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Novices Guide to Garden Paving

Posted by Admin on September 21st, 2016

When it comes to choosing outdoor flooring solutions, whether it be for gardens, driveways or anything else – paving often present the ultimate solution, with Indian sandstone being a popular choice amongst many. Long-lasting and highly functional, paving is not only one of the most sensible choices but it can also be used in a variety of ways, for instance some people choose to pave entire areas, while other simply choose to create paved areas or pathways.


With a plethora of paving options available, making it possible for absolutely all to choose paving slabs to meet all of their individual needs and demands – when deciding on paving people can choose their preferred colour, texture, tone and so much more. Paving is also great because it suits absolutely all outdoor spaces, from traditional gardens to the most modern and innovative designed grounds.

If you are considering purchasing paving, here are a few things to consider in order to allow you to choose the most suitable slabs:

  1. Think about what the paving is going to be used for, this will help you to determine the thickness in which you require. Thinner paving slabs are ideal for foot traffic, patios and gardens, whereas if the slabs are going to be for driveways, thicker slabs will be needed. In addition to this you need to consider how large the area that you are paving is, for smaller areas it is advisable for smaller blocks/slabs to be used, and if paving a larger space, larger slabs can often work better.
  2. Before starting your paving project, do your calculations, and then do them again. You do not want to be left with an unpaved area due to miscalculating the amount of slabs that you need. Get an extra 5% if possible just to make sure that you definitely have enough – You can keep what is left over as ‘spares’ in case any require replacing in the future.

Next, it is time to choose which material you would like to showcase in your garden! Here are three of the most popular choices currently:

  1. Natural Sandstone. Every slab of natural sandstone is completely unique, coming in a wide variety of tonal variations and colours, allowing for all to be incredibly selective, ensuring that their chosen options suits them and their outdoor space 100%.
  2. Natural Granite. Natural granite paving is fantastic for all looking to create a minimalistic and contemporary vibe due to its machine-cut straight edges and stunning textured top surface.
  3. Natural Limestone. Natural limestone is incredibly distinctive while providing a tidy and sleek appearance; it is also super strong and highly durable.

Of course there are many other paving materials available including but not limited to slate, porcelain and British stone, so make sure that you complete thorough research before purchasing anything!

3 Ways You Can Rent a Vehicle

Posted by Admin on September 21st, 2016

Are you travelling abroad and want to rent a car? Or are you going on a road trip with your family and want to rent a minibus? Well why don’t you? There are multiple benefits of renting a vehicle.

Car rental is incredibly popular especially if you want to travel abroad. Not only will it give you the freedom to go searching for new places on holiday and go sight-seeing without the trouble of catching and relying on public transport, but will also be a lot easier to nip to the shop or restaurant. Are you a parent? Taking your kid on holiday? There is nothing worse than your kids complaining because they don’t want to walk or get on public transport, if you want to avoid this and have a relaxed, peaceful holiday then car rental is the perfect option for you. Many people rent a car when they’re going to a fancy event, this is because they simply don’t want to arrive in their run-around whilst being surrounded by brand new fancy cars.

can-hire-chingfordVan rental has become increasingly popular in the recent years, with more people moving homes and offices, many people have rented a van as it has helped dramatically when transporting belongings. Not only can you transport numerous items at once, it is also built to hold heavy items, meaning that you don’t have to ruin your car by forcing things in, which simply just don’t fit. Not only this but you’re able to rent the vehicle for however long you want it, whether it is a day or two weeks. If you would like to rent a van then check out Van hire in Loughton, with numerous vans available you’re able to choose one which will suit you and your needs.

Minibuses are a great think to hire, especially if you’re going on a road trip where there is a big group of you. Not only will this be an amazing experience but will also let you all travel together. There’s nothing worse than splitting up to fit into numerous cars, with a minibus the atmosphere and the excitement will be there. If you’re going on back roads or in the wilderness then a minibus is essential for a safe journey, as they will be able to handle off track roads – making minibuses a reliable option. Also when travelling and going on road trips you will most likely do a lot of miles, therefore by renting a minibus it won’t add any mileage onto your own vehicle, therefore renting a vehicle, such as a minibus, is great, especially if you want to avoid wear and tear on your own car.

Why Portable Buildings Are Handy

Posted by Admin on September 20th, 2016

portable-buildingsPortable buildings are beneficial for numerous things, whether it is toilet and shower units at festivals to offices on building sites. When it comes to leisure facilities portable buildings are extremely handy, you’re able to use them for changing rooms, offices and even clubhouses.

In recent years’ portable buildings have become increasingly popular especially when natural disasters occur, for example, flooding. It was reported in recent news that a catholic school has expanded, they have converted portable buildings into classrooms, enabling the school to enrol more students and create more space, the news delighted teachers as they have extra space to teach their children.

