How Do You Install A 240 Volt Electric Fireplace

House decoration is something everyone looks forward. Home is where people can relax without worrying about what’s going to happen next day. Decorating the house with the best visuals helps people to calm their mind for good. During winter seasons, the weather gets cold enough to freeze you, and that is when you need to prepare your house for the winter months.

In many homes, you can find electric or wooden fireplace which is present to warm the place, and you can rest in the warm environment. There are hundreds of brands who are providing fire solutions, and if you are planning to get one, then you can get an electric fireplace, which is equipped with the latest technology and also have all necessary features which will not let you down. The electric models are reliable, and they can take the comfort level till you are satisfied.

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Benefits of Electric Fireplace

  • They work even when you don’t have electricity.
  • You can get a battery for the electric version which the power is down, and you can still use the fireplace.
  • They are reliable, and the performance is flawless.
  • You can adjust the fire level, and you can manipulate the light the way you want, which is difficult in the manual fireplace.
  • They come at an affordable price, and once you have installed it then you don’t have to worry about the maintenance and it last longer.
  • If you have any issues with the fireplace, then you can call the professionals under warranty.
  • The electric fireplace cost less in expenses when you compare it with the manual fire. Find if here on https://www.uphomes.net/best-impact-driver/

How Do You Install A 240 Volt Electric Fireplace?

If you have purchased a dynamic model, then you need to install it correctly which is not possible if you are new to it. Every product has a set of manual, and the explanation is mentioned in the handbook, and you can read the manual for instructions on installation.

  1. Check the paperwork in the box.
  2. Almost every brand adds a manual and instructions paperwork to help the users install it.
  3. Since every fireplace has its instructions, you may not find the other brand installation set up familiar.

However, I would like to inform you that electric fireplace is not an easy task to install. Especially when you are doing it for the first time. I would like to recommend you to hire a professional to fix it because when you do it yourself, then it can be a problem later on.

Reasons Why You Should Get a Professional

  • The electric version requires one-time installation and then you don’t have to worry about it.
  • If you want to avoid any breakages, then professionals can get the job done.
  • When the professional are working on the installation, you will also get free checks ups, which is beneficial for maintenance.
  • The installation charges are less when you compare it with the damage you can cause while fixing it.

It is highly recommended, if you are doing it for the first time, then it is wise that you hire a professional to look into the matter and get it fixed. It is safe and also beneficial because some of the companies provide service for free of cost.

Conclusion

If you are planning to do it yourself then it isn’t a matter. If you have a little knowledge and experience rthen you can do it too. However, not every hands are made to fix things prooperly for the first time. SInce many brands are now providing service fir free, you can advanatges of the offer. If you have any questions, then you can comment below.…

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What to Think About When Planning Your Office Layout

There are various factors which need to be taken into account when planning your office layout. The design and arrangement of furniture plays an important aspect in business success and it is fundamental to ensuring a good first impression.

When a prospective client first walks into your office, what do they see? Do they see lots of cramped working stations that are dreary and dismal or do they see a vast open space that is bright and cheerful? Make sure you optimise the living space to get the most out of the space for your employees with these top tips.

Fengshui

This is a Chinese system of geomancy to help improve life by receiving positive. The ancient practice states that the arrangement of objects and orientation affects the flow of energy in the room and you can affect the balance of energies by ensuring the tables, chairs and filing systems are laid out properly on a spiritual basis. There are do’s and don’ts for office fengshui; such as not sitting in front of the door, keep the back to the wall, and try to arrange your workspace so that you do not look straight out into a corridor or see the stairs.

Staff numbers

Depending on the number of employees you have, this will affect how you plan the office layout. The key is to give each person enough breathing space so they don’t feel claustrophobic but also to fit your entire workforce in as well as have space to grow and take on more staff. Surveys have proven that staff work better when in groups so they can socially interact, so why not plan the layout so each person has colleagues within distance to improve team relations.

Arrangement

Is the office designed in a way so everything is methodical and thought out? When a client walks in they should first come across a reception, not have to walk to the other side of the room to be greeted. Are all services collective or are they spaced out? A top tip is to put all individual areas of the business together so people are not wandering to other sides of the room.

Flexibility

The most important advice is to keep the space flexible. The office needs to be able to adapt and grow because businesses are constantly evolving and changing. It would be a shame that as business starts pouring in and you have the capacity to take on more staff that you need to turn it down because the layout of the office means you are unable to get extra help.

Bio: This post was written by Officialspace.co.uk; the UK’s leading website for office space. Speak to the experts today to find the right workspace for you. They have a vast array of properties available across the country including London, Liverpool and Bristol office space.

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Save Money And Time On Childcare

Is The Cost Of Childcare Too High?
 
  Are You Fed Up With Looking For Flexible Childcare?
 
  Are You Using Up Your Annual Leave For  Childcare?
 
