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September 13, 2021

Online Solution Saving House Hunters Time and Money

As of today, stressed-out house hunters have a new tool at their disposal to keep nuisance cold callers at bay, thanks to Homebuyer Conveyancer Quotes.  Their free online portal allows users to find and compare the best conveyancing quotes without the need to enter any personal details – unlike  many other

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CODE RED FOR HUMANITY: BUREAU VERITAS TELLS BUSINESSES TO ACT NOW TO REDUCE EMISSIONS AND BECOME NET ZERO

Described as a ‘code red for humanity’, the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report revealed some stark realities about the state of our climate in 2021 – highlighting the ‘irreversible’ effect human activity is having on the environment. Now, leading sustainability authority, Bureau Veritas, is pressing businesses to

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£400m distinctive Southbank mixed-use development, Triptych Bankside

Triptych Bankside, the distinctive Southbank development, topped out by JTRE London One of the most striking developments on the central London’s skyline has reached its highest point with a topping out on the 19th floor. The £400 million mixed-use Triptych Bankside comprises three distinctive sweeping towers, with 169 luxury apartments

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THE UK GOVERNMENT IS SHARING MISLEADING FIGURES ON FIRES IN SCHOOLS

A recent blog written by the Department for Education (DfE) highlighted some key points about fire safety in schools. While the article stressed the importance of ensuring all students and staff are safe at school, the author made some interesting claims which were misleading and need clarification. As we head

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Roann Limited Appointed as Supplier for Residential Scheme

Roann Limited Appointed as Supplier for Residential Scheme

Wakefield-based granite and quartz worktop supplier, Roann Limited, has been appointed by Vinci Construction as the lead worktop contractor for residential scheme, New Victoria, in Manchester. The £130 million project, delivered by Muse Developments, comprises 520 apartments, with 178 one-bed, 286 two-bed and 56 three-bed properties, as well as a

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Aqualisa Launches Smart Shower Range

Aqualisa Launches Smart Shower Range

Bathroom product specialist Aqualisa has introduced the Quartz™ Smart Retrofit Shower – an all-in-one upgrade solution that transforms almost any make of exposed mixer shower into a voice-activated, smart digital shower system, without the need to disturb the current bathroom décor or re-tile the shower enclosure. With 15 million smart homes currently in the

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Why Consumers are Buying Made to Measure Curtains in Surrey

Curtains come in all sorts of fabrics, colors, and sizes. While there’s a wide selection to choose from, there’s always that possibility that your choice won’t be the best one for you and your home. When you choose to buy made to measure curtains in Surrey, however, you’re opening the

