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Plasterboard Fixings:

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A Comprehensive Guide to Plasterboard

Plasterboard fixings, often referred to as wall anchors or drywall anchors, are essential components in securing plasterboard or drywall to various surfaces. These fixings serve a crucial role in ensuring stability and longevity in wall installations. But what exactly are they, and why are they important?

Plasterboard fixings come in various forms, including plastic anchors, toggle bolts, and specialised screws. They are designed to provide a secure attachment point for screws or nails when fastening objects to plasterboard. Unlike traditional masonry or wood walls, plasterboard has a relatively fragile composition, making it prone to damage if not properly supported.

The primary use of plasterboard fixings is in construction and interior design. They enable the installation of shelves, cabinets, mirrors, and other fixtures onto plasterboard walls without the risk of them falling off. Additionally, these fixings are indispensable in hanging artwork, TVs, and other heavy objects securely.

Benefits of Using Plasterboard Fixings

One of the key benefits of plasterboard fixings is their versatility. They can be used in various wall materials, including concrete, brick, and metal stud partitions, making them ideal for different construction scenarios. Moreover, they are relatively easy to install, requiring only basic tools and minimal effort.

However, there are also some drawbacks to consider. Plasterboard fixings may not provide as much holding power as traditional wall anchors in solid materials like concrete or brick. Overloading a plasterboard fixing can lead to wall damage or even failure, necessitating careful consideration of weight limits.

The importance of using the correct fixings for plasterboard cannot be overstated. Using inappropriate fixings or failing to install them correctly can compromise the structural integrity of the wall and pose safety risks. It’s crucial to select fixings based on the weight and nature of the objects being mounted and to follow manufacturer recommendations for installation.

In conclusion, plasterboard fixings play a vital role in securely attaching objects to plasterboard walls. While they offer versatility and ease of installation, it’s essential to be mindful of their limitations and to use them correctly to ensure safe and durable wall installations.

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Vehicle Immobiliser

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Investing in an aftermarket vehicle immobiliser offers you robust protection against potential car thieves and criminals. As well as being a deterrent, it can also help reduce insurance premiums for high-value vehicles.

Installing security systems such as vehicle immobilisers or GPS car trackers are effective to lessen the chance of vehicle theft or damage.

How Can I Tell If My Car Has A Vehicle Immobiliser?

If your car was manufactured in the UK after October 1998 – it is likely to have a factory-fitted immobiliser. This can be double checked in the vehicle handbook or confirming with the seller/mechanic.

However, a factory fitted immobiliser is a standard feature the thieves have learnt to override and therefore can often outsmart to steal your vehicle. Aftermarket vehicle immobilisers such as the Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser are a great option using a disarm sequence inside the vehicle before the engine will start. This means that even if thieves manage to get hold of your keys, as the sequence is only known by the driver, they won’t be able to drive away.

As well as the added benefit of potentially lower insurance renewals, you will have full peace of mind that your valuable vehicle will be safe.

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Eddy Current Separators

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The purpose of an Eddy Current separator is to separate nonferrous metals from waste that comes from various shredded metals. It is used to recycle the metal in all its different forms.

The name Eddy current separators come from using eddy currents to do the separating.

The Eddy current separator was invented in 1984… by a gentleman called Hubert Juillet, a French thermodynamical. Eddy currents can be used in energy meters, vehicle speedometers, vending machines, and free fall devices.

The metals that can be split by the Eddy current separators are copper, brass, zinc, and aluminium. These machines are super sensitive and can detect defects of 0.5mm, they can detect through several layers.


Eddy current testing is a non-destructive method used to detect flaws, material and coating thickness and measurements.

There is another method that may be used, this is called ultrasonic testing, this is a good choice for assessing corrosion, sizing of walls and thicker forms of welding.

Eddy current separators are not cheap and can start at £35,000 upwards to £160,000. They will have an adjustable magnetic rotor, allowing you to influence the moment of the launching of the non-ferrous metals.

You can also get mobile Eddy current separators, these are easy to install, quick and efficient. The mobile Eddy current separators have separating NF particles of 5-200+mm and can actually do a combined separation of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

For the continuous removal of non-ferrous metal parts, you would use a more industrial type of Eddy Current Separator. These will usually have a belt width of 600-2000 mm, a very high magnetic force on the belt surface and an adjustable magnetic field.


