Advice from Flooring and Doors

If you’re looking for ways to improve your home over the Summer, look no further than Flooring and Doors. Part of the North Yorkshire timber group, Flooring and Doors stock a stunning range of products that could be the perfect finish for your home. Now, renovation and installation has never been easier with Flooring and Doors online advice centre, giving you all the information you need when it comes to laying your new floor or door.

A proud supplier of engineered wood flooring, this type of product is extremely versatile and can be use just about anywhere in the house. With strong and durable boards, this is also suitable for use with underfloor heating. Flooring and Doors currently stock ranges from engineered Dennebos floors to Wessex engineered floors, all at fantastic prices. As Flooridng and Doors suggest, acclimatisation is one of the key factors you need to get right to make sure your new floor adjusts to the environment of your home properly. As a hygroscopic material, wood naturally responds to the amount of moisture in the air, and can shrink or expand depending on how much or how little moisture can be found in your home. When fitted, the floor should have no sizeable spaces in between the panels and should fit naturally. In order for your new floor to acclimatise properly, you should make sure that the heating is on at its usual level and any wet materials (i.e. plastering or paint) must be completely dry. As well as this, try to make sure all windows are closed at all times. Flooring usually takes around three weeks to properly acclimatise and you can help it along by allowing it to breathe, by placing it on a totally flat surface.

As well as floors, Flooring and Doors also stock a superb range of Sanrafael designer doors and Roziere designer doors, with the option of XL doors on offer if needs be. When fitting hardwood doors, Flooring and Doors suggest that you get the conditions of the room right first. This could include making sure the building is completely weather tight before beginning any fittings, as this could compromise the quality of the material. As well as this, the heating system must be properly tested previously, and the relative humidity of the room must be between 40% and 60%.

For more advice when it comes to fitting floors and doors, please visit the Flooring and Doors website at

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New and used forklifts from Complete Material Handling

Offering a wide range of forklift services, from material handling equipment Newcastle, to forklift hire Country Durham, Complete Material Handling have been assisting construction projects throughout the region for over 14 years, amassing a fantastic reputation as one of the best suppliers in the region. With their team of dedicated specialists, they can assist with anything from purchase to forklift driver training, with all of their instructors qualified under RTITB and ITSSAR certifications. CMH are also happy to offer a full forklift repair service, with a 24/7 fully certified team that can be on your project site within four hours of an initial call, as well as a service cover for those who are looking for something a little more permanent.

If you’re looking for brand new forklifts for sale, Complete Materials Handling is one of the best suppliers of all leading brands of lift trucks, from the likes of Caterpillar, TCM Lift Trucks and Toyota Forklift. All new trucks come with a full service to ensure that your machine will not run into unforeseen issues, so your project can run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. CMH stock anything from manual hand pallet trucks to rough terrain material handling equipment, so no matter what the landscape for your project looks like, CMH will have something that could benefit you massively.

Complete Material Handling can also provide assistance once your project has reached completion. Offering lift truck trade ins, CMH can help you find the best price for your used fork truck, as well as completing any repairs to ensure that everyone benefits. Estimates from CMH are completely realistic, offering the best possible prices. As well as this, there will be no buyer fees so all profit goes directly to you with all necessary payments upfront, so you won’t be surprised with any hidden charges throughout the transaction period. This includes no transport or removal costs of the machine, and Complete Material Handling can come and pick up your equipment for you. Even if you’re just looking for a quote, CMH will be happy to help with the process.

For more information, visit the website at

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Used fork trucks from Complete Material Handling

Having been in the industrial business for over 14 years, Complete Material Handling are the people to go to if you’re looking for new forklifts in Tyneside. To match their excellent customer service, CMH can help you when looking for different material handling equipment, depending on what your project needs. With a variety of forklifts for sale, you’ll be able to find the best machines for the best prices and when your project has reached completion, CMH can also assist when selling your fork truck on.

