St. Joseph, Michigan, USA, 2020-Sep-21 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — With an average hurricane season typically producing twelve storms over the six month Atlantic storm season, over twenty named storm systems have been recorded by the National Hurricane Center over the last three months. In addition, five active Atlantic tropical storm systems tied the record for simultaneous tropical storms in the Atlantic basin by mid-September, while tropical storm Beta advances through the Gulf toward the Texas and Louisiana coastlines.
These unprecedented weather conditions have lead to significant demand in tarps and coverings utilized to create temporary shelters, repair roofing, cover windows, divert flood waters, lift storm debris, protect exposed equipment, inventories and vehicles has U.S. based Tarps Now® operating at full capacity to meet demand by government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses and consumers.
In many cases, stock and custom sized tarps, covers and industrial fabrics are being ordered for emergency stockpiling to meet sudden storm related disaster recovery needs. In these cases, Tarps Now® is meeting demand with stock sized roofing tarps, as well as Debris Lifting Tarps and Hurricane Mesh Tarps engineered to meet emergency situations. In addition, custom tarp manufacturing is offered to provide a full range of options to meet specialized disaster recovery applications. Stock and custom options are detailed as follows:
St. Joseph, Michigan, USA, 2020-Sep-08 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® has announced the addition of new lines of industrial grade Mesh Tarps that offer a wide range of uses as protective coverings around home patios, decks, thresholds, gazebos, pools, picnic areas, barns, kennels and other outdoor recreational areas.
The new lines of Mesh Tarps offered by Tarps Now® are being placed in service as Windscreens in agriculture facilities, outdoor livestock agricultural processing areas, animal feedlot areas, shipping and receiving areas, buildings, warehouses and other outdoor structures benefiting from reducing the harmful effects of extended exposure to the elements.
To meet demand, Tarps Now® custom manufactures protective mesh tarp coverings in a variety of mesh screen exposure ratings, weights, fabric grades and colors that are all engineered to provide outstanding levels of protection from high winds and intense sunlight, where extended exposure to Ultra Violet radiation is recognized to contribute to skin cancer and other ill health effects.
Tarps Now® also offers a complete line of industrial grade mesh fabrics that provide very specific levels of exposure, as well as the ability to choose from standardized sizes, as well as a high degree of customization to meet very specific applications. These include industrial strength debris netting, fire retardant mesh tarps, hurricane grade mesh tarps and other types of specialty applications.
Details on exposure rated Mesh Tarps and supporting fabrics are as follows:
South Bend, Indiana, USA, 2020-Aug-26 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — In the winter of 2013, Masonry Cosmetics began a mission. Don Foster, Vice President of Masonry Cosmetics, started a project to help customers classify masonry staining companies based on the long-term performance of their products. Knowing architectural firms and engineers would appreciate this information that would help them find staining companies to solicit bids from, he began the process of distinguishing between companies that could or could not identify long-lasting jobs, ones that “stood the test of time.”
Masonry Cosmetics began the search. They identified three other major stain companies in the same territory, the Midwest United States; Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania specifically. These companies had been put in the same specifications as Masonry Cosmetics by architects. Reaching out to each company, all of whom claimed to have long-lasting products and a lengthy history, they asked if they could provide any of the following: two jobs twenty years or older, five jobs fifteen years or older, and five jobs ten years or older. None would identify a single long-lasting job. One firm cited concerns about methodology, another claimed to fear antitrust litigation, and the third simply did not respond.
However, Foster would not give up so easily.
Developing a list of jobs from these firms garnered from their websites, from magazine articles, and from their YouTube videos, Foster reasoned the jobs a company chose to showcase on their own volition and use in advertisements and publications would constitute a fine resumé of its best work. Assembling a team together, Foster sent them out to have a second look at these sites. Masonry Cosmetics could not find a single job that lasted the test of time that was applied to brick, for even ten years. Foster found that even jobs that were four to six years old often showed signs of deterioration. While these firms might have a lengthy history, they are unable to substantiate their claims of their stains lasting many years with any evidence that either they have provided, or that Masonry Cosmetics is able to uncover.
This project would be the inspiration for what was to come in 2019.
In 2019, Don Foster began to assemble examples of Masonry Cosmetics’ work into case studies. Endless nights were spent going through photographs of projects taken all the way back in the early 1990s, assembling information, pictures of projects before, during and after completion, and getting in contact with the location’s owners. Then, he and his team traveled. They traveled across the United States with one mission: to prove that Masonry Cosmetics doesn’t belong in the same category as it’s competitors, taking thousands upon thousands of photos of buildings they completed jobs on decades before.
