Advantages of using steel balustrades over other materials

Balustrades are mostly used in offices and homes throughout the world. They are made from different products including stainless steel, aluminum etc. The main advantage of stainless steel balustrades is that they are extremely strong and durable. The stainless steel handrails for stairs cannot easily crumble, fracture, warp or bend.

They are also ideal for home decoration since they are available in various styles. They can fit with any modern decorative design of a home since they are savvy and very graceful. Therefore, if you are looking for a home decoration purpose, these handrails are meant for you.

Handrails also give your home the support it needs. What makes them strong is the fact that iron is their main component. Wood and concrete are mixed in to add volume. They are mostly employed in balconies, porches, staircases and terraces.

They mainly have steel railings connected to handrails. There are horizontal and vertical stainless steel stair railing which can be connected to a bottom rail with the bottom rail attached to the floor.benefits of stainless steel balustrades

Railings can last for a long time since they are made of quality materials. You should select railings made from materials that can resist both rust and corrosion. Stainless steel balustrades have all these features. This will make the process of cleaning and maintenance easier.

You can have steel balustrades designed according to your specifications and you can choose any shape you like. They can gel very well with any architectural designs and can be molded into any shape.

Glass and timber can be used to ornament the railings. Adding glass to the balustrades can enhance the beauty and elegance of your home. Timber or wood are also used in stair balustrades. Timber acts as the handrails while steel acts as the railings.

It is not very easy to install a balustrade. There are very many things you need to take into consideration including materials used, usage and design. To ensure that everything goes on as planned, measurements should be taken properly. All the requirements must be taken care of to ensure that proper installation is done.

Stainless steel balustrades are the best in terms of beauty, security and other requirements. They are durable and cost effective. They can also be customized depending on your requirements and also easy to install. They can be used to add value to any indoor or outdoor setting.

By reading this article, you will be able to understand how important it is using steel balustrades.

Creating an Office Relocation Action Plan

If you want a smooth and successful office relocation, consider writing an action plan to help you. Action planning will help you define the objectives about your new office location, facilities, and office space requirements.

This is why setting aside some time before you begin your relocation project. Action planning is very important as it will help you maximize the opportunity and give your business the best it deserves.

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Below is a quick guide to help you build your office relocation plan:

Scope out the big picture

Start your action plan by scoping out the big picture. This may include a general summary of what you want to accomplish with the relocation project, assumptions, timeline, budget, potential risks and any issues that may arise.

Break out the smaller tasks

You are now done with the first part. It is now time to add more detail. It is a good idea to use the Office Move Checklist as your master task list. This will outline all the actions or tasks you need to complete before, after and during your office relocation.

You may have to add to this Checklist depending on the personal circumstances. To avoid forgetting any task, write them down as soon as they come into your mind.

Prioritize

Prioritize your list by putting things of an important nature or urgent first. The task of finding new office space is essential for example and may take some time. Therefore, such a task needs to be moved up the list.

In the same way, any new equipment you need for your new office such as PCs, furniture, phone lines, business phones, data cables etc may have long lead times. Therefore, you have to prioritize these things by putting them on top of your list to avoid missing any deadlines. Make sure to communicate these priorities clearly with your office moving company.

Delegate & Collaborate

An effective action plan needs a clear input and support from teammates. In your Office Relocation Project Team, decide who is responsible for each task, give it a deadline stating when it should be completed and update your Office Move Checklist to guide and manage the workflow. Whether you move from Nelspruit to Rustenburg, or Pretoria to Cape Town, a office move checklist will stand you in good stead.

Increasing the value of your home: The role your lawn plays

One of the first hings any potential buyer notices about your Pretoria home, is the garden. A well-kept lawn creates a great first impression. Any real estate agent worth his salt will tell you the first impression is often when the sale is made.

What to do when your house is on the market, and your lawn isn’t looking great?

Instant lawn is a great option for home owners that want a lush green carpet of grass in double quick time. There are other options, like sowing and artificial grass. Sowing can take up to 4 months to properly settle, and needs constant attention, careful mowing and regular watering. Artificial grass might look great at first glance, but it is very expensive to install. You might even require landfill which will increase the price even further. A Pretoria instant lawn provider can have a new lawn installed and looking great in a matter of days.

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Instant lawn is quick to install, and looks great within a week or two of installation. You will have to water regularly initially, but the lawn will settle within the first month and you can go back to watering 2-3 times per week.

