Downlights installation

All you need to know about Downlights

Downlights (or down lights) are a modern and elegant lighting option which compliment the décor of any room; recess mounted into the ceiling, they offer a discrete alternative to the traditional lamp shade or light fixture. Perfect for domestic or commercial use, downlights provide an unrivalled crisp, clear lighting ambience. There are already thousands of different downlights available on the market and with the arrival of the more Read more

Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems

How Fire Suppression Systems work.

In fire suppression, water is forced through micro nozzles to form a water mist with the most effective fire fighting droplet size. The water mist can give optimum protection by its cooling effect and also by the “inerting” or elimination of oxygen effect as water expands by a factor of 1700 when it evaporates. Thus when water mist comes into contact with the fire – heat and oxygen, 2 of the essential ingredients of fire are Read more

What is Fibre Optic Broadband?

Fibre optic broadband is the future of high-speed internet. Just as ADSL broadband internet was an enormous step forward compared to the original 56k dial-up connections, fibre optic broadband has been a massive leap in the evolution of how we get online.

Standard ADSL broadband is limited to 24Mbps but fibre connections in the UK can provide users with lightning-fast speeds reaching 100Mbps, a figure which may be tripled by the end of 2013. Faster speeds and faster downloads mean that we can consume and share more information online than ever before. Thanks to fibre optic broadband, the future of the internet is both Read more

Advantages of LED Lights

LEDs, are solid light bulbs which are extremely energy-efficient. When first developed, LEDs were limited to single-bulb use in applications such as instrument panels, electronics, pen lights and, more recently, strings of indoor and outdoor Christmas lights.

Manufacturers have expanded the application of LED lights by “clustering” the small bulbs. The first clustered bulbs were used for battery powered items such as flashlights and headlamps. Today, LED bulbs are made using as many as 180 bulbs per cluster, and encased in diffuser lenses which spread the light in wider beams. Now available with standard bases which fit common household light fixtures, LEDs are the Read more

Asbestos Removal In And Around The Home

Asbestos Removal

What is Asbestos and how do you go ahead with asbestos removal?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral often found in insulation materials around pipes and tanks, in tiles and other building materials. It was used extensively in the 1970s because of its strength and heat resistance.

White, blue and brown asbestos are all potentially dangerous and have all been banned in the UK.

This is become if asbestos is damaged, the fine fibres become airborne and can be inhaled. When these fibres penetrate the lung tissue, they trigger Read more

The History Of Quantity surveyor

The origin of Quantity Surveying as a profession dates way back in the 17th century during the restoration of London after the Great Fire in 1666, though the first reference to a Quantity Surveyor is found in the Bible in the book of Luke 14:28 which says “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower, will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it.

Before 1666, masons, carpenters and other craftsmen were paid by the day, but because of the large amount of labour needed to reconstruct the city after the fire, it was decided that each craftsmen be paid for the quantity of his trades work. This meant that instead of being paid a wage, the tradesmen were paid for the amount of Read more

Solar Power-Advantages and Disadvantages

There are many advantages worth considering when it comes to solar energy and everything that it offers. There are many advantages that solar energy has over oil energy. Not only does solar energy benefit your pocketbook, but it also benefits the environment as well. However, there are two sides to everything, and there is a list of solar power disadvantages to accompany the list of advantages.

Advantage: Solar technology is currently improving in leaps and bounds. Across the world, and particularly in Europe, savvy clean technology researchers are making enormous Read more

There’s No Such Thing As Localised Fire use a fire suppression system

Fire Suppression System

Fire suppression system could help in a fire because there’s no such thing as a localised fire. Because fire means smoke and smoke simply gets into every nook and cranny. Often, in small fires, smoke damage is much more severe than Read more