With the Rugby League World Cup just around the corner, Ruthin-based Dragon Drilling are working in association with Ysgol Brynhyfred, also in Ruthin, to involve pupils from the school and to sponsor the World Cup.
'We are delighted to be working in association with Ysgol Brynhyfryd in Ruthin in sponsoring the RLWC and we wish the Welsh team the very best of luck,' says Andrea Ellison from Dragon Drilling. 'We believe that being involved in sport is not just about playing as a team member; everyone should be given the opportunity to become involved in whatever capacity they can whether it be playing, supporting or marketing the team.'
Pupils from Ysgol Brynhyfred will be able to be part of the opening ceremony in Wrexham during November. 'Being a part of the opening ceremony will be one such lifetime memory that we are proud to have provided for the pupils involved,' says Andrea.
Dragon Drilling are based in Ruthin and specialise in water boreholes, ground source heating and landfill drilling.
Find out more about Dragon Drilling at www.dragondrilling.co.uk or call 01824 707777.
When it comes to choosing worktops for your new kitchen, granite is a great option that’s both durable and aesthetically attractive. ‘Granite or quartz is most suitable for a kitchen surfaces,’ says Glyn Newell from GON Marble and Granite in Llanrhaedr. ‘Granite is a volcanic rock, so the heat that’s required to damage it is considerable. People are often under the impression that granite worktops are damaged by lemon juice, but a high quality stone won’t immediately be affected. There isn’t too much that you can do to hurt them.’
The granite that GON Marble and Granite use began life approximately 200 million years ago as molten rock made from quartz, feldspar and various Mafic or igneous materials. It is the quantities, distribution and chemistry of the minerals within the stone which gives it its colour. Stone is imported from all over the world to make sure that the only the highest quality materials are used.
Glyn has been crafting stone since 1989. In 1999 he began his quest to assemble a team of individuals who shared the same pride and passion for crafting this most wonderful of raw materials and began trading as GON Marble and Granite. Today the team has a combined experience of over 80 years of working with stone.
To find out more, visit www.g-o-n.co.uk or call 01745 890888.
Now winter has officially arrived, most of us have turned on our central heating or have the fire roaring. If you have a wood burning fire or a woodburner, it can be difficult to find suitable fuel locally, but Logs R Us Ltd. in in Pen-y-Cae near Wrexham has the solution. ‘We have dry and seasoned hardwood we use for our log production is of a mixed broadleaf type wood,’ says Helen from Logs R Us Ltd. ‘We also have softwood is also available of a mixed larch and spruce.. It is advised to use only seasoned dry wood for any woodburner or open fire otherwise the chimney liner can get blocked and cause damage. Drying the wood can take two years after the felling of a tree.’
Logs R Us Ltd. is a family-run business, run by a mother, father and son team. All the wood that they sell is from local responsible sources, such as the Forestry Commission. ‘We are a member of the FSC group for responsibly sources timber,’ adds Helen.
Logs R Us Ltd. offer free home delivery, should you need it. ‘We deliver logs in bulk bags,’ says Helen. ‘We make sure that no mess is left on the driveway.’
If you would like to order from Logs R Us Ltd., give them a call on 01978 824624 or 07864 602455.
If you could use a little extra space in your home, OAQ Wales can help you create something spectacular. From their sawmills and workshops in north Wales, OAQ work with individuals and architects across the country to create timber-framed buildings and structures, including extensions, garages, home offices and much more using high quality oak. Whatever you have in mind for your home, OAQ can work with you on every part of a project from planning to construction.
OAQ Wales use traditional woodworking skills to create custom frames and oak beams. They always strive to be environmentally friendly and only use ethically sourced, most sustainable materials. As well as being an attractive material, oak is also one of the most sustainable building materials that you can choose and OAQ make the wood even more environmentally friendly by only using wood from sustainable forests.
If you have a project that you would like to discuss with OAQ, they can offer advice and guidance and will provide a quote before you commit to work.
Find out more about OAQ Wales at www.oaq-wales.co.uk or give them a call on 01745 584237.
Caroline Chenery from Premier Windows and Conservatories tells us all about the benefits of new PVCu windows.
‘Upgrading your windows will improve the thermal efficiency of your home if you have older double or single glazing currently,’ explains Caroline. ‘This will also save you money on your fuel bills long term. We are now pleased to offer the option of triple glazed windows among our products.’
While improving the thermal efficiency of your home is the main advantage of new double or triple glazing, it isn’t the only advantage. ‘While double glazing is designed for thermal efficiency over acoustic efficiency but in many cases, noise levels will be reduced,’ says Caroline. ‘The triple glazed option will perform better for noise reduction.’ New windows can also help to increase the value of your home. ‘PVCu windows can add considerable value to a property,’ says Caroline. ‘They may be an essential requirement for many homebuyers.’ Once you’d had new windows installed, maintaining them is straight forward. ‘PVCu windows only require minimum maintenance in the form of wiping with a damp cloth and a quick squirt of lubricant to locks and hinges every 12 months,’ explains Caroline.
Whatever style of home you own, you can find new windows to suit. ‘There are many different window systems with hundreds of different styles so we can be certain to find a window system that compliments your property. All of our windows are custom made to fit your property, however there may be limitations regarding the size and design of some windows,’ says Caroline. ‘Price of installation and time taken can vary greatly from one property to another and would depend on the style of the building and window system used as well as other variables. It’s always best to contact us for a quote.’
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