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Shop Signs Sheffield Share Top 5 Ways to Attract Customers to Your Retail Premises

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    When it comes to attracting customers to your retail premises and increasing the amount of people that you get through the door, appearances count. So here are 5 ways to catch the eye of potential customers and convince them that your shop is where they’ll spend their money!

    Create an Eye-Catching Window Display

    The more attractive your shop looks from the outside, the more chance you have of enticing customers inside. A beautiful window display is a great way of generating interest, and once people are peering in, hopefully they won’t be able to resist stepping inside! Make a big deal of holidays and seasons, everyone loves a Halloween or Christmas themed window display, and taking advantage of them will give you the chance to display a range of items for sale throughout the year.

    A more permanent alternative to a window display is the use of window graphics. As you can see, your shop window is the ideal place to advertise your products, offers and services, so using simple wording or images can make a big impression. Of course, window graphics don’t have to replace a window display; they can be used in conjunction with it to create even more of an impact!

    Invest in a Great Shop Sign Sheffield

    Having a decent retail shop sign Sheffield for your business is the perfect way to make a great first impression. Passers-by will not only notice an effective shop sign, it will also help you to stand out from your competitors. When browsing and shopping, people are highly driven by the visual impact of their surroundings, and nothing creates a bigger impact than a quality, attractive shop sign Sheffield.

    Consider a Digitally Printed Banner Sign

    A digitally printed banner sign is the perfect solution if you need temporary signage. Whether you want to advertise a special promotion or event, or simply compliment your existing shop sign Sheffield, banner signs are a really economic way to promote your business. PVC banners are a great choice because they can be used indoors or outdoors, and can be hung from almost anywhere, including buildings, ceilings, poles or even fences.

    Have a Sale!

    Nothing attracts customers better than a big red sale sign! Everyone loves a bargain, and there’s something very exciting about getting something you want for a cut price. Try sending out an email newsletter to your current customers letting them know about your sale and creating a sense of urgency by offering it for a limited time. With any luck, this will get several people through the door, getting you the custom you deserve.

    If you want to attract customers to your retail premises, the professional shop sign makers Sheffield at Image Sign Studio can help. Whether you are looking for digitally printed banner signs or illuminated shop sings Sheffield, contact us on 0114 261 7617.

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      Written by Chris

      September 25th, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      The Changing Designs of Door Knockers

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        Contemporary designs of door knockers are becoming ever more commonly implemented at properties. Handsome Handles stock many of these products – such as their ring knockers – and they can be cast in materials including satin chrome, polished chrome and satin nickel.

        These can blend perfectly with front doors at homes made from the most exclusive woods such as Spanish Cedar or Jarrah; which are simultaneously water resistant and aesthetically pleasing.

        Fatima Hand + Lion Door Knockers

        When it comes to door knockers though, everyone has different tastes and choices; and it is just a matter of finding the most suitable products to match. For those seeking traditional door knocker features, animals often prove to be a particularly popular choice.

        For the British, the lion is a great example of this. As a national symbol, the lion makes appearances everywhere from the shirt of the national football team to the entrance of 10 Downing Street. The lion is not just a popular symbol in Britain though.

        Lion door knockers have been known to be implemented throughout the world as a symbolic guardian. That idea of having a ‘protector’ at your home is something that can also be seen with traditional black iron ‘Hand of Fatima’ door knockers; which are said to ward off evil spirits.

        Door Knockers Sheffield + More

        As it is the first minor detail of your home likely to catch the eye, a door knocker provides you with a great opportunity to make a good first impression.Visitors arriving at your home will want to signal their presence to you. Commonly, this is done through using door knockers. Over time, new technological innovations have seen more contemporary designs develop, but some of the oldest designs still remain the most popular.

        There is so much scope to add character to your property with these products; and each and every door knocker design has an accompanying story to go with it.To find out more and see similar products like those covered here, you can get in touch with Handsome Handles by giving them a call on 07961832812; where a member of their enthusiastic and dedicated team will only be too happy to take your call.

