How To Prepare For Blocked Drains Berkshire Job

The moment you notice that you need to have your blocked drains Berkshire fixed, call a reliable plumbing engineer right away especially if the job requires immediate attention. If you have already scheduled for blocked drains Berkshire repair, the next thing for you to do is prepare for the actual delivery of service. Most plumbing jobs are charged by the hour so you want to have your plumbing issues address right away to minimize the costs. Here are some things you can do to speed up the process.

List down everything that needs to be done                                     

Before the scheduled plumbing job, list down all the needs to be done. For all you know, your blocked drains are not the only problem around the house. Check your pipes for any drips or leaks and you might also want to pay attention to any gurgling or unusual sound in your drain pipes whenever water runs through it. Include everything you want to be checked, maintained or fixed around the house in relation to plumbing and put on the cost estimate.

Clear the area from obstructions

If you intend to have your pipes checked aside from blocked drains Berkshire, make sure that the area where majority of your pipes are located are free from any obstructions. If your piping system is visible in your basement, make sure that your basement can be easily accessed with ample lighting. Remove cabinets in your toilet or bathroom if the issue is in the area. You might also want to remove your carpets and cover furniture which cannot be moved.

Inform the people in your house

Doing a plumbing job sometimes require for the water source to be turned off especially when there are leaks or blocked drains Berkshire connected to a water source. Sometimes there might be foul smell from the drains while it is being cleaned.  Inform your family and the people around the house so they can prepare for it. You may advice them to visit their friends while the job is being done. Secure your pets too for their safety.


Perth HIA Home Show To Be Held This March

Homeowners all over the world seek the best value and quality for their home. It is, after all, home, it deserves no less. Though it can be rather problematic and tedious to search for the right furniture for your home, Australian homeowners looking for cheap furniture in Perth need not worry though, for this coming March, for the HIA Home Show 2017 is set to be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.  The event will no doubt attract a wide variety of prospecting customers, such as professional renovators, and, of course, the average Perth homeowner.

The HIA Home Show, a venture by the Housing Industry Association of Australia, is a four-day event, starting from Friday, March 3 up to Monday, March 6. It is Perth’s longest running and most decorated home improvement event.

The event is expected to showcase products and services from over 180 exhibitors, as well as giving the public a peek at the latest innovations for their home improvement projects.

Shane Kenealy, HIA Home Show’s Event Director, states that the show’s intent is to make updating one’s home easy. She follows that the show is an opportunity to see the latest products and services, all found in one convenient location.

On top of showcasing the latest products, the HIA Home Show will also give homeowners tips and advice for their renovations with its Build Renovate Decorate Stage, an area wherein the experts of the industry will hand out ideas, tips, and advice with regards to interior design and other related topics, such as bathroom design, outdoor deco, etc. Though this area does require payment.

For those with no money but great need for advice, they can book an appointment for the HIA Ask an Expert area, wherein leading experts will participate in 20-minute consultations.

There will also be celebrity guests, such as Matt & Kim, from The Block, and MasterChef participant Josh Catalano, who can be found in the NEFF Cooking Stage, a brand new addition to the show, where he will be showing his skills with a range of freshly cooked meals for guests.


The Fire Of Australia Now In Display

Extraordinary things are newsworthy; special. Such is the case with The Fire of Australia, the world’s finest uncut opal, which has finally gone on public display since its discovery, more than 6 decades ago.

The Fire of Australia is not the typical opal you see inset in the more common Melbourne engagement rings you can find on the internet. It is, of course, uncut and unpolished, but even still, it is valued at more than $675,000, and holds the high honour of being the highest-grade opal in the world. Whilst it isn’t the most valuable opal in existence, being edged out by another Australian owned gemstone; the Olympic Australis, which clocks in at 17,000 carats, and 3.45 kilograms with an estimated worth of $1.9 million, The Fire of Australia is still laudable in its own right.

The uncut opal is around the size of a softball, meaning it is close to 12 by 3.8 inches in size, it is described by the South Australian Museum director; Brian Oldman, as showing all the colours of the spectrum, which emphasizes the rarity of such a specimen. Additionally, according to Oldman, the stone shines with a notable red colour, an indicator of high value in an opal.

