Archive for December, 2014

18,000 Signatures on Petition to Save Shops on Devonshire Street, Sheffield

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Developers have recently submitted a planning application to Sheffield Council to demolish the string of independent retail shops on Devonshire Street and replace them with flats, restaurants and cafes. The application seeks to replace 162 to 170 Devonshire Street, which would result in the closure of the Natural Bed Company, Rare and Racy, the Rag Parade Vintage Store and Syd and Mallory.

Vibrant Retail Quarter Faces Possible Demolition

As professional shop sign makers in Sheffield, we like to keep our eye on what is going on in the various retail areas of the city. The recent news about the possible demolition of a number of shops on Devonshire Street comes as a blow to this vibrant independent retail quarter of Sheffield, and there are many that oppose the plans. Devonshire Street is a popular area of the city centre with an eclectic mix of independent retail shops and quirky boutiques selling everything from vintage jewellery and clothes to second hand books and records.

Petition Handed to City Planners

The petition against the demolition has now been handed in to city planners, which has over 18,000 signatures. Sheffield poet Jonathan Butcher, who stocks his books at the independent book store Rare and Racy, set up the petition. He said: “Those signatures on that petition just show how much people value this area of Sheffield. Students choose to come to Sheffield for the underground music scene and the independent vintage shops and emporiums. People are going to forget what Sheffield is all about it if developers keep building complexes. It’s becoming more and more corporate.”

Comment from Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield

Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield visited the shop owners to discuss the plans from Sheffield business Primesite Ltd. He said: “I’ve had a lot of constituents get in touch with me and they are really concerned. I share that concern, because I think shops like this on Devonshire Street really make the character of the city centre, it’s not just about the big chains. We want small, independents that give life to the city. I’m really worried that, not only the development but the change in the uses for these units so restaurants and bars can move in will fundamentally weaken the city centre.”

5 Solutions That Trimming Knife Blades Can Provide

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Knife-Point is a Sheffield-based supplier of blades suitable for a variety of needs. Snap off blades, planer blades and trimming knife blades are all available to their customers; as they continue to provide extensive choice and excellent quality. With that in mind, Knife-Point have devised a list of 5 common solutions that their trimming knife blades can provide:

A Way to Ensure Accuracy

The problem with a poorly maintained or incorrectly implemented knife blade is that it deeply affects the accuracy of the work occupying your time. Trimming knife blades can solve this problem and assure you of the highest levels of accuracy every time.

Blade Versatility

When you’re working across two or more trades, it’s nice if you can use your tools in both lines of work. The trimming knife blades that Knife-Point supply are extremely versatile and can help provide a solution to this common problem. Craft, graphic design and flooring are just 3 of the many common uses for these blades.

Blade Longevity

Whilst blades naturally need to be replaced in time, it can be frustrating and costly when they wear out quickly. Knife-Point can counter this problem, with their variety of trimming knife blades manufactured in hardened and tempered carbon steel. These will help to ensure longevity when it comes to getting down to work.

A Means to Deal with Troublesome Materials

For trades people such as roofers, floorers and those working within the packaging industry, trimming knife blades can prove invaluable. Vinyl and acrylic are just two of the many stubborn materials that these individuals have to deal with; but with these blades any difficulties cutting should be erased.

A Suitably Sized Blade Tailored to the Job

Whatever blade it is that you require, you can be sure you’ll find it at Knife-Point. Their extensive variety of knife products can be bought in a variety of different sizes; then interchanged with ease. This should ensure the flexibility you desire within your work, which will prove to be invaluable when it comes to cutting costs and producing the highest quality of work.

Stanley Knife Blades, Trimming Knife Blades and Planer Blades

If you’re interested in any of the knife blades covered in this article, you should contact Knife-Point today. They regularly receive repeat custom from their satisfied customers. To speak to a member of the Knife-Point team, you can reach them on 07737133030.

 

 

Snap Off Blades Have Many Practical Uses – Here Are 5

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Reliability and accuracy are always within reach for those using snap off blades, whatever the trade their working within. The versatility of these tools has led to them becoming an increasingly more popular choice with customers, who rely on their flexibility within their work. They can be found in a variety of lengths, to fit handles from a variety of reliable suppliers.

