Where to find good office space planning service providers in UK?
I am planning to relocate my small office space...Can anyone help me in finding some good office space planning consultants who can help me out?
Question answered by Aravind C
You havent specified about the place of your new business or office. Some months I took the service of Work Space People who are into office refurbishment and office space planning. I feel they are a reliable source for your needs. You can find about them at http://www.workspacepeople.com. All the best for your new office...
Any1 recommend a decent painter/decorator in Cardiff?
I need various rooms+hallway painted + wallpapered. Can someone please suggest someone who can give me a reasonable quote. Thanks in advance.
Question answered by missyrachyc
Weston Decorating Specialists
High quality painters and decorators based in Cardiff, South Wales PO Box 5555
Tel: 029 2022 2720
Mobile: 07836 512399
Fax: 029 2030 7733
e-mail or ring for a quote!
review from a work place: We have been using the services of Weston Decorators for many years and have always received a high quality service offering professional advice. We recently acquired offices in the city centre of Cardiff, and they were instrumental in designing a contempary modern look which has caught the attention of our clients, we would highly recommend them for both private and commercial work.
and home owner: Weston decorators came highly recommended through Dulux Select Decorator, a scheme which is backed by ICI Paints. I was told that external checks by Dulux are carried out on a regular bases reviewing quality within the industry and itʼs approved decorators. When i called Westonʼs they also told me that all their works came with a 2 year guarantee which is backed by Dulux and Trustmark UK. They supplied me with a very competitive quotation and the documentation for the guarantee. I was thrilled and gave them then job for the refurbishment of my Victorian home. The standard that was achieved for an old house was incredible and i would thoroughly recommend them to anyone looking for a company seeking high quality, competitive quotations and not forgetting the decorators who were absolutely fantastic from start to finish, they are a credit to Weston decorators....
What is Mobile storage systems and Archive / Document Storage?
Is there any difference between Mobile storage systems and Archive storage and Document Storage.
Question answered by iTalents Web Services
It's a storage place or you can say warehouse. Whether for front of office or long term archiving, ensuring you have the right solution is important to operating an efficient document and data storage and retrieval system. UK based Teepee’s archive and document storage system is ideal for storing archive boxes, lever arch files, box files, hanging files and medical records. Ideal for storerooms, rear of store stockrooms, maintenance stores, and in industry throughout our standard range of small parts and industrial storage systems offer the right solution. With a vast range of ancillary equipment this medium duty system is ideal for storing small parts, retail stock, garments, storage boxes and electronic components.
Mobile storage systems are simple and fast to install and due to its modular construction it can be easily adapted as circumstances change. A mobile storage system can increase capacity by a huge 100%. There are 3 standard solutions we offer:
–Light duty mobile shelving up to 250kg*maximum bay load, great for all sorts of uses i.e. small items like shoes, storing more items in less space and freeing up more valuable retail floor space.
– Medium duty mobile shelving up to 500kg* maximum bay load, the most versatile of storage systems, ideal for everyday storage of files, small archives or larger retail stock.
– Heavy duty mobile shelving up to 1000kg* maximum bay load, if it’s large bulky items or simply lots of it, heavy duty mobile shelving can handle it all – and more! *uniformly distributed loads.
Archive storage systems can be stand alone projects or be part of a turnkey solution, Teepee can offer full design and installation services for all pallet racking, mezzanine floors, partitions , office refurbishments or conveyor systems giving a “one stop shop”. Ensuring compliance with today’s stringent regulations including CDM and building control can be dealt with by Teepee, allowing you the client to concentrate on your business, while we help lay the foundations for future success.
the MoD are trying to get a reduction in the amount of compensation paid to injured soldiers?
surely they should be giving them better payments as they lay their lives on the line for our country UK only
@ robert c it is not only Labour politicians it is the whole damn lot of them , i do agree with your sentiments though
telboy , go get a job and stop stalking me , now
Question answered by Bamford1000
Compensation should not be dependent on funds, the brave service personnel injured serving their country should be payed proper compensation levels and to try to claw back money from seriously injured service personnel is absolutely disgusting.
