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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Kitchen Furniture and You: What Are the Choices?

The choices are, in fact, far wider than you might have previously imagined! Gone are the days when everyone on your street had an identikit kitchen table, or island: these days there are a range of options to match your personal style and the look that you are going for in your kitchen.

Perhaps you favour the English country kitchen look, or you want something sleek and modern, or perhaps you want something that bridges the gap between practicality and style. When you design your new kitchen Chichester have a good look around the show room and speak to your team or contractor about what you want. Also, a google search for images may spark off a few ideas, too. Listed below are some of the currently favoured kitchen looks, from stools to breakfast bars, and everything in between you’re bound to find kitchen furniture that will suit.

Modern and Sleek:

Think polished or brushed aluminum and steel fittings, minimalistic design, polished concrete, and perhaps some bare bricks. The industrial look has come a long way since it first burst onto the kitchen design scene and in many ways, has become more family friendly and can still be warm and inviting. Choose furniture that looks raw, or perhaps a little rough, yet is still comfortable.

Country:

Choose furniture that conjures up images of the ideal English country kitchen. Wood is your go-to choice here; choose tones that are warm and inviting. And furniture that makes people want to sit at your kitchen island, snug next to the aga with a cup of tea. English Breakfast, of course!

Investing For Beginners

When looking to save money, the rates of return on savings accounts are not very impressive. That is why many individuals are looking more in the directions of investing rather than regular saving. Of course, there are no guarantees when investing in the stock market and your money can rise and fall in value. Usually an accountant in London will advise that the longer you invest for, the more money you can make. If you are still new to the investment world, here is some useful information.

What is Investing?

Instead of simply placing money into a bank account, an investment is more of a gamble and there is always a risk. When investing, you want to avoid large losses and hope for large profits, though this can often be difficult to predict. As well as investing in the stock market which is the main type, people can also invest in properties, bonds, shares, land, art, cars, wine, and more.

Investing in the Stock Market

Buying shares in one or more companies with the aim of making a profit is a popular way of investing. The simple way of doing it is buying those shares in a company, watching them as they rise and fall in value, and cashing them in when you need to or want to. Stock market share values will rise and fall due to many reasons. The reason share prices fall can include such as the UK economy, poor financial results, companies struggling and more.

What Exactly Do Building Services Engineers Do?

Unless you have had occasion to need a Surrey building services engineer in the past or have known someone who works in the industry, you may not have a very clear idea of what a building services engineer does. Here in this article we will set out the main responsibilities of this type of engineer. Also, watch out for our next article on how to become a building services engineer.

Firstly, let’s look at what building services are:

Building services are the systems which get installed into buildings to make them livable. Such systems include: heating, lighting (both natural and artificial), energy distribution, fire safety including detection and prevention, plumbing, drainage, lifts or escalators, alarm and general security systems, communications technology (such as intercom systems), heating, air-conditioning, and other concerns which we as inhabitants of buildings often take for granted and give little thought to!

A building services engineer is an engineering professional who makes sure that the systems above, along with many other considerations, are accounted for and integrated into the building design. As you can imagine, these are complex considerations and as such, building services engineers are involved in projects from the very start to ensure both that the systems in a particular building are workable, but also that they conform to the regulations of the country or state in which the building will be. Another important aspect of a building services engineer is sustainability: energy efficiency is often regulated and a certain standard must be met.