Common issues include the need to replace old wiring, add electrical outlets, and deal with low water pressure.

Electricity and gas

Electricity was widely used for lighting, water heating, and to operate appliances such as electric stoves. Some houses will need rewiring. Read more.

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Plumbing and drainage

Common problems include deteriorating pipework if upgraded in the 1970s or 1980s. Read more.

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Solid fuel was commonly used for heating. Read more.

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Water heating

Most homes had electric water heating but some used solid fuel to provide or boost hot water supply. Read more.