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September 13, 2021

Online Solution Saving House Hunters Time and Money

As of today, stressed-out house hunters have a new tool at their disposal to keep nuisance cold callers at bay, thanks to Homebuyer Conveyancer Quotes.  Their free online portal allows users to find and compare the best conveyancing quotes without the need to enter any personal details – unlike  many other price comparison sites. This free to browse service makes finding an Approved Lender Conveyancer fast and hassle-free. At the click of a button, users can view a list of like-for-like conveyancing quotes direct from High Street Solicitors. In the current climate, competition remains fierce for properties on the market with the so-called ‘race for space’ driving increased demand for houses with bigger gardens and capacity to work from home. It is more crucial than ever to understand and budget for the cost of conveyancing from the outset and be ready to set the wheels in motion as soon as an offer gets accepted. With the Homebuyer Conveyancing Quotes comparison service, users can filter results by cheapest price, location and by approved Mortgage Lender in an instant. This can help speed up the process and ultimately reduce failure in the chain.  Moving house and re-mortgaging is big business in the UK and the main issue is that the deal only becomes binding once the seller and buyer have exchanged contracts. This can take several months, and a lot can happen in that timeframe to derail the sales progress such as bad surveys, gazumping or expired mortgage offers. Due to the pandemic and the chancellor’s extended stamp duty holiday, house hunters are already having to deal with unpredictable changes to prices and demand as well as gridlocked conveyancers. The goal of Homebuyer Conveyancer Quotes is to help people get the best deal in the fastest time, without any added stress. Duncan Pattinson, Managing Director said: “When you use websites that insist you enter your contact details, you WILL be emailed and called. This can be annoying to anyone, but with all the added stress of moving the last thing you need is endless nuisance sales calls coming through especially when you are at the early stages of budgeting. With Homebuyer Conveyancing Quotes, only when you want to take a quote away do you enter your contact details. Once this is done you can schedule a timed call back when it suits you. At a budgeting stage, you can save yourself a lot of inconvenience.” Additionally, The Purchase Homebuyer Conveyancing Quotes now offers customers a Search Pledge, which replaces the disbursement searches for free up to a value of £300 for the buyer’s replacement property. This provides an additional safety net to help those having to secure a replacement property.  Here are some top tips for finding the best conveyancing deal: Look for transparent pricing for accurate comparisons Check the best-case scenario for how fast your completion can take place Understand your Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) liability and factor this into your budgeting Prepare questions for when you speak to potential conveyancers – this is where a timed call back really comes in handy Instruct a conveyancer prior to offer acceptance Pass details of the Solicitor onto the Sellers Agent only when an acceptable offer has been taken For more information and help with buying or selling a UK Property, visit the secure website: https://www.homebuyerconveyancing.com.

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CODE RED FOR HUMANITY: BUREAU VERITAS TELLS BUSINESSES TO ACT NOW TO REDUCE EMISSIONS AND BECOME NET ZERO

Described as a ‘code red for humanity’, the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report revealed some stark realities about the state of our climate in 2021 – highlighting the ‘irreversible’ effect human activity is having on the environment. Now, leading sustainability authority, Bureau Veritas, is pressing businesses to play their part in reducing emissions, to stabilise rising temperatures. Published in August, the report is the first major review of the science of climate change since 2013. It revealed that global surface temperatures have significantly increased since 1970, with the past five years the hottest since records began (in 1850). Scientists who produced the report attribute 90% of the global retreat of glaciers and the decrease in Arctic sea-ice to human activity, highlighting a number of hot extremes, but less frequent and less severe cold events1. The climate crisis is a global challenge, that requires everyone to act and contribute, and it’s already been demonstrated how this can be done. The ban on chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in 1987 has averted a ‘climate catastrophe’ according to scientists2, with predictions that continued and increased use of CFCs would have contributed to global air temperatures rising by an additional 2.5°C by the end of this century. With the UK hosting the much-anticipated 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November, the focus following the coronavirus is not only to ‘build back better’ but build back greener. Three quarters (78%) of UK businesses have made a net zero pledge3, therefore firms should now be looking to shift from making long term commitments to accelerating action to reduce carbon emissions, according to Bureau Veritas. Julie-Anna Smith, South & West Europe Sustainability Services Leader at Bureau Veritas, said: “The recent IPCC report revealed some glaring truths about the science behind many of the statements made about climate change, supporting the argument that human activity is undoubtedly causing rising temperatures. “The majority of businesses have made a commitment to net zero, however there is a huge difference between commitments, plans and action. It is clear governments and organisations now need to act to reduce carbon emissions, by reducing waste, efficiently using energy, investing in cleaner technologies, and educating supply chains to do the same. “The key is to be realistic. With the UK’s own plan to become net zero by 2050, we see a lot of businesses making similar ambitious statements. We find businesses often don’t actually know how to accomplish this or have an over reliance on offsetting technologies which don’t even exist yet or feel that their actions will not make a difference. A successful and achievable net zero plan should include interim targets – to ensure efforts to become net zero are consistent and not left until it’s too late. “Businesses that are not clear on what steps they need to take to play their part in this international effort towards tackling climate change can turn to a sustainability expert like Bureau Veritas to make assessments of their current sustainability performance and set in motion recommendations for an effective carbon emissions reduction plan.” According to Bureau Veritas, the immediate priority for businesses, that have not already done so, include: Understanding the business’ emissions. Firms must calculate their baseline carbon footprint arising from its day-to-day operations (scope 1 of Greenhouse Gas Protocol), and then look on to the wider value chain for indirect emissions – such as those from suppliers and customers (scope 2 and 3). Set interim science-based targets covering the next five years – considering how data will be collected, measured and monitored, to ensure the business is on track to achieve the long term net zero commitment. Focus on the easy actions – straightforward carbon reduction opportunities such as reviewing lighting, heating and energy use, employee travel, reducing waste and switching to renewable energy sources. Review more long-term complex initiatives – start collaborating with customers, suppliers, and regulators. This will help generate new ideas for improving resource use, and also quickly identify opportunities such as funding grants, and to access new markets, new customers and talent. Bureau Veritas has experience and technical expertise in helping some of the world’s largest organisations improve their sustainability performance in a number of sectors including food, pharmaceutical, financial and manufacturing. With a proven track record in verification of environmental, health & safety and social data, including conducting audits against the requirements of ISO 14064 Part 3, Bureau Veritas is also a GRI Community Member, an AA1000AS Licensed Provider, a UKAS accredited ISO 14064-1 Verification Body. To find out more, call 0345 600 1828 or visit www.bureauveritas.co.uk.

