Whether you’re choosing client giveaways or corporate gifts, knowing whether an item is the right choice for your brand or not can be a challenge. Take promotional bottles, for example – how can you determine whether they will market your brand effectively or whether you would be better off with something else? Whilst we cannot really answer this question for you, we can tell you some of the reasons that people choose bottles:
Whilst there can be no denying that infinity pools are a luxurious and attractive addition to most backyards, it’s important that you consider the advantages and disadvantages of making such a decision. Depending on your own specific needs or even the layout of your property, you might actually find that these sorts of concrete pools are unsuitable. To help you reach a final decision, we have outlined some of the main pros and cons below.
You will enjoy a number of benefits from the installation of an infinity pool in your backyard, including:
▪ Ability to swim on your own property
This is an advantage of any pool and is not actually specific to the infinity style. Even so, being able to swim on your own property, whether for recreation or exercise, is a massive bonus. You won’t have to brave the crowds at the beach or local swimming hole when the weather is warm.
▪ Completely custom designed
The sheer nature of these pools means that they are completely custom designed to suit not only your property but also your lifestyle. If you have young children, for example, you might want to include a shallow or wading area where they can play safely.
▪ Amazing views of your landscape
When installed properly, these pools can provide you with some truly stunning views of your surrounding landscape. This is particularly true if your home is situated on a hill, as you will be able to overlook the nearby area and feel as if you’re on the edge of the world.
There are also a number of drawbacks to be aware of when considering infinity pools, including:
▪ Can present a safety hazard
Some people believe that the infinity style is more dangerous than other pools, as the exposed edge can be easy to fall over and could lead to serious injury. This should not pose much of a problem, however, if everyone swimming is being sensible.
▪ Don’t look as spectacular on flat blocks
Those who don’t live on sloping blocks are often steered in the direction of other swimming pool types, as the infinity style doesn’t have the same impact if it doesn’t overlook a larger space. The builder will assess these things in making their recommendation.
▪ Tend to be quite expensive
One of the biggest drawbacks of these pools is the cost. As well as the cost of building the main shell, you also have to build at lease one smaller catch basin. You will also have to install a system that feeds the water back up to the main shell. These costs can all add up quite quickly.
We hope that the information provided above has enabled you to determine whether an infinity pool is the right choice for your backyard or whether you should be looking at another style all together. If you still find yourself enamoured with the infinity design but are unsure whether it suits your needs or property, ensure that you contact a professional. They will be able to assess your situation and make recommendations based on this.
If you are in the market for exhibition display systems, there are a number of things that you need to consider. Not only does the price need to fall within your budget, its size needs to meet the restrictions of your booth, it needs to be long lasting, it needs to be flexible and it needs to be lightweight. This can make choosing between systems quite difficult, which is why we have outlined some of the main considerations to keep in mind.
Depending on they have been constructed and how much they can be modified, cupboards fall into three basic categories – stock, semi-custom and custom cabinets. It is important to remember that the category is not necessarily an indication of the quality – fine workmanship can be encountered in all three. If you are having trouble choosing between these categories, we have outlined some of the pros and cons of each in the list below.
With more people becoming concerned with the impact that they are having on the environment, the emphasis on using eco friendly products to market our businesses is growing. One of the most popular and useful forms of marketing is promotional bags in Australia, but is it possible for them to be environmentally friendly? In short, the answer is yes. There are actually a number of bag products available that fall somewhere in this broad category. Continue reading
One of the most serious problems that can arise with hydronic underfloor heating during the winter is frozen pipes. In some cases, the ice will eventually melt and the pipes will recommence working as they should. In others, the blockage could be more serious and could lead to serious water leak and damage inside your hydronic system. In this article, we have outlined the most popular causes of frozen pipes and how this problem can be avoided.
These days, custom home builders are experimenting with ways to introduce technology into their designs. It won’t be long before our homes can control their own temperature, provide their own heat and be fully wired for internet access in every room! It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but the reality is that such advancements are within reach.
Whilst this sort of future is still a fair way off, there are ways that builders can incorporate similar technology today. We have outlined 7 of the most common ways that this is currently being achieved:
If you are thinking about installing garden fencing and slat fencing around your property, you might be wondering whether doing so will offer your home any advantages or benefits. The good news is that your property will gain from such an addition in a number of ways, some of which we have outlined in the list below to reassure you that you’re making the right decision.
- Uniform Appearance
One of the best things about slat fencing is that it will provide your landscaping with a uniform appearance. This is because each slat will be spaced evenly apart and this same look can be replicated across your whole property (from the front yard to the backyard).
After having outdoor paving laid on your alfresco area, driveway or even poolside, one of the first things you should do is ensure that they look this good for the duration of their life. Whilst we are sure that you have probably chosen natural stone paving for its longevity, it is important to remember that your actions will determine how good it looks as time passes. In this article, we have outlined some steps that you can take to prolong its life.
In order to prevent your paving from looking aged, stained or discoloured and to ensure that it remains durable, it is important that you take action as soon as it is laid. This will ensure the stone is kept at its highest quality and will lessen the amount of maintenance that needs to be taken in the future. The quality of the job is crucial from the beginning – ensure that you have the correct paver thickness, proper edging and that you use the correct sand.