        Handsome Handles have many more door knockers available to customers than those covered in this article. They also stock an entirety of door handles and door knobs; and we’re certain that you’ll be satisfied with the choice on offer to you.




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          Written by Chris

          September 24th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

          Rubbish Removal Sheffield; Helping the UK Claim Back their Garages from Junk

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            Garages are a handy advantage of having a modern home. But ask yourself this – when was the last time you could actually fit your car in the garage?! If you can’t remember, or know it’s been a while, then you are one of the thousands of people throughout the UK who have sacrificed their garage space to junk.

            In many homes, garages tend to be a graveyard of clutter, housing random items such as outdoor gear, broken toys, unfinished DIY projects and more. You name it, any item that is no longer used in the house, or that you intend to give to charity or car boot ends up there. And the chances are it never gets any further!Because lots of people spend very little time in their garage, it can easily be overlooked when it comes to general cleaning, tidying and housekeeping. As they say – out of sight, out of mind.

            National Clean Out your Garage Day

            According to Auto World News, the 6th September is ‘National Clean Out your Garage Day’ in America. The day is apparently dedicated to educating the general public about the importance of organisation and safety in a garage, encouraging people to de-clutter and re-organise to make the space safer and more functional. A recent survey has concluded that 9 out of 10 Americans use their garage as a workshop, tool shed or recreational area, instead of actually storing their car. As rubbish removal Sheffield experts, Clearance and Clean Up think it’s a great idea, and certainly one that us Brits should consider adopting.

            Specialist Garage Rubbish Removal Sheffield

            As experts in house clearance services and rubbish removal Sheffield, Clearance and Clean Up come across plenty of customers who have given up their garages to junk. It really is a common problem, but there is a solution! Their team will happily come to your home and remove all the unwanted items from your garage in one go, without you having to lift a finger. You’ll be amazed at the amount of space they are able to create, leaving you with plenty of room to use your garage for what it is supposed to be used for – housing your car! Or maybe you’d just like the space back to be used as a workshop or tool shed, or even converted into an extra room?

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              7 Must Read Facts about Biomass Boilers and the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

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                There are a number of technologies that are eligible for the renewable heat incentive, and the scheme can be an excellent investment for future income and for saving money on energy bills in the future. As professional biomass installers Lincolnshire, Phaseline Renewables have advised lots of people about the requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to be eligible for the domestic renewable heat incentive.

                Eligible Technologies for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

                The technologies that are eligible for the renewable heat incentive include air source heat pumps, ground and water source heat pumps, solar thermal and biomass boilers.

                Eligible People for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

                The following people are eligible to apply for the RHI:

                • Owner occupiers (including second homes)
                • Private landlords
                • Social landlords
                • Self-builders
                • Legacy (those who installed eligible renewable heat measures between 15 July 2009 and 8 April 2014)

                Government Funded Financial Support Programme

                The Renewable Heat Incentive is a government led scheme designed to promote the uptake of renewable heat technologies, such as biomass boilers, air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps. It is the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat that pays participants of the scheme to heat their buildings.

                Tariff Rates for the Renewable Heat Incentive

                The domestic renewable heat incentive tariffs are as follows:

                • Air source heat pumps 7.3p/kWh
                • Biomass boilers and biomass pellet stoves with back burner 12.2p/kWh
                • Ground source heat pumps 18.8p/kWh
                • Solar thermal technologies 19.2p/kWh

                Calculate Earnings and Savings With The Renewable Heat Incentive Calculator

                As experienced biomass installers Lincolnshire, we know it is well worth taking a look at a renewable heat incentive calculator to give you an idea of how much money your biomass boiler installation could generate for you and how much you could save on your energy bills.

                Get Paid Quarterly for Seven Years

                The renewable heat incentive payments are quarterly, in arrears, from Ofgem. They rise every year in line with the retail price index and although they are paid over the course of seven years, the rates have been calculated over the expected 20 year life of the systems.

