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.