Monday, 3 October 2016

Sheds Glasgow, Scotland

It came to me that we as property owners and property renters have a need to store more and more of our possessions. The obvious place maybe the loft or the garage (if you have one). The former isn't ideal because it's never handy to shin up the ladder to access the loft space for that item you require.

The garage is easier to get to but often used for a car or other things like gym equipment for example. The logical solution to the is to get yourself an all singing and dancing garden shed.

Garden sheds come in all shapes and sizes with various heights. After doing some research on storage and sheds I found that getting a bespoke shed is a great way to successfully achieve your storage requirements. A lot of new houses are left with a long thin strip of land to either side of their houses. This piece of land is a waste of space. Not now!!! Elite Sheds and Fencing of Glasgow, Scotland offer the bespoke solution to using that land to it's best possible advantage by adding a shed to it.

This is the perfect place to house all your garden furniture, tools, machinery. It can even house gym equipment, bikes garden furniture etc etc.

A lot of shed companies in Scotland only offer regular sizes of sheds like a 6ft x 4ft or an 8ft x 6ft. Elite sheds offer this and a bespoke option hence it's worth giving them a call. They will supply and deliver any shed, timber garage, summerhouse, playhouse in Scotland.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Plumbing, Heating and Bathroom Specialists in Glasgow

Plumbing, Heating and Bathroom Specialists in Glasgow

It's difficult to find a reliable one stop plumbing, heating and bathroom company that's honest, reliable and good at what they do. That's until now. There is one company based on the north side of Glasgow in Bearsden. This company is call AkwaPlumb Plumbing and Bathrooms.

 If you're thinking about having your bathroom re-fitted or have a completely black canvas into which you want an additional bathroom or en-suite, Glasgow and it's outer suburbs is a great place to look. With many large to small bathroom showrooms all within a 20 minute drive of each other you can get some great ideas of room layout and bathroom furniture and accessory functionality.

There is so many bathroom products on offer ranging from traditional Victorian style bathrooms to modern Shaker style bathrooms to the outrageous designer contemporary bathroom suite. Usually the more contemporary bathroom furniture and radiators can be a lot more expensive but add real wow factor to any property.

It's a safe bet to go middle of the road when it comes to choosing a bathroom suite though as when it comes to selling your property any potential buyer would not be put off your bathroom suite. If your bathroom is too modern or too traditional it can have a 'marmite' effect. You either love it or hate it! This is risky if your thinking about selling your property anytime soon.

If you have a tight budget and want to get a real bargain buy your bathroom suite online. With low running costs ecommerce bathroom stores really can't be beaten on price. The downside to buying online is you can't see your new bathroom upfront and personal which can be off putting for a lot of people.

The other option is to get your bathroom supplied and fitted by an established Glasgow bathroom company. These companies usually show you your options from brochures and often able to offer a trade discount on any given bathroom suite.

The best way to achieve your perfect bathroom is to do the leg work and visit at least three bathroom showrooms, choose your bathroom, get the relevant brochure, show it to your bathroom installer to see if they can offer you the exact bathroom suite at a discounted price.

Whatever bathroom you choose, my advice is do your may save you £1000's!!!

Monday, 19 October 2015

Get squirrels, rats and birds out your loft / attic

Get squirrels out your loft / attic

Are you hearing noises in your loft. This maybe a sound of tiny footsteps or a scratching sound. For sure you have an issue with some form of wildlife in your loft. This maybe in the form of a Squirrel or a bird that nesting or even a mouse or rat!

If ignored this can be very costly as these little rodents can create a big mess and chew electrical cables which is a potential fire risk. Any noise should be investigated immediately. The visible signs of wildlife habitation, commonly comes in the form of droppings. If you think you have uninvited guests call your local and trusted pest control company and don't try and remove the rodents yourself as they may carry horrible bugs and diseases.

Acting quickly will also reduce the risk of these creatures from breeding, which for obvious reasons you don't want to happen!

