Some Of The Reasons For Bad TV Reception

Having issues with technology is extremely common, and when it’s your television it’s unbearably frustrating! If you’re struggling to get reception on particular channels, or all channels, it’s time to find out why. It’s not always easy detecting the reason for bad reception which is why you need to go through a checklist of different possibilities. Although it’s never easy to determine an issue and sometimes you’ll need an antenna professional.

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Here is a brief list of the types of issues you may be facing when you’re having issues with reception:

Location:

Location is one of the most obvious or first things people will suggest if you’re new to the area. Generally speaking the further away from the satellite tower you are, the weaker your reception. What can also affect the signal is if you live within severely uneven land, such as in a valley, or on hill. Buildings next to your home can also cause a similar effect. Reception signals require a clear line of sight which is why your location can definitely affect the clarity, the same law applies for mobile phone reception. You should only really look into the issue of ‘location’ if you’ve just moved into a new home, otherwise nothing should change with your signal.

Upgraded to Digital:

With the recent switch to digital transmission there are a lot of benefits for television owners, but with changes there can sometimes be issues. In most cases the issues are just a part of the process that needs to be effectively communicated and altered by the TV owner. Commonly picture faults can occur because the frequencies between digital and analogue are different, meaning your old antenna set up might not work properly.

Antenna and Structure Deterioration:

One of the hardest issues to detect without qualifications in the antenna industry is whether your antenna is actually faulty or the structure and wiring is worn out. If you have had your antenna for more than approximately 9 years then it can begin to have natural wear and tear issues. Not many people know when they should replace antennas and their life expectancy, which is why you should clear this up with your antenna provider.

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Weather Conditions:

Weather conditions also have a bearing on the signal strength of your antenna, which can cause reception issues. In most cases weather isn’t a long term issue for people, as most antennas are built to work effectively during most climate changes. Usually the the signal issues and reception will clear up as the weather tones down, it’s no need for concern.

Changed Circumstances:

Many people won’t realise that their actions or structure changes within a house can be the reason for reception issues. However it’s important to look at what’s changed since you’re reception has been affected, such as any electrical work. Anything from work on the roof, to extra TV points can cause issues. It’s important to re-think over any environmental changes before you over think the problem.

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Of course with all TV reception issues you should be considering professional assistance from a professional antenna service, as the more complex or structural issues can’t be rectified without an expert.

The Flapper Valve : Issues and Solutions

What is a Flapper Valve? Why do I need to know about it?

With such a strange name it’s really impossible for the un-informed to guess this item, however some people may already be knowledgeable on the subject of the flapper valve. Those who don’t know what a flapper valve is, it’s vital part of your toilet. A flapper valve functions to ensure that water can flow in and out of the tank. Plumbing can be a confusing and troublesome topic for many, which is why it’s important to slowly build your knowledge of the simpler aspects that you can understand.

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With this image you may now know what a flapper valve is and maybe even why it’s so important. With a chain attached to the top of the rubber valve cover it works to open and close when the toilet is flushed. If your valve is broken or worn then you can have a constantly running water into the bowl. You can test this by finding a specialised dye at your local hardware store which you can place in the tank and if the bowl ends up with colour in it then you know there is a leak.

Luckily its quite easy to fix a problem with a flapper valve once you’ve detected the issues. If the flapper is the wrong size then you need to re-fit a replacement, you can find this out immediately by checking whether the valve is covering the entire hole (which creates the seal). Alternatively you may find that the flapper valve has eroded or deteriorated over time, in which case you’ll also need to replace it.