They found, as they predicted, the stain that had been applied had not only not faded, cracked, chipped or otherwise been compromised or hurt the wall it had been applied to- it looked identical to when it had been stained, case after case, the results were the same. Masonry Cosmetics stain can stand the test of time in ways others stains simply couldn’t even compare to. The proof was in the pictures… and now you can see the pictures for yourself.
Masonry Cosmetics is proud to announce the release of its website, GoldStandardStaining.com, where you can go and view the evidence for yourself. There, you’ll find over three-hundred completed case studies with more to come of jobs sorted by age and put into rankings: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. These jobs can go as far back as the 1980s, some staining jobs done by Masonry Cosmetics co-founder Rick Conner using the Proprietary Proven Masonry Stain, before Masonry Cosmetics itself was created. The entire history of Masonry Cosmetics has been laid out, and it’s there for all to appreciate and enjoy.
St. Joseph, Michigan, 2020-Aug-24 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® is pleased to report record sales growth specific to Super Heavy Duty Tarps, Heavy Duty Tarps, and other task specific tarp coverings engineered to meet the needs of governmental agencies, businesses and consumers throughout the North American construction marketplace.
Based upon industry metrics, Tarps Now® reports that it is now widely known as the online leader in the sale of tarps and industrial fabrics utilized for protective coverings, the Company is now widely recognized for its commitment to advanced technology that supports rapid cost quotes and order processing that’s required for the manufacturing, shipment and delivery of both stock sized tarps, as well as custom tarps.
Industries served by Tarps Now® includes governmental agencies, EPC contractors, electric and gas utilities, oil and gas pipelines, light and heavy manufacturing, industrial warehousing, railways, trucking, aerospace and agricultural industries. In addition to serving the above industries, Tarps Now® also provides services to a wide range of small businesses and individual consumers throughout the United States.
Other important areas of growth for the Company has been serving the needs of business requiring materials to support social distancing measures related to COVID-19, together with Disaster Recovery focused tarps and coverings needed when damages are sustained from storm damages, tornados, hurricanes and wildfires. Details on product lines that are highly sought out are detailed below.
Tarps Now® Expended Heavy Duty Tarps Line Up Includes:
St. Joseph, Michigan, USA, 2020-Jul-28 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — With Hurricane Hannah now strengthening to Category 1 levels in the Gulf of Mexico, the potential for high winds, heavy rains and storm surge expected in Southern Texas, consumer and business are preparing for what’s expected to be an above average hurricane season requiring preparation with a hurricane mesh tarps, heavy duty tarps, drain diverter tarps, debris lifting tarps and traditional blue tarps to recover damaged roofs, doors and windows.
Tarps are often used to immediately cover damaged roofing areas, broken windows and doors, as well as used to move debris, provide for water capture, sunscreen and shade, debris lifting, protective coverings and many other uses that protect homes, businesses, livestock and pets following hurricanes and tropical storms. Noting the dramatic changes in weather closely linked to climate change, Tarps Now® has focused on providing protective tarps and coverings critical to hurricanes and tropical storms common to the Caribbean and the Eastern Seaboard.
To meet the unique needs of consumers and business in the wake of heavy storm damages, Tarps Now® also custom fabricates tarps prefabricated for mitigating damage to homes and other outdoor structures. The company also encourages the use of protective mesh tarp coverings that come in a wide range of different screen factors, weights, fabric grades and colors that are specifically engineered to deliver varying levels of UV protection and wind resistance, depending on the selected material and design, to better support evaporation.
Tarps Now® Recommended Hurricane and Storm Recovery Products:
St. Joseph, Michigan, 2020-Jun-25 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — With the surge in COVID-19 victims surging throughout the Southeastern United States, Industrial Fabrics Manufacturer Tarps Now has seen a dramatic increase in open interest in its COVID-19 Protective Products and storm focused Disaster Recovery Tarp Products that help mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, together with products and materials typically sought out in the wake of tropical storms and hurricanes.