                Make Sure you Have a Domestic Energy Performance Certificate

                To be eligible to join the domestic renewable heat incentive, you must get a domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to prove that your property has been assessed as a domestic dwelling, and that your renewable heating system will only be used to heat a single property. Without an EPC, you won’t be able to apply and can’t join the scheme.

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                  Shop Signs Sheffield and the Science of Colour in Retail

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                    There are several factors that influence how customers buy and what they buy, and a large amount is decided by visual cues – the strongest and most persuasive of these is colour.

                    Does it Matter What Colour your Sheffield Shop Sign Is?

                    As expert sign makers in Sheffield, Image Sign Studio are very interested in the science of colour and how it can influence the buying decisions of potential customers. Businesses all over world use the psychology of colour to their advantage. And by having a solid understanding of how customers are swayed in their purchase decisions by colour, you can be one step ahead of your competitors.

                    The colour scheme you choose to decorate your shop with, the colour of your shop sign Sheffield, and even the colour palette for your website and logo have the power to severely impact your sales and heavily influence whether customers are enticed to buy from you business or not.

                    For example, blue creates the sensation of trust and security, meaning that it is often seen in the branding for banks and businesses. Black is often used to market luxury products, creating a powerful and sleek impression that screams quality. And yellow, for example, is often used to grab the attention of window shoppers, and creates an optimistic and youthful atmosphere.

                    How Do You Pick the Colours for Your Retail Shop Sign Sheffield?

                    So it’s evident that the choice of colours for you branding, website, logo, and signage Sheffield can have a powerful impact on the reaction of customers to your business. Not only can it influence the way that customers feel about your business or retail shop, it can even drive sales.

                    Why Is All Sale Signage Sheffield Red?

                    The colour red is commonly used for sale and clearance signs. Red is proven to increase the heart rate, create urgency and entice energy. According to a study published in the journal Emotion, Professor Andrew Elliot found that people react faster and more forcefully to the colour red.

                    Image Sign Studio have the skills and experience to design and manufacture a wide variety of shop signs Sheffield to ensure that your business gets noticed, whatever colour you decide on for your branding! Call them today on 0114 261 7617 to get in touch and chat to a member of their friendly team.

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                      Written by Chris

                      September 16th, 2014 at 1:39 pm

                      Stanley Knife Blades Useful Across Many Different Trades

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                        With so many positive qualities, Stanley knife blades have been the tool of choice for many customers for many years. They come with guaranteed quality assurance attached to them, and are from one of the most reputable knife manufacturers in the world.

                        Craft Workers

                        Card-making and assembling carefully constructed craft products are two great examples of how Stanley knife blades can be useful within the craft-making industry. A delicate touch is very often the difference between you selling your products or not in this trade, so it’s essential that the fine details are impeccable.

                        Graphic Design Artists

                        For graphic designers, realistically rendering a thought or idea can be the difference between its success and failure when it comes to subsequent production. Any models that you create to showcase a concept will need to be built to perfection; and Stanley’s blades allow you to do that to perfection. Equally useful in this field are knife blades from another reputable manufacturer; Swann Morton. Blades from either of these manufacturers should stand you in good stead.

                        Floor Fitters

                        Cutting tiles to exact measurement specifications will help you to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Moving forward that means that you’ll be enhancing your reputation and maximising your potential to take on new business. Stanley knife blades are simply perfect for the flooring trade. Ensuring that you carry out a job accurately is vital towards you being successful in the floor-fitting industry; and that can only start with utilizing the right tools.

                        Always Choose Knife-Point for Swann Morton and Stanley Knife Blades

                        Stanley knife blades simply deliver the highest quality end results; meaning that once people start using the products it’s likely to stay that way for the long term.

                        Knife-Point are the best possible option for those looking to find the most suitable knife products for their varying tasks. Their reputation has been forged over many years; during which time they have consistently delivered on customer satisfaction.

                        You can visit them at their website; or, alternatively, why not give their helpful customer service team a call on 0114 2507554. You’ll be able to speak to them about all of their products, including their Swann Morton and Stanley knife blades.