Basics of Replacement:

  • First you must find the appropriate size flapper valve from a hardware or plumbing store. ( there are many different models also so make sure you choose the right one)
  • You must turn of the water before you even begin any dismantling.
  • Remove the old flapper by unhooking the chain that’s connected to the toilet, then unhinge the rest of the flapper valve.
  • With the new valve you simply connect it in reverse to how you disconnected it. Hook up the chain from where you took it off and push the rest of valve into place (you should feel it connect if done correctly).
  • Make sure the chain isn’t too long, it should hang straight in connection with the valve, allowing it pull open easily after a flush. You should also ensure that when closed the valve seals the hole where the water flows through.
  • Test the functionality by flushing and then reconnect water if you’re satisfied.

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If you don’t replace a flapper valve when it’s faulty then you can be wasting a lot of water and end up with further issues in the future. Some people may not be confident in delving into the issue of toilet troubles, if that’s the case then you should call A.W Swann Plumbing & Gas fitting.

Maintaining and Repairs Of A Picket Fence

If you have a wholesome picket fence surrounding the outskirts of your home or property then you’re probably still in love with it’s aesthetic presence. However due the fact that picket fences are made from wood/timber can be problematic when it comes to durability throughout the years.

Timber is prone to deterioration when affected by strong weather and dampness, which is hard to control. Fortunately if your picket fence is looking weak or deteriorating you can repair without needing to completely replace the entire structure. However there are also instances where your fence is broken or weak in many areas, which may indicate a new structure will be a better choice.

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Protecting The Life Of Your Fence?

If you’re looking at installing a picket fence on your property, all already have one, the idea of prevention is vital. Rather than needing to attend to a fence that’s deteriorating or broken it would be a lot better to prevent this issue. If you haven’t already thought about adding a stain and sealer to your picket fence then this should be at the top of list in terms of priority. With the right sealant added to your fence you can dramatically decrease the likely hood of rotting.

Most people will already consider and stain sealant due to aesthetics, as the right stain can add beauty to the fence.

Below are a few tips that can assist in picking the right sealant and application:

  • Before applying any sort of stain or sealant you need to ensure the wood is dry. If the wood isn’t dried out then it will not properly absorb the application.
  • Existing wood should be properly cleaned in order to get the best result for your stain
  • Read all sealant and stains carefully before applying to your fence. You’ll find there are many different types of products on the shelf, evens ones that include both stain and sealant properties.
  • Protect your natural surroundings near the fence by utilising tarp or sheets, as plants and grass may die if touched by these products.

Replacing Damaged Pickets:

In some cases the damage of your fence may be only on one or two pickets, maybe 3, which in most cases can be replaced without taking down the entire structure. All you need to know is what type of timber your picket is made from, or of you can source an extra picket that matches your fence. You’ll find that the local hardware store should have a variety of picket types available and may even be able to custom make ones that fit the current profile of your other ones.

Styles Include: Windsor, Gothic, Oxford, Acorn and More!

Some Handy Tips:

  • Your must safely take off the old picket before anything can be done. Use a claw, screwdriver and any other tool you have to unhinge the picket from the rest of the structure.
  • Make sure you’re wearing gloves to prevent any damage to your hands, including blisters.
  • Make sure you measure the gap sizes between the current pickets, and height in relation to the posts, it’s vital when aligning the new replacement picket.

You should use the assistance of a string line, which is easy to assemble with any type of string!

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What if your picket fence is looking a bit worn overall?

Unfortunately rotting of a picket fence can occur even with the best form of prevention, and many times due to the bottom of the pickets receiving too much moisture over the years. Drastic weather will also contribute to deterioration of your fence, which is unavoidable. You’ll have to make a personal decision based on the health of your fence, or enlist the assistance of a fencing professional before deciding it’s fate.

If you do end up at the conclusion that you might need to install a new fence, or get professional repairs, you’ll find a local fencing business that may be able to assist. You can contact the team at Fencing Stirling- Mike’s Fencing and Gates, as they can assist with a variety of fencing needs.

Looking after a picket fence, or any timber fence, can be difficult at times. However if you make a regular effort to check it’s condition and complete some research you may be able avoid complete replacement, or deterioration.