Noting the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially began in June of this year Tarps Now confirms that it’s already been a busy summer helping its customers with materials used to help isolate airspace, as well as a wide range of advance stocking activities taken in anticipation of forecast tropical storms and major hurricanes. Noting newly emerging COVID-19 emerging “hot spots”, the urgency felt by many consumers has been stoked by weather experts predicting an above average hurricane season that’s expected to be 30% more active than normal, with as many as 16 named storms possibly making landfall in states like Florida, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
With these trends in place, many customers anticipate new state orders to “shelter at home”, with others especially concerned with the potential need to evacuate in the event of a major storm or hurricane. Especially so, if storm evacuation orders result in family members taking shelter with relatives or in public storm shelter forcing close proximity to persons representing a potential infection risk.
As a result of these conditions, consumers are aggressively stocking up on plastic sheeting materials that can be used to create air barriers which can be used to slow the virus laden air flows. Others are stockpiling supplies that help with rapid disaster recovery following major tropical storms and hurricanes.
St. Joseph, Michigan, USA, 2020-Jun-03 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Hurricane season for 2020 NOAA forecast estimates six (6) major hurricanes, verses a historical average of three (3) major hurricanes in a given season. This forecast has prompted aggressive stockpiling of hurricane tarps, debris tarps, salvage tarps and large quantities of plastic sheeting materials.
As a result of these conditions, Tarps Now® has noted a significant uptick in purchasing by consumers, municipalities, non-profit organizations and businesses who are preparing by stockpiling hurricane tarps, roofing tarps, mesh tarps, debris lifting tarps and tarp fabrics in preparation for disaster recovery. Tarps are often used to immediately cover damaged roofing areas, broken windows and doors, as well as used to move debris, provide for water capture, sunscreen and shade, debris lifting, protective coverings and many other uses that protect homes, businesses, livestock and pets following hurricanes and tropical storms.
Noting the dramatic changes in weather closely linked to climate change, Tarps Now® has focused on providing protective tarps and coverings critical to hurricanes and tropical storms common to the Caribbean and the Eastern Seaboard. In addition, Tarps Now® also custom fabricates tarps prefabricated for mitigating damage to homes and other outdoor structures. The company also encourages the use of protective mesh tarp coverings that come in a wide range of different screen factors, weights, fabric grades and colors that are specifically engineered to deliver varying levels of UV protection and wind resistance, depending on the selected material and design, to better support evaporation.
Tarps Now® Recommended Hurricane and Storm Recovery Products:
St. Joseph, Michigan, USA, 2020-May-19 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — With limited openings occurring in several states, consumers are utilizing Clear Vinyl Fabrics and Poly Sheeting to crate barriers and improve the safety of customers, employees and students to reduce approximately and improve social distancing. In particular, Clear Vinyl is being utilized to help create protective barriers that aid in reducing the spread of airborne virus transmission and other forms of contamination. In particular, Clear Vinyl is a waterproof materials that easy to clean and sanitize, yet durable enough to provide many years of service.
Tarps Now® offers a number of clear vinyl strip curtains often used in clean rooms, food processing and other applications that reduces the risk of airborne contaminants in businesses such as food processing plants, restaurants, nursing homes, hospitals and schools. Mixed uses of mat Clear Vinyl, Clear Vinyl Curtains and Clear Vinyl Fabrics are sold by the Yard or Roll in an assortment of sizes, grades and thicknesses, as well as hardware to install these materials.
In addition to the installation of clear vinyl barriers, front line workers including nurses, doctors, technicians, police, EMT’s, fire fighters and grocery workers have been early adopters of Do-It-Yourself (“DIY”) Vinyl Safety Products. No specialized materials are required for DIY fabrication. The main material needed is clear plastic or clear vinyl which is readily available in many forms, including sheets and rolls. By example, clear vinyl DIY Face Shields are being created to provide a clear plastic barrier that covers the face with no exposed gap with the headpiece and the forehead. Optimally, the shields extend from the forehead to below the chin while reaching laterally across to the ears.
Recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article on the many advantages of clear plastic face covers including being able to be used indefinitely, being cleaned with soap and water or household disinfectants. DIY Face Shields are safe, easy, and comfortable to wear while greatly protecting the vital viral portal entries (mouth, nose and eyes), typically reducing immediate viral exposure by 96 percent. Face shields also prevent the wearers from touching their own faces, which is a frequent source of viral infection.
St Joseph, MI, USA, 2020-Apr-15 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® is pleased to announce strong nationwide orders specific to a wide range of home and farm based Do-It-Yourself (“DIY”) projects such as awnings and overhead vehicle covers, screens and covers for outdoor work and play areas, building structure upgrades, as well as garden, yard landscaping and greenhouse projects.
