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4 Indoor Winter Projects

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While the weather is a little cold and wet for gardening, there are still plenty of jobs to get on with indoors if you are stuck for a way to pass the long winter evenings. Improved warmth, an additional living space or brighter, more cheerful surroundings are all possible with these 4 practical projects.

1. Renovate a Spare Room

Like a large percentage of the population, it’s likely that you have a spare room, and even more likely that you are using it as storage space. This room could become a guest room, gaming room or home gym once cleared out. Any items you wish to keep can be moved to the loft or garden shed. Create space for these in the shed by adding vertical storage in the form of shelves or racking. Why not hire a skip and de-clutter other parts of the home too, so by the time summer arrives you will have more free time to relax in the garden.

2. Bathroom Transformation

Escape the dark and chilly winter days by redecorating your bathroom with warm bright colours turning it into a perfect sanctuary. A more inviting bathroom will make bath time pleasurable at any time of year but especially on cold, grey days. A new bathroom suite can add luxury and elegance with touches like chic and innovative heated towel rails.

3. Effective Lighting

Lighting can be used cleverly throughout the home to create an ambient setting, giving a warming effect. Dimmable lights provide just the right amount of illumination preferred, and you can design your lighting to change the mood of each room.

4. Insulate your Home

Proper insulation will ensure that you and your family are warmer over the winter period and that your fuel bills are lower. Drafts can come in through doors, windows, lofts and chimneys, and a good way to check this is to light an incense stick and hold it up to any suspect areas. Observe how the smoke moves to discover if there are any drafts.

For many home improvement tasks during the colder months, Rhino Plant Hire have a range of Winter Hire tools and machinery, perfect for heating and drying, powering and lighting, and pumping water. They also offer second hand plant for sale, so give them a call on 01277 372 626.

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Free Vehicle Health Checks at Allied Service Centre, Chelmsford

As regular readers of this blog will know, Allied Service Centre is part of the Allied Self Drive Hire site in Chelmsford, Essex. Allied Hire, Chelmsford, have an extensive fleet of cars, vans, minibuses and trucks that are kept in excellent condition by their skilled team of mechanics and vehicle technicians.

chelmsford van hire 2Allied use this experience to offer the full range of garage services to their customers in Essex. Allied mechanics regularly carry our vehicle repairs to clutches & brakes, tyres & exhausts, and service most makes and models of cars, vans, trucks and minibuses.

The Allied Service Centre team know that many of the problems they encounter could have been prevented by regular vehicle health checks. To this end Allied Service Centre, Chelmsford, now offer a free 6 point vehicle health check at their garage on Brockley Road, off Navigation Road, Chelmsford, Essex.

The free health check includes:

  • Checking the battery condition – many roadside recovery calls are made to vehicles with flat or faulty batteries.
  • Checking oil and fluid levels – inadequate oil levels can cause expensive and often irreparable damage to the engine.
  • Checking tyres for pressure, tread and uneven wear – uneven wear can be a sign of misalignment of the wheels or faulty tracking. Low tyre pressure can cause poor car handling and increased fuel consumption.
  • Checking all lights, including headlights, tail lights, reverse lights, brake lights and fog lights – having working lights is a legal requirement on all vehicles.
  • Checking windscreen washers – for car safety.
  • Checking wiper blades – for safety and to prevent damage to the windscreen.

For more information on vehicle servicing, health checks or vehicle rentals in Essex, visit www.chelmsford-van-hire.co.uk/Allied-Service-Centre.htm.