Buying Quality Tools Online

Buying Quality Tools Online
When using any type of hand or power tool, if not used properly, this can obviously increase the possibility of injury to ourselves or people working around us increases considerably. Furthermore, using a tool incorrectly can damage the equipment and / or prevent the project being done badly or not at all.

So what tools should you be using and how do you use them safely?

First of all, make sure you use the right tool for the job. Using the correct tool for the job is the first step in safe hand tool use. Remember, tools are designed for specific purposes – some more so than others.

Always Apply Appropriate Safety & Care
Applying Safety and Care should always be a priority when using any type of tool. Always read the user manual and follow the guidelines. Approved eye protection is a must when using any type of tool or equipment.  Safety glasses and sound protectors can help protect you and prevent serious injury.

Most accidents happen because one or more safe operating procedures were not followed. History usually tells us what we did right or wrong and how that affected our job performance. The old saying “Do it right the first time” applies to using hand tools safely. This includes staying up-to-date on safety techniques and following safe practices in the work place. Professionals shouldn’t need second chances, because professionals do the job right the first time.

Buying Good Quality Hand Tools
Try and make sure you but only good quality hand tools which will last many years if they are taken care of and used properly. Buy tools from a well-respected tool merchant and only use the tools for their intended purpose.  Buying good quality tools makes the professional’s – and the home DIY type job that much safer and easier. They can save time, give better results and help you do your job more safely.

Think about tool safety each and every time you begin a job, and you’ll perform your job safely and effectively. Those are your hands that are being extended by the pliers or the screwdriver. Treat your tools as carefully as you treat your hands.

Shopping at the Supply Chain Warehouse
A great place to buy your hand tools, work wear, welding equipment and lifting gear is form the Supply Chain Warehouse. Located in the North East of the UK, they offer a great range of high quality and well-priced professional tools and associated equipment.

For further information on the tools, work wear, welding equipment and much more on offer – including some great special offers why not visit the Supply Chain Warehouse website today.

Ladies Pure Cotton Blouses from James Meade

Ladies Pure Cotton Blouses from James Meade
Spring has finally arrived, which means that now is the time to begin making plans for summer. If you have a holiday destination in mind, now is the time to book your travel plans and to make sure you have everything in order before the time comes to pack up and go. The same applies to any summer gatherings you may attend or outings you may wish to go on.

When thinking ahead to all the things you might do this summer, remember to make sure that your wardrobe is up to date and suited to every occasion. One way to make sure that you have every base covered is to have a variety of mix-and-match separates in light summer colours and in pure white. Pure cotton is generally your best option in summer, since it’s lighter than most other materials and machine-washable, making it possible for you to use any laundry facilities wherever you choose to spend your holidays. Attractive pure cotton blouses can easily be dressed up for work or for special occasions or dressed down for more leisurely ones. If you do plan to spend your holidays in a destination where some of the events call for something dressy-casual, it will be a good idea to have some sort of white cotton blouse with an attractive neckline handy. It looks smart, goes with everything and will keep you comfortable no matter how warm it gets!

James Meade has been specialising in classic ladies blouses for over 20 years. Our pure cotton white blouses and soft handle blouses are available in a variety of styles to coordinate with any summer outfit. Let James Meade help you keep your wardrobe up to date so that you can look your best during your holidays or any other occasion this summer.

For more information or to request our catalogue, call us today on 0844 573 4970 or visit the James Meade Ladies Fashions website today.

Treat your Pet to a Luxury Dog Bed with Waggers

Treat your Pet to a Luxury Dog Bed with Waggers
You know how much you love spending time with your beloved dog. There’s nothing like coming home from a long day at work and taking the dog for a walk. Your four-legged friend gets some needed time outside to enjoy the fresh air and a bit of exercise, and so do you! Some of us are even lucky enough to be able to come home at lunch time and break up the work day a bit with a midday dog walk.

So consider this: as we age, there are times when we have aches and pains that stay with us for days. If you have a medium- or large-breed dog, this is likely the case for your dog, too. Those daily walks can be a good way to warm tight muscles and alleviate tension, but we still need to do what we can to make our daily living arrangements as comfortable as possible so that those problem areas receive all the support that they need. This is especially true for those of us – humans and dogs – experiencing joint pain on a regular basis. The more we can do for joints involved in weight-bearing activities, the better.

