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.