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Acoustic Design & Sound Test Package

Acoustic Design & Sound Test Package

Acoustic Design & Sound Test Package
To try and help our clients achieve compliance with Approved Document E, we offer the following 4 step acoustic design & sound test package:

  1. Site Survey Visits – 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.
  • Sample Sound Insulation Testing – 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.
  • Acoustic Design Review – we can undertake a full design review of the party walls and floors on the development.
  • Pre-completion Sound Insulation Testing – To satisfy Approved Document E and achieve building control signoff. 

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 testing and design requirements throughout London and the South East.

Acoustic Design & Sound Test Package

Sound insulation testing is usually required on all London development/s 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. The main aim of sound insulation testing is to ensure that minimum standards of sound resistance have not been compromised by poor workmanship and/or poor design.

The most common buildings that require sound Insulation testing are:

  1. Dwelling-houses, flats or rooms for residential purposes created by conversion of existing buildings or new build rooms for residential purposes.
  • New build dwelling-houses and flats

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 sound insulation testing, providing a ‘one stop’ solution for all your acoustic testing and design requirements throughout the South East.

You are normally required to undertake sound testing to a 10% sample of the individual type of partition. For instance, if you have a project with 9 flats you would be required to do 1 x 6 packs 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 we study the design and construction of the failed partitions 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.

If you would like more information in regards to sound testing please follow our blog at: http://soundtestinguk.blogspot.co.uk or contact us at: info@aptsoundtesting.co.uk and 07775623464 or visit our website at: www.aptsoundtesting.co.uk

Dulais Dry Cleaning Service

Dulais Dry Cleaning Service

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.

Dulais Dry Cleaning Service

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.

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

I Want a Door.Com

I Want a Door.Com

Composite and uPVC Double Glazed Doors
An attractive and well fitting front door is the perfect way to give any property added kerb appeal and at I Want a Door you they be able to help you get the job done with the minimum of fuss.  With an excellent range of top quality uPVC Doors, Double Glazed Doors and Composite Doors available and a professional fitting service as well you can be certain that you will be totally satisfied with any door that you may decide to buy.

At I Want A Door you are able to browse the excellent range of products available and place your order quickly and easily on their simple to use website.  With many designs available even if you aren’t entirely sure exactly what you are looking for you are certain to find plenty of inspiration, or on the other hand if you know exactly what you want with a wide choice of colours and types of glass on offer and even the opportunity to design you own door you definitely won’t be disappointed either.

Not only will having a secure and well fitted composite or double glazed door help improve your homes appearance it will also help you to keep your home warm and improve it’s security making it a really wise investment.  At I Want A Door all their doors come fitted with police approved locking systems as standard and they are all built only using the highest quality of materials so you can be certain that no matter what design of door you may opt for in the end it will definitely help to keep your family safer and more comfortable as well.

So why not take a look at the wide choice of doors available at I Want A Door if you are looking at ways to improve your homes appearance?  With a reliable fitting service, a wide range of uPVC, double glazed and composite doors to choose from and competitive prices as well they are true experts within the industry, so no matter what door you may decide on you can be certain that will be of the best possible quality.

Not only improve it appearance but will also likely add to you and your family’s quality of life without spending a fortune or undertaking major works why not consider getting some inspiration from iwantadoor.com and take a look at the great range of composite doors on offer. With so many designs to choose from and a flexible fitting service available you could find giving you home a quick facelift is easier than you may first think and you may be surprised how effective the results are once the work is complete!

 I Want a Door.COM provides a range of strong, secure and energy efficient made to measure composite doors. Cut out the salesmen and their commissions; buy your composite door direct from the North East’s leading composite door manufacturer. To find out more information, call 0191 2862122 today or visit the I Want a Door website.

How SEO Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

How SEO Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

When it comes to digital marketing SEO (search engine optimization) is all the rage. This is because SEO has the ability to deliver free traffic to your website, fueling your business with potential customers and hot leads with no ongoing fees. However, SEO does take some time to get going, and there may be startup costs if you decide to outsource it. Regardless, SEO can be the factor that takes your business to the next level, and here’s why.