Top 3 Vintage Cars To Hire

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Choose the Best Vintage Car Hire for Your Wedding

The day has arrived, the day most women have been dreaming and have planned since they were a young girl. Yes, it’s time to plan your wedding day. A venue needs to be arranged, invites sent, food ordered, and many more different aspects need to be organised to get your special day planning on a roll including your wedding car hire. With everything going on during the manic preparation before your wedding day, you just want your wedding transport hire to be quick and easy whilst also accommodated to your every requirement and providing vintage car hire that will complement the rest of your day and your theme.

No matter if you’re are a petrol head or not a brides wedding day should be nothing less than perfect including the vintage car hire that is chosen. Every bride wants to arrive at their wedding in a style which everyone will remember and live in your memory on the most special day of your life and the vintage wedding car options available will be sure to turn head and draw everyone’s attention. In this article, we have tried to make the panic of wedding preparation even easier by compiling a list of our most popular and recommended vintage car hire. Below are the 3 most elegant and luxurious vintages cars that will be sure to make any wedding the most memorable day of your life.

3 Most Popular Vintage Car Ideas

The choice of vintage car hire available to people is extensive but here are the most popular wedding cars that we would recommend to the happy couple to make their wedding day extra special.

Aston Martin DB6 Volante

Firstly, and what a car to start with, we have the Aston Martin DB6 Volante and it is quite simply beautiful demonstrating the brilliance of English engineering. Quite simply if it is good enough for Prince William and Kate to use as there wedding transport it is good enough for us. However, there is one downside if you are looking for Aston Martin to be your vintage car hire of choice. With only 216 of the DB6 Volante on the market today it might prove to be one of the more expensive options.

Aston Martin DB6 Volante

Beauford Classic

This 30’s styled vintage vehicle has been specifically designed to be the perfect wedding car and is also known as the fairy tale car. The Beauford is designed to be customisable with a huge variety of colours options to match any wedding theme or colour scheme.

Beauford Classic

Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

One of the most popular options when looking into vintage car hire for your wedding day is the luxurious Rolls Royce silver cloud. Stunning and sleek lines, elegant and relaxing interior plus so many more features that come with the prolific reputation of Rolls Royce. If this is your preferred wedding car of choice you will be sure to make a statement when you arrive.

Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud

Credit Problems

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Some people find themselves with credit problems. These can be caused by not paying parking tickets or speeding fines. Also if you are behind in paying your utility bills this can affect and cause you to get a low credit score, which will cause you problems when trying to get a mortgage or car on finance.

You can sort credit problems yourself, by following these 5 easy steps:

  1. Figure out where you stand, write everything down so you know exactly what you owe.
  2. Try and pay off your credit card balances as soon as possible.
  3. Do not apply for any more credit cards or new credit anywhere
  4. Going forward to pay all your bills on time and do not miss any payments
  5. Check and double-check, if you find any errors dispute them

If you are really struggling with credit problems, and you cannot deal with it alone get some advice, We would suggest the Citizens advice, you can pop in and see them…contact them via email or by phone, there will be on-hand experts to help you with all of your credit problems.

Try and avoid any debt or loan companies that advertise on TV or in newspapers, these companies are not there to sort your credit problems, they are there to make money out of you. In the short term, your payments may become lower, in the long run, you will end up paying over the odds, so do not go near them and avoid them at all costs.

Always remember you are not alone, you are not the only person in debt. There are lots of people in the same situation if not worse. There are various debt forums that you can share experiences and chat to other people who are in the same situation as you, offering support to each other can help relieve the stress of credit problems and help you to understand that you are not alone.

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Credit problems




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Redundancy is a form of dismissal from your job, it can happen when employers (for various reasons) need to reduce their workforce.

Your employer should use a fair and objective way of selecting people for redundancy, the methods usually used are: last in, first-out (employees with the shortest length of service are selected first) asking for anybody that may want redundancy (self-selection/voluntary redundancy) or an employer may go on disciplinary records.

There are many reasons you cannot be selected for, your redundancy could then be classed as unfair dismissal, and these may include: Gender, marital status, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

If you are being made redundant you could be eligible for things such as: Redundancy pay, a notice period, a consultation with your employer, an option to move into a different role or time off to find a new job.

You would have to be given a notice period before your employment ends.

The statutory redundancy notice periods are: at least one weeks’ notice if employed between one month and two years. One weeks’ notice for each year if employed between two and twelve years and twelve weeks’ notice if employed for 12 years or more.

As well as the statutory pay your employer should either pay you through your notice period or pay you in lieu of notice depending on your circumstances.

You should be entitled to a consultation with your employer if you are being made redundant; you can then speak to them about why you are being made redundant or if there are any alternatives to redundancy. You can also appeal if you feel you may have been unfairly selected, you can do this by writing to your employer explaining the reasons you feel this way.

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Man on road