DBLO Associate Architects are a team of highly qualified architects London setting up an architectural and development practice in 1999 based in West London who have worked on some well-known residential and commercial projects throughout London. dblo are known for their innovative, creative and adventurous style.

A whole new look, a whole new feel is the difference dblo Associates residential architects London can make to your home or work place. They are a highly adaptable studio comprising of consultants working collectively as a team to ensure that only the highest service and quality is delivered to their clients.

Dblo Associates believe that the quality of our surrounding have a direct influence on the quality of our lives, whether in public, the work place, or the home. dblo associates is an organisation dedicated to creating and enhancing value through design and believe that projects should deliver quality, cost-effectively and on programme.

dblo associates work on residential projects across London and the surrounding areas, providing detailed and innovative solutions.

Commercial – the quality and design of the working environment is critical to the well-being and productivity of staff and for conveying a corporate ethos.

Public Sector – creative design and high-quality construction enhances the environment and the community giving a sense of place and responsibility.

Find dblo Associates at this years Grand Designs Live London from the 2 – 10th May 2015 and discuss making your dream home or office a reality

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DIY Marquees have the largest range of marquees for sale in the UK, they offer honest and valuable advice for anyone who want to buy a marquee. Their friendly team have years of experience and expertise in the marquee industry, so whether you are wanting to start your own marquee hire business or would like to host corporate events or special occasion event hire such as wedding functions, DIY Marquees will give your the best advice around.

DIY Marquee range of Party tents for sale can be used for lots of different functions from weddings and formal events to garden parties and BBQ’s, their final appearance is entirely governed by the accessories you buy. For more formal functions you can buy flooring and linings for your party tent marquee or for less formal events you can decorate the party tent yourself using balloons or decorative ribbons. Whilst all marquees may look the same from the outside it is how you design the interior that personalises the party tent marquee.

Erecting marquees on hard standing

Our DIY Marquees like most Commercial Marquees for sale are quality ones that can be erected on hard standing. There is the small issue of how to anchor the marquee down (answer: longer tie downs to a nearby soft surface, bolting or use heavy weights) but otherwise it is easily done.

There is one small issue which you should make your customer aware of and that is what happens when it rains. If a patio normally floods in heavy rain, a marquee won’t stop that occurring. If the hard standing has a slope then water may try to flow through the marquee.

The risks of this happening are usually very slight and whilst it’s worth mentioning to customers it’s not worth going overboard or scaremongering about it. If the forecast is bad there are some solutions:

  • Wooden floor throughout – this raises the floor up so the water passes under. The best solution but also by far the most expensive and most work.
  • sandbags or similar round the perimeter of the marquee.
  • strips of carpet underneath the groundbars – this was suggested to me recently by a marquee hire company and I think it’s an excellent and resourceful idea. Strips of old carpet rolled up and then squashed underneath the groundbars cuts out all but torrential rain from making its way in to the marquee.

Building Blocks

Are you looking for unusual baby gifts? Something creative and educational but fun at the same time. I found these fabulous interlocking blocks on The Travelling Souk, their bright colours caught my eye so I decided to read up about them. They make impressive unique gifts due to their quality and hone basic motor skills and promotes creativity. The child can build castles and towers, make flowers and gardens and even put together letters and words.

I was so intrigued by the products on The Travelling Souk I spent hours looking at some of their unique gift ideas, there are gifts for everyone, any age group and gender, from household gifts, toys, clothing, jewellery to wedding gifts, gifts for men and gardening.

The best part about shopping on their on line store is the convenience of shopping in the comfort of your own home without having to walk the high street for hours. You can do all your shopping under ‘one roof’.

The Travelling Souk prides its self on selecting exclusive gifts, wedding gifts, handmade products and more…

Keeping up to date with technology and ensuring your company’s IT systems are up to date is crucial in the smooth running of any company. Demanding working environment irrelevant of the core business demands that technology is always available and effective.

Many companies let their technology become out dated, then find themselves in a position of spending hundreds of thousands of pounds getting systems up to date.

Knowall IT is 100% customer focused and a niche Cloud and Unified Communications provider. Focused on the provision of tailored, secure and hi-performance hosted services to UK based organisations with a global reach. Understanding organisations requirements do vary they build bespoke tailored environments for each of their clients.