Instant lawns are also natural, and present a number of benefits including:

  • Acts as filter for water and dust
  • Prevents erosion
  • Captures greenhouse gasses, and uses them effectively to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Works as a natural air conditioner by preventing the sun from baking the ground
  • Reduces noise pollution
  • Forms a natural fire break

Natural lawns can also be therapeutic. Imagine sitting in a lush green garden with vibrant flowers and active birdlife. Nothing gets more soothing than that!

For those who live in Pretoria particularly, our lawns form a large part of our life. We enjoy recreational activities on our lawns, kicking the ball around, playing cricket with the family, or throwing the frisbee.

Real grass is much more suited to the typical Pretoria outdoor lifestyle, as it will absorb impact when falling, as well as cushioning your fall and provides much better traction when barefoot.

If you care about our planet, and want to create a safe and fun play area for your family, instant lawn will create a great first impression of your home. Give your local landscaper a call, and ask what they can do for you. And as improving the value of your home, there is nothing more effective and environmentally friendly.

Informative Sectional Title course released

Sectional title is a complex subject that many people don’t quite understand; it has become evident that there is a need for additional training in the sectional title arena. Paddocks is proud to announce the launch of the Short Learning Programme (SLP) initiative – a series of part-time online short courses that have been designed to increase the competence of sectional title service providers and in this way promote a higher standard of service to sectional title bodies corporate.

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The short courses are approved by the University of Cape Town, Professional Development Project of the Faculty of Law, UCT (Law@Work) and result in a certificate issued from the University of Cape Town.

The SLP series of part-time short courses will all be four weeks in length, covering four modules. Students will be tested with weekly multiple-choice quiz assignments. A new presentation of the course will commence every six weeks. As a result, students can start studying when it suits them. The new initiative will be launched with the presentations of the UCT (Law@Work) Sectional Title Meetings short course and the UCT (Law@Work) Sectional Title Sales and Transactions short course. There are several more courses in the pipeline.

All learning will be conducted through the Paddocks Learning Website. Students on the course will be able to ask questions of the course instructors and receive administrative support from the Paddocks team. Students will be able to download comprehensive course notes, watch videos and ask questions on the practical application of the particular course material.

The SLPs have been designed on the wave of success that Paddocks experienced with the Kwiksta courses – where students were able to sign up to complete short courses in a 30-day period and complete the course material at their own pace, but without support. The courses were quite popular, but we believe the added support and the UCT approval will provide added benefit to the sectional title industry.

Law applicable to scheme management is under constant review and it is therefore imperative to keep up-to-date. This SLP aims to educate the busy sectional title industry and help build the level of knowledge and skills in this industry to a platform that all can be proud of.

When dealing with Stillbay Homes, you can rest assured that all our representatives have completed the Sectional Title course.

Choosing the right garage door repair company

The boring old garage door doesn’t usually get a mention when talking about increasing the value of your home. In fact, it is never spoken of, until a garage door repair is imminent. We open and close it a couple of times a day. Rushing out in the morning, and returning home after a long day, we don’t think twice about the garage door when opening and closing it.

garage door repairWhen a garage door breaks down, it can wreak havoc on our lives. Imagine having to unload the groceries, or even worse, your newborn in the rain because of a broken garage door. In Pretoria, the garage door also plays a vital role in your security and safety.

Plenty of home have garage doors that open up right onto the street. This means that your garage door forms part of your first line of defense. Imagine arriving home after dark, and the garage door won’t open. This would put your loved ones at risk.

Choosing a reputable garage door repair company in Pretoria is a vital step in ensuring you don’t have to deal with this too often. From wooden doors (like Meranti) to aluminium doors (like Aluzinc), all automated garage doors will require some maintenance and perhaps repairs over a period of time. This is to be expected, when taking into account the amount of times the average garage door is opened and closed. A garage door is a heavy object, and a powerful garage door motor is required to open and close. This puts a lot of stress on the garage door parts, and the resultant wear and tear can lead to doors jamming and getting stuck.

Next time you open and close your garage door, don’t take it for granted. Make sure to check all the springs, the motor and other moving parts to ensure you do proactive maintenance instead of reactive repairs. At Stillbay Homes we recommend using a online business directory to find a reputable company to help with the repair of your garage door..