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                          Bathroom Upgrades with New Door Handles or Door Knobs

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                            It can be extremely rewarding to give your home an extra touch of class. Door handles and door knobs from Handsome Handles are perfectly suited for this task, and will ensure that you are highly satisfied in your property. They have been ensuring customer satisfaction for many years for a real variety of customers – and it’s easy to see why.

                            With products suitable for both contemporary and traditional builds, you’d be hard pressed to find better choice anywhere else. Handsome Handles understand the importance of carefully introducing new products into different home design schemes; and they will help you to make the choices that are best suited to you.

                            Meeting Varying Demands

                            Take the example of a bathroom upgrade – you’ll first need to recognize the other materials that are in play within the room. If you’re starting from scratch, this won’t be a problem as you can decide on all your materials for your new bathroom before you’ve begun.

                            If you are instead altering an existing room, there’s always more to consider; but sometimes smaller upgrades may be more suited – they are more cost-effective to introduce than an entirely new room. Whether you’re adding smaller touches to an existing room or starting one from scratch; Handsome Handles products are perfect for either.

                            Satin Chrome Door Handles

                            For modern bathroom schemes with subtle wood-effect tiling and acrylic cabinets, any one of their satin chrome internal door handles or external door handles would be perfect to match. The classy silver appearance would stand out as a classy modern feature; whilst slickly complimenting the smooth acrylic.

                            Barley Twist Door Handles

                            A differing example would be a traditional home design scheme. For those sorts of historical bathroom schemes, Handsome Handles Barley Twist door handles could be an excellent match. The black antique iron resonates with grand Victorian design; whilst the product comes in a bathroom version.

                            You’ll be able to see more detail on the products mentioned here by visiting There, you can find out more about many of Handsome Handles other door handles and door knobs that they stock.

                            Instead, if you’d rather speak to a member of their dedicated team, you can give them a call on 07961832812. Someone from Handsome Handles will be waiting; and they’ll only be too happy to help resolve any enquiries that you may have.

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                              Golf Club Saves Money on Fuel and Earns Money from the Renewable Heat Incentive with Biomass Boiler

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                                Longcliffe golf club were attracted to a biomass installation by the commercial Renewable Heat Incentive and the investment potential that it represented. The golf club are entitled to payments from the Renewable Heat Incentive for their biomass boiler installation, therefore generating a fantastic quarterly income from the RHI scheme. In addition, they have also significantly reduced their fuel bills.

                                Longcliffe Golf Club is one of the best golf courses in the area, with absolutely lovely surroundings in the historic and scenic Charnwood Forest. Close to the university market town of Loughborough, the Clubhouse provides its members, guests and visitors with outstanding facilities including a lounge, dining room and locker room. There are also first class catering and bar services available to everyone, including companies, societies and individuals, for events and occasions. There is also a small, private dining room which can be booked for smaller parties or for confidential business meetings.

                                Biomass Installers Yorkshire

                                As professional biomass installers Yorkshire, Phaseline Renewables have completed a variety of biomass boiler installations for a range of commercial and domestic properties across the UK. One of their recent projects involved the installation of a biomass boiler for Kedleston Golf club in the village of Quarndon in Derbyshire. When Longcliffe Golf Club saw what a great job they had done of their biomass boiler Derbyshire, they contacted Phaseline Renewables to see if they could help them too.

                                Save Money on Fuel with a Biomass Boiler Derbyshire

                                The golf club were spending a huge amount of money each month on the LPG fuelled heating for the building, and understandably wanted to switch to a more cost effective form of heating that wouldn’t be such a drain on their finances.

                                The Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

                                The non-domestic RHI scheme has been open to commercial, industrial, public sector, not for profit and heat networks since November 2011. The scheme is designed to bridge the gap between the cost of fossil fuel heat installations and renewable heat alternatives through financial support for owners.

                                As the world’s first long-term financial support plan programme for renewable heat, the Renewable Heat Incentive pays participants of the scheme that generate and use renewable energy to heat their buildings.