 

Pet Doors and What You Need To Know

Are you thinking about installing a pet door? Is your cat or dog becoming a nuisance with their constant change of mind, inside, then outside?

If you’re thinking about investing in a pet door for your home then it’s important  you select a choice that will best suit your property and animal. Although most people like to think it’s a simple process that’s not always the case.

With the modern technological advances you’ll be surprised to find there are lot of different pet doors available, and if you want to invest in one that’s durable, it’s worth investigating a little deeper.

Pet Type and Door Size:

Unfortunately you can’t simply buy a pet door off the shelf without consideration to the type of animal you have, and the size of the pet door. If you’re buying one that’s to be used by more than one animal then you need to ensure that its both long enough in height, as well as wide enough in terms of width. However you’ll need to weigh up the possibility that your smaller pet may not be able to use the same door as the larger one, so just make sure you measure up everything correctly.

Fortunately there are many sizes created in pet doors, and also unique cat or dog types, you should be able to find one off the shelf that will be suitable in size. However if you’re thinking of getting a pet door custom made then make sure you measure accurately.

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Pricing:

When you’re looking for a round price for pet door you’re not really in luck, as there is quite an extensive range available. Depending on the brand you choose to select or look at, you’ll find there is differing prices attached, sometimes quite different. If you’re looking at a basic manual pet door then you’re going to be looking at more affordable, lower figures. However not everyone will like the functioning of the manual pet door, which will leave you to go into a new price range.

Cheaper prices can be in the 50-100 dollar range, while the price creeps up for more high tech pet doors. If you’re happy with the basic manual pet door then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t pay lower prices. In terms of brand differences, that’s something that you’ll have to further investigate. People will usually have their own ideas on price and brand variations.

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Types Include:

Firstly you need to consider what type of door you’re planning on attaching your pet flap to, as there are different makes depending on the type of door.

Example:

  • Glass Doors
  • Wooden Doors
  • Walls
  • Security Doords

Furthermore there are a few different material types that your pet door will come in:

  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Light Metal

You’ll find that some pet doors will have a magnet type flap which prevents the flap from staying open or getting caught, instead the magnet forces it to correct itself to the middle again. As the magnet is quite strong it will be securely closed.

Commonly pet doors will be manual, meaning the animal pushes it open with their body, however you can also find automatic pet doors. Your automatic pet door is opened with an electronic signal, which is matched to the collar. Due to cost most people will choose the manual pet door, however the automatic allows for better security, preventing other animals from entering your home.

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As you can see there are many things to consider when choosing a pet door, not too mention the act of installation, which in itself can be a bit tricky (some people need to organise a professional to install one). Make sure you look all over the internet for advice, and call up pet warehouses for more clues on what door you should select.

You need to ensure you pick a door that won’t cause harm to your animal, be annoying to your family, or be too difficult to install onto your current backyard door. Don’t hesitate to call an expert to install your pet door if it will save ruining your home with wrong measurements. If installed correctly a pet door is well worth the investment for your busy four legged friend.

Tricks of Unclogging a Toilet

Have been been struck with a dreaded blocked toilet? Whenever you can’t get your toilet to flush it’s probably one of the most frustrating issues, let alone one of the least exciting to fix. No one wants to get involved in sewerage plumbing issues, unfortunately  you can’t avoid dealing with issue, as leaving it will create a much worse problem.

In some cases you may need to employ the assistance of a professional plumber.

Firstly you should also make sure you don’t keep flushing in hopes that it will clear, as you’ll only keep filling the bowel with more water. Before fiddling with plumbing it’s always important that you make sure you turn the water supply off, in the case of fixing a clogged toilet you should only need to turn off that of the the toilet. At the back of the toilet you should find the faucet tap in which you simply turn the handle clockwise.

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Sometimes the tap might be a bit worn and old so be careful with your force, although you will need a good amount of force to turn it.