We humans have memory foam mattresses and pillows, but did you know that memory foam beds are available for dogs as well? Waggers specialises in luxury fibre dog beds that may be just what your dog needs to be comfortable as he ages.

From now until 20th August 2015, selected dog beds, including our bestselling memory foam pet beds, dog mattresses and overstuffed puffball beds, are available for £5 off the regular price. Don’t wait until Christmas to give your dog that special bed; show him right now just how much you care.

For more information about our wide range of luxury pet beds or our line of pet care products, call us on 0844 573 1650 or visit the Waggers online pet store today.

Vehicle Rental Software from iVech

Vehicle Rental Software from iVech
Do you operate a car rental or vehicle hire business? iVech is a vehicle rental management system that has been designed by software engineers who, before they even started planning the system, worked on the front desk of a vehicle hire business for 12 months, so that they had a full insight into the needs and requirements of a vehicle hire operating system. Since car and van hire companies have large vehicle fleets to keep track of and customers to invoice, it makes sense to have one system that does it all. For most of the larger vehicle rental companies currently in operation in the UK, the ideal car hire software for keeping track of both vehicles and clients includes the following features:

Shortcuts for repeat customers
Most rental companies recognise that repeat customers are their primary source of revenue. Since it would make little sense to have to enter a repeat hirer’s personal information for every single transaction, the ideal software system will prefill it automatically the next time the hirer comes in. In the case of corporate clients with multiple employees involved in vehicle rental transactions, a truly ideal software solution would link such clients to an inbuilt accounting system for ease of billing and other types of recordkeeping.

Damage and loss tracking
iVech give full damage accounting and assessment, from who caused the damage, how much they were charged, cost of repair, and lists any unrepaired damage automatically on the hire agreements.

Cloud-based
iVech is cloud based, however this does not compromise security, the operator can assign different user bands with different security levels, eg, an operator may only be allowed access via the office ip address, a manager might be allowed to use a home ip address, and a director any ip address, these levels are fully customisable

Pricing Structure
iVech is currently offered at £25.00p per week, payable weekly, monthly or yearly for a standard one site system, additional sites are £12.00p per week. There are no set up costs.

iVech Rental Control System offers all these features and many more. Our vehicle rental software allows you to keep all the information you need about your vehicles, drivers and accounts to ensure smooth client transactions, timely billing and loss prevention – all at your fingertips, all in one secure environment.

The result is that iVech is designed to give maximum security and control of the vehicle fleet, and integrates with the Hireguard* database to give optimum intelligence and automatic warning against high risk hirers. The system also integrates with your tracking system, should your vehicles be fitted with trackers, the rental operator has direct information, on driver behaviour, speeding, hard braking, acceleration, impacts and of course location. The system can be set to give alerts if the hire vehicle enters certain areas, ports etc, and also alerts should it leave the UK.

For more information on the iVech vehicle rental software please call iVech now on 0191 460 3263 or contact us using email via their vehicle rental software website contact page.

Sound Insulation Testing & Consultancy

Sound Insulation Testing & Consultancy
We offer a no nonsense professional proactive approach to acoustic design, onsite construction checks and pre-completion sound testing. Using our on-going, proactive approach we ensure clients receive professional advice every step of the way, with an on-going continual consideration of cost.

The importance of undertaking design reviews and on site construction checks is often forgotten resulting in sound test failures at the end of the project prior to building control signoff. This can be extremely costly in terms of programme and possible claims by the client. By undertaking careful acoustic design from the initial design stage through to completion it greatly reduces the risk of sound testing failure.

Acoustic Design We have considerable experience in all matters related to architectural acoustic design and detailing. We can help develop the initial acoustic design of the project from the initial design scheme stage. Our approach is robust and does not leave any room for errors using our In-depth knowledge of acoustic materials, construction systems and Regulations we can provide the following:

Provision of cost-effective and practical acoustic solutions

Thorough understanding of the desired character of the space

It is essential that strong communication among the members of the design team members is essential, to facilitate this we can undertake design meetings and site inspections to finalise the acoustic solutions in full accordance with the project’s aims.

Specification of External Building Fabric and including walls, doors and windows in order to minimise noise break-in, or break-out for privacy and overall acoustic quality within dwellings.

Acoustic testing of existing wall façades to ISO 140-5, to check the existing sound levels so new targeted wall upgrades can be specified.