The gem was discovered by miner Walter Bartram at the Eight Mile opal field, located in the South Australian town of Coober Pedy; a town quite well known for its opals. The miner Bartram and his family recognized the value of such a stone, and decided to hold onto it for the future. Unusually for an opal, which are usually cut up then polished, the Bartram family polished two sides of The Fire of Australia, a sign, according to the museum director, that the family recognized the true value of the piece.  Now, Bartram’s son, Alan stated that the family has decided that the opal, discovered in South Australia, should be enjoyed by the South Australian people.

The gemstone will be in display in the museum’s foyer until the end of February, before being placed alongside the museum’s extensive permanent collection.

Perhaps those Australian jewelleries, such as those Melbourne engagement rings, were inset with opals found in the same area as the Fire. If so, they are all a treasure, not merely for their value, but for what they represent.


Highlights During The Surf Expo

Surf Expo was held last January 26 to 28 in the Orange County Convention Centre located in Orlando Florida. Exhibitors during the event are euphoric while the buyers are all busy wandering and shopping.

The trade show was hosted by the surf industry which brought together a number of core surf as well as swim stores located all over the nations. There are brands coming from California such as Sun Diego, Surf Diva, Hansen’s and Jack’s Surfboards. There are retailers who attended that came all the way from East Coast including Cinnamon Rainbows, Brave New World, Ron Jon, Warm Winds and Curl. There are even Hawaiian retailers during the event which featured brands such as Déjà vu and Hi Tech.

Exhibitors said that the visitors who came by to the expo are a combination of international crowd. There are buyers who came from as far as South America and the Caribbean. There are also a number of people who visited from Japan and Europe.

According to the senior vice president of Surf Expo and director of the show, Roy Turner, they have also welcomed buyers who are willing to purchase from ready-to-wear retailers such as The Paradies Shops, Caesars Entertainment, Target, Harding brothers Retails Ltd, Zappos, Starboard Cruise Services as well as Marshall Retail Group.

Turner also added that looking at the turn out, the market for core surf appeared to be strong. It feels like a new era for welcoming new brands into the marketplace of surfing. Majority of these brands were created because of the spirit of collaboration and a love for adventure and travel. These new brands are welcomed warmly by the buyers during the event. Excitement is high because of the new technology that was presented in terms of accessories and hard goods.

The co-owner of Jack’s Surfboard, Bob Abdel, was also there as a buyer and he was busy purchasing items such as surfboards and swimwear. He admitted that they purchase surfing stuff the most during the Surf Expo.

You may have the ideal Gold Coast swimwear but it is always good to look for new brands to add to the collection and there is no better show than the Surf Expo.


Nordic Villa – Filling Up The Gap In The Hospitality Industry

Jonas Schwarz Lausten, a Danish entrepreneur is one of the founders of Nordic Villa, a private boutique hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. Lausten and his partners decided to build a boutique hotel with a Scandinavian theme because they saw a gap in the hospitality industry.

Hotels in Nigeria are rather expensive. Service is horrible, there is no internet and bed linens are not clean. Nordic Villa has 4 rooms, two offices and a meeting room. Walls were painted white and furnished with furniture from IKEA. The founders did not think twice about purchasing expensive internet connection because they wanted to be the first in Abuja to provide online booking.

The rooms that were named after Scandinavian capitals cost about $100 per night a third of what a visitor will pay on the more decent Nigerian hotels. After two months in business, Abuja Villa was rated number one by Trip Advisor in Abuja, ahead of Sheraton and Hilton Hotels. When Lausten knew that their boutique hotel made it to the top, they realized that there was really a big gap in the market they entered.

Since then, the Nordic Villa has expanded with the Nordic Hotel as the newest. For the 4th year in a row, the Nordic Villa has won the Traveller’s Choice for Best Service. However, there are still challenges that have to be overcome like constant power cuts. Everybody needs a backup generator to provide power during a power outage.

Air conditioners are also indispensable because of the warm weather in Nigeria which means using more energy. In order to minimize the carbon footprints of Nordic Villa, plastic bottles and metal cans are collected and recycled. Rooms do not include refrigerators because they consume too much energy. LED bulbs are used and indoor plants are everywhere to make air better and cleaner.

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