Building Regulations Part E

Building Regulations Part E
It can be hard to know how many sound tests you need to undertake on your project to comply with Building Regulations Part E, especially when you have a large blocks of flats. Firstly you need to establish if your project even needs sound testing and if so, how many sound tests you’ll need to do.

Building Regulations Part E

And then there’s the added problem of what you need to do to actually pass the sound testing, this can be especially problematic if you are converting an existing building into residential dwellings.

If you click on this link it takes you to our helpful sound testing checklist. This provides some helpful information on how to prepare you building to pass the sound insulation test. 

It is quite difficult to establish the amount of sound tests that are required on a development to comply with Approved Document E, especially when you have a amount of houses and flats on your project. This article helps to explain the amount of sound testing required on several different project types. It also offers some helpful information on how to prepare you building to pass the sound insulation test.

If you would like more information please don’t hesitate to contact APT Sound Testing directly on 07775 623464 or visit the Sound Testing website.

 

Wheels Self Drive Hire – Car, Van & Minibus Hire

Welcome to Wheels Self Drive Hire
If you are looking for top quality vehicle hire in Hartlepool, Durham, Middlesbrough or any other area in the wider North East you might want to find out more about Wheels Self Drive Hire.  Whether you are looking to hire a van or car of business or leisure purposes and no matter how long you want it for with a flexible and competitive service at Wheels Self Drive they will make sure you get a vehicle that is perfectly suited to your needs.  Although they are a relatively new company, they are able to offer a fleet of vehicles that would rival any more established car hire business.

Welcome to Wheels Self Drive Hire

With an impressive fleet of vehicles to choose from if you go to Wheels Self Drive Hire you are certain to be able to find a vehicle that is perfect for whatever you have in mind.  They are able to offer an excellent variety of small, medium and large cars, a wide range of vans and trucks and a selection of mini buses that are able to seat between six and seventeen people.  Every vehicle is available at a great value daily rate or you can book for longer periods and enjoy further reduced rates.

While many rental companies only offer a choice of a few types of van at Wheels Self Drive Hire they have such a wide variety of vans you will also be certain to find one that is perfect for whatever job you may have in mind, making them an excellent choice for businesses as well as private customers.  Whether you are looking for a standard Transit Van, a Luton, a Tipper or a Drop Side van they are able to offer them all alongside many others.  They also have a larger than average range of minibuses as well so no matter the size of your group they will be able to find you something perfect.

Any vehicle you choose to hire will be fully road legal, cleaned and safety checked before the keys are handed over and all private hire customers are automatically covered by Wheels Self Drive Hires full insurance, although businesses do need to hold their own private or company insurance. Whether you would like some help finding the right vehicle for the job, want to find out more about their flexible rental terms or want to find out how much your rental is likely to cost with a fully trained team of friendly customer services staff on hand you are always welcome to get in touch to have any queries resolved.

Contact Wheels Self Drive Hire
So if you are looking for a reliable self-drive company in the wider North East you should definitely consider finding out more about the great range of cars, vans and mini buses that Wheels Self Drive Hire have to offer.  Not only are they sure to have a vehicle available that is perfectly suited to your needs you will also be able to enjoy excellent rates, flexible hire terms for long or short term rentals and excellent customer services as well.

Why not take a look at their website or give them a call to find out more? For more information or to book your car or van rental, please call 01429 26 55 67 to speak to one of our helpful staff.

Improve your Home with a Composite Door

Improve your Home with a Composite Door
Many people automatically link home improvement with big and expensive jobs like refitting your kitchen or bathroom but sometimes smaller changes can have just as much of an impact on your home.  If you have been considering ways that you could make your home more attractive and comfortable but don’t feel the time is right to undertake a really big project why not consider replacing your old front door with a modern composite door instead?  With a great range of advantages and many different designs available no matter what style of building you may have you can be certain that it will help make a noticeable difference to your property.

Improve your Home with a Composite DoorHaving a new front door that complements the style of your property is an excellent way to give the exterior of your home a real boost without too much effort which is great if you are trying to raise your properties kerb appeal.  At Sekura Windows they are able to offer an extensive range of composite doors and include the option to add your own choices of colour, design, glass and hardware so you can ensure that everything is created to your own preferences and if you can’t see exactly what you want they are always happy to listen to any requests and see what they are able to do.