Acoustic Investigation and design of rooms/spaces for a wide range of environments such as schools, offices and commercial spaces.

Site Visits
We offer a site survey service which allows our clients to feel confident about the outcome of their sound testing at the end of the build. The site visits let us check that the installation teams are installing the acoustic materials as per manufacturers avoiding crucial onsite mistakes. You can often have a compliant design which still fails due to poor workmanship; the site survey visits negate the risk of sound testing failure.

A Few Simple Design Considerations
The use of suspended ceilings will help improve the performance of the floor partition. Including a resilient acoustic layer or adopting an “acoustic” flooring system will improve the impact and airborne performance of a floor

Avoid using lightweight blocks in the inner envelope construction as sound will travel along these both vertically and horizontally from dwelling to dwelling.

Use carpet in hallways/corridors to lower reverberation levels.

Key considerations of acoustic design are:

Careful design consideration for all separating walls and floors

Careful design consideration for all internal wall and floor performance

Careful design consideration for the external/internal building façade.

The specification of glazing/curtain walling

The specification of doors

The specification of ventilation

The building/s orientation and layout

Careful design consideration if using lightweight external walls and roofs

Careful design consideration for all internal wall and floor performance

Careful design consideration to reverberation control and room acoustics

Acoustic screening from external noise such as fencing etc.

Acoustic protection from plant rooms, communal areas etc.

Noise exposure of outdoor spaces such as gardens, balconies.

Defect Diagnosis & Remedial Advice
We occasionally get involved with projects that have failed the sound testing – even though we weren’t initially involved with the project. Often it is due to the inclusion of inadequate materials or robust acoustic design and isolation of materials.

Using our considerable experience in building acoustics, we are able to diagnose the reasons for potential the sound testing failure and recommend a cost-effective solution. Often, the reasons for the partition failure are obvious to the test engineer in which case the advice will be minimal and subsequent design advice costs will be minimal; however sometimes, there are more technical issues which require detailed diagnosis and invasive investigation, such as the use of lightweight blocks throughout the inner envelope wall on a block of flats.

Whatever the acoustic problem we can usually find an acoustic solution that will provide a sufficient acoustic design to satisfy Part E of Building Regulations. If you have suffered a sound testing failure then get in touch with us as soon as possible, as we should be able to offer you an expedient solution helping you to achieve practical completion in the quickest time possible.

If you would like more information in regards to sound testing or acoustic design, please follow our blog at: http://soundtestinguk.blogspot.co.uk/, or contact us on 0777 5623464 or visit our website at: www.aptsoundtesting.co.uk

Planning a Stag or Hen Party in Newcastle

Planning a Stag or Hen Party in Newcastle
So your best mate is about to get married. Whether you’re planning a stag party or a hen party, you have a pretty good idea of what will make for an evening that none will soon forget. But have you ever considered that maybe the biggest party your mate have thrown for him or her before their wedding day could be even bigger and better than what one might expect? What we mean is, what are you planning for the party before the party?

A Stag Party to Remember
It’s no secret that a lot of stag parties begin with the “kidnapping” of the groom-to-be by his friends who are taking him out to who-knows-where and will be gone until who-knows-when. While most ladies know by now what goes on at a stag party and brides-to-be are generally willing to accept it as something that their mates have planned, there’s a better way to go about it.

Rather than whisk your mate away for one last rowdy night, plan an even bigger event that begins in the daytime and goes on into the night or even make a weekend of it. For lads, there are all sorts of things you can do that will get everyone amped up for the evening ahead. Go-karting and paintballing can be a great way to get the party started, and if you really want to take things over the top, plan a day of quad-biking for the groom and all of your mates!

Hen Parties to Excite & Pamper
You ladies know you like to have a good time as much as the boys do, but there’s also that side of you that enjoys a tea party and a bit of pampering before a night on the town. What better way to get ready than by spending the afternoon with friends, enjoying tea or a bit of bubbly while receiving a Swedish neck and shoulder massage and having your hair done? A pamper party is a great prelude to a hen party and a fantastic way to extend the happy occasion of your friend’s upcoming wedding.

If you’re in the bridal party as well and have gotten a bit fatigued by all the dress fittings and other details that bridesmaids are involved with, then imagine how exhausted the bride-to-be must be by now! Treating your dear friend to a pamper party before going out on the town will show her just how much you care about her well-being after all the months of fretting over every last detail leading up to her wedding day. It will also put you all in the best possible frame of mind for going out in the evening for that last big hurrah!

