Garden Kneeler

Our garden kneeler was chosen by Alan Titchmarsh as best buy for Christmas, featured in Gardeners World magazine. It is very thick, making it comfortable to kneel or sit on and made from tough waterproof and rotproof canvas.  It features a jute handle, for hanging up, and a front pocket for storage.  44cm long, 22cm wide,5cm thick

The Carrier Company is a vendor on The Travelling Souk where you can fine Unique Gifts, Gift Ideas, Unusual Products, Personalised Gift Ideas and Handmade Gifts!

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Creating an eco home can seem at odds with luxury

Eco homes can be luxurious as well as green

Creating an eco home can seem at odds with luxury. For too long, the eco movement has been associated with the anti-consumerist ‘woolly jumper brigade’, and eco homes seen as ugly prefabricated buildings which put function ahead of aesthetics.

But the perception of the eco home is changing.

Recently, the ‘Apple Hayes’ eco house was nominated in both the Best Eco Build and Best Luxury New Build categories at the Northern Design Awards. While at the high end of the scale, ‘Barnsley Hill Farm‘, with a £4m valuation, features a 25 seater home cinema, indoor pool and steam room but with the carbon footprint of an average two-bed flat.

These eco homes show that luxury and being environmentally friendly can go together. And the rise of an educated eco-conscious generation is leading to developers creating luxurious eco house developments all over Europe.

In the UK, ‘The Lakes’ features 160 luxury villas (starting at £870k) built with eco materials (e.g. sustainable timber) and with energy saving features, such as rainwater harvesting, wind turbines and solar panels.

In Switzerland one developer is pouring £1b into transforming the village of Andermatt into a car free community with 500 luxury apartments, which are to receive 50 percent of their energy from geothermal heating.

Eco furniture can be aesthetically pleasing, comfortable and green

As these examples show, eco homes can be aesthetically pleasing and luxurious. This extends to the eco furniture, eco appliances and other environmentally friendly features you furnish your eco house with.

Eco furniture is made from sustainably sourced materials, including textiles as well as timber, which are produced with the minimum environmental impact. The range of eco products available also includes eco wallpaper and non-toxic eco paints.

The growth of an eco conscious generation means there is a growing market for luxurious eco homes, along with eco beds, eco chairs and other items of eco furniture which are attractive, comfortable and environmentally friendly.

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Plum Trading’s Cashmere poncho – The ultimate gift

Plum Trading’s Cashmere poncho is the ultimate necessity for every woman’s wardrobe!

This was Plum Trading’s first ‘baby’ and has exceeded our expectations. It can be worn in multiple ways; as a poncho, belted, as a scarf, as a wrap, as a snood are just a few examples. Be warned, once you have one you will want more!

Simply the most versatile and stylish piece of cashmere you will ever own. Looks fantastic over jeans or wrapped around the most formal dress and is vital for travelling, or simply looking chic on the school run. Brilliant for those who have trouble with buttons and perfect maternity wear for expectant mum’s. Very flattering over a pregnancy bump and a comfortable clothing choice for baby feeds.

If you are finding it difficult to choose between blonde and taupe, taupe is a good neutral that looks good on blondes and brunettes alike and is good for all seasons while blonde is more summery looking and is better with fair or auburn hair.

One size fits all. Hand wash & dry flat

Sent by recorded delivery through Royal Mail. Delivery by Royal Mail

Plum Trading is a vendor on The Travelling Souk where you can fine Unique Gifts, Gift Ideas, Unusual Products, Personalised Gift Ideas and Handmade Gifts!

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Christmas Gift Fairs

Travelling Souk markets happen all over the UK, mainly during the Christmas Fair season and have raised well over £350,000 for a great number of charities since 2003.  Over the years we have exhibited our amazing selection of unique gifts all over Great Britain. We are the only fair organisers to hold several events in private manor houses not normally open to the public.