With their comfortable showroom onsite with their large manufacturing plant if you want to find out more you are welcome to go and pay them a visit and discuss any questions you may have with one of their friendly members of staff, who will also be able to show you examples of the composite doors they are able to offer and talk you through the whole process.  As you will be buying directly from the manufacturer you will be able to enjoy far more competitive rates that if you were to visit a third party outlet without having to compromise on quality at all.

At Sekura Windows they have over fifteen years’ experience helping their customers in Newcastle and the North East make home improvements to their properties and are real experts within the industry so you can be sure that any door you buy will be produced to the highest possible standard.  With a fully qualified team of professional fitters on hand they will be able to make sure your door is fitted in no time at all and they will even take the old one away for you.

When you choose to buy a composite front door from Sekura Windows it will come with a police approve multi point locking system, spy hole, security chain and toughened glass as standard so you can be sure it will be able to keep unwanted intruders out.  You can also enjoy added draught protection to help keep your home warm and the modern materials used ensure that your door will be able to withstand the elements for many years to come with the minimum of maintenance required.

Ordering your new door with Sekura Windows is simple and straight forward, all you need to do is complete the steps to create your design.  First you can choose your overall style of composite door, then decide what colour and style of finish you would like, choose your glass and then finally select the hardware that suits your door best.  Then all you need to do is submit your choices and wait for your door to be fitted.

With an onsite manufacturing plant at Sekura Window Centre they are able to ensure the quality and workmanship of every product they supply so you can be certain that conservatory or UPVC windows or doors you purchase will be created to the best possible standard and meet all safety standards.  All staff are fully trained in their role and always use the highest standards of materials and tools for any products they create so you can be certain that anything you purchase will be produced to the highest possible standards of workmanship.

Contact Sekura Window Centre
So are you are looking for top quality conservatories, UPVC windows and doors throughout Newcastle and the North East? To find out more about what is on offer at the Sekura Window Centre, where they will be certain to be able to help you find the perfect design for you home, call them today on 0191 214 66 44 or visit the Sekura Windows website.

Update Your Central Heating Now

Update Your Central Heating Now

As the colder weather starts approaching you may be considering how well your gas central heating boiler is likely perform this winter or if its even going to last the whole season so it may be a good idea to think about having your existing combi boiler serviced or perhaps replaced now to help avoid any nasty surprises when the cold weather really sets in.  So if your boiler isn’t performing as efficiently as it used to, or has begun to cost more to run you getting a professional company like Arktek Heating Services to take a look at it for you now is a really good idea so you can spot and resolve any potential problems and reduce the risk of your heating letting you down when you really need it.

At Arktek they will be able to take a look at your exiting boiler and let you know if they are able to get it running at its optimum power for you again or it getting a boiler replacement will be the more sensible solution and with an excellent range of gas central heating boilers on offer they will be able to help you find one that is perfectly suited to your home and your budget.  With a friendly and reliable team of professional central heating engineers on hand to offer you any information and advice that you may need at Arktek they are happy to do everything they can to help you make sure that your home stays warm all winter so they offer an excellent range of services to their customers including emergency repairs, servicing and boiler replacements.

With an wide range of gas boiler replacements on offer from top brands including Baxi, Worcester Bosh Group and Ideal you can be sure that any boiler you choose to get installed by Arktek will be made to the highest possible standards and meet all safety regulations, and you can be certain that their fully qualified and reliable team will make sure that your new combi boiler will be fitted with a reasonable time frame and with the minimum disruption to you and the rest of your family.  All new boilers come with a full warranty and Arktek will able to make sure that any necessary services and repairs are carried out to the highest possible standard.

Getting a replacement gas central heating boiler is an ideal way to add value to your home as well as improving your quality of life and with many models available at Arktek featuring the latest energy efficiency features you may find that your new combi boiler could be a really worthwhile investment.  Having good heating and ventilation within your home will not only help keep you and your family warm and cosy it will also help prevent problems like damp and mould occurring which could affect not only the condition of your property but your health as well.

So if you have concerns about how well your boiler will perform this winter or have decided you want to get a new combi boiler installed why not get in touch with Arktek to find out more about the services and products that they have on offer.  With many affordable options available, excellent customer testimonials and an excellent range of some of the most modern boilers on the market available why not give them a call or go online to get a free quote? You can be certain that you won’t be disappointed with the service you receive.