Make sure that you keep your bathroom circulating clean air during this process as the odour can be overwhelming and any fumes can have affect on you.

Some Methods:

Plunger:

Using this tried and true method of unclogging a toilet can be an easy solution to a blocked toilet, however a plunger will only work under certain circumstances. If you know the reason for your blockage, and it’s not general degradable muck, a plunger will do little to aid your situation. Objects that have gotten trapped in the piping will not be successfully pulled out with your household plunger.

You can find a plungers at most hardware and plumbing stores, as this is a common item for household plumbing issues. It’s best to get one that is larger and that can create as much suction and pull as possible.

Once you have your plunger make sure you cover the plunger over the entire hole area and in the water. You should push inward into the water and then  pull, making sure you are firmly holding onto water. You should be releasing any blockage over a few pumps, if you can’t notice any changes after that, it’s probably a more serious blockage.

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Wet /Dry Vacuum:

Make sure you set your vacuum to ‘wet’ and suck out all the water in the bowel first. You need to then get some supplies of towels. Place the end of the vacuum hose as far up the drain as you can, at the same time place wet towels around this, in order to create a barrier/seal. Turn on the the vacuum to now suck out any blockage, this should work for any small object that may be stuck.

Plumbing Snake:

Another option is that you can purchase a plumbing snake which will have instructions to pull out any blockage. As these tools are made to clean toilets and drains they are very useful, as well as effective.

plumbing snake

Baking Soda and Vinegar:

If the obstruction within your toilet is degradable then this type of method can certainly work for you. However this method doesn’t always provide immediate results. You will need a whole box of baking soda (maybe more if you want to repeat this method), plus a bottle of vinegar.

Firstly you need to pour the box of baking soda into the bowel and then slowly pour the vinegar in the bowel generously, but make sure the fizz does not get too large. Let the mixture work itself without mixing or disturbing.  You should then add about 2-4 litres of water into the toilet, and then let it sit overnight.

Chemical:

A good number of people who need to clear a blockage in their toilet will go straight to the store and purchase a drain cleaning product. These are chemical based products that can be lethal if misused or inhaled. There are usually a few different drain cleaning products available, so make sure you read all instructions carefully. Some people believe that these chemical based products do more harm than good, however the choice is up to you.

Note: Chemical products won’t work if there is an object stuck in your drain.

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These are only some of the ways in which you can tackle a blocked toilet, and many people swear by these methods. It’s always going to be much easier to tackle a blocked toilet if you know why it’s blocked, however this is rare circumstance.

 

Exterior House Painting Tips and Procedures

Are you considering painting the exterior of your home and need some tips? Interior painting and exterior painting do have similarities, however there are some major differences that need to be taken into account. Below you can find some handy hints when attempting DIY exterior house painting. If you’re not sure whether you’re cut out for the DIY methods then perhaps it’s best to consult with a professional painter.

Preparation:

  • You’ll need to clean dust and grime of the surface you’re looking to paint (a pressure washer machine will really do a great job)
  • You can also use other utensils which can scrub off any grime or loose paint
  • If there is any nails sticking out anywhere on the surface then you need to nail those back in and apply putty.
  • All wood needs to be primed
  • Make sure if there is any damage on the surface that you fix these up before painting.
  • Place down plastic covering on anything you don’t want to be ruined by paint, or use old sheets.

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Tools You Will Need:

  • Paint Roller
  • Ladder(possibly)
  • Paintbrush and Tray
  • Bristle Brush

Application Tips:

  • You should always start your painting process from the top and work your way down, this minimises mistakes.
  • Avoid painting during hot days and in direct sunlight
  • Paint the larger areas before the small corners of crevices, as you want to get large areas painted quickly before any drying occurs.
  • You should aim to get at least two coats completed rather than just one thick, one, as you’ll have better coverage with this technique. Having a third coat is perfect.
  • Always paint your strokes in the same direction and end the stroke onto already wet paint.