Awnings and Overhead Vehicle Coverings: To increase the effectiveness and lifespan of your equipment, machines, cars, truck, and other vehicles that are not in use, many consumers are using stay at home time by covering driveway areas with Awning fabrics, or in some cases, Heavy Duty Tarps. Whether adjacent a garage, breezeway, walk out basement, or even outside over outdoor Gazebos; consumers are using coverings that provide future protection against the damaging effects of rain, snow, wind, wildlife, dust, dirt, and other contaminants. Consumers are also often selecting Canvas, Vinyl and Poly materials for these projects.
Outdoor Work, Play, Pet and Livestock Areas: Space around houses, patios, barbeque areas, swimming pools, outdoor kennels, barns, garages and outbuildings that need shade and protection from the elements have been consumer favorites. Placing tarps and fabrics strategically as covers, screens or as curtains in open areas of structures brings many benefits to these areas zones. Fabrics most often selected includes: Vinyl, Clear Vinyl, and Mesh Tarp Covering Materials.
Building Structure Upgrades: Tarps are a great way to guard against spill, spray, and damage to the inside or outside of your structures as a result from nearby work, repairs, and weather. Easily securing a tarp protects these structures. Roofing Tarps are an extremely valuable tool after roof damage or during construction or repairs. Material being used most often includes Poly and Vinyl.
Garden, Yard Landscaping and Greenhouse Projects: Tarp covers and fabrics are being used in a number of lawn care and landscaping applications including catching branch and bush trimmings along with hauling lawn waste and other items that need to be carried. A number of specialty tarps such as debris lifting tarps and snow tarps allow you to lift debris and supplies off areas such as roofs or effectively remove fresh snow from jobsites. Clear plastics are frequently being used to repair green houses, Tarp materials most often selected includes Clear PVC Vinyl, Poly, Mesh and Debris Lifting Tarps.
Tarps Now® DIY Tarps, Covers and Materials Most Often Used by Consumers:
St. Joseph,Michigan, USA, 2020-Mar-13 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® is pleased to announce the expansion of it’s offering of industrial grade Heavy Duty Tarps used by construction contractors, manufacturers, trucking companies and a wide range of service industries throughout North America. Due to extraordinary sales growth among these customer groups, Tarps Now® undertook expansion of its industrial grade segment in order to meet ever increasing levels of demand. By example, contractors developing electric and gas utilities projects, oil and gas pipelines, retail shopping centers, multi-family community projects and healthcare industry facility projects.
In addition to the above merchandising expansion, Tarps Now® is meeting ever increasing demand for custom tarps and covers used to protect manufacturing machinery to sizes as large as electric utility cooling towers. Tarps Now® leads the industrial fabrics industry with technologies that are utilized to rapidly process tarps in a wide range of sizes, colors, fabrics and weights, as well as custom fittings engineered to meet even the most rigorous of demands. Custom made industrial tarps are often selected when stock sizes of canvas tarps will not meet the specifications of an individual project, or long-term client needs.
Supporting the vast array of industrial grade options available to clients, Tarps Now® is staffed by a very well-trained team of industry professionals equipped to meet customer service needs at every juncture. Customer ratings and reviews tell the tale, as Tarps Now® has the highest ratings found in the online industrial fabrics sector.
Tarps Now® Stock and Custom Tarp Covering Offerings Include:
ST. JOSEPH, Michigan, U.S.A., 2019-Sep-06 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® is pleased to announce the release of its custom tarp manufacturing services that is serving the needs of municipalities, contractors, developers, manufacturers and consumers with custom made industrial grade tarps engineered to maximize long term results through resistance to tears, scrapes, acid, mildew, oil and grease. Other innovations include premium grade of construction features, such as ‘spur grommets’ which help users rapidly deploy and fix tarp coverings with rugged “tie-down” features.
In addition to the foregoing, Tarps Now® Mesh Tarps offerings now include protective Windscreens that offer the selection of varying levels of both UV protection and wind resistance based upon advanced design and material fabrication. Applications for Tarps Now® Mesh Tarps extends to uses in connection with Disaster Recovery in and around homes, such as patios, decks, thresholds, gazebos, pools, picnic areas, barns, kennels and other outdoor recreational areas.