If you’re planning a stag or hen party in Newcastle, don’t miss out on our exciting packages for daytime and evening parties for the ladies and the lads. Our packages include a fantastic night on the town in Newcastle, a centre for nightlife in the North East. Enjoy all the best that the city centre has to offer and let our comprehensive hotel and transport services handle the details of where you will end up and how!

For more information about our stag and hen party packages, call us today on 07740 3000 40 or visit the NE1 Experience website today.

NE1 Experience specialises in stag and hen parties, birthday parties and corporate parties in Newcastle
 

Dulais Dry Cleaning Service Newcastle

Dulais Dry Cleaning Service
A dry cleaners is a dry cleaners, isn’t it? The answer to that is a resounding no when you consider Newcastle based Dry Cleaners Dulais, based in Darras Hall, Ponteland. Boasting a clientele which includes well known sporting celebrities and exclusive professional patrons, sensitivity and sophistication are two of the attributes which set this company apart in the field of cleaning services.

Things customers would never consider as important, such as design of garment, hand sewn hems, bias cut construction etc are all considered in a dry cleaning company which boasts long term, state of the art training, keeping its operatives up to speed with the latest in garment design. With meticulous hand finishing and precision hand pressing, clients can be sure they will receive a pristine garment on pick up, so important with a couture / designer outfit. The company will remove stains from all delicate garments and those inlaid with stones, glass, brass or any other fastenings or buttons and give clothes a superior finish.

Nav Dulai also gives a stain removal service which is second to none in the field with an ultra-gentle and non-harsh process, achieving an astonishing 99% removal rating.

Clothing is an investment like any other and should be protected like all investments. Ensuring you get the best out of your clothes for the longest time possible is what Dulais on The Broadway, Ponteland will provide.

Add to all that a collection and a delivery service from anywhere in the north east, day time or evening and you can see how this company sets itself apart from the norm. No, all dry cleaners are definitely not the same.

Specialist Wedding Dress Cleaning Service Imagine handing your precious wedding gown into the protection of the safest, most caring hands there are; gentle hands that will love it, respect it, nurture it and expertly clean and restore it, reserving the exquisite memories invested in every thread now and for the future.

Every day, brides all over the country come to us and say thank you for the love and attention we lavish on their dress; and we will collect yours from your own hands and transport it securely, scrupulously cleaning and preserving it in a beautiful box before delivering it safely back into your hands.

We treat every dress as unique, whether it’s classic or contemporary, modern or vintage, hand-painted or handmade. Every cleaning process should be unique also, so here at Dulais, we will create a bespoke cleaning process for your gown and your gown only.

Our techniques are painstaking, time-consuming, as you would expect from a reputable wedding dress retailers and consultants within the bridal industry. That’s because only a specialist, boutique cleaner on fabric care and preservation. And he is a perfectionist. His customers can therefore be assured that their garments are in the safest hands.

For further information call 01661 820700 or visit the Dulais dry cleaning and wedding dress cleaning service provider websites in today.

Luxury Fibre Dog Beds from Waggers

Luxury Fibre Dog Beds from Waggers
You know how much you love spending time with your beloved dog. There’s nothing like coming home from a long day at work and taking the dog for a walk. Your four-legged friend gets some needed time outside to enjoy the fresh air and a bit of exercise, and so do you! Some of us are even lucky enough to be able to come home at lunch time and break up the work day a bit with a midday dog walk.

So consider this: as we age, there are times when we have aches and pains that stay with us for days. If you have a medium- or large-breed dog, this is likely the case for your dog, too. Those daily walks can be a good way to warm tight muscles and alleviate tension, but we still need to do what we can to make our daily living arrangements as comfortable as possible so that those problem areas receive all the support that they need. This is especially true for those of us – humans and dogs – experiencing joint pain on a regular basis. The more we can do for joints involved in weight-bearing activities, the better.

We humans have memory foam mattresses and pillows, but did you know that memory foam beds are available for dogs as well? Waggers specialises in luxury fibre dog beds that may be just what your dog needs to be comfortable as he ages.

Waggers, an online shop specialising in pet care, toys and supplies, offers a wide range of dog beds which young and old dogs alike absolutely love. Our overstuffed luxury fibre dog beds are made of a lightweight yet fully supportive thermal hollow fibre and include a machine-washable cover in one of many unique designs. Purchase one for your dog today – we’re sure it will soon become his favourite piece of furniture.

