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What does a Conveyancer do for you?

Posted on: June 26, 2020

When you are buying a home you need a solicitor. There is no debate about this, you can’t “do it yourself” or get a pack off the internet. The process of the transfer of money to you from the lender is one of the many reasons. It is something of a common misconception that you actually receive the money from the lender. This is simply not the case. The confusion seems to come from if…

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The power and prestige of the Silk road

Posted on: June 25, 2020

The wealth and power of the East was the stuff of legend in Western Europe. The Romans were aware of a fine civilization, a possible rival to their own beyond the strength of Persia and they were keen to trade with it. We do know that this was going on during their time as they have been some very rare examples of the garments they wanted. The West wanted to buy and trade silk. Image…

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How Can you Cut Carbon Emissions?

Posted on: June 17, 2020

In recent years, climate change has dominated the news headlines. Evidence that the world is about to suffer disastrous consequences as well as the human impact of pollution on wildlife around the globe have become huge areas of concern, for governments and individuals. For the world to be able to recover it is clear that drastic action must be taken immediately, but as an individual what can you do to play your part in the…

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Rubber hoses: all you need to know

Posted on: June 16, 2020

Looking for a hose of one type or another? It is important that you pick the right one. There are a number of factors to bear in mind when choosing hoses, to ensure the hose will be a good fit. Image Credit Hoses are used in a huge range of applications, so make sure you use the right kind of hoses to link effectively between machines or vehicles. The length of the hoses is of…

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Sites to see in Ancient Rome

Posted on: June 15, 2020

A visit to Ancient Rome is on most people’s travel list and it is no wonder, considering the amount of incredible sites that there are to see. The Roman Empire influenced much of our modern day life and there are buildings left that you can still see today that represent this. Here are some of the places that you should visit when on a trip to Ancient Rome. Image credit Colosseum – the largest amphitheatre…

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How large can my extension be without needing planning permission?

Posted on: June 15, 2020

It is worth noting that there are specific restrictions for all extensions and these include: The extension cannot reach higher than the top point of the existing roof of the property. This also means the eaves cannot be higher than existing eaves too. Where the extension reaches within 2 metres of the boundary of the property, the eaves must be no higher than 3 metres. Find out more about House Extensions Solihull at a site…

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Good customer service all the time

Posted on: June 8, 2020

Customer service is about more than simply greeting visitors to your office with a smile and offering them a cup of tea or coffee. Customer service has a big impact on the way in which people will view your company, whether or not they will buy your products and services and crucially whether they will recommend you to others. Image credit Here are some key points to think of when it comes to your customer…

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When getting the Mosaics in was a sign of wealth.

Posted on: June 4, 2020

No self respecting Romano-Britain wealthy person would be without a mosaic in their home. There was a great trade for the artisan mosaicist and their visions. They would work in their studios meticulously applying the same pieces of stone and Marble Tiles  to a hessian sacking covered with a cement. We have discovered quite  a bit about the lives and workings of the mosaicist and how they provided the flooring for the many villas and…

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Getting through Airport Security quickly

Posted on: June 2, 2020

If you’ve ever travelled abroad on a foreign holiday and flown from either your local Airport or out of either of London’s Gatwick and Heathrow Terminals, you will know all the hassle that can be associated with checking in your suitcases and getting through all the security checks!  There are several things to remember before even attempting to walk through the strong security presence that is installed at all airports.  Bottles of water or liquid…

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Stay on Top of Crime – How to Prevent Burglaries

Posted on: June 2, 2020

The country is just about ready to start heading back to work again and this causes a wide range of issues and concerns for people. It might not be your first thought, but burglaries should not be underestimated, and though chances of burglaries in the home have been low since everyone has been in, with people heading back to work it is important to ensure you do not attract opportunistic burglars. Here are three common…

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Shopping on-line, from the comfort of your own front room!

