Ugh. Flies. It's that time of year when we're particularly plagued by the beasties. Are you thinking of getting an electronic zapper to turn flies into fries? Read on before buying...

You see solar PhotoVoltaic (PV) panels springing up on roofs everywhere and people keep asking me if solar electricity generation is worthwhile. The short answer is Yes. The longer answer….

While it used to be the case that your average UK home was fitted with bayonet cap lamps throughout, these days most homes you walk into will likely have GU10 halogen lamps in at least one room, either in the form of flush downlights, a central ceiling fitting with multiple bulbs or perhaps a side spot lamp.

Modern LED lighting is great. Bright, clean and a fraction of the running cost of incandescent lighting such as halogen or tungsten lamps. That said, one oddity is that they sometimes glow when off. But here's a potential quick and dirty fix...

No, not a 70’s energy saving idea from the gas board, but instead a way to squeeze multiple electric showers into a property without blowing the maximum demand figure (or the incoming fuse).