Cladding Mackay – Consider Vinyl Cladding Over Painting

Over the past several decades, more and more people have become aware of the numerous benefits of modern vinyl cladding and started to use it instead of paint. Paint is a great choice if you plan on selling the house in the near future since it does not involve a major investment, but if you want to make your home more comfortable, then vinyl cladding is the best choice. The truth is that vinyl cladding does have a series of advantages that should be taken into account if you want to get the best quality for your money. Here you will find the most important benefits:

What Is Vinyl Cladding?
In order to fully understand its benefits, you must firstly know what vinyl cladding is. In a nutshell, this is a type of cladding made from PVC combined with several other substances that aim to increase durability. This material is fixed on the exterior of your home to improve its overall aspect and also for improving thermal performance. Paint, on the other hand, is used only for improving the aspect of your home and it does not improve the thermal performance of your house in any way.

This type of cladding is also very durable in the long run, unlike paint which peels off and loses its intensity thoughout the years. This is possible with the help of the acrylic components found in vinyl cladding, which help it stand the test of time – and weather! It does not rot or crust, and it can last for decades even in the harshest weather conditions.

One of the most important advantages of this type of cladding is that unlike paint, it is very easy to maintain in the long run, and it adds value to your home. Paint is difficult to maintain over the years as it can easily deteriorate, but fortunately this is not the case with this type of cladding: you can easily wash it with a sprayer and some mild detergent once in a while, and that is it! It is true that vinyl cladding does require an initial investment, but the quality and the comfort are certainly worth it. Besides, this will also lower your energy bills.

Vinyl cladding is undoubtedly one of the most affordable and versatile cladding options: you can easily adapt it in order to match the overall style of your home, no matter if you own a traditional or a modern house. All you need in order to make your home stylish and unique is some high-quality products and a little bit of creativity. Besides, it is so affordable that you can even clad your entire home with it without having to spend a little fortune!

Last but certainly not least, another great benefit of this type of cladding is that it comes with an important warranty that confirms the quality and the durability of the material. This warranty will give you the peace of mind you need: your investment is fully protected, should anything happen with the cladding.

In conclusion, these are the main advantages of vinyl cladding over painting. Painting may be cheaper, but it is less durable in the long run, it does involve some maintenance costs, it can easily peel off and it does not improve the thermal performance. On the other hand, vinyl cladding is extremely durable, affordable, easy to maintain, it adds extra style to your home and it improves thermal performance as well. For cladding Mackay contact Prestige Exteriors today. Make sure you check out the before and after photo gallery.

Tips for Kids Parties

Kid’s parties have come a long way in recent times due to more options, more expense and more expectation placed on an annual event that runs for 2-3 hours. Being involved in the kids party industry for over fifteen years, I have seen every type of party from the informal backyard gathering to a veritable carnival with everything imaginable hired.

But don’t be daunted! A children’s party doesn’t require an event planner or a big budget to be a success. I want to give you some great pointers to get the party started and the kids having a ball.

1. Keep it traditional. Children feel comfortable when predictable elements are present, and if they are overlooked, it won’t go unnoticed! Must-haves are: Food, birthday cake, and the all important Party Bag! If you’ve got at least these three things, you have the basics of party.

2. Things for the kids to do. There are innumerable options: Party games; hire an entertainer or activity or have the party somewhere that will entertain the kids for you. The Golden Rule is: DON’T OVER-DO IT!

Just one or two sessions of entertainment are more than enough. The fact is, the kids are already being directed to eat now, cut the cake now, watch the gifts being opened now, etc etc.. If you add entertainers, activities and games, children may quickly become overwhelmed, plus time whizzes by without the kids having the chance to actually play with abandonment.

3. Play time: This element should be the top party essential. Factoring time for the kids to play, run about, laugh and talk with each other is golden. It suits children of all ages and capabilities, and -, it’s free!

4. Age-appropriate entertainment. This suggestion may seem like a no-brainer, however I have attended many parties that result in children being bored or bewildered. For example, hiring a magician-clown for two-year olds left most of the children terrified. Another example is a bowling party for four-year olds. The kids had no interest in being competitive and after a few bowls, the excitement had seriously worn off. And even Pass-the-Parcel can cause distress when played with kiddies who are too young to know they haven’t missed out, they just have to wait their turn. For a party with mixed ages and genders, there is a broad range of entertainment that will appeal, such as jumping castles, face painting and balloon-twisting.

