Apr 22 2015

Make your special day, a day to remember

Marquee Hire Surrey pride themselves in ensuring that your wedding day will be just perfect knowing how important the day is to you. With over 20 years in the industry and leaders in marquee hiring they have a vast amount of experience combined with expertise makes them a dynamic team always coming up with new ideas and enhancing their skills and product range.

If you are getting married and wishing for that very special fairy tale wedding speak to them for the best advice on wedding marquees hire available.

Some ideas that caught my eye on their site:

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Marquee hire, rustic, vintage

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Why not have a Chinese hat marquee for a small reception area? Or make the marquee individual with our huge range of coloured roof overlays, linings and swags? Black Starcloth over the dance floor? The possibilities are endless. We can make the marquee as grand or as simple as you like. One of our advisors would be delighted to come and visit you with our portfolio to discuss your requirements.

I have also decided to share an interesting article I found on their website:

HOW DO WE DELIVER A RELIABLE POWER SUPPLY TO THE MARQUEE?

A recent large electrical fire in London, brought the importance of the provision of power for any marquee hire to the forefront of our minds here at JF & Trafalgar Marquee Hire.

The correct provision of power for any event, and outdoor event involving marquee hire is crucial. It is also often an area that is overlooked, and one that is brushed to the side.

Whilst this may be the case, it does not solve the issue of providing the correct supply for the demand in the marquee. Not only can this lead to serious health and safety implications (it’s worth noting that we are members of our industry body MUTA). It could also seriously impact the smooth running of you event. Not to mention, the worst case scenario, plunging it into darkness.

At JF & Trafalgar Marquees we would much rather focus on the event itself and its positive outcome, helping you on your way to deliver an amazing, and unforgettable experience (for all the right reasons). To that end, electrical supply is one of the key factors we discuss and advise our clients on. To ensure your exacting requirements are met, we use qualified and registered (17th edition) electricians for power installations in our marquees. They are consulted from concept to delivery and updated on the life cycle of your event, taking into account any changes that may occur, regardless of how large or small these may be.

On larger functions and events, involving significant cabling and distribution, we often supply an onsite standby electrician in addition to our standard 24hr call out facility. Should you be curious about how we do what we do, an example of such an event, can be seen here (where we supplied, a mains generator, standby and standby electrician, along with all cabling, sockets, and lighting).

The type of power supply we recommend and install, depends on the equipment and requirements from services in and around the marquee. Typically, this takes the form of a mains installation from the house or nearest building; this may be 32amps or up to 63amp three phase. Once the supply is taken from the house/building or generator, it is fed to a temporary distribution board within the marquee or catering/services area and then distributed to all relevant areas of the marquee. This could include catering areas, band, DJ, bars etc.

In addition we also offer a full generator hire service, should it not be possible to access mains electricity. Alternatively a generator can be hired simply as a standby (we supply these with automatic changeover) should the main generator or mains power fail.


Apr 20 2015

Knowall IT Support and Management

 

Keeping up to date with technology and ensuring your company’s IT systems are up to date is crucial in the smooth running of any company. Demanding working environment irrelevant of the core business demands that technology is always available and effective.

Many companies let their technology become out dated, then find themselves in a position of spending hundreds of thousands of pounds getting systems up to date.

Knowall IT is 100% customer focused and a niche Cloud and Unified Communications provider. Focused on the provision of tailored, secure and hi-performance hosted services to UK based organisations with a global reach. Understanding organisations requirements do vary they build bespoke tailored environments for each of their clients.

Their enterprise private cloud platform is owned and managed by Knowall IT and hosted in secure, ISO 27001 certified, Tier 3 UK data centres, enabling them to guarantee every environment built will be faster, more resilient and more secure than previous systems employed by clients.

Every environment built for their clients is ring fenced from other customers to ensure 100% security. There are many Benefits of Hosting Applications in the Cloud, ask Knowall IT for more information.

Keeping up to date with technology can be overwhelming when its not your core business, however, IT is essential to run your business. Knowall IT manage hundreds of small to medium enterprises, their engineers keep up to date with technology at all times.

