Introducing Plantation Shutters

Introducing Plantation Shutters
Plantation shutters are available in a variety of styles and colours which can be custom made to fit windows of any size as well as those with irregular shapes and unlike many other kitchen and bathroom renovations, Plantation shutters are an easy and relatively inexpensive to give your living room and bedrooms a facelift with a fresh coat of paint and new window treatments.

Now you know how stylish and effective plantation shutters are, the next question is, how much do they cost?  The retail prices of plantation shutters depends upon:

  • The cost of the materials
  • Labour expenses to assemble the shutters
  • The profit chosen by the manufacturer

Many retailers offer high quality plantation shutters in multiple sizes and designs from well-know manufactures. These shutters can cost more because of the skill involved and the reputation of the manufacturer behind them. They will cost more than those found at home improvement stores.

Woodworking classes and online tutorials have made plantation shutters an achievable DIY project. They can be made for a fraction of the price of retail plantation shutters by removing the labour expenses, transport costs, and of course the profit margin. The other benefit of doing so is full control over material, colour, and size options. Despite more modern materials, the most popular plantation shutters are those made from the same wood the original plantation shutters were made from – retaining their traditional and functional appeal.

American basswood is found in central and easterly parts of the United States – states such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan all have large basswood supplies. Basswood is a popular hardwood choice for the manufacture of plantation shutters because of its ease to work with, its smooth texture, and its comparatively low cost. Basswood’s high demand makes it easy to find a provider at affordable prices.

If you’re planning on making them yourself you’ll need a few more materials other than the wood itself. Besides the obvious screws for framing the casings, and hinges for the swinging panels, magnets would come in handy. They allow the shutters to be kept neatly shut when they’re not open wide without the need for a lock of some description – much more pleasing to the eye. Springs, washers and other tension hardware is required to allow the slats to be opened and closed using the central vertical column.

Plantation shutters are evidently beneficial. They increase energy efficiency through having fantastic insulation properties, and allow the user to effortlessly adjust light intensity and privacy through moving the tilt rod. Being so highly desirable, plantation shutters can add a surprising amount to a homes value, and can be used as a major selling point.

The Beautiful Shutter Company
The Beautiful Shutter Company is fast becoming one of the leading producers of bespoke plantation shutters in the North East of England. With our years of experience and dedication to providing each customer with the exact shutters to suit their needs, we are certain that you will enjoy the shutters you order from us for as long as you live in your home. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today on 01642 688049 or visit the Beautiful Shutter Company website today.

Replacement Gas Central Heating Boilers

Replacement Gas Central Heating Boilers
If you found that your energy bills were unusually high last winter or you had to keep turning up the thermostat to keep warm because your heating didn’t seem to be performing as well as it should be, maybe you should consider having a replacement central heating boiler fitted.  Having it done during the warmer months can be a really good idea as you won’t miss not being able to turn on your heating while work is being carried out and you will have the peace of mind that you are completely prepared for the winter, at Arktek Heating they have an excellent team of engineers available all year round that will be able to get your new combi boiler fitted in no time at all.

Having an efficient, well fitted combi boiler can make a real difference to your bills and you will be surprised how much warmer your home is, with many more modern boilers having excellent features such as wireless controls you can be sure that your home will always be warm when you need it to be while using the minimum energy required, at Arktek Heating they supply a great selection of modern combi boilers from a range of well trusted suppliers and will be more than happy to help you make the right choice for your home and lifestyle.

Having a replacement boiler fitted won’t only benefit you and your family in the short term it will also help you to add value to your property and make it more attractive to buyers if you do decide to sell in the future, so it is a really worthwhile investment to make.

At Arktek Heating they aim to offer some of the most competitive rates available without compromising on safety or quality, and with some excellent finance options available having your new combi boiler fitted could be far more affordable than you think. So if you want to avoid the winter rush to find an engineer that can replace your boiler fast as it has let you down when you need it most why not get in touch with Arktek Heating today?

