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Something for the Ladies. Perfect gifts for her

Posted on: October 24, 2020

There is something of a misconception that women are impossible to buy for. There are two approaches to this. One, you just give up and get them a voucher or some money and the second is that you get them to simply tell you what they want or you ask them for a list. Both of these options are deeply dull and also suggest that the lady in your life is not on your priorities…

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How can I get a better food hygiene rating?

Posted on: October 23, 2020

Most of us are familiar with this rating scheme as we can see it in the windows of most takeaways, restaurants and cafes across the UK. Of course, the goal of every food business should be attaining and maintaining that 5-star rating. To get a rating, an inspection must be carried out. Image credit An inspection will involve an officer looking into how safe the food handling practices are and also how food is prepared,…

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Cheer Up – Here are Some Ways to Enjoy the Autumn

Posted on: October 13, 2020

We may feel a bit gloomy when the winter months start to roll in but there are lots of things that we can look forward to as the days become shorter and the air becomes cooler – it is not all doom and gloom! Update your Winter Wardrobe – The autumn is a great time to have a good wardrobe clear out and update your wardrobe so that you can go into the winter months…

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Maximising Energy Efficiency in Residential Construction

Posted on: September 29, 2020

How to maximise energy efficiency in residential construction is a question that needs answering. It has become a necessity in today’s world because the world is literally warming up fast, so we need to make sure that we are using less power. There are several factors that come into play when it comes to home construction, but the most important is making sure that the construction project can use as little energy as possible. For…

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Jobs to leave to the professionals

Posted on: September 28, 2020

Whilst we may have a strong sense of DIY in this country and the addition of guides on Youtube have helped this, there are still some things that you should only leave to the professionals to do. What are these roles I hear you ask. Here is a list of them. Image credit   Space Exploration. Ok, it’s unlikely that you’ll need to go into space but the astronaut programme that NASA has is very…

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How can asbestos affect property transactions?

Posted on: September 23, 2020

Asbestos is now known to be dangerous. The presence of asbestos can affect both sales and purchases. Purchasers should ensure that they obtain a survey, particularly if their property was built prior to the outlawing of asbestos in 1999. Image Credit What is asbestos and how was it used? Asbestos covers several types of fibrous minerals. It was used because of its useful properties including fire resistance, insulation and sound proofing. It was cheap. In…

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The role of nickel in plating

Posted on: September 22, 2020

Nickel plating is a technique of electroplating a thin layer onto a metal object. This process can add brightness and appeal to the product. Nickel plating works by creating a corrosion-resistant layer that will prevent the base metal from rusting. The nickel layer can be decorative or used to firm up worn areas. Image Credit This process can make mechanical parts and tools more durable and performance-enhancing, and it can allow you to solder to…

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Learn How to Maintain Industrial Roofing Properly

Posted on: September 15, 2020

There are a lot of different types of roofs that can be used in construction, such as wood and shingles, metal roofs, or tile roofs, just to name a few. All these types of roofs are made up of different materials. Wood and shingles are made from wood fibres that are then covered with a protective layer of cement, while metal roofs are made up of sheets of steel that have been bonded together and…

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Are you Considering a Career as a Glazier?

Posted on: September 15, 2020

What is a Glazier? A glazier works with glass and undertake a wide range of different jobs will a variety of skills required and difficulty levels. Usually, they will be provided with a job brief, outlining the specifications of a job – this can range from repairing a broken window, cutting glass, or installing floor to ceiling windows on a skyscraper – all of these jobs require the specialist skills of a glazier – when…

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Why everyone now wants their own home office

Posted on: September 2, 2020

When Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announcement back in March that everyone in England should stay at home except for essential reasons, there was an explosion in the number of people working from home. Image Credit This led to many people making do with laptops on their knees on the sofa or sharing the dining room table with children embarking on their home learning odyssey. As children return to school for the start of…

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How the conveyor belt transformed manufacturing

Posted on: August 28, 2020

These machines are responsible for moving items, from parts to finished products, through various production stages in a factory or plant. As a result, the conveyor belt has become one of the most important tools in modern manufacturing. The process of manufacturing is more efficient when these belts can move items at a steady speed and maintain their shape and size over long distances. For more information on Pneumatic conveying systems, visit https://www.aptech.uk.com/pneumatic-conveying-systems/ Image credit…

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What is Public Relations?

Posted on: August 27, 2020

Public Relations is the art of purposely influencing the dissemination and release of information among the public about an individual or business. Publicity and PR are different in that PR usually focuses on public release, while publicity is generally controlled externally, and not as controlled as PR. The aim of PR is to inform the public about the products and services offered by a company or a person, whereas publicity attempts to influence public opinion…

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Does your business need its own server?

Posted on: August 26, 2020

Are you setting up a business? Trying to get your head around all the policies you need to adhere to and all the things you need to buy? If you have five or more workstations, you should add a server to the long list! Image Credit What is a server? A server may sound a little daunting, but it is one of the most valuable pieces of kit you can invest in when running a…

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Why Choose to Work in a Medical Laboratory?

Posted on: August 20, 2020

Choosing a career can be daunting, but one thing that the world really needs at the moment is people that work in science and healthcare. From a laboratory technician to lab relocation services in America, a career in science and medicine can take you all over the world. But if the thought of being patient-facing fills you with fear, and you are more of an introvert, there are loads of jobs out there for you…

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Making your offices welcoming for visitors

Posted on: August 13, 2020

Visitors are a certainty in most businesses and these can be people coming for interviews, suppliers visiting for meetings and your customers and clients visiting for initial meetings and catch up sessions throughout the time that they are working with you. Image credit Making your visitors feel welcome in your offices helps to build trust and loyalty and you will find that they will then talk to their friends and family about their experience. You…

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Protect Yourself Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Posted on: August 12, 2020

One of the most important aspects of preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases is the proper use of protection. One of the most common forms of protection is condoms, and with good reason. They work because they stop the transmission of diseases like HIV and herpes, and they are effective at it. However, for a man to make sure that he has his partner safe, he also needs to know how to protect himself…

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Staying on budget when building your own home

Posted on: August 3, 2020

The most important part of self-build projects is sticking to a budget. The result of going drastically over budget could mean moving to a new home is more difficult or even means having to sell once the build is completed. Here are some tips to prevent financial disaster: Put the budget at the top of the list Ensure that the designs or plans have a clearly stated budget right from the start. It should be…

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Choosing a solicitor

Posted on: August 1, 2020

There are many reasons why someone may want a solicitor to represent them. Perhaps you have been involved in an accident, negligence or have suffered unfair dismissal from work. Whatever the issue, making a will or arranging a divorce, finding the right legal representation is critical to successfully resolving your problem. So, here are some useful tips to help you narrow down the search: Verbal recommendation is good but not everything Hearing recommendations from people…

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How to stage a stand-out event

Posted on: July 27, 2020

In a sea of corporate events, how do you make yours stand out from the rest? Most delegates groan when they realized that they are invited to yet another conference, but there are some easy ways to set up more enthusiasm and excitement for your event. Speaker If the budget allows, try to at bag at least one well-known speaker for your event. Someone who is entertaining, well-liked, has a great reputation in the industry…

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The changes to the mortgage business since 2008

Posted on: June 30, 2020

Mortgages have changed considerably since the financial crash of 2008. One of the main reasons that was cited was the lack of decent Mortgages being arranged. Too many mortgages were agreed to that, in hindsight, did not have the correct and proper checks and balances. In some cases just declaring what you earned, without proof of a payslip, was acceptable. Also mortgage of 95 to 100% were agreed. Some were even for over 100% and…

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