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£400m distinctive Southbank mixed-use development, Triptych Bankside

Triptych Bankside, the distinctive Southbank development, topped out by JTRE London One of the most striking developments on the central London’s skyline has reached its highest point with a topping out on the 19th floor. The £400 million mixed-use Triptych Bankside comprises three distinctive sweeping towers, with 169 luxury apartments in two blocks, 80,000 sq ft of prime grade A commercial space in a nine-storey building, plus 9,900 sq ft of retail. Developed by real estate developer JTRE London and designed by internationally acclaimed architects Squire & Partners, Triptych Bankside is located at the heart of the vibrant cultural quarter on London’s Southbank. A short walk from London Bridge station, the new scheme is next to Tate Modern art gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, the renowned culinary hotspot at Borough Market and the Millennium Bridge. JTRE London was founded in September 2019 by one of Central Europe’s leading property developers J&T Real Estate, based in Slovakia.  The company has over 25 years’ experience of real estate projects in nine European countries having developed and managed some 10 million sq ft of space with a GDV of over £1.4bn. J&T Real Estate Executive Director, Pavel Pelikán, said: “This flagship development is JTRE London’s most significant project to date and it is pleasing to be adding such an inspiring scheme in one of the capital’s most appealing and sought-after locations. The buildings provide spectacular views across London’s distinctive panorama including the River Thames, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London financial district. The aim with all our developments has always been to create buildings that are architecturally-inspiring, add significantly to their areas and offer a spectrum of high-quality attractions to delight residents and tenants.” Attractions in the three buildings include terraces with far-reaching city views, 24-hour reception, multiple private lounges, games room, large gym, private 14-seat in-house cinema, communal landscaped gardens providing a leafy space for relaxation and 46 parking spaces. Reflecting a growing need for flexible working, a co-workspace will provide multiple plug-and-play workstations and super-fast broadband. The three buildings, as associated artistic works intended to be enjoyed together, gives Triptych its name. Juraj Marko, Managing Director of JTRE London, added: “Demand for both the residential and commercial space remains strong reflecting the anticipation for this one-of-a-kind development. Our marketing suite will offer prospective residents the opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse into the huge array of benefits that living or working here will provide. Additionally, we’re fitting out three show flats which will be unveiled next month meaning anyone interested in living here can experience the high quality of the craftsmanship in the apartment finishes in keeping with the striking aesthetic of the external impression that is inspired by the ebb and flow of the River Thames.” The office building will meet a BREEAM rating of Excellent and has nine open plan floors. The top three levels boast stunning city views with terraces and full height glazing, flooding the interior with natural daylight. Tenants will benefit from exclusive access to amenities including concierge services, a café, cycle storage, showers and changing rooms. The two residential blocks sit on 420 piles. The structure took 215,000 person-hours to complete and contains 20,000 cubic metres of concrete plus 2,700 tonnes of re-bar. Prices start from £720,000 for a studio apartment to £9,715,000 for a penthouse. Residential agents are Savills and Strutt & Parker; Bh2 and Savills have been appointed to market the commercial space.