Their enterprise private cloud platform is owned and managed by Knowall IT and hosted in secure, ISO 27001 certified, Tier 3 UK data centres, enabling them to guarantee every environment built will be faster, more resilient and more secure than previous systems employed by clients.

Every environment built for their clients is ring fenced from other customers to ensure 100% security. There are many Benefits of Hosting Applications in the Cloud, ask Knowall IT for more information.

Keeping up to date with technology can be overwhelming when its not your core business, however, IT is essential to run your business. Knowall IT manage hundreds of small to medium enterprises, their engineers keep up to date with technology at all times.

Knowall ITs Ad-Hoc IT Support contracts are designed to support either an onsite IT Manager with 2nd and 3rd line engineers or designed for smaller organisations that do not rely on too much IT.

The Ad-Hoc contract, as opposed to paying per incident, gives you preferential rates and the same SLAs as our Full IT Support service.

  • 24×7 Telephone & Remote Support
  • Emergency Engineers – Onsite within 1 hour
  • Onsite Visits for Critical Issues
  • 99.9% SLAs
  • Monthly Reporting

Remote Support

  • 24×7 Telephone & Remote Support
  • Professional and Highly Experienced

Site Visits

  • Re-Active Onsite Visits For Critical Issues
  • Onsite Within an Hour – London Based

Software Support

  • General user applications, including Microsoft Suites, Sage, Maximiser, Access Accounts, Solid Works, Photoshop, Entourage, Mac mail, to name but a few
  • Microsoft operating systems 2003/2008
  • Active Directory | Exchange 2003/2007

Service Level Agreements

  • 1 Hour response to any user related issues
  • 15 Minute response to any critical issue
  • Immediate despatch of engineers for critical issues – onsite within the hour
  • 24×7 Support available

Pay as You Go IT Support can be used for one off incidents or on a retainer basis for preferential pricing and service levels.

  • Telephone, Remote and email support – from £60 Per Hour
  • Onsite Visits from £70 Per Hour

 

Marquee Hire Surrey pride themselves in ensuring that your wedding day will be just perfect knowing how important the day is to you. With over 20 years in the industry and leaders in marquee hiring they have a vast amount of experience combined with expertise makes them a dynamic team always coming up with new ideas and enhancing their skills and product range.

If you are getting married and wishing for that very special fairy tale wedding speak to them for the best advice on wedding marquees hire available.

Some ideas that caught my eye on their site:

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Marquee hire, rustic, vintage

Show marquee, panoramic windows

Why not have a Chinese hat marquee for a small reception area? Or make the marquee individual with our huge range of coloured roof overlays, linings and swags? Black Starcloth over the dance floor? The possibilities are endless. We can make the marquee as grand or as simple as you like. One of our advisors would be delighted to come and visit you with our portfolio to discuss your requirements.

I have also decided to share an interesting article I found on their website:

HOW DO WE DELIVER A RELIABLE POWER SUPPLY TO THE MARQUEE?

A recent large electrical fire in London, brought the importance of the provision of power for any marquee hire to the forefront of our minds here at JF & Trafalgar Marquee Hire.

The correct provision of power for any event, and outdoor event involving marquee hire is crucial. It is also often an area that is overlooked, and one that is brushed to the side.

Whilst this may be the case, it does not solve the issue of providing the correct supply for the demand in the marquee. Not only can this lead to serious health and safety implications (it’s worth noting that we are members of our industry body MUTA). It could also seriously impact the smooth running of you event. Not to mention, the worst case scenario, plunging it into darkness.

At JF & Trafalgar Marquees we would much rather focus on the event itself and its positive outcome, helping you on your way to deliver an amazing, and unforgettable experience (for all the right reasons). To that end, electrical supply is one of the key factors we discuss and advise our clients on. To ensure your exacting requirements are met, we use qualified and registered (17th edition) electricians for power installations in our marquees. They are consulted from concept to delivery and updated on the life cycle of your event, taking into account any changes that may occur, regardless of how large or small these may be.

