Looking Your Best with Ellen Conlin Hair and Beauty

Looking Your Best during Christmas & the Party Season
The high season of Christmas get-togethers is upon us, and concerns abound about how to put one’s best foot forward and truly make the most of the time spent with friends and family. What to prepare for each gathering? To which events are you expected to bring gifts? How do you look? With this in mind it’s great to know that you if you live close by or in Glasgow you have access to one of Scotland’s leading hair and beauty salons.

While it’s wonderful to be busy and to have opportunities during Christmas to spend time with people you might not be able to see as often you would like, it’s normal to feel harried and perhaps also as though you’re forgetting something. And that something may very well be your personal appearance.

With Christmas being one of the busiest social times of the year for many people, it’s important to look your best at every gathering. After all, if you’re seeing people you normally don’t and meeting new people, the you want them to see you in good health and in high spirits! The best way to be certain you’re projecting a healthy and happy image during this festive period is to consult with a high-rated beautician about which hair and beauty treatments would benefit you the most.

With winter weather causing many of us to have dry skin, you might find that you will benefit from a facial treatment such as a peel or microdermabrasion. If your hair seems frizzy and like it doesn’t want to behave due to fluctuating humidity levels, then you might benefit from a deep conditioning treatment. You might even get lucky and find the perfect hair or skin treatment available at a reduced price during Christmas!

Ellen Conlin Hair and Beauty is a five-star salon providing hair and beauty treatments for clients in the Glasgow area, and we will keep you looking your absolute best this holiday season. Our current holiday promotions include prescriptive facial treatments for £30 as well as a cut and style for £35 (new clients only, please).

For more information about our services and to book your appointment, call us today on 0141 339 8223 or visit the Ellen Conlin Hair and Beauty website today and book your appointment at Glasgow’s leading hair and beauty salon.

Business:         Ellen Conlin Hair and Beauty

URL:                www.ellenconlinhair.com

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/

Updating Your Bathrooms with a New Shower

Updating Your Bathrooms with a New Shower
Bathroom upgrades are among the most beneficial cost-efficient home projects: they make the space more enjoyable for you and your family in the short term and increase your home’s value in the long run. Before taking on such a major home remodelling project, however, it is important to plan out what you want very carefully, either on your own or with the assistance of your chosen bathroom supplier.

When upgrading small bathrooms, making the best possible use of limited space is key. Fortunately, a wide range of sleek, classic yet modern fixtures are available which will brighten up the space and provide that clean feeling that everyone wants out of a full bathroom – without taking up an inordinate amount of space. Shower cubicles without doors, such as those available from Matki showers, are an effective way to create an attractive, open space in which people will not feel cramped every time they walk in.

These days, another consideration is environmental friendliness. If you’re a homeowner, it’s simply no good to underpay for an average-quality shower head and then be faced with exorbitant water bills each month – especially if you have a family or other people living in the home besides yourself. On the upside, the cost of producing higher-quality, environmentally friendly shower fixtures has come down in recent years, and with “green” products now being more sought-after than ever, they are very likely to fall within the price range of someone seeking to renovate bathrooms of any size and for any number of people.

If eco-friendliness and cost savings through increased efficiency are concerns for you, then consider installing a shower head from the product ranges of Fiora showers or Hansgrohe showers.

A final consideration is how the bathroom décor will all come together. While a wide range of shower heads and other bathroom fixtures are available in bright and shiny silver or glossy white or black, it is equally important to your home’s resale value that everything – walls, fixtures and all – fit into the same overall colour scheme. To that end, it is wise to choose a conservative palette of white, off-white, light blue or black for your bathroom walls.

Bathroom upgrades can be complicated, particularly when undertaking them for the first time for a small bathroom or in an older home, but they needn’t be. With a clear vision of what you want out of the space, you can easily turn a bathroom of any size into one of the most attractive rooms in your house. P.T. Ranson has been providing branded bathroom supplies and service for bathroom remodelling projects for years.

P.T. Ranson has more than 30 years of collective experience and a commitment to providing the best possible products and service for each individual bathroom remodelling project. When buying online from P.T. Ranson, deliveries on the UK mainland are free of charge. For more information, call today on 0191 4696999 or visit the PT Ranson Website today.

Business:             P.T. Ranson Designer Bathrooms

URL:                       http://www.ptranson.com/

Sound Insulation Testing

The required Site Conditions for Sound Testing
During the sound insulation testing, our equipment produces high levels of noise; between 100-100dB. However, to record accurate test measurements, relatively quiet conditions are required on site throughout the testing. Any site operatives working in the testing area will have to leave temporarily and any noisy works in the vicinity of the test areas including external site activity such as groundworks, drilling and banging will need to be halted. We also require full access to all the rooms being tested.

We provide a full testing schedule within our quotation which will clearly identify suitable couplings of test rooms which may require access to adjoining neighbours dwellings to enable us to complete the testing. APT Sound Testing will try to schedule the sound testing with you at a time when noise can be controlled to achieve the best possible testing results.

How Long Will the Sound Testing Take?
The time taken to undertake sound testing varies from project to project as no site is exactly the same. Taking into account standard site conditions a set of tests on houses -two airborne walls will take one to two hours. A six pack of tests on flats – 2 airborne wall, two airborne floor and two impact tests will take between two to three hours. Throughout the sound testing we will require full free uninterrupted access to the units/rooms in all test areas.

Should I inform my Neighbours of the Sound Testing?
Your neighbours will need to be contacted if access is required to their properties to complete the sound testing. Also as the sound levels produced during the test are very high it would be ‘neighbourly’ to inform the residents as they are likely to hear the test. If your project is a new build and/or a change of use and its built onto an existing property then chances are you will be required to undertake an airborne wall test.  We recommend that you check this with your local building control officer prior to the testing so you can plan access to the neighbouring properties accordingly.

Can I Observe the Sound Testing?
APT Sound Testing will happily give you a brief demonstration and overview of the test, if so required; however, during the actual sound testing, we will need to follow stringent rules which restrict extra personnel within the test areas.

I want peace of mind that I’ll pass the sound testing
Poor Sound test results can occur for many reasons. The most common factor influencing acoustic performance is poor workmanship. Detailing is critical to maximising on site acoustic performance, especially in floor and wall isolation and appropriate party wall and floor construction. If inadequate provision for the isolation of materials is not undertaken Noise flanking may occur which is another common reason for sound test failure. We offer an acoustic design service to review the construction detailing.

We also offer a sample testing service along with site inspections which provides a ‘one stop acoustic solution’. We visit site during the build process to check for any workmanship issues that may cause problems during the final pre-completion testing.

If you would like APT Sound Testing to review your site construction or to comment on their suitability, then please speak to us about our acoustic design advice service. This is a relatively inexpensive option that may avoid sound testing failures which result in expensive remedial treatment and delay your project handover.

For information in regards to sound testing or acoustic design, please follow our blog at: http://soundtestinguk.blogspot.co.uk/, or contact us on 0777 5623464 or visit our website at: www.aptsoundtesting.co.uk