Conversely, many businesses are adopting the use of Tarps Now® Mesh Shade Tarps to protect employees who work in areas where prolonged exposure to the elements exists such as in agricultural processing areas, animal feedlot areas, warehousing dock areas, shipping and receiving areas, and many other applications.
To meet the need for custom fabricates mesh tarp coverings in a variety of mesh screen exposure ratings, weights, fabric grades and colors, Tarps Now® custom designs, engineers, fabricates and delivers custom made tarps to provide outstanding levels of protection from intense sunlight, as well as other forces of nature.
Tarps Now® Custom Made Tarps and Stock Mesh Tarps Available:
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, 2019-Aug-16 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Tarps Now® is pleased to announce it has increased commitment to expanding the number of lines of Heavy Duty Tarps and Coverings engineered to meet the needs of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) contractors throughout the North American construction marketplace.
EPC Contractors are firms actively engaged in completing turn-key projects requiring accurate cost quotes, rapid order processing and order deliveries of tarp and covering products used to develop and construct a wide range of facilities.
Projects typically involve large scale construction projects, heavy industry, electric and gas utilities, oil and gas pipelines, retail shopping centers, multi-family community projects, and healthcare industry facility projects.
Tarps Now® EPC Industry Product Highlights:
Beverly Hills, California, 2018-Oct-11 — /EPR CONSTRUCTION NEWS/ — Crescendo Home Theater is proud to announce the opening of their Home Theater Installation Company in the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles California area. Crescendo Home Theater has been building home theaters and installing home automation and home security systems for the last 20 years and has developed some great relationships with high-end audio and video companies allowing them to pass more savings on to the customer.
Crescendo Home Theater is known for their keen sense of design and detail when putting together the best home theaters that can be found in any area.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Network/ — Chuck Magee, construction professional and owner of Louisiana-based roofing company Roof Crafters, is proud to offer Louisiana clients more access and insight into the progress of their roofing projects.
As the most technically advanced roofing contractor anywhere, Chuck Magee and Roof Crafters have taken full advantage of cloud technology and developed their own proprietary cloud-based software system. This intuitive, easy-to-use system is only available in Louisiana to Roof Crafters clients.
Utilizing SSA Store Share Access, Roof Crafter clients will be able to track and keep up with all aspects of their roofing and roof related jobs, including warranty information, shingle type, shingle color and when the roof was installed. Pictures at various stages of the project are also provided.
Keeping this information properly stored and easily accessible is also vitally important for many clients that are having roof repairs performed due to damage from weather or other accidents. The portal makes it easy for clients to retrieve information for insurance purposes, or even if they wish to sell their house a number of years later and want to provide the buyers with the correct information about the roofing materials.
Working in construction for over two decades, Chuck Magee realized that a client-access system such as the one developed by Roof Crafters was sorely needed in the industry. Being able to access information at their leisure helps clients feel better about their projects and provides them with a more comprehensive, detailed record.
As a trusted expert in the industry, it was especially important to Chuck that his clients could get as much assistance and information as they needed when they needed it. He states that he is “especially excited to launch this new software for Roof Crafters clients to stay up to date on their roofing projects.”
Chuck knows that every roofing job is different, and having completed a re-roofing of his own home, he has firsthand experience of the challenges and inconveniences these projects can cause for his clients. This makes him a much more understanding and sympathetic consultant for those in the middle of a difficult roofing project, and it is why he thinks that the CRM product developed by Roof Crafters will be such a benefit to the residents of Louisiana. Press contact:
Kershaw Doors Ltd who are a very well established timber door supplier since 1999 have extended their contemporary styled Mega Oak door range to include a high quality external door version which includes both a solid and glazed option. This new addition to the range was developed during 2012 released at the end of that year and is now on a special release price for 2013.
The Mega Oak exterior door specification surpasses many of it’s counterparts in the industry yet is offered at a very reasonable price of £281.69 for the solid version and £364.44 for the glazed option. Both doors are available in 2 popular sizes of 762mm x 1981mm and 838mm x 1981mm.
The Mega is constructed using a laminated Maple and Beech core, has 18mm Solid Oak edges and a superior 3mm thick Oak facing. The Mega 3V glazed option has the same specification as the solid door with the addition of 3 x 24mm Frosted glass vision panel (Low E Argon) units.
The doors are supplied boxed and ready to finish. In addition to the standard sized Oak Mega, Kershaws Doors have extended the range further to include both a solid and glazed side panel, offering versatility when creating grand entrance sets to your chosen design function.