  Then Letssharecare.com is for you.Start Sharing childcare for holiday daycare, afterschool care, or even babysitting.

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If you have registered but not yet subscribed, and you find a profile you are interested in but need more information before deciding to subscribe and making contact. Please email us any questions you have for your potential sharer and we’ll forward them on, and of course we’ll send you any replies and/or further questions.

 

Job Cuts and Childcare

A report by the Daycare Trust warns that as unemployment rises, demand for nursery places will fall, leading to nursery closures. This will lead to a shortage of childcare places in certain areas, which could mean parents having to give up work to look after their children. The report urges the government to set up an emergency fund that councils can draw upon to provide childcare places.

see Daycare Trust for further details. (21.08.2009)

 

Pocket Money Surveys

A new survey has found that the average weekly pocket money for kids aged between 5 and 15 is £3.30.

-20% of children are allowed to spend the money on whatever they want, the most popular being sweets.

-16% of parents made their children save any part of their pocket money.

For further details see Raisingkids.co.uk (16.08.09)

 

Summer Holidays Bad For Childrens Learning

According to research for John Hopkins University, school children lose an average of two months learning over the summer holidays- if their parents fail to keep them “mentally active”.

They found that students consistantly scored lower marks in the same test, when tested at the end of the summer holidays and then at the beginning.

The key is to keep kids stimulated by visiting libraries, museams, taking part in summer camps. For instance when going on holiday, encourage them to explore local culture, and write about their experiences in a diary.

Ofsted Inspections Show Cause For Concern

Ofsted inspections have found that nearly one third of early years childcare providers are offering inadequate or satisfactory levels of service. Out of the 21,212 inspections carried out between September 2008 and June 2009, 842 were found to be inadequate, and 6057 were satisfactory.

One in twenty providers were inadequate in providing the controversial Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) dubbed the “curriculum for toddlers”, which many regard as too “prescriptive”. (01.08.09)

Big Drop In The Number of Registered Childminders

The number of registered childminders has fallen dramatically from 70,000 in 2003 to 60,900 in March this year, with the fall accelerating in the last year. There are fears this will lead to a shortage of childcare places in the coming summer holidays. Part of the blame is being put on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), dubbed the “curriculum for toddlers”, which many regard as too detailed to follow and bureaucratic for childminders to administer.

However the Daycare Trust believe that there has simply been a shift in demand for nursery places instead.

Lack of support for students with children

A survey by the NUS has shown that 60% of students with children have considered leaving their courses at some point. Problems with childcare led to more than half being late or missing lectures. Eight out of ten rely on friends or family for childcare. The NUS says there needs to be more information and support for students with children. “Many institutions don’t even know how many students with children they have on campus,” NUS vice president for welfare, Ama Uzowuru, said.
“Colleges and universities need to collect much more information about students with children, and about the support needed to help them through their course. Without this information, student parents will continue to struggle.”

Report says “grandparents should be paid for childcare”

You may have seen a report in the papers from charity Grandparents Plus concerning the free childcare grandparents provide. The charity is calling for the government to pay grandparents childcare tax credits if they are looking after their grandchildren, so parents can return to work.

One in four of all families and half of all single parents rely on grandparents to provide childcare each week. Of course those that have grandparents nearby to look after their grandchildren are very lucky, and more recognition of their contribution is to be applauded, but lets face it – paying them is a non starter.

Those that arent lucky enough to have that support, and have to rely on nurseries and childminders would not only have to pay for their own childcare BUT subsidise those that are lucky enough to rely on grandparents!

Meanwhile in Holland, government payments to grandparents who take care of grandchildren while their parents are working are to be stopped.Last year some 150,000 children were cared for by grandparents or by informal childminders at a cost to the government of €600m. Grandparents currently get up to €6 an hour. This fee is set to be cut to €2.50 next year.

Here at Letssharecare.com we get parents who register because they can’t rely on grandparents anymore. Reasons being – not living nearby, grandparents too elderly or they are suffering from poor health. Others are just looking to give their grandparents a bit of a break and be less reliant on them.

If you find yourself in this situation then why not register and find someone in your local area who is in the same situation.

STOP PRESS: Some limited recognition of this issue was forthcoming in the latest Budget. It was announced that grandparents who care for children below the age of 12 for 20 hours or more a week will be able to gain National Insurance credits towards the basic state pension from April 2011.

Daycare Trust Annual Survey

The Daycare Trust publishes a annual survey into childcare costs, including holiday and after school care. Some of the findings are:

-Average holiday care costs in England are £92 per week, £88 in Wales, and £83 in Scotland.

-Average after school care costs for 15 hours per week are £40 in England, £49 in Scotland, and £41 in Wales.

For full details www.daycaretrust.org.uk

Disclaimer:Please note the Daycaretrust are an independent charity. Their inclusion on this homepage does not in any way represent an endorsement of the Letssharecare.com service. The information and link provided is for information purposes only.