If you’re currently looking for cheap forklifts Newcastle, CMH have a fantastic range of second hand forklifts, which are available throughout Tyneside. These have been fully tested through CMH’s thorough forklift repair service, so you don’t have to compromise on quality. If you’re looking for counter balance trucks, the Caterpillar GP20N could be ideal for you. From only £32 per week, this truck has a slide shift attachment and a 3700mm lift height and 2000Kgs capacity. The design and size of counter balance trucks means that they are a versatile machine, and can be driven straight to the location of the load so no reach facility is required. If you’re looking for something that can take on a heavier weight, the Linde H45T counter balance truck is available from £55 a week, exclusively from CMH. Where it has all the advantages of a counter balance machine, this differs from the GP20N as it has a lift height of 5800mm and a capacity of 4500Kgs, making it the ideal choice for larger projects.

Alternatively, if you do not wish to purchase a fork truck at all, CMH can also offer forklift hire, from locations throughout County Durham. These would be more suited to short-term projects that are not heavily reliant on forklift services. Here, you will be able to liaise directly with CMH to discuss the duration of the rental, and any budgetary issues. If needed, CMH will also be happy to offer forklift driver training, so your team will be completely confident when handling these machines in the safest way possible.

For more information on services from Complete Material Handling, please visit the website at

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Choose your perfect wedding car with Autograph Prestige

With their stunning range of wedding hire cars, look no further than Autograph Prestige North East when arranging your wedding transportation. With a wide range of stunning vehicles in a variety of models, Autograph Prestige will be there ensuring that your wedding car provides the perfect finish to your special day, whether you’re looking for a luxury chauffer service, or self- drive wedding car hire.

With one of the best fleets of luxury wedding cars within the North East, Autograph Prestige understand how vital it is that your transportation ties in with the rest of your wedding beautifully. Therefore, their fleet utilises a range of makes and models in a variety of different styles to make sure that you will be able to find something that suits you perfectly. Here, you can take advantage of their range of supercars, classic cars or high-performance vehicles, depending on what you’re looking for. For larger parties, Autograph Prestige can also offer stretch limos to accommodate more people.

For true style and sophistication, Rolls Royce hire North East has never been easier. With two inspirational models, these high performance vehicles are sure to add a touch of class to your ceremony. The Rolls Royce Ghost has proved to be exceptionally popular with wedding parties, as it is not only extremely visually appealing in the exterior and interior, but also boasts a number of high performance features such as the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.

If you are looking for supercar hire for your wedding day to really make an impact, the Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder would be perfect, with its stunning cherry-red exterior that allows it to really stand out from the crowd. The Spyder was unveiled in 2011 and features an aluminium retractable hardtop, which can be opened in 14 seconds and an exhilarating top speed of 199mph.

To view more of the luxury cars for hire to complete your wedding day, please visit Autograph’s website at

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Luxury Corporate Services from Autograph Prestige

At Autograph Prestige car rental, they believe that no matter what the event, you should arrive in style. Catering to anything from prom cars for hire to luxury airport transport, Autograph’s fleet of stunning classic and supercars for hire will ensure that your journey is as comfortable as possible with executive chauffeur service also available if you’re not looking for a self- drive vehicle.

Not only do Autograph deal with a number of events clients across the country, but their executive car hire and corporate car hire services has proved to be one of the best in Newcastle, with their wide range of vehicles for client use. No matter what you’re looking for, Autograph can guarantee that you and your client will be put at complete ease with added comfort and sophistication available in the form of mini bars, digital television and DVD players that can be added if you would like. Journeys can include pick- ups and drop-off services, keeping you and your clients wishes in mind at all times.

Despite the fact that Autograph’s fleet of cars is constantly changing in order to keep everything running smoothly and up to date, the range of cars available remains to be one of the best in the region. If you’re looking for something elegant yet stylish, the Bently range could be ideal for you. With Mulsanne and Continental GTC models currently available within Autograph’s corporate fleet, you can travel in one of the world’s most powerful classic cars, with the added thrill of open topped driving. The V8 engine of the GTC is what makes this car stand out from other Bentley models, with the ability to reach 0-100km in 5.1 seconds.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for something a little different, such as to rent supercars for all your corporate needs, Autograph Prestige’s extensive range of Lamborghinis for hire could help you successfully find your perfect corporate car. As one of Lamborghini’s bestselling models, the Gallardo pairs superior performance with fantastic comfort. With its 5 litre 90 degree V10 engine and stunning exterior and interior design, this model is ideal for any client looking for optimum luxury.

