May 20 2015

Buying a marquee is serious business, speak to the UK experts

When hiring out marquees it is good practice to have some discrete marquee branding. Keep in mind that any branding shouldn’t be over the top or take up too much of the available face, you do not want your marquee to appear as a billboard. You want your marquee to remain looking clean and elegant whilst guests who wish to find out who supplied the marquee can find out if they want to by having a discrete vinyl marquee branding on one or two side panels or the trim of the roof.

Marquee lighting is not always required – any good quality white marquee will be light inside if it is light outside so for daytime functions lighting in marquees is not always necessary. For evening functions there is a variety of possible marquee lighting options but whatever option you choose -festoons, uplighters or chandeliers, ensure all lighting is dimmer-controlled to help the party atmosphere.

Marquee Flooring always adds to any marquee but be wary of any cheap breathable options. Professional marquee hire companies always put a non-breathable layer down before any type of marquee flooring, this prevents the grass giving off water vapour which then forms as condensation and can ruin a function. All of the marquee flooring packages we offer at DIY Marquees include this non-breathable layer as well as a choice of colour carpet to suit any occasion.

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Range

Party Tent
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Classic
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Commercial
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Professional
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Deluxe
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Roof and Sides

There are many different qualities of PE and PVC, we ensure we only use the highest quality materials

500d polyester

240gsm PE

500gsm PVC

500gsm PVC

650gsm PVC

650gsm PVC

There are many different qualities of PE and PVC, we ensure we only use the highest quality materials

500d polyester

240gsm PE

380gsm PVC

500gsm PVC

500gsm PVC

650gsm PVC

British Standards for flame retardancy are far higher than European or American standards

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Having multiple end panels makes the marquee more wind resistant

One-panel

One-panel

One-panel

Multi-panel

Three-panel

Three-panel

Zipped entrances make for convenient entrance and exit points

Rain skirts carry the rain further away from the marquee to avoid it coming back under the sides

All side panels have a wraparound velcro sealed cover to protect against drafts in the marquee

Heavy duty bungees

Heavy duty eyelets

Welded seams make for a 100% waterproof join

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True Georgian windows with cut out curved tops

Square

Square

True Georgian

True Georgian

True Georgian

True Georgian

A re-enforced curved wave-drape edge to the roof

Straight

Straight

Wave-drape

Wave-drape

Wave-drape

Wave-drape

Framework

Frame material

Aluminium

Steel

Steel

Steel

Steel

Steel

Frame diameter

58mm hex

38mm

38mm

38mm

38mm

50mm

Galvanised finish

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Eave height is the height from the floor to the top of the leg.

2m

2m

2m

2m

2m

2.3m

Having vertical sides means it is easy to weather the marquee against other marquees or buildings. It also means you can make full use of the complete marquee footprint.

Groundbars add to the stability of any marquee (they essentially make the marquee a strong box)

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Optional

Optional

Horizontal and vertical roof braces add greatly to the strength of a marquee

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✔ (6m)

✔ (6m)

✔ (4&6m)

Intermediate purlins add greatly to the strength of a marquee

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✔ (6m)

✔ (6m)

✔ (4&6m)

At most two different length poles used throughout the marquee for ease of erection (excluding braces and connectors)

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No

Gable uprights allow for individual 2m or 3m panels which are far more wind resistant than having one large panel across the end of the marquee. They also allow the window and wall panels to be interchangeable.

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The added height of a 2.3m eave means that every leg should have an additional brace to add strength to the frame

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Features

Unbranded

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2-season, 3-season or 4-season

season is spring & summer, 3-season is spring, summer & autumn. 4-season is year round though additional precautions are required for snow, unseasonal or severe weather

2

2

3

4

4

4

Suitable for marquee hire

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Interchangeable side panels

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✔(4&6m)

12 months manufacturers warranty

We manufacture high quality interior linings for all of our marquees

We supply guttering kits to make waterproof joins between marquees

Able to purchase extension bays in future

Spares available


May 17 2015

Lodge Brothers the family you can turn to in time of grief

Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors Hounslow and other branches of Lodge Brothers have been exceptionally busy these past few weeks within the community; with Easter Services, St Georges Day and creating community awareness with Shooting Star Chase a leading children’s hospice, Lodge Brothers really care for their fellow members and friends alike. Read what they have been doing recently.

