What is a Noise Survey and when is it usually required?

What is a Noise Survey and when is it usually required?
Noise surveys are normally required where:

  • The application is for a development that has the potential to cause noise disturbance to existing residential properties. For example, industry, or other development with fixed machinery/plant.
  • The application is for proposed noise sensitive development, such as residential, next to existing sources such as major transport routes, industry or commercial uses

Do I need to submit a noise survey as part of the planning application?

Yes, preferably as this allows the Environmental Protection Team to assess if the

proposed development is suitable, and that any noise can be controlled adequately. If a noise survey is submitted at a later date it may delay the application process. It is often not possible to grant planning consent with a condition requiring a survey at a later date, as until a survey is completed the Environmental Protection Team cannot assess what the noise impact may be.

How do I organise a noise survey?

A noise survey needs to be carried out by a suitably qualified acoustic consultant. Air Pressure Testing is a UKAS accredited and is therefore deemed ‘suitably qualified to undertake noise surveys’ by local councils.

How much does a noise survey cost?

The price of a survey will vary depending on the work required. However a typical survey will be £650 Plus Vat.

What type of noise survey methodology is accepted?

However as a general rule the following methods will be accepted provided they are suitable for the development site:

  • PPG24 for the assessment of noise affecting noise sensitive developments near to existing sources of noise, mainly relating to traffic sources. A full 24- hour survey is normally required although the shortened measurement procedure in the Calculation of Road Noise (CRTN) can be used if appropriate.
  • BS4142:1997 for the assessment of industrial noise that may affect existing residential property. This is used mainly used for fixed industrial plant such as fans, I.e. if you need to install air conditioning plant to a roof or wall in the middle of a residential neighbourhood.

How can I reduce noise levels on my project and what are the proffered methods.

If possible, noise should always be controlled at source. For example, a noise barrier or an acoustic enclosure around the noise source is always preferable to upgrading the local building façades. When this cannot be undertaken noise reduction measures such as acoustic glazing to habitable rooms may be acceptable.

Where acoustic glazing is proposed, and it can be opened this should be taken into account in the noise survey/prediction report. Where it is necessary to keep windows closed to achieve the required internal noise levels, you would need additional ventilation to be installed to ensure that residents have the choice in opening their windows.

If you need any information in regards to noise surveys please contact us now at: info@airpressuretesting.net

Business:             Air Pressure testing

URL:                       http://www.airpressuretesting.net/

Google Not Obliged to Delete Data, Rules EU Lawyer

Google Not Obliged to Delete Data, Rules EU Lawyer
Google cannot be obliged to delete sensitive information from its search index, a key adviser to the European Court of Justice has said. It follows a Spanish case which challenged Google to remove outdated financial details about an individual.

The opinion of advocate general Niilo Jaaskinen could influence a wider EU debate over whether people have “the right to be forgotten”. Privacy campaigners believe individuals should have greater control over data

The specific case Mr Jaaskinen was considering goes back to November 2009 when a Spanish man complained about links on Google to an e-newspaper report detailing how debts had led to his house being repossessed. He argued that, as the report was 10 years old, the links were no longer relevant and should be removed. He failed to get the original article removed because it was deemed to be in the public interest. He lodged a complaint with the Spanish Data Protection Agency who upheld it.

The case later moved the European Court of Justice. In his written opinion on the case, Mr Jaaskinen took the view that Google was “not generally to be considered as a controller of the personal data appearing on web pages it processes”. “Therefore, a national data protection authority cannot require an internet search engine provider to withdraw information from its index,” he wrote.

He added that this meant users would not be able to invoke “a general right to be forgotten… against search engine service providers”. The court is not bound by Mr Jaaskinen’s opinion although generally such recommendations are followed.

A final judgement on the case is expected before the end of the year.

It’s important that citizens have better rights when it comes to stopping companies collecting data without proper consent or holding on to information for an unjustifiable length of time, even when people have ceased to use a service” Nick Pickles Director, Big Brother Watch

The case will be seen as a test of “the right to be forgotten” strand of the Data Protection Regulation, which is currently being debated by the European Parliament.

The EU is planning updates for the Data Protection directive, which was originally adopted in 1995 when the internet was in its infancy. The right to be forgotten clause, which has the support of EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, was developed in response to complaints about the way search engines and social media firms handle information.

