Security Doors

It’s hard to know which aspect of security doors to promote first, the safety they provide from criminal elements, or the advantages they provide for letting the light and fresh air in. Really, their appeal lies in the fact they can do both at once.

When criminals do try to enter a residence they use a doorway about two thirds of the time. Laminated doors provide little protection against this. Solid wooden doors are far more effective, but steel edged doors provided the best protection of all, outperforming the more general quality doors by seven to one.

Quality metal security doors are light weight, offer protection against breaking and entering that is at least as good as any other door, and allow air and light in while still keeping insects out.

A well designed door also includes a well-designed door-frame. It is of little use to have a solid door if the potential burglars can enter by breaking the surrounding frame. Well-designed door systems include a deadbolt that enters the solid materials of the house itself, and screws that also attach to the main frame of the house. When set up correctly the security door can be as secure as the main walls of the house it occupies.

Security doors measure can also be applied to windows. This is a less risky area when it comes to break-ins, but if residents want complete protection, especially with larger windows, then steel mesh window frames prove to be near impenetrable.

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Door_security

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Wedding Dress Preservation

Though you only use it for its intended purpose once the wedding dress is one of the most important, and most expensive garments you will even own. You will probably want to preserve it for years to come.

Before it is stored you will need the wedding dress professionally cleaned. Don’t procrastinate about this. If there are stains on the dress you need to get them out as quickly as possible; the longer you put this off the harder they may be to remove. Additionally, some stains are hardly noticeable to the naked eye, particularity light grease or food stains, but they will damage fabric over time. Removing these promptly will prevent parts of the wedding dress from becoming rough, brittle or discoloured. Avoid the nightmare where a pristine white dress to turns yellow.

Wedding dresses are a special cleaning situation, requiring custom solvents and dry or wet-cleaning methods applicable for fragile textiles and gowns with sequins, veils, beads, ornamentations … etc. State-of-the-art cleaning methods and cleaning fluids are needed for optimal results.

Proper storage for a dress seems a little expensive at first, and should be seen as part of the wedding budget. Unfortunately, the type of dry-cleaning bags used for transporting clothes are unsuitable for long term storage here. They are designed to prevent any damage on the way back from the cleaners, but they don’t breathe at all. As such they will trap moisture in the fabric and can cause mould if left for too long. Furthermore, these bags are designed to be hung upon a coat-hanger; a dress left on a coat-hanger will tend to lose its shape over time, especially around the shoulders. Padding the shoulders helps considerably, as does a fabric clothes bag that breathes, but it is much better not to store the dress on a hanger.

A dress is best stored in a dust-proof box, which must be made or acid free cardboard or other non-reactive materials. Some of these have a transparent front to allow viewing of the dress without removing it from the box. Lining the box with acid-free tissue paper is also recommended.

Boxes specifically designed to accommodate a wedding dress are the only real choice. Ask our wedding dry cleaning staff for a recommendation or search the net. A well designed bow should display well, be acid free, and be strong enough to withstand years of handling.

Canadian Visas !

Hi all !

Today I have a post about working holiday visas, more specifically in Canada !

I’ve always loved Canada, I’m not too sure why but it has always been a place that I’ve wanted to go to. If you are like me and love Canada, maybe you could get a Canadian working holiday visa. My current job is quite okay so there’s no need for me to go to Canada for a visa, but if you would like to try something new, why not give it a go. They also have tourist / visitor visas if you do not wish to work there.


Canadian Working Holiday Visa

Canadian Working Holiday Visas are granted under International Experience Canada (IEC). IEC manages Canada’s youth mobility arrangements and agreements for multiple countries around the world. These arrangements and agreements make it easier for people from these countries to obtain a work permit, allowing them to travel and work in Canada for up to 12 Months or 24 months. These visas under the IEC are available for people aged 18 – 35, who are from one of the countries that have a working holiday arrangement or with Canada.

To find if your country has an agreement / arrangement, Click here !.


Canadian Tourist / Visitor Visa

Maybe you don’t want to go to Canada looking for work, instead you could apply for the Tourist / Visitor Visa. However, there are some requirements which you need to fulfil to ensure that you are eligible for a tourist / visitor visa.

You must :

  1. Have a valid travel document, such as a passport
  2. Be in good health
  3. Satisfy an immigration officer that you have ties, such as a job, home, financial assets, family, that will take you back to your country of origin
  4. Satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit
  5. Have enough money for your stay. The amount of money you will need can vary with the circumstances of the visit, how long you will stay and whether you will stay in a hotel or with friends or relatives.

On top of this, you may also need:

  • A temporary resident (visitor) visa, depending on your citizenship
  • A medical exam
  • A letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada

There are more requirements and they can be found here !


I missed last weeks post but hopefully it won’t happen again 🙂

Weddings

In my free time I like to watch a lot of television shows and movies, in many of these shows and movies there are various wedding scenes. I then thought about the amount of work that would be required to go into the weddings, not just the ones on screen but in real life. There would be a lot of planning which takes place, this includes things such as travel, guest list, dresses, catering and much much more. I haven’t experienced any of this myself and I hope that I will never need to. It seems incredibly stressful and annoying.

