Customers searching for Conels Kitchens & Bedrooms in the centre of Llandudno can now find the family-run furniture specialist at their brand new showroom in Kinmel Bay. 'The main reason for our move was so that we can be closer to home,' explains owner Sue Whelan. 'We'd been established in Llandudno for eight years, but a lot of our custom comes from recommendations, so we don't feel we need the premium presence of a town centre shop.' There are lots of benefits for Conels' customers in the move, too. 'Clients will find it a lot easier to park when visiting us,' says Sue, 'and we can now open by appointment out of hours to suit customers. Otherwise, our service stays exactly the same as before.'
Of course, Conels can still be easily found on the internet, too, where prospective clients can find out all they want to know about the company. Says Sue: 'We are members on Checkatrade.com so new customers can see feedback that has been left by previous clients, which is reassuring when making a decsion that invloves different trades and you want to know you can trust them.'
Conels Kitchens & Bedrooms, Unit 3, Mercury, Tir Llwyd, Kinmel Bay,LL18 5JZ. Opening hours 9am - 3pm Mon – Fri; 9.30am - 1pm Sat. Visit www.conels.co.uk
The owner of Chester-based cleaning franchise Molly Maid has received a top award from the parent company at their National Convention this year. At a gala dinner and awards ceremony, Louise Bain received Molly Maid's Quality, Service and Value Award, in recognition of providing the highest level of service possible to customers in the running of her franchise. Louise made customer satisfaction her primary focus, while at the same time achieving sales growth figures of over 18 per cent this year.
A very happy Louise said: 'I am delighted to have been presented this award. Of course it wouldn't have been possible without the fantastic teams of maids I have. The award is very special to me and the family as my husband, Doug, was presented with the same award 10 years ago, and so I am definitely following in his footsteps.'
For more information visit www.mollymaid.co.uk
High summer may seem an odd time to be thinking about replacing your heating system, but, according to Chester-based North West Heating Solutions, there's no time like the present. After all, why wait until it's cold and dark before you do something about your winter comforts or struggle with uncontrollable night storage in our changeable weather?
If you've suffered an old-fashioned electric storage heater system for too long, now is the time to change. And not only will you be warmer and more comfortable in your home, chances are you'll save money too.
North West Heating Solutions are a growing family business serving theNorth West, Wales and Shropshire. he company supplies special German-made advanced electric storage radiators, which can be used as you wish 24 hours a day, and which, they say, beat old Economy 7 storage heaters hands down, by providing heat on demand all day and night if required. In addition, they are available with a range of controls (high-tech and low-tech) as well as a vast range of sizes and large colour pallet.
Managing director David Lukeman says: 'The installation of our heating is quick, clean, makes no mess and is usually completed within one day. Our clients tend to live in apartments or the countryside in outlying areas and villages which are not served with mains gas and therefore have to cope with either Economy 7, LPG or oil fired heating.'
David aims to see every client personally whenever possible to conduct a survey and establish what is needed in order to design an efficient and effective system especially to suit their needs. 'Many of our clients have the entire house fitted in one go and some buy just one or two radiators,' says David. 'It depends entirely on your needs and circumstances.'
With home heating costs forever on the increase and fossil fuels becoming more scarce, it is prime time to consider upgrading to a modern, 21st-century heating system. 'We can provide an effective and reliable electric heating solution,' says David. 'Now could well be the time to make the change.'
For more information visit www.northwestheatingsolutions.co.uk or call 01244 371445.
Living Floors is a family owned and run business, established in Chester in 1997. Since then, wood flooring specialists the Smillie family have branched out into other complementary services and products, including floor sanding and restoration, plantation shutters and blinds, and bi-fold and patio doors.
Dad Blair has a passion for French chandeliers, which he sources on trips to the continent, and a fabulous collection can be seen at the Wilmlsow store. Mum Eleanor and son Fraser run 'Living shutters and blinds' while Blair and daughter Elaine look after the two stores, making Living Floors truly a family business.
'This translates into a very personal service where one of us is always at the end of the phone and all customers are treated as individuals,' says Elaine.
