5 Great Reasons To Purchase Frosted Window Films

5 Great Reasons To Purchase Frosted Window Films

Frosted window films have long been a popular investment for all manner of settings, on account of their winning combination of versatility, durability and aesthetic appeal.
What are some of the best reasons to buy them for your own premises?

5 Great Reasons To Purchase Frosted Window Films

1 They enable a more peaceful working environment

Window frosting helps to provide a sense of calm that may otherwise not be the case in an especially busy work setting, by blocking out the hubbub and distractions of the outside world.

2 They give your workers greater privacy

When you apply frosted window films to your workplace’s internal glass walls, windows and doors, your employees will benefit from the greater privacy that will enable them to feel more comfortable in getting on with their work.

However, your staff’s privacy can also be enhanced by frosted films fitted to your external windows if, for example, your building is close to another building from which it is possible to peer into your office.

3 They enhance your building’s appearance Frosted window films can play a key role in ensuring that your workplace looks at its best from both the inside and outside, wooing potential and visiting clients as well as providing your employees with a pleasanter backdrop on which to work.

The right choice of window frosting film, well-fitted, will lend your building a much more sophisticated, elegant and timeless look than blinds or drapes can offer.

4 They make your office safer and more secure The natural effect that frosted window films have of obscuring what can be seen inside your office will prevent any temptation for burglars.

5 They allow in natural light in a non-harmful way It’s well-known just how important it is for humans to be exposed to natural light on a regular basis, but harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays can create a risk to health, as well as damage your workplace’s furnishings and fittings.

Our frosted window films here at Stockfilms give you greater lighting control, allowing natural light to flood into your premises while blocking UV rays.

Peruse the selection of acclaimed frosted window films available at Stockfilms right now, and we are sure that you will be amazed by their incredible assortment of potential applications. Then, call our team – on 020 8441 0449 – for a competitive quote.

The Gnarliest Waves at Nazareé, Portugal: Not For the Faint-Hearted

The Gnarliest Waves at Nazareé, Portugal: Not For the Faint-Hearted

The little Portuguese fishing village of Nazaré is a surfing hotspot during the summer months, but in winter only the real thrill-seekers stick around. One of these is undoubtedly Garrett McNamara, the big wave big boy from the US, who in 2011 broke the record for the biggest wave ever surfed — and he smashed it right here in Nazaré.
Big Names, Bigger Waves

 

This monster wave measured 78 feet and in 2013 McNamara returned to Nazaré where he surpassed his own record, riding an absolute whopper estimated to be 100 feet tall. Later that year, Carlos Burle of Brazil conquered a wave that seemed even bigger, winning international recognition with surfers worldwide.

In 2014 Andrew Cotton from Plymouth followed suit, and is now known as one of the 4 surfers who have ridden the hugest waves around these parts. He started surfing when he was seven, so if you want to check out these waves you’re going to need a lot of practice or some pretty decent surf travel insurance…

Why Such Big Waves?!

Nazaré is such a Mecca for surfers because of its enormous waves, and these waves exist for our adrenaline-fuelled enjoyment thanks to the make up of its ocean floor topography. Just like Hawaii’s Banzai Pipeline, the Tahitian Teahupoo and northern California’s Mavericks (amazing surfing spots any surfer worth their salt know!), Nazaré’s ocean floor boasts a huge underwater gorge.

The Nazaré Canyon stretches 125 miles, starting barely half a mile from the shore and reaching way out into the abyssal plain of the Atlantic Ocean. At 16,000 feet, its unbelievable depth, coupled with its perfect positioning, helps to magnify the waves that approach the Praia do Norte beach in Nazaré. It’s because of this that almost every single day you can bear witness to monster waves up to 4 times the size of those found elsewhere along the coast.

Daredevils and Pros Alike: Surf Travel Insurance is as Essential as Board Wax!

It’s undisputed that tackling these waves is not for the faint of heart. Monster waves often move much faster than others, which forces boarders to get distance from the dangerous, frothy white water as fast as they can.

This kind of surfing is less about aesthetics than its tamer cousin: think extreme sport rather than showy carving, quick cutbacks and pretty floaters. This is about braving the aggro (bad weather), tough conditions and brutal waves while trying to remain upright and avoid reef injuries, wipeout, or even death…

While we wouldn’t recommend big wave surfing to those who aren’t pros, now is a good time to start planning your summer surf trip to enjoy the sun and sea at your (adventurous) leisure! Before you race off to enjoy the surf, travel insurance is a must-buy. Embrace the waves without the fear of monstrous medical bills should anything go wrong. You never know, with a little practice you could even be the next big name to be borne of Nazarés big waves! Surf’s up!

