Vinyl wall cladding greatly improves the appearance of a home along with protecting the walls from wear and tear. Wall cladding simply means the installation of a thin layer of material called panels over the exterior of a building or a house. It is an excellent way to protect the walls from harsh weather conditions as well as providing a beautiful appearance. Wall cladding panels can be made with several materials like natural stones and perforated metals but vinyl wall cladding is the most popular among them claiming more than 50% of the market share.

History
Vinyl is considered to be the best material for weatherproofing homes for decades. Though it was introduced in the 1950s, vinyl wall cladding became popular only the 1970s. The earlier versions were lacking in quality which clearly dampened its popularity. But, with technological advancement, vinyl panels were able to be produced in a range of colours and thicknesses. Since then and until now, they retain their position the bestselling wall cladding material.

Made from PVC resin (polyvinyl chloride) vinyl cladding panels are available in many colours and shades. The great advantage of vinyl panels is that it is manufactured in different types which vary in opacity, impact resistance, durability and flexibility so that a homeowner has the option to choose them, both from an economical and aesthetic standpoint.

Why vinyl wall cladding is the considered the best?
There are many reasons why homeowners choose vinyl wall cladding above others like stone or metal cladding materials.

Acts as an insulation
Vinyl wall cladding offers all around protection throughout the year and is suitable for all weather conditions.

1. Wind proof- Homes installed with vinyl panels are considerably protected from wind in case of a storm. Homes which are located in areas where there is a threat of storms should be installed with thicker panels as they are stronger and more durable. Nowadays, manufacturers offer vinyl panels specially made to resist winds up to 150 mph.

2. Rain Proof- Proofing the home with vinyl panels closes any pores or cracks on the walls which could lead to water leakage during rain. Also since the panels are not closely attached to the walls, it does not trap any moisture. Since, they effectively protect the walls from any fungus or mold growth.

3. Low cooling and heating costs- Proofing around the walls means reduced costs of heating as well as cooling as the walls will not let in much heat and cold.

Installation and maintenance
1. Easy to Install-The installation process is simple and easy. If a home owner is willing to take up the job himself, the cost of vinyl wall cladding can be reduced considerably. The panels come with clear instructions of the installation procedures and the tools used are not costly. Otherwise, a professional can install the panels within a short time span.

2. Low maintenance costs- Vinyl panels are strong and durable. Unlike other wall cladding materials, these are not susceptible to chipping or breaking. So maintaining vinyl claddings are easy. A wash with a garden hose now and then will keep them clean and fresh. Another benefit is that the costs of scrapping and painting the home every year can be avoided when using vinyl cladding.

3. Keep away pollution- Vinyl claddings protects the home not only from weather but also from pollution and mainly from noise.

Aesthetic appearance

Exterior wall cladding with vinyl panels is not only a way to protect your home but it also an easy method to add aesthetic value too. Vinyl wall cladding has many benefits that its rivals lack of.

1. Wide array of choices- vinyl panels arrive in a wide array of choices and are available in different colours and shades. There are shades and contours available which mimics wood and stone. They are also manufactured in different thickness so picking a particular type suitable for your home and weather conditions becomes an easy task.

2. Does not fade fast- Top end vinyl panels are resistant to sunlight and will not fade for a long time. Also it will not discolour or develop dirty patches letting your home stay new and fresh for a long time.

Homes with vinyl wall claddings appears new which could considerably increase the resale value. Also, having a low maintenance cost and protection from fluctuating weather conditions provides a stress free, comfortable living environment for your family. Looking for Wall Cladding Sydney ? Contact Prestige Exteriors today for a friendly-no obligation quote.

 

Companies that offer promotional products to clients and staff are using a clever technique to promote their business and increase sales. Branded gifts are effective tools for marketing a business, plus they can also serve to gain the loyalty of clients and staff. Promoting the trust of staff in the company is an efficient method to create cohesion within staff and consequently increase productivity. And the potential doesn’t stop there, as it will create brand loyalty in clients, causing repeat custom and enhanced sales.