The company offers free home visits for measures and estimates, and as a truly independent business, works with many companies to purchase the best possible deals. Brands such as Ted Todd hardwood flooring, Kahrs, Quickstep and Elka are available at very competitive prices.
At the warehouse and showroom in Sealand, Chester you'll find friendly, informed staff who will be happy to show you lots of high quality laminate and real wood and give you specialist advice on all aspects of wood flooring.
Says Elaine: 'Our extensive knowledge of wood flooring means that we can advise on the best ways to sand and finish different wood species and types of flooring such as herringbone blocks, original floorboards and contemporary oak floors.'
For more information visit living-floors.co.uk or call 01244 382416
How would you like to not just save money on your heating, but
possibly even make money from it? Under the Government's
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme, it really is possible to heat
and power your home for a fraction of what you're currently paying. And
not only that, you could receive a taxfree income from the Government
Sounds too good to be true? It's not. As we continue to shut down old
and inefficient power stations, the UK's energy reserves are getting
smaller – but our consumption is rising. In short, we are running out of
energy. Because of this, as we all know, fuel bills are spiralling out of
control – in rural areas, the cost of oil and LPG continues to rise, with
the added problem of fuel theft being a very real threat.
The Government, therefore, is doing all it can to encourage
homeowners to start making their own renewable, lowcarbon energy
and, under the RHI scheme, are offering to pay people to generate their
own electricity and heat. Simply by installing solar panels, replacing
your boiler with wood pellet boilers and heat pumps, or erecting your
own wind turbine, you can access special tariffs that pay you for every
unit of electricity or heat that your renewable energy system generates.
You'll even get paid for the energy you use yourself!
Obviously, installing a renewable energy system will involve an upfront
cost, but you can expect your investment to be paid back soon.
Dragon Drilling is a local company that installs ground source heat
boreholes throughout north Wales and the north west of England.
'Ground source heating is a sustainable use of the earth’s natural
resources,' explains Ben Ellison from the company. 'A few metres
below the ground’s surface, the temperature is constant (approximately
11C) all year round. A ground source borehole makes use of the earth's
constant temperature using a ground source heat pump which converts
and transfers energy for hot water and heating using specialist radiators
or under floor heating systems.'
The cost of installing a ground source heating installation depends on
the heating system in the property. Ground source heating systems
work most efficiently when used in under floor systems, this makes
installation in new build properties particularly attractive. Ground source
heat pumps can also be used in existing properties using larger
radiators or retrofitted beneath the floor. It’s worth thinking about the
energy efficiency of your home, as under the RHI scheme, the higher
your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating, the higher tariff you
will receive. Dragon Drilling are also pioneering a system, which can be
installed on an internal wall, which converts it to a ‘hidden radiator’. You
can heat your room with a warm wall rather than have a conspicuous
radiator. A great idea to maintain the character of the room.
With solar heating panels, it simply depends on having roof space with
clear lines of sight to sunshine during the day to get the most out of
each panel. The Wall Lag group in Mold will come and survey your
home for free to advise as to what would be the most efficient set up.
A typical 4kW system would be 16 panels and costs typically £6,000 to
install, which might sound like a lot until you understand the benefits of
the RHI scheme. A 4kW system you an annual income of £500£600
per annum from the Feed in Tariff and Export tariff combined. The
savings from imported electricity will be approximately £200£300 per
annum. This is based on using 50% of the annual generation, but for
most people the usage will be far greater than this. Utilising 75%100%
will give you a 67 year payback. Over 20 years this equates to a total
income and savings of £20,000 (the RHI is linked to inflation). You can
also use more of the electricity generated during the day with a water
diversion switch (the unit costs about £500 and it heats up your hot
water automatically if there is an surplus), and this is an excellent way
of utilising all the generated power and avoiding any export.
For more information about the RHI Scheme visit www.ofgem.gov.uk.
For more information about Dragon Drilling visit
www.dragondrilling.co.uk or call 01824 707777, and for more on the
The Renewable Energy Company go to www.walllag.co.uk, or call
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