Improving Your Home with a New Bathroom

Improving Your Home with a New Bathroom
Creating a new or updating an existing bathroom is a really good way to improve and add value to any property, especially if it is done to a high standard using top quality products, at P T Ranson you are sure to find a stunning range of bathroom suites and furniture that is ideal for any bathroom project. With an excellent variety of ideas to suit bathrooms of any shape or size and featuring designs from top suppliers such as Hansgrohe Bathrooms and Makti Bathrooms you will be certain to find everything you need to create a truly perfect bathroom suitable for any style of property.

Check out the excellent range of ceramic bathroom suites available from Hansgrohe bathrooms if you are looking for a really classic touch to the design of your room, with a great choice of complementing basins, baths, toilets and many other items to create the perfect bathroom, including all the fixtures and fitting you may require you can be sure that the range created by Imperial Bathrooms won’t fail to impress anyone looking to create a really traditional bathroom with all the conveniences of modern living combined.

If you are looking for something slightly different or unique it’s definitely worth taking a look at the more contemporary designs available from Makti Bathrooms, with some really individual baths, basins and toilets available, along with other products and a great choice of specialist taps you can be sure to find everything you need to create an ultra-modern design that is not only stylish but also caters to your own specific requirements. With a focus in producing innovative and high spec products that help to make your bathroom an attractive and relaxing space where you can spend a bit of time unwinding in total comfort.

So if you want to make your bathroom a space to really be proud of, or you are looking to create a new en-suite or second bathroom elsewhere within your home pay a visit to P T Ranson where you will find endless inspiration no matter what kind of effect you want to achieve, and with all products being supplied by trusted designers such as Imperial Bathrooms and Vitra Bathrooms you know you won’t have to compromise on quality to get the look you want.

P T Ranson Bathrooms & Showers
So if you want to install a new shower in your bathroom why not get some inspiration from P T Ranson? Regardless of your tastes or the style you are hoping to achieve with such a wide range of top quality products you are sure to find the ideal shower for your bathroom. With so many unique and high performance products on offer from some top bathroom design companies you can be sure that you won’t be disappointed. Simply call 0191 469 6999 or visit the PT Bathroom and Showers designer bathroom website today.

Local SEO: Marketing your Business

Local SEO: Marketing your Business
If you want to make sure that your business is a really success why not consider contacting a professional internet marketing service such as Direct Submit to help you find ways to give your website a real boost? The use of search engine optimisation (SEO) and other internet marketing strategies is essential to any business if they want to be sure that potential customers and investors are able to find the products and services they offer easily and when employed properly can make a noticeable difference to the amount of traffic any website receives.

Whether you are a new business that is just starting out, or a more established company that simply wants to improve the performance of your website at Direct Submit they will be able to help you to find ways to ensure that your website is a success through the use of effective internet marketing methods. With a fully trained and friendly team on hand to discuss all your businesses aims and requirements you can be sure that they will be able to offer you a personal internet marketing strategy that is completely tailored to the individual needs and goals of your business.

Applying SEO to your website will help your page rank higher on the results produced by search engines such as Google making it far more likely that people who may be looking for the products or services that your offer will actually see your link and click through to your site, helping you to build your online sales and leads. Being on the first few pages of results is essential if you want to be sure that people are able to find what you have to offer, by applying specialist SEO techniques regardless of the size of your business Direct Submit will be able to help you improve your ranking considerably and raise your online profile.

Regardless of what products or services that your business has to offer having an effective website is essential if you want to be truly successful within today’s modern society, with most people using their smart phones and other devices to find the majority of the information they require if you can’t be found easily online your business will have major disadvantage compared to another similar business with a more accessible website and could be a contributing factor to how successful you become using the services of a company such as Direct Submit could prove to be a really worthwhile investment.

So why not take a look at the local Search Engine Optimisation and other internet marketing services that Direct Submit have on offer and see how they can help make your website really work for your business. No matter if you are looking for a one off consultation, a complete package including ongoing maintenance and performance reviews or a contract for a fixed term at Direct Submit they are always happy to help regardless of your needs or the size of your business and they always aim to offer a service that is always friendly and professional that delivers real results. Established over a decade ago and operating from the North East of the UK, Direct Submit have become one of the leading SEO and Internet Marketing providers in the and around Newcastle. Our client retention rate is exceptional, currently over 80%, which shows our commitment to working with the client to make a project a success.