On larger functions and events, involving significant cabling and distribution, we often supply an onsite standby electrician in addition to our standard 24hr call out facility. Should you be curious about how we do what we do, an example of such an event, can be seen here (where we supplied, a mains generator, standby and standby electrician, along with all cabling, sockets, and lighting).

The type of power supply we recommend and install, depends on the equipment and requirements from services in and around the marquee. Typically, this takes the form of a mains installation from the house or nearest building; this may be 32amps or up to 63amp three phase. Once the supply is taken from the house/building or generator, it is fed to a temporary distribution board within the marquee or catering/services area and then distributed to all relevant areas of the marquee. This could include catering areas, band, DJ, bars etc.

In addition we also offer a full generator hire service, should it not be possible to access mains electricity. Alternatively a generator can be hired simply as a standby (we supply these with automatic changeover) should the main generator or mains power fail.

Give a Gift from the Heart - Mothers days Gifts

Mother’s Day crafts ideas don’t have to be elaborate they just have to be made from the heart. These crafts also take Mother Nature to heart and are made with one of more recycled material like scrap paper, old books, even those little plugs from milk and juice cartons.

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One of the best parts of creating with your child is the time you spend together. Parent and tot projects like this Beach Shell DIY Craft Picture Frame  are a special time to not only work together on something but also to practice taking turns something that can never be done too much .

Gather your materials. You will need some cardboard ( 2x as large as you want the frame to be) , a large magnet , crayons, shells, hot glue gun and glue, scissors , tape and a picture.

Start by cutting your cardboard in half, then cutting an opening in one piece for the frame.

Tape your picture ( I trimmed mine) on the other half  of the cardboard. Trim the cardboard so that it’s no larger than the frame piece , you don’t want it peeking out from underneath.

Have your child decorate the frame with crayons.

Heat up the glue gun. Glue shells on, Glue the magnet on the back of the piece with the picture. Glue the two pieces together and let cool.

 

jewelry craft

Gather your materials. You will need some milk carton plugs, hot glue gun, hot glue, seed beads, and a small dish that won’t stick to the glue. I used a 2nd dish for the ring to cool in but that was just my preference.

  1. Pour a mixture of seed beads into a small dish. You don’t want to use too big a dish because you want the beads to be close together .
  2. Turn the plug inside out , so when you slide it on your finger the solid part stands up against your finger.
  3. Add hot glue to the solid part that will be facing out. You want a lot of glue.
  4. Quickly dip it into the beads, gently press it into them.
  5. Let dry! It’s that easy. Just remember to let it dry completely before wearing it.

Click here for more great handmade gifts, creative ideas, recipes, dieting, good reads and more…

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IBS Blowers specialise in industrial Blower Services based in the UK, impressively have expanded their company and opened offices in America.

Their No 1 focus are their customers and in line with that they offer a FREE HEALTH CHECK for Vacuum Loaders; offering a service our company requires from time to time.

I completed the quick and easy form and within no time at all, assistance for the Free Health Check was on offer. No hidden costs involved or any pressure just a simple straight forward offer.

Not only have they increased their capacity to meet the demands placed on their highly efficient service and excellent products, they have increased their service offerings. They have a wide range of some of the leaders in brand name vacuum pumps such as Busch Vacuum pump and becker vacuum pumps, should you require a new vacuum pump or would like to hire one.

Spares and Ancillaries      Vacuum Pumps

If you cannot afford the time for repairs to your vacuum pump, providing they have a suitable replacement in stock, IBS will forward a reconditioned unit immediately to minimise down time. Upon receipt of your old machine, providing it is in serviceable condition, they will charge for the replacement at the service exchange value. If your vacuum pump is not serviceable, IBS will upgrade your purchase to reconditioned status.

Click here for more information on Gardner Denver blowers, elmo rietschle vacuum pump, leybold vacuum pump 

Pic1 RUMM Establishes Exciting Partnership with Turbine Efficiency for Spanish Opportunity

RUMM Energy Management Solutions UK are a team of passionate individuals who are progressive in their approach making them one of the leaders in Business energy reduction.

They are constantly partnering with large corporate companies who are equally passionate about reducing energy consumption and saving money. RUMM use leading edge technology and committed to the environment making sure they play their part in this changing world.