5. Relax! When planning your party, listen to your child and use your instincts – you know what they’ll enjoy most. On the day have a mini paper list so you don’t forget anything, like when to put the party pies in the oven or to hand out the party bags.

And lastly, enjoy YOURSELF too…after all -it’s a party!

All the best!

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Private Escorts – Employment Options

When it comes to working as an escort, whether you are male or female, gay or straight, you can decide to work for an escort agency, or join the ranks of the independent escorts, or indies. Which you should choose is very much a personal matter, but you need to take into account the pros and cons of each thoroughly prior to beginning work.

If you are fresh to the business then it could be a good idea to work for an agency, at least for a while, so that you can understand the ins and outs of the escort business. This will also give you the chance to talk to other escorts employed by the agency, and benefit from sharing their experiences.

The Benefits of Working for an Agency

There is more to working as an escort than many people assume when they first begin, and it can be contenting to have someone else to take care of some things for you, while you are getting comfortable. For example, the agency will take care of advertising, will screen prospective clients, will manage your diary for you, and will handle booking hotel rooms and organising transport, when necessary.

Perhaps most essentially for many escorts, the agency implements a safety net as they know where you are and what you are doing at any given moment, and the client is very aware of this. This provides you with a significant degree of safety, and with a backup team to call on if you run into trouble.

Speaking of trouble, the law also plays a significant role in many escort’s lives, and the degree to which it affects you will depend on where you are working, and how you are operating your business. Many escort agencies have been around for a long time, and are extremely familiar with what you and cannot do. This again can be enough to stop you unintentionally running into problems.

The Disadvantages of Working for an Agency

An escort agency is just like any other business, and some are ridiculously well run while others are poorly run, and may even simply take advantage of their escorts without a care for anything other than the profit the business can make. For this reason, you need to do your research and make sure you know exactly what sort of agency you are joining.

While an agency will take care of much of the background work for you, such as advertising, client checks and organising appointments, they will also ask certain things from you in return. For example, they may ask you to be free for work between certain hours each day, and decide how much time off you can have each week. They may also dictate where you have to be when you are not working, perhaps allowing you to go home, as long as they can contact you on the phone, or requiring you to be available in the agency’s office.

The agency is also in the business of making money and does this generally by taking a percentage of the fees paid by the client for providing him or her with an escort. Fees can be large, especially in major cities where it is not uncommon for clients to pay several hundred dollars an hour for an escort. You will need to look thoroughly at the financial agreement sought after by different agencies and select what is, and what is not, acceptable to you.

The Benefits of Working as an Independent Escort

Private escorts are very much their own bosses, deciding for themselves when they work, who they accept as clients, and what they are prepared to do. In effect you are entertaining all of the benefits, including the financial benefits, of being self employed and, for many people, these advantages often overtake any disadvantages.

The Disadvantages of Working as an Independent Escort

Working for yourself means that you will have to handle everything yourself, including such things as advertising, checking out potential clients, booking hotel rooms, arranging for transport, and indeed confronting anything else that comes up. This can be a lot of work initially, but much of this day to day work becomes second nature as time goes on. One thing that you have to take on board though, and which will never go away, are the risks that accompany with escort work.

Like it or not, escort work is potentially very dangerous, and you must not only be constantly wary, but must take positive steps to protect yourself. The list of precautions you need to take is far too long to explain them all here, but will include such things as guaranteeing that any room you use with a client has an emergency exit that you can use, and being positive that someone knows where you are, and that the client is aware of this fact. Convincing yourself that this is a safe enough area and that nothing is going to happen to you does not work, and safety needs to be the main concern on the list of things to consider for independent escorts.

On Balance

As with any job there are both good and bad points to being an escort, and this is deifnitely one job that you need to go into with a heedful mindset. That said, independent escorts can enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle if they get it right, and the job can be good fun if you have the fitting personality for it, take the time to understand what you are doing, and set your business up correctly.

Have Cane Will Travel – Disabled Travel in Australia

Award-winning comedy writer, Ian Heydon (Kingswood Country, How Green Was My Cactus, The Samuel Pepys Show, The Year My Country Broke) recently took out an unexpected award – for writing about travelling with a disability.

In 2010 Ian was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. That led to the question – what does a writer who has a disability and who loves to travel write about? The answer was pretty obvious. Because Ian uses a cane for mobility assistance, he built a website called Cane & Able Travel and that site won the inaugural Business disAbility Award for Business Innovation in 2012.