Benefits of Portable Buildings:

  • The fact that they’re portable is a huge benefit, this means that you’re able to relocate the portable building if you wish. Not only does this save future costs in the future but also makes it easier for you.
  • With a variety of portable buildings available you’re able to choose one which will benefit you. There are a variety of sizes which you can choose from with price depending on what you want. So if it is toilet unit you want don’t worry because you’re able to get one.
  • Portable buildings are often used when a building is being constructed, this is because they take half the time and are easy and quick to put up – saving time and money.
  • Portable buildings can be extremely convenient, especially if they’re toilets, nothing is worse than when you’re on a building site and need the toilet, to have a portable toilet available in walking distance can ensure that people can get to work immediately.

Portable buildings aren’t just used for the offices, toilets, anti-vandal units, they’re also used by many in unique ways. For example, some people can have bought portable buildings and converted them into shops and food takeaways – not only does this save money on buying or renting an actual building but it also lets them take their shop or takeaway place with them.

There are numerous companies which can provide you with portable building hire, however we advise you to make sure you pick a company which suits you and has various building hire available so you can get exactly what you want.

Garden decking – 5 reasons you should choose composite!

Posted by Admin on March 19th, 2015


Extra-long warranty

One of the best things about buying composite from reliable suppliers is that they’ll sell you products with excellent warranties. Take Fiberon garden decking for example – it comes with an unbelievable 20 year stain and fade performance warranty, protecting your investment for two decades.

Weather resistant

Composite is protected from the weather. It doesn’t expand or shrink like wood does with the changing seasons and it’s much safer underfoot when wet.

Environmentally friendly

Unlike wood, which relies heavily on deforestation and harming the environment, wood-plastic composite is actually good for the environment because it’s made using materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. If you’re environmentally conscious and want to do your bit, composite decking is an excellent choice.

Low maintenance

Do you ever get tired of painting and staining your decking? You don’t have to worry about that when you choose composite as it’s very low maintenance and requires little in the way of upkeep. Washing it occasionally with soapy water will ensure it stays in tip top condition and looks great all year round for decades to come.

Available in many different styles

There are lots of different styles available. Fiberon offers a number of popular ranges in various finishes which means that no matter what your preference, you’ll find something to perfectly match your home or compliment your business premises.

Where to buy?

If this sounds like a garden decking that you want to learn more about, we suggest heading over to the Fiberon Decking website. They’re one of the world’s best known composite decking experts and have a wide range of beautiful and competitively priced products on offer.

The kids will be alright

Posted by Admin on March 19th, 2015


Moving house is always a stressful and demanding time for anybody, what with the packing, the legalities and paperwork, and trying to work out how to fit a self-assemble double bed down the stairs and through the door without having to dismantle it. But with everything else going on, have you considered how moving house will you affect your children?

The potential reaction

Some children find an adventure in moving house, especially if they are used to moving – such as with army parents – or if you are only moving within your town, as opposed to moving cities. But some children will be sad and potentially scared at losing their friends, and moving out of an environment they are familiar with into unknown territory.

How to combat the panic

Many parents will put off telling their children about the move until the last minute, believing this will give them less time to worry. However it is actually much less stressful for them if they know well in advance that the move is coming, so they have time to get used to the idea.

It is also a good idea if your child is feeling particularly anxious, give them back some control and start to get them thinking about how they would like their new room to be decorate. Rather than them focussing on the negatives of leaving behind their beloved room and their best friends, find the positive side to each of their worries, including pointing out how they will get the chance to make some brand new friends and explore a new and exciting environment.

Taking your children to your new house a few times to get them used to the place and emphasise the reality of the move, and to an exciting cafe or park close-by so they will have things to look forward to after the move has been completed.

Be prepared for every eventuality – your child may be very upset by the news, but just because your child doesn’t have a break-down in front of your does not mean they are secretly terrified inside; however do continue to encourage them to voice any questions or concerns, in order to show them they are allowed to be curious or concerned.

If you are due to move home soon and are looking for reputable house removals in London, contact Top Removals today on 08000467877 for help and advice on your move.

Add Luxury to Your Life with Luxury House Hire

Posted by Admin on February 13th, 2015

The Beautiful House Company

An event or holiday is often remembered by the location. Too often venues for business events are in sterile buildings, providing little joy for those visiting, despite the intentions of the day itself. A luxury property hire can make all the difference, and the UK has a multitude of locations available to bring the best out of an event.

Locations of Luxury

Luxury houses for hire are suitable for groups and parties of all sizes, and are sure to make lasting memories. A wedding at a castle will turn heads, and a countryside weekend away will show that a holiday in England needn’t be at a Butlins or rundown hotel.

A luxury house takes you away from the day to day grind of work and cityscapes, offering an almost dreamlike location to see a side of the UK rarely seen. The locations may even have been featured in a film or TV show, due to how ideal classic buildings can be for period dramas or historical features. The best in luxury properties are traditional, not artificial recreations, allowing many to walk through history while enjoying new experiences.

For the best selection of luxury homes in the UK, The Beautiful House Company is the company to contact, offering mansions, houses and castles for rent across the whole of the UK.