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Largest ever intake of Spencer Group apprentices all secure full-time positions

The largest ever intake of apprentices taken on by engineering specialist Spencer Group have all now secured full-time positions with the company. Hull-based Spencer Group hired 14 apprentices two years ago, with the full cohort of 18-year-olds coming from the city’s employer-led school, Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC). Now, having completed their two-year apprenticeships, all 14 have started permanent, full-time trainee positions with Spencer Group across a range of different departments of the business. Spencer Group has also just taken on another nine apprentices, in addition to the five that were recruited last year, meaning it has hired a total of 28 under its apprenticeship programme in just two years – all coming from Ron Dearing UTC. Spencer Group, which is one of Ron Dearing UTC’s Founding Partners, is committed to taking on a new group of apprentices from the pioneering school each year as part of its succession planning and growth. Charlie Spencer OBE, Executive Chairman and founder of Spencer Group, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have taken on every single one of the apprentices we recruited two years ago in a permanent, full-time position. “Each of them has been selected by the specific team they are going to be working within and I think that speaks volumes about the quality of the apprentices we are hiring from Ron Dearing UTC. “They are all at the required academic level, have excellent technical and employability skills and, perhaps most importantly, have a brilliant attitude. “We will be taking on a new group of apprentices from Ron Dearing UTC each year as this is a proven pipeline of future talent for us as our business continues to grow.” Based at Humber Quays on Hull Marina, Spencer Group is one of the UK’s leading privately owned, multi-disciplinary engineering businesses, with a directly-employed workforce of over 250. Every apprentice that secures a permanent position with Spencer Group continues their academic development by studying up to degree level with one of the company’s education partners. They are also given the option of studying for a master’s degree. Yvonne Moir, HR Director at Spencer Group, said: “The appointment of this full cohort of apprentices to permanent positions in the company is proof that this recruitment model works. “It is crucial for us to have a talent stream that fits the specific needs of our business and Ron Dearing UTC provides exactly that. “The apprentices are all prepared for the world of work when they join us and it has been amazing how quickly they have adapted to the business. It’s as though they have been working here for years.” Sarah Pashley, Principal of Ofsted Outstanding-rated Ron Dearing UTC, said: “It’s very rewarding to see that each of our students who joined Spencer Group as an apprentice two years ago has now secured a permanent position. “It’s also really pleasing to see our latest cohort begin their apprenticeships and embark on what will undoubtedly be an exciting journey for them all. “We’re extremely grateful for the support of Spencer Group and all our employer partners, who provide our students with incredible opportunities like this.” Each Engineering Apprentice who joins Spencer Group spends time working in different areas of the business to gain a comprehensive understanding of how it operates and identify the area they are most suited to. Matthew Hunter, 21, has just begun his new role as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor after joining Spencer Group as an Engineering Apprentice two years ago. He said: “I planned to specialise in design but, having had the opportunity to experience different departments of the business, I now know this is the best fit for me. “I’m absolutely delighted to have been given this opportunity and I just want to keep developing and help Spencer Group as a business as much as I can, because everyone here has been so supportive.” Alex Burr, 18, has joined Spencer Group as an Engineering Apprentice as part of the latest intake from Ron Dearing UTC. She said: “Spencer Group were my number one choice company to work for when I was at Ron Dearing, so I’m really excited to be here. Now that I’ve started, I just can’t wait to get stuck in.” Spencer Group delivers innovative engineering and construction solutions in the rail, bridges, transport, infrastructure, materials handling, energy and industrial sectors.