For further information about the range of replacement gas boilers available or the landlord emergency repair and maintenance services, please call 0191 516 6911 or visit our heating & plumbing services website. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Is your Heating Boiler Ready for the Coming Winter

Is your Heating Boiler Ready for the Coming Winter
As the colder weather begins to approach you may want to consider getting a new central heating system installed ready for the winter especially if your has had a lot of wear and tear or is old and outdated. As the temperature starts to drop and places more pressure on your central heating you may find that it becomes unreliable, that your bills start to soar or that it simply can’t cope and breaks down completely so replacing it before the worst happens can save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

Heating Boiler Ready for the Winter?

With many new central heating boilers in stock, all from carefully selected and well recognised manufacturers such as Worcester Bosch Group, you can be certain that any boiler you purchase from Arktek will be produced to the highest possible standards and meet all UK safety regulations. With many models offering the latest energy saving technology you can be confident that your new boiler will be an excellent long term investment in your home by providing you with reduced energy bills, a lower carbon footprint and helping to add value to your property as well.

You can also be sure that you will be able to take advantage of Arktek’s excellent aftercare service as all items come with a full warranty, including regular servicing for the duration of this so you can be sure that you will be well looked after. With credit options available and many great value boilers on offer you might find that with Arktek making sure your family keep warm this winter is far more affordable that you may first think, especially if you won’t need to worry about paying for repairs or other services for the length of your guarantee and are able to lower your heating costs as well.

So if you are worried that your boiler may not be able to withstand the demands of another cold winter why not get in touch with Arktek Heating Services to find out more about the new heating boilers and installation services they are able to offer? For further information about the range of replacement gas boilers available from Arktek Heating Services, please call 0191 516 6911 or visit our heating & plumbing services website. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Benefits of Buying Composite Doors

Benefits of Buying Composite Doors
If you have been considering upgrading your front door to help protect against the elements this winter and to give the appearance of your property a boost finding out more about the benefits of composite doors could be a really good idea.  Not only are they available in a range of designs to help complement any property, they are also tough, durable and extremely secure so you can be certain that your home will stay safe and warm for many years to come.

Buying Composite DoorsIf you are based in Newcastle or the North East you may want to consider taking a visit to Sekura Windows to find out more about the wide range of options available to you when choosing the best composite door for your property.

Composite doors are made of a combination of modern materials to ensure that they can offer the best all round protection from the elements as well as the highest possible level of security and fire resistance as well.  Complete with fully fitting locking systems that are recommended by the police and other top security bodies, and additional extras such as spy holes and chains a good quality composite door will offer you and your family excellent protection from intruders.  With a well fitted frame and additional draught protection built in no matter how windy it may be your composite door will be able to keep draughts and chills to an absolute minimum.

At Sekura Windows they are able to offer an excellent variety of composite door designs and with the option to add your own choice of features such as colour, type of glass and the accessories you wish to add you will be able to have a top quality door that reflects your own individual sense of style in no time at all.

With a friendly and helpful sales team available at their showroom and a well designed catalogue on offer so you can take a browse through the design choices and get some inspiration at Sekura Windows they aim to make sure that every product they manufacture is exactly to the customers specifications so you can be certain you will be pleased with any composite door that you may decide to purchase from them.

With an onsite manufacturing plant at Sekura Window Centre they are able to ensure the quality and workmanship of every product they supply so you can be certain that conservatory or UPVC windows or doors you purchase will be created to the best possible standard and meet all safety standards.  All staff are fully trained in their role and always use the highest standards of materials and tools for any products they create so you can be certain that anything you purchase will be produced to the highest possible standards of workmanship.

So are you are looking for top quality conservatories, UPVC windows and doors throughout Newcastle and the North East? To find out more about what is on offer at the Sekura Window Centre, where they will be certain to be able to help you find the perfect design for you home, call them today on 0191 214 66 44 or visit the Sekura Windows website.

Plantation Shutters to Help Improve your Home or Business

Plantation Shutters to Help Improve your Home or Business

If you are looking for a unique and practical way to really make the most of your windows and still maintain your privacy take a look at some of the attractive, high quality plantation shutters available at the Beautiful Shutter Company.

Beautiful shutter company - Plantation shutters

With a wide range of styles, colours and materials available you can be sure that they will be able to provide you will an individual plantation shutter design that will complement the rest of your interior decor perfectly.

These shutters are an excellent idea for homes and businesses alike as they not only add a touch of class to any room they also help to protect against the elements and make you property more secure. With options ranging from full length solid style shutters to half sized cafe style designs no matter what kind of style you are hoping to create within your room you can be sure that at the Beautiful Shutter Company you will find the ideal plantation blind to help you finish the look.

