Some people go to Tiffany’s for a little trinket

Others go to DBLO Associate architects for a little trinket that is a bit more bespoke.

Local firm DBLO Associates architects Clapham designed the staircase as part of its refurbishment of a top-floor flat in a Georgian terrace on Redcliffe Square, Kensington – a stone’s throw away from the yellow brick townhouse completed by TDO earlier this year.

It connects the two-bedroom property’s renovated roof terrace with a landing at the top of the main stairs, which the architects re-clad in timber as part of the project.

Read more about dblo Associate architects Mayfair latest projects:

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dblo Associates believe that the quality of our surrounding have a direct influence on the quality of our lives, whether in public, the work place, or the home. dblo associates is an organisation dedicated to creating and enhancing value through design. They are experts in commercial and residential design.

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Brentford Says Final Farewell to Flight Lieutenant Owen Burns – Battle of Britain Veteran

 

Lodge Bothers funeral directors Surbiton and Funeral Directors Twickenham have had the privilege of conducting hundreds of funerals and memorials for some of Britain’s most loved people. They recently conducted a private funeral service for Flight Lieutenant Owen Burns.

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Local resident Flight Lieutenant Owen Valentine Burns, who was an air gunner on Bristol Blenheims during the Battle of Britain – making him one of Churchill’s ‘The Few’ – has died at the age of 99.

Owen was born in Birkenhead on 20th November 1915 but moved to Brentford in 1983 where he joined Deborah, also from Birkenhead, who subsequently became his wife.

Owen, who was just a few months short of his 100th birthday, when he died on 30 June 2015, had volunteered for the RAF on 3 October 1939, joining up as a wireless operator/air gunner.
Owen joined 235 Squadron, a Coastal Command Squadron assigned to Fighter Command to replace losses incurred during the Battle for France and flew with them throughout the Battle of Britain.

On 11th September 1940 he was one of 6 Blenheims escorting 6 Albacores of the Fleet Air Arm to Calais to torpedo the German fleet. On arrival they were greeted by anti-aircraft fire and then attacked by 25+ ME 109s. Fortunately the attack only lasted a few minutes, it is presumed because the Messerschmitts were low on fuel returning from an attack in SE England but only 3 Albacores and 4 Blenheims made it back. (This is an official entry in Lord Dowding’s Diary).

On 14 February 1941 Burns’ Blenheim was caught in an enemy raid while returning from a night patrol over the North Sea. The aircraft crashed on landing as the flare path lighting the airfield had been extinguished. The observer was killed and the pilot spent a year in hospital, but Owen escaped with a broken collar bone – could the date Valetine’s Day be significant?

In January 1945 he was appointed Gunnery Officer for 19 Group, Plymouth and a month later he became PA to Air Officer Commanding Air Vice Marshal CBS Spackman. Owen left the RAF in March 1948.

After the war Owen worked in the North West of England for a whisky company before coming to London after his retirement. He became involved in Battle of Britain activities and as recently as 10 June 2015, Owen and Deborah attended a tea for members of the Battle of Britain Fighter Association hosted by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

He was also recently presented to Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh at the opening of the new visitor centre ‘The Wing’ at the National Memorial to ‘The Few’ in Capel le Ferne, Kent in March.

Owen died peacefully on 30th June 2015 in hospital after a short illness and is survived by his wife Deborah, his 6 daughters and his son.

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Do you need help with buy party tents? Are you looking to buy marquee party tent that’s durable, affordable and safe? Speak to the experts in marquee sales for their professional advice. They will advise you on the best party tents to buy.

The term party tents generally refers to structures that are lighter weight than average marquees. Party tents are made using PE material in weights of 90gsm (grams per square metre) in the basic models up to 240gsm in the heavy duty party tents. There is a similar range of different quality framework ranging from 20mm pipework in lightweight models up to heavy duty 38mm steel pipe in heavy duty party tents.

If you’re looking for a good quality party tent marquee then look no further than DIY Marquees – we offer a wide variety of different models starting at our light weight and easy to erect party tent range up to our commercial marquees designed for the marquee hire industry. Whatever your requirements we have the party tent marquee for you.

The following table shows the available sizes in our Classic range of marquees. Size guides can vary greatly, this is due to the variety of ways a marquee can be used. For example a 6x12m marquee can seat 70-80 people at round tables but if you allow for buffet tables and/or a dance floor then the capacity is reduced.