Increasingly users are concerned about a range of issues – from difficulties erasing social media accounts, to lack of control of photographs published by others.

Google welcomed the views of Mr Jaaskinen. Bill Echikson, head of free expression at Google, said: “This is a good opinion for free expression. We’re glad to see it supports our long-held view that requiring search engines to suppress ‘legitimate and legal information’ would amount to censorship.”

But Big Brother Watch said that that making a connection between this particular case and the rights of citizens to delete data was “absurd”. “The right to be forgotten was never intended to be a way for people to rewrite history,” said director Nick Pickles. “The whole point was to allow people to tackle information at source and Google was not the source of this information – a Spanish newspaper was.

“A better example of why it is needed would be when someone wants to close a Facebook account. Facebook shouldn’t be able to hold on to our information just in case you want to re-join,” he added.

“It’s important that citizens have better rights when it comes to stopping companies collecting data without proper consent or holding on to information for an unjustifiable length of time, even when people have ceased to use a service.”

Understanding your Car’s Tyres

Understanding your Car’s Tyres
Tyres are one of the most important safety features on your car or vehicle. After all, your tyres are the only thing that connects the car to the road surface, and other technologies such as antilock braking systems and electronic stability controls cannot do their job if the tyres don’t have a good grip on the road surface. Yet tyres are often considered to be one of the least understood components of our vehicles.

As everyone’s driving needs are different, it makes sense that no one single type of tyre is best. Like most things in life, what tyres are the best for you may not be appropriate for another driver.

When replacing your car tyres it pays to speak to a specialist, someone like Tams Tyres of Gateshead who have been supplying high quality, low cost tyres to drivers of all vehicles across Gateshead, Newcastle & the North East. Tams Tyres carry a wide range of leading brand names tyres and after discussing the type of driving you do will be able to offer the very best advice and recommendations as to which tyre to fit to your vehicle.  Remember, cheaper quality and poorly manufactured tyres will likely wear out much quicker than good quality tyres, plus can often lead to extended stopping distances and may result in less control during an emergency manoeuvre.

Tyres, like most things in life, can be something of a trade-off. Performance Tyres can often wear out quicker than ‘regular tyres’ – obviously depending on your driving technique and the road conditions, while general road tyres will provide a more comfortable ride but be less agile in the corners. Again, speak to your tyre dealer about any possible trade-offs for the type of tyres you are considering buying.

Most modern cars will come with general all-season tyres fitted. These are great for most people for most conditions, however if you live where it snows a lot, then you may wish to consider buying a set of snow Tyres (sometimes referred to as winter Tyres) and use them throughout the winter months. All-season tyres are designed to handle all weather conditions. Snow / Winter Tyres are designed with one thing in mind: to help you drive more safely and improve road traction when temperatures are low and the roads are covered in snow and ice.

Many drivers will fit a car tyre then forget it. Even allowing for modern tyre reliability and manufacturing methods, this can be a mistake as tyres are NOT maintenance free items! It is estimated that an average tyres will lose around 1 psi of pressure per month so it is a good idea to check your tyre inflation pressures and inspect their general tread condition on a weekly basis. Underinflated tyres can impact upon your cars fuel efficiency, reducing the miles per gallon you achieve – costing you money, and are more likely to suffer a puncture. Remember, you can’t tell the tyre pressure is low just by looking.

So, how can you increase the lifespan of your car tyres? Adopt the following and you could put off having to make a trip to your local tyre dealership for at least a couple of months. Regularly check your tyre pressure and tread condition.  This probably won’t involve any more than a couple of minutes, but that time spent checking your tyres could alert you to any problems that might have arisen. Check the surface of the tyres for cracks and odd looking bulges. Try to avoid accelerating to quickly form traffic lights of junctions. Wheel skid may sound good but it’s a great way to quickly wear out your tyres. These alone could prolong the lifespan of your tyres significantly.

It is also important to recognise that there is a legal requirement to maintain your car or other vehicle tyres. Remember, this legal requirement exists to help keep you, other drivers and pedestrians remain safe, and to prevent accidents occurring on the roads. If you would like a free tyre check and live in the Gateshead or Newcastle area of then call Tam Tyres now on 0191 4604809.

