Not only are possessions lost during a burglary, but it can also have a detrimental impact on our confidence. 1 in 8 people never recover emotionally after a burglary and many even move home after it. It can be hard to move on after a burglary but there are some things you can do to help.
The first thing you should do is clear up all signs of the break-in once everything has been documented. It’s also important to talk through our feelings and try to get back into a good routine. Find out more in the infographic now.
Passive houses continue to grow in popularity. The first passive house was built in Germany, but they are now a popular choice in many parts of the world. Depending on where you live, regional and national authorities offer support to people who want to build a passive house. These incentives aim to encourage people to build passive houses as the environmental benefits are well documented. Check out the full infographic now for more information on passive houses.
Locks have come a long way over the last 2,500 years. However, we had to start somewhere and many of the locks from even 500 years ago were highly effective at protecting our valuables. For example, the Bramah lock was considered the first commercially produced lock that offered very good security against manipulation.
Of course, things are far more modern these days and the digitization of security has revolutionized how we secure our homes.
For additional security, remember that our range of roller shutters can help to make your home even more secure. Find out more in the infographic.
We often hear ‘how there’s an app for everything these days’ and now this includes architects. There are a wide range of apps available to suit many tasks that cause architects difficulty on a daily basis. For example, architects often have to make complicated calculations and apps such as Concrete & Agg Calculator have individual calculators for concrete slabs, footing, walls, and steps. See the full list of apps in the infographic.
The growth of Airbnb over such a short period has been amazing. Few could have envisaged just how big it would become and it is now one of first options for accommodation. They did receive some important funding along the way and this was vital as the company grew. The company is now valued at a staggering $30 billion and shows no signs of slowing down. Check out our infographic for the full story of the entire 9 years of Airbnb.
When something needs to be fixed at home, it can sometimes be hard to decide if you can tackle it yourself or if you’ll need to get a professional in. This often depends on your skill-set but generally there are some jobs best left to the professionals. You also don’t want to waste money if it’s a job you can do yourself. Find out more in the infographic.
There is nothing better than natural light but sometimes we don’t take advantage of it enough. There are little tweaks you can make in your home to start utilising more natural light and cut down hugely on your energy bills. Find out more in the infographic.
It isn’t a glamorous topic but it is a real problem and many people have to deal with in their homes. It is so easy to let a mould situation get out of hand so it’s important to deal with it effectively before it does.
Mould isn’t always easy to spot and it could be hiding in places like underneath the carpets or inside walls. It can cause a range of health problems so it’s important to keep it under control. Find out how in the infographic.
Instagram is such a great place to get design inspiration. Some people have gained massive followings on the back of just posting up photographs of their cool interiors. Check out our video on the best people on Instagram to follow for to see some really cool designs. We hope one of these people will feature our shutters soon!
Technology is taking over our homes and the growth of home automation devices has been massive in recent years. We can now control nearly everything in our homes through our smartphone. Find out more in the infographic!