Staff who are valued by managers are motivated to give their best to ensure the company succeeds. By giving promotional products, companies prove that they indeed value their staff and clients, and with a large range of products to choose between, they can be specially tailored to highlight individual preferences. And obviously, companies should not only work towards pleasing clients and staff, but also to promote the business. Therefore, it is imperative that branded gifts are offered that advertise the company’s products or services.

The array of promotional gifts is vast, including items such as:

Office Supplies and Desk Accessories

Desk calendars, address books, address indexes, and even decorative photo frames are commonly given, while supplies such as customised computer accessories, customised computer accessories, and wristbands are also popular. These durable promotional products will market the company for a long time, and ensuring the company logo or a catchy message is included will bring new customers to the businesses.

Branded Corporate Gift Sets

Gift sets such as T-shirts, key-rings, hats or notepads give good results too. Companies can use these products to attract new clients in big events such as trade shows or conferences. In addition, they are good incentive gifts for new employees who will feel welcomed and will more easily integrate into the team. Branded gift sets are vital marketing products because people will use them in their day-to-day activities.

Rewards and Privileges

Apart from functional gifts, a company may invest in gift coupons, nogotiating with other local businesses to offer discounted rates to their clients and staff. This enhances the company’s profile in the community and attracts other clients, and can increase employee or customer loyalty.

Your company can get various promotional products from local shops & on-line sources.

Experience the marketing power that promotional products offer.

 

If you are looking for short term accommodation in Brisbane and you would like to bring your pet, we know it is very difficult to find any suitable accommodation that will accept your whole family including your pets.

We have a variety of different options available from a two bedroom unit to a large 4 bedroom home in varied locations around Brisbane city.

Four bedroom home in Norman park, Brisbane
Our Norman Park property is located only 4 Km’s from the Brisbane city centre. (on the river side). This executive four-bedroom home sleeps up to nine people. There are three bathrooms, a large kitchen including a bosch dishwasher, cook top and oven. A fridge, freezer, microwave and barbeque. The home is fully furnished including quality pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, sheets and towels, washing machine and dryer, iron, vacuum cleaner, etc., everything in this house is good quality and tastefully decorated. We can provide a baby cot and a baby gate for the stair case. The house has a deck and an outdoor patio with a fully fenced yard and remote gate, 2 secure car parks are provided. Broadband internet is available for free of charge, and a reasonable consumption of electricity, gas and water is included in the weekly tariff. This home is close to the PA hospital, Good private and public schools, and Oxford Street coffee shops in Bulimba. Transport nearby including ferry, train, and bus, 4kms to the CBD and close to the Brisbane River. A corner store, decent gym, beautician, day spa, and a great Thai food restaurant/ take away are within easy walking distance.

Four bedroom home with pool in Ashgrove, Brisbane
Our Ashgrove home is air-conditioned and sleeps up to eight people; there are two ensuites and one bathroom, the kitchen includes a dishwasher, fridge with freezer, oven and 4 hotplates, and microwave. This home is fully furnished including pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, sheets and towels, washing machine and dryer, iron, vacuum cleaner, etc. Wireless Broadband internet is available. A large LCD tv is in the family room and a LCD tv in the master bedroom. This home has a swimming pool and barbeque area. We are close to coffee shops, shopping centres, parks and transport nearby

2 bedroom unit Paddington/Rosalie, Brisbane
Our 2 bedroom Rosalie unit is fully furnished and fully self-contained, it includes a full size kitchen with full size fridge with freezer, oven, 4 hotplates and microwave. Pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, sheets and towels, washing machine and dryer, iron, vacuum cleaner, etc are also provided. The complimentary secure car park has direct access to your unit.

2 bedroom unit Auchenflower, Brisbane
Our 2 bedroom Auchenflower unit is fully furnished and fully self-contained, it includes a full size kitchen with full size fridge with freezer, oven, 4 hotplates and microwave. Pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, sheets and towels, washing machine and dryer, iron, vacuum cleaner, etc are also provided. Includes a complimentary secure car park This is a second floor walk up unit.

Both of the homes and the Rosalie unit have fully fenced yards for your furry friend to run around.
The Lang Parade unit is located opposite a park and does have a balcony.
For more information on how to find pet friendly accommodation in Brisbane or short term accommodation that will accept pets please contact Founda Gardens Apartments. We have solved many pet accommodation problems.