Business:             Tams Tyres

URL:                       http://www.tamtyres.co.uk/

Call Centres in BBC 3 Programme Fined £225,000

Call Centres in BBC 3 Programme Fined £225,000
Two companies which appear in BBC Three series The Call Centre have been issued with fines related to nuisance calls.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued penalties to Nationwide Energy Services of £125,000 and to We Claim You Gain of £100,000. The ICO said the sums include the first penalties linked to nuisance calls over Payment Protection Insurance.

Both companies said they intended to appeal, saying the fines were not the “appropriate course of action”. Nationwide Energy Services and We Claim You Gain are part of Save Britain Money Ltd, which is based in Swansea.

The penalties were issued in response to 2,700 complaints to the Telephone Preference Service or reports to the ICO using its online survey between May 2011 and the end of December 2012. The ICO said neither company had carried out adequate checks to see whether the people they were calling had registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

In a statement, Nationwide Energy Services and We Claim You Gain said they “remain committed to the best interests of our customers at all times”. It said it did not accept that issuing fines was the appropriate course of action and said it would be issuing a formal appeal to the ICO shortly.

Under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations governing electronic marketing, call centres have to check if people are registered on the TPS.

ICO director of operations Simon Entwisle told the BBC that the investigation into the call centres had been ongoing for more than a year. “We’ve given the companies ample opportunities to put things right, but unfortunately they’ve not been able to stop the complaints flowing in about their cold calls.”

The ICO has issued fines totalling more than £750,000 to companies who have breached the regulations. It is carrying out 10 more investigations.

The call centres are the subject of a fly-on-the-wall documentary The Call Centre which began on 4 June 2013 on BBC Three. The BBC has so-far declined to comment.

Sound Testing Services – An Integral part of any House Building Project

Sound Testing Services – An Integral part of any House Building Project
Sound Testing is an integral part of any house building project, however its often difficult to quantify. It’s often hard  to understand how sound travels into your home. It may be coming directly through the separating partition, i.e. wall or floor or it may be coming along another indirect route – called a flanking path. The most common such flanking path is the inner leaf of an external cavity wall, often the cause of a sound testing failure.

Problems with airborne and structure borne sound are often associated with direct flanking transmissions through floors and supporting walls and other associated structures. It is essential to establish if your problem is due to direct transmission, flanking transmission or a combination of both so that the most effective remedial treatment can be chosen.

Noise travelling along flanking paths makes the building structure vibrate and this causes the sound to radiate into your room. One solution is to build another wall or ceiling in front of the original, but not connected to it, this is often called an independent wall or ceiling.

There are two distinct types of noise to consider through floors, they are:

•             Airborne Noise (for example speech and music) and

•             Impact Noise (for example footsteps directly on the floor above) and

Even if both types of sound are emitting through the ceiling/floor then there are some easy installations that should reduce the sound levels and improve your sound test results.

In our experience to stand the best possible chance of passing your sound testing at the first attempt is to use the right products and to also use manufactures guidelines to ensure you install them correctly.  We have produced a list below of the major problem causes that can arise during our experience during sound testing and sound test design and construction. (It’s worth noting that some items may not apply to your type of construction).

1.            Ensure that the sub-floor is watertight and sealed with mastic or silicon.

2.            If installing floating screed ensure all isolation layer joints are overlapped and taped.

3.            Ensure that the Acoustic floor is fitted with staggered joints.

4.            Ensure all the Acoustic floor is sealed watertight even around heating pipes.

5.            Do not nail or screw through an Acoustic Floor.

6.            Do not screw plaster board into joists, when using Resilient Bars.

7.            Ensure the insulation fills the whole width of void, also pack around pipe work.

8.            Ensure that the plasterboard on any walls is complete right down to sub-floor, seal all gaps.

9.            Ensure you use the isolation tape around the wall of each room.

10.          Ensure plasterboard is fitted with staggered layers and all joints sealed.

11.          If using Resilient Bars ensure that they are fitted as per manufacturer’s recommendations.

12.          Ensure all Fireplaces are blocked up with brick or plasterboard.

13.          Ensure that any RSJ’s or supporting steel work is insulated and isolated from plasterboard.

14.          Ensure all waste pipe service runs are boxed in with insulation and plasterboard.

15.          Do not fit carpets or laminated flooring before you have passed the test.

16.          You must fit doors and windows before the test is carried out, to stop noise transference.

17.          Please ensure 240v power is available on each floor, we cannot use 110V.

18.          Please ensure we have access to all areas under test, i.e. for flats the plots to the sides, above and below. For houses the plots either side.