The Mega solid panel 610mm x 1981mm is a substantial width to compliment either door and the Mega V1 glazed panel is 457 x 1981mm featuring a doubled glazed vertical panel of clear glass. These panels are to the same construction standard as the regular Mega Oak doors. See Kershaws Doors Ltd website at www.1doors.co.uk to order these special offer doors or view the vast range of timber doors available. In addition Kershaws Doors Ltd are able to offer some styles as Made to Measure options. For helpful door informationvisit Kershaws Blog at http://www.1doors.co.uk/blog/
Maybe you are a home user getting ready to tackle a Do It Yourself (DIY) task or maybe you are a professional taking on a new job, but in either case you probably recognise the importance of having the right tools for the job. Fix 8 also recognise that whilst a bad workman always blames his tools, having the right power tools to hand will help get things off to a much better start.
Indeed Fix 8 pride themselves on their ability to supply both the amateur DIY person and the professional tradesman with high quality power tools at prices to suit all budgets. As an example you may just need a lightweight cordless screwdriver for very occasional use around the house, in which case Fix 8 would recommend a small 3.6v model. However, they also supply a wide range of heavy duty cordless screwdrivers and drills in a wide range of voltages from 10.8V to 36V, including the common sizes of 7.2,9.6 and 14.4V, as well as truly industrious high power 24 and 36V models. Fix 8 advise that the latter are ideal for professionals and are ideal for continual heavy use including drilling in to concrete.
When it comes to working with wood then they supply a complete range of electric planers, routers and sanders to cover all of your woodworking needs. Indeed they specialize in the Makita range of sanders, which have been chosen by Fix 8 for their ease of use, durability and value for money. They offer a full range of Makita sanders from high-powered angle sanders, orbital sanders, belt sanders, filing sanders, palm sanders through to multi-purpose sanders.
Fix 8 also have a wide range of power tools designed for working with harder materials such as concrete, ranging from heavy duty hammer drills capable of using extra long drill bits through to stone cutters.
All of Fix 8’s power tool range can be found on their website, where pictures, and full descriptions of all of their power tools can be easily accessed and ordered online. Best of all if you spend more than £50, next day delivery is free, and as Fix 8 recognises that your time is money, you can even have your new power tools delivered directly to the site you are working on, saving you time by letting you get on with work and not having to wait at home for a delivery.
On their new website Fix 8 also offer a wide range of accessories for all of their power tools, from spares batteries to dust extraction units and Bosch jigsaw blades, making them a one stop shop when it comes to power tools.
Once you have checked out their latest range of power tools online you may want to order some of the extensive range of fixings and fasteners that they sell, in order to complete your job, all of which are also available with next day delivery. Fix 8 also offer a comprehensive range of support online as well as having highly knowledgeable staff that can handle all of your telephone enquiries.
When it comes to looking for a one stop shop for meeting all of your construction supply needs, then Fix 8 look to have things covered. They have recognised that whilst many people want to shop around for value for money, that the same busy people do not also want to waste time, which would be better spent working, rather than driving around four or five different shops in order to save the very last penny. Given the cost of fuel on top of this then finding one supplier such as Fix 8 that can fulfil all of your construction needs can be a great time and money saver.
Firstly they carry a huge range of fasteners and fixings online from simple screws through to frame fixings and even heavyweight concrete anchors, all of which can be ordered for next day delivery if ordered before 4pm. They also have a dedicated section on their website detailing technical dimensions and specifications of all of the fasteners and fixings that they sell, taking the guesswork out of choosing the right product for the job. This is backed up by company staff that have an outstanding knowledge of fasteners and fixings, and they can provide realistic, practical advice on which products you need to use, and they are all just a phone call away.
Secondly they carry a wide range of professional grade power tools and accessories, also with guaranteed next day delivery. This is because Fix 8 know that when your old drill packs up, or your existing cordless drill battery dies, that you need to be back up and running as soon as possible. It is also the reason why every range of power tools sold by them has been chosen not just to offer you the best price, but also a power tool that is going to last you a long time. Whilst other suppliers maybe happy to sell you a brand new angle grinder every year, Fix 8 would far rather they sell you the right one just the once, rather than the wrong one several times over.
Fix 8 are dedicated to providing you with the best customer service possible, and to their mind good customer service is supplying you with a power tool that lasts for years, not months; along with supplying a vast range of industry products at trade prices.