 
Size of Marquee (width first) Capacity seated Capacity standing
3x2m DIY Party Tent 4-8 4-12
3x4m DIY Party Tent 6-12 9-18
3x6m DIY Party Tent 12-20 15-30
3x8m DIY Party Tent 12-24 18-35
3x10m DIY Party Tent 15-30 20-45
3x12m DIY Party Tent 18-40 27-60
4x4m DIY Party Tent 8-15 10-22
4x6m DIY Party Tent 12-24 18-35
4x8m DIY Party Tent 12-30 18-45
4x10m DIY Party Tent 15-35 18-55
4x12m DIY Party Tent 20-48 25-70
6x6m DIY Party Tent 15-40 20-60
6x12m DIY Party Tent 30-80 40-120

Explore the benefits of cloud computing and it will soon be realised that London cloud services are becoming the way technology is evolving and a decision that will not be regretted, if anything,  it is becoming a necessity.

Below are just some of the benefits of getting on the cloud:

  • Employees become more productive with easy single logon access to any of the applications they need at any time, from any device.
  • An uncompromised user experience that seamlessly moves with them and changes to fit the device they prefer to use.
  • Your company is safer. Applications and Data are stored in a secure purpose built Tier 3 ISO certified UK data centre. If a device is lost or stolen you and your employees can rest easy as the data and applications do not live on the device.
  • Built in Redundancy – all our solutions have multi-site redundancy with 99.99% SLAs including automatic offsite backups.
  • Limitlessly scalable - Scale up or down to meet the changing needs of your business.
  • Simple subscription model means your monthly expenses are predictable without the capital expense.

Knowall IT London cloud computer services offer a Private Tailored Cloud Solution that is flexible, always available, secure and limitlessly scalable – built on an enterprise infrastructure dedicated exclusively for your organization.

  • Fixed Monthly Cost
  • Fully Scalable
  • Guaranteed Performance
  • Tailored to your Business

ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT

CHALK DÉCOR PAINTING 

INSTRUCTIONS

Ensure you have an apron/old t-shirt on. Place newspaper on your work surface.

Items can be photo frames (as in the kit) a piece of pre – loved furniture or even fabric.

Paint your photo frame using the CHALK DÉCOR PAINT leave to dry, give the item a second coat with the same colour chalk paint.

Using a soft cloth rub a small amount of Décor Wax on the photo frame to seal it, giving the item a lovely finish.

Buff the photo frame using the same cloth.

Alternative Décor Painting Methods:

  1. A. DISTRESSED FINISH

Paint a lighter colour as a base on the photo frame and an alternate colour as the second coat.

Once the photo frame is completely dry, using sandpaper lightly sand over the top coat, the second coat will appear giving it a distressed look.

Using a soft cloth rub a small amount of Décor Wax on the photo frame to seal it, giving the item a lovely finish.

Buff the photo frame using the same cloth.

DRY BRUSHING FINISH

Paint the first coat and leave to dry.

Once the photo frame is completely dry, dip the edges of the paint brush into a second colour (dry brushing only uses the smallest amount of paint and no water). Ensure you don’t have too much paint on the brush, if you do wipe it on kitchen paper or newspaper to get rid of excess paint.

Brush the second coat on the photo frame with a quick gently brushing motion until you get the desired effect.

Leave to dry.

Using a soft cloth rub a small amount of Décor Wax on the photo frame to seal it, giving the item a lovely finish. Buff the photo frame using the same cloth.

TIPS:

Do not use wax for items painted for outdoor use rather use a good quality light varnish. Do not use large amounts of wax, use small amounts of wax spreading it evenly into the item.

Leave the wax to set for 24 hours before use.

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Well Done! You have just completed your very own chalk décor project.

Chalk Decor Paint London is popular with many lessons and workshops available, turn your furniture into vintage furniture

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Take control of your business Energy Management with so many options available and so much information available, how can you get started Reducing Energy Consumption?

First Things First:  Understand Your Energy Consumption.  The first step to understanding your path to reduced energy consumption is understanding how much energy you use from each energy source and the biggest users of energy at your facility.  Consider heating, cooling, and ventilation as well as compressed air and industrial equipment.  Once you have identified your largest consumers of energy you will have a good idea of where your biggest opportunities to Reduce Energy Consumption are.