SEO Services

Keyword Targeted

SEO, if you’re doing it right, will bring people to your website that are ready to pull out their wallet and make a purchase and/or hire you. Hot leads like this are invaluable, allowing you to streamline your marketing process, and spend less money turning a cold lead into a warm lead, and finally into a customer. Why market to a cold audience when you can reach out to one that’s primed and ready to buy from the start? That’s the power of SEO.

Low Overhead Costs

As previously mentioned, the biggest advantage of SEO vs paid advertising is the fact that it doesn’t cost much once it gets going. It may even be 100% free depending on how things work out, and how much maintenance you need on your site. What this means is that SEO has the ability to produce much higher profit margins than paid advertising, allowing you to reinvest more capital back into your business and grow it even more.

Easy to Understand

On-page SEO is simplicity itself. Simply by following best practices, you can notice a difference in your ranking over the months and years to come. Off-page SEO is a bit more complicated but compared to all the metrics involved with paid advertising, it is also relatively simple. It’s because of this simplicity that SEO has sort of become a do-it-yourself kind of marketing strategy. However, if you have the capital, outsourcing your SEO is also a great option.

Professional SEO Services

While SEO isn’t all that complicated, it can be tedious if you’re trying to do it yourself. The good news is that you can hire an SEO Company to help you get everything set up. All in all, this will likely cost you much less than paying for ads on a regular basis, so it’s definitely more cost effect in the long run. It can be a good idea to have the company you’re working with occasionally do an SEO “check up” on your site to make sure that everything is running smoothly.

Finding New Traffic Sources

One of the best things about Off-Page SEO is the fact that not only do the backlinks boost your ranking, they also bring in new traffic from new sources. This can help you to expand your marketing reach and create new streams of revenue from sources you may not have normally considered. It can also lead to joint venture opportunities with the sites and companies you’re partnering with for the backlinks, leading to even greater growth for your business.

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.

Setting up Your First Website

Setting up Your First Website

Setting up a website for the very first time can be a huge challenge, particularly if you wouldn’t describe yourself as technically-minded. However, for businesses looking to stay relevant in terms of marketing trends and consumer behaviour patterns, a website for a business is a must.

More than ever before, a potential customer will use the internet to find a product or a service and if you are not appearing in that list of results then you are missing out on a huge volume of business leads.

A website can make the difference between a highly successful business and one that struggles to attract new customers. If you are fortunate enough to have a long list of returning customers then you are probably doing okay but what about in the future? Can you afford to not pick up any new business? Of course, for local tradesmen there will always be ‘word of mouth’ referrals but people increasingly want to see a tradesman’s online ratings or visit their website before they make a decision.

If you are reading this article then you have probably already decided that you need to set up a website for your business. We have made things a bit easier for you by providing some tips to help you along the way:

Research your web host options.
You will need a web host provider to give you some server space so that your website can exist online. There are many different types of hosting companies available and they offer many different levels of service and features, so it is an area that needs some consideration before you make your choice. You can get free hosting, cheap hosting and pretty expensive hosting, so if budget is a big factor for you, take a look at the various offerings of each different type of host.

You can get shared web hosting services, which is a popular option for small business websites that do not want to spend a large amount of money on their host. Free hosting has a lot of limitations, so make sure you understand what you are taking on before you invest time in building a website using a free hosting solution.

Content management (CMS)
Who is going to be updating your website? You will need to make changes at some point, so make sure that whoever needs to update it knows how to use the content management system. For many reasons, a lot of businesses choose to use WordPress for their CMS, as it is one of the most straightforward systems for updating content.
Content plans are good too, don’t just set up a website and expect it to work well without any future work involved. Great content is what attracts new visitors to your website, so time should be spent on making it as good as possible.

Keeping content up to date and adding new content will keep it fresh and SEO friendly. Which brings us to our next point:

Understanding SEO
If you are not looking to pay for website traffic then you will need to rely on organic traffic through SEO friendly content. The world of SEO covers many aspects from using keywords to creating in-depth content. Knowing how and when to spend time on SEO will help to ensure that your website performs well in rankings and that potential customers can easily find you. If you haven’t heard about Google algorithms then that is a good starting point and then keep up to date with SEO trends from leading marketing experts.

Effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Effective Search Engine Optimisation (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.

SEO Services

Simply put, our approach to SEO typically will is built around:

» Website Analysis & Compliance
» Key Phrase Research
» SEO Promotion & Marketing
» Linking Strategy
» On-going Monitoring & Maintenance

TECHNICAL WEBSITE EVALUATION OR AUDIT
Why is your website being left behind compared to your competition? We will identify and fix technical issues that are hindering it from its reaching full ranking potential, including duplicate content, bad URL scheme, bad site architecture, hidden texts, slow download time, and many more. Our goal is to clean up your website in order to dramatically improve its overall search engine friendliness. During this audit, we can also analyse your competitors’ search presence to understand the likelihood as well as the time frames required to achieve better rankings.

KEYWORD RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
It all begins with keywords. Identifying and targeting the “right” keywords is crucial to your campaign’s success, as it brings in the “right” kinds of visitors. This is why Direct Submit spends time determining the best search words or phrases that could improve your website’s conversion. What keywords should your website rank well for in order to boost sales or enquiries? Answering this question is our priority and is the centre point of our strategy. We consider estimated search volumes, intent, and competitiveness of the most relevant words and phrases.

ON-PAGE SEO OPTIMISATION
The Direct Submit team spends hours optimising on-page elements of your website including Meta tags, page content, navigation, header and footers, etc. Developing of a search engine friendly site structure and carefully planning keyword density, placement, and prominence are significant components of increasing your website’s visibility in the search engines.

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING
Website content has always been very important (and it will always be). We work with you to develop strong, high-quality content that is written for your audience but is friendly to search engine spiders as well. Our SEO consultants and content writers work together to develop informative and useful articles, press releases, and blog postings.

OFF PAGE SEO/ LINK BUILDING
Our team can build comprehensive off page SEO or link building campaigns to increase the number and quality of inbound links that point to your website, thereby improving its domain authority. We also perform an extensive links audit to understand your site’s backlinks profile and identify & remove any low-quality link found.

LOCAL SEO STRATEGIES
Do you want to target customers who live within a certain vicinity? We provide local SEO services to improve your website’s rankings for geo-targeted keywords within your city, state, or county. As a part of this service, we will work on building citations, reviews, and optimisation of Google listings, etc. with the goal of getting your website on the first page of local SERPs and on map results.

Our Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) services are designed to increase the visibility of your website within the natural (or free) search engine rankings to deliver quality, targeted traffic to your website. The Search Engines, most notably Google, are continuously changing and updating how they rank for search results. To ensure your website remains successful within the search engines, you need time, expertise and energy to focus on recognising these changes.

At Direct Submit, we believe every company is unique and we deliver a specific range of SEO services designed to help ensure the optimum performance of your website. Call us today on 0845 2722350 and get your website working harder for your business. +

Welcome to Bank Photographic Studio

Welcome to Bank Photographic Studio

Welcome to Bank Photographic Studio
If you want to launch a successful advertising campaign, want to create a website or need to create literature for your current and prospective customers, including good quality and well composed pictures of your products and ideas is a really good way to show what your business has to offer.  No matter what type of industry you work within being able to create a visual message by using photographs is the ideal way to promote your goods or services effectively in a short space of time.  Nowadays with more people using the internet to search for goods and services having good photographs is even more important, so many people are choosing to use the services of a professional such as Bank Photography Studio.

Bank Photographic StudioAt Bank Studio they specialise in food photography, product photography and other commercial photography such as advertising and portraiture, based in their beautiful and light studio in Newcastle-On-Tyne they have over twenty years’ experience carrying out for their commercial clients such as Netto, Prima Cheese and Luxe Magazine and know exactly what is required to create a really good picture.  No matter what type of photographs you need to create or what type of products or services you provide at Bank Studio they will be able to help you create images that truly reflect your businesses aims and ethos.