19.          No building work can take place during tests as it excess background noise levels can have adverse effect on the results.

If you would like more information in regards to acoustic design or sound testing please contact us at: info@aptsoundtesting.co.uk or visit our website at: www.aptsoundtesting.co.uk

Business:             APT Sound testing

URL:                       www.aptsoundtesting.co.uk

Alloy Wheels Repairs & Refurbishment Services in Glasgow

Alloy Wheels – New or Refurbished, Improve the Look of Your Vehicle
Alloy Wheels for your car or ‘Alloys’ are very definitely a must have for many drivers these days. Alloy wheels can be seen on most modern cars as well as on custom vehicles and would seem to be gaining in popularity every day. So what exactly are alloy wheels and how are they different from normal wheels? And crucially, are they better than normal wheels?

Alloy Wheels perform the same function in vehicles as the normal steel wheels but they have certain added features that make them different and arguably better. Compared to wheels made of steel, alloy wheels are composed of aluminium or magnesium alloys that effectively increases their strength, making them stronger and durable, lighter in weight, better in performance and most importantly for most drivers – improved style and bling!

The typical alloy wheel is manufactured either by the process of casting or by forging of metal alloys. Forged alloy wheels are lighter and much more durable than cast alloys but they are a little hard on the pocket. These wheels are usually the preferred choice for high-performance sports cars but that does not mean you can’t fit them on any other car. Comparatively, cast aluminium alloys are heavier but they are cheaper and yet have almost the same styling as that of forged alloys.

There is however another type of stylish wheels called Mag-Wheels. Magnesium alloys or mag-wheels are whole magnesium cast or forged wheels used in racing cars as they are the lightest wheels available. Mag-wheels are high on performance as well as on styling.

Unmatched style is probably the main reason why most people now prefer alloy wheels for their vehicle. There is no doubt that alloys make the vehicle look posh and increase its cosmetic appeal but there are two other definite advantages of fitting them in your car instead of the normal steel wheels:

•Alloy wheels are lighter, that means your vehicle has less un-sprung mass. This means your vehicle handles better and there is improved road grip on most terrains. A lighter vehicle will obviously perform better on the mileage count as well.

•They are also good in terms of balancing. Your vehicle balances well reducing stress on other parts of your car like the suspension and the axles.

Besides that, did we discuss about the style that a set of alloys can add to your vehicle? You no longer require those odd looking (and often quite expensive) wheel trims and you can definitely avoid displaying those (very often) ugly looking steel rims.

A fact worth considering is that used alloy wheels very often are available at a much lower price in the market rather than the price often paid to purchase a brand new set of alloy wheels.  You get the style and features of alloys without spending much. Which leads us into repairing or refurbishing alloy wheels so they look as good as new using the cutting edge ‘Diamond Cutting’ system.

Diamond cutting entails skimming your alloy wheels with a high powered diamond coated buffer, leaving a sophisticated shined surface to your rims. A protective coat of lacquer is then added to finish off the process.

Although a diamond cut finish is not possible on all cars, most alloy wheels can be skimmed in this fashion for the latest in alloy style and to give your ride the look that gets you noticed. It can even add a little extra protection against kerbside bumps and scrapes and chipping from the road. These hazards can leave unwanted markings and damage to your wheel trims, so get protection the diamond way with Diamond Cut Alloys.

Companies specialising in alloy wheel repairs and refurbishment can offer the diamond cut repair service, plus alloy wheel painting services for all alloys in a wide variety of colours and styles so there will always be a combination for you.

Contact a specialist alloy wheel refurbishment company such as Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels of Glasgow who have workshops located around the Glasgow region of Scotland, and get your alloys looking great again.

Business:             Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels

URL:                    http://diamondcutwheelsglasgow.co.uk/


Benefits of Shopping Online

Benefits of Shopping Online
Online shopping websites such as the Home and Gift shop offer almost everything for the home and garden, including items such as traditional bed linen through to gifts for the family or pet. Plus, the home wares and clothing available from these type of online store, are often designed to provide you with unique answers to your everyday needs assisting you to live an independent life.