The River Po: a Barger’s Guide

The River Po: a Barger’s Guide

Searching for great river cruises? Italy’s lovely rivers and canals offer tourists a chance to explore the wonders of this beautiful country. When you navigate down the River Po, you can travel through the various Italian natural landscapes, marvelling at unique lagoon islands, gorgeous lakesides flocked with birds and charming Renaissance cities with awe-inspiring architecture.
Length and Route

 

The River Po is a 650-kilometre long stretch of water that will take you from the canal city of Venice to the cultural hotspot of Mantua. Starting in the Venetian Romantic city, you can travel up the river through the Po valley, along the river and the Bianco Canal to San Pietro in Volta, before heading towards Zelo and Governo and finally reaching the lakeside city of Mantua. Along the way, you will encounter both the upper and lower Po plains which are surrounded by the Alps, the Adriatic Sea and the Apennines. You can admire the contrast between the two levels, as the first is a drier landscape with few trees and the second is abundant in water and greenery.

History and Feats of Engineering

The Po River has a very interesting and intricate history. Although it is a bit temperamental, in some places being extremely shallow and in others flooding the landscape, the River Po has enabled centuries of settlers to prosper. It is Italy’s largest waterway and ensured that the region grew into the country’s most important economic area. Its water fed the fields on the bank and led to the flourishing of agriculture. Connecting Turin, Vercelli, Piacenza and Cremona, it was also used as a trade route by the early Mediterranean settlers and later by the Romans too.

This extraordinary river also gave birth to the iconic canals of Venice, as it forms a 100-kilometre long delta which feeds the city’s lagoon. Creating the famous 118 islets, surrounded by 177 canals which host many river cruises, Italy is able to attract many tourists to The Floating City every year. It would not feature its unique architecture of colourful houses built on the ‘submerged forest’ of wooden piles without it. It is also thanks to this legacy that the Po Delta has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Attractions en Route

You can gain brilliant insight into the Roman, Etruscan, Istrian and Byzantine empires by going on Po river cruises. Italy is a treasure trove of culture, with stunning architecture and artworks just waiting to be explored. I’d recommend visiting the beautiful seventeenth-century Villa Ca’Zen. Located on the riverbank, it is a breathtaking stately home where the great Lord Byron courted his muse, Countess Guiccioli, and composed some of his most famous verses. You will also want to explore the city of Mantua, with its neoclassic Palazzo Canossa and the impressive Renaissance dome of the Basilica di Sant’ Andrea. For a bit of musical history, head over to the Teatro Scientifico where the young Mozart first wowed his contemporary with his extraordinary piano skills.

Paul Newman is the Marketing and E-Systems Executive for European Waterways, the UK’s most respected provider of all-inclusive, luxury river cruises and barge holidays throughout Europe. If you’re looking for the most exciting river cruises, Italy is an ideal choice. Part of a team of experienced barging aficionados, Paul is first in line to endorse the perks of a slow-paced barge cruise to anyone looking for a unique holiday experience.

The Finest Vineyards in France: The Wine of Saint-Émilion

The Finest Vineyards in France: The Wine of Saint-Émilion

Part of experiencing of the culture and heritage of any place to is to taste it. In Bordeaux, this means sampling the area’s many rich wines from one of the oldest and largest growing regions. For connoisseurs, Bordeaux is a paradise for enjoying wine tours.
Saint-Émilion is a must-see region for any traveller in search of the finest wine, which is bound to exceed your highest expectations. On board Rosa, you’ll experience a wide range of luxurious flavours, whether it’s a rich and full-bodied red, or a light and aromatic white.

 

UNESCO World Heritage Site

In 1999, Saint-Émilion was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s easy to see why. The history of grape-growing in the region is like no other, as the taste proves. Saint-Émilion, the oldest and largest appellation in Bordeaux, dictates over 5,500 hectares of land to growing grapes.

On board Rosa, you’ll cruise along the Dordogne River, soaking up the sights, smells and tastes of Bordeaux. Learn all about the varieties of wines produced here, from Médoc to the left to the vast selection found on the right bank of the river.

Types of Grape

Two of the most widely grown grapes in Saint-Émilion are the Merlot and the Cabernet Franc. Differing in taste and structure, these varieties have something for every connoisseur’s palate.

Merlot is composed of a rich, full-bodied combination of flavours with hints of plum, blackberries, dark cherries and chocolate, while Cabernet Franc is lighter and floral. The latter has become increasingly popular in recent years, due to its ability to thrive in spite of changes in climate.

