Preventing domestic burglaries is gaining in importance. Especially now, when this type of crime is increasing in Europe (cfr. Eurostat). Installing an alarm system in your home is always a good idea.
The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards is the UK’s most prestigious awards scheme for self-builders and renovators.
FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
They are on the lookout for the best self builds, renovations and conversions — regardless of budget or size. So if you have been responsible for a project you are keen to show off, enter the Awards.
Time is running out, so act now.
Come Home to Copper sponsor the Awards for Residential Design.
There’s so much to think about when planning the renovation or the building of a home - the colour of tiles and cabinets and the brands of in-built appliances to name just two – that owners often overlook a fundamental: electrical installations. But luckily, there's the electrotechnical installer or the architect, to play an advisory role...
Guy Kasier's eBook sets out 10 electrcial ideas for your home.
Link to eBook.
Domestic burglary is a very unpleasant experience; something you hope will never happen. A stranger entering your home to steal your property while you, your partner and your kids are possibly inside leaves you with a permanent feeling of injustice and fear. According to Eurostat, most crimes within the European Union have decreased between 2007 and 2010. The only exception is domestic burglary. This type of crime has risen in that same period by more than 7%.
Integrated Home Systems (IHS) are increasingly being installed and are slowly becoming the standard electrical installation for homes. Along with the comfort, safety, communication, and energy management benefits, such systems also offer increased flexibility and a wide choice in functions. Unfortunately, the latter advantages are not always known to the owner. This is comparable to someone walking around with a smartphone, but only using it to make telephone calls.
The Design Guide
Many people avoid turning on the lights at night when they wake up and head to the toilet or go to the kitchen. This is a rather dangerous habit. Maybe you have a superb built-in capacity to orientate yourself, but a small, unobserved obstacle on the floor can have disastrous effects.
At Home – Sarah Beeny’s Homes and Property issue, features three articles from Come Home to Copper as well as plenty of lovely copper items used to decorate interiors.
Our articles focus on copper, brass and bronze used for architecture (Create more space with copper), designers who use copper for art as well as functional objects (Designing with copper) and the reasons why copper will benefit your home through pipework (A case for copper in your home).
Meet us on facebook where we post news, articles and items of interest on all aspects of copper in, and for, the home. Copper, brass and bronze create beautiful buildings - outside and in. From architecture to interior design, from plumbing to design objects, copper can help you realise your home-desires. Come Home to Copper provides ideas, inspiration and information that will enable you to create fabulous design and function in your modern home.
Fires in and around the home cause approximately 5,000 fatalities every year within the EU. The number of injured is at least ten times higher. Approximately 80% of all fires happen inside the home. These are persuasive reasons to seriously consider what type of smoke detector will most greatly increase your safety and that of your home.
The age of the portable tape recorder is long gone. Today, it is all about mobile devices such as your mobile phone, digital camera, GPS, MP3, laptop, and tablet. In almost every case, these devices have a built-in rechargeable battery that needs to be charged on a regular basis.
You want to install a new kitchen. After years of loyal service, the old kitchen falls victim to the urge for other, more modern shapes, materials, and functions. Everybody is happy but alas, it does not last.
Architects are creating beautiful new homes and extensions clad with copper. Some choose their material colour from the palette offered by copper and its alloys whilst others select natural copper, knowing that the colour will change over time.