The ornate splendour of Buckingham Palace.

You simply cannot get a more Palladian style residence than Buckingham Palace in the heart of London, Westminster. It is the UK Monarchs London residence and, if the rumours are true, is not the current Queen’s popular choice of places  as she calls it an office block. That might be a little harsh but she prefers the baronial Scottish pile of Balmoral or the out of town Castle at Windsor instead. Buckingham Palace is an incredible piece of architecture that simply shouts out all of the finest examples of the…

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Why spring cleaning is always important when trying to sell your house

Most people associate cleaning the house with spring when looking to sell it, there is a lot to be said for beginning your spring cleaning slightly earlier, leaving you free to enjoy the better weather when the spring actually comes and make the most of being able to look at property for you to buy. You will be more likely to find a buyer if you’re house is clean. If you find somewhere that you want to move to then there will a legal process you will have to go…

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The benefits of underfloor heating

Isn’t it annoying, from a design point of view, when you’ve refurbished a room and then you have stick radiators onto the walls? Those big hunks of metal can really ruin the aesthetic, can’t they? Perhaps you’re considering the pros and cons of underfloor heating? Let’s see if there’s any real benefit to such a system. Energy efficient Radiators rely on convection heating to warm a room, which means they aren’t all that efficient. The energy is only coming from one area of the room, heating the air around it…

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A celebration of strength and determination

The Invictus Games will occur again in September 2020 as a partnership between the Royal Foundation and the Ministry of Defence. The games are a international adaptive sporting event that was established by Prince Harry in 2014. It sees injured, wounded and sick members of the armed services and veterans take place in a number of different sports. These include indoor rowing, seated volleyball, wheelchair basketball alongside many other events. There are a total of nine different events that are carried out over a four day period. Event Medical Cover…

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Inspiration for your prom outfit

Prom night is the highlight of many young ladies’ school life. It can also be incredibly stressful for them, especially when they have to decide on the perfect prom outfit. Many girls end up in a desperate flurry trying to make everything perfect so that they have a night to remember. The prom outfit is the most important aspect of the entire night, so follow our helpful tips to make sure your prom is everything you have ever wanted. Image Credit Planning the prom You should start planning your prom…

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How does an independent financial advisor compare to a bank or institutional consultant?

People looking to invest but unsure of the steps they need to take have a number of options when it comes to asking for help. They can, for example, speak to family or friends – although, unless their family members or friends work in the financial sector, they may not get the quality of advice they are looking for. Or, they can speak to an independent financial advisor (IFA) or institutional consultant, both of whom will likely have the financial expertise needed to help them invest wisely, although they shouldn’t…

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Which one should I choose?

When it comes to choosing a carpet for your home or office space it can feel like you are overwhelmed with choices. This is were both domestic and Commercial Contract Flooring Cheltenham can help you as they are experience in what sorts of carpets work best in most areas. Image Credit Here are a few tips to help you with choosing that all important carpet. Know what fibre makeup is best for you. There are a variety of different options available when it comes to picking a carpet and these…

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What does Pantone’s colour of 2019 mean for office design?

Office design is big business. Combine this with the corporate colour giant that is Pantone and you could be embarking on a huge project this year. Let’s take a look at what is hot when it comes to your office’s space makeover. Image Credit Peachy The colour gurus at Pantone have spoken and the colour of the year is Living Coral (Pantone 16-1546 for those who like numbers). They clearly love it, saying: ‘Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar and energising aspects of colour found in nature. In…

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How health technology could help ease the sexual health crisis

The demand for sexual health services recently hit record levels in the UK but underfunding and cuts across services are leading to a sexual health crisis. Image Credit The modern sexual health crisis Cases of what we would once consider antiquated sexually transmitted diseases including syphilis are increasing and super-bug STIs including drug-resistant gonorrhoea are causing genuine cause for concern among health professionals. Image Credit Although these statements currently make the sexual health landscape look rather bleak, there is a clear opportunity to utilise technology to revolutionise the way we…

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