Many people look to shop online nowadays as a convenient way to shop and will often find it offers them the opportunity to save money. By choosing to shop online you will be able to enjoy many benefits, some of which are self explanatory, others that are not quite so apparent. So what are just some of the benefits of shopping online:

Lower Prices
The Internet provides access to millions of retail outlets with details of the product you are searching for, often at lower prices than the high street, and – many online stores will often offer the money saving benefit of what are often referred to as the “Online ONLY” deals. These online deals will often offer extensive discounts and savings only to those who purchase specific items online.

Greater Choice of Product or Services
Access to a huge range of products or services, with all the information provided online enabling you to compare and make an informed decision. Plus, as more traditional homeware products such as cellular pure wool blankets or flannelette duvet bedding becomes ever more difficult to find, the Internet offers unrivalled access to items such as these.

The Internet has enabled online stores to be open for business around the clock which lets you shop entirely at your convenience, and for those who perhaps have mobility issues then, many will find online shopping a very convenient way to shop. Finding the right furniture and contents for a home can often prove a difficult and time consuming task. The choice in many large high street stores and out of town retail parks around the UK is often limited and replicated from store to store. This is where online shopping can offer true convenience for all shoppers. Lower prices, a wider selection of products or services, and the convenience of shopping at a time that suits you are just a few of the many reasons more and more people are turning to online shopping.

Shopping for home furnishings and gifts can also be more exciting and productive when done online. Select the product, click on an image and discover the product or gift that best suits the shopper’s requirements.  Maybe you have just bought a new house or are ready to make some changes to make your interior design more current or reflective of your current lifestyle. Whatever your goal, be it an entirely new home décor or a revamp of your present home, you can add passion, colour and style by indulging yourself in some of the many home furnishings, home essentials and garden furniture.

Stores such as the Home and Gift shop offers all kinds of gifts for the home and garden including kitchen gifts, bedroom furnishings and much more. If you have not joined the ever growing population of online shoppers, this is your opportunity. With online shopping, you save money, time, and effort all with the click of a mouse.

Business:             The Home and Gift Shop

URL:                       http://www.thehomeandgiftshop.com/

Nuisance Telephone Calls Overhaul Needed

Nuisance Telephone Calls Overhaul Needed
An industry-run service to prevent unsolicited marketing calls is not working, according to a survey by the consumer group Which?

Cold-calling people subscribed to the Telephone Protection Service (TPS) is not allowed without consent. But Which? said that people registered with TPS still received double the average number of unsolicited calls than those not signed up. And most TPS users interviewed were not happy with the service.

Nineteen million phone numbers are registered to the TPS – around three-quarters of all landlines in the UK.

“While people registered with the TPS report a decrease in nuisance calls after signing up, they received on average 10 unsolicited calls in the last month,” the group said. “This compares to five on average for those who have not signed up.”

About six in 10 people registered with the TPS are not satisfied with the service, Which? added. It sampled 2,070 people in the UK.

“Consumers are sick and tired of being bombarded with nuisance calls and texts,” said Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd. “The current system is failing the public and given the scale of this problem, it’s time for the government to step in. “We urgently need to see a new approach, new laws and new technology to tackle this scourge on people’s lives. People must be put back in control of their personal data.”

It called on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the Ministry of Justice, Ofcom and the Office of Fair Trading to form a joint taskforce within 12 weeks to stop unwanted calls and texts. The ICO can issue fines of up to £500,000 for breaches of regulations on unwanted calls, texts and emails.

The Telephone Preference Service, which is not paid for by the government and is funded by the direct marketing industry, runs a register that allows people to opt out of any unsolicited sales or marketing calls. It is a legal requirement that organisations do not make such calls to numbers registered on the TPS unless they have the individual’s consent to do so.

Apple Loses US Trade Panel Ruling in Samsung Dispute

Apple Loses US Trade Panel Ruling in Samsung Dispute
Apple has lost a ruling by a US trade panel in a patent dispute with its rival Samsung. The International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Apple infringed a Samsung patent, which could mean some older models of the iPad and iPhone are banned from sale in the US. The patent relates to 3G wireless technology and the ability to transmit multiple services correctly and at the same time.

Apple said it plans to appeal.