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THE UK GOVERNMENT IS SHARING MISLEADING FIGURES ON FIRES IN SCHOOLS

A recent blog written by the Department for Education (DfE) highlighted some key points about fire safety in schools. While the article stressed the importance of ensuring all students and staff are safe at school, the author made some interesting claims which were misleading and need clarification. As we head towards the long-awaited revised Building Bulletin 100: Design for Safety in Schools, it begs the question as to why the government is looking to make a backwards step towards fire safety and not require sprinklers in all schools? The Department of Education blog post made two interesting claims, firstly that “Fires in schools are very rare and fewer than 1 in 1,000 school buildings are damaged by fire each year”. In the second statement, it said that ‘Home Office Data showing there are fewer than 500 school fires per year, with 90% of fires limited to one room or causing no damage.”  So just how accurate are these figures? In the first statement, let’s look at how many fires in school premises cause damage. Using the fire incident data presented in the publicly available dataset there were 5,120 fires over the 10-year period 2010/11 to 2019/20 in schools reported to be Usually Occupied or Under Construction. Looking at the fires where the reported “Total Damage Extent” is anything other than zero square metres, there are 3,743 incidents. This would lead to an average of 374 fire incidents each year where fire damage is reported. How many school buildings? Based on the first statement, this would mean there are over 350,000 school buildings in the English Schools Estate. There does not appear to be any publicly figures published on the number of school buildings. An article from the Construction index talks to 70,000 school buildings. This aligns to the government report on the condition of schools[1]. Although this report refers to “teaching blocks” to highlight that it collected data on 22,031 schools, comprising 63,942 teaching blocks. Based on these figures it is hard to determine that there are over 100,000 buildings let alone 350,000 buildings in the English school estate. Therefore, without a clearer explanation of how they calculated this I cannot find figures to support the first statement. How many fires in schools are reported as not spreading beyond the room of origin? As noted above, there are 5,120 fire incidents recorded in the period of 2010/2011 to 2019/20. Fire impact is recorded based on the observation of the spread of fire in square metres of damage and based on a description of how much of the building is impacted. Looking at those latter descriptors for fire incidents, they indicate 4,600 incidents as not spreading beyond the room of origin. This would be 89.8% of incidents. Based on these figures the second statement is based on the fire incident data. However, having said this the room of origin could be rather bigger than one imagined. It is surprising to note that at least 5% of these incidents reported as being limited to the room of origin cause damage to an area greater than an average classroom area of 50 square metres. Impact of school fires The article states that fires in schools are rare but I cannot find evidence that convinces me of that. It doesn’t talk about the impact of a fire on a child’s education and the ripple effect. Fifteen days of a school term is 5% of a child’s learning lost for that academic year. The government acknowledges that missing lessons has an impact on attainment at key stages. They track attendance and have commissioned reports, which confirm the harmful impact. Indeed, fines of between £60 to £120 can be levied for a child missing a single day of education. The disruption caused by school fires will adversely affect the results of students, and the government’s own statistics confirm this. The BSA has always highlighted that BB100 sets the right expectations around the protection of schools and the continuity of education. It sets an expectation that the school should be fully functional within 24 hours of a fire, apart from the room where the fire occurred. The BSA wants the government to explicitly maintain these objectives and enhance the “sprinkler expectation” in the revised BB100 so that fewer schools are damaged and destroyed by fire. Fewer than one-in-six new schools have been built with a sprinkler system installed. It is time we changed that. 1Condition of School Buildings Survey – Key findings – May 2021, Department of Education

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Roann Limited Appointed as Supplier for Residential Scheme

