Luckily for one Galgorm family SS20 has been an outdoors affair having created a brand new outdoor living space in what had previously been an unused dark and gloomy spot in their garden.
Family of five, the Stevensons, embarked on the project back in January of this year after installing natural gas suddenly opened up new opportunities to create more space in their home and garden.
“It really was incredible,” says mother of three Louanne. “When the water cylinder, pipework, water tank and oil tank were removed we suddenly had all this space both inside and outside our home which could be repurposed, and with a family of five; that added space has come in really useful.
When lockdown happened I thought about how to reuse the space in my garden. We are lucky to have a fair sized garden where we previously had erected a large fence which joined with our shed to hide the oil tank. Who wants to look at their oil tank daily? With the help of BRM Services I decided to take down this structure and in this space create a sitting room outside with a table and chairs which could be used for family lunches and dinners and for the kids to play. We even added a roof for shelter so we can all be outdoors when it rains.”
It’s definitely made the family’s lockdown experience more bearable.” Louanne continues. “We are very lucky to have this space and are grateful for it. Just being able to go outdoors and enjoy some of the sunny weather and be in the garden during the height of lockdown has made life much more enjoyable. And as the lockdown restrictions have eased we have been able to invite other members of our family and friends to join us there. It really has become the heart of our home this summer.”
And it’s not just the extra space that she loves. “As a child minder and mother of three, having access to infinite hot water has been great. I never have to worry about heating up the water for bathing, it’s as easy as turning on the shower and the hot water is there. I’ve also made a storage cupboard in the space where the water tank used to sit. I’d urge anyone to make the switch from oil to gas!”
Not going on holiday this year? Invest in your home instead. Natural gas with firmus energy is the ultimate home improvement. Not only will you get extra space but also a host of other benefits too including instant heat, smart controls, endless hot water and the peace of mind of never running out. You’ll also being doing your bit for the environment by reducing carbon emissions by up to 50%*.
To date, over 100,000 customers have connected to natural gas with firmus energy and are enjoying the benefits that natural gas brings each and every day. Homes and businesses interested in making the switch to firmus energy natural gas can find out more by calling 0330 024 9000 or visiting www.firmusenergy.co.uk
-When compared to oil