With the option to adjust the louvres, or even open them up completely, plantation shutters really are a really flexible choice that allow you to easily control how much or how little light can enter your room helping you to stay cooler in the summer, and also warmer in the winter as they will help your room to retain more heat. As they are easy to clean and created using long lasing high quality materials you can be sure that no matter what type of plantation blinds you may decide on in the end they will be a really worthwhile investment that you will be able to make use of for years to come.

The Beautiful Shutter Company
So why not take a look at some of the really stylish designs available at the Beautiful Shutter Company? With a made to measure service and some really individual additional features available, such as waterproof shutters and on track style designs for larger areas you can be certain that no matter how grand your design plans may be they will have the skills and expertise required to help you achieve them.

The Beautiful Shutter Company brings a wealth of experience to the window dressing industry and is committed to providing homeowners with the perfect set of high-quality plantation shutters for any home. To learn more about our wide selection of shutters or to book an appointment, call us today on 01642 688049 or visit the Beautiful Shutter Company website.

Improving Your Home with a New Bathroom

Improving Your Home with a New Bathroom
Creating a new or updating an existing bathroom is a really good way to improve and add value to any property, especially if it is done to a high standard using top quality products, at P T Ranson you are sure to find a stunning range of luxury bathroom suites and furniture that is ideal for any bathroom project. With an excellent variety of ideas to suit bathrooms of any shape or size and featuring designs from top suppliers such as Hansgrohe Bathrooms and Vitra Bathrooms you will be certain to find everything you need to create a truly perfect bathroom suitable for any style of property.

Improving Your Home with a New Bathroom

Check out the excellent range of ceramic bathroom suites available from Hansgrohe bathrooms if you are looking for a really classic touch to the design of your room, with a great choice of complementing basins, baths, toilets and many other items to create the perfect bathroom, including all the fixtures and fitting you may require you can be sure that the range created by Imperial Bathrooms won’t fail to impress anyone looking to create a really traditional bathroom with all the conveniences of modern living combined.

If you are looking for something slightly different or unique it’s definitely worth taking a look at the more contemporary designs available from Vitra Bathrooms, with some really individual baths, basins and toilets available, along with other products and a great choice of specialist taps you can be sure to find everything you need to create an ultra-modern design that is not only stylish but also caters to your own specific requirements. With a focus in producing innovative and high spec products that help to make your bathroom an attractive and relaxing space where you can spend a bit of time unwinding in total comfort.

So if you want to make your bathroom a space to really be proud of, or you are looking to create a new en-suite or second bathroom elsewhere within your home pay a visit to P T Ranson where you will find endless inspiration no matter what kind of effect you want to achieve, and with all products being supplied by trusted designers such as Imperial Bathrooms and Vitra Bathrooms you know you won’t have to compromise on quality to get the look you want.

P T Ranson Bathrooms & Showers
So if you want to install a new shower in your bathroom why not get some inspiration from P T Ranson? Regardless of your tastes or the style you are hoping to achieve with such a wide range of top quality products you are sure to find the ideal shower for your bathroom. With so many unique and high performance products on offer from some top bathroom design companies you can be sure that you won’t be disappointed.

Simply call 0191 469 6999 or visit the PT Bathroom and Showers designer bathroom website today.

 

Home Insurance that Works for You

Home Insurance that Works for You
Identifying the right home insurance, plus the correct amount of insurance cover is essential when you need to make a claim if something goes wrong. However, sometimes shopping around for insurance can be daunting as there are so many conflicting deals and offers, with many insurance companies offering added bonuses or advantages that you may not even be sure that you need.

Home insurance. Weir insuracne Brokers

At Weir Insurance brokers they aim to help take the stress out of renewing your insurance by offering you all the information and advice that you need to make a really well informed choice.

As one on the more established insurance brokers in the North East, Weir Insurance have over forty years experience helping their clients locate great value and appropriate insurance in Newcastle and Northumberland and make good decisions about what insurance policies they choose to hold. With a wealth of knowledge from within the industry and a focus on providing every customer with a top quality service every time they are experts at making sure they get the best deal available every time, no matter what level of cover is required.

If you are looking to renew your insurance or you are taking out a new policy entirely the first thing to consider is the type of insurance that you require and the level of cover that is needed, at Weir Insurance they will complete an initial assessment with you to decide what type of cover is most suited to your specific needs and also what you are able to afford. You will then get the opportunity to discuss what types of cover might be most suitable to you.  Once you have been guided through the options and decided what types of policy you will require one of the team will find what companies have the best deals available.