First of there is the guest list, who do you invite? Well first off you have to invite that couple that invited you to their wedding out of courtesy. Then you need to invite your family and your spouse/husbands family as well. That’s easily maybe 20 people already. Then there’s friends, not just your friends but your significant other’s friends. That just kicked up the list, doubling maybe even tripling. Once your guest list is complete, you need to decide the invitations. What will they look like, what font, colour. All this small insignificant details, I think no one would even care except for the bridge and groom. They’d most likely keep it in a scrapbook whilst everyone else would probably throw it all away.

The venue. Where do you want your wedding? Will it be on the beach? What will the weather be like on your wedding day? Will it be so windy that you cannot stand upright and half your guest list is been blown away. If you book a church, will it fit all your guests? Will the church be available on the day of the wedding? These a small factors which many can overcome but when piled together with everything else, it can create havoc. May even cause people to not even want to get married in front of friends and family.

Well I am not an expert but I do know some brands which you may find helpful for your special day.

It must be noted that the categories are listed in alphabetical order, not order of significance :p


Catering


I’m not too familiar with the catering such as the entrees and dinners but I have some knowledge about the dessert. At wedding functions, the cake normally represents the unity between the couple when they cut the cake together as one. But the thing is, that this cake supplier designs and create the most delicate and cutest cakes in the world. They are so adorable you wouldn’t want to eat it, you just want to store it for everyone to see. This brand is called Sweet Olivia.

Sweet Olivia takes pride in adding an artistic touch to everything they product, from quality desserts for any occasion to custom birthday cakes, wedding cakes, or other quality treats for your special events. Every cake is a piece of art, designed to fit into its celebration perfectly. Each cake is crafted with the highest level of care and attention to detail. As beautiful as these cakes are, they stand on their own as delicious and decadent desserts.


Makeup


Makeup is so important when it comes to weddings. You want to look different that what you look like normally. Great makeup works well with a beautiful gown. When I say that your wedding makeup should look different to your everyday makeup, it doesn’t mean you should go piling layers of makeup. It should be somewhat lighter to match the colour of your dress. If you use colours, maybe a light colour could work. Instead of a blue, you could use a skyblue. I don’t know my makeup that well but MJ Pro Makeup does.

MJ Pro Makeup offers professional mobile hair and makeup services for weddings and for all other special occasions. Their mobile services accommodate for areas such as Sydney, Blue Mountains, New Castle as well as the Hunter Valley. Depending on your wedding location, MJ Pro Makeup are more than happy to travel to your destination for your special day, whether it is in the comfort of your home or your hotel suite, this minimises stress for you and your bridal party.

However if you want to do your makeup yourself then you are welcome to do so. It may however cause you a bit more stress than hiring a specialist. If you do your makeup yourself and you require some eyelash extension supplies then Facetouch would be perfect for you!

Facetouch specialises in developing and selling eyelash supplies and permanent makeup products with the company motto: “Better Quality at a cheaper price”. Their aim is to provide products that are efficient and will not become a waste after use. Their eyelash supplies are high quality, Jinny K, the creator of Facetouch has spent over 15 years studying and experiencing eyelash extension and the permanent makeup industry.


Photography


Photography is vital for your wedding, you want to capture all the moments within the ceremony. All the happiness, laughter, smiles, everything. I recommend Splendid Photos & Video.

Splendid is by far one of the best wedding photography services I have ever seen. Their portfolio is filled with high quality and stunning photos. Splendid are an award winning photography studio in Sydney which are devoted to Professional Sydney Wedding Photography. Their photographers are experienced and utilise state of the art equipment to capture priceless and impressionable photos and video.

Just because I said I recommend it doesn’t mean that you should just stick to that one, have a look around. Another professional wedding photography service is Kim Studio Sydney.

Kim Studio Sydney / Shinhwa Wedding captures natural, extraordinary and beautiful moments into images inspiring your cherished stories. Their aim is to capture your precious wedding moments and turn them into timeless memories with long-lasting impressions. Not only do they do photography but they also specialise in hair & makeup as well as dresses and tuxedos.


Travel


Let’s say you have a specific place you want to be for your wedding day, maybe it’s at Hyde Park, well VIP Shuttle can help you out with that. Transport can be difficult for weddings as people may be late, they may get lost and this can often cause more stress for you. So let VIP shuttle take care of the travel. Their charter buses can accommodate large groups of guests, which is ideal for couples who are looking for a fast, safe and reliable method of transportation.

I like to think that group transportation is the best way to go for gatherings and special events as no one can get lost or arrive late. Everyone will arrive at the same time and if someone gets lost then everyone will get lost. But it is quite unlikely as VIP’s drivers plan the trips before the actual trip.


Well, what I learnt is that weddings are complicated and take a lot of work to pull off. I hope that I never have to go through with this ordeal and if I do, then I hope I still remember these brands for future reference.

I am not an expert in wedding planning but these are my thoughts.

Thanks for reading ^_^