Contact Founda Gardens for Norman Park, Brisbane pet friendly accommodation, Ashgrove, Brisbane pet friendly accommodation and Rosalie, Brisbane pet friendly accommodation.
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Anywhere on Earth, whether it is a Federal, Presidential, Local Council or State election, your mailbox will groan under the weight of materials aimed at getting your vote. It might be the electronic age, but it seems that a piece of paper in your letterbox is still considered the most efficient way of getting a message across.

While an informed electorate is important for the democratic process, there appears to be a glut of over-sending of junk mail for political purposes – and no clear way on how to solve this. What’s worse, the content of most of the political flyers is simply mudslinging about their opponents with no substance. Is anyone else reminded of children in the playground?

How can you help stop this frivolous waste of paper? Imagine the strain on our environment and the large volume of greenhouse gases generated from all the trees cut down, printing and transport of the materials. Grab a cup of tea or your water bottle and let’s get down to it.

We know in Australia that material that is deemed to be political, educational, religious and charitable is exempt from “No Junk Mail” signed letterboxes according to standards developed by the Australian Catalogue Association. So there is no way to stop it being posted in your letterbox along with the other junk mail catalogues enticing you to buy all sorts of stuff you don’t really need. It is probably the same in other countries.

Step 1. Incorrectly addressed political mail
Much of your mail may be addressed to former occupants of the house. You need to “return this to sender” with the note “no longer at this address”.

Step 2. Contact each political party or politician that is mailing you
There is no central database so you will need to call the office of each individual sender and ask to be removed from their mailing list. Remember to be polite! You catch more bees with honey than vinegar.

Step 3. National Standard to stop political junk mail
Write a letter to the Electoral Commission asking them to implement a National Standard to curb the volume of pieces each political party is allowed to put in each household’s letterbox.

Step 4. Polling day
Don’t forget to recycle any materials you are given on the day – often the Greens Party has a box at the booths for such materials on polling day!

Written by Tracey Bailey, Director of Biome Eco Stores in Brisbane, specialists in water bottles and eco friendly, reusable choices for your home, body and lifestyle.

 

If you desire a Brisbane website design team to enhance your company’s online site, or to recreate your site, Nicholas Burge can do the job for you. With the use of the wordpress templates, he will create a unique site, the content you desire, and a totally functional site, on both ends. With several developmental features, different design styles, and customizable designs for any online business, regardless of the kind of site, or the customers they exist for, with the proper web design services, and the right template, your online site is fully going to deliver on all fronts.

Free & Open source -
One of the best reasons to utilise wordpress for your site’s template is the fact that it is completely free. There are no hidden costs if you reach a designated size, or if a certain quota of visitors visit, nor are there hidden fees you will see, based on the style selected, or the format of your site. It is also possible for you to use a diverse selection of codes, making it easily accessible, easy to modify, and easy to develop a fantastic looking site, for a very cheap price.

Plugins -
With wordpress, you can also add a huge selection of plugins ,with ease, and make modifications when you choose. From adding pictures, galleries, forums, blogs, shopping carts, or any other add ons, you can quickly and simply do these, and make these modifications, when the format used for your site design is wordpress. So, whether the business owner decides to adjust, or whether you go to Nicholas and his team of Brisbane website design professionals, they can quickly and easily add, edit, or modify plugins, for anything the business owner wants to add or remove from the company site.

User friendly -
WordPress is probably the most user friendly option for a website. Whether it is a blog, forum post, or a company site, wordpress is simple to use, and extraordinarily easy to navigate. WordPress is also always improving the CMS, and adding several new features, to make the site even easier to use, and make additions to or deletions from. Every visitor is going to adore the ease of use, layout, and the background design options there are to choose from when they are on a site that is wordpress based.

Themes -
If you require a particular theme for your site, wordpress is the best solution to this problem as well. Whether you choose to go with one of the many free pre existing themes, or whether you want Nicholas and his Brisbane website design team to create a custom design, with wordpress there are zero boundaries. You can pick the color combinations, designs, layouts, format, font, and the whole look and layout of the page. No matter what the business owner needs, or what style and layout they are searching for, when wordpress is the selected format for their site, they are going to get the perfected look they want their customers to see on their end.

