It’s all about the detail My family enjoyed a visit to the Harry Potter Studio Tour at the weekend. We actually felt like fan frauds compared to some of the people in costume or visiting as a regular. It is as good as everyone raves about, but my main feeling was guilt. Why guilt? Because […]
Save the world’s wildlife This weekend we took our sons to Whipsnade Zoo. The lemurs were fun leaping over our heads in the open enclosure, the baby elephant Sam totally captivating and the penguins as cute as ever. However, it was the presentation about the chimps that really got me thinking. The oldest one at […]
He could be right this time Veteran weather forecaster Michael Fish has claimed that Britain will enjoy seven times as many scorching summer days by 2100 due to climate change. Now I know he got the hurricane forecast disastrously wrong in 1987, but as I sit here in over 30 degrees heat the thought that […]
So this is a ‘Spanish Plume’
No – it doesn’t refer to a large feather on the hat of a Spaniard, rather a catchy name for a rather complex set of meteorological conditions. It involves very warm and humid air moving up from the Spanish plateau to the UK. If this meets cooler area of air from the
Secure open spaces, controlling light, heat and glare.
Maintain air circulation, control heat and glare & remain secure.
Atlantic, the warm air can be forced rapidly upwards to produce thunderstorms. And that certainly is what hit my house last night. In fact one our team’s homes got a direct hit and she was lucky she only got a small jolt off the radiator she was leaning against.
What it has made me think about at home is the suitability of my blinds to block out heat and light, but allow air flow. My heavy curtains contribute to a stifling room, but the Rhino Shutters in particular allow me to leave my doors and windows open without any concerns regarding intruders (luckily more likely to be the local feral cats than burglars in our area).
My top tip in this sunshine though is to join in with your kids’ water-fight.
You might be on holiday but they’re not
“You can tell if folk are on holiday ‘cos all the blinds are closed or there’s mail in the letterbox, papers sticking out or sometimes milk on the step. I just look through a window to see if I can see mail on the floor. If the blinds or curtains are closed a few days on the trot you know they’re away.” – a convicted burglar
Electric Bi-Fold Door Blinds
Premier Blinds recommends motorising your curtain tracks and blinds incorporating timers or dawn/dusk sensors. If your blinds and curtains open and close at slightly different times each day, and your lights are also on timers it would be all but a dedicated thief who would realise that your home is empty. Great justification to your other-half for upgrading your window décor!
What Is a Gable End on a Building? Answer A gable end is an architectural term which is used to refer to the vertically triangular wall between the sloping roofs of a gable building. The gable’s shape will depend on the structural system that is in use. At work we have had more enquiries about […]