To speak to one of our Internet Marketing Consultants for advice on making your Web Marketing project a success, call us now on 0845 272 2350, visit the Direct Submit SEO Services website or visit the Direct Submit local SEO Services website. We look forward to your hearing from you soon.

Sound Testing in London

Sound Testing in London
Unless plans were fully approved prior to 1 July 2003, sound testing will be required on your London development between rooms or spaces that share a common area of separating wall and/or floor as stipulated in Building Regulations Part E for the passage of sound. Sound Testing is not generally required for internal walls and floors within a dwelling-house, flat or room for residential purposes; however all internal partitions should be designed to achieve 40dB.

The buildings that require sound testing are:

  1. Dwelling-houses, flats or rooms for residential purposes created by conversion of existing buildings or new build rooms for residential purposes will need to be tested if work starts after 1 July 2004.
  2. New build dwelling-houses and flats will need to be tested if work starts after 1 July 2004.

The main aim of sound testing in London is to ensure that minimum standards of sound resistance have not been compromised by poor workmanship and/or poor design. You are normally required to undertake sound testing to each type of construction, i.e. if you have a mixture of brick, blockwork, timber and metal studwork walls all four types would need to be tested, followed by a 10% sample of that type using the equipment shown in Plate A below.

For instance, if you have a project with 25 flats you would be required to do 3 x 6 pack of tests; each 6 pack contains 2 airborne wall, 2 airborne floor and 2 impact sound tests; however if any test failures occur, then the number of sound tests may need to increase on the development. When sound test failures occur, then the design and construction of the failed partitions will need to be revisited to try and evaluate the reasons for the failure; thereafter, agreement can be reached on how to rectify problem.

We have carried our hundreds of acoustic design reviews, so we are well placed to help you overcome any potential problems to achieve compliance with Building Regulations Part E.

When designing acoustic partitions you will need to consider the following

  1. The careful design of floor plans to avoid habitual rooms being placed side by side.
  2. The mass and density of products that you are using.
  3. Using good design detailing to ensure the careful isolation of materials.
  4. The whole construction detail and how it is made up.
  5. Undertaking careful acoustic detailing of junctions between walls, ceilings and floors.
  6. Using acoustic wall ties in cavity walls.
  7. Types of doors in sound resisting walls.
  8. Containment of noise within noisy parts of a building such as lift shafts.
  9. Positions of sockets and flues on opposite sides of walls to ensure they don’t sit back to back.
  10. Sealing and filling of joints.
  11. The use of cavity closers on window/door reveals.
  12. Careful sealing of service penetrations.
  13. Designing to reduce potential reverberation in common parts of buildings such as corridors and entrance areas and the subsequent use of absorbent materials.

Unfortunately unless the acoustic design has been taken into account, the floor and ceiling partitions can be the main pathways for sound transmission. The first type of sound transmission is airborne sound such as TV and speech; and the second is the passage of impact sounds such as footfall or children’s toys being dropped on the floor above.  Achieving good airborne and impact sound isolation requires careful acoustic design considerations.

Plate A below shows one cost effective ceiling upgrade that can be undertaken on conversion projects. Firstly retain the existing floor joists, then above the joists install 22mm chipboard. Above the floor board install an acoustic resilient membrane and above this install the 22mm engineered floor. Within the joist cavity install 100mm AW IsoWool. To the underside of the joists fix a resilient hanger system and below this install two layers of 12.5mm sound boards ensuring that boards have adequate laps.

To try and help our clients achieve compliance with Approved Document E, we offer the following 4 step acoustic design package:

  1. Site Survey Visits – to let us view the existing site construction. This allows us to check for potential problematic construction such as inclusion of lightweight blocks in the existing construction. It also lets us check that the installation teams are installing the acoustic materials as per manufacturer’s guidelines.
  2. Sample Sound Testing – of the existing construction. This offers an accurate overview of the acoustic performance of the existing partitions which enables us to offer a targeted acoustic design using the sound insulation performance of the existing construction.
  3. Acoustic Design Review – a full design review of the proposed developments party walls and floors.
  4. Pre-completion Sound Testing to satisfy Approved Document E.

