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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.





Van Hire

Van 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 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.

Novices Guide to Garden Paving

Posted by Admin on September 6th, 2016

Indian sandstone

Outdoor flooring solutions

Whether it is for gardens, driveways or anything else, paving often presents the ultimate solution. Indian sandstone is an extremely 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!

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?


Happy child holding house in hands against spring green background. Real estate business concept


The potential reaction

Some children find an adventure in moving house, especially if they are used to moving. Especially with parents in the armed forces, or if you are only moving within your town, as opposed to moving within 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 focusing 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.

The Advantages of Driveway Block Paving

Posted by Admin on January 30th, 2015

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.


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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.

How to create curb appeal

Posted by Admin on March 12th, 2013

There is no doubt that it is a buyer`s market at the moment. But vendors need not despair; there is much you can do to enhance the appeal of your property and a few minor home improvements could see droves of buyers queuing up to make an offer.

There are three factors that combine to sell a house: location, price and condition. Two of these are easy to change.




Before you decide to embark upon major work, it would be wise to ask your estate agent what the maximum potential value of your property is. Splashing out thousands for double glazing and home improvements is pointless if it is not going to reap rewards when it comes to selling your property. Even small changes can add value.

First impressions count

First impressions are everything, before a buyer steps foot into a house; they will already have formed an impression. A freshly mown lawn, trimmed hedges and flower beds that are free of weeds will add instant curb appeal, while a newly painted front door is particularly welcoming.

Don`t tell yourself that buyers won`t notice small things, they will. It`s all too easy to become blind to small imperfections such as scuff marks, peeling paint and faded wallpaper. Give tired looking walls a lick of paint, tackle those minor DIY jobs and spring clean your home from top to bottom. Bear in mind that most people still prefer neutrals so save the extravagant colours for your new home.


Give the house a good de-clutter, children`s toys can be stashed away and other personal objects such as photographs and ornaments taken down. Removing clutter allows buyers to imagine their own belongings in a room.

Kitchens and bathrooms can be spruced up on a budget. Changing the doors and handles can be a cheaper alternative to completely replacing the units. Nothing dates your bathroom more than coloured suites and carpets – which are best left for bedrooms. White suites can be purchased and installed fairly cheaply and carpets can be pulled up and replaced with modern bathroom flooring.

Stage every room for a purpose, PC and desk in the study, dining table in the dining room and so on. Buyers like to see the function of each room.

On viewing days

Long gone are the days when a few candles and a quick tidy up would suffice when buyers came to view a property. These days competition is hot and sellers need to be extra clever in order to ensure their homes stand out from the competition.

Make your home look appealing with potted plants or fresh flowers. Avoid cooking smells, although the smell of freshly-baked bread or fresh coffee is usually a winner. Banish pets from the house and put their food bowls out of sight.

If you want to sell your home, it need not cost the earth to give it a fresh new look. Even minor changes can make a difference. The addition of funky accessories such as plain rugs, lampshades or new cushions could brighten up your home and give it instant appeal.

Preparing your house for sale

Posted by Admin on February 25th, 2013

With spring almost upon us, this is traditionally a time when more homeowners look to put their property on the market. If you`re thinking of selling your home or it`s been on the market for a while, here are our top five tips for preparing your house.


Home Selling Process


First Impressions Count

Many potential buyers will drive past a house before they arrange a viewing; if they don`t like what they see from the outside, then they`re unlikely to call the estate agent. Have a general tidy up in the garden: dig out any weeds, cut the grass and add a few seasonal flowers. Take a step back and see if any woodwork needs a fresh coat of paint. Make sure the guttering is clear and have the windows and frames washed. All toys and tools should have a home, so tidy up anything that`s been left outside and try and store it away in packing boxes or out of site in the shed or garage. If possible, don`t have your bins right outside the front of the house. Try and hide them round the back if you have the space and access.