RUMM have begun working with Turbine Efficiency Power Services Limited, who specialise in providing electrical power solutions globally.  The company is progressive and fast growing and has developed a holistic approach to the power needs of its customers.

With Turbine Efficiency looking after the energy supply side for their customers, RUMM will concentrate on reducing the amount of energy consumed by the user.

The first opportunity to develop a Supply & Demand offering with Turbine Efficiency has been at a large chemical manufacturing facility in Barcelona (pictured above).  Following an extensive site study (in the January sun!) a full analysis will be undertaken by both companies to understand how much the customer could benefit from a joint Supply & Demand Side Management approach.

RUMM are very pleased to be linked to such a progressive company as Turbine Efficiency. We are excited by the business prospects and customer benefits that should result from this offering.

Enjoying some winter sun is to be welcomed too!

Click here Business energy reduction UK to find out more about how RUMM can assist your company

Are you wanting to make some extra money? Perhaps save for a special holiday or a new car, if you are confident, respectful and have good social skills then you could become one of Dukes of Daisy Companion female escorts.

sexy brunette escorts Hollie  Meet Hollie 28 years old, a happy lively friendly type of girl , into going for meals holidays and just enjoying life

With a high demand for men and women just like you to accompany clients to weddings, the theatre, dinner dates, work functions or just provide some good company for the evening. People of all ages, races and backgrounds are needed to cater to the varied tastes of our clients. It’s a good way to earn money, while having good, clean fun.

Dukes of Daisy friend for hire service is just that, no strings attached but simply a companion service whereby both parties will have fun and enjoy the time together with the confidence their friendly companions are carefully selected to ensure they have the right social qualities to make you feel comfortable, confident and safe.

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This is Michael, this is what he says about himself: I am a very strong believer in respect and morals, but my biggest belief is who ever I am interacting with, they are the most important person or people in my life at that moment, so I try to create mutual happiness. I see happiness as the key factor in life and I like to share my happiness and positivity with every one.

Lodge Brothers are well known for their involvement within the community. Its been an extremely busy time for them celebrating Mothers Day and remembering all the mothers is a special way. Easter arrived soon after and once again they were involved making people feel special and spending time with folk in nursing homes.

Mothers’ Day Marked By Lodge Brothers Esher

Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors Esher staff remembered those Mothers no longer with us by displaying flowers and a beautiful poem in the branch windows, inviting all to come in and share their special memories.

District Manager Bill Wilde said “It is a special time of year to celebrate our Mothers, and at Lodge Brothers we wanted to be able to offer the local community the chance to remember those who are no longer with us. Mums may have passed away but it doesn’t mean that we ever forget them.
Many passers by have come into the branches to say how much they have enjoyed the displays and the efforts of the staff”.

      

Lodge Brothers funeral directors Chertsey  and Lodge Brothers funeral directors Hampton Hill as well as all the other Lodge Brother funeral directors throughout the UK joined in the Easter festivities by decorating their shop front and joining the community with various initiatives:

Easter Gifts for Sutton Lodge Nursing Home

Funeral Arranger Jackie Packman from Lodge Brothers in Weybridge, paid a visit to the residents of Sutton Lodge, the local nursing home in Weybridge, to deliver hot cross buns and daffodils. Jackie said, “I have delivered Easter treats to Sutton Lodge for the past three years and it is lovely to see the smiles on the faces of the residents when I visit them. I really enjoy having a chat and being able to give these small gifts to brighten up their day”.

Daffs & Buns Sutton Lodge
Pictured is Jackie with residents from the home.

St.Johns Church, Fulham Broadway, Give to Preemies UK

The wonderful parishioner’s of St John’s in Fulham Broadway have faithfully knitted for Preemies UK for over two years, Paul Bye of Barnes and Sons joined the St Johns Lunch Club and met the Knitters and to collect the latest  batch  of knitting destined for premature babies in hospitals around the UK.

Barnes and Sons Funeral Directors Shepherds Bush are a distribution centre for the Preemies UK charity and they have been actively getting the local community knitting for charity.

The requirement for knitted clothing remains strong and Barnes & Sons would love to hear from you should you wish to knit for charity.