Shooting Star Chase is a leading children’s hospice charity based in Hampton, caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, Shooting Star are there to make every moment count.

Support Shooting Star Chase today by sending your recycled stamps to GS Keates. Caroline Edgington has been collecting used stamps for a while and was only too pleased to hear that the collection of stamps she has been storing could be put to good use for Shooting Star.

Caroline now offers the challenge to the residents of Hampton Hill to bring in their used stamps and support this great local charity.

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ST GEORGES DAY CELEBRATIONS

            

St George, England’s Patron Saint, has not been forgotten in pictures, flags, information and red roses (a symbol of England) have been put together as a window display to commemorate St George’s Day (Thursday 23rd April).
The eye catching display in Funeral Directors Ruislip and  Funeral Directors Uxbridge window was eye catching ensuring that brave St George is not forgotten by the good people of our Nation.

A life remembered

On Friday 24th April the village of Bisley bid a traditional ‘farewell’ to one of its oldest residents, Mr Peter Fuller. Mr Fuller had lived for many years next to St John’s Church, Bisley. He died in Woking Hospice on 4th April aged 90 years. His beloved wife, Mollie, predeceased him in 2011.

Mr Fuller’s Funeral Service took place in St John’s Church, Bisley which was full to capacity with standing room only. A Royal British Legion Standard Bearer was also in attendance. The service was followed by a private cremation.

His coffin was borne from Lodge Brother Funeral Directors in Goldsworth Road, Woking to Bisley Church in a Horse Drawn Hearse following a route planned by Mr Fuller’s son, Richard. Click here Funeral Directors Chertsey for more information


May 13 2015

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Meet Chris a 32 year old gentle-man who knows how to be the perfect date whether its good company to have at important business meetings or a casual meal out. He is professional, dresses well and will treat his date like a perfect gentle-man. Chris makes the perfect date for hire as he’s confident and knows what a first impression makes.

With Dukes of Daisy you can be rest assured to find someone to suit your needs as they have hundreds of male and female rent a friend companions for hire.

So go ahead and find a suitable companion from one of the UK’s finest agency renowned for their professionalism and excellent service they offer. They have a strict screening process to ensure that they maintain their high standards ensuring both the client and companion feel confident and safe at all times.


May 11 2015

Improve your relationship with sex therapy

What is Tantric Journey?

Tantra and Tao are an ancient eastern science, which included sexuality and spirituality as a doorway to ecstasy, creation, healing, good health and enlightenment. Tantra was born in India around 5th Century AD.

Tao is the Chinese version of Tantra which dates back many 1,000’s of years based on similar principles

Tantric Journey is an awakening and healing process based on this ancient science to help:

  • Release both emotional and physical toxins from body
  • Enhance love, intimacy and sexuality
  • Improve relationships
  • Heal your body, mind and spirit

What is sex therapy?

Sex Therapy is a vast subject where issues can be prevalent to an individual or to a couple. Some individuals might require sex therapy in order to be able to find partners as their issues have stopped them before.  Resorting to therapy is not an easy walk down the supermarket aisle, it takes a lot of courage to seek sex therapy London and help as sexual problems can be emotionally painful. Sometimes its required as the individual is embarrassed and reluctant to share their issues with their partners which hinder the progress of the relationship. The most advisable would be sex therapy for a couple as a whole where trust and intimacy can be built.

Through the help of a sex therapist the couple creates intimacy, love, trust and excitement within a relationship leading to fidelity, happy marriages and two way relationships. Also therapy creates confidence and self-esteem for individuals. Tantric Journey offers sex therapy in London via clothes on bodywork or a full body oil massage which can be viewed as an alternative medicine that employs the fundamental basis of Cellular Memory and Molecules of Emotions that is a current age well researched and studied subject. Tantric Journey’s sex therapist London has helped many sexual troubled individuals resolve their problems and many couples sustain happy fulfilling intimate relationships.  Tantric Journey’s sex therapy in London eliminates the problem by eliminating the biological makeup of the issue which proves to be the most effective method.


May 10 2015

RUMM is a specialist energy management company

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RUMM leaders in Business energy reduction have announced some exciting news that will continue to reduce business energy consumption in the most powerful way.