If the MoD want to save money why don't they cut back on civil servants, office refurbishments, wine cellars and waste in procurement, rather than punish badly injured service men and women.
Has anyone here seen the big fire in an old, historical part of London?
Chancery Lane has a huge fire, which sounds serious.
Anyone living in London who has seen this fire?
Tried your link Kerry...won't come up on my computer, won't display.
Heard this on our radio news NZ. Just wondered if anyone knew more about it.
Thankyou Kerry for doing that.
I shall see it later, no doubt on TV news.
Question answered by Kerry
oh i didn't realise, i'll paste some of it
Around 130 people were evacuated after the fire struck a building used for asylum and immigration tribunals.
The fire was on the fifth floor and roof of Field House in Chancery Lane.
London Fire Brigade said 12 fire engines were sent and 60 firefighters were at the scene.
There were no immediate reports of any people being trapped in the office block in Bream's Buildings.
A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said: "There are reports of cylinders involved in the fire.
"We believe the roof area was under refurbishment."
One eyewitness described a "huge black plume of smoke" rising into the sky as fire engines rushed to the scene.
A Ministry of Justice spokesman said the blaze was in a building which houses the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.
The spokesman said all tribunal staff had been safely evacuated.
A Tribunals Service spokeswoman said: "We have a business continuity plan for emergency incidents like this and have already put the wheels in motion.
"We are at present trying to contact those who were due to have hearings in the building tomorrow to advise them not to attend.
"And we will be in touch with them about arranging new dates."
Police cordoned off Chancery Lane at the junction with Fleet Street and stopped traffic from entering.
i hadn't heard til you asked the question.
recommendations for hotel in melbourne CBD?
I am travelling to melbourne in 2 weeks and am looking for cheap (less than AUD$130) yet reasonably clean and serviced daily hotels.
basically it has to be value for money in terms of location, anemities etc..
I am looking between hotel grand chancellor and atlantis hotel, anyone recommends or have stayed in these 2 places before??
Question answered by Melbourne Girl
It really depends on what your standards are. Out of the two, I'd recommend the Best Western Atlantis. It is cheaper (although neither listed under $130 - you'd probably be able to get online discounts) and better quality as well as being on the public transport lines. Although both hotels are in the CBD, both are on the edges - with the Chancellor being the closer to the centre of the two, but in terms of getting around town, the Atlantis has better access to transport.
People who have stayed at the Grand Chancellor, which is near the top end of Lonsdale St, have said that it was "not so grand" anymore and probably less than a 3 star hotel (even though they say it is 3.5),- noise being the main complaint,- room service not up to scratch and not always providing service, sometimes you'd get cleaned room and other times not. The hotel is definitely in need of a MAJOR refurbishment with staining on many of the surfaces. The location is okay - close to Chinatown and the Greek and theatre precincts - some public transport (trams and trains) are within some walking distance.
The Atlantis hotel, and is a clean, tidy hotel which has been converted from offices. (They rate it at 4 stars) Beware that it is a non-smoking hotel. It IS on the edge of the inner city / CBD, on Spencer Street - and is a good base to explore the city as it is opposite the airport shuttle and Southern Cross Train Station, and close to the Victoria Market, the Direct Factory Outlets Centre (both very good cheap shopping), the Aquarium, the Crown Casino, the Telstra Dome, and the Docklands and the free tourist trams, as well as the normal paying trams running out the front of the hotel. I feel that this would probably suit your purposes better.
Hope you find this information helpful
i m looking for best colleges for post graduation in interior design?
Question answered by xpertshukla
Postgraduate Courses in Interior Design
The Interior Design industry has developed as retailing and service industries have expanded. However, the public perception of the discipline may have been diluted by television ‘makeover’ programmes in which superficial decorative themes predominate. Some commercial designers who focus upon areas such as space-planning and large scale refurbishment have begun to position themselves as Interior Architects. This is not only an attempt to divorce themselves from the possible misperception of Interior Design, but to benefit from association with the professional status of Architecture. Studying a postgraduate course in Interior Design will enhance your knowledge, skills and career prospects. If you are interested in studying a postgraduate course in Interior Design then read on to discover what this subject can offer you.
