Thursday, 29 June 2017

RN Williams – Bathrooms Worth Getting Excited About

What do you look for in a bathroom? For many of us, it’s quality first and foremost. Style and design are also very important factors when you’re looking for a luxury bathroom North Wales, but there’s nothing like a great quality bathroom suite to make us feel at home. Good design and quality are also indicators of whether or not a bathroom you have installed is for keeps, or whether or not it is just not meant to be.

When you’re looking for a luxury bathroom in North Wales, consider RN Williams, a plumbing merchant in North Wales. They have a design service which can assist you with selecting the right bathroom suite, have a range of good-looking shower cubicles in stock, what could quite accurately be called the largest range of fitted vanity furniture in North Wales – and fantastic luxuries like whirlpool baths and steam rooms which can allow you to enjoy your very own spa experience right at home.

RN Williams plumbers merchants in North Wales have everything you need for a fabulous and beautiful bathroom that can truly give you every convenience in order to truly relax and turn bathing into the best part of the day.

From a range of fantastic taps to beautiful, sleek tiles to really finish off what has been created, give them a call. Their design team is ready and waiting to make your bathroom truly sparkle. RN Williams’ bathroom design service will take care of every aspect of the job and truly takes the hassle away from a brand new bathroom – leaving you with the fun parts, the initial choosing of items, and of course enjoying the finished product!

RN Williams are based in St Asaph in Denbighshire, and provide kitchens and bathrooms in North Wales and beyond. Give their friendly team a call today on 01745 582254 to see what they can do for you.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Price Comparison: Fitting Your Own Stove vs A Stove Fitter

Many of us are taking the plunge into purchasing, owning and enjoying our very own wood burning stoves, and a stove can be different things all at once. A good wood burning stove can be the central feature in a room. It can be the focal point – the feature, the envy of the neighbours and of course a very good conversation point. However, decoration of course isn’t the only purpose of a good wood burning stove.

A stove is also a functional piece of equipment. Many of us use stoves alongside our own central heating systems in order to save money every winter when the rough weather comes along. Stoves help in a time of austerity and the rising costs of utilities, and for very many of us, the use of a good wood burning stove means warm, toasty winters instead of cold and miserable ones.
A stove is also a great object to provide atmosphere. You simply don’t get the feeling from dull heat from a series of radiators that you do from a fire radiating warmth across your face and across your room, and feeling cosy can easily be the defining factor in what drives people to buy stoves. Of course, your home is your home and it should be the one place in the world where you can feel supremely comfortable, so this isn’t a bad thing.

But how much will it cost to fit your own stove? Quite little it seems, compared to hiring a professional to undertake the job for you. Hypothetically, say you were to employ a shop fitter, it would likely be around £1500 - £2500, and that’s not even including the stove in question. Were you to apply a little elbow grease, your own ingenuity and of course your own labour, the job would cost you around about £300. That’s an incredible saving, and of course it’s really not that difficult. Fitting your own stove is rather simple, and the biggest headache you’re likely going to experience when doing so is liaising with your local building regulations authority in order to do so.

There are a number of online guides which can help you when it comes to filling out the appropriate forms and showing that you are a competent person to install your own stove out there, so don’t let nervousness get to you. A self install of your own stove is safe, and can help you save a substantial amount of money.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Why You Should Choose a Professional Removal Service For Your Home Move

When its time to move home, you can easily be swayed into thinking that it might be easier to take on the removals yourself. When you think about the process as a whole, there are more things to consider than you first thought. Here are just some of the things you should think about when weighing up whether you should use a removal company Chester or not.

Experienced – The first thing you’ll already know is that a removal company is highly experienced in moving your items safely to their new home. They’ll know how to manage you larger items correctly, with the right equipment so that you they aren’t strained.

Insured – Of course, using a professional service will also offer you the piece of mind, knowing that their services are insured. This means that all your belongings will be protected, in the unfortunate instance of damage during the house move.

Cost effective – If you decide to go ahead manage the house move yourself, the likelihood is that you’ll have to hire reasonable sized van to carry all of your items. When you add this up, along with the time and effort to move your items – it can easily turn out to be not worth your while in the end.

Less stress – Moving home is incredibly stressful as it is, without having to micro manage every possession in your home. Hiring house removal companies Chester means that you can sit back and let the professionals manage your move whilst you look forward to settling in to your new home.

Your removal company will come to your home and carry out a survey to understand how much you will have to move on the day. This means they can choose a van size that will mean a single convenient trip and give you accurate estimate of the full cost upfront.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Which Greenhouse Staging is Right For You?

