• Residents of Dumfries are campaigning to make sure that their community does not lose a vital piece of its identity. Generations have lived in the shadows of the lime trees that grow in Dumfries, and these trees have also become part of so many fond memories. The lime trees are now a permanent feature that identifies with the landscape, and without them it would look so odd to the residents who have over the years become accustomed to their presence. The campaigns are being carried out by the residents of the community so that they can put a stop to the plans made by the council to fell the trees. Residents caught wind of the plans made by the council to fell 10 trees; some of these trees are believed to over 100 years old and demanded proof by measured survey. It is the intention of the council to fell these trees located at the towns play park on Catherine Street for the purpose of developing it for the disabled to use; while it can never be disputed that this is surely a kind and lovely gesture by the council, it does not make it acceptable to do wrong in order to do what is perceived as a greater good. Some residents while protesting against this unprecedented move by the council have expressed dismay at how insensitive the council was to their plight. A resident by the name Robin Wishart, along with neighbours, believes that it would be a shame if the trees which he claims to have played on as a little boy are felled. He claims to have been living in the town for over 60 years and that he has always hoped he will be able to see his grandchildren play on these trees which he, and...
  • November 6, 2018

    What are Concrete Footings Used For?

    When it comes to the question of what do concrete footings do, it is best to start with a clarification of what they are. Concrete footing lies below the structure, normally the foundation as the low part which a building stands that is made of concrete with rebar reinforced poured into dimensional trenches most common foundations are the t- shaped, frost protected and slab on grade, before u go ahead and start concrete footing u need to know the soil bearing capacity where the construction project is located. How concrete footing works: It is wise to work with the experts making sure the foundation is able to with support the overlying load and can handle nature hazards such as tornados, floods, earthquakes etc. Its main specific importance is to hold the whole structure, avoiding sinking into the ground, giving it even distribution for settlement Footing: If either the building is a large size or small size its dimensional footing is of different types; spread or isolated footing, strap footing, combined footing, strip or continuous footing and mat or raft. Thereby bringing attachment of the walls and floors to its stability joining them together to prevent separation, it is relevant especially in troubled grounds. Incise your planning to build or undergoing a construction you should put more time, attention, focus and money into the foundation enabling a leveled surface without distress over the soil movements to avoid simple mistakes which may turn out to be the worst nightmare over some time. A properly established foundation resists movement of the building keeping it out of coldness to be safe and secure to the occupants from disasters, without the support of a foundation any building will demolish or fall while the strength of a foundation will be crucial for a successful project What...
  • Location, Location, Location star and Property expert Phil Spencer has denounced some councils for their infringement of land search delay targets and for the great differences in costs that face homebuyers. The property guru criticized the unjustifiable minefield” that face homeowners in a couple of areas as studies revealed that 20% of councils are violating homebuyer’s rights in completing property searches by breaching search targets nationally. Property searches, which is a very easy task that only covers aspects of environmental checks and planning. It takes at least 10 days for it to be completed. It only takes minutes to finish the task, but a council employee is required to search database so it causes huge delays. Studies and research made by the property expert site Move iQ which is co-founded by the star Phil Spencer exposed council’s delays and expensiveness. Move iQ researchers revealed that the search is on more than 326 local authorities, the council of the district of Stratford comes last at the best councils. It has the worst delay of 95 days to do a standard search. While across England, the typical council property finder services complete the search in just three days. the research exposed a huge disparity up to 658% in the fees that local authorities charge. (78%) which is 4 out of 5 of the council authorities charge at least £100 for a basic land search. The other 20 % of local councils charge at least £150. There are cheaper councils like Wakefield which is The cheapest and charges only £44. Not only is it the cheapest but also only takes one day to finish, whereas councils like Fulham and Hammersmith charges £333.50 which already absurd, and makes homebuyers wait for at least 20 days. one of the expensive councils is Brent. It comes...
  • The new health suite at the Baysgarth Leisure Centre was officially opened by the city council after an investment of £80,000. The new modern health suite is located next to the pool and has a sauna for eight people and a steam bath for six people with a cold shower. This health suite, built by expert sauna suppliers, will complement the £ 1.5m plans to turn the Baysgarth Leisure Centre into a community facility with a range of services under one roof. This is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2019. The regular use of saunas and steam baths has many health benefits. A room used for heat or dry heat sessions is called a sauna. It has warm and humid temperatures inside that can reach more than eighty degrees. These high temperatures cause the transpiration of the body. The bathrooms can be taken by steam. These are hot steam baths and generate water vapour through the use of a humidification steam generator. This steam spreads throughout the body and this causes sweat. The temperature in the steam baths varies between 43 degrees Celsius and 46 degrees Celsius. These facilities can be found in places of recreation and at home. Its use is for rest and therapy. Both result in the body sweating in a short time. Body and mind relax when a person regularly uses a sauna and a steam bath. The mind is rejuvenated and refreshed by this relaxation. The hormones of excessive stress are burned and therefore the mind is cleansed. When used before sleep, healthy and restorative sleep is induced. Its regular use also helps people with respiratory problems. Steam removes allergens and mucus from the lungs. The intake of colds is also minimized. There is an improvement in the movement of the...