Saint-Émilion Soil

Wines vary greatly in this region, which is due in large part to the differences in soil from vineyard to vineyard. For the most part, Grand Cru wines that are produced in this area are grown in soils that are rich in limestone, which can be found in the hills that surround Saint-Émilion. This greatly benefits the grapes, as the soil has vital minerals, such as calcium, that are needed to help vines grow. What’s more, its consistency provides excellent drainage.

Alternatively, the soil around Canon-La-Graffeliére boasts a sandy texture, which produces widely enjoyed and lighter-bodied tipples. When you join one of the many wine tours on offer, you can discover even more about the growing conditions and flavours of the region.

Itinerary Imperatives

When travelling through France, wine tours must be on any itinerary. You’ll be able to wow friends and family back home with your extensive knowledge at dinner parties and events. While on board Rosa, you’ll experience the process of wine-making from the very first grapes harvested to the first sip of a freshly uncorked bottle. You won’t find a more authentic or delicious taste of France anywhere.

Paul Newman is the Marketing and E-Systems Executive for European Waterways, the UK’s most respected provider of all-inclusive, luxury barge holidays. Offering holidays to France and other great destinations, itineraries include wine tours and other cultural and themed activities. Part of a team of experienced barging aficionados, Paul is first in line to endorse the perks of a slow-paced barge cruise to anyone looking for a unique holiday experience.

Preparing Your Furnace for the Winter

Preparing Your Furnace for the Winter

Austin and surrounding areas, it’s almost winter. We know it may not feel like it, but its around the corner, we promise. The oncoming winter means preparing your home and yourself for the change in temperature. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit inside your space should be at the forefront of your preparation. And during the colder months, maintenance and consistent checks of your unit’s furnace is essential. The furnace of any HVAC unit provides warm air flowing, keeping us nice and toasty while indoors. Heating repair and maintenance is very important. Keeping your furnace happy and efficient, ensures your own happiness and efficiency during the colder months ahead. Here are a few tips from us at Alamo Austin Air Conditioning & Heating:
1. Change those dirty filters once a month. Clogged filters can restrict air flow, both warm and cold – thus damaging your unit and reducing efficiency.
2. Set your thermostat. It may sound foolish, but you’d be surprised. Adjusting the settings of your thermostat could reduce your monthly bill and ensure a more efficient warmth.
3. Check your heating vents. Debris surrounding your heating vents obstructs the flow and circulation of warm air indoors. It also increases the risk of fire.
4. Inspect your burners. Ensure that your burners are clean and the surrounding is clear. A blockage of a burner can become quite dangerous, as it leads to an increase of carbon monoxide during start up.

 

Preparing Your Furnace for the Winter
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Need more help with preparing your furnace for winter? Don’t hesitate to give us a call. When it comes to heating repair, Alamo Austin Air Conditioning & Heating is here for you. As experts in the field of all things concerning heating and air conditioning, we’ve got you covered. For the past 11 years we have been providing Austin and surrounding areas with the best air conditioning and heating service. Preparing Your Furnace for the Winter

Our Anti-Fog Window Films Can Help To Tackle Condensation

Our Anti-Fog Window Films Can Help To Tackle Condensation

Window condensation is one of those things that we all have to deal with from time to time. We may wake up on a morning before work and find our car windshield misted up, forcing us to turn on the demisters… or you may have to wipe your bathroom mirror to even see yourself when brushing your teeth.
Nor is condensation just a problem in the domestic space. If you have responsibility for a swimming pool or sauna, for instance, you may have similar issues with glass enclosures becoming misted up, or if you run a retail store or supermarket, the condensation on your shop window or refrigerated display cabinets can be less than convenient.

Our Anti-Fog Window Films Can Help To Tackle Condensation

Say goodbye to misted-up glazing

What is the answer to such problems with condensation? Anti-Fog Window Films like those we provide here at Stockfilms could certainly be useful.

Our anti-fog window films are available in both 100-micron and 50-micron form, and incorporate a special anti-condensation layer that is designed to spread water across the surface of the glazing to which it is applied.

The result can be much-improved visibility for the benefit of both you and anyone else using the glass surface, helped further by the film’s clear and non-tinted nature.

Whichever of our anti-fog window films you choose, it can be applied to most types of glass. Installation is also quick, which makes it a viable alternative to the disruptive and expensive large-scale replacement of existing glazing. During the installation process itself, a protective liner on the face of the film also guards against it becoming scratched.