What magical ingredient keeps visitors coming back to The Travelling Souk? It has to be location, temptation and sensation! Our venues are captivating and extraordinary; we call them the unseen manor houses of Great Britain sprinkled with a liberal dose of revamped barns and racecourses.

Of course our stallholders are the vital constituent. We are obsessive about selecting the best stallholders. Any stallholder who has joined The Travelling Souk is in special in some way and offers unusual gifts for friends and family that you cannot buy elsewhere.

Don’t think for a moment though that these are places for shopping alone. They are places for meeting and feasting with irresistible home cooked fare second to none.

So, punctuate your hectic week!  Pick up your friends and take a trip to an elegant place where parking is easy, shopping for unusual Christmas gifts, personalised Birthday gifts or just unique gifts for friends is inspirational and, most importantly, giving is fun with every purchase supporting our hosts’ charities.

Watch this space for details about our 2011 Christmas fairs or join our mailing list to receive details.

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Energy management

Energy management is the monitoring of energy use and the identification of areas where energy can be saved, creating a blueprint for an efficient energy management solution.

aM&T (automatic Monitoring and Targeting) is the most effective way of discovering and analysing energy consumption and waste. aM&T is essential, as it provides you with the necessary data now required for adhering to carbon legislation such as CRC EES, CCA, EU ETS.

aM&T with RUMM consists of three components:

  • a sub-metering system
  • automatic collection of data from the meters at a pre agreed timeframe (RUMM Pulse)
  • analysis of the data in order to identify consumption, costs and savings (IBASS)

RUMM offers a full Energy Management Solution to create bespoke energy management packages guaranteed to give you a reduction in your business energy usage and costs.

In addition, the effective use of an energy management scheme will give you a reduction in carbon emissions and assist you with the existing EUETS, CCA and new CRC legislation.

Based in South Wales, RUMM’s effective Energy Management Solution is guaranteed to manage your business energy more effectively.

With its advanced systems, experienced Energy Account Managers, expertise and knowledge in all areas of carbon emissions and government legislation and its ability to create bespoke energy reduction solutions, RUMM can work in any location from the UK to Europe and the USA.

If you are daunted in any way by the pressure facing businesses to reduce carbon emissions and improve their energy management then contact RUMM today to arrange a site visit. Our aim is to offer a return on investment in 12 months – in some cases this has been 6 weeks.

Energy management – a solution you can’t afford not to take.

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Unique Gifts For Women

Women claim that they are easy to buy for, men claim they never know what gift to get their woman. Well gentlemen, here’s a little tip from us; anything unusual, unique and interesting will usually go down a treat. We all love to have something different that will generate conversation (and envy) among our friends and house guests. This stunning Hurricane Lamp is a perfect example! They have a stone base which is sturdy yet decorative and the beautiful glass vase can be filled with either candles, flowers or something even more creative. They come in 3 sizes and start from just £35. Small Hurricane LampMedium Hurricane Lamp,Large Hurricane Lamp.

For an even more unique gift, take a look at this stunning Palm Tree Lamp. The unusual design is crafted from tobacco coloured metal and when lit provides an exotic ambiance in any room. It is perfect for someone whose home has a Caribbean style and would also not look out of place within a more traditional interior.

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Personalize a Memorial Service

If one of your loved ones has passed and you’re looking to make the memorial service / celebration of life a special one then we suggest some things you can do to remember your loved one.

  1. Name tags – Creating name tags for your guests come in handy especially when most of them will be elderly and it’ll be convenient for them when they can’t remember names.  Make sure the font is bold and large so that it can be read from afar as most people won’t know eachother.  You can either create your own stationary or get from a stationary store.  A great idea for the name tag is to include an area that asks; How I knew:  Sister/Brother/Met at Book Club.
  1. Memory table – This is another great idea for people attending the Memorials to remember the loved one who has passed.  Have the table near the entrance near the name tag table so that guests can look at the personal belongings while waiting to fill in a name tag.  The table can include personal things on it such as items they’ve knitted if they were into knitting, pictures of their live, etc. You can include any items from their hobbies such as photo’s, clippings, golf score cards, etc. This doesn’t cost anything but adds a really special element to the celebration of life!