APT Sound Testing can advise on all types of acoustic design, whether it’s accomplished during initial construction or during a refurbishment/renovation project. We also undertake UKAS accredited sound testing providing a ‘one stop’ solution for all your acoustic requirements.

If you would like more information in regards to sound testing please follow our Facebook Page or contact us on 07775623464 or visit our website at: http://www.aptsoundtesting.co.uk/.

Made-to-Measure Conservatory Roof Blinds

Made-to-Measure Conservatory Roof Blinds
If your conservatory needs a facelift, consider what a difference new blinds and perhaps also a fresh coat of paint will make and how much more comfortable you will be in your home environment once the job is done. New conservatory roof blinds come in a wide variety of styles and colours, and what will work best in your home depends largely on the number of windows you have – and, thus, the amount of natural light you have.

If your prefer blinds in lighter colours which won’t overly darken the room, simply opt for a thicker material like what is typically used for Roman blinds, paper blinds and high-quality Venetian blinds.  No matter what your preference may be in terms of looks, made-to-measure blinds can also improve energy efficiency by providing shade in the spring and summer months and blocking drafts in the winter.

Conservatory Blinds Direct are part of the InStyle blinds group, created out of our passion for high quality conservatory roof and window blinds to give you a secure & online access to the finest quality shading products in the world. We are mainly manufactures to the window blind trade and now we are offering the chance for you to cut out that middle man and buy direct from the manufacture saving you hundreds and in some cases thousands of pounds over retail prices. All of Conservatory Blinds Direct products are made from the finest components and materials available. We are so confident in our products we are able to offer an industry unheard of 5 year Parts & Labour guarantee.

We believe in keeping shopping simple and here at Conservatory Blinds Direct, we offer a complete range of Shading & Privacy products for your home and because we don’t have huge expensive showrooms or commission hungry sales people we are able to offer pricing to suit any budget but the quality of the product remains high. Even if you don’t see what you’re looking for in our online store, if it’s available we can make / supply it. Having been in the business of building and installing made-to-measure blinds in residential and commercial settings for over 25 years, our blinds can be measured to fit virtually any conservatory and / or window, without drilling into your window frames or otherwise taking away from the attractiveness of your home.

We’re certain that you will be absolutely thrilled to see what a dramatic improvement in the look of your home can result from such a simple change! Let our fully trained staff guide you toward the perfect set of made-to-measure blinds for your home today. To learn more or to request a free quote, call us on 01642 762497 or visit the Conservatory blinds direct website today.

SEO is Good for Your Business

Why SEO is Good for Your Business
There are people out there searching for your products and services and because of this it makes sense that you want to appear as high in the search engine rankings as possible for a target phrase. However, there are other reasons you would like to rank well in the Search Engines, other than just because you want them to click through to your website. In fact, there is a certain amount of value in simply appearing in search results for terms directly related to your business.

SEO Provides Your Business Credibility
It is known that people searching the likes of Google, Yahoo or Bing (and others) make mental notes of the rankings for the terms they enter into Google and other search engines. Even if they don’t consciously realise it they do. And in the minds of consumers, your ranking is a vote of confidence: “Google says this business is relevant, so that must be the case.”

Effective SEO Brings Your Business Traffic
The better your website is ranked within the major Search Engines, the more potential visitors you will receive. It’s that simple… By optimising your website and then promoting it properly, your website can open the door for your business to new site visitors, which can equal new business enquiries and more sales.

The Direct Submit Approach to Effective SEO
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s unpaid results, often referred to as “natural,” “organic,” or “earned” results. Effective SEO is often an involved and often time consuming process that requires a good deal of expertise, research and modification of your website. This process helps the likes of Google and Bing knows your website exists and hopefully ranks it well for the selected key phrases.

Our approach to SEO typically is built around:

» Key Phrase Research

» Website Analysis & Compliance

» SEO Promotion & Marketing

» Linking Strategy

» On-going Monitoring & Maintenance

Time to Get Your Website Noticed
Direct Submit prides itself on the underlying process by which we approach each and every SEO project we are involved with. We understand that each client will have specific, individual needs and our approach in creating and implementing the correct SEO strategy is vital to the success of the SEO project.