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Plan to review and reduce energy consumption.  Included in your plan should be an evaluation of the material condition of equipment and effectiveness of control systems.  Everything from a properly functioning and programmed thermostat in the office to properly maintained industrial equipment can impact your ability to reduce energy consumption.  Your plan should include regular review of your largest energy consumers.

Do:  Based on the information you have gathered, implement efficiency improvements and corrective action, starting with the best conservation measures first (low or no cost, biggest improvements).  Don’t forget the no cost conservation measures:  things like proper shut-down procedures for off-hours and re-programming thermostats can have a significant impact.  Low cost improvements include bringing preventive maintenance schedules up to date and minor repairs such as fixing compressed air leaks.

Check the Results:  Periodically check to confirm conservation measures are being followed and maintained.  A sub-metering system that helps you monitor energy consumption can measure to confirm improvements and identify when consumption patterns change unexpectedly.  Manufacturing facilities should track Specific Energy Consumption (energy consumed per unit of production) to verify conservation measures (Scatter Plots or Control Charts for Specific Energy Consumption can be very helpful).

Act:  Adjust the plan, adjust as necessary to achieve verified results.  Observed success becomes the new ‘Normal’, then start the continuous cycle again:  Plan – Do – Check – Act. RUMM-USA will help you reduce your energy consumption with our Energy Management Software.

It is easy to get started, the next time you pay your energy bill, take a walk around your facility and consider where all that energy is being used.  Start asking the rest of your team where they think the energy is being used and start putting together a plan for energy conservation.  The more people on your team that are talking about and thinking about reducing energy consumption, the less energy you will use.

Home Repair, Servicing and Reconditioning Hire Equipment Metal Spraying

IBS understand how important and heavily dependent the industry is on the efficient operation of Portable Industrial Vacuum. They have a highly experienced team who are able to analyse problems, advise on the most cost-effective/efficient solution and how quickly that solution can be implemented. IBS do on-site visits in the case of emergency situations during working hours, they aim to respond within 4 hours based on distances up to 100 mile radius from their nearest available engineer.

IBS can service most roots type blower makes and models on site. This usually includes changing the inlet filter, checking/changing belts utilising laser alignment equipment, oil change, greasing of bearings (where relevant), blower internal check, pressure relief valve and non-return valve check (where possible) and bearing check (where the machine is able to run).

IBS offer on-site servicing for all major manufacturers and technologies. Contact them by clicking here repair vacuum pumps with your requirements.

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Marquee Hire London have been very busy this summer with events, wedding marquee and parties, Marquee Hire have been creating amazing event spaces, hiring marquees across Surrey and Sussex, helping our clients have amazing parties and solve sometimes challenging conundrums.

Marquee Hire have seen an increase in events and large functions with people capitalising on the great British summer weather, hosting parties in gardens and parks.

So, without disappearing, we thought we would update you with a snippet of what we’ve been doing!

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  1. Back in April, we were delighted to provide a marquee for AP McCoy’s final race at Sandown Park. Discover.
  2. How do we do, what we do? Check out our latest time-lapse video from an event we supplied the winter marquees and infrastructure for back in November, watch here.

Our team has extensive experience in creating bespoke marquees to solve almost anything our clients choose to throw at us. In addition to this, we work to strict health and safety procedures ensuring that even our bespoke work is delivered not only to our high standards but also delivered in a safe working manner. Our accredited member status of the marquee hire industry body (MUTA) is testament to this.

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Tantric Journey Tantric Therapy in London is the most authentic tantric treatment available. Tantric Therapy London is often perceived to be as a fad or more of a spa-like indulgence; whereas the Tantric Journey Tantric Therapy London is a biological remedy that is spiritually based on the ancient art of Tantra and Taoism. The core essence of the treatment is the Yoni Massage London offered by Tantric Journey. Based on the theory of cellular memory and the ongoing study of molecules of emotions the Tantric Therapy London offered as a Yoni Massage London by Tantric Journey is aimed at resolving biological trauma. Trauma is stored at a cellular level in the form of molecule of emotions and can cause psychological and biological ailments that can reflect the external environment of the individual that can have a traumatic nature.

Yoni Massage London at Tantric Journey is a treatment that has been carefully crafted after in-depth study and over two decades of practice that does not have any ambiguous intentions often perceived when anything Tantra related is portrayed. The massage techniques are intended to release negative emotions from the body and make space for positive emotions to reside. Tantric Journey that is the Yoni Massage in London is a sensitive subject as many women are not easily comfortable or fluid with the idea of exposing themselves at such an intimate level in order to obtain a Tantric Journey Yoni Massage in London. The Tantric Journey ensures through consult and consent a woman is able to subject herself to the treatment as it is crafted with care on a stage basis and client approval at each stage, providing privacy and safety at all given times during the treatment.