The use of professional pest control services will not only irradiate the problem but they will find the cause of the problem and entry points of which the animals entered and suggest how to stop them from re-entering your loft space in future. This maybe a very cost effective solution, like placing chicken wire around your eaves to stop birds and squirrels from entering.

It is important to note that it is an offence to release grey squirrels back into the wild, once caught in a cage, they must be destroyed humanely. In contrast, red squirrels must be released into the wild.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Bed Bugs

A fully fed bedbug


There seems to be an increase in reported cases of bed bugs at the moment. The common bed bug (Cimex lectularius). Bed bugs feed on blood, causing itchy bites and generally irritating their human hosts.

Like most bugs the humble bed bug if very tricky to spot. The secret is to know you've got infestation, with an early diagnosis being critical be cause you don't want these little critters to spread and become established.

Obviously treating a minor infestation will be a lot cheaper than a widespread one. so looking for the signs of bed bugs is key. Look out for small red or dark dots (1mm) on your bed or bed sheets. If you think you may have an infestation don't panic or worry. As mentioned it's very treatable with the right professional pest control team.

If Glasgow City Pest Solutions are this very team. They have a wealth of experience in bed bug control and will promptly arrive at your property in their unmarked vehicle and eradicate your bed bugs.

A close up of a bedbug

Here's a video from City Pest Solutions Glasgow

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Pest Control Glasgow

Pests...pests...pests...Yep it's coming up to spring and those pesky wasps will be on the loose again. wreaking havoc in our towns, villages and cities again. Being a Glasgow resident we normally don't get these little pests until May / June usually the young queens come out of hibernation when the weather starts getting warmer.

 We had a nest lodged in an air conditioning duct a couple of years ago. It was a nightmare!

But not to panic - help is at hand in the shape of City Pest Solutions based in Giffnock, Glasgow.  One call to these pest control specialists and your pest problem is solved.

They arrived on time and in unmarked vehicles. They were very discreet and quick. Not only did they get rid of the wasps they offered friendly advice to stop this happening again.

They offer pest control services in and around Glasgow for the following pest problems:
  • Oriental & German Cockroaches
  • Bed bugs
  • Fleas
  • House flies
  • Cluster Flies
  • Green & Blue bottles
  • Beetles
  • Moths
  • Ants
  • Wasps
  • Wood burrowing insects

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Removals Edinburgh

Moving house is one of the most stressful things you'll do in  your life. Please, take it from me it's stressful. Firstly you have to organise all your fragile glass, crockery, lights etc etc. Then you have to bubble wrap all your possessions, label them and then finally box them up. Nightmare yeh!

Well actually NO! It doesn't have to be this way. If you live in Edinburgh there is one removal company that will do all this for you. This removal company is Forth Movers. They will pack everything up safely and securely and even store your furniture at their secure storage unit on the Southside of Edinburgh.

Forth Movers are a family run business that have been in the removals industry for over 40 years. They have literally thousands of genuine testimonials, many of which can be found on their website. Forth Movers are members of the National Guild of Removers and have won many accolades with the Guild. They really do take the stress out of moving.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Builders Glasgow

In times of economic uncertainty, with all of us trying to cut back on what we spend, it may be that you don’t want to spend too much money on extensions, renovations, alterations and electrical work but it is worth considering that all of these jobs will ultimately enhance the value of your property.

The housing market is pretty stagnant at the moment so adding an extension will not only provide you with more space but the extra space might be the difference between selling your property or not. Now is not a good time for selling property so if you love where you live and are not considering selling, some renovation work, alterations or an extension might be just what you need to make your home more spacious or comfortable.

Scottish Building Services have a track record built up over many years of providing excellent quality work for a very fair price.
Their experienced, qualified builders can create perfect extensions both in build quality and aesthetic appeal, matching the existing appearance of your home so that your extension blends in as an exact match.

Working throughout the Strathaven, Hamilton, Glasgow, East Kilbride, Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Barrhead and Clarkston areas, we have a strong team of all trades builders as well as qualified electricians and plumbers.

Their Builders in Glasgow can add a matching roof or a flat roof depending on your requirements to your extension or as part of renovation or alteration works.