They also carry an extensive range of general construction products such as fillers, sealants, adhesive and paints as an example. In addition to this they also have an extensive range of hand tools such as general building tools, through to more specialist plumbing tools.
One look at their website and you will see that if you are in the construction industry then there are very few jobs that you will undertake whereby Fix 8 cannot supply everything you need from start to finish, from the power drill you need to make a hole, to the frame fixing you then put in the hole, through to the paint you end up using to paint the frame with. Lastly when it comes to keeping you safe whilst doing every stage of the task in hand then Fix 8 also have an extensive range of safety and personal protection products from protective eye wear, to safety gloves and boots to offer you total protection.
Fix8 Ltd offer a large variety of fixings and fasteners at trade prices, including Machine Screws, Bosch Jigsaw Blades, Self Tapping Screws, Frame Fixings and much more!
If you’ve run out of fresh ideas and do not know how to keep the scene in your backyard going, why not consider some of the following product selections. They will certainly give your garden a new look. Whether you want to mix and match products or give your garden that relaxing feel, don’t scratch your hair out of frustration. Just look for the following products and watch your hard labor come to fruition. Of course no one said beautifying your garden would be easy. As in any designing project, planning well is always harder than its execution. Get your pen and pad out and start planning with some of these products in mind.
Decorative garden stones are ideal for giving your outdoor space a more elegant, interesting look while still being practical. Garden stones come in a wide variety of different sizes and shapes, and many offer a motif that might be near and dear to your heart, like the “Gather” garden stone, designed with colorful butterflies, the“Love Blooms Here” garden stone, complete with fairies, butterflies and flowers in an ivory finish, or the “Love” Garden stone, which features text, boldly colored dragonflies and water lily blooms. You can pick one type of garden stone and use several of them throughout your space to create a walkway or you can pick different ones to mix and match throughout your garden.
Urn fountains are a subdued yet noticeable addition to any garden. Urn fountains are made from faux-stone materials that look surprisingly real up close, and the graceful curves and shape of the fountain, along with the delicate stream of water emanating from the fountain are sure to give your garden a relaxing feel.
Acorn fountains have a traditional look much like the alabaster fountains you probably grew up seeing in your neighbors or grandmother’s garden. Made from ivory alabastrite, acorn fountains look just like real stone, and the bright, vibrant color is sure to get the attention of visitors. Place an acorn fountain in the middle of your garden as a marvelous centerpiece. Not only will the fountain be beautiful, but the added visual interest will really make the colors of your flowers and plants pop.
Wind chimes are a beautiful, soothing addition to your garden or outdoor space. Wind chimes come in a variety of different materials and styles. The most common type is classic aluminum wind chimes, which produce soft, gentle tones throughout the day and night. If you’re looking for something more decorative, consider acrylic hummingbird chimes, which are adorned with colorful hummingbirds. For the ocean lover, acrylic dolphin wind chimes can bring a bit of the sea right to your own backyard. You can also add delicate rhythmic sounds to your garden by adding natural or coated bamboo chimes to your garden. If you have a very large outdoor area, consider mixing and matching different types of wind chimes or buying multiple sets.
Antique-Style Ivory or Sage Duck Décor
Adding an antique-style ivory or sage duck statue to your garden is a great way to add a bit of color and whimsy to your space. The weathered finish of the statue gives your wood duck a delightful old-time feel, similar to those found in the gardens of yesteryear. Choose just one or two duck statues, or if you have a small pond or fountain, purchase multiple ducks to make a charming outdoor scene for your garden. You can even put other animal statues like roosters or chickens nearby to give your area a bit of a wild farm feel. Don’t spend your money on antique statues from consignment shops and flea markets when you can buy high-quality new ones that will last longer for just a fraction of the cost.
What garden would be complete without singing birds? Adding the barnyard birdhouse to one of your nearby trees with area-appropriate food and water will definitely draw beautiful avian creatures right to your home. Large enough for a small family of birds, the barnyard birdhouse will add a rustic look to your garden.
Blue Floral Planters
If you have herbs, vegetables or flowers that you prefer to grow in planters rather than in the ground, planters painted in a Delft style are perfect for almost any space because the vibrant Delft blue and crystal clear white will match anything you put in them. You can choose to buy blue floral planters in a variety of different sizes and with or without a drain hole depending on your needs.