This approach and attention to detail is what has helped Direct Submit become a leading Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) company. Call us today on 0845 2722350 and get your website working harder for your business.

Searching for Specialist Tree Surgery Services

Searching for Specialist Tree Surgery Services
If you are looking for reliable and effective tree surgery services in Newcastle and the North East get in touch with Stan Timmins and Sons Ltd, with over fifty years experience helping people with problem trees, bushes, weeds and other garden issues you can be sure that they will be able to offer you all the expert help and advice you may require to get your outside space back under control.

Along with all the usual tree surgery services you would usually expect like large tree removal, dismantling dead and dangerous trees and the removal of deep rooted weeds, they also offer a great range of services including storm damage work, site clearance and hedge maintenance so no matter what help you may need at Stan Timmins and Sons Ltd they will have the knowledge and expertise required to help you get the job done.

When you have large trees that you need to have removed using the services of a specialised tree surgeon is a really sensible idea, not only will they be able to make sure every part of the tree is fully removed they also have the expertise required to make sure that the job is done as safely as possible and causes minimum disruption to property or other trees and plants that are nearby.

You will also be able to get any advice and information that you may need to help prevent you from experiencing any similar problems in the future. With a wide range of qualifications in many horticultural subjects you can be certain that Stan Timmins and Sons will have all the expert knowledge required to solve most garden problems for good, all work carried out meets all safety regulations and all services they offer are fully insured so you can be certain that they will be able to get the job done properly.

The range of service on offer includes formative pruning, sectional dismantling of dead, dangerous and diseased trees, ivy Removal / severance, large tree removal and site clearance as well as many others you can be certain that no matter what problem you may have Stan Timmins and Sons will be able to help you find a workable solution.

So if you have started to feel that you garden is overwhelming you or you have a problem tree that really needs to go why not get in touch with Stan Timmins and Sons and see what they can do to help? We believe at Stan Timmins Tree Surgeons that we can provide you with the quickest and most accurate tree surgery, to suit whatever work you need done. We offer the advantages listed above and we have had many customers who have praised us and thanked us for our work. You can see these customers at our Testimonials page.

For further information on the range of gardening and tress surgery services available please call 07966 207280 or visit the Stan Timmins Tress Surgery website today.

Updating your Bathroom & Shower this Summer

Updating your Bathroom & Shower this Summer
Updating your bathroom or installing a new shower in your bathroom is an excellent way to add some real luxury, without having to spend a fortune or take a lot of time having work carried out. At P T Ranson they have an excellent range of high quality showers and accessories available in a wide range of designs from high quality suppliers such as Fiora Showers, Matki Showers and Hansgrohe Showers so you are certain to find something that complements your bathroom perfectly.

If you are planning to create a shower cubicle or even a wet room you definitely want to take a look at the great range of stylish bathroom taps available from Crosswater, Hansgrohe and many more. Most of these products carry a 10-year manufacturers guarantee.

At P T Ranson they have some excellent products from Matki Showers that includes everything you need to create the perfect shower for your bathroom whether you are planning on having a separate cubicle, wet room or one that simply sits over your bath. With many original and high quality items on offer including high performance showers, screens, trays and many other items in a wide variety of stylish designs you are sure to find the ideal shower for any bathroom. Matki aim to create the most innovative designs that are efficient, attractive and great to use you can be sure that any shower you choose will be a welcome addition to your bathroom, and no matter whether you want to create a separate cubicle or install a shower over your bath at P T Ranson they also supply all the Matki fixtures and other accessories required to really complete the job.  With some really beautiful designs to choose from you will find yourself spoilt for choice so why not browse some of the excellent products they have on offer?

If you want a bathroom that is truly effective that you know you can rely on check out the great range of Hansgrohe bathrooms where they have a great range of efficient and stylish bath & shower designs that will really give your bathroom a modern edge along with all the accessories required to make sure that you get the perfect finish, including wall outlets and concealed valves so you can get the job done exactly how you want it.

P T Ranson bathrooms So why not head over to P T Ranson bathrooms and start planning what you could do with your bathroom this year? With so many unique and high performance products on offer from some top bathroom design companies you can be sure that you won’t be disappointed.

