Christmas is just around the corner! Unfortunately, that means so too, is the ruthless weather that can be a nightmare for many buildings.
However, fear not! National Maintenance Week – founded by The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) aims to encourage people to make sure their home or business is prepared for the harsh weather. The major problem points for many buildings are damp or decaying walls, loose or missing roof tiles and blocked gutters.
Blocked gutters are perhaps the most common of issues during autumn and winter, and despite how nice the yellow, orange and red leaves might look, they can cause havoc in drains and gutters. A blocked gutter can lead to damp walls, rotten roof supports and general foundation damage. A clear gutter is vital, therefore as part of National Maintenance Week, Friday 28th November has been designated National Gutters Day.
The prospect of cleaning out your gutters might be a daunting task, and you may not know where to start, but fortunately, SPAB have compiled a short list of tips to help you figure out what exactly you need to be checking for.
Here’s the list:
Gutter maintenance, despite not being the most glamorous of tasks, is essential, especially during the winter months. Just a few minutes spent clearing weeds and debris, or just a few pounds spent to mend a leaky gutter can save many hundreds, and possibly thousands of pounds in the long run.
If during your maintenance checks you unfortunately discover that your gutters are beyond repair, we have an affordable roofing and guttering range which you can find here: http://bit.ly/1pf3eQ1.
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It’s been a great week for everyone at The Metal Store this week, as we’re very proud to announce that we were awarded a Platinum Medal from Bizrate for customer service.
The Metal Store received an outstanding 9.4 out of 10 for customer satisfaction between 1st August 2013 and 31st July 2014.
General Manager Louise Glennie said: “We’re extremely proud to have received this award. It’s testament to the hard work of all our staff. We would not have won this award if it wasn’t for our superb staff, who go over and above to ensure every customer’s needs are met to the highest possible standard.”
The Bizrate Circle of Excellence – founded in 2000 – is a distinction earned by retailers who go above and beyond the norm to provide exceptional service to their online customers.” What makes this award special, is that it is based on real customer feedback.
With this in mind, we’d like to say a huge thank you to all our great customers who gave us such fantastic testimonials, which ultimately helped us to win the award. To read what our customers said, please visit http://www.bizrate.co.uk/reviews/-/260274.
Some customer comments:
“Metal store will be my first port of call for any metal that I require Thank you for an excellent service”
“Good quality product. Metal Store had the product I wanted that was not available elsewhere.”
“Very easy to order online – telephoned in advance to check delivery times – very nice friendly response and guidance how to proceed with ordering”
“I am building a metal frame to mount an expensive flight simulator to. I found everything I needed from the metal store instantly. I highly recommend.”