 

The Credit Crunch and Childcare

With all the recent bad economic news, we’re all having to think about tightening our belts. To try to make savings where we can, as well as trying to maximise our earnings- often meaning working longer hours.

With many parents now having to work, even more flexibility is required as far as childcare is concerned.

This is where Letssharecare.com makes perfect sense.

-Flexible childcare                                        

-Cheap and affordable

-Parents are CRB checked

-Not only are you a receiver of childcare, you are also a provider, therefore there is a mutually beneficial win/win relationship.

-You can share with many families, for increased flexibility

-You can amend your profile to reflect your changing circumstances and childcare needs.

-First hand feedback is available.

-Raise funds for your school.  Remember part of your subscription is paid to your childrens school- if they are registered with us.

All this for less than £2 per week for 2 children. So what are you waiting for? Register now and get sharing!

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Share Childcare – For Cheap and Affordable Childcare

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This idea came about when my son was about to start school, and we had to think about how we were going to cope during the many school holidays, and after school care. As working parents know, finding cheap and affordable childcare is never easy. It occurred to me that there must be other parents that have the same problem, and how parents could share the care of their children, without having to use up all their annual leave!

Letssharecare.com is a site which allows parents/guardians to share the care of their children during school holidays, and after school. Its the cheap and affordable alternative to childminders, nurseries, and play schemes.

Registration is free and this enables you to search the database for suitable parents to share childcare within your area. If you wish to make contact with a suitable family then you must register in full and become a subscriber, you must also be subject to a Criminal Records Bureau(CRB) check. Details would then be provided, to both parties, and it will be up to you to meet and arrange the details of childcare arrangements.
So whether you live in Glasgow or Edinburgh; or in the North of England, such as Manchester or Liverpool; right down to the Midlands – Birmingham, Leicester, and Nottingham, down to the South- London, and beyond. In fact wherever you live in the UK, sharing childcare is an option. So register now and start sharing!
Please note: At this stage the information provided would be of a general nature, and we recommend both parties fill in the Get2KnowU form before arranging to meet.…

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Fed up with searching and paying for childcare in your local area?

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The Daycare Trust publishes a annual survey into childcare costs, including holiday and after school care. Some of the findings are:

-Average holiday care costs in England are £92 per week, £88 in Wales, and £83 in Scotland.

-Average after school care costs for 15 hours per week are £40 in England, £49 in Scotland, and £41 in Wales.

For full details www.daycaretrust.org.uk

Tips on registering with Letssharecare.com

Looking through the users who have registered on the site. I thought i’d give you some hints and tips, and how to make sure you get the best out of registering and sharing childcare.

1. Please do not use your email address as your username. The email address is only displayed on the site when you have paid your subscription and are undertaking/have completed a CRB check. This protects your security and privacy.

2. Make sure all fields are completed and drop down menu options are selected.

3. Narrative section – this is an opportunity for you to give a bit more information – both about what your looking for, and what you can offer in return. Put yourself in the position of someone reading your profile. You are much more likely to respond to someone who writes as if they are having an informal chat with you about themselves rather than one or two sentences. It feels more personal, and you’re more likely to remember that persons profile. For example:

“Hi, I’m looking for help with my 12 yr old son and 10 yr old daughter during summer hols and half term hols.  Tues and Thur I work 9-4pm but the other days I’m more flexible.  I’ve struggled through previous school hols with my older children looking after the youngsters but it has become too much and need something different.  My kids are both pretty easy going(especially with other kids’ parents!) and have boundless energy! “

Rather than:

“Hi, looking to share holiday care.”

4. Be realistic – Some people who have registered are basically looking for what is almost full time childcare, which is fine but think about what you can offer in return, and be realistic. You may not find an exact match so you will need to compromise or share with more than one family.

5. We do get registrations where parents are looking to nanny share. Either they already have a nanny which they wish to share with another family or they are looking for a nanny who can split her time between two families. We don’t mind if you register, but you may be better off registering with a specialist site such as Nannyshare.co.uk

I hope the above suggestions are helpful, if you have any question please don’t hesitate in contacting us.

The Credit Crunch and Childcare

With all the recent bad economic news, we’re all having to think about tightening our belts. To try to make savings where we can, as well as trying to maximise our earnings- often meaning working longer hours.

With many parents now having to work, even more flexibility is required as far as childcare is concerned.

This is where Letssharecare.com makes perfect sense.

-Flexible childcare                                        

-Cheap and affordable

-Parents are CRB checked

-Not only are you a receiver of childcare, you are also a provider, therefore there is a mutually beneficial win/win relationship.

-You can share with many families, for increased flexibility

-You can amend your profile to reflect your changing circumstances and childcare needs.

-First hand feedback is available.

-Raise funds for your school.  Remember part of your subscription is paid to your childrens school- if they are registered with us.

All this for less than £2 per week for 2 children. So what are you waiting for? Register now and get sharing!

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