For more information on Autograph Prestige’s corporate fleet, please visit the website at

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Types of Retreats Located within the grounds of Minsteracres

Nestled away in the countryside on the borders of Northumberland and Durham lies Minsteracres, one of the most renowned, peaceful Christian retreat centres in the North East. Amassing 110 acres of beautiful local landscapes, you can choose from a variety of retreat houses to ensure your stay is completely tailored to whatever you require.

Working closely with volunteers across Northumberland, as well as a range of priests, religious and lay people, Minsteracres aims to provide customers with the best setting for tranquil reflection, all within a religious setting.

Upon arrival at Minsteracres, you are greeted by members of the community and are invited to take part in a range of activities, working alongside volunteers, who help to make your stay as homely as possible.

There are a variety of Christian retreat available, from holistic retreats to healing retreats, all within a very reasonable price range, starting at around £120.

During your stay, you may choose to take part in morning and evening prayer as a celebration of the Eucharist. Within the retreat centre, Minsteracres hold the values of sustainability, seasonality and simplicity, in order for guests to feel truly at one with themselves and the world throughout the duration of their visit.

Minsteracres can offer day, week- end, or week long retreats to suit your requirements and there are also venues for self- led groups, with larger accommodation for 80 guests, set across two houses.

The centre hosts events throughout the year, and as we begin to welcome the spring months, Minsteracres have a variety of events you can attend from April onwards.

To book for these events, simply fill out the online form attached to the event description.

If you would like to book, or just browse the range of activities at one of the best North- east rest centres, please visit

SPMTs and Lifting Equipment from Titan Heavy Transport

Titan Heavy Transport specialise in heavy transport solutions using multi-wheeled self-propelled modular transport trailers (SPMTs), as well as a wealth of other equipment often required in major construction projects.

The company was formed in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2010, and prior to becoming Titan, all management and staff were responsible for yard movements of heavy units and ship sections before moving to mainly offshore oil and gas construction. The organisation is based upon a very efficient multi-discipline arrangement with short lines of communication and delegated responsibility.

Titan Heavy Transport, headed up by Managing Director Chris Taylor, have an extensive equipment supply. Self-propelled modular transporters are platform vehicles with a large array of wheels used for transporting massive objects like bridge sections, oil refining equipment, motors and any other objects that are too heavy to be carried by trucks. The equipment used within all projects is of the highest quality and maintained to the highest standard.

The KAMAG SPMTs use state of the art control technology that has been specially developed by KAMAG. KAMAG was founded in 1969 in Germany, belonging to the group of companies owned by the Heilbronn industrialist, Otto Rettenmaier. This group is the global leader in developing and manufacturing top class heavy goods vehicles.

The number and arrangement of SPMT equipment will always depend on the project requirements and full details of this will be supplied in each project’s individual installation manual. The SPMT units will be delivered to the site using conventional road legal flatbed trailers ready for offloading and assembly. Titan Heavy Transport provide rigging drawings, weights and dimensions for the client to safely provide lifting slings and offloading craneage which can also be found in the installation manual.

For any more information on our services, visit today or email

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Luxury Retreats in the Northumberland Countryside

Tucked away in deep in the dales of Beamish Valley lies the romantic Northumberland retreat, Cheviot Holiday Cottages (CHC). With its picturesque landscapes and settlements dating back to the Iron Age, the cottages provide the perfect getaway for families, couples or individuals in need of a peaceful break in the country.

CHC strives to cater for all holidaymakers with a variety of rooms available. From honeymoon cottages to a one bedroomed luxury retreat, there really is something to suit all tastes, making it the perfect setting for one of the best Northumbrian self- catering holiday cottages.

The company pride themselves on their excellent customer service and traditionally furnished properties, providing everything you could need at a reasonable price.

There are a vast array of properties to choose from CHC, ranging from the romantic cottages and honeymoon cottages for two, ‘Dovecote’ and ‘The Retreat’, going up to larger cottages for up to 6 people such as, ‘Barely Mill’, ‘Bluebell Byre’ and ‘Honeysuckle Cottage’.