Roann Limited Appointed as Supplier for Residential Scheme

Wakefield-based granite and quartz worktop supplier, Roann Limited, has been appointed by Vinci Construction as the lead worktop contractor for residential scheme, New Victoria, in Manchester. The £130 million project, delivered by Muse Developments, comprises 520 apartments, with 178 one-bed, 286 two-bed and 56 three-bed properties, as well as a 6,000 sq. ft commercial space. “As the only dedicated high-rise residential worktop supplier in the UK, we’re really excited to be a part of this high-profile project. Working on this large-scale scheme in the heart of Manchester is a great reflection of our hard-working and dedicated team, as well as our business’ fast-paced growth. We’re really looking forward to seeing this project come together,” said Scott Wharton, Sales Director at Roann Limited. Roann Limited is supplying Silestone Blanco Norte 20mm for all kitchen worktops, upstands and splash backs, and Reginox Ohio 40×40 sinks in Atlantic Grey powder coated finish, to the entire 450,000 sq. ft residential component. Scheduled for completion in 2024, Roann Limited will begin installing a sample apartment in early September, before full site works begin in November 2021. “There was a lot of competition for the works, but Roann Limited stood out from the crowd. They made the whole pre-contract process a smooth and easy one and have continued to work with us now they’re involved in the scheme. Along with their pro-active attitude – they price competitively which made our decision to work with them an easy one,” added Gordon Maudsley, Senior Quantity Surveyor at Vinci Construction. Established in 1990, Roann Limited specialises in manufacturing, supplying, and installing high-quality granite and quartz worktops within the house building, property development and construction sectors. With more than 30 years’ experience, Roann Limited is dedicated to procuring stone worktops that help developers significantly reduce costs on their projects by selling direct to them.  Roann Limited’s purpose-built factory in Wakefield houses more than £2 million worth of state-of-the-art stone manufacturing machines and equipment, enabling the business to fabricate more than 15,000 worktops every year. Roann Limited proudly holds accreditations with many of the industry’s leading health & safety schemes, including SSIP certification, and is also ConstructionOnline Gold Approved.

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Aqualisa Launches Smart Shower Range

Aqualisa Launches Smart Shower Range

Bathroom product specialist Aqualisa has introduced the Quartz™ Smart Retrofit Shower – an all-in-one upgrade solution that transforms almost any make of exposed mixer shower into a voice-activated, smart digital shower system, without the need to disturb the current bathroom décor or re-tile the shower enclosure. With 15 million smart homes currently in the UK, and the market set to grow by 20% year on year, the demand for smart products that enhance wellbeing, safety and lifestyle has never been stronger. For home owners or renovators who do not wish to completely replace their shower, but are ready to convert to a smart showering experience, the Quartz Smart Retrofit Shower delivers a simple, elegant and cost-effective solution that will complement any bathroom style. It also provides the home owner with a handy storage shelf for bathroom accessories and toiletries. Quick and straightforward to fit, the installer will find it effortless to assemble with no major pipework alterations required. Once in place, the home owner will enjoy the full benefits of the Aqualisa Quartz Smart Shower Collection, including: • An intuitive app enabling the creation of personalised shower profiles for all family members• Remote activation of shower or bath using voice or app control (Google and Amazon Alexa compatible)• Environmentally-friendly water usage monitoring and water-saving features• Safety and peace of mind – water programmed to run at a consistent temperature and flow As pioneers in digital and smart showers, the upgrade solution reinforces Aqualisa’s solid reputation as leading innovators in this category. The Quartz Smart Shower collection is powered by the intelligent Aqualisa Wi-Fi-enabled Smart Valve™, which can be located up to 10 metres away from the shower itself, providing flexible installation options. Setting the Smart Valve to Eco mode can reduce water consumption for the home owner by up to 33%. The Quartz Smart Retrofit Shower can upgrade almost any brand of wall-mounted mixer shower (concentric, single lever or bar valve) with 130 to 170mm pipe centres, and comes with a choice of the Aqualisa Quartz Touch™, Quartz Classic™ or Quartz Blue™ smart shower kits. Supplied with an extension rail to adjust the height of the controller, this no-mess solution is easy to install with optional fixing points, while the assembly back plate neatly covers all previous pipework and screw holes. The patented integrated storage shelf, which houses the new smart shower control, comprises two halves featuring a polished chrome finish. It also incorporates two useful hanging hooks for bathroom accessories.