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Products:

You can either use oil based paint or latex paint, which have their differences:

  • Latex paint will dry faster than oil based paint
  • Latex paint is water based
  • Oil based paint is easier to get a smooth result but are general more difficult to apply
  • Oil based is glossy, whereas latex comes in both matte and gloss

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If you want get a specific look or style it’s best to consult with a professional who can guide you towards colours, products and techniques which are in your best interests. Everyone has a different idea regarding what they desire, and so you should find specific instructions that assist your outcome.

For a highly reliable painter, contact Innovative Painting today!

How To Tackle A Dodgy Slow Draining Sink

If you’re having issues with a slow draining sink then take some comfort knowing that it’s a common household plumbing issue, and that there’s usually a pretty simple problem at hand. You need only  follow a few different methods to clear up whatever is at the core of the issue. There can be a number reasons why there’s a blockage in your sink, or something preventing the flow of water, it all comes down to a matter of elimination. In most cases you will find that your sink has built up with hair and general grime, nothing too dire.

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Method 1:

If you want to try and disintegrate the source of your blockage then you can employ the use of some household chemicals. Although this particular method won’t work if the blockage is more than just general debris built up through the piping.

Create an acid reaction in the drain with the use of baking soda (1/2 cup) and white vinegar (1/2 cup. You will notice the explosion type reaction, which will work against any built up grime and debris.

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Method 2:

If you don’t want to use chemicals to try remove blockage from a sink then there is another method you can try, however it requires a little more effort. However if things go smoothly you shouldn’t be more than 20 minutes getting your sink back to normal.

You need to get the stopper out of your sink, so ensure you firstly remove the pivot rod which is holding that in place. Your pivot rod will be fitted with a nut , so make sure you have the right tools to unscrew the nut on the pivot rod. Once you have an entry created you can then begin trying to tackle the clog, you should utilise a bent clothes hanger to try and unclog the debris. Once you’re satisfied you’ve cleaned as much as you can then carefully re-assemble the stopper and pivot rod.

You should then run hot water through to clear out any remaining debris that may have survived your clothes hanger attempt.

Method 3:

Another easy way to attempt to clear a clog in your sink is to go back to basics, and use a plunger. You can easily find a smaller plunger for this job at your local hardware and plumbing store. Make sure you don’t use a plunger that’s too big, as you’ll get no results.

In order to get your clog removed you will need to fill your sink with a bit of water in order to allow the plunger to do its work. Try with just a few strong plunging efforts and see if you get some results.

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Method 4:

Not so much much a method, another suggestion is that you go ahead and buy a particular tool for unclogging a drain. However most people won’t want to purchase a tool that they will rarely use. Nonetheless you can find products that are specific to cleaning and unclogging drains, such as the Zip-it tool.

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Unclogging and working out what has caused a slow draining sink can be quite an easy task if you do your research, so make sure you don’t jump into stress mode!

Instead look at the basics of your scenario and try all the DIY methods before any drastic decisions. If you cannot relieve the issue and you’ve attempted a variety of methods then it’s probably best to call a plumber. You’ll find that if your sink cannot be fixed with these DIY methods then it could be an unusual or hidden issue causing the blockage.

Just remember to take all safety precautions whilst undertaking any DIY work, which includes gloves and safety goggles. Take special care whilst working with chemicals!

Fire Protection Devices In Your Home

Keeping safe during fire season in Australia is extremely important, and having the right measures in place is essential. In general, keeping safe in case of natural fire disasters and accidental fires is important. There are many ways to be fire ready and most people will have a general understanding on the subject, however it’s also vital that you have the right technology to assist your protection.

Most people will have a smoke alarm in their home, but there’s a difference between smoke alarms, and the other term ‘smoke detector’.

  • A smoke alarm is a singular unit that detect the presence of smoke, and has an inbuilt audio component.
  • A smoke detector works in the same way as the smoke alarm, however it needs to be connected to an additional ‘alarm system’ that can product the audio reaction.