Using professional product photography to show your goods in the best possible light can make a real difference to how they are perceived by your customers especially if you are using the images for your website, it is surprising how many people are put off placing an order or finding out more simply because the pictures are unclear or bad quality as it can appear amateur or unprofessional.  If you want to create a clear and concise catalogue of your products and make it easier for people to see the different features and benefits of your items using the services of a photographer offering product photography is the perfect way to ensure that you have all the information required included in your pictures, as they will know all the correct placements and angles to use for maximum effect.

If you work within the food industry making sure that your food looks appetising and tempting is very important so finding professional offering food photography is a really wise investment.  Whether you want to create action shots to create advertisements or want to photograph your products to display on a menu or online having your photographs produced in a unique environment by a professional photographer can make an enormous difference to how it tasty it appears.  As food generally is associated with other sense such as taste and smell, so making something simply look good enough to eat is a tough challenge.  A professional photographer will know how to create the perfect shots to create a feel good feeling and make sure that your food looks really appealing to any potential customers.

With some excellent examples of past work and really positive customer testimonials you can take a look at the type of work they are able to produce at Bank Photography Studio and maybe get some inspiration. Or alternatively if you want to take your own pictures the studio can also be hired out separately if you wish.

So if want to take your business to the next level why not get in touch with Bank Studio to find out more about the photography services they offer and their studio? Call 07710 799603 or email us on info@bankstudio.co.uk.  In no time at all you could have some really high quality pictures to really reflect what your business can do.

Professional Tree Surgery Services

Professional Tree Surgery Services

Seeking Professional Tree Surgery Services
Having a beautiful garden full of flowers plants or vegetables is something many of us aspire to but sometimes find difficult to achieve especially if there are problem areas that are difficult to put right, but with the right help and guidance it can be far easier than you may think to create an attractive and easy to maintain garden for you and your family to enjoy.

If you are finding that problem trees, overgrown bushes or deep rooted weeds are making your garden unmanageable or even causing damage to your property you may want to contact a local business offering Tree Surgery Services if you live in the North East, Newcastle based tree surgeons Stan Timmins and Sons Ltd are definitely worth considering as they are able to offer expert advice for many garden problems.

With over fifty years’ experience working within the industry Stan Timmins has built his reputation by striving to offer practical and permanent solutions to problems that many of us face in our in our gardens and making sure that each job gets done properly first time, with professional qualifications in a wide range of horticultural subjects he has the knowledge to offer expert advice about most aspects of tree surgery, tree management and other arboriculture issues.

Trying to undertake works such as tree removal or the removal of ivy or other deep rooted weeds yourself can not only prove unsuccessful but can also be dangerous or cause damage to property as well, by choosing to use a specialist tree surgery service you are able to minimise the risks and make sure the job get done properly.  Stan Timmins and Sons Ltd are fully insured and make sure that all work carried out complies with all legal safely regulations using best practise methods to ensure that the job gets done safely and with the minimum of disruption to you and the properties around you.

So if you want to solve any major problems in your garden but don’t know where to start maybe you should get some help from Stan Timmins and Sons Ltd, whether you want help with storm damage work, tree removal, hedge maintenance, ivy removal or any other arboriculture or tree surgery related problems they will be able to offer you all the professional help and advice that you need to get on the way to creating a garden that you really love.

With a wide range of service on offer including 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.

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 visit the Stan Timmins Tress Surgery website today.

Executive Search & Recruitment Services

Executive Search & Recruitment Services

UK Executive Search & Recruitment Services

Many of us get to a point during our working lives when we feel like we need to make a progression to the next stage and move up the ladder or try a new challenge before we become stuck in a rut, however finding the next suitable position can be difficult as there are so many places available for companies to advertise their vacancies. As most companies in general have less job roles in management and middle management across their workforce finding available roles like this can be even more difficult and prove very time consuming, because of this recently more people have chosen to approach an employment agency offering executive recruitment services to help them find suitable vacancies.

