Microchipping your pet is a permanent method of identification, a microchip is very small, about the size of a grain of rice, a vet will implant this chip under the skin of your dog or cat, it will usually be placed under the shoulder blades (where there is lots of skin) just by your pet’s neck, every chip has a unique number that can be used when scanned.
Microchipping should not be painful; your pet may feel a sharp scratch (just like when having an injection) nor anaesthetic or surgery will be required, and it can be implanted in seconds during a standard vet visit.
If your dog or cat gets stolen or lost, microchipping will help you identify that it is your lost pet, a thief may remove a collar or tag, but as the microchip is embedded under the skin they will not know its there and will not be able to remove it if someone found your dog or cat and claimed it as their own microchipping would be able to prove that this is your dog or cat.
Microchips are so tiny that once implanted, it is near impossible to remove them or damage them in any way. Microchips are designed to last for the duration of your pets’ life.
New puppies must be microchipped within the first two months of their first registration, this will then be held on the national dog database. New kittens require a kitten to be microchipped by 6 months old. Cats and dogs must be microchipped according to section 10C of the domestic animal’s act 1994.
Microchipping your pet is the best chance you have of being reunited if they were to go missing or was stolen. Unfortunately, thousands of pets do get stolen or lost every year and many are never reunited with their owners, microchipping can give you the best chance of getting your pet home!
Cost-wise microchipping is not that expensive, it will usually cost between £10-£15, always make sure you take your pet to a reputable veterinary practice and that the person carrying out the microchipping is qualified to do so
Creating office space using a mezzanine floor is one of the most common reasons people decide to build one. Due to many industrial environments being dirty, building an office mezzanine provides a clean space to work in away from machinery and noise.
This type of mezzanine can be used to create extra rooms for staff without the expensive cost of an office relocation.
If a business uses a lot of machinery or equipment which needs to be controlled externally then an office mezzanine can be used as a control room. This is so the machinery can be operated and monitored at a safe distance all in one room.
Office mezzanines can be built with a range of options including steel and glass partitions, electrics, networking, sound insulation, water and ceilings. An office mezzanine is sealed so therefore it can be air conditioned or heