Build your house on a rock and not on the sand!

From the Gospel of Mathew chapter seven verses 24-27 comes the Parable of the Wise and Foolish builders. Jesus taught this story to his followers at the end of The Sermon on the Mount. The Parable is about two men, one who listens to the teachings of Jesus and builds his life on a solid foundation and one who ignores the truth and builds his house up on the sand.  Apart from the firm foundations when you’re building a house make sure the roof is weather proof and structurally sound. …

Tips for moving home

Moving home, whether into your first property or to one of the Gloucester Park Homes available at http://www.parkhomelife.com/our-parks/orchard-park/ it can feel like there are a thousand things to do. There are some things you can do, however, to make relocating as quick and easy as possible. Image Credit Get ready to sell Even before trying to get to grips with mortgage rates and the conveyancing process, make sure your current home is ready to sell. Think about smartening it up a little to add to its kerb appeal and make…

Boiler Care

Boiler issues always seems to happen at the worst possible time when the cold weather is upon us. That’s usually because they have been sitting idle all summer and then are suddenly asked to work flat out when the autumn and winter arrive. Such problems can be inconvenient and expensive, but there are things you can do to protect this important investment. Prevention can save a lot of money and hassle, so what should a homeowner do to prepare for winter? Image credit Regular service One of the best ways…

Left School and off to University?

Having completed you’re A. levels, received your excellent results and celebrated your achievements it’s time to decide your future.  If University is top of your wish list then take some time in deciding which one is best one for you.  Assuming you’ve looked at choices before you’re results came in then all you’ve got to do now is pick the right one!  This will probably be the first time you’ve lived away from home, totally independent and away from the influence of parental guidance.  Unlike school, University requires a lot…

Worcester’s Hidden Gems

When you think of Worcestershire, the first thing that probably springs to mind is the sauce – correct? Sadly, for most people that is indeed the case – but look beyond that and you will find there is so much more to this spectacular county, and you may be surprised at how much Worcestershire has brought to the country and indeed to the world! Nestled in the west of England, bordering the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills, Wales and the Industrial Revolution towns of the Midlands, there is much more to…

Fun loving facts about forklifts

Forklifts are used for a variety of tasks throughout the manufacturing, construction and warehouse industries. You can find them in new and used versions such as the Used Plant Machinery from places such as https://www.ironandearth.co.uk/ Image Credit Here are some interesting facts about forklifts that you may not have heard before. Forklifts get a bad reputation for causing accidents. This generally is not the case. Those people using forklifts are required to pass a safety test before they are allowed to operate these vehicles and recent studies showed that only…

How is rubber harvested?

Rubber can be found in both natural and synthetic forms and is used for a variety of items including tyres and in Rubber Injection Moulding. Rubber injection moulding companies will utilise the type of rubber that is best for their needs and most sustainable. Image Credit Here are some interesting facts about how natural rubber is harvested. Natural rubber is mainly created from the sticky white latex substance that oozes from the Rubber tree when it is cut. Small incisions are made into the bark of the tree and buckets…

The tale behind the name

Sunday lunch is a staple in most people’s week. Whether this is cooking for the family at home or heading out for a Sunday Lunch Cotswolds way. One thing that is common is the meats that are served. Traditionally sunday lunch is created using either Chicken or Beef. Interesting beef is the meat behind the name of the Tower of London Guards known as the Beefeaters. Image Credit In essence these individuals were once tasked with looking after any prisoners that were being held in the Tower and also keeping…

Signs you have too much stuff

Although it should be easy to determine whether you have too much stuff, most of us who are guilty of this become ‘clutter blind’. So, how do you know if you have too much? Image credit Can I find what I need when I need it? How long will it take for me to find what I’m looking for? Do I end up buying a replacement for the things that I already own because I cannot find the original? Does every item in the house have a place where it…

Hazardous buildings

Each building or structure, or its parts, which are considered to have a dangerous structural state, could be responsible for harming its users and passers-by, either now or in the future. This could include a wall with evidence of serious cracks or subsidence, flooring that shows excessive bending and parts or components that have failed. Also, if a building or structure looks as though it might be in danger of failing, it is also considered dangerous. Although the term ‘dangerous’ is often used to describe the physical state of the…