This section has advice on maintaining your home, making repairs, and what to do in an emergency.
The stopcock is a valve for turning the cold water system in your home on and off. Learn where yours is likely to be located and how to use it.
If you are a secure tenant, who has carried out improvements to your home, you may be able to claim compensation.
Link to a downloadable guide on home maintenance - get useful advice on how to look after your home and keep repairs to a minimum.
Explains the dangers of reopening old fireplaces.
Advice on what to do and what actions to take if your water is cut off.
Steps you should take if your cold water tank starts to leak. Follow these steps to prevent damage.
A decent home is one which meets modern standards of fitness, structure, energy efficiency and facilities. Learn how we are working hard to bring all homes in Northern Ireland up to standard.
Tips to help prevent your pipes freezing in winter. What to do if a pipe bursts, and how to safely unfreeze a frozen pipe.
During the winter months it's important to be prepared if a sudden cold spell hits.
Advice for common problems caused by severe weather including: storm damage, fallen trees, flooding,