At Arktek Heating they offer a free no obligation quote on request, so making an appointment with them to find out more about the gas replacement services they have on offer won’t cost you a thing, with reasonable rates and excellent warranty options available when you see how affordable having your boiler replaced by Arktek Heating can be you will be pleased you gave them a call. For further information about the range of replacement gas boilers available or the landlord emergency repair and maintenance services, please call 0191 516 6911 or visit the Arktek Heating Services website. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Updating your Bathroom & Shower this Summer

Updating your Bathroom & Shower this Summer
Updating your bathroom or installing a new shower in your bathroom is an excellent way to add some real luxury, without having to spend a fortune or take a lot of time having work carried out. At P T Ranson they have an excellent range of high quality showers and accessories available in a wide range of designs from high quality suppliers such as Fiora Showers, Matki Showers and Hansgrohe Showers so you are certain to find something that complements your bathroom perfectly.

If you are planning to create a shower cubicle or even a wet room you definitely want to take a look at the great range of stylish bathroom taps available from Crosswater, Hansgrohe and many more. Most of these products carry a 10-year manufacturers guarantee.

At P T Ranson they have some excellent products from Matki Showers that includes everything you need to create the perfect shower for your bathroom whether you are planning on having a separate cubicle, wet room or one that simply sits over your bath. With many original and high quality items on offer including high performance showers, screens, trays and many other items in a wide variety of stylish designs you are sure to find the ideal shower for any bathroom.

Matki aim to create the most innovative designs that are efficient, attractive and great to use you can be sure that any shower you choose will be a welcome addition to your bathroom, and no matter whether you want to create a separate cubicle or install a shower over your bath at P T Ranson they also supply all the Matki fixtures and other accessories required to really complete the job.  With some really beautiful designs to choose from you will find yourself spoilt for choice so why not browse some of the excellent products they have on offer?

If you want a bathroom that is truly effective that you know you can rely on check out the great range of Hansgrohe bathrooms where they have a great range of efficient and stylish bath & shower designs that will really give your bathroom a modern edge along with all the accessories required to make sure that you get the perfect finish, including wall outlets and concealed valves so you can get the job done exactly how you want it.

P T Ranson bathrooms So why not head over to P T Ranson bathrooms and start planning what you could do with your bathroom this year? With so many unique and high performance products on offer from some top bathroom design companies you can be sure that you won’t be disappointed.

Having been providing branded bathroom supplies and service for bathroom remodelling projects for years, and with over 30 years of collective experience and a commitment to providing the best possible products and service for each individual bathroom remodelling project. P.T. Ranson, offer deliveries on the UK mainland free of charge and hold a huge stock of modern bathroom and fittings. For more information, call today on 0191 4696999 or visit the P.T. Ranson website today.

Conservatory Roof Blinds Direct

Buying Conservatory Roof Blinds Direct
Transforming your conservatory into a unique and attractive living area can be far easier than you may first think with some carefully selected conservatory roof blinds, not only with they give you added privacy and temperature control they can also help you completely change the appearance and atmosphere of any style of conservatory.  Whether you would like to create an extended dining area, a tranquil haven to relax or a place for the kids to place choosing the correct conservatory roof blinds will really help you to create a really good base for any design.

At Conservatory Blinds Direct they have a wide selection of conservatory roof blinds available in many different designs helping you to transform your conservatory quickly and with no hassle at all no matter what ideas you may have in mind, with many choices of colour, style and pattern on offer you can be certain that you will find endless inspiration for your conservatory.

With measuring guides and other helpful information available ordering conservatories roof blinds direct is a quick and simple process and you will be able to get your blinds in no time at all, simply select your designs and measure your conservatories windows and doors, then let them know at Conservatory Blinds Direct what blinds you require and they will get them sent directly to you in no time at all and if you want to you can also take advantage of their professional fitting service.

With the added advantages of increased home security, extra privacy and temperature control so you can use your conservatory all year round roof blinds are a really worthwhile investment, at Conservatory Blinds Direct they have excellent customer services and some really high quality conservatory roof blinds for a very reasonable cost making them an excellent choice for anybody wishing to give their conservatory a real boost. So if you really want to get the most from your conservatory why not think about turning it into a space that you and your family can really enjoy and transform it using conservatory roof blinds from Conservatory Roof Blinds Direct?

Conservatory Blinds Direct is part of the InStyle group, a well-established supplier of conservatory roof and window blinds throughout the UK. All of their Conservatory Blinds Direct products are made from the finest components and materials available, they are so confident in their products they are able to offer an industry unheard of 5 year Parts & Labour guarantee on all blinds made.

As a leading UK manufacture to the window blind trade and now they are offering the chance for you to cut out that middle man and buy direct from the manufacture saving you hundreds and in some cases thousands of pounds over retail prices.

