Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Garden decking ideas

It's a bit seasonal, but decking is becoming more and more popular lately. If you have a bit of garden at the back of your house then you most likely can have a decking installed in your garden.

Garden decking these days comes in variety of wood and looks great with some summer garden furniture. The classic timber decking is the most popular option, but will require a regular maintenance to keep it in good shape year after year. The composite decking or decking tiles need no maintenance at all apart from occasional wash (we suggest high pressure wash) to get rid of algae and other stuff.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Tips and Hints website for your browser bookmarks

New tips and hints website was launched days ago - - giving free advice about your home, home improvement and every day tasks of your life. Compiled by hints ant tips from trade professionals.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Fridge freezer repairs

Fridge freezer repairs for fixed online quote anywhere in England, Wales and Scotland. Qualified engineers to repair following brands of fridge freezers: Admiral, AEG, Ariston, Asko, Atag, Baumatic, Beko, Belling, Bosch, Brandt, Candy, Cannon, Caple, Carlton, Coolzone, Creda, Daewoo, De Dietrich, Electrolux, Fagor, Fridgemaster, Frigidaire, General Electric, Haier, Hoover, Hotpoint, Husky, Indesit, Kelvinator, Kuppersbusch, LEC, LG, Matsui, Maytag, Micromark, Mondia, Neff, Norfrost, Nova Scotia, Ocean, Panache, Philco, Philips, Samsung, Servis, Siemens, Smeg, Snowcap, Sovereign, Teka, Tricity Bendix, Vestel, Whirlpool, Zanussi.

This is the ultimate appliance repair service in UK.

Friday, 19 February 2010


An aspiring master would have to pass through the career chain from apprentice to journeyman before he could be elected to become a master craftsman. He would then have to produce a sum of money and a masterpiece before he could actually join the guild.If the masterpiece was not accepted by the masters, he was not allowed to join the guild, possibly remaining a journeyman for the rest of his life.


A tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass. Tiles are generally used for covering roofs, floors, and walls, showers, or other objects such as tabletops. Alternatively, tile can sometimes refer to similar units made from lightweight materials such as perlite, wood, and mineral wool, typically used for wall and ceiling applications.

Tiles are often used to form wall and floor coverings, and can range from simple square tiles to complexmosaics. Tiles are most often made from ceramic, with a hard glaze finish, but other materials are also commonly used, such as glass, marble, granite, slate, and reformed ceramic slurry, which is cast in a muld and fired.
The spread of the roof tile technique has to be viewed in connection with the simultaneous rise of monumental architecture in ancient Greece. Only the appearing stone walls, which were replacing the earlier mudbrick and wood walls, were strong enough to support the weight of a tiled roof.

Tiling was extensively used by Sinhalese kings of ancient Sri Lanka. most of the time they used polished and smoothened stones, which were laid on floors and swimming pools. Historians suggest that they have used advanced techniques and tools for tiling because each tile fits perfectly to the other that not a blade can be inserted in between.

Swimming pool

A swimming pool, swimming bath, wading pool, or simply a pool,is a usually artificially constructed container filled with water intended for swimming or water-based recreation. A pool can be built either above or in the ground, and from materials such as metal, plastic, fiberglass or concrete.

Many health clubs, fitness centers and private clubs have public pools used mostly for exercise. Many hotels and massage parlors have public pools for relaxation. Hot tubs and spas are pools with hot water, used for relaxation or therapy, and are common in homes, hotels, clubs and massage parlors. Swimming pools are also used for diving and other water sports, as well as for the training of lifeguards and astronauts.

Chemical disinfectants such as chlorine, bromine or mineral sanitizers, and additional filters are often used in swimming pools to prevent growth and spread of bacteria, viruses, algae and insectlarvae. Alternatively, pools can be made without chemical disinfectants by using a biofilter with additional filters. In both cases, pools need to be fitted with an adequate flow rate.


Creating buildings, structures, and sculpture using stone from the earth. These materials have been used to construct many of the long-lasting, ancient monuments, artifacts, cathedrals, and cities in a wide variety of cultures.
Igneous stones
Granite is one of the hardest stones, and requires such different techniques to sedimentary stones that it is virtually a separate trade. With great persistence, simple mouldings can and have been carved into granite.
Generally, however, it is used for purposes that require its strength and durability, such as kerbstones, countertops, flooring, and breakwaters.
Igneous stone ranges from very soft rocks such as pumice and scoria to somewhat harder rocks such as tuff and hard rocks such as obsidian, granite and basalt.