Many companies also find because of the wide variety of ways to advertise positions unless they invest in expensive and time consuming recruitment projects that they struggle to find high quality candidates that have the required skills to fill their positions. As this can have such a large impact on the efficiency of their business and also have major financial implications more and more companies have begun to take advantage of the benefits an agency that offers executive search services can offer them.

Many reliable agencies will build lasting relationships with their clients and receive details of all vacant positions, sometimes exclusively or before it is posted elsewhere so they rarely have a shortage of interesting roles.

Along with a larger variety of roles within interim management another advantage of approaching an employment agency offering executive search is that they can offer greater work flexibility than a traditional job and make sure you are matched as closely as possible to the roles they offer you. Whether you are looking for part time, full time or temporary work a well-established agency will be able to find you roles that are suited to your requirements.  This can also be very useful if you have taken a break from the workplace or are newly qualified because any temporary roles that you undertake are an excellent way to add recent, relevant experience to your CV.

Having all your information and documents such as your CV already logged with a recruitment agency can also help make the application process far easier, especially if you are undertaking a short term contract, as they can often forward all your data to the prospective employer on your behalf saving you a lot of time. They can also give you all the details you need about the company and what the role will involve along with any other information that you may require in advance so you can focus on preparing for work in your new role. As well established recruitment agencies will have long term relationships with their clients they will often be able to offer you valuable advice about their expectations so you will be able to make sure that you make an excellent first impression.

So if are feeling ready to take the next step and look for a new job role within management or interim management why not get in touch with a recruitment agency offering high quality executive search services? With the opportunity to hear about more vacancies first you may find that it really helps you to give your career the boost it needs and you could be working in a role that you really enjoy far more quickly than you might expect.

So no matter what type of industry you work within if you feel it’s time to take a step up the ladder to just want a change why not pas your details to an agency offering executive recruitment services and see what interim management roles they are able to offer you? Whether you are looking for full time, part time, temporary or permanent work they could help you find a role that is suitable for you much more quickly and easily that you may first think!

Searching for a Wedding Dress Cleaner

Searching for a Wedding Dress Cleaner

Searching for a Wedding Dress Cleaner
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life and being able to keep your wedding dress in pristine condition is an ideal way to preserve your special memories. To make sure that your dress stays in fabulous condition over the coming years having it professionally cleaned at a wedding dress cleaners before storing it is a really sensible idea to ensure and marks or scuffs don’t become embedded in the fabric and impossible to remove.

At Dulais Wedding Dress Cleaning they offer an excellent service to customers based in North East England to help you make sure that you can keep your wedding dress in perfect condition whether you want to keep it for future generations or simply keep it as a keepsake.  Offering a reliable and professional service every time they have the expert skills required to make sure any type of wedding dress is cleaned properly and remove most stains using the correct materials no matter what type of fabric is it made from.

With reasonable price and a top quality service at Dulais Wedding Dress Cleaning they will also complete any repairs that may be required so you can be certain that your wedding dress really will look good as new.  They are also able to clean veils, shoes, bridesmaids dresses and other outfits belonging to the bridal party such as suits so you can get everything sorted out in one go, and with a fully insured service on offer you can be certain that all your items will be fully covered at all times.

Fully trained in textile care and with over twenty years-experience taking care of bridal gowns at Dulais Wedding Dress Cleaning they know exactly what is required to lift the marks out of delicate fabrics without causing any damage at all so you can be sure that your wedding dress will be in safe hands and receive a cleaning process that has been tailored to its individual features.  With the option to also purchase a beautiful museum quality storage box complete with PH free tissue paper to store your dress in you can be certain that at Dulais Wedding Dress Cleaners they will help you to keep your dress safe and clean for many years to come.

We provide first class, high quality professional wedding dress cleaning and preservation services for brides in Newcastle and the surrounding areas. For as little as £90, we will collect your wedding dress at a time that is convenient to you and return your fully cleaned and preserved dress in a beautiful acid-free tissue paper box. By entrusting the care of your wedding dress to us, you can rest assured that your dress will look just as beautiful 50 years from now as when you wore it on your wedding day.

To learn more about our service and to receive an estimate, call us today on 01661 820700 or visit the Dulais Wedding Dress Cleaning website today.