With CHC constantly looking to ensure that all of their properties are adequately equipped and up to date, owners have worked tirelessly to be able to offer guests the new and improved, first class ‘Gate Lodge’. As of summer 2012, the property boasted a 5* rating from Enjoy England, as well as a 100% quality grading for the third consecutive year. With an infra- red sauna and spacious layout, this luxurious retreat is the perfect cottage for couples looking for a romantic getaway. The property is fully- furnished with all the amenities you need, as well as the added extra of high- quality bicycles and helmets, should you wish to explore further.

For larger parties, the ‘Barley Mill’ property is sure to make your stay comfortable and homely, making it perfect for family holidays in Northumberland. Built in a beautiful, tranquil style, the cottage settles perfectly into the natural setting with full- height windows allowing light to stream in from every angle. There are some modern twists to the cottage, with a new American fridge/freezer being added to the kitchen as of 2016 and a 40inch flat screen television, ready with Freeview.

To plan your perfect family or romantic break, head over to for more information.

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Aero Networks is Your Answer to Vital Business Solutions

Aero Networks offer a range of cloud services in the North East, to businesses all over the UK. Aero have worked with a range of clients from a broad range of industries such as manufacturing, legal sectors and health industries.

Large businesses, or businesses which store a large amount of sensitive information, are often worried about threats of security breaches, viruses and any other data corruptions. Aero Networks offer cloud backup in the North East, which is a reliable, safe cloud storage solution, allowing for disaster recovery solutions to help to protect your business in the event you find a breach has taken place within your system.

Online Data Backup provides an automated backup strategy across multiple operating systems and applications, you have the ability to restore single files or entire applications, so your data is available whenever you need it.

Hosted Exchange Email can enable you and your staff to access professional emails, contacts and calendars wherever you are. All you need is an internet connection, allowing you and your employee’s easy access from the office, home or when you’re on the move.

Cloud File Storage will provide you with a secure cloud based storage facility to share files and folders across multiple locations. By using this service your team can collaborate between all locations, without the need for multiple file servers.

Cloud Telecoms will enable you to improve both the productivity of your staff and also the level of collaboration across your entire organisation. This service also gives you the ability to deliver business phone extensions to any employee in any location.

Throughout all our cloud services North East a reliable internet connection is needed. The product range does give your business the opportunity to work effectively and efficiently, making your team more competent as long as you have a strong connection.

Aero’s cloud service in the North East are managed and supported by a dedicated helpdesk team, who are easily accessible and always aim for a quick response time to any queries, removing the need to worry about your businesses IT services.

We offer services across the North East, including Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Gateshead, for more information visit our website at or find us on Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter.

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Forklift Hire and Sales from CMH

Over the years, North East based Complete Material handing (CMH) has prided itself on providing the best service and quality assurance for its clients looking for material handling equipment in Tyneside.

For over 14 years, CMH has been one of the highest regarded companies in the region for buying and selling operational forklifts. Their expert team are able to use their years of experience and skills within the field in order to provide the best service to their customers, who have praised the company time and time again.

Not only have CMH assisted with forklift sales throughout the region, they are also able to provide used forklift trucks and forklift hire throughout Newcastle, tailoring each operation to meet even the most specific briefs.

The company carry an extensive range of new forklift trucks, from the likes of top brands such as Linde, Caterpillar and TCM lift trucks. They are able to provide customers with competitive rates and can frequently offer special deals and discounts for their clients.

Even if your business isn’t on the look- out for a brand new piece of machinery, CMH is able to provide a wide range of second hand forklift trucks within Sunderland, as well as being able to directly discuss various finance packages if costing becomes an issue.

Every second hand truck is fully refurbished and serviced to ensure that it is of the highest standard of quality before being passed on to clients. Even if you encounter problems with your machine, CMH will be on hand with their forklift repair service, which is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This comes as standard with the purchase or hire of any forklift truck.

No matter what your business requires, CMH’s dedicated team of specialists can work closely with you to ensure only the best service. As well as providing material handling equipment throughout Tyneside, CMH are able to administer forklift training schemes in Tyneside, including driver training.