Security -
WordPress is also very easy to keep secure. It takes only a few minutes to install, and with consistent updates, changes and new security features being added at a frequent rate, business owners can be assured that their site is secure. In turn, customers who use the shopping cart feature, or submit alternative sensitive information on the company’s site, can feel assured that their material and their personal information is wholly safe and secure when they go to a specific site.

These are some of the many reasons to choose wordpress as your theme, as opposed to drupal or other web design substitutes. When you need the most professional Brisbane website design company to do the work for you, maintain and update your site, and keep it current for your visitors, Nicholas Burge and his highly trained team will do the job for you. With the most elite team, the industry experience, and the wordpress themes you will love, all business owners will discover what they are looking for with this design group. And, if you do not want to manage your own site, they will also run and operate your online business for a low monthly price.

 

Not long ago, pet insurance was seen as one of those products that people would scoff at, thinking of you as over-the-top if you considered such cover, and was viewed as a ridiculous extravagance. That’s all changed today. People now realise the value of their pet’s health, and when a crisis occurs, highly regard this insurance.

Here are some reasons why:

With the high costs of veterinary procedures, you are wise to take health insurance cover for your pet. This ensures that any time your pet’s well-being is compromised, you won’t have to go into debt to pay for the fees of treatment. This is the most popular insurance offered. The cover will include illness, injury and accidents that may affect your pet. However, there are many other options you can have with a pet’s insurance package.

Insurance options for your pet can cover the transportation costs to and from the vets. There is also coverage for kennel costs in case your pet requires overnight care. Such fees can also be incurred if you, yourself require hospital care and are forced to use the services of a pet motel. This is especially relevant if you are an elderly person, or if you live alone and have no one to leave your pet with.

Did you know that you can have insurance to cover holiday cancellation costs if your pet becomes ill? With a good insurance cover, if you are forced to cancel your holiday because your pet is ill, the insurance company will compensate you.

In the case of your pet being stolen or going missing, some insurance packages will cover the advertising fees as well as the reward for the safe return of the pet. And if your pet goes missing without a trace, some insurance policies will cover the cost of a new pet of the same kind.

Pet insurance can also cover legal issues, for example if your pet -and especially if it is a dog, harms a person or another animal, or if it destroys other people’s property.

After the death of your pet you will need to pay for burial or cremation. With the right insurance, these costs are also covered, providing peace of mind during what can be an emotionally trying time. Looking for pet insurance including dog health insurance or cat health insurance? Then visit securepetinsurance today.

 

Social media marketing is a new way of reaching out to old customers, building business relationships and winning new business. The approach has come in handy for home-based small businesses and start-ups whose owners have no office equipment other than a laptop.

Inadequate experience and weak financial muscle to hire marketers among business start-ups has added to the rising popularity of social media marketing. Business websites and social media including facebook, twitter and blogs are some of the channels that young entrepreneurs are embracing in marketing their products.

Social media marketing is the process of marketing through social media sites like twitter, facebook and youtube.

Social media marketing is dissipating as many ceo’s and senior management have started to embrace the power of the social networks. Google+ launched and reaches a user base of over 50 million by the end of 2011.

Social media marketing is a great way to drive repeat business and attract new customers.

Social media marketing is the practice of using social media networks and user-generated content platforms to promote a business, product or service. Social media marketing typically involves participating in conversations with a key audience instead of blatantly throwing out a sales pitch to a large number of people. Social media marketing also includes creating and promoting content that is meant to be shared by users.

The viral and personal nature of social media makes it an effective channel for product advertising, reputation management or corporate branding.

Social media brisbane is becoming more and more challenging, based on the complexities involved with the tools, platforms, content, resources, and management involved.

Social media marketing is the biggest thing to happen to the world of business communications since televisions arrived in every home. The increasing popularity of social networking sites has provided an effective way for businesses to communicate directly with existing and potential customers all around the world, and companies both big and small are taking

Facebook is now officially the most often visited website in the world. With this in mind there is no way that this phenomenon, and other sites like it, can be ignored by businesses. By not having a business presence in these areas it means that you could be missing out on lots of highly-targeted, potential customers.