RWE npower acquires Welsh tech firm RUMM

Cloud-based technology to contribute to British business opportunity to save up to £4 billion per year on energy

1st April, 2015 — RWE npower today announced the acquisition of specialist energy Management Company RUMM in a move that could help British business save up to £4 billion on their annual energy bills. The Welsh tech firm, which was spun out of the University of South Wales, uses the latest innovations in cloud-based data analytics to help businesses monitor and control their energy in real time.

Since its inception in 2005, RUMM Energy Management Services has already saved over £43 million for its customers. npower Business Solutions, which is the second largest supplier of energy to British businesses, will roll out RUMM’s software to its biggest customers in Q2 2015, with the goal of delivering energy efficiency at scale.

With the UK’s industrial and commercial sectors spending £20 billion a year on electricity and gas, npower Business Solutions has shown that increasing energy efficiency by 20% could represent a collective saving of around £4 billion annually to British business.

Paul Massara, CEO of RWE npower, said: “npower Business Solutions is committed to helping the UK’s largest companies manage their energy needs so they can budget for the future. RUMM’s technology is truly innovative, giving businesses the tools they need to make significant savings on the bottom line.

“This deal represents an important investment in both our energy solutions business and the thriving South Wales tech community. With the right support and incentives, we are confident that Welsh start-ups, like RUMM, will continue to grow, exporting their expertise across the world.”

Dr Stephen Lloyd, Chairman and co-founder of RUMM, said: “Being part of RWE npower represents a huge opportunity for RUMM. npower Business Solutions wants to provide the best possible energy management for its customers and RUMM has the capability to help deliver this.  We spoke to a number of energy suppliers, but the way the team at npower want to bring innovation to their customers proved decisive.”

Jamie Watkins, Co-founder and Director of Sales at RUMM, added: “This is a proud day for everyone at RUMM. We’ve continued to invest in the development of our “best in class” software, while waving the flag for Welsh entrepreneurship. We are excited at the prospect of working with npower Business Solutions to help some of the UK’s biggest companies cut energy, cost and carbon.”

Developed as the result of work at the University of South Wales RUMM’s proprietary software, IBASS, captures and stores energy usage data every half-hour to identify potential inefficiencies on customers’ sites. The software provides the basis to enable significant energy reduction and has the capability to offer switch-off measures.  RUMM’S software is integral to its behavioural approach to energy management which is a unique aspect of its offering.


Mar 24 2015

IBS Blowers serve the Industrial, Utility, Manufacturing, Road Tanker and many more

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Searching for a company that repairs industrial equipment, a company that came highly recommended to me from many of the industry we are in. IBS Blowers whom specialise in industrial Blower Services based in the UK, impressively they have expanded their company and opened offices in America. They have increased their staff to meet the demands placed on their highly efficient service and excellent products.

They are so intent on customer satisfaction they offer a FREE HEALTH CHECK for Vacuum Loaders; offering a service our company requires from time to time. I completed the quick and easy form and within no time at all, assistance for the Free Health Check was on offer.

No hidden costs involved or any pressure just a simple straight forward offer. They have a wide range of some of the leaders in brand name vacuum pumps such as Busch Vacuum pump and Gast vacuum pump, should you require a new vacuum pump or would like to hire one.

If you cannot afford the time for them to repair your vacuum pump, providing they have a suitable replacement in stock, IBS will forward a reconditioned unit immediately to minimise your downtime. Upon receipt of your old machine, providing it is in serviceable condition, they will charge for the replacement at the service exchange value. If your vacuum pump is not serviceable, IBS will upgrade your purchase to reconditioned status.

      

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Mar 23 2015

What marquees should I buy? Need help speak to DIY Marquees

DIY Marquees leaders in marquees offer the most informative advice to anyone who wants to purchase a marquee. They really want their clients to achieve and will often give you advice that you do not want to hear, however, this will save you money and time in the long run. Their straight forward approach is what makes them leaders in the marquee industry and a company that strives to put their customers first.