Smoke alarm in a smoky room

When you have smoke alarm installed in your home you need to make sure it works appropriately after installation.  You should also make sure you regularly check to ensure that the alarm still works, and change the batteries about once a year.

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Thermal/ Heat Detector:

Another fire protection device is the heat detector, this device is used in addition to smoke alarms or detectors. By itself the heat detector works by reacting to temperature, rather than smoke, as it has a thermal lag.  There are two types of heat detectors you can choose from, either the fixed temperature, or rate-of-rise heat detector.

Fixed Temperature Detector:

Your fixed rate detector will kick into action when the temperature reaches a per-determined heat level.

Rate-Of-Rise Heat Detector:

A Rate-Of-Rise Heat Detector will be awakened when the surrounding heat increases of a certain time according to the temperature that’s originally set , or greater.

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If you’re unsure about what’s best when it comes to heat detectors and smoke alarm systems, a professional will always advise on the way of caution, meaning that your best solution is always maximum protection. However most people will only utilise the smoke alarm or smoke detector rather than go to the effort of installing an additional heat detector.

What you must remember however is that you should always have a smoke alarm system enabled, at the least you should have a smoke alarm. It’s up to your personal preference when it comes to adding in the heat protector, there is certainly no way you can be too careful when it comes to fire safety.

In the hot Australian summers there is no excuse when it comes to preparing fire safety plans and having all the right fire safety devices. You don’t want to face disaster due to lack of prevention and caution. If you’re unsure whether you’re fire safety devices are working and in healthy shape, you can contact your local electrician for a check up. Or if you want a new alarm or detector installed, electricians will help with this also.

You can contact Electrician Manly- Maytek Electrical Contracting for any repairs or assistance with your smoke alarm systems.

Air Conditioning: Your Basics

Are you still living with the scorching heat of the summer without air-conditioning? If you’re sick of the draining heat of the summer sun then installing air conditioning can the perfect savior. Although air-conditioning can be a costly addition to your house it’s well worth the purchase if the heat is affecting your energy levels. However there are a few different air conditioning types available, and it’s best to get a basic understanding on what air-conditioning will suit your home.

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Evaporative Cooling:

– Won’t work in high humidity as it works by evaporating water, which increases humidity to the area.

-Best option when trying to be environmentally friendly.

– It’s cheaper for running costs and out right costs

-Many people believe this is a great option if you live in an area that’s not prone to high humidity

evaporative cooling

Refrigerated Cooling:

– Takes humidity out of the air and produces dry air. (this can be a positive and negative to different people)

-Has higher carbon dioxide emissions

– Most people find refrigerated cooling to be more intense and able to cool an area completely

Other factors:

With both systems you can have standalone units installed or have ducted cooling, whilst some can also be split-systems. Many people believe ducted systems to the best it reaches all rooms in a house, but this is quite a costly choice. Being able to adjust your ducted systems when you’re not using particular areas of the house is best when looking at running costs.

If you’re looking at both evaporative and refrigerated cooling it’s hard to spell out the positive and negatives with full conviction, as their effectiveness differs in all homes or businesses. Having an understanding of how they work is the only way you can decide on what you think is going to work best. A lot of people will decide on a system based on their budget and preferences in terms of how necessary it is to have all areas of the home cooled.

Some people are happy to have one particular room cooled if it means they can save on costs, whereas some people want to be able to roam free throughout their home and keep cool. You’ll need to have a firm idea on what you’re willing to pay, or sacrifice in order to air conditioning. Although you can be sure that their are certain principles that can completely rule out a particular option, such as people who live in humid areas who would get little benefit from evaporative cooling.

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It’s best to speak to a air conditioning specialist when looking at your options, but don’t be afraid to ask questions, as you don’t want to commit to anything that doesn’t fit with the basic knowledge about the two different systems. You should also get a few quotes and then you’ll have a further understanding on what’s reasonable for your home or business property.