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                                  Written by Chris

                                  September 9th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

                                  Bespoke Kitchens Sheffield Entertainment

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                                    Stunning aesthetics and impressive functionality are synonymous with all the work that the Traditional Furniture Company does. Their exemplary handmade furniture has been helping to free up space and refresh homes for many years; and they are experts at finding the best possible design solutions for their carrying clients.

                                    It is probably of little surprise to learn that they have become an industry leader for bespoke kitchens Sheffield. The incredible choice that they offer is extremely impressive; and they always dedicate their time, passion and hard work for every single customer that they work with in equal measure.

                                    Bespoke Kitchens Sheffield Aesthetically Stunning

                                    It is incredibly important to the Traditional Furniture Company that they work closely with clients to develop kitchens that they can be proud of. They understand how to create a kitchen that works succinctly with a whole range of differing design schemes.

                                    If you’re constrained by space they can minimize furniture units to allow your guests to mingle freely. Whether it’s blending acrylic and sycamore to create a contemporary feel; or carefully creating hand-painted furniture to work with a traditional home; they have the expert knowledge to work equally as successfully.

                                    If you’ve a larger home, they can incorporate island units; which your visitors can sit and relax at whilst enjoying your company as you prepare food or drinks. They can specifically tailor handmade kitchens Sheffield furniture units to best match the layout of a kitchen.

                                    Perfection with Handmade Kitchens Sheffield

                                    It should come as now shock that your kitchen is perhaps the best platform from which to impress guests with a home upgrade. Whether you’re having people round for food, a party, or just a simple coffee; the Traditional Furniture Company will work with you to ensure that you have a kitchen you can be proud of.

                                    There is rarely a greater satisfaction than successfully impressing visitors to your home. Traditional Furniture really understand that, and are experts at creating the best possible bespoke kitchens Sheffield that will allow you to impress guests at your home.

                                    You can pay them a visit at their stunning kitchen showroom Sheffield at Bralea Court on Bamforth Street. You can give them a call on 0114 2852762; where a member of their dedicated team will be happy to discuss any ideas that you may have with you.


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                                      5 Useful Tips from Office Clearance Sheffield on Managing Your Office Relocation

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                                        Create a Floor Plan for Your Office in Advance

                                        This means taking measurements of the new office space well in advance of the move so that you know where everything will fit and where it will be positioned. Once you’ve planned out where everything will go, all you need to do is make this plan available at the new premises for everyone involved in the move, and with any luck, everything should end up in its proper place.

                                        Get Organised With a Good Clear Out!

                                        Get rid of unwanted paperwork and take the time to go through all storage areas, clearing out as you go. If you’re worried that you’ll be short of space in your new office, consider a secure storage facility or archival documentation. This is a great way of freeing up valuable and more costly office space.

                                        Hire a Professional Office Clearance Sheffield Company

                                        Hiring a man with a van or a company that only do house clearance and domestic moves may not provide the service you need. It’s really important not to underestimate the size and scale of an office move. Household movers often severely underestimate commercial relocations, so hiring a company that is an expert in office clearance Sheffield is really important.

                                        Start Early

                                        It’s not a small task, moving offices. By starting early, you’ll have a greater chance of ensuring that the transition between leaving the old premises and getting into the new one is as smooth and stress free as possible. It’s a good idea to review your options with regard to lease expiration of your property, regardless of whether you want to stay or not, around a year before it’s due. This will give you time to plan for the future, think about relocation with a clear sense of where you want the business to progress to, and ensure that you have plenty of time to plan.

                                        Know What You Want

                                        Apart from a clear idea of where you want to move to, how much space you will need, and when you need to be in the property by, you also need to think about the key features of your new office, your planned business objectives that the move needs to satisfy, and the type and length of lease that you want.

                                        Without proper planning, office moves can put a huge amount of stress on everyone involved. But as experts in office clearance Sheffield, Clearance and Clean Up can help!

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