List of Institutions In India
1. Anima Institute of Fashion, Corporate Office at 1 Shambhu Nath Pandit Street, Calcutta-700 020.
2. Apeejay Institute of Design (Affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar), 54, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, M.B. Road, Near Batra Hospital, New Delhi-110 062.
3. Avinashillingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore-641 043.
4. Birla Institute of Liberal Arts and Management Sciences, 5-A Sarat Bose Road (opp. Minto Park), Calcutta-700 020.
5. College of Art & Design (affiliated to University of Madras), No. 7, P.V. Koil Street, Aminjikaral, Chennai-600 029.
6. Exteriors-Interiors (in assn. with Jensen & Nicholson conducts courses in Computer Aided Interior Design) EDIT Institute, Mumbai. (Other centres-Bangalore, Calicut, Calcutta, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai, Pune).
7. II School of Arts, Fort, Mumbai-400 001.
8. Karavali College, (Affiliated to Managalore University), Menezes Towers, Urwa Store, Mangalore-575 006. Ph: 0824-455656;
9. National Institute of Fashion Design, 14-B, Camac Street, Calcutta-700 017.
10. Nirmala Niketan, 49, New Marine Lines, Mumbai-20.
11. Rachna Sansa, School of Interior Design, 278, Shankar Ghanekar Marg, Prabahadevi, Mumbai-400 025.
12. School of Interior Design, Institute of Enviornmental Design, Near Bhaikaka Library, Vallabh Vidyanagar-388 120.
13. Shree Devi College of Interior Design, Ballalbagh, Mangalore-575 003. Ph: 0824-456501, 456511;
14. SNDT Women's University, Mumbai-400 020.
15. Sophia College B.K. Somani Polytechnic, Bhulabhai Desal Road, Mumbai-400 026.
16. South Delhi Polytechnic for Women, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delshi-110024.
1. American Society for Interior Designers (ASID), 608, Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 2002-6006.
2. Art and Design Admissions Registry, Penn House, 9 Broad Street, Herford HR4 9AP.
3. Foundation for Interior Design Education and Research, 60 Monroe Centre, NW., Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
4. National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD), The Gatehouse, Corsham Court, Corsham Wilts, SN13 OES.get more information
Does anyone know we're I can buy secondhand Nikon lenses cheaper than on the grey market?
Preferably in Australia
Decent priced postage
Question answered by AWBoater
Your best bet is to buy a refurbished lens. They are not always in stock, but are generally less expensive than a grey market lens, and they at least have a 30 day warranty.
The cost of a used Nikon lens, as well as other brands varies significantly, depending on the quality of the lens.
Consumer grade lenses tend to lose value. A 3yr old lens might only have 60% of the value of a new lens. Professional grade lenses however, tend to retain value. I have seen 10yr old lenses fetch 90% of a new one - often more than a refurbished lens will cost. In my view, you might as well by a refurbished or new lens if you are looking for pro-grade lenses.
Professional grade lenses are generally classified as zoom lenses with a constant aperture at f/2.8, and fixed lenses with a f/1.4 aperture or lower (although there are a few exceptions to this rule).
To find a used lens, search the large camera store operations in your country. Most of these retailers take trade ins all the time. And look to the Nikon offices in your country as well for refurbished lenses. In the US at least, some of the better/larger camera stores do sell refurbished lenses as well, and I would suspect the same in your country.
One note on refurbished. Make sure it is a "nikon factory refurbishment". The Nikon operation in your country should include a factory repair facility, and that is where the lenses would be refurbished. Avoid stores that refurbish the lenses with their own service department, as this is typical of a refurbished grey market lens, and the quality of the refurbishment can vary.
how many teens go on transatlantic cruises?
i am 14 and may be going on the carnival destiny transatlantic cruise in February and any advise what do while at sea for 9 straight days
crazy kid 19
Question answered by luludoodie
I would have thought not many during school term!
You will have all the ships amenities but may get bored with them during 9 non stop days. A transatlantic crossing in February is liable to be a bit rough although you will be South of the North Atlantic seas!
The ship is apparently going to Italy for refurbishment so it may not be up to full standards!