Knowall ITs Ad-Hoc IT Support contracts are designed to support either an onsite IT Manager with 2nd and 3rd line engineers or designed for smaller organisations that do not rely on too much IT.

The Ad-Hoc contract, as opposed to paying per incident, gives you preferential rates and the same SLAs as our Full IT Support service.

  • 24×7 Telephone & Remote Support
  • Emergency Engineers – Onsite within 1 hour
  • Onsite Visits for Critical Issues
  • 99.9% SLAs
  • Monthly Reporting

Remote Support

  • 24×7 Telephone & Remote Support
  • Professional and Highly Experienced

Site Visits

  • Re-Active Onsite Visits For Critical Issues
  • Onsite Within an Hour – London Based

Software Support

  • General user applications, including Microsoft Suites, Sage, Maximiser, Access Accounts, Solid Works, Photoshop, Entourage, Mac mail, to name but a few
  • Microsoft operating systems 2003/2008
  • Active Directory | Exchange 2003/2007

Service Level Agreements

  • 1 Hour response to any user related issues
  • 15 Minute response to any critical issue
  • Immediate despatch of engineers for critical issues – onsite within the hour
  • 24×7 Support available

Pay as You Go IT Support can be used for one off incidents or on a retainer basis for preferential pricing and service levels.

  • Telephone, Remote and email support – from £60 Per Hour
  • Onsite Visits from £70 Per Hour

 


Apr 17 2015

Design the wedding of your dreams….

DIY Marquees have the largest range of marquees for sale in the UK, they offer honest and valuable advice for anyone who want to buy a marquee. Their friendly team have years of experience and expertise in the marquee industry, so whether you are wanting to start your own marquee hire business or would like to host corporate events or special occasion event hire such as wedding functions, DIY Marquees will give your the best advice around.

DIY Marquee range of Party tents for sale  can be used for lots of different functions from weddings and formal events to garden parties and BBQ’s, their final appearance is entirely governed by the accessories you buy. For more formal functions you can buy flooring and linings for your party tent marquee or for less formal events you can decorate the party tent yourself using balloons or decorative ribbons. Whilst all marquees may look the same from the outside it is how you design the interior that personalises the party tent marquee.

Erecting marquees on hard standing

Our DIY Marquees like most Commercial Marquees for sale are quality ones that can be erected on hard standing. There is the small issue of how to anchor the marquee down (answer: longer tie downs to a nearby soft surface, bolting or use heavy weights) but otherwise it is easily done.

There is one small issue which you should make your customer aware of and that is what happens when it rains. If a patio normally floods in heavy rain, a marquee won’t stop that occurring. If the hard standing has a slope then water may try to flow through the marquee.

The risks of this happening are usually very slight and whilst it’s worth mentioning to customers it’s not worth going overboard or scaremongering about it. If the forecast is bad there are some solutions:

  • Wooden floor throughout – this raises the floor up so the water passes under. The best solution but also by far the most expensive and most work.
  • sandbags or similar round the perimeter of the marquee.
  • strips of carpet underneath the groundbars – this was suggested to me recently by a marquee hire company and I think it’s an excellent and resourceful idea. Strips of old carpet rolled up and then squashed underneath the groundbars cuts out all but torrential rain from making its way in to the marquee.

Apr 15 2015

dblo associates work on residential projects across London and surrounding areas

DBLO Associate Architects are a team of highly qualified architects London setting up an architectural and development practice in 1999 based in West London who have worked on some well-known residential and commercial projects throughout London. dblo are known for their innovative, creative and adventurous style.

A whole new look, a whole new feel is the difference dblo Associates residential architects London can make to your home or work place. They are a highly adaptable studio comprising of consultants working collectively as a team to ensure that only the highest service and quality is delivered to their clients.

Dblo Associates believe that the quality of our surrounding have a direct influence on the quality of our lives, whether in public, the work place, or the home. dblo associates is an organisation dedicated to creating and enhancing value through design and believe that projects should deliver quality, cost-effectively and on programme.

dblo associates work on residential projects across London and the surrounding areas, providing detailed and innovative solutions.