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Why Consumers are Buying Made to Measure Curtains in Surrey

Curtains come in all sorts of fabrics, colors, and sizes. While there’s a wide selection to choose from, there’s always that possibility that your choice won’t be the best one for you and your home. When you choose to buy made to measure curtains in Surrey, however, you’re opening the door to a whole host of new options. You can choose accessories such as fabrics, for example. Made to measure curtains are cut at the right size for your windows. And, as they’re personalized, you won’t find them anywhere else. Here are five reasons why you should consider curtains. They Perfectly Fit Your Windows The main benefit of investing in made to measure curtains is the fact that they‘re cut for your window measurements. With so many curtains available on the market, finding the right size isn’t easy. When you go with a custom option, however, they’re guaranteed to fit your window. They’re Cost-Effective Made to measure curtains are made with high-grade materials. In the majority of cases, you’ll get a warranty with your curtains to give you a money-back guarantee and peace of mind should you be unsatisfied with the quality. As made to measure curtains are more durable than regular ones, they won’t need replacing as often. They might cost more in terms of the purchase price, but their cost-per-year is lower, as there won’t be a need to replace them. That makes them a great choice for the long term. One thing to note, however, is that they typically aren’t returnable. They Come in Abundance of Patterns and Colors You can have a specific style when you take the made to measure route. You’re free to blend various colors and prints in order to establish a look that showcases your individual style. You can change curtains to suit the weather with each passing season. They Help Control the Light Depending on where your windows are positioned, your made to measure curtains enable the optimum amount of light to enter your room. If you want more light, you can opt for a linen or another thick fabric. Or you can choose a thicker fabric in order to block out the light. If you want to block natural light, a thick cotton fabric lining would be a good choice. Another option are curtains with 50 SPF that are also able to block smokes and moistures. They’re Energy Efficient Along with adding elegance to your home, made to measure curtains can save you money by reducing your energy bill. The insulating properties help your curtains block outside temperatures from entering the room. They Offer Personalization Nuance is the essence of personalization. Traditional interior home decor, for example, is known for such intricate details, evergreen fabric designs like floral and damask, pleated headings, and heavier curtain fabrics. Luxury curtains enable you to personalize all aspects of fabric design, an option that is impossible with regular curtains. They Offer More Compatibility Handmade curtains are compatible with more accessories than you’d find available for regular curtains. If accessories appeal to you, such as curtain swags, curtain pelmet, or curtain valance, they work better with made to measure curtains, the quality of which enhances the effect on the other soft furnishings you have for your window decor. They Provide More Functionality With regards to the curtains’ functions, you’ll have your individual preferences. You may want your home to be of equal comfort during both summer and winter. Your curtain’s lining determines such functions. Typical lining varieties include thermal, acoustic, blackout, interlining, and standard. While lining options are available with regular curtains, it can be difficult to find a set with your preferred fabric style and required lining type together. Most of the time, one needs to either trade in fabric style for functionality or vice versa. Made to measure curtains means you don’t have to make these compromises. In Summary Made to measure curtains add to your home’s visual appeal. Not only that, but they also provide the ability to be tailor-made to your particular requirements. Think about buying made to measure curtains for a quality window dressing. The benefits they provide make for a valuable addition to your home. More and more people are choosing to go with made to measure curtains. Another benefit is that these curtains are available at various price points, much like regular curtains. So once you’ve worked out your budget, preferences, and needs, you can dress up your windows in curtains that present both style and personality.

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