If your parents aren't committed yet it would be MUCH better to fly to Barcelona and do a circular Mediterranean cruise back to Barcelona which is one of the best European cities to explore before a cruise!
Get the (cheaper than taxi and very comfortable) airport coach into the centre. It terminates at the main square Catalunya. We always stay at the Best Western Hotel Regina just off the square.
Back at the main square you can walk down Las Ramblas at night and catch the subway back at the bottom. If you have time carry on at the bottom and go over to the port area (IMAX theatre there, shows English language films in rotation to Spanish) and very welcoming!
Do be wary of pickpockets, often gypsy women selling flowers from a tray (but their hands are free under tray frisking you!
Assuming you are arriving the day before your cruise:-
Next morning go back to where the airport coach stopped and get on the other bus stop for the tourist buses which operate a hop on hop off service around the 18 main points of interest in the city. Multilingual guides on all coaches. You can't "do" all 18 in a day they are so good/varied, you must stop at the cathedral!
When ready in the afternoon to embark catch a taxi at to the cruise port, about 10 minute down to port and out to cruise ship docks.
Cruise line excursions are expensive and usually crowded multi coach trips. 99% of the time we organise our own.
Cruise lines offer a lot of shore excursions as they are a big profit centre for them as the costs are minimal, i.e. a coach and driver/guide split between +/- 50 people!
Don't know where else you are visiting but here are some other comments:-
Pompeii and Herculaneum are both worth seeing. Bit of overkill to do both in one day but it is worth it as Herculaneum was much better preserved - but you need to see Pompeii first to understand what happened! Would be very tiring day - but well worth it! Organise it yourself.
We did a Mount Etna trip from a big ship and were most disappointed:-
The first time we went to Sicily we went on organised trip to see Mt. Etna (volcano). We were one of several coaches that wended our way across the land and up the mountain, past the lava flows etc. We arrived at a coach park - by the inevitable souvenir stalls - and were told "get a souvenir". We asked where the Volcano was and was told over that hill but you don't have time to go and see it as we leave in "x" minutes.
The next time we went we organised - via the local tourist office - a local guide who had a 4 wheel drive Land Rover and spoke reasonable English. He met us on the dock and took us up the back way, along/over the lava that had erupted 18 months ago. It was strange as we were there in (I think January) and there was snow all around but the new road was clear! We stopped, he put a newspaper into a space under a rock and it burst into flames! Even after 18 months it was still hot! That is why the road was not snow covered! We went up to near the new vent that had opened up in the side of the volcano. We walked up and around the dormant crater which was still glowing dull red in various places!
Now that is what I call an excursion!
P.S. Forgot to say, as I recall the cost was about the same for both trips!
If you really believe that the Labour party spent wisely take a look at this site?
Question answered by nemesis
My wife worked for the local Healthcare Authority - and lying a-bed together one night - I recall her expressing surprise, bordering on disgust, at the way money was being squandered - in the refurbishment of the new HQ.
She referred to 'Design Consultants' advising on each and every detail - where the pot-plants should stand - and how everything should be 'colour-co-ordinated' - so you couldn't have a mauve telephone in a room given over to beige, with carpets to match.
Just a few years later, a victim of ovarian cancer, my wife was undergoing treatment in a delapidated ward-room in the local 'specialist' cancer treatment hospital. The room was dark and gloomy, paint was peeling off the walls, hung with faded pictures of some 20 years ago.
The nursing was brilliant - but the surroundings depressing in the extreme - reminiscent of some 3rd world country or banana republic.
Unfortunately my wife only made the predicted 3 years prognosis - but in that time - with her insider knowledge - more than a few phone calls were made.
Usually starting with "WHAT THE FCUK is going on...?"
(My words - not hers.)
Within less than a year, the entire hospital was redecorated - brought up to scratch - and no doubt the medical chiefs, in their sumptuous colour-coded offices patted themselves on the back, thinking they'd done a wonderful job.
Unmindful of all those who, in recent years, had undergone 'treatment' in a desperately depressing environment - while they were choosing which colour telephone would best suit them and the carpet.
Did they ever really understand the meaning of 'Front-line Services' ?