Having been providing branded bathroom supplies and service for bathroom remodelling projects for years, and with over 30 years of collective experience and a commitment to providing the best possible products and service for each individual bathroom remodelling project. P.T. Ranson, offer deliveries on the UK mainland free of charge and hold a huge stock of modern bathroom and fittings. For more information, call today on 0191 4696999 or visit the P.T. Ranson website today.

First Call Teachers Recruitment Agency

First Call Teachers Recruitment Agency
As the recruitment process of well trained, good quality teaching staff can be time consuming and expensive recently many more schools and other education providers in the North East have been choosing to use specialist agencies such as First Call Teachers to help them fill vacant teaching jobs and vacancies, especially if they are for a short or fixed term. As the use of agency staff means all relevant background and qualification checks have already been completed it is an ideal way get teachers into the classroom when they are really needed.

Making sure that a school has adequate staff to keep the school running smoothly is a problem many head teachers face regularly so using an agency such as First Call Teachers is an excellent way to cover absences at short notice but still ensure that they get staff with the skill and expertise required for the role, with many established staff already on their books they are constantly recruiting new candidates for the many varied roles they fill within schools across the North East.

At First Call Teachers they understand how important it is to maintain high teaching standards across the board and to meet legal child protection and safety standards, so to ensure that any staff that they provide will always be totally qualified for the job role required every candidate is carefully considered and fully background checked before they are even put forward for a job role. With staff available from a range of teaching backgrounds including primary, secondary and SEN at First Call Teachers they aim to match each individual role to someone with the perfect skill set for the job.

With a wide range of available teaching jobs North East based agency First Call Teachers is the perfect way to find short or long term work within education. With roles available for fully qualified primary, secondary and SEN teachers and teaching assistants as well as early years and administration vacancies there is always a demand for high quality and qualified staff at short notice within schools and many available posts will be filled using agencies such as First Call due to the convenience of the service that they offer.

Agency teaching is the perfect way for any recent graduate or anyone returning to teaching after a break to gain valuable experience to add to their CV and to gain confidence within the class room, it is also a really good choice for anyone who requires flexibility around their working hours for any reason. At First Call Teachers they recognise this and aim to offer every person that they sign on to their books all the individual help and support they need to get their career going in the direction they want it to take.

With so many different forms of media available to advertise employment vacancies nowadays many people are finding hard to find the staff they need to fill roles quickly because their adverts aren’t always seen, this along with the time needed to read applications undertake interviews and back ground checks recruiting and retaining staff can be expensive and time consuming, by using an agency like First Call Teachers employees and employers are able to take advantage of their existing relationships with potential employers and recruiters, expert knowledge of advertising posts and ongoing recruitment process to find really good teaching staff that are available at short notice.

By working with First Call Teachers not only will you have the advantage of working with an ethical, progressive supply agency who put ‘Quality Education’ at the centre of everything we do!

You’ll also have exclusive access to a range or partnership services at a discounted and often fully subsidised cost including; Early Years Dance Classes and CPD from LP Dance in Education, Crafty Spanish classes and after school club solutions, and ArtVenturers after school club and creative days to name but a few!

First Call Teachers are specialists in offering teaching jobs, they supply teachers and support staff, who are highly motivated and a day to day, long term or permanent job in a school. For further information, call them today on 0191 280 5849 or visit their website to review their current vacancies and teaching jobs in and across the North East.

Easy Stich Clothing Alteration and Repair Service

Easy Stich Clothing Alteration and Repair Service
If you are looking for a reliable clothing alteration service in Newcastle it’s definitely worth giving Easy Stitch a try, with many years’ experience helping customers in Newcastle and the North East you can be sure that they will be able to help you with all your tailoring requirements.


 

 

 

Knowing where to find a reliable tailoring and clothing alteration and repair service can be incredibly useful if you find it hard to get clothes that fit you properly as it can save you hours of time trailing round the shops or searching online for one outfit that fits. It is also really helpful and time efficient service if you need to get a few sewing jobs done, being able to have jeans, jackets and handbags repaired is far cheaper than replacing things from new every time and also means you will be able to get far more wear from your favourite items or if you need to sew name tags into clothing or add a lot of badges to a uniform being able to drop it all in to Easy Stitch is so much more convenient.