Marble has traditionally been used for carving statues, and for facing many Byzantine and Renaissance Italian buildings. The traditional home of the marble industry is the area around Carrara in Italy, from where a bright white marble is extracted in vast quantities.
Slate is a popular choice of stone for memorials and inscriptions, as its fine grain and hardness means it leaves details very sharp. Meanwhile, its tendency to split into thin plates has made it a popular roofing.

Many of the world's most famous buildings have been built of sedimentary stone. There are two main types of sedimentary stone used in masonry work, limestones and sandstones. Examples of limestones include Bath and Portland stone.


Stoneworkers work, unsurprisingly, with stone.
Various types of work—that of the lapidary who shapes, cuts, and polishes gemstones or engraves them for seals and ornaments; of the jeweler or artisan who mounts or encrusts them in gold, silver, or other metal; of the stonemason who executes the plan of architect or engineer for wall, pier, vault, bridge, or dam; of the carver who chisels bas-relief, intaglio, or freestanding figure, using a pointing machine for accuracy; and of the printer at his imposing stone.

Stonemasonry may be of hard materials, such as granite, bluestone, or marble, requiring full finish before laying, or of softer varieties, such as brownstone, laid with rough exterior, the decoration being carved afterward.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Specialist tradesman

The term includes general construction workers, also referred to as labourers and members of specialist trades such electricians, carpenters and plumbers.

Bricklayer, a who lays bricks to and construct brickwork. The term also refers to personnel who use blocks to construct blockwork walls and other forms of masonry.

Carpenter, a skilled craftsman who performs carpentry - a wide range of woodworking that includes constructing buildings, furniture, and other objects out of wood. The work generally involves significant manual labor and work outdoors, particularly in rough carpentry.

Concrete finisher, a tradesman who works with concrete, which includes placing, finishing, protecting and repairing concrete in construction projects. Carpet Layer is a tradesmen who specializes in laying carpets and flooring.
A heavy equipment operator drives and operates heavy equipment used in engineering andconstruction projects.

Electrician, a tradesman specializing in electrical wiring of buildings and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the construction of new buildings or maintenance of existing electrical infrastructure.

Fencer, a tradsmen who builds fences.

Laborer, tradesman proficient with air tools, hand tools, blasting, small heavy equipment and assisting other trades.
Painter and decorator, a tradesman responsible for the painting and decorating of buildings, and is also known as a decorator or house painter.

Plasterer, a tradesman who works with plaster, such as forming a layer of plaster on an interior wall or plaster decorative moldings on ceilings or walls.

Plumber, a tradesman who specialises in installing and maintaining systems used for plumbing,heating, drainage, potable (drinking) water or small-sized industrial process plant piping.

Pipefitter, (also called steamfitter) is someone who lays out, assembles, fabricates, maintains and repairs large-sized piping systems for industrial processes which are typically under high pressure and require metals such as carbon steel, stainless steel, and other alloys fused together throughwelding.

Steel fixer, a tradesman who positions and secures reinforcing bars and mesh used to reinforce concrete on construction projects.

Steel erector, a tradesman who installs structural steel frames of building and engineering projects. The components would usually have been prefabricated, including all welded joints. Structural steel installation is usually crane assisted and utilizes mobile elevated work platforms or scissor lifts as the structure progresses. The work is executed in team using powered and hand tools to bolt the steelwork together.

Tiler, a tradesmen who works on tile in peoples home.

Welder is a tradesman who specialises in welding materials together.

Security specialist

Globalisation has changed the structure and pace of corporate life; the saturation of traditional markets is taking companies to more risky places; the shift towards a knowledge economy is eroding the importance of ‘place’ in the business world; new business practices such asoffshoring challenge companies to manage at a distance; and new forms of accountability, such as corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, put added pressure on companies to match their words with deeds, wherever they are operating.

At the same time, security risks have become more complex, too. Many of the threats, such as terrorism, organised crime and information security, are asymmetric and networked, making them more difficult to manage.
The principle role of the security department is to convince colleagues across the business to deliver security through their everyday actions and decisions – not try to do security to or for the company.

The security department is in the business of change management rather than enforcement and works through trusted social networks of influence.
Security is there to help the company to take risks rather than prevent them and should therefore be at the forefront of new business development.
Security constantly responds to new business concerns and, as such, the portfolio of responsibilities and their relative importance will change over time. Security departments should never stand still or become fixed entities. In many companies today, its role is more concerned with overall corporate resilience than ‘traditional’ security.
Security is both a strategic and operational activity, and departments must distinguish between these two layers.
The power and legitimacy of the security department does not come from its expert knowledge, but from its business acumen, people skills, management ability and communication expertise.