 

Women are more susceptible to varicose veins because the valve leaflets become softer and the vein walls more distensile due to the cyclical influence of the female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone periodically throughout the menstrual cycle.[1] [2]

Pregnancy will commonly provoke the development of new varicose veins and also aggravate varicose veins that were present before pregnancy. As the pelvic pressure increases with the growth of the baby, the obstruction begins to cause back pressure on the veins in the lower limbs causing increasing congestion. The higher the number of pregnancies, the greater the risk is for the mother to develop varicose veins. Another factor leading to the increased risk of varicose veins is that the circulating blood volume in a woman as she approaches term increases by nearly 50%.

It is recommend that women consider treating there varicose veins prior to pregnancy as this will reduce the risk of their further development. [3]

However should you have varicose veins that develop during your pregnancy do not be too concerned as they may spontaneously regress within a few months following your delivery. Please do not hesitate to contact us a qualified sclerotherapist should you have any concerns during your pregnancy as an Ultrasound examination can provide an accurate baseline assessment if you do require treatment in the future.

Looking for help with Womens veins Brisbane, Pregnancy veins Brisbane or Sclerotherapy brisbane ? Contact The Leg Vein Doctor today.

1. McCausland, A.M., F. Holmes, and T. A.D., Venous distensibility during the Menstrual Cycle. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 1963(86): p. 640-645.
2. Barwin, B.N. and J.C. Roddie, Venous distensibility during pregancy determined during the menstrual cycle Am J Obstet Gynecol, 1976(125): p. 921-923.
3. van der Stricht, J. and C. van Oppens, Should Varices be Treated Before or After Pregancy Phebol, 1991(44): p. 321-326.

 

The lower back is critical to our function as a human being. It provides structural support as well as enabling movement in all directions. The lower back is primarily responsible for forward and backward movements and also allows sideways bending and rotation. Another critical function of the lower back is to protect the tissues of the nervous system, spinal column as well as the organs of the pelvis and stomach. As such an essential aspect of our lives it is also susceptible to a number of injuries that cause us pain. The top 8 most common causes are outlined below.

8. Bone Injuries
Fractures of the lumbar spine usually occur after a traumatic event such as a fall or motor vehicle accident. If the fracture is unstable, risk of damage to the spinal cord and permanent paralysis is extremely high. Patients are stabilised and immobilised for long periods. If the fracture is stable patients are treated with rest and pain relief. In some cases people with osteoporosis, or those taking medication such as cortisone long term, can be susceptible to fractures even with minimal stress on the spine. This may cause a crush fracture where the vertebrae loses some of its height. Pain can be severe and is often aggravated by movement.

7. Congenital Inherited Conditions
Some of the common inherited conditions that cause lower back pain include scoliosis which is a sideways curve of the spine, sometimes caused when one leg is shorter than the other (functional scoliosis). You can also get structural scoliosis which is a fixed sideways curve often due to unknown factors, more common in women. Another common congenital cause of lower back pain is a forward slip of the lower lumbar vertebrae on top of the sacrum. This is referred to as spondylolisthesis, which in some cases can be associated with fractures of the joining bones in the vertebrae and is known as a pars defect.

6. Bone Encroachment
Sometimes when the bony canal of the spinal cord and the spaces that the nerves exit can be narrowed by bone spurs or other soft tissues. This can cause sciatic pain which radiates down the leg. Often pain from narrowing of the spinal canal gets worse with walking and improves with rest.

5. Arthritis
Arthritic changes and inflammation can affect the lumbar vertebrae as well as sciatic joints and can commonly cause lower back pain and stiffness, which is often worse in the morning. Degeneration can also affect the disc and is known as sponydolosis. This shows up on x-rays as narrowing of the lumbar disc joint space.

4. Lumbar Radiculopathy – Damage to a Disc
When the disc is injured or weakens over time the outer rim can bulge or rupture (herniate), putting pressure on the spinal cord and/or the nerves exiting the bones. This can produce both local low back pain as well as sciatica characterised by pain down the leg. It can also be associated with pins and needles, numbness and weakness. In more serious cases, patients may experience problems with bladder and bowel function. They should seek medical attention immediately.