Back in 2003, Ian had a travel book on Australia published called The Small Guide to A Big Country (Explore) and he subsequently bought a travel agent’s licence (Small Guide Travel). Much of Ian’s research for that book is still valid. As Ian says, “They haven’t moved the Sydney Opera House or most of Australia’s main attractions, so all I really needed to do was update where necessary and add the accessibility and disability facility information. It’s a bonus that the Small Guide Travel consultants can assist with itinerary advice and bookings.”

When Ian travels these days he uses both a cane and a wheelchair for getting around. “Before my diagnosis with MS I guess I felt a bit of pity when I saw other people in wheelchairs. I didn’t realise that wheelchairs give a person with a disability so much freedom. Mine allows me to get around much better at airports, especially when the boarding gate can be a fair distance from check-in, and it makes art galleries, museums and theatre so much more accessible and enjoyable.”

Ian first took his wheelchair on a trip to Dubai, London and Paris in 2012. While there are websites with attractions and disability information for those destinations in the pipeline, Ian’s first priority is writing about Australia. In late 2012 he visited Cairns and road-tested attractions like Skyrail and Quicksilver’s Great Barrier Reef as well as disabled-friendly accommodation. From this came the destination specific website, Cairns Disabled Travel.

The next cab of the rank was Canberra. According to Ian, Canberra is arguably Australia’s most rewarding destination for travellers with a disability. “There are flights from all other major cities and centres, they have an excellent public transport and wheelchair-assisted taxi system and all the major attractions are accessible, with many of them free. There’s excellent accommodation, terrific restaurants and bars and so much to see and do. It really is a fabulous tourist destination. Sure, after a couple of weeks there might be some thumb twiddling but for a few days away it is fabulous.” Ian visited Canberra in 2011 and 2013 to research accessible accommodation and attractions and the Canberra Disabled Travel website is now live.

Ian has a multi-destination itinerary on the drawing board for all Australian capital cities and major regional centres so you could see him soon in your part of the country. But the Kingswood? No, he won’t be taking the Kingswood!

Ideas All Trades Fixing Brisbane’s Storm Damaged Homes and New Building Projects

Brisbane based and BSA licensed Ideas All Trades Pty Ltd  is stepping up their private building project. The family owned business is expanding rapidly to cater to the more diverse requirements of private construction in the Brisbane area.

Ideas All Trades Pty. Ltd. formerly Ideas Painting & Plastering are armed with 9 years of trades and trades management experience in the Brisbane region with a focus on building in the Logan area.

With well demonstrated success in the insurance repair sector, and a thirst for solid growth in work load capacity and service provision, Ideas All Trades Pty Ltd are branching out in pursuit of low rise building projects including renovation, repairs and extensions on homes, new homes and commercial buildings.

As Ideas Painting & Plastering, they assisted thousands of Brisbane residence affected by the major floods of Australia Day 2012. They continue to repair storm damaged and flood affected homes; homes broken into and homes burnt out by fire on behalf of several National insurers and other major National Builders.

The trust earned by thousands of Brisbane residence is clear. Just have a look at the myriad of video testimonials they accrued on their You Tube channel. The link here will take you to the company’s founding director Will Warrens’ YouTube channel which is packed with Brisbane homeowners all voicing their approval and thanks to the Ideas tradies and administration staff for their swift and quality service.

In fact, speed, quality and ensuring customers have as little disruption to their home life with as higher quality finish as possible, is a major part of the Ideas All Trades customer service policy. They are trying to bring positive attitudes to the fore about trades practices, quality, trust in trades and value in the building trades consumer market.

Their experience as a builder responsible for insurance claim funded repairs has heightened Ideas All Trades’ commitment to quality building. The demand of high standards in insurance repairs plus the need to adapt high turnovers of unique repair requirements has given Ideas All Trades a building advantage.

The advantage is the Ideas All Trades Pty Ltd model of job management. They have most skilled building trades people required for any home repair, renovation or house extension job on their books and maintain their relationship with Brisbane construction industry and custom manufacturing small businesses by regular contact and support.

They have also developed strong ties to local engineers and other building professionals offering the owner builder, and potential homeowner assured standards of structural safety. They offer experienced support to gaining council approval to building projects such as extensions and major renovations as well.

The benefits flow to the customer who no longer needs to worry about finding trusted tradesmen and engineers to complete each complicated task. Neither is there worry for the customer to organize the order and scheduling of each tradesman in turn.

For more information or to find out how you can get started on your building project visit the Ideas All Trades website and arrange a quote today.