Pallet racking

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Pallet racking is a storage system used to storage palletised goods. The systems are designed to utilise the space available within warehouses vertically rather than horizontally.

There are many different types of pallet racking available on the market. These include:

  • Wide aisle racking
  • Multi-tier racking
  • Push back racking
  • Pallet live racking
  • Drive-in racking
  • Drive-through racking
  • Double deep racking
  • Very narrow aisle racking

In this article, we discuss the different types of pallet racking, allowing you to understand what system would be best suited to your warehouse and business requirements.

Wide aisle racking

This type of racking is self-explanatory. Each set of racking is separated by ‘wide aisles’ allowing an easy manoeuvre for trucks when collecting and depositing goods. Usually, this is installed into warehouses where space is not that much of an issue due to it taking up more room than other systems.

Multi-tier racking

This type of racking is recommended to business with hundreds and thousands of different SKUs such as online retailers or clothing stores/ brands or companies. It provides different levels of racking which are all accessible by walking to different floors and walkways, meaning it is manually functioning.

Push back racking

Pallets are loaded onto a roll track for this system. They are then further stored from the back of the system outwards. For this reason, this system works on FILO (first in, last out) basis.

Pallet live racking

This type of racking works on a first in, first out basis. The pallets travel down a lane which is designed to be controlled by brake rollers. These allow the pallets to move at a safe and efficient speed. Once the pallet reaches the picking destination, the truck will retrieve the pallet and from this, the pallet behind will move forwards.

Drive in and drive through racking

Drive in racking works on a first in, last out basis. The system works like block stacking. Similarly, drive through racking works in the same way but the pallets are accessible from both ends, rather than just the one.

Double deep racking

Essentially, there is two runs of pallet racking back to back to allow one pallet to be store behind the other to create ‘double deep’ racking.

VNA racking

This type of racking is the best way to optimise floor space in smaller warehouses. It create narrow aisles in between racks and specialist trucks have to be used for it to function correctly for this reason.

Event Packages

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When hosting an event, whether it be a birthday party, corporate event, anniversary or wedding, the entertainment of your guests should be the priority. There are many ways to entertain your guests which include ways such as:

  • DJ.
  • Photo booth.
  • Comedians.
  • Magicians.
  • Other types of live performers.
  • Live band.

However, some of the above entertainment methods of more suited then others for certain events. But, hiring a photo booth is suitable for any event!

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Benefits to photo booth hire

There are many reasons as to why you should hire a photo booth, other than the fact it is suitable for all event types. The benefits include:

  • Many photo booths are fully customisable, both on the exterior of the booth and the print outs from the booth. They can be adapted to suit your events theme, or be personalised with writing etc.
  • Creates the perfect entertainment at your event for guests of all ages.
  • There are different photo options available to you. Using the touchscreen interface available in most booths, you will be able to choose from a range of backgrounds, colours etc. As well, you will be able to select a layout of the print outs, the message and much more.
  • Many providers allow an unlimited amount of prints and therefore means unlimited amount of fun for your guests.


Enquire for photo booth hire

If you are looking into hiring a photo booth for an event, we may be able to help you. We know and are able to recommend a wide variety of photo booth hire companies throughout the UK dependant upon your requirements.

Types of Security Systems

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There is a variety of security systems available on the market for both commercial and residential properties and premises. The type of system you install, will depend solely on your requirement and budget. The different types of security systems include but are not limited to:

CCTV installation

CCTV is the abbreviation for closed circuit television. It is a series of cameras/ video recording equipment linked together to monitor areas within a building. The installation of this security system is often carried out by a specialist engineer and can be fitted to either inside or the outside of your property or premise.

Door access systems

There is a range of door access systems available on the market. These include:

  • Keypad code entry.
  • Video entry.
  • ID card entry.

All of the above, and additional ways, can be installed as part of an access control system. This system provides a solution which allows you to monitor which rooms can be accessed by certain people. This is because without the correct identification, you cannot gain access to restricted rooms/ places.

Fire detection systems

In every home and business, there should be a fire detection system installed. In businesses, there should be fire exits, fire exit signs and the correct systems in order to be complaint with BS5839-1 2002 to all classifications. In houses, there should be a fire detection alarm installed.

These systems are used to discover fires in their early stages and notify the people in the building to escape/ evacuate the building safely. As well as provide a safe exit route.

Security lighting installation

This system is ideal for either residential or commercial installations. Security lighting acts as a deterrent to burglars as when the motion sensor light detects them, the light will be turned on and you will be able to take note of their features in order to inform your local authorities and furthermore, protect your local community and neighbours.

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Shop Signage

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When opening a new business or taking on a new premise your shop signage must be up to date, this should be one of the first actions you take. Even if your premise is not open or due to open until the future it is a brilliant source of advertising to enable passing to trade to know what and who you are. It is also a beneficial way to attract interest before an opening date is set to boost the passing trade.

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Shop Signage can be designed in many forms, whether it be facia boards, illuminating signs, LED lettering, a boards or flat cut PVC letters, each design can be unique to your company and individual preferences.  The design aspects that can be applied to various models make it a valuable tool in your advertising needs. Shop signage can be very versatile and tailored to all your requirements, enabling you to attract the attention of a greater range of customers to the design you wish to achieve. Graphics can be used to enhance the brand message, from translucent to full cut graphics.

Normally shop signs need to be bold, illuminating and most importantly memorable to ensure bypassing trade will use and remember you for future reference. How your shop signage looks will portray how your business looks and feels inside, therefore having a welcoming, clean and tidy shop sign is important to get business in.

