Latest Articles

How Efficient Heating Systems Save You Money and Help the Planet

Heating systems are absolutely necessary. In modern life, there’s simply no way to get around needing one. In the dead of the winter you need heat and warmth, and all year round you need regular showers and baths.

Knowing Your Local Plumbing Supplies Company Is Important

Everyone should know their local plumbing supplies company. That might seem like a weird statement, however, hear me out! Plumbing, and plumbing supplies, are an essential part of keeping a home running smoothly and efficiently, especially in winter.

Why Winter Puts the Greatest Strain on Your Heating Systems

Winter can be fun. Snow, Christmas, New Year, and all that jazz. Lots of spending time with family, drinking and having a good time. However, the weather can put a heavy strain on your heating systems, for a variety of reasons, and it’s the worst possible time for heating systems to go down.

New Year, New Boiler?

2016 has been an interesting year, that’s for sure. Full of political turmoil and change, and social changes and developments. However 2016 has treated you, you still need warmth and hot water!

Boiler Checks and Why They Are So Important

Knowing the health and overall functionality of your boiler can be hugely useful and important. No one likes the idea of being stuck in the dead of winter with no heating or hot water, which, beyond being uncomfortable and unpleasant, can even be deadly for the frail, elderly or very young.

Nawangoma Pit Latrines 2012

Is Buying Heating Spares Online Safe and Worthwhile?

When it comes to purchasing your heating spares and supplies online, there’s one question that sits on everyone’s mind, is it safe and reliable?

Posted on:Oct 4, 2016
Category:In House 
Posted by:isdigital

The obvious follow up question being is it worth the potential hassle and mishaps should something go wrong? We think the answer is yes to both of these for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re looking for a hard to source part, or searching for a bulk supplier of something unusual, going online is almost always the right way. Online heating suppliers will carry vast ranges, much bigger generally than their high street counterparts, and this allows you to source many awkward or rare parts from the same supplier, which can be very helpful.

Other key benefits include price, reliability, convenience, and precision, but we’ll go into those in greater detail.

Here’s why buying your heating spares, supplies and parts from an online heating supplier is always going to be safe and secure and often a great way to shop.


First off, price. This is always going to be foremost on most people’s minds. No one enjoys paying through the nose for something as joyless and necessary as heating spares, so that’s why you should go online. Online suppliers don’t have to pay the overheads and other costs of maintaining a physical high street shop, so they’re often able to pass the wholesale value saving straight onto you. The fact that all an online heating supplier has to do is run a website and hire a warehouse somewhere means that their overheads and general running costs are vastly lower than a high street shops. No shop floor staff to hire, no shop overheads, no urban area taxes. It all just comes down to you getting the parts you need for much, much less.


Often touted as THE benefit of ordering literally anything online, because really, all you need to do is look up what you want, put in your card details and address, click order and go do something else till the items arrive. Think just how much easier and quicker that is than getting in your car, potentially having to hire a van (for larger numbers of or bigger parts) and driving down to a physical high street shop, then searching for the required parts for ages. Ordering online is easier and saves you a whole lot of time as well as money.


Online stores are effectively open all time, because you can always drop them an order, or email them about an order or issue. Compare that to your usual nine five high street shop opening time. That makes interaction much easier. The vast majority of online shops also offer a great returns policy and system, should you ever order the wrong product. Admittedly, it will take a couple days, but generally as soon as the supplier knows, they’ll send you a new part or refund you for the wrong one. All reputable online heating suppliers also carry accurate precision measurements on the parts they carry allowing you to know whether or not the parts you’re ordering will be suitable or not for the job or set-up in question. A lot of online suppliers also offer a guarantee on the quality of their parts too, which can be very handy when coming to trust a new supplier, or reassuring the user of the heating system that you’ve just installed or fixed.

Unusual or Rare Parts

Because of the lower costs involved in running an online store, they are generally able to carry a number of low sales, specialist, hard-to-find parts. This is incredibly useful when finding parts and supplies that most hardware stores simply won’t carry, due to the fact that they very rarely sell, especially when working in kitchen and bathroom supplies, where there are a lot of older, varied fittings and parts needed. On top of this, online suppliers generally carry a much wider and more varied range than physical suppliers are capable of, so you’re sure to find absolutely everything you’re needing.

Make a comment

This is a captcha-picture. It is used to prevent mass-access by robots. (see:

Note: All comments are moderated and will appear as soon as they are approved.