Many of us find that we struggle to get certain items of clothing that flatter our figures properly so being able to have thing altered quickly is ideal if you need to be sure that outfit looks absolutely perfect for a big event or occasion or as a more convenient and cost effective method of shopping for new clothes regularly as you will be able to take advantage of far more sales and offers if you aren’t constantly limited by what clothing you can find within a particular range.

With a wide range of services on offer no matter what adjustments you may need to your clothing at Easy Stitch one of their expert seamstresses will be able to get the job done to the highest possible standard within the agreed timeframe, whether you need to have alterations made to your clothes regularly or just want some one-off repairs carried out at Easy Stitch they aim to ensure that every customer receives a top quality service and that the job is carried out according to their specifications exactly.

With many different services available including alterations to waistbands, trouser and skirt lengths, tapering and taking in of trousers and dresses, repairs to almost clothing, sewing on buttons badges and other emblems and adjustments to children’s clothes including school uniform and household items such as curtains you can be certain that no matter tailoring help you may require the team at Easy Stitch have all the skills and expertise required to carry out almost any sewing task. If you require any additional help or advice or simply don’t know if a job is even going to be possible the friendly staff at Easy Stitch are always happy to let you make use of the private fitting room so they can help you to decide what work needs to be done and you can be sure that you clothes will fit you perfectly.

No matter what repair or tailoring help you need why not get in touch with Easy Stitch? With excellent customer testimonials, a friendly and flexible service and a professional team of expert seamstresses you can be certain that they will do everything they can to offer you a top quality service every time. For more information call 01661 820 700 or visit the Easy Stitch website today.

Effective Search Engine Optimisation

Effective Search Engine Optimisation
If you are a new business and you want to make sure that you website is a success it may be a good idea to consider using the services of a professional internet marketing service such as Direct Submit to help you. Making sure that your website gets seen by potential customers or investors that will be interested in the goods or services that your business provides is a potential hurdle that every business faces regardless of their size or length of time within their industry, however with the correct skills and knowledge any website can really improve its chances of considerably raising its online profile.

Direct Submit SEO Services
By employing techniques such as search engine optimisation (SEO) Direct Submit can help you to reach the top pages of results produced by search engines such as Google, so people who are looking for the products or services that you provide are likely to find your page quickly and easily. This is a particularly effective method and popular of internet marketing because not only does it send more traffic to your website, the traffic that is generated is much more likely to be well targeted to your business and doesn’t require the use of any expensive and time consuming advertising campaigns.

As SEO can be a time consuming process that requires a lot of research, maintenance and adjustments to your website to be truly worthwhile so using the service of internet marketing company can be a really sensible investment.  Any new business takes up a lot of time and requires a lot of work so why not let a professional with all the required knowledge and expert skills required to do a to quality job do it for you so you can pay your attention to other, more immediate aspects of your business.

At Direct Submit they offer all service with very flexible terms giving you the option to simply hire them to set the initial process up or to continue to benefit from their support by taking advantage of the excellent maintenance and performance review services that are on offer as well. At Direct Submit they are happy to offer help, advice and services to any businesses that are just starting out, no matter how large or small, with the skills and expertise to help any website become a success they will be able to offer you an effective internet marketing strategy that is completely tailored to your businesses individual needs by taking in to account other details such as location, customer target group, special offers, awards or achievements and many other factors.

With a friendly, efficient and flexible approach to all their customers you will be definitely be pleased with the results that Direct Submit can create for you. So if you want your new business to be seen online and have the best possible start why not talk to one of the friendly and fully trained team at Direct Submit to find out how they could help your company’s website boost its online profile?

No matter what products or services you sell you can be certain that they will be able to offer your service and excellent service that generates real results, check out their great past customer testimonials to see how many people have been left satisfied with the service they provide. Established over a decade ago and operating from the North East of the UK, Direct Submit have become one of the leading SEO and Internet Marketing providers in the North East and the UK.

Our client retention rate is exceptional, currently over 80%, which shows our commitment to working with the client to make a project a success. To speak to one of our Internet Marketing Consultants for advice on making your Web Marketing project a success, call us now on 0845 272 2350 or email us on mail@directsubmit.co.uk. We look forward to your call.