so many different laws and regulations to consider, and it can be tough to understand (and track) every aspect of health and safety.

Many larger businesses rely on the help of a facilities services company to help them manage their obligations when it comes to health and safety, but smaller businesses may want to take on as many tasks as they can themselves. Our legal building compliance checklist is not exhaustive, but it does give a strong idea of the areas you need to cover if you are an owner or operator of commercial premises.

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Should I Turn My Boiler Off in the Summer?

May 26, 2023

The combination of rocketing bills and the warmer months approaching means many business owners will be wondering if it’s possible to turn off their boilers during the summer.

Of course, there are benefits to consider, it’s essential to understand the implications, and whether you could be doing harm by switching off your boiler. We will explore the options below and discuss whether turning off boilers in the summer is a wise decision, with a focus on commercial boilers.

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Property Maintenance Services For Landlords – How We Can Help

May 18, 2023

Private landlords, commercial landlords, and letting agents all need to be aware of their legal responsibilities with regards to health and safety. This differs considerably from what you are required to do in your own domestic property and is a critical and ever-changing feature of a landlord’s list of duties.

This is why many landlords, estate agents, and letting agents contact us at Robinsons Facilities Services and design an agreement which looks after all the important services in a rental property, with regards health, safety, security and the environment. A planned preventive maintenance agreement ensures that we keep all your equipment and installations in order and that you comply with your many and varied legal obligations.

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EICR, Fixed Wire Testing, and Fixed Appliance Testing – Are They Different?

April 28, 2023

This is an area that has caused some serious confusion for many people who are looking to work out their legal obligations when it comes to commercial properties.

You can’t take any chances, and if you are the business owner and occupant of a building then it is your responsibility to ensure that you keep the building compliant.

You will probably come across the terms EICR, Fixed Wire Testing, and Fixed Appliance Testing. So, is there a difference between the terms?


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Do Heat Pumps Work in Cold Weather? Our Guide

April 21, 2023

Heat pumps are a popular and eco-friendly alternative to traditional heating systems in the UK. They use renewable energy sources, namely as the air or ground, to heat commercial buildings as well as homes. They can help reduce carbon emissions and lower energy bills.

Partially because of the technology not being fully understood, there is often a concern about whether heat pumps work effectively in cold weather, particularly during the winter months. In this article, we will explore the different types of heat pumps, air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps, and address the question; do heat pumps work in cold weather?

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Office Spring Cleaning Tips and Checklist

April 13, 2023

Spring is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to embrace the concept of brushing away the cobwebs ready for the sun. While many of us associate this annual event with clearing out our homes and gardens, it’s also an ideal opportunity to tackle the clutter and mess that can build up in office spaces over the winter months.

Not only can a thorough office spring clean create a much more pleasant place to work, but it can also help businesses remain compliant with health and safety laws in the UK.

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Health and Safety in the Office – Protect Your UK Office

March 9, 2023

A huge percentage of the UK’s workforce work in offices. There are 50,000 commercial premises in London alone, and a large number of these are offices.

While an office might not come with the same obvious dangers as some other buildings such as industrial units and factories, health and safety in the office in the UK is still absolutely crucial, and not something that should be ignored. Not only is it responsible to keep your staff and visitors safe, there are many legal restrictions and guidelines you have to meet.

In this guide, we’ve provided some of the key tips and principles you need to consider.

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