The company are also happy to offer a range of additional equipment pieces and specialised items, such as racking, manual hand pallet trucks and rough terrain material handling equipment.

For any more information or enquiries, please visit

Spring Cleaning Storage Solutions from Box Express

MediumMovingPackAs we finally approach the end of a very cold Winter, many of us are finding our homes still in mild disarray from Christmas, our cupboards packed full of goodness-knows-what, and our garages a labyrinth of badly stacked beer crates and chaos. The concept of a good Spring clean seems terrifying, but necessary. But where to start? Here at Box Express, we’re here to help you finally get 2016 in order, with our top 3 tips when it comes to re-organising your home…

  1. Be Bold and Realistic

As the years go by, our homes become filled with all manner of junk that we simply don’t need. If you haven’t used that vegetable steamer in the past year, will you ever? Those skinny jeans that are 3 sizes too small are probably a dream gone by too. De-clutter, and don’t keep things around your home that are just taking up valuable space. For those sentimental items, or things that have a very specific and infrequent use (think ski jackets, fishing gear, and campaign equipment), invest in some good quality storage like the Archive Box or the Medium Tea Chest Box, and put them away tidily in your loft or garage.

  1. Give it a label

If you have decided to box items up and store them for later, then don’t expect that you’ll remember the contents of every box when you next come to use it. At the very least, label boxes by use, like ‘party supplies’ ‘John’s holiday clothes’ or ‘tools’, so that your life is made easier later down the line. Using storage boxes like the Jumbo Box or the double-walled Book Box are a great way to pack lots of things into a small space, but you’ll save tonnes of time and effort in finding things if you label your boxes to begin with.

  1. Keep It Safe

Large Bubble WrapThere’s nothing worse than the feeling of opening a storage box of your Grandmother’s china to find it broken or damaged. Make sure delicate items are packaged first in bubble wrap, then the box sealed properly with tape, to prevent unfortunate accidents. At Box Express, we not only sell high quality storage solutions, but packaging accessories too. Visit to buy online today.

So there you have it. Don’t shy away from that all-important Spring clean, and instead, embrace it with Box Express!

Look A Million Dollars on Mobile

This Christmas will see hundreds of thousands of laptops, tables and mobiles unwrapped and switched on on Christmas day. If you or your organisation have a web site you want it to look fantastic on all those devices and you know how important it is that your site looks a million dollars on mobile. Web design and mobile optimisation are also important to Calm Digital, Middlesbrough’s leading web design and digital agency.  have been working hard at developing a team of dedicated individuals who are the best at what they do so that they can help their clients with the best responsive website design, ecommerce web development and web design.

The web, and mobile technology have had a massive effect on nearly everyone’s way of life and work in the last couple of decades. If you have a business, it needs to have a web presence so your potential clients can find it; if you have a hobby or a family spread over the county, county or continents, the web has revolutionised the way you communicate with people. From the most formal company site to the smallest of blog sites, we all have the same aim, which is to look fantastic and be as interesting as possible whilst keeping the development and design as successful as possible.

At this time of year there is a rush to select and buy last minute gifts for family and loved ones. This means that ecommerce websites are being swamped by shoppers checking for gifts and ready to spend their money. If your ecommerce web development is short of the mark you may miss out on the businesses retail season of the year. The lovely people at Calm Digital hate to think of you missing out and make it their business to be the best at creating responsive website design, ecommerce web development and mobile web design to make it really easy for people to navigate your site and spend their money on your goods – the rest is up to you.

The sign of a really successful strategy from an organisation or brand is one that moves seamlessly across all types of platform. In a world where branding has become the most important aspect of marketing in so many ways, your visual message must be consistent all the way from your brochures, letterheads and business cards, thorough to your web site (ecommerce or otherwise), mobile (responsive) site, social media and on line newsletters and moblie apps.

Calm Digital love to develop and they love to design. They have many years of experience in Middlesbrough, throughout the UK and internationally, so you can trust them with your project and they will work with you to make effective use of your budget and goals, making 2016 a very successful year all round. Visit to find out more.

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