• I was on Warsfarin for 10 yrs for AF and think I would have taken rivaroxaban like a shot if offered. Not that INRs were too onerous as my surgery in South Wales tested with a finger prick and gave instant results (my father, who is in Hampshire, still has to have blood taken for his). I was always mindful though that a bout of the trots when…[Read more]

  • What should you look for when choosing some?

    And can you make your own rather than pay a fortune?

  • paki replied to the topic House insulation improvements in the forum DIY 1 week, 5 days ago

    If there’s crawl space under your floor you don’t need to pull it all up but it’ll be a grim job that might involve a bit of tunnelling through walls/piers supporting the floors at mid span. Helpfully someone has already done this in mine, unhelpfully it’s below the local water table making for a difficult work environment!

  • paki replied to the topic House insulation improvements in the forum DIY 1 week, 5 days ago

    Keep attacking the draughts, you can hunt them with smoke or a candle, ideally in different wind directions. Check electrical fittings/outlets for draughts.

    Some ceiling lights will tolerate a metal hat then insulation over them or you can get fire rated sealed LED units that work under insulation, depends what you have and how attached to them…[Read more]