Guest blog

High Tech Systems to Add to Your Home for Maximum Safety

CCTV Cameras

Home security has never been more accessible, thanks to the app-enabled upheaval that’s been going on for over a decade now. The myriad professional monitoring systems and DIY devices can make your head spin. It’s hard to tell which ones are worth considering. Home security providers can make comparison shopping quite difficult. However, the market is beginning to crystalise. Here …

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4 Points to Ponder for a Clean Home and a Clearer Mind

Man cleaning window at home

Are you always wondering why stress worsens each time you come home to a dishevelled and grimy place? Most of us, if not all, experience this kind of stress every single day of our lives. Well, you’re not alone. Due to a “materialistic mindset,” people tend to buy anything they want without control, unable to see that it will only …

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Retired Teacher Opens the Door on Shared Ownership

Retired teacher opens the door on shared ownership

Of the 600 homes which the council is delivering in the next five years, 20% will be for shared ownership. In the first such scheme run by City of York Council, 17 homes have already been sold and 40 more applicants are in the process of buying a share. A retired York teacher who has bought a half share in …

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How Improvements in Clothing Technology Help Protect Us From Enduring Harsh Weather Conditions

Two male athlete running on winter alley in Park

When the most recent polar vortex hit the United States, you may have noticed that many people—but not all—stopped working. There were a significant number of workers braving the brutal cold, working in -50F to keep public roads clear and de-ice airport runways. It seems incredible that someone could work efficiently in such extreme weather conditions, let alone survive. Yet, …

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What is The Future of Software in The Construction Industry?

Businessman Using Tablet at Construction Site

Shaking and remodelling the whole industry, through the development of digital technology, constructors can order brick and mortar to finding skilled labour all through mobile technology whilst on the go, a huge game-changer. But what about the rise and development of software? Changing and developing as time progresses. Through the rise of robotic equipment and BIM modelling, how the construction …

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Theft Awareness for Trades

Theft awareness for tradesmen

Crime in the UK is on the rise, particularly when it comes to theft. Work vans are often a target for thieves, containing high-value items that can be easily accessed if not properly secured. Certain areas in the UK have become more notorious for theft, with London, Sheffield, and Birmingham securing the top spots. Over 70 per cent of workers …

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The Van Insurer Highlights the Dangers of Disposable BBQs

Friends enjoying bbq party

With the summer in full swing, insurance price comparison site The Van Insurer is reminding van drivers about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Using portable or disposable barbecues in confined spaces like the back of vans or camper vans is potentially fatal according to experts. Research by the Gas Safe Register reveals that four out of five people in the UK are …

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How Do Bluetooth Speakers Work?

How do Bluetooth speakers work?

You ever experience a small change and didn’t know its impact until it was right in front of your face? It happens to all of us. It can be something as small as driving another way home because you wanted to break out of your routine. Or, it could be reading a quote leading you to ponder on it, and …

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Testing Cheap Tools – Are Poundland Tools a Bargain?

Poundland tools

Ahead of the biggest DIY weekend of the year – the great Easter break – Skill Builder Editor, Georgina Bisby has been trying out some Poundland tools to see what you can get for your money. Georgina tries out a spirit level, hammer, screwdriver set, junior hacksaw and some tape measures to see which ones are a steal and which …

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Protect our children and teachers from asbestos exposure at school

asbestos

Lucie Stephens, the daughter of a teacher who died of cancer linked to asbestos exposure, is campaigning for schools to be obliged to warn staff and pupils of its presence. Please sign and share the campaign as we think it’s one that deserves our support.  Here’s Lucie’s story: “Parents have been kept in the dark about asbestos risks for too …

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