Even though a mower has been designed to trim grass, it is important to remember that it also has the ability to cut through anything that is placed in its path. The blade spins at speeds of up to 300 kilometres per hour; at these speeds, even a dull one could easily slice fingers and toes. If you are in the market for a used ride on mower, it is essential that you take a moment to brush up on your safety knowledge, particularly if it’s been a while since your last purchase.
We’re sure that you have seen the signs around your local gym about wiping down the equipment once you’ve finished using it – but have you ever wondered why these signs exist? Yes, the intention is to keep the space relatively clean for other patrons, but it is also to protect you from picking up germs. Believe it or not, plenty of germs like to hang around your favourite gym fitness equipment; we have outlined 7 of the more common ones here. Continue reading
Even though promotional t-shirts are a great way to get your company noticed, they will only be successful if you have avoided making any mistakes. Whilst you may not think that mistakes will make that much of a difference, even a single one can have a seriously negative impact on your visibility. We have outlined some of the more common mistakes in the hopes that you will be able to avoid them in your own campaign.
- Using cheap t-shirts
If you are thinking about handing out promotional t-shirts, spare no expense when it comes to the quality of the fabric used. Cheap or poor quality fabric suggests that you don’t care too much about the appearance of your company. Whilst we aren’t saying that you need to go for the most expensive option, make sure that you have inspected the fabric before placing an order to ensure it is good quality.
Two of the most common questions that we hear in regards to gas detectors systems (and probably the most difficult to answer) are ‘how many sensors do I need?’ and ‘where should I locate them?’. Unlike other types of safety related detectors, the location and quantity used for gas applications is not clearly defined. You can seek guidance from the standards of your country or particular state, international codes of practice and from regulatory bodies.
Whilst these references are certainly useful, they tend to either be very generic (and, therefore, too general in detail) or application specific (and, therefore, irrelevant to most applications). The placement of your sensors should be determined by following the advice of experts with specialist knowledge of gas dispersion, of the process plant system and the equipment involved, safety, and engineering personnel.
For many people, getting cash for scrap cars is a great way to realise some of the vehicles value, especially if it is no longer running or has been written off in an accident. Before visiting a dealer and attempting to sell your car, however, make sure you pay heed to the following tips – they will help you to maximise the value of your vehicle so that you get top dollar.
- Establish Ownership
A reputable dealer will ask you to prove that you are the owner of the car, otherwise they will not buy it. Obtain the title of the vehicle (if you don’t already have it) and make sure that you take the relevant paperwork with you when go to sell.
- Assess the Value
Take a moment to assess any damage to the car and arm yourself with as much information as you can about its condition. When looking to sell, you might be asked a lot of questions about the vehicle (including how much damage it has, whether it runs, and what’s wrong with it). Consider having some of the damage repairs so that it’s running.
If you are interested in purchasing a leisure vehicle so that you can embark on your own drive holidays, it is likely that you will have many questions for your chosen caravan dealer. Whilst there is nothing wrong with asking your dealer questions, we have tried to answer many of the common ones here.
- “Help – I need advice about size, type, etc?”
A caravan dealer is definitely the best person to speak with if you would like advice about size and type. Generally, you should purchase the smallest model that meets your needs (unless you are travelling with children or are seeking a mobile home). Remember that you will spend a lot of time on the road or outside, not inside.
Whilst using professional sandblasting equipment can be one of the best ways to achieve good results on large industrial projects (such as cleaning, removing paint, corrosion control and preparing surfaces), it is important to remember that this equipment can be dangerous and that care needs to be taken. If you are not careful, an accident could occur, resulting in serious injury (or even fatality) and serious damage to property.
There is a number of safety equipment and accessories that can be used for this purpose on your worksite, including:
Did you know that by regularly changing the oil in your Honda mower you can prolong its life and keep it running at its optimum? It is recommended that you change the oil after every 25 hours of use; this is a fairly simple process that shouldn’t take you more than 15 minutes to complete, providing that you know exactly what you’re doing.
Step 1: Run your mower for at least 5 minutes every single time you are planning on draining the oil. This will warm it up and make it much easier to dispose of.
These days, crane hire may be necessary for many different reasons from your usual model having broken down to a sudden influx of work. One reason that many people put off these rentals for as long as possible is that they fear it will be too expensive. Whilst it is true that some companies will charge exorbitant fees for their cranes, others offer much more reasonable prices. It is important to consider all factors that are related to cost when making your decision.
So, how much does it cost?
First, you need to understand that there are many different types of crane. This means that the costs of renting will depend on the complexity and use of the particular model in question. If paying by the hour, the cost can range anywhere from $100 to $600 (with and without an operator). Some companies will allow you to rent on a weekly or even monthly basis – you will be looking at anywhere from $6500 to $30,000 per month.
Anyone who works in a competitive environment (such as logistics or even retail) will understand how important it is to keep costs on the lower side in order to increase your revenue. One of the simplest ways to achieve this is by employing the services of forklift hire rather than purchasing your own machines outright. There are a number of ways that doing this will save you money; we have outlined some of these in the list below.
- Optimum utilisation of your space
When you own forklifts, it is necessary to find space to store them when they are not in use. At the end of the working day, it is also necessary to ensure that the machines are stored in a secure indoor location that will not hinder access. When you hire these machines, however, you will be able to return them to the company whenever they are not required. This allows you to use your storage space for other purposes.