Forget the Personal Touch

We all love to add the finishing touches to our home, but this can have a negative effect when you`re trying to sell. You need to let viewers imagine living in your house and they can`t do that with reminders of your family life everywhere. Before any viewings you should take down all the family holiday snaps and children`s paintings. When it comes to redecorating avoid any bright colours. Instead opt for more neutral colour schemes. These will not only make your rooms appear bigger and brighter, but they`ll also mean that buyers won`t have to decorate as soon as they move in.


No matter how tidy we try to be, we all accumulate bits and pieces throughout our lives. When you`re preparing to sell your home it`s the perfect time to get rid of some of these. Throw away or donate anything that you`ve not used for ages or don`t need. Items that you want to keep should be put away, including DVDs, books and ornaments. You might be aiming at the family market, but toys can immediately make a room look messy, so try and find storage solutions for these.

Spring Clean

Before your house goes on the market you need to give it a proper clean, getting into all those corners that you normally miss. Then before every viewing you should give everything a once over. This includes cleaning the cooker hobs and oven, mopping the floors, scrubbing the bath and sinks, going round the skirting borders and washing the inside of the windows. To make everything fresh before viewings open the windows for a bit and place clean towels in the bathroom and fresh linen on the beds.


We are all guilty of putting essential repairs to one side during our busy lives. However, cracks in the wall or chipped paintwork will be noticed by fussy viewers, so make sure everything is sorted beforehand. This includes replacing broken light bulbs, fixing leaky taps and sprucing up kitchen cupboards.

It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to give your house a fresh look. You could brighten a room up simply by adding a rug. If you`re not sure what needs doing, then maybe invite a trusted friend round to give you an honest opinion.


Decorate your Home with Contemporary Styles

Posted by Admin on November 24th, 2010

Home decoration is must as the home reflects our personality. Home decorating could be done in various ways. As there are different decorating styles are present one could choose any according to their choice. There comes a varied change in the decorating style of the home. You can take help of free mortgage quotes by the mortgage lending companies that’ll help you compare the prices and get the affordable mortgage. Living with the same old furniture could be bored so you need to remove the unnecessary one so to give a fresh look to the room. Changing the position of some accessories or furniture could give a new look to your home.

There are several good home accessories present in the market which adds new look to your home.


Furniture and home decoration with vector flat icons sofa, bookshelf, bed, bathroom, kitchen, etc.

Some of the basic things to be considered so to décor your home is:

1) The main essential of home decorating is the colours of wall. The contemporary that could be used in walls or in carpet are white, beige or black. These colours help in bringing out the furniture look, paintings or wall hangings.

2) Next is the home furniture. Furniture plays a vital role in home décor. It gives a new style to its look. Furniture is the centre of catching attention so it is necessary to choose the decorating piece. Put come comfortable wood furniture with elegant style. There is no nee d to scattered the chairs around as the place would be a mess. Better put few but well stylish pieces.

3) Another significant part of the home is the windows. Windows perform many important function of letting the sunlight in and fresh air in, it give senses about the outside temperature. The different styles wooden windows are available and you could take anyone as they all perform the same function.

4) The next part for home decorating is the lights. Lights are the essential part of every home. It helps in illuminating brightness in the house. Nowadays there are various stylish and colorful lights are available in the market. Every light have its own important and made for specific purpose. The lights could be dim for resting room and bright for reading rooms.

5) Contemporary candles are another piece of attraction which also brighten the room as well as they are environment friendly. The candles could be placed anywhere from room to bathroom, whatever be the place it helps in sticking out the features of the particular area. You could get varied types, sizes and colours of candles in the market. It is able to give a stylish look to the house.

6) When the candles are kept in groups it plays a key role. The four candles should be kept in a group with different heights and widths. As there are different candles present so it is important to consider its proper arrangement.

7) To welcome your guest the flowers are best part of the home. Place some beautiful and bright colours flowers in bold vases. This helps in spreading the fragrances and refreshes your mind. It should be kept it such a place where one could easily give their attention.


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