You will then have the opportunity to take a look at a selection of policies that are suited to your requirements and have any questions or queries that you may have answered so you can be sure that you will have all the information you need. Once you have made a decision Weir Insurance will get everything arranged on your behalf as soon as possible and let you know when your cover will begin, giving you total peace of mind that everything is well protected.

No matter what you want to insure or the type of insurance you want at Weir Insurance they have all the experience required to provide expert advice to residential and commercial customers alike and with a range of specialist insurers available as well they are also able to help with more difficult items to insure such as classic cars, charities and caravans. They also offer specialist advice and hard to beat quotes on a variety of services such as legal advice and road side assistance and many other types of insurance including travel, horse and commercial fleets.

Weir Insurance Brokers
So if you are finding it hard to find a competitive quote, too busy to spend hours searching for the best deal or simply overwhelmed by the amount to policies available and want a bit of guidance why not get in touch with Weir Insurance?

With a great range of insurance advice on offer, many years experience within the industry and the expert skills to provide you with the advice you need you can be certain that they will do everything they can to ensure they get you the best value policy and the right level of cover for you.

For further information please call one of our experienced insurance team to day on 01670 365533 or visit the Weir Insurance brokers website. We have been helping our clients’ with their insurance needs since 1972. We talk to you about your requirements, work with you to figure out what cover you need (and what cover you don’t) and then use our relationship with dozens of insurers to find the best solution for you.

Conservatories, UPVC Windows and Doors

Conservatories, UPVC Windows and Doors
Adding new UPVC windows and doors, patio doors or a conservatory is the perfect way to completely transform your both inside and out without having to carry out extensive building works and at Sekura Windows they have an excellent range of products available that would complement any property.  With many years-experience helping their customers across Newcastle and the North East at Sekura Windows they have all the knowledge required to ensure that every product they supply is manufactured to the best possible standard.

With an onsite manufacturing plant alongside their general showroom at Sekura Windows they are able to create their products to meet the requirements of every customer and they will be more than happy to discuss your design idea and requirements and show you some examples of products that may be suitable for you.

Whether you are a trade customer looking for a dozen UPVC doors to fit in a block of flats or are looking to create a bespoke conservatory in your home, then Sekura Windows they always aim to provide every customer with a service that is completely suited to their individual needs.

If you are interested in having new UPVA windows and doors fitted being able to take advantage of Sekura Windows’s flexible service is ideal as you are able to design a product that complements your home perfectly.   All you need to do is make your selections of design colour and glazing and make your choice of fittings such as door handles from the ranges on offer and they will do the rest of the work for you. If you have any questions at all or require a bit of guidance one of their friendly members of staff will be more than to show you some samples and discuss the advantages of the various designs.  With such a wide range of UPVC window and Doors on offer you will be certain to find exactly what you are looking for no matter what your budget or design ideas.

If you want to create extra space within your home you may want to get some inspiration and find out more about the conservatories that are available from Sekura Windows, you can take a look at some examples of past work and the various designs available and have the parts you need manufactured so they fit your property perfectly.  Whatever type or age of property you have at Sekura Windows they will be able to help you create a conservatory that is attractive and sympathetic to the style of the building and really makes the most of the space you have available.

So if you want to improve your home why not consider finding out more about the excellent range of products available from Sekura Windows?  Not only will your home be more attractive you will also be able to enjoy better security, a more comfortable environment, lower energy bills and added value to your property as well.  With competitive rates and a proven track record of providing high quality UPVC windows, door and conservatories to their customers within the North East you can be certain that you will be pleased you did!

With an onsite manufacturing plant at Sekura Window Centre they are able to ensure the quality and workmanship of every product they supply so you can be certain that conservatory or UPVC windows or doors you purchase will be created to the best possible standard and meet all safety standards.  All staff are fully trained in their role and always use the highest standards of materials and tools for any products they create so you can be certain that anything you purchase will be produced to the highest possible standards of workmanship.

The Sekura Window Centre
re you looking for top quality conservatories, UPVC windows and doors throughout Newcastle and the North East? To find out more about what is on offer at the Sekura Window Centre, where they will be certain to be able to help you find the perfect design for you home, call them today on 0191 214 66 44 or visit the Sekura Windows website.