House Hire with The Beautiful House Company

The Beautiful House Company is a leading luxury house hire company in the UK, with properties available in England, Wales and Scotland. The properties are suitable for all manner of occasions, from weekend breaks to wedding parties and business events, and the type of property ranges from extravagant homes to castle built centuries ago. The houses are widely renowned, even featured on the ITV television show, ‘Holiday Home Sweet Home’, meaning you can book with confidence.

To view the full range of houses available through The Beautiful House Company, visit the company’s website today, and contact a member of the team to bring some luxury to your weekend or upcoming event!

The Advantages of Driveway Block Paving

Posted by Admin on January 30th, 2015

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Deciding on the right driveway for your home needs careful consideration but if you want something that will add a unique touch to your home and is easy to install then block paving could be the way to go. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re considering natural stone.


Installing natural stone paving for a driveway is really easy. It can be done and dusted (literally!) in less than a couple of days. This is perfect as it means you won’t be inconvenienced for long.


Paving gives a much more upmarket and more pleasant look than gravel, concrete or tarmac alternatives, enhancing any property.


Stone will last a lot longer than most other materials and it requires very little in the way of maintenance to remain both sturdy and attractive.


There are so many different types of stone out there that you’ll never bore of the excellent choices on offer. Textures, colours, finishes – you name it, stone has it all. From blue black slate to kota brown, there’s something to complement any garden/house. Because there’s so much to choose from and all stone types have natural variations, there will be no driveway quite like yours.


Value is something you need to keep in mind when updating any part of your house, especially if you have plans to sell in the immediate future. The question is, will block paving for your driveway add to or hurt the value of your home? The answer is that your house value will rise, especially if you’re buying quality natural stone from one of the country’s established sellers.

Finding the right supplier

If you’ve decided that natural stone is right for you – and let’s face it, it is the best option available – then all that’s left to do now is to find a local stone supplier. Our recommendation would be to get in touch with London Stone. Their prices are fair and they have a great selection, and they’re based in London – don’t worry, they also deliver throughout the UK!

Commercial properties in Bradford and beyond

Posted by Admin on November 17th, 2014


Wharfedale Property

It’s not always easy to find a great property in a prime location, especially if you’re looking for something in the heart of the city. You’ll already know this to be true if you’re searching for a unit in Bradford city centre. But look hard enough and you’ll soon be rewarded for your troubles. That’s certainly the case if you visit the Wharfedale Property website because they currently offer a number of great options in Bradford, including Skipton Chambers, which is right in the heart of the city and could be the perfect property for your business.

Located at North Parade, near Oastler Shopping Centre, the property is multi-tenanted and measures 7,186 ft2. It features two ground floor units and also has part let offices located on the upper floors. Passing rent is very reasonable at £20,381 per annum. There’s also a lot of potential for rental income growth, making it a great option for those looking to add to their profits.

It has an ashlar stone frontage with a Dutch gabled slate roof and is a five storey building that was created in the twentieth century. Grade II Listed with 160 part-tenanted suites spread over two upper floors, it has a fully functioning lift and every floor comes with its own toilet. The ground floor in contrast features a set of shop units. Presently, there are 2 shop units and 3 office suites to let; 5 of the offices are vacant.

Viewing the property is easy, you simply need contact Hanson Chartered Surveyors, Mark Hanson, Phil Deakin or Abigail Hanson. You can find out more about Skipton Chambers and a number of old and new industrial units in Yorkshire by visiting the Wharfedale Property website.

Wharfedale Property have decades of experience and a number of properties to let in Bradford and the wider Yorkshire region. If you’re searching for industrial units, leisure units, office, compounds or developments, they can help. Contact them now for more information.

Rent a luxury house for the weekend from The Beautiful House Company

Posted by Admin on June 25th, 2014


Wharfedale Property

The Beautiful House Company specialises in large houses, mansions and castles. They rent their properties out for holidays, events, TV and film production and more. Their houses can hold from 6-53 people depending on which property takes your fancy. They have luxury accommodation options in several different areas, including East England, The Midlands, North England, Scotland, South East England, South West England and Wales.

With castles, mansions and large country houses all included in their portfolio of properties, finding an unbelievable accommodation that dreams are made of is easy when using The Beautiful House Company.

When you book with them you will benefit from their full support and advice before, during and after your stay. They are always available to answer any questions that you may have. They offer a comprehensive and personal service which is available seven days a week. They can help you with any special requests or requirements regarding your booking, making sure that you enjoy your stay to the maximum.

They have pictures for each house on their website as well as a wealth of information, ensuring that you choose the perfect property for your dream weekend break. They clean all beds and rooms, keeping properties in immaculate condition ready for your arrival. Lavish living is what The Beautiful House Company is about and it’s something that you could have if only for a short while with their choice of luxury properties.

Their large country houses to rent will provide you with many activity options, such swimming pools, tennis courts, pool tables, music studios and more. Each of their properties has ample space indoors and out, allowing you to escape from your town house and enjoy the countryside if you’re feeling adventurous. All of the activities are complementary with the house and of no extra charge. These venues are perfect for weddings or that special night away or weekend break.

Mortgage Broker Reviews

Posted by Admin on February 24th, 2014

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