- There's not long left to enter our #British #landmarks #competition - entries must be received by Saturday! http://t.co/FCa9yJu8cg #prize 4 days ago
- If your home has draughts, take a look at this video of our windows resisting on the forces of an industrial fan: http://t.co/Sman4ErPwz 5 days ago
- Bakers celebrating @WorldBakingDay, have you seen our #Kitchen Cheat Sheet? http://t.co/FpiRViFot7 Perfect for calculating #conversions 6 days ago
- If you're planning to be out in the #garden today, how about some tips to build an #eco garden? http://t.co/ntACD8suuK #DoYourBit 6 days ago
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Posts by Patrick B.
… and how he battens down the hatches with Everest aluminium doors
The Western Ferries fleet of ships journeys across the Scottish Clyde of Firth seas 365 days of the year. The impressive fleet of four ferries carries passengers, cars and crew from Hunter’s Quay to McInroy’s Point over 30,000 times each year.
On some days the weather can be punishing and the waves choppy; so when voyaging across the Scottish seas from the early morning to dusk every day, the Sound of Shuna ferry utilises the tough and durable Everest aluminium doors to keep her passengers safe and warm.
We caught up with the Sound of Shuna’s Technical Manager Roger Beercroft to ask him about life at sea.Read more »
If you’re planning to build something new or make a significant change to your home, you may require planning permission. Rules tend to differ from council to council, but permission may be required for anything from installing a solar panel to building a new extension – so it’s always important to check before you forge ahead with any plans to avoid encountering issues down the line. To help you navigate the sometimes complex world of planning permission, here’s a brief guide to how it works.Read more »
With the approach of spring underway, home cleaning and decorating has once again pushed itself to the top of our priority list. Finding plenty of inspiration from various sources on the net, here is one of our favourite blogs and just why we think you should bookmark it for future reference.Read more »
Choosing to buy a new home is one of life’s biggest and most exciting decisions, and whilst it’s easy to jump straight in when you find a seemingly perfect property, it’s important to take a step back and make sure your next house doesn’t turn into a costly money pit.
So, whilst price, location and kerb appeal are all significant factors, it’s also advisable to take a good hard look at the more technical aspects of the property, keeping an eye out for any structural problems, interior or exterior damage, and anything else that may need repair. Getting this right at the start could save you a lot of money in the long-run, with the seller absorbing any costs and leaving you to concentrate of kitting out your new home.
The key is to make sure you visit the property more than once – this will give you a real flavour of what you’re buying, as well as a sense of perspective, and a measure of how any changes or repair work may have progressed over time. To help you avoid the most common costly pitfalls for buyers, download our checklist of top things to look out for on a house viewing.Read more »
After years of people painting the walls inside their homes, wallpaper is making a comeback and today there’s a whole new range of exciting designs for you to choose from. The problem is that while previous generations knew how to put up wallpaper correctly, most of us in the modern age don’t really know where to start.
Thankfully, we at Everest know just what to do – and here is everything you need to know:Read more »
Here at Everest we are running the My House My Home competition giving you the chance to win £250 worth of Love2Shop vouchers by simply sending us photos that show the individuality of your home (with the deadline for submissions 22 March 2013).
This got us thinking about how else you can show off your home to make some money and getting paid to have your house put on TV sounds like a great place to start.
It isn’t just home improvement shows that need normal homes to film in; almost every kind of televised production you can think of uses real houses as ‘sets’.
In fact, we filmed our most recent advert on location at the home pictured below.
So how do you go about getting you house used and making a nice profit in the process? The sums involved can be quite substantial and depending on the size and type of production can earn you anything between £750 and £5,000 per day. Magazine photo session shoots can be less disruptive whilst still earning you £500-£1,500 a day.
Interested? Here’s how to go about it:Read more »
Technology is rapidly becoming a part of everything we do in life, whether checking the weather forecast on the latest smartphones or consulting the sat-nav when getting into the car. The home is becoming similarly hi-tech, and these days it’s easy to turn your house into an all-singing, all-dancing technological haven. Here’s a look at how to convert your abode into a techno-home in five simple steps.Read more »