Commercial – the quality and design of the working environment is critical to the well-being and productivity of staff and for conveying a corporate ethos.

Public Sector – creative design and high-quality construction enhances the environment and the community giving a sense of place and responsibility.

Find dblo Associates at this years Grand Designs Live London from the 2 – 10th May 2015 and discuss making your dream home or office a reality

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Apr 8 2015

RUMM is “Your Best Energy Management Option”

Pic1 RUMM Establishes Exciting Partnership with Turbine Efficiency for Spanish Opportunity

RUMM Energy Management Solutions UK are a team of passionate individuals who are progressive in their approach making them one of the leaders in Business energy reduction.

They are constantly partnering with large corporate companies who are equally passionate about reducing energy consumption and saving money. RUMM use leading edge technology and committed to the environment making sure they play their part in this changing world.

RUMM have begun working with Turbine Efficiency Power Services Limited, who specialise in providing electrical power solutions globally.  The company is progressive and fast growing and has developed a holistic approach to the power needs of its customers.

With Turbine Efficiency looking after the energy supply side for their customers, RUMM will concentrate on reducing the amount of energy consumed by the user.

The first opportunity to develop a Supply & Demand offering with Turbine Efficiency has been at a large chemical manufacturing facility in Barcelona (pictured above).  Following an extensive site study (in the January sun!) a full analysis will be undertaken by both companies to understand how much the customer could benefit from a joint Supply & Demand Side Management approach.

RUMM are very pleased to be linked to such a progressive company as Turbine Efficiency. We are excited by the business prospects and customer benefits that should result from this offering.

Enjoying some winter sun is to be welcomed too!

Click here Business energy reduction UK to find out more about how RUMM can assist your company


Dec 19 2014

DIY Marquees recently did a case study with amazing results

DIY Marquees for sale give fantastic advice to ensure their customers’ requirements are taken into consideration and often on a tight budget. They will give the best possible advice ensuring your party or function is a complete success. Whether you would like a garden party, wedding, Christmas party you will be sure to get the help you require. DIY Marquees have some affordable pop up marquees for sale.

Case study: Mr Jones wants to cover as much of his garden with marquees as possible

We recently had a visit by a Mr Jones, he was planning a party and wanted to extend his house in to the garden using marquees. This is a pretty common scenario for marquee hire companies especially during the winter months.

Mr Jones came in with a diagram of his garden with the marquees he thought he need, two 4x6m marquees, one 3.6×3.6m pagoda and one walkway:

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The garden is not easy as it’s a very funny shape and on the surface this looks to do the job. My concerns were:

  • Weathering to the house would be difficult. The 4x6m marquee against the house should at least be a 6x4m one for ease of weathering. A pagoda is sloped on all 4 sides and so difficult to weather against a house.
  • There would be many joins. This is not a problem regarding weatherproofing with our guttering kits but it can be a hindrance to party atmosphere and circulation. The risk is the end 4x6m marquee would feel cut-off and under-used (note if this layout went ahead a good suggestion would be to put the food and/or drink in this 4x6m to ensure it is used).
  • Walkways are ideal for connecting marquees together but in this scenario you aren’t really gaining any useable space by having the walkway in the middle there. It’s a bit like a sideways corridor.

So having explained all of this I suggested an alternative approach, a 4x12m marquee and a 4x4m marquee on the side:

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  • This is much easier to weather against the house (both marquees would have their flat gables towards the house)
  • There is only one join and it is much easier to weather the two marquees side by side
  • You have a larger main area for the guests to circulate.

Note that in this example Mr Jones is actually ending up with slightly less of his garden covered and my alternative option is cheaper than his original suggestion. I can however guarantee that this second idea will be an improvement on the atmosphere and circulation of the party.

As mentioned in other articles I would still recommend having the food and drink out in the marquee (maybe at the far end). People (especially blokes) linger by the bar, having the food and drink outside guarantees the marquees are used fully and everyone doesn’t end up in the kitchen.