If you want to speak directly to a professional about your options you can discuss it all with Air Conditioning Prestons- Appliance and Air Conditioning Services.

 

 

Shower Screen Options and Suitability

Whether you’re completely re-fitting your bathroom, or simply require some adjustments, choosing the right shower screen is important. Not only are shower screens essential and practical, but they can also be a great visual component. There are many different shower screen sizes and styles, so you will need to look at everything carefully before deciding on the right one.

Some things to consider:

  •  You will need to make lots of measurements and diagrams to ensure that the shower screen you’re buying will be appropriate in the space provided. If you’re renovating then you can draw up a plan from scratch, but if you’re just replacing the shower screen then you’ll need to measure according to objects already in the bathroom. (you’ll need to make sure your shower screen won’t hit anything, and that the opening of the door is comfortable to get out from)
  • When completing some measurements you also need to ensure that the shower screen will fit the shower appropriately. It’s vital that the shower screen size completely covers the empty space between the rest of the shower, or else you’ll have water getting out of the shower.
  • Depending on what style you’re looking for in your shower will change what shower screen door you’ll choose, there are many options with this also.  You can get a pivot door, fixed panel, corner unit, sliding door and fixed & swing
  • Shower screens come in pre-made sizes, as well as custom measurements, so make sure find the arrangement that suits you best.

 

The Types Of Framing For Showers Screens:

Fully Framed Shower Screen:

When you look at popularity when it comes to shower screens the fully framed designs are most common. Due to the more basic assembly required for a fully framed shower screen the overall price is a lot cheaper than any other design. Most older shower screens are fully framed, but you can find a lot of modern fully framed designs that can suitably blend in with your bathroom. If you want the cheaper option, fully framed shower screen is the first choice.

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 Semi-Frameless Shower Screen:

Your semi-frameless shower screen design has less framing than the fully framed type. You’ll find this type of shower screen to have framing at the top and bottom of certain panels, however some panels will be frameless. As such this type of framing is the middle ground between fully framed and frameless. It’s often chosen because it’ cheaper than frameless but has a sleek and modern look compared to fully framed.

Fully Frameless:

With the fully frameless (or frameless) design you’re right at the high end of the scale in terms of price, however many would argue this is also the most rewarding visual choice. With no framing or rubber on any part of the shower screen, you only get panels of clear class. Most people find the clear class easier to keep clean, and provides a very sophisticated look to the bathroom. The downside to this type of shower screen is that it’s more fragile, as it has less support than your fully framed or semi-frameless design.

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Additional Choices:

Not only can you choose the frame support of your shower screen, but you can also look at purchasing glass that differs in opacity. As such the glass is not different, it’s surface is simply adjusted.

Clear:

Clear glass for your shower screen is the most common choice, as it

Frosted:

As the name suggests this is glass that has been detailed with a frosted look, making it perfect for privacy. You cannot see through the glass, as it has been rendered. Glass is frosted through a few different techniques, one way is sandblasting. Depending on what you desire you can have all parts of your shower screen frosted, or just some elements.

Tinted:

Tinted shower screens also function to reduce visibility through the glass, however it’s different to frosted glass because its an additional coat that’s added to the glass, and can come in many colours. Most popular colours include green and blue shades. You’ll need to be cautious when making the decision to tint any of your shower screen panels, as the colour will need to suit the room, or your design idea.

 

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As you can see there is a great variety of choice when it comes to choosing the right shower screen for your renovations or installations. You really need to look into all these aspects before you stand firmly with one choice. With this basic information you can go on to further research your ideas and look at examples of modern shower screens. You can really be creative when looking at shower screens, so make sure you do some thorough research.

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You’ll find there are many glazier companies out there that can build custom made shower screens, or provide you with styles and sizes already created.

Just take your time and enjoy the possibilities!