There’s a lot of greenhouse staging suppliers out there. If you’re after the perfect greenhouse staging for plants, be it folding or heavy duty green house staging for sale, there’s so many suppliers – be them giants like B&Q and B&M or even smaller companies dotted around the UK. But what exactly is the best bet for those looking for good value greenhouse staging, but don’t feel like paying through the nose for it?

Greenhouse staging takes on very many shapes and forms as well, so it is imperative to sidestep the offerings from larger companies, and get what is perfect for your greenhouse. Look for a company which makes their own greenhouse staging, as well as those that offer custom offerings to help you truly get the very most out of your greenhouse space without scrimping and without compromise. (after all, if wasted space means that three seedlings cannot fit on your staging, that will mean that three plants cannot go in your garden a little later on!)

Speaking of customisation, look for a supplier which can manufacture bespoke greenhouse staging with customisation options. As the years roll by, you may need more space, or less space, and so being flexible can really be an asset in years to come! With greenhouse staging from certain manufacturers, you can add and remove shelving as needed – without compromising your staging’s strength or durability.

Treating your greenhouse staging is more than likely a task which doesn’t rank high in anyone’s wish list, but you can be pleased with the knowledge that certain greenhouse staging manufacturers do tend to treat their stagings as they are made, which will prevent you from having to do the same thing.

The bigger companies don’t do any such thing, and you’ll more than likely find yourself having to treat your greenhouse staging as soon as you receive and assemble it.   

Friday, 9 June 2017

What the Results of the Election Mean for Property

As the whole of the UK look toward the results of last night’s election, the shadows of Brexit seem to grow ever larger. Insecurity is growing across the nation, and the result of the hung parliament has made people in North Wales and beyond concerned for what is to come. The housing industry in particular has even more reason to be worried. The act of developing housing estates is of course perturbing for most housing developers, as the cost of building has historically gone up, and the skillset required to build houses is often not ideal due to a lack of construction workers across the UK.

Essentially, housebuilders and construction workers are very in-demand, as the youth of today find it an unappealing career choice. And then there’s Brexit. Brexit brings with it further challenges, with the cost of importing materials which will be part of trading with the EU after the UK has formally left – the falling value of Sterling, and of course the recent election result which means that as Brexit talks start, the possibility of the UK being able to negotiate a fair deal have just got slimmer with no certain winner of the election.

So how can the UK housebuilding and construction market stay afloat when it seems that the odds are stacking and stacking against them each day? The answer is ingenuity. The UK has a great reputation across the world for its variety of incentives including BREEAM. BREEAM is the world’s leading standard in sustainability, and focuses on all aspects of sustainable building – whether ventilation, insulation, low impact materials, and flood resilience.

Furthermore, BREEAM has done wonders to help the UK export. There are a number of British housebuilders which have a variety of developments throughout the UK, from as local as Gwynt y Mor – Brand new apartments for sale Rhos on Sea which are built to BREEAM standard - incorporating local supply, local companies and local workers. Politics might be politics, but quality itself always wins out. Jobs can be sustained by investing in the area around us, and taking advantage of local supply in particular.

BREEAM standards are getting more and more important as time goes on, and BREEAM in itself is one of the highest building standards which can allow the UK to continue to export.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

How to Create a More Environmentally Sustainable Kitchen

More of us are giving a thought to how we are impacting the planet. So much so, new homes are now being built in a more sustainable manner to meet the demand of more environmentally aware buyers. But did you know that a greener kitchen can increase your home’s overall value? This is because more people believe that their homes both hold most value, yet uses the majority of the home's energy.

So how are fitted kitchens North Wales going about this?

LED Lighting - According to a leading UK energy supplier, lighting is our homes second largest energy expense, next to heating. So it makes sense that we use energy efficient lighting, to save us both energy consumption and money.

Sustainable worktops and cabinets – Many fitted kitchen brands today are becoming more environmentally friendly by sourcing their materials ethically. Some wood products might even have the FSC stamp of approval which means that the wood is certified

Energy saving appliances – This one should be a pretty easy feat for any kitchen buyer. Just make sure that your next appliance has an A+ Energy rating or above. This will be clearly labelled on your item before you purchase. Sustainable kitchens are probably the one circumstance where the old works beautifully with the new so don’t be afraid to make a statement here.

Reclaiming special pieces – There are certain decorative items you can give a new lease of life to make your kitchen something special. Lampshades or shelving is an easy way to incorporate reclaimed items which can be recoloured to suit your style.

Grow your own herbs – Your kitchen designer will be able to incorporate features that will help you keep more sustainable kitchen such as the ideal hub to store your indoor herb garden. Or ingredients drawers to keep the food you already have, fresher for longer.