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Read what DIY Marquees have to say about starting your own business:

This is a conversation I have regularly, you’re interested in starting a marquee hire business and don’t know where to start. This is what I suggest:

Research
Find out who your local competitors are, what marquees they offer and how much they charge for the sort of marquees you’re likely to offer.
If there are hardly any competitors or the local companies all offer much larger marquees then this is a good thing. There’s space in the market for you to exploit.
If there are a lot of companies in your local area that offer similar size marquees to ours/yours then you might need to think twice about starting up. It’s not impossible but it is much harder to get going in a saturated market.

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Stock
The most popular marquees for hiring are 6x12m, 6x6m and 4x8m. If you’re based in a city then it’s more likely to be the smaller, 4m wide marquees that are popular.

What marquees should I buy?
I would recommend starting on a smaller scale initially. All of our marquees are designed along a similar, easy to erect style. If you’ve put one up then you won’t have a problem erecting a different size without practice.
Because of the large stock we carry and swift delivery you can just buy more marquees when you have the bookings for them – to me that makes good business sense, you only buy further marquees when you know you’re getting a return on your investment.

when do you need to insure a marquee?
If you’re hiring out marquees then you should be covered for public liability insurance. When you buy a DIY Marquee we pass on 3 companies details who specialise in marquee hire cover. We also pass on a copy of the terms and conditions of hire we used to use as a hire company and we can provide some photos to get your website and advertising started.

We always enjoy helping people start up their own marquee hire businesses and will happily chat through any ideas you may have. The above is just a collection of ideas to start you off.

Click here to find out more about DIY marquees for sale in Kent.


Mar 22 2015

Knowall IT offer professional and affordable IT systems and support

Do you own your own business and find keeping up with technology a headache? Knowall IT have the solution to your IT problems. They have affordable packages to choose from where you are able to outsource your IT department to them and they will take care of all your IT needs. Keeping up to date with technology can be overwhelming when its not your core business, however, IT is essential to run your business. Knowall IT manage hundreds of small to medium enterprises, their engineers keep up to date with technology at all times.

Knowall IT understand that companies cannot afford the additional expense and time of system down time, system updates and system changes, they provide practical and affordable solutions.

Knowall ITs Ad-Hoc IT Support contracts are designed to support either an onsite IT Manager with 2nd and 3rd line engineers or designed for smaller organisations that do not rely on too much IT.

The Ad-Hoc contract, as opposed to paying per incident, gives you preferential rates and the same SLAs as our Full IT Support service.

  • 24×7 Telephone & Remote Support
  • Emergency Engineers – Onsite within 1 hour
  • Onsite Visits for Critical Issues
  • 99.9% SLAs
  • Monthly Reporting

Remote Support

  • 24×7 Telephone & Remote Support
  • Professional and Highly Experienced

Site Visits

  • Re-Active Onsite Visits For Critical Issues
  • Onsite Within an Hour – London Based

Software Support

  • General user applications, including Microsoft Suites, Sage, Maximiser, Access Accounts, Solid Works, Photoshop, Entourage, Mac mail, to name but a few
  • Microsoft operating systems 2003/2008
  • Active Directory | Exchange 2003/2007
  • SQL 2005
  • LINUX based email, web and DNS servers
  • Macs, PCs & Server Hardware
  • Networks & Security, including Firewall’s and routers configuration and management. Vendors include Cisco, Sonicwall, Juniper and Zyxel/Zywall
  • Delivery of applications through WAN’s using technologies such as Microsoft Terminal Server, Citrix and Jetro also known these days as “Cloud Computing London.”
  • Anti-virus, spam and spyware prevention
  • Data backups and protection
  • VOIP (Voice Over IP) traffic management over LAN’s & WAN’s – SWYX

Service Level Agreements

  • 1 Hour response to any user related issues
  • 15 Minute response to any critical issue
  • Immediate despatch of engineers for critical issues – onsite within the hour
  • 24×7 Support available

PAY AS YOU GO can be used for one off incidents or on a retainer basis for preferential pricing and service levels.

  • Telephone, Remote and email support – from £60 Per Hour
  • Onsite Visits from £70 Per Hour

Mar 18 2015

Ge the help you need in your relationship with Tantric Journey

Have you ever wondered if you need sex therapy? Perhaps you and your partner need some help in your sexual relationship or perhaps you have a problem that you would like to discuss and get some help overcoming any potential problems with sexual intimacy.