From now until 20th August 2015, selected dog beds, including our bestselling memory foam pet beds, dog mattresses and overstuffed puffball beds, are available for £5 off the regular price. Don’t wait until Christmas to give your dog that special bed; show him right now just how much you care.

For more information about our line of pet care products or to order one of our overstuffed dog beds, call us on 0844 573 1650 or visit the Waggers online pet store today.

Hansgrohe & Bisque Designer Bathrooms

Hansgrohe & Bisque Designer Bathrooms
One of the best things a homeowner can do to increase enjoyment of the home and improve the odds of selling the home at a good price is to upgrade the bathrooms. Particularly where older homes are concerned, a stellar bathroom remodel increases the home’s resale value by making it more appealing to potential buyers of all ages.

Fortunately, more people these days are in a better position to take on home improvement projects of this size, and a number of bathroom design features that were once purely the domain of palatial residences have become more affordable and more widely available. If you feel ready to take that step toward significantly improving your home for now and for the future, it is wise to learn more about bathroom upgrades that have become popular in recent years and that will provide the best value both in terms of your own enjoyment and a potential home sale.

Natural, clean colours Neutral and cool shades of blue, grey, white, silver and black give a sense of both cleanliness and serenity as compared to gaudy colours or gold or brass accents, which are best saved for other parts of the house. One exception to this rule is the powder room: unlike the trends in master bathroom remodelling, it has become ever more popular over the past year to add dark hardwood flooring, furniture-like cabinetry and other colours and accents more commonly associated with other parts of the house.

Master shower cubicles To some extent, bathtubs in master bathrooms are going out of fashion, being relegated to children’s bathrooms and replaced in the master bathroom by multiple-head showers with frameless glass enclosures. When opting for multiple shower heads, installing two or more different kinds of shower heads adds value in that different home buyers will then have options which suit their individual preferences. Brands such as Hansgrohe bathroom taps and showers should meet the needs of most anyone undertaking a bathroom remodelling project.

Let there be light! Lots of light in the bathroom is also very popular nowadays, contributing as it does to that light, airy and above all, clean feeling that everyone wants to experience upon walking into the bathroom. Consider adding skylights wherever space allows – even directly above the shower cubicle!

Warmth Features that make the bathroom warmer and more inviting in cool weather are also increasingly common. After all, who wants to step out of a deliciously warm shower taken under the natural light from a skylight and step onto a cold surface in an equally cold bathroom? Features such as heated floors and designer radiators, from brands such as Bisque designer radiators through to Reina, are much more affordable than in years past and a very worthwhile component of a larger bathroom remodelling project.

P.T. Ranson has been providing branded bathroom supplies and service for bathroom remodelling projects for years. P.T. Ranson has more than 30 years of collective experience and a commitment to providing the best possible products and service for each individual bathroom remodelling project. When buying online from P.T. Ranson, deliveries on the UK mainland are free of charge. For more information, call today on 0191 4696999 or visit the PT Ranson Website today.

CBI: UK Economic Growth UP – First Quarter 2015

CBI: UK Economic Growth Increases up in First Quarter 2015
Business lobby group, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), estimated that the UK’s economy expanded by 0.7% in the three months to March, up from 0.6% in the previous quarter. It also said growth would probably gather some momentum in the current quarter. The main risk to the UK economy was related to ongoing eurozone worries and Greece’s bailout package, it said.

CBI’s monthly survey includes 764 private firms from a range of sectors. It said businesses in the UK would also need to cope with a stronger pound, which was already weighing down weak export growth.

The lobby group’s monthly private sector growth indicator showed an overall reading of 18% for the three months to March which was “almost unchanged from the three months to February (19%)”. The percentage reading indicates the number of firms reporting that business performance was up, compared to those reporting it was down.

The survey showed firms expect growth to strengthen in the coming months, with a pick up in business and consumer services, together with the manufacturing sector.

“The outlook for 2015 looks encouraging,” said CBI’s deputy director general Katja Hall. “Our surveys show it’s been a solid start to the year with the prospect of stronger growth to come. “The benefits of lower oil prices should be increasingly felt; with cheaper petrol boosting households’ incomes and spending power, and cutting costs for many businesses,” she said.