Experience our anti-fog window films for yourself

Our anti-fog window films can also screen Ultra-Violet (UV) rays to reduce fading to your home, office or other workplace’s interior furnishings. In addition, they are scratch resistant in the face of most non-abrasive window cleaning methods.

However, while our anti-fog window films have helped a wide range of customers to preserve visibility in their home, business or other property’s windows or mirrors, it is also important to note that many factors can cause condensation.

This is why we recommend that the user performs an in-situ trial with the product prior to purchasing. Simply call the Stockfilms team today, on 020 8441 0449, for a quote and to try out our anti-fog Window Films so that you can be sure of them being the right solution for you. Our Anti-Fog Window Films Can Help To Tackle Condensation

Why Would You Need To Invest In Our Tinted Window Films

Why Would You Need To Invest In Our Tinted Window Films

While much of the discussion about window tinting revolves around the tinting of car windows rather than building windows, it is true that Tinted Window Films are often as crucial an addition to the latter as they are to the former, for not dissimilar reasons of privacy, sun protection and style.

 

To give you a deeper appreciation of precisely why you may purchase tinted window films for your building, we thought we’d take you through a quick tour of the options we offer here at Opalux.

Our Grey And Black Tinted Films Are About More Than Privacy

The grey/black window tin ts that are available right now from Opalux can certainly provide varying levels of daytime privacy, with the glass given a low mirror exterior appearance. Why Would You Need To Invest In Our Tinted Window Films

However, these films have various other potential uses, including to enhance the look of a building, control the level of harmful UV rays that are allowed to enter through the window, and provide the vital shade that the building’s occupants may need. Why Would You Need To Invest In Our Tinted Window Films

When you choose a darker shade, meanwhile, you can look forward to exceptional glare control, which is sure to be appreciated by any computer users in your buildings.

Or Discover The Colourful World Of Our Transparent Art Colour Tinted Films

As great as the visual appeal of our grey/black window tints may be for certain types of business, our art colours window films are a very different proposition. They are optically clear and transparent when applied to clear glass, but also come in an assortment of colours so that designers can tint windows in a manner befitting the vibe they wish to give to a certain space.

Such film may be used in an extremely wide range of settings, including classrooms, children’s wards, exhibition displays, stage sets, public buildings, gyms and sports centres, to name just a few.

Finally, we also stock various other optically clear transparent brilliant colour window tints that are supplementary to the art colours range. Such tints as Pastel Rose and Amber are available, and again, settings ranging from gyms, public buildings and restaurants to sports centres, entrances and porticos can be cosmetically enhanced by them.

Opt for Most Useful Poolcleaner Vacuum Throughout

Opt for Most Useful Poolcleaner Vacuum Throughout

A swimming pool may be considered a amazing advantage for all those! Additionally, it Is a location for pleasure or only to devote a superior time together with family relations and close friends and also somewhere to curl up. However, to really make the pool more attractive, it ought to be clean and neat. Fragments will detect its origin in your pool in the event that you own trees on the garden. Dirt, leaves, grass and particles may cause your swimming pool appear nasty and failed, but can block filters or pumps equipment collapse that is reasoning.

Opt for Most Useful Poolcleaner Vacuum Throughout

Why utilize Pool vacuum device?

In the Event You Would like to wash it entirely and also Own a pool, then utilize best pool vacuum cleaner. It gives several benefits. There certainly are lots of tools and equipment fresh their swimming pools. Tools really are bothersome also it takes time to wash out the pool. You need to devote a lot of time and energy to wash out the pool. Car hoover would be the optimal/optimally choice to steer clear of this issue.

Before buy the item, you are able to hunt the web and Check always the robotic pool cleaner reviews readily. This inspection comprises a lot of details in regards to the swimming pool cleaning system, the way to completely clean, when to wash etc., in the event that you obey the testimonials correctly, you also will be aware regarding the purchaser comments in regards to the goods also it work with one to receive exactly the appropriate services and products readily.

Opt for The optimal/optimally product out of numerous

Currently, you’ll find numerous pool cleaner reviews site, internet site on the web. You May visit Those websites or site websites to learn more details. Later Research that is deep throughout the internet, select a solution for you personally personally and purchase Through the internet. It Is Helpful to Clean out the pool and also you May Enjoy the Pool bath readily. Buy it today!