First I am sure you would like to know what is sex therapy?

Sex therapy London can provide psychosexual therapy to help individuals and couples with sexual related problems through counselling, nursing or medicine. Often the sex therapist in London prescribes medicine to help with these issues as talking therapy is not fully capable of resolving the sexual related issues. Often the sex therapist prescribes medicine even for the mildest of sexual related problems such as erectile or climaxing issues. Chemicals tend to alter the human hormonal functionality and therefore hinder natural functionality. Therefore Tantric Journey’s sex therapist provides a natural treatment on the basis of Cellular Memory where the human body learns to build its own defence mechanism against the sexual related problems. A Tantric Journey’s sex therapist in London can offer talking therapy to enter a comfort zone and diagnosis and perform clothes on bodywork or a full body oil massage employing techniques that support Cellular Memory.

Sex therapist London is quite vital to pacify the amount of sex related crimes in the country.  Often the ‘abused’ becomes the ‘abuser’. Sex therapy in London is offered in two way through counselling also known as talking therapy or medicinal ways to combat the sexual issue.  Tantric Journey offers sex therapy via clothes on bodywork or a full body oil massage. Sex therapy in London offered by Tantric Journey can be viewed as an alternative medicine that employs the fundamental basis of Cellular Memory and Molecules of Emotions that is a current age well researched and studied subject. Tantric Journey’s sex therapy has helped many sexual troubled individuals resolve their problems and many couples sustain happy fulfilling intimate relationships.  Tantric Journey’s sex therapy eliminates the problem by eliminating the biological makeup of the issue which proves to be the most effective method.


Mar 17 2015

RUMM is a specialist energy management company

RUMM Energy Management Solutions UK and systems are committed to the environment with a passionate qualified group of professionals bringing you the latest in technology through their innovative systems and solutions allowing companies to reduce energy and save money. The effects of this are far reaching and go a long way towards helping to save the planet.

RUMM are constantly expanding their team with new employees to assist with the increasing demand with Business energy reduction.

I found an article on their website I decided to share, showing just how committed RUMM are as the leaders in energy management services.

      

RUMM to boost staffing levels by more than 50% to meet growing demand this year

We are engaged in a major expansion of our business.  After 10 years hard work it’s great to become an overnight success!  One of the key reasons is the increase in the market brought about by ESOS – Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme – an EU energy initiative that requires member states to introduce a mandatory programme of energy audits for large enterprises.

The Carbon Trust has indicated that to date, too few lead assessors have been accredited to carry out these audits, which could lead to a bottleneck as the compliance deadline of December 2015 approaches.

RUMM has been carrying out this kind of audit for large companies for many years and all of RUMM’s energy account managers are ESOS recognised lead assessors.

RUMM already employs 26 staff, and aims to increase staffing levels to 40 to meet demand.

Dr Steve Lloyd, RUMM co-founder and Chairman, says, “These will be sustainable, knowledge-based jobs, and will include graduate engineers, scientists, installation technicians as well as other support staff, however, our intention is that this level of staffing will continue permanently, and not just for the duration of the ESOS scheme, as we build relationships with customers throughout the UK and they understand the cash saving benefits of lowering energy consumption an on-going basis.”

RUMM currently works with customers across the industrial and commercial sectors to make significant savings in energy costs and carbon.  For example, Amtico, Zodiac Group, Welsh Water, the Celtic Manor Resort, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Yuasa Batteries etc.  Our clients have saved more than £40m in energy costs.

“Our ultimate target is to make energy savings of £1bn,” confirms Dr Lloyd. “The ESOS programme will place us well on the road to achieving that.”

RUMM co-founder and Director of Sales Jamie Watkins adds, “We are already geared up to take on the challenge presented by ESOS both in terms of expertise and innovative technologies. Our innovative technologies are also allowing us to partner with some of the major energy providers in the marketplace in the UK & Europe. Now we just need extra staff to deliver it all, as well as building up long-term partnerships with major enterprises throughout the UK.  Large consumers, those with energy bills over £250k per annum – benefit hugely from the substantial energy savings we can make for them by installing the appropriate technical infrastructure and supplying specialist resource.”

If you are interested in working with a talented team in a high growth area within a rapidly expanding company click here Business energy reduction UK