3. Nerve Irritation
The nerves exiting the bones of the lower back can be irritated by pressure from bone, soft tissue, as well as inflammation. Pain can be both local, as well as radiating down the leg.

2. Tendon and Ligament Strains
The soft tissues supporting and connecting the bones of the lower back can be stretched or injured in a number of ways. Commonly there is some sort of microscopic tear of varying degree which is often caused by an acute injury or overuse.

1. Muscle Strain
The most common form of lower back pain is of muscular origin. Muscle pain can be brought on by poor posture, overuse, improper use, sustained positions and even trauma. It is so common because not only is it the primary cause of most lower back pain, it is a significant component of all the other causes of lower back pain. This is because with arthritic changes, structural changes, such as curvature of the lower back, disc disease or even ruptures will all sensitise the muscles. This is why it is essential to understand muscle pain specifically, to learn strategies for prevention as well as self-management long term.

If you, your friend or family member suffer from back pain please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly Camp Hill physiotherapists on 07 3847 8040. Our Camp Hill physios can also provide treatment from our Camp Hill Physiotherapy practice in Brisbane.

 

WordPress is one of the leading publishing platforms for most bloggers on the Internet and if you are running an online enterprise, you are also better off having a WordPress blog or website for your business. Originally a blogging platform, WordPress has morphed into a web platform that helps users create instant sites that are customizable with a variety of themes and plug-ins. Although there’s a short learning curve when it comes to using WordPress effectively as your main website, anyone can learn how to do so with a good WordPress course. WordPress training Brisbane is ideal for anyone in the area who is looking to learn about the basics of setting up a WordPress website, how to keep it up and running and how to optimize the site for targeted search traffic.

WordPress Training for Your Business: Taking Your Business to the Next Level
If you do not have a website for your business, you are putting yourself at a distinct disadvantage from those who maintain an active online presence. A website is your online portal, the place where you brand, products and services are made accessible to a global audience. Without a good website you are limited to traditional modes of advertising and losing potential clients to more -tech savvy competitors. The good news is that you do not need an extensive knowledge in website-making in order to get a website up and running. This is where WordPress comes in handy, because it allows anyone with the most basic knowledge of the Internet to have a website up and running in matter of hours.

Why Choose WordPress?
WordPress is the perfect option because it is an open source system and it already lays down the foundations for anyone to build a website in just one day. WordPress comes with a wide array of functionality and features, however, so you need to spend a few hours learning what features are best for you and what WordPress features you can do without. WordPress has thousands of themes, both free and paid, as well as plug-ins that will extend the capabilities of your website. You need to know what features and plug-ins will provide the most benefit to your site and which plug-ins will only slow it down. For example, experts will recommend that for business enterprises, using WordPress pages, not posts is a better option if you want to create a structure for a standard website. Adding a separate blog is also a good idea so that entrepreneurs will have a space where they can post updates and connect with customers on a more personal level.

Wordpress has also improved the support system for business users with WordPress.com Business, which is composed of forums and direct email support to provide help when users encounter problems as they set-up their sites. This section also contains useful information for those who are just starting out with a WordPress site and are not too confident if they are on the right track. With these resources and practical help gained from a WordPress training course, anyone can create a successful site that is efficient and effective for online marketing in just a matter of hours.

Wordpress is a great option for entrepreneurs because it is one of the most widely-used blogging platforms today so once set up, you can connect with other WordPress users and start carving out an audience. Interaction with non-Wordpress users is also easy and convenient, since the platform allows non-users to comment and browse through WordPress sites with minimal identification requirements and cross-linking with social networking platforms.

A WordPress training course is tailored to help you navigate these areas so that at the end of the day you are able to create a WordPress website that will take your business to the next level. A website is easy to make with WordPress as your platform but tweaking it so that it reflects your brand and personality and so that it becomes an effective marketing machine is another story. With a WordPress course ( http://wordpresstrainingbrisbane.com/ ), you can learn these skills directly from the experts in practical, small group courses where you are given hands-on and personalized instruction tailored to the niche you want to occupy.

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