Your Ultimate Guide to Traveling in Morocco

Your Ultimate Guide to Traveling in Morocco

Morocco is a truly magnificent destination with unique culture, history and many places to explore! From kasbah (fort) to the Sahara Desert, nothing will not amaze you and be attracted to this country. Many Moroccans I met were very nice, friendly, and friendly! Not to mention the fascinating places to visit and the low cost of living as well. If you are planning to visit sometime, here are some tips for traveling in Morocco. Your Ultimate Guide to Traveling in Morocco
1. Morocco is an affordable tourist destination. Although with the increasing number of tourists in recent years, it is still a relatively cheap place to visit. You can still find affordable accommodation that is located around the city center and eat cheaply.

2. Ready to bargain. Depending on what you buy, some goods on the streets and local markets can be high but very acceptable to bargain at the best price.

3. If you want to go on a journey like the Sahara Desert, you do not need to book in advance because there are travel agents anywhere that offer such tours. Sometimes, you may find a better deal directly than you do online.

4. Learn some phrases in Arabic (or French). They are the main language of instruction in Morocco. Given the increasing number of tourists there, you should be fine with English. However, knowing some keywords and phrases in Arabic (and French) can be useful when you interact with locals, especially in rural areas.

5. As a Muslim country, Morocco is still bound by religious traditions and norms on how to behave and behave in society. While this is one of the more progressive Muslim countries (especially in terms of women’s status) and more tolerant of tourists, dressing modestly is for your own sake and can save your attention and problems. Also, do not pretend to dress modestly whenever possible. It can risk attracting attention from pickpockets and false guides (wrong). Your Ultimate Guide to Traveling in Morocco

Feel the True Burgundy on your French Cruise Barge

Feel the True Burgundy on your French Cruise Barge

It is impossible to visit France and not be fascinated with its exquisite cuisine. For the French, food is a way of life; The food is much more than just time to eat, but there is time to collect, exchange views and enjoy the delights of well prepared food together.
For this reason food in France is impassable. Expect a casual alcoholic drink – perhaps accompanied by a tempting flavor of entertaining – to produce an excellent three or four course meal complete with wine and cheese.

Visitors who enjoy French barge cruises will find that the pace of the meal reflects the soft flow of water beneath them, and the wines on their tables. Food is part of the culture in France, and eating it is a relaxing exploration of the land. Feel the True Burgundy on your French Cruise Barge

Taste of Burgundy

To really say that you have ‘explored’ the beautiful Burgundy region with your French yacht, you have to spend a lot of time tasting rich and rich dishes and fine wines elegantly wandering the streets and fields. Burgundy is an area where food and wine, sourced from the same rich lotus, is an integral part of the region itself.

Think of a stew full of the flavor of the flesh raised in the field; wine grows in its incessant vineyard; mustard seeds from ripe seeds in the sun; and snails feeding on the famous vines. This is the herb that became the heart of Burgundy cuisine. Feel the True Burgundy on your French Cruise Barge

Dishes to Find

While visitors to France often look forward to excellent ‘French’ food, it’s worth remembering before you leave for a French cruise ship to Burgundy, each region has its own unique cuisine, fed by local flavors and ingredients. However, in the Burgundy case, these ingredients have become so popular in the world that local dishes in the region have become part of what we now consider to be typical French cuisine.

Dishes like Boeuf Bouguignon – where the notorious local red wine combined with Charolais cattle in the region to create a hearty mellow soup full of flavor – has become a popular staple in many French brasseries. Other dishes, such as escargots à la Bourguignonne, are not only made in this region, but depend on local black slugs that are raised and fed on local grape leaves.

You may have seen on the AOC Poulet de Bresse menu, referring to the chicken raised in and around the Bresse in Burgundy. Chicken laying free with rich and soft milk and wheat that likes meat, making it a perfect ingredient for any chicken dish. Combine this chicken with the famous local Dijon mustard and some excellent local Chablis and you will have a feast suitable for a king (or guests traveling on a French yacht). Feel the True Burgundy on your French Cruise Barge

Pairing Wine

Of course, you can not visit Burgundy without trying its most famous exports. From world-renowned Chablis to its beautiful pink and white colors, Burgundy wine is adored all over the world. For locals in the region, beautiful wines are a delicate accompaniment to their flavoursome cuisine. For visitors who pair wine made from grapes grown in vineyards with food produced from the same landscape, Burgundy gastronomy can be a wonderful culinary adventure.

Paul Newman is a Marketing and E-Systems Executive for European Waterways, France’s most respected luxury barge cruiser service provider, and cruise ship barge to other major destinations. Part of an experienced barge team, Paul first queued to support a slow-paced barging cruise facility for anyone looking for a unique holiday experience. Feel the True Burgundy on your French Cruise Barge