Reception Area

Tips For Keeping Your Reception Area Clean And Welcoming

While you may believe that you have done everything to make your business premises as clean as possible, by hiring a professional commercial cleaning company like Gleam Clean company, have you thought about your reception area? In many businesses, the reception area is almost an afterthought as other than the receptionists who work there, most other employees simply walk through it briefly.

However, your reception area is more often than not, the first impression many people have of your business. This could be prospective employees, potential clients, and if you are a large business, it could be directors visiting from head office. Think of how it will be if the first impression that any of them get is an unwelcoming, cluttered, and dingy reception area.

Here are some ways to reverse all of those negatives.

Moving Costs

Your Moving Costs

Removalists have a range of fee structures. There are some rather unprofessional companies that use the ‘pop’ method to quote – that method is quoting the first amount that pops into their heads. More reputable companies opt for a more scientific method. They will take their time answering your questions, providing you with tips and information, then giving you an accurate quote.

A time quote has a few influencing factors, so keep that in mind if you are moving from one town to another rather than locally. Moves are usually charged by the hour and the size of the load. Fuel is generally not charged as it is included as part of the rate.


As the name suggests, the removal service is charged by the hour. That includes the travel time from their depot to your address for two men and a truck big enough to carry out the relocation. . For a metro area that might be 15 minutes each way. The first hour is fixed, then the charge is in increments of 15 minutes after. This type of charge is the most cost effective. You are only paying for the amount of time it takes to do the job.


If you want to know how much it’s going to cost then ask for a fixed rate. Reasons to get a fixed rate might be because another party is paying for the relocation, such as your company because you are moving into a new job. Fixed rate quotes are provided obligation free. This gives you the opportunity to compare quotes.

Warning: The cheapest is NOT always the best choice.

A good removal company will provide expert advice about your future office relocations.

Stone Cladding

5 Reasons Why You Should Get Stone Cladding Installed By A Professional

Building and renovating can get quite expensive, especially when you have to employ skilled tradespeople for everything. This leads to a lot of people doing the simple things – things like painting and installing floors – by themselves.

Some people even attempt to do more difficult things, like installing new stone cladding, without the assistance of a professional. Unfortunately, this often leads to problems, and may cost you more than it’s worth in the end.

With this in mind, I’ve put together a list of my top 5 reasons why you should always use a professional when you’re installing new stone cladding. These include:

  1. They Will Save You Time

A professional with experience installing stone cladding will be able to work a lot faster and more efficiently than you will. They might charge quite a high hourly rate, but the fact is that they will be able to finish the job in a fraction of the time that it would take you. This will free you up and give you more time to spend doing the things that you enjoy.

Fencing Materials

Benefits of Wood Plastic Composites for Fencing

One of the newest types of fencing material is made from a combination of wood and plastic. It not only uses recycled plastic but waste wood, such as sawdust, that would otherwise go into landfill. Fencing contractors would tell you that the end product has become extremely popular over the last 12 years since it was first invented.

Wood plastic composites can be used for other purposes besides fences. It is suitable for things like signposts, bollards, outdoor furniture, composite decking, bin retention, posts for vineyards, and sheeting, to name just a few.

However, using this type of material for your fence has many benefits.

  • It combines the best properties of both wood and plastic materials.
  • The raw materials used – waste wood and plastic – are in plentiful supply.
  • It turns waste wood and plastic into helpful things that many people need, keeping them out of landfills.
Split System Air Conditioning

What You Need for a Split System Air Conditioning Unit

If you’ve decided to get air conditioning to help you cope with the heat of summer, a split system air conditioning unit might be just what the doctor ordered. For a start, it is easy to install in a home that is already built and it is reasonably priced. You can choose between cheaper models and more expensive ones, depending on your budget and needs.

If you live in a small flat, you wouldn’t need to have a large one, so the cost would be moderate. A larger home may need to have a larger model to cool it more effectively. There are many different models to choose from and within each brand, you get different sizes, so there is sure to be something that suits you with the wide range of units available.

Banishing Smells

Banishing Smells in Your Kitchen or Bathroom

Getting Rid of Kitchen and Bathroom Smells

Is there a bad odour coming from your sink? Does it seem stronger after washing the dishes? What about at different times through the day? Not only is a stinky sink unpleasant, it can also affect the health of your family. The fastest and easiest way to attend to the problem is by calling your local plumber.

The reasons your sink smells

When you wash your dishes, pots, pans and cutlery, food debris is being flushed down the sink. Regardless of what’s on your dishes, and even though you may have scraped leftovers into the garbage, you still get grease, vegie scraps and fat residue. The water just takes it from the dishes into your drain. This can cause many future problems.

Your drain can be clogged by particles and food scraps. When you wash fats into the drain, they solidify once the water turns cold. Fat just sticks to the sides of the drain pipe and whatever is in it starts to rot. It’s not only the drain pipe, but blockages occur in the trap as well.

Your Bathroom Drains

In the case of the the outlets in your bathtub, your toilet or the basin, it’s usually a problem with the trap. It’s the ‘S’ bend in your pipe prevents sewage smells coming into the house. Another problem might be the seal around the toilet pedestal is cracked.

Any problems with leaky or dry traps in the bathroom should be fixed immediately, otherwise the house is going to have a lot of unpleasant odours. This can cause health problems as well. A plumber has the appropriate tools to unclog drains filled with hair, skin particles and soap.

Shade Sails

How to Get a Cooler Courtyard

Many homes have a courtyard area surrounded by the brick walls or other homes or by a high fence for privacy. Often, it is the only space the residents have to get outside and enjoy some fresh air. Unfortunately, in a hot climate the courtyard is often too hot to sit in, or even grow plants in. According to the experts Shade Sails Perth, one way to make it cooler is by installing shade sails.Shade Sails

Sails make a pleasant shady area for everyone to enjoy and they screen out around 98% of those harmful UV rays.  And because they are up high there is enough room that the breeze can get underneath them and help to cool the area even more.  Instead of having the hot sunlight pouring down into your confined space, there will be shade, so you’ll get much more use from this small alfresco area.

lovely fences

Why Fencing for Your Home Needs to be Given Some Thought

Once you decide your property needs fencing, you must find a contractor to do the job, right? But wait; there’s more to putting up a fence than that. A wall will be there for a long time, so you’ll look at it every time you go outside. It will spoil the pleasure you get from your lawn and garden if it is ugly.

Your needs and budget will dictate the kind of fencing you end up with, but rather than going with the cheapest type of fence that suits your needs, compare styles and prices first. Having an ornamental and attractive fence can make all the difference to your pleasure and the value of the property.pool fence

One of the best ways to see what lovely fences are available is to go online and do some research. You can see plenty of pictures of fences that are a little out of the ordinary and still offer privacy or security – or both. There can be any number of materials used in a fence or combination.