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Gone are the days of traipsing around the shops, fighting your way through a throng of unhappy customers, waiting in long queues to try on clothes in a tiny cubicle then waiting in another long queue to pay for the items you’ve chosen!  This is especially poignant at the moment when the whole World is stuck in the middle of a Corona Virus Pandemic!  Not only do we have to queue inside the shop but…

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The rules of Polo

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Have you ever worn an item of clothing and wondered where its name came from. Well the Farah Polo Shirt that you can see at https://www.ejmenswear.com/men/farah/polos derives its name from the Farah brand and the sport of Polo. The Polo shirt was named and based on the design of the clothing that the players wore during the game. If you have never seen a game of Polo here is a brief look at the rules.…

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Weird and wonderful sayings such as, “As SNUG as a BUG in a RUG” and “As MAD as a HATTER”!

Posted on: June 1, 2020

I remember my parents using the lovely phrase, “As Snug as a BUG in a RUG” as they tucked me up, warm and cosy into my bed at night when I was just a small child.  The wording simply means, you will be comfortable, warm and cosy as you settle down, under your blankets and drift off to sleep.  The connotation and story behind the old saying is that a moth larva or caterpillar cocoon…

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Tips for Keeping Glass Windows Clean

Posted on: May 29, 2020

Tips for keeping glass windows clean are available for both commercial and residential properties. Keeping windows clean ensures that they will not become contaminated by dust, dirt and debris. Cleaning windows involves both the window and the frame. Taking into consideration the amount of traffic the windows experience, it is best to keep them clean on a regular basis to ensure proper air flow. Image credit Window cleaning includes wiping them with a lint free…

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All you need to know about the soil beneath your feet

Posted on: May 28, 2020

Soil is much more than the dirt that we plant our flowers in. It is what gives you the food that we eat, either as a direct result of planting or allowing animals to graze. There are times when soil can become contaminated with chemicals and other materials that means it needs the services of a Soil Remediation Service and this is where Soilfix can help. Image Credit Soil is the top layer of the…

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Thermal Plasma Spray is an impressive process

Posted on: May 28, 2020

One of the many processes available to customers is that of the Thermal Plasma Spray.  This is a process where a super heated material, such as a Nickel sulfate or plastic polymer composites, is sprayed on a subject, or substrates, over a set period. The continuous spraying means that the level of protection and thickness is regulated. Image credit It scores over several other processes such as electroplating especially in the cases where the substrate…

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Llanelli, the largest Town in Carmarthenshire, South Wales

Posted on: May 27, 2020

Situated on the Loughor Estuary in the beautifully preserved County of Dyfed, you will find “Llanelli” the largest Town in Carmarthenshire, famous for its roots in Rugby and the Scarlets Rugby Region.  With a growing population of over thirty-five thousand people it is a great place to live, work and raise a family.  With many old, derelict, steel, coal and tinplate sites now being restored and used in regeneration schemes there is a thriving building…

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Confused by Garage Door terminology?

Posted on: May 27, 2020

If your old garage door is a little worse for wear, or no longer offers the security and insulation that it did, then it is time to shop for a replacement. When trying to choose a new garage door, it is very easy to get lost and confused in the jargon. Researching the different types and what they offer can be a minefield, especially if you are not familiar with the terminology. You can spend…

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Top tips for small business accounting

Posted on: May 26, 2020

Image Credit When running a small business whether as a sole trader or limited company, keeping on top of your business finances can be time consuming. A Gloucester Accountants can help you out with your reporting needs and any other accounting queries that you may have. Gloucester Accountants Randall and Payne can help your business finances from day to day accounting through to end of year filing. Image Credit Here are some tips on how…

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The green and pleasant Cotswolds is a sight to behold

Posted on: May 26, 2020

If you are thinking of taking a holiday in the UK this year then the Cotswolds is certainly a place to consider. There is so much to see and do there. Not only is it a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, with some of the most breathtaking rural landscapes and walks, it also offers history and heritage, a Zoo and even the chance to go swimming at an artificial beach. Image credit There is…

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