Knife-Point is a leading supplier within the knife manufacturing industry and they stock an abundance of snap off blades, from reputable manufacturers such as Olfa. Knife-Point also stock snap off blades made in Sheffield from hardened and tempered carbon steel; so you’re bound to find the product you require with them. They’ve put together a list of 5 common uses for these tools:

Designing Trade

Attention to detail is so important to all designers. An architect, for example, may need to produce a realistic scale model of a building they’re building. To communicate this effectively the model itself needs to be expertly accurate; and precise cutting of the individual components can be ensured with the appropriate snap off blades.

Flooring Trade

For those within the flooring trade, snap off blades are incredibly useful. Those working within the industry need to be able to guarantee exact accuracy, which is something that these blades can provide. No matter the material that you need to cut, the end result will be the same every time – precision, quality and reliability.

Roofing Trade

Workers within this trade rely on concise cutting tools for precise repairs and installation. To ensure that the property they are finishing is correctly sealed and left running in optimum condition, these blades can ensure all the pieces of the puzzle are perfectly completed.

Packaging Trade

Some materials can be particularly stubborn when it comes to packaging. This can be countered through the regular implementation of a sharp blade; which is where Knife-Point can help. Their variety of snap off blades will ensure that you never run into any trouble again when it comes to working with difficult materials.

Craft Trade

For those in the craft industry, accuracy is essential. Whether it’s making cards with delicate features on them, or decorations that need to fit perfectly together, it’s essential to have access to a blade that ensures precision. Snap off blades are well-placed to assist and can be easily fitted to your handle as and when required.

Snap Off Blades, Trimming Knife Blades and Planer Blades

Knife-Point is the leading supplier of these blades to customers in Sheffield and further afield. They also offer extensive choice of trimming knife blades and planer blades; so don’t hesitate to place your order today. You can contact them by calling 0114 2507554; or alternatively drop them an email via sales@knife-point.co.uk. They’ll quickly deal with your enquiry in a highly satisfactory manner.

 

Sheffield Shop Sign in Aluminium for Poppies Bakehouse on Ecclesall Road

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Image Sign Studio gets lots of requests for signs in all different sizes, shapes, colours and materials. Whether you’re looking for a modern shop sign for your retail shop in Sheffield, or you’d like to create a rustic vintage feel, their expert Sheffield sign makers can help.

Professional Shop Sign Makers in Sheffield

As professional shop sign makers in Sheffield, they were asked to provide a shop sign for Poppies Bakery to reflect the image that Natalie was trying to project of an informal, vintage inspired eatery. They used an aluminium backboard with a wood print effect to achieve the look of wood, giving it a natural, rustic look. They then mounted aluminium standoff letters in pink italic letters using studs onto the backboard, adding a funky, feminine twist.

Poppies Bakehouse in Sheffield

Owner Natalie told the Sheffield Star “I could not be more thrilled to be opening my very own bakehouse in Sheffield, my home city. It has been a long-standing dream of mine to open a food-based business and thanks to this University scholarship and support it has assisted me in the process of making this happen.”

Leeds Beckett University Vice Chancellor, Professor Price commented: “Our 2014 student and graduate scholarship finalists were of an extremely high standard and Natalie’s determination and commitment to achieving her goals, coupled with her innovative and exciting business plan, made her an exceptional and worthy recipient. This scholarship will be a real lifeline to help establish Poppies Bakehouse and I wish Natalie every success with her business.

Shop Sign Sheffield and Vinyl Window Graphics

In addition to the shop sign Sheffield, they also provided vinyl window graphics for the front window of Poppies Bakery, featuring butterflies and a picket fence effect to give a quaint, outdoorsy feel to the window. The colour co-ordinated bunting and shabby chic tables and chairs that can be seen from outside finish the look perfectly, and it looks fantastic!

Poppies Bakery is the newest addition to the busy Banner Cross area of Ecclesall Road in Sheffield, offering a range of savoury dishes and freshly baked cakes and tarts. Ecclesall Road is a great mix of eclectic boutiques, independent shops and cafes, restaurants and eateries, so the new bakery will be the perfect addition to this popular street.

Sheffield born Natalie Hall, aged 24, received support for the venture by Leeds Beckett University, which awarded her the Vice Chancellor’s Enterprise Scholarship worth £3,000. The bakery is a take away and a sit-in eatery with a vintage feel and a modern twist.

Written by Chris

December 3rd, 2014 at 3:57 pm