We are always happy to help and our friendly team will be happy to help you if you have any questions regarding an order, measuring, fitting or any of our products. Simply call on 01642 762497 or visit the Conservatory Blinds Direct website for more information.

Drive Quality Traffic to your Website with Google Adwords

Drive Quality Traffic to your Website with Google Adwords

Google Adwords is one of the most versatile ways to drive traffic to your website. Google get 3.5 billion searches per day, meaning that people are constantly searching the web for products and services. 40,000 Google search queries are processed per second. Some of these queries are informational, but many are related to products or services. Right now, hundreds of people are searching for a website like yours. Google AdWords helps you target these searchers, and puts your website in front of these potential customers.

Google have made it incredibly straightforward to advertise with them. You can advertise through the Google AdWords interface.

Why use Google AdWords? There are a variety of reasons. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the more important reasons.

1. Precisely Target Interested Customers

When you create a TV or newspaper advert, you are targeting masses of people. For example, if you advertise lawn mowers in a local newspaper, you will have a variety of people reading your ad, from teenagers to elderly people to businesspeople. Most of your audience probably don’t require a lawn mower at that point in time.

However, with Google AdWords, you can precisely target customers who are interested in lawn mowers only. When someone searches for “lawn mower shop Manchester”, you can place your ad directly on Google’s search results. Since this person is highly interested in purchasing a lawn mower, they are more likely to click your ad. As a result, they are more likely to convert, either by purchasing a lawn mower or through some other conversion. Instead of spending huge amounts on newspaper ads (directed at the masses), you can spend the same on interested customers, who are very likely to purchase.

This means that with a small amount of investment, you can get highly interested people coming to your website. These people have shown interest in your product by conducting a search into Google, and this means you’ll get more conversions and more purchases.

2. Instant Results

This is a no-brainer. With SEO, you have to wait up to six months to start seeing your website receive lots of traffic. While this may be a long-term investment, it does take time. While you are waiting for your website to rise in the SERPs, you can invest in some short-term PPC/Google AdWords advertising. With as little as £20, you can start receiving interested customers to your website. These customers will arrive at your site in as little as a few hours, and you can generate some quick business.

Since PPC is a relatively inexpensive method to gain customers, you can experiment with pricing and keywords. The results are quick; you don’t need to wait months. That said, SEO should definitely be a part of your long-term internet marketing strategy, but PPC can have quick results too.

3. Get Exact Predictions and Data

With Google AdWords, you can choose which keywords you’d like to target. Then, you can get predictions on how many clicks you’ll get.

This gives you exact data and it’ll help you forecast how much traffic you expect to receive. If we compare this to newspaper ads or radio ads, they don’t give any detailed metrics on what you can expect. They may highlight certain demographics or ages, but they aren’t measured with the accurate specificity of Google AdWords. With PPC, you can get accurate metrics on what to expect. Since so many businesses use Google AdWords each year, Google have amassed exponential amounts of data and research on what keywords convert best. All this data is neatly compiled into the AdWords Keyword Planner, and you can easily access it.

You can input the amount of money you’d like to spend per day, eg: £10. With that £10, the tool will state how many clicks you’ll get for that £10 for your chosen keywords. You can then toggle around with the keywords, and choose cheaper or more expensive keywords. This gives you unlimited freedom, because the keywords have been tried and tested, and Google’s long experience in PPC advertising helps you hone in on the most profitable keywords/search queries to target.

Final Thoughts

Google AdWords can be a versatile source of advertising for you. It will allow you to get exact predictions on your expected traffic, it’s easy to use, and it’ll quickly bring targeted customers to your website. If you feel that traditional advertising isn’t working for you, or you want an easy way to get targeted customers to your website, Google AdWords is the perfect choice for you.

Direct Submit Pay per Click & SEO Services
Direct Submit are an established Search Engine Marketing and Internet Marketing company. With over 95% of our business coming direct from client referral, we provide a cost effective and highly efficient service. We offer a client focussed service, and always speak to our clients in a language they understand, helping them understand the Internet and how a successful Internet Marketing Campaign can benefit their business.

Established over a decade ago and operating from the North East of the UK, Direct Submit have become one of the leading SEO and Internet Marketing providers in the North East and the UK. Our client retention rate is exceptional, currently over 80%, which shows our commitment to working with the client to make a project a success. Unlike most other SEO companies, we do not do any marketing of note. We don’t employ sales people, not do we cold call or bombard business with sales materials. Virtually all of our client base comes directly from referrals.