The ruling could also be reversed by a US presidential order within 60 days. The ruling overturned an earlier decision by ITC Judge James Gildea, who said in September that Apple did not violate the patents at issue in the case, which was filed nearly three years ago. “We believe the ITC’s final determination has confirmed Apple’s history of free-riding on Samsung’s technological innovations,” a Samsung statement said.

The ITC ordered a halt on all imports and sales on AT&T-sold models of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3, iPhone 3GS as well as the iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G. Some of those devices are no longer on sale in the US.

Import-ban orders from the ITC are subject to review by US President Barack Obama. Mr Obama could overturn it, thought it is rare for that to happen.

Apple is free to continue selling the models involved during the 60-day review period. “Today’s decision has no impact on the availability of Apple products in the United States,” Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said in a statement.

The case is the latest amid a flurry of litigation between the two electronics giants, who are locked in legal battles in no less than 10 countries. Analysts say Apple is seeking to limit the growth of Google’s Android system. As a result, smartphone makers that use the Android system, like Samsung and HTC, have been embroiled in various legal battles.

In a separate patent fight in US federal court last year, Samsung was ordered to pay more than $1bn for patent infringement, an award that was later slashed to $598.9m.

Samsung is the world’s largest maker of smartphones. Analysts estimate it outsold Apple by nearly two to one in the first three months of the year. However, Apple’s smartphone business is more profitable.

How to Improve your Home with a New Staircase

Improving your Home with a New Staircase
The staircase is very often one of the most essential parts of nay home, also having a very significant impact on the feel of the property. It is one of the most significant elements that give the home a character and a complete look.

For houses which are a little older, stairs and the staircase are often likely to wear out through time and frequent use, thereby needing to be improved or for those who would like to redesign their staircase, if the original design is not appropriate for the house or they just fancy a change, then staircase replacement may also be done to improve its look.

Location of the stairs
The first thing to consider is do the stairs or staircase needs a complete overhaul or if just requiring improvement. These changes may include updating some or all of the staircase parts such as spindles, newel posts, caps, bases or handrails. To choose appropriate staircase parts it is important to take note on some things so as to prevent buying the inappropriate stair parts.

An obvious first step is to consider the location of the stairs – if the stairs is located inside or outside the house or property. Staircases located outside of the house need staircase parts that will withstand the weather, particularly in climates such as the UK, where they may be exposed to the elements. Moreover, one of the most important stair parts for outdoor staircases would include the handrails, bases and newel posts, which should provide protection and safety to prevent falls.

For interior staircases, consider using a specialist supplier such as Stairparts Direct who specialise in the manufacture and supply of high quality stairparts, offering staircase spindles, newel posts, caps, bases and handrails, as well as offering expert advice and support. Using a specialist supplier such as Stairparts Direct l very often saves time, money and reduce levels of stress with any staircase renovation project.

Type of Material to be Used
Staircase parts may be made from different materials; the most common is metal and wood. Metal stair parts may be steel and wrought iron. These types are a good choice since these are strong and durable. These staircase parts are also suitable for both indoors and outdoors.

Wooden stair parts are also a good choice for a more classic look. These may be made of hard wood or soft wood, available in wood such as Pine, Sapele, Ash and Oak.

One of the latest trends in home improvement and renovation of a stair case is to mix of both materials such as wooden steps and iron railings. This affords an elegant feel that jives with any home décor. Some also incorporate glass to stairs for a modern look. Wooden spindles may be replaced with glass panels.

Staircase Colour and Design
One important thing design aspect when fitting a new staircase is that the staircase parts and accessories should complement each other. For wooden stair parts, there is a choice of staining them or painting them. Staining the staircase parts gives a warm and rich atmosphere while painted ones are lighter and airier. Darker stair parts look more formal while painted ones are more casual. People may also opt for customized ones. No matter what stair case parts design homeowners choose. The important thing is that it complements the house design and furniture.

People now have a lot of options available to them when looking to improve their home with a new staircase or other DIY improvement. There are many staircase part designs available nowadays which are ready made and companies such as the UK online staircase parts provider, Stairparts Direct are likely the best place to start for most people.

If you are planning a new staircase project and would like to include help in the design and planning, then send staircase parts your plans and we can offer you a quotation for stair treads and the required components to suit your theme. Simply contact us via the Stairparts Direct website or email us on info@stairpartsdirect.co.uk.

Business:         Stairparts Direct

URL:                 http://stairpartsdirect.co.uk/