Are builders under threat from Cowboy Customers?

Many builders talk about cowboy customers, and these are essentially individuals who delay or withhold payment without good reason or make completely unreasonable demands. It’s a growing problem in the UK and it has even been reporting on in the media very recently, so with that in mind, what can be done about cowboy customers? Well, there are so many horror stories out there, and it’s difficult for builders to receive payment up front without any work being complete, which is fair in some cases,... Read more

Roller Doors, How They Work and Why...

Have you ever had vandals break into your business? If yes, then you need shutter doors. Roller shutter doors are special doors that protect your businesses and property. These shutters also keep out the weather and are suitable for protecting shops, garages, warehouses, and schools. In reality, there is more to these doors than you might imagine. Due to their sturdy constructions, they can take a substantial beating without getting destroyed. How do these doors work? There are many kinds of roller doors available. Some... Read more

Getting your curb dropped

If you’ve bought a property that’s yet to be finalised, you may find that it’s not the finished article for some time. Even once the building work is complete, there are still a few tasks that are not in your hands and they can make your first few months in your new house a bit of a nuisance. Getting your curb dropped by the council is one of them, and it can take them weeks or even months to come around and drop the curb for... Read more

Maintaining your driveway

It’s important to make sure your driveway is well maintained, especially if you want the outside of your house to look clean and welcoming for friends and family members. Sweeping your driveway once or twice a week will make a big difference, and it means any drips of oil from your car or mud from your boots is cleaned away. For tough stains, you can use a water jet to power dirt away, whilst any weeds that creep though should be ripped out from the... Read more

Best Building Insurance Repairs Quotes

The building insurance is a necessity for those who have buildings situated in the busy suburbs. The insurance covers anything that could happen with the building one owns. The insurance covers for the losses of the owner if for instance the building is closed and was burgled while it was closed. When in such business, it is only right that we cover our capitals like the building we own.   Building insurance repairs, it’s not easily affordable but it’s a good investment as it can... Read more

Building your own shed

Okay so sheds aren’t exactly expensive nowadays, but you can save a considerable amount of money by building one yourself, and you’re more likely to get better build quality, depending how good you are at DIY. I bought all of the materials from my local Wickes and it only cost me around £400. It’s built with security in mind, so there are no windows, while the hinges are concealed. I used a template online as a guide, and it was actually relatively easy to make,... Read more

Factors to Consider When Buying a Used...

The following are some questions to consider: 1. Is the manufacturer still in business? There have been many consolidations, closures and bankruptcies in the crane industry. Will you be able to get parts for your crane? Many of the older cranes are more robust and are a built-up design which allows you to buy many of the parts off the shelf due to them being industry standard components. This applies for motors, contactors, bearings, and couplings to name a few. But, many of the cranes... Read more

Factor to consider when you need overhead...

You are going to lose a lot of operating income when your crane breaks down. That is why you have to take steps that will help you ensure that it is fixed as soon as possible. The overhead crane repair cost is nothing compared to how much you going to lose when your crane is not working as it should. There are a few things that you should consider when you are looking for a professional to repair your crane. These considerations will help you... Read more

Improving your DIY skills

DIY doesn’t come naturally to everyone, and if you’re not very confident with tools, instructions and heavy-duty materials, you may need to do your homework first. When you have a basic understanding of what each tool does, you should put your skills to use and test them out. If you want to learn how to drill a hole, use a scrap piece of wood and put your drill to good use. You will have heard this over and over again but practice really does make... Read more