Butterfly Garden Stakes
Garden stakes are purely decorative items that bring extra life and color to your garden. No garden is truly finished until there are beautiful butterflies floating around, but luckily, you can add them yourself! Butterfly garden stakes come in a translucent red color that catches the sun and makes them glimmer in the light. Try adding butterfly garden stakes along walkways or within groups of plants that need a burst of color. Butterfly garden stakes can also be used as decorative reminders to prune or trim certain items in your garden the next day or week.
Bullfrog Garden Solar Light
If you want to keep your garden glowing at night without the cost of expensive solar or electric lights, bullfrog garden solar lights can do the job while adding a fun, whimsical style to your garden. Bullfrog garden solar lights are made with a high-quality poly-resin for durability in all conditions.
There you have it, affordable, useful, durable and stylish decor that’ll beautify your garden. Hopefully these ideas and great products have livened up your day as they will certainly lighten up your garden for days, months, even years. Most of all you can get all these products at affordable prices. For more decorative products and ideas to beautify your garden, visit Affordable home decor.
Leading UK double glazing specialists Malbern Windows can now provide its customers with a range of state-of-the-art vertical sliding windows. The windows, which have been carefully designed and produced by Synseal, use modern technology to deliver high-quality security and insulation while also being an eye-catching addition to any home.
The new vertical sliding windows can be installed in homes throughout the North West and combine modern technologies with traditional styling. With a new-take on the Victorian sash windows, these vertical sliding windows are ideal for both period properties and new builds.
The windows boast excellent high energy efficiency and have even been recommended by the Energy Saving Trust, which fits in nicely with Malbern Windows’ energy efficiency policies. There are nine colourways for customers to choose from, all of which are available from Malbern Windows. Choose from woodgrain white, cream woodgrain, Irish oak, golden oak, cherrywood, golden oak on white and cherrywood on white.
As with all products sold by Malbern Windows, the new windows have high security features that will help in protecting your home from burglars and intruders, thanks to robust locking mechanisms on every window. Not only this, but the windows are also incredibly easy to maintain, meaning customers won’t have to worry about repainting or varnishing.
The vertical sash windows use uPVC materials over timber frames, which allow them to withstand weathering. The windows also have multi-tilt features that help with cleaning and maintaining throughout the year.
“We at Malbern Windows are thrilled to be able to provide our customers with these excellently produced windows,” said Wayne Clarke, Managing Director Retail of Malbern Windows. “We work to incredibly high standards, only offering products that feature energy efficiency, security and aesthetic qualities, so you can trust that these new vertical sliding windows are up to scratch.”
To find out more about the windows and other products available through Malbern Windows, visit www.malbernwindows.co.uk now.
Todd Doors, who specialise in supplying high quality timber doors around the UK, have unveiled a brand new collection for 2012. The range, which compromises of a variety of door products including French doors, doors with sidelights and sliding doors, is set to make the pulses of every home owner and interior designer racing. Not only is the collection new but it also contains massive price reductions, ensuring that every home owner can get the door that it right for them.
Choosing a door might sound easy but it is actually incredible difficult. Ideally, the room should complement the door. Offering doors at such a high quality, this is no problem at Todd Doors. The only problem will be choosing the preferred one!
Todd Door’s brand new collection for 2012 is populated by a grand selection of oak doors. A popular wood for both interior and exterior doors, oak is proven to stand the test of time and is beautiful in colour. Choose the Biarritz Oak door (was £466.80, now £350.10), complete in satin lacquer or maybe opt for the Catalunya Oak door (was £310.80, now £233.10) as a stunning finale to a lounge that celebrates trend setting styles. For a touch of grandeur, try the Catalunya Walnut door (was £346.80, now £260.10) which is darker in colour, adding real depth to a room.
Glazed doors are a great way of allowing more light into a room and can connect a home’s rooms together. Todd Doors offer a range of glazed doors, from the single full-length pane which offers a maximum amount of light and shadow to permeate through, to multi pane doors. These doors are great for kitchens and bathrooms alike. Try the Spanish-inspired Zaragoza Walnut & Wenge door (was £550.80, now £413.10) for some Iberian charm or, for a lighter feel, the Faro Oak door (was £394.80, now £296.10).
All Todd Doors interior and exterior doors are produced from the very best timber, real wood veneer and man-made materials. For this reason, each door may vary in appearance and is completely unique. Every door is made by expert craftsmen and promises to be robust and incredibly sturdy. Many of the products from the new 2012 range can also arrive in glazed and fire door versions, offering customers a real peace of mind with every purchase.
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