For more ideas or to enquire on our Headstones & Memorials please visit our website.

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How to Install Engineered Hardwood Flooring – Part 1

Part 1

As engineered hardwood flooring is made up of several layers it is more dimensionally stable than solid flooring such as Solid American Black Walnut Flooring.  Engineered Hardwood Floors can be installed on above, or below grade floors some of these methods of installation include:

  • Can be nailed down – this can be nailed directly to the subfloor.
  • Can be affixed with adhesives, even directly to concrete.
  • Floating Method: This is a much simpler method of installing engineered hardwood flooring.  Planks are glued together and the entire floor “floats” over the subfloor.

We’re going to focus on the method of gluing the planks down.  Make sure you use an adhesive specific for the use of wooden flooring such as Bona R850 Wood Adhesive.

There are 2 methods when it comes to using an adhesive:

Wet Method: this is where the adhesive is “wet” when the planks are applied.  These are then applied as soon as the adhesive is down.

Dry Method: this is where the adhesive is applied, then allowed to “flash” or set.  The adhesive is left to set for a period of time before the planks are applied.

If installing the flooring is a bit much for you, we can assist in the installation of can offer engineered wooden floors London, engineered wooden floors Manchester, engineered wooden floors Kensington, engineered wooden floors Holland park, engineered wooden floors Notting Hill.

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Mobile Massage

Are you looking to reward or motivate your staff for the long hours they’ve dedicated towards your company?  Well why not treat them to a mobile treatment in office?

Buty Salon have Mobile Therapists who can come to your premises to offer a variety of Mobile Therapy’s.   We offer Mobile Therapy LondonMobile Therapy Hammersmith,Mobile Therapy ChiswickMobile Therapy KensingtonMobile Therapy Holland Park,Mobile Therapy Notting HillMobile Therapy FulhamMobile Therapy Chelsea and Mobile Therapy Putney.

If it’s a special treat you’re looking to spoil your staff with then you’ve come to the right place as we offer a variety of treatments such as Mobile MassageMobile Aromatherapy,Mobile Reflexology and Mobile Indian Head Massage.  We can either do the Mobile Treatment at their desk or on our portable bed in a conference/private room.

So contact us now to book a Mobile Therapist in your area.  We cover the following areas:

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Office Cleaning

When it comes to office cleaning it’s important to have a team of cleaners who can work together to ensure that your offices are cleaned thoroughly!  There are several areas that need to be covered when it comes to office cleaning.  Examples of those areas are:

Restroom Cleaning

When cleaning the toilet all areas must be cleaned & not just the seat & bowl.

Clean all mirrors and stainless steel areas such as the faucets.  Special attention to the lower area of the mirror needs to be paid as this is the area that gets splashed with water.

Trashing

All trash in the bin will be removed and only trash that is clearly marked will be removed.

Mopping

Another vital area of office cleaning is mopping all floors.  We ensure to mop all open areas & corners.

We also offer Office Cleaning LondonOffice Cleaning HammersmithOffice Cleaning ChiswickOffice Cleaning KensingtonOffice Cleaning Holland ParkOffice Cleaning Notting HillOffice Cleaning FulhamOffice Cleaning PutneyOffice Cleaning Chelsea.

For those of you who are moving out of rental property and needing to see if we cover your area, we do:  End of tenancy cleaning LondonEnd of tenancy cleaning HammersmithEnd of tenancy cleaning ChiswickEnd of tenancy cleaning KensingtonEnd of tenancy cleaning Holland ParkEnd of tenancy cleaning Notting HillEnd of tenancy cleaning FulhamEnd of tenancy cleaning PutneyEnd of tenancy cleaning Chelsea.

So if you want to make sure that you get good office cleaning contact us now!

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