To speak to one of our Internet Marketing Consultants for advice on making your Web Marketing project a success, call us now on 0845 272 2350 or email us on mail@directsubmit.co.uk. We look forward to your call.

Looking to Update a Large Bathroom

Looking to Update a Large Bathroom
Summer is almost upon us and now is a fantastic time to take on a bathroom remodelling project for your home. If you are fortunate enough to have a fairly large, open space to work with, then your options are many. Following are just a couple of ideas for transforming your existing bathroom into a virtual spa which any current or future dwellers will enjoy to the fullest.

Choice of Colours
There is no guidance on which colours are best suited to a bathroom, although light colours tend to give the space a brighter, cleaner feel. That said, there is no better way to capture one’s attention than by contrasting plain white walls, perhaps with one or two other accent colours such as silver or gold, with a bold, black free-standing bathtub. Vitra Bathrooms offer an exquisite line of free-standing baths produced from ground volcanic limestone.

Inspired bathroom furniture
As with the free-standing bathtub, raised wash basins, such as those available from Kholer Bathrooms or Hansgrohe bathrooms, are a beautiful and stylish way to bring some turn-of-last-century charm with a modern twist into your bathroom. They’re practical, too: for taller individuals in particular, having a raised basin makes it more user-friendly for washing one’s hands or face. Likewise, retro-chic bathroom cabinets with doors are an attractive and tidier-looking alternative to shelving which exposes bath towels, some of which are bound to be mismatched with the overall colour scheme and take away from the elegant simplicity of your block-colour bathroom design.

Making the switch from shelving to cabinets will allow you to keep all the towels you have collected over the years and store them where they belong while still enjoying the sleek, sophisticated look that you have achieved for your bathroom!

When remodelling a large bathroom, one often finds oneself in the rather fortunate position of having seemingly endless options since one is not dealing with space limitations. No matter the design or individual bathroom components you wish to install, be sure to seek out the services of a firm that specialises in luxury bathroom upgrades and which will work with you from the initial planning stages to final installation to ensure that your bathroom upgrade meets your exact requirements. By doing so, you can rest assured that you and your family will enjoy your new luxury bathroom for many years to come.

P.T. Ranson has been providing branded bathroom supplies and service for bathroom remodelling projects for years. With more than 30 years of collective experience and a commitment to providing the best possible products and service for each individual bathroom remodelling project.  For more information, call today on 0191 4696999 or visit the P.T. Ranson website today.

Teachers Jobs in Newcastle & the North East

Teachers Jobs in Newcastle & the North East
If you are looking for teaching jobs in Newcastle and the wider North East or are looking to recruit staff for your school you might want to consider getting in touch with First Call Teachers, a recruitment service that specialises in filling vacant positions within local schools.

With an aim to providing high quality teaching staff when and where it is needed and with a supportive and professional approach to their work they always strive to find candidates that are really well suited to every role they help to fill. With every candidate already being fully background checked and with an assessment of their skills set already being undertaken every effort is made to be certain that every role that is filled by First Call Teachers is taken by someone that is confident to undertake the role and has all the relevant training and abilities required.

With so many schools under pressure to fill vacancies for a short or fixed term basis due to sickness or other issues First Call Teachers can help schools free up time and resources spent on the recruitment process looking for supply teachers. Using a recruitment service such as First Call Teachers is an ideal choice for anyone looking to start their teaching career, returning after a break or needing part time work to fit around other commitments, not only can you start to build up your reputation and begin to form relationships within the profession you can also gain valuable experience and knowledge from undertaking a variety of different roles within a range of schools.

With a friendly approach and an interest in the development and well being of all their candidates at First Call Teachers they aim to give find roles that will help them take their career in the right direction.

So if you are looking for well qualified, reliable teachers and teaching support staff or want to find high quality teaching jobs North East recruitment service First Call Teachers are definitely worth speaking to, specialising in filling roles for supply teachers, fixed term and permanent teaching staff and a wide range of support roles for SEN, secondary and primary schools you can be certain that they will be able to offer you all the help and information that you may require.

For further information, call them today on 0191 280 5849 or visit their website to review their current vacancies and teaching jobs in Newcastle and across the North East.