Window graphics and A-boards are also a beneficial way to advertise, these are particularly useful if you have a product or service you wish to advertise but only for a short period. Window graphics and A-boards can be altered or removed as often as you require, meaning you can advertise multiple items at once.  These are extremely popular to use due to the effectiveness of the advertising towards your audience, therefore, projecting your message further towards the potential client.

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Explaining a Skoda Cambelt Change

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Is It Time For A Skoda Cambelt Change

The cambelt or timing belt is one of the most important serviceable components that need replacement at the right time and with the right service company executing your Skoda cambelt change. The internal combustion engine hosts the cambelt to carefully synchronise the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft, thus, enabling the engine to perform its functionalities of opening and closing the cylinders during intake and exhaust strokes with perfect timing. A break in the timing can prove to be fatal to the engine as this belt secures the piston from heavily striking the valves of the engine. With such a crucial role in the working of your Skoda engine, it becomes a necessity for you to keep a close eye on the cambelt at all times and ensure that you take your Skoda cambelt change seriously.

SKODA Cambelt Change Due to Wear & Tear

The wear and tear of the timing belt or cambelt for Skoda automobiles normally sets in with the hard travel of around 80,000 miles. Either you go by that or have your service stations check for the validity and functioning of the belt every 4 years. This will ensure that you aren’t running on the lines of danger if your car engine is pumping on an old and easy rupture-prone cambelt.

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For Skoda users, we highly recommend that if you have either completed 80,000 miles of running the car for a good 4 years, you ought to get your vehicle to your trusted Skoda service station or Skoda dealership centre for more information on the health of your cambelt. Once your cambelt is checked by our team of experts, spread all across the nation, we will get to replacing your cambelt before it costs you a fortune to replace the entire ruptured engine.

So, if you want to save your hard-earned bucks and also increase the longevity of your Skoda automobile, visit your nearest Skoda service station today for a Skoda cambelt change!

Private Pregnancy scan

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Concerned mums to be may want a private pregnancy scan, for many different reasons it could be that they are a first-time mum and want peace of mind that everything is okay, or that they have had problems in the past and they crave the reassurance that everything will be okay this time, or just that they are so excited they simply cannot wait for the NHS scan that seems so far away!

A private pregnancy scan can take place as early as 6 weeks at some private clinics, as a rule on the NHS you will normally have to wait until between 8-12 weeks. On the NHS usually, you will be given two scans, one at 12 weeks, one at 20 weeks…so some women feel they need extra so go ahead and book a private pregnancy scan.

A private pregnancy scan can cost anything from £45 up to £70 depending on which clinic you go to.

During a private pregnancy scan, there are a couple of things that will be checked, the uterus: the sonographer will check that the uterus is where it should be, then the heartbeat, in this scan a heartbeat is not listened too as this could be dangerous for the baby at this stage, but you will be able to see it flickering on screen.

There have been lots of medical studies that have proved that ultrasound scans do not harm the baby or the expectant moms to be. As a private pregnancy scan only last approximately 15 minutes it poses no threat and will not cause any harm.





Floor Screeding Contractors

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The Role of Floor Screeding Contractors

Respected and reliable floor screeding contractors should possess a collection of skills that are essential for success in the manual labour industry, especially one as technical as floor screeding contractors. Applying and completing a floor screed project takes an array of practical knowledge and complete understanding of the product for floor screeding contractors to administer an outstanding, professional flooring solution for the customer. These projects can range from small domestic properties, for example, levelling out a garage, to huge commercial projects such as schools and offices looking for flooring screeding contractors to renovate the entire building.

Highly trained floor screeding contractors can help and guide you to the perfect flooring, understanding all screeding services and their applications. These services offer a range of flooring solutions for both domestic and commercial properties, floor screeding contractors services include liquid screed, flow screed, sand and cement screed and underfloor heating.

Floor Screeding Contractors

Find the Right Floor Screeding Contractors

The perfect floor screeding contractors should incorporate several attributes gained from experience on the job and pass that knowledge down to the floor screeding contractors’ team. From working in the industry over a number of years a marry between extensive experience, a skilled workforce and modern equipment, be up to date with the latest technology and have strong references to back up their work make them a respectable and reliable company. The more the experience, the better adept the floor screeding contractors will be in managing the nuances of screeding all the way through planning, choice of screed, mix design, screed laying and screed protection to delivering on time and within the agreed budget and meet the client’s specific needs and requirements.

Different Types of Screed for Floor Screeding Contractors

With a variety of different floor screed options available for all properties, it is essential for the floor screeding contractors to acknowledge the task at hand and consider the best screed option for the customer and for the available space, to make an informed decision that fits in with all requirements. These flooring solutions and screed options include:

Hotel Key Management

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In a hotel environment keys are one of the most exchanged items between staff and customers. Guests, housekeeping and maintenance staff all need access to keys throughout the day within a hotel.

Keeping track of these keys can be a daunting task for any hotel owner. If a key goes missing, then guests and their belongings could be at risk. Using a hotel key tracking system is essential in running an efficient and streamlined hotel.

Gone are the days when a pen and paper was used to keep track of keys. This is a time-consuming process and is the responsibility of a member of staff which means employing an extra person.

A modern key tracking system can automatically keep a log of any keys without any human interaction for record keeping. This eliminates human error and prevents the event of any keys going missing or getting misplaced. The times in and out are also tracked with more advanced electronic systems which can then be logged on to tracking software.

Some advanced systems can even use biometrics to grant members of staff access to only the keys they require. This prevents employees from grabbing the wrong keys or getting them confused with others.

Hotels which offer this level of key tracking will create trust with their customers and staff. Keeping this level of meticulous records means any lost or misplaced keys can be identified quickly and easily.

The time saved for housekeeping staff is a reason on its own to install a key tracker on every floor of your hotel. Keys are available whenever needed with all the logging and signing for taken care of using an electronic system.

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