Dec 17 2014

What are the benefits of cloud computing?

Are you looking to reduce costs in your business and not sure where to start? Do you want to increase productivity in your organisation?

Knowall IT will assist your company to convert to Cloud Computing London effortlessly so you will never look back. They offer leading London Cloud Solutions which is affordable, scalable with built in redundancy; and are here to support your journey to the cloud.

What is Cloud Computing?  The Knowall Cloud Computing is a solution that delivers email and data directly to your PC desktop or web browser while still using local applications. As leading London Cloud Providers Knowall IT have the latest innovative technology.

How is this possible? Knowall IT has their own server which houses clients email, data and applications on their high availability cloud platform. This server is co-located in a 3 tier data centre outside of London.

Benefits of Cloud Computing?

There are many benefits to your organisation or company by converting to Cloud Computing. It is an affordable solution reducing costs in your organisation and delivers better customer service. Your business will run more efficiently concentrating on the core business functions.

With Platform as a Service, Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service Knowall IT has solutions for everyone.

The options might seem over whelming, don’t feel you are alone. Speak to Knowall IT the experts in Cloud Solutions assisting many clients. They use innovative technology thus making your life simple and your company to run more efficiently.


Dec 13 2014

Marquee Hire will transform any marquee into the dream venue

Dreamy blissful fairy tale wedding … is this something that dream are made of or can your dreams become reality? Well with Marquee Hire they will make YOUR DREAMS come true! They have assisted hundreds of people over the many years in marquee hire and function organising making sure there thoughts go from dreams to reality.

It is possible to have a fairy tale wedding in the middle of winter or a winter wonderland wedding in the middle of summer or how about a traditional wedding?  How is this possible you might be asking yourself? Well the flexibility of hiring a marquee allows you to have the freedom to have exactly what you would like.

The décor and huge selections of  winter marquee hire make this possible. Marquee Hire will transform any marquee into the dream venue. So be it traditional marquees or one of their unusual designs they have something to suite everyone and every budget.

 

 


Dec 8 2014

RUMM experts in energy saving solutions

An Industry first as RUMM employs a Low Carbon Psychologist

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Phil Griffiths (pictured 2nd from left) has joined RUMM following the completion of his research on Low Carbon Behaviour with the University of South Wales.

RUMM Energy Management Services was the first company to measure how much energy can be saved through “non-technical” or “behaviour” measures in an industrial or commercial setting. It came as a shock to a technology focussed business that non-technical savings were usually greater than technical savings. It became apparent that this area needed to be understood to minimise energy savings in the workplace and led to the sponsoring of research projects into Behavioural Science at the University of South Wales.

Phil’s research included a behavioural intervention at the Trostre works of TATA Steel which achieved a controlled and significant improvement in energy performance resulting in substantial financial savings and reduced carbon emissions.

We believe that Phil is the first Low Carbon Psychologist appointment anywhere – which is perhaps appropriate as we believe RUMM is the first company to isolate and measure the magnitude of behavioural savings due to accurate metering technology and IBASS software as a means of measuring outcomes. This is an appointment which can help deliver more energy savings for RUMM’s current and future customers.

Phil is pictured with left of picture Steve Lloyd (RUMM) and his academic supervisors at University of South Wales Jim Handley and Steve Thomas. Reduce Business Energy Consumption today with RUMM and their expert team.


Dec 7 2014

dblo enhance value through design

dblo architects Kensington are a group of highly experienced and creative individuals who are passionate about creating and enhancing value in the organisation and working environment through design. They firmly believe in creating a design so beautiful that employees will be excited about their working environment and therefore add value to the organisation.

dblo architects London Bridge are innovative and simply brilliant at their job. So if you are wanting to build a new home or office ask the design experts for their advice and assistance speak to the professionals with years of experience, talented team of individuals. dblo associates make a huge impact in the architecture, interior design and development arena in London. This team of individuals each bring creativity ideas, talents and experience to the projects they are entrusted with.

If value through design is what your company requires, get in touch with dblo associates.