Tantric Workshops London do not provide the essence of Tantric teachings just as at Tantric Journey. Tantric Journey offers the best Tantric Workshops London where one can learn the art of Yoni Massage in London. The Yoni Massage London is a growing pathway taken up many modern spiritual women and couple and more and more men are learning the art to satisfy their partner both emotionally and physically; also to help in healing. Tantric Workshops London are not common and if found not very profoundly established. Tantric Journey has its advantages of having the sole proprietor being an origin from the Far East; directly exposed to the eastern culture and values that is engraved in his teachings. Yoni Massage London is not an openly discussed topic but Tantric Journey hopes to re-invent thoughts on the purpose of a Yoni Massage London and why it is suitable and essential for the Western culture.

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The Tantric Journey Tantric Workshops London are tailored for individuals and couples. Lessons are taught by the proprietor himself therefore guaranteeing first-hand experience stories and one to one knowledge. Lessons are for the individuals who would like to learn the techniques and become healers or experience Tantric Workshops London or for couples who would love to implement such intimacy in their relationships.

Yoni Massage London is growing to be a well sought self-indulgence for emotional well-being remedy by the new independent women and also that intimacy yearned by the ones in relationships. Many Yoni Massage London is commercialized due to intimate nature and the general perception of something that private being openly discussed and followed in the society. But the Tantric Journey concentrates on the essence and the true nature of the Yoni Massage London making Tantric Journey the most authentic Tantric Workshops London comparatively to the rest of the workshops offered.

Don’t leave your energy saving measures half finished

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By Andrew Diplock, Managing Director, UES Energy

There are numerous actions that can be taken in the quest for Business energy reduction reducing costs and lower carbon emissions. Energy management plays a key role but it’s also important not to overlook the other end of the process – the steps you take before that precious energy even reaches you; that is, the deal you sign up to and the way you manage energy purchasing.

To do this thoroughly and professionally requires a fully integrated energy strategy that includes the energy purchasing cycle.

Unfortunately, this is often overlooked – sometimes because such measures as incorporating energy management products are more tangible, but often because buying energy cost-effectively is complicated.

There are numerous variables, enormous volatility in prices and an endless array of contract options. But while this may be daunting, getting it right can deliver major savings and significant competitive advantages.

The three aspects of buying gas and electricity that make them different from most other products or services you purchase are the timing of the purchase, your company’s appetite for risk and the skills and knowledge needed to get it right.

Timing
Timing is crucial because market prices fluctuate quickly and massively. Some changes are foreseeable, such as seasonal demand, while others, such as unrest in the Middle East, can sometimes be totally unforeseen and could send energy prices soaring in hours.

Consequently, you must clearly understand markets and the forces driving them and constantly monitor them to both take advantage of opportunities as they arise and avoid being caught flat-footed.

Risk
Different businesses have different appetites for risk and this has a profound influence on energy purchasing. Most contracts are either “fixed term” or “flexible”, the latter giving a degree of control over prices and potentially make savings – but at greater risk.

To find a contract with the right level of risk for your business you need to know the options available for Business energy reduction UK.

Skills and knowledge
Finally, if you are responsible for energy procurement you must be familiar with the myriad of different opportunities provided by energy suppliers and negotiate with them to get the best deals.

In all these things, familiarity, experience and industry knowledge are crucial. Energy purchasing has become an increasingly specialist full-time role and an industry of experts has grown up to operate between energy suppliers and business users. Companies like UES Energy constantly monitor market fluctuations and the full spectrum of suppliers’ contracts to help clients find the best options.

Premium airline seating manufacturer Contour Aerospace (now part of Zodiac Aerospace Group), were one company who saw the value in working with energy professionals and following great results from RUMM on their energy management, turned to UES Energy for advice for their energy purchasing.

Finance Director Alison Baker said: “(UES Energy) approach to energy procurement focuses on avoiding unnecessary cost and their advice on the timing of contract placement is backed up with detailed market intelligence. Their quality of service is reassuring and a stark difference to our previous energy broker.”

For more information on how professional energy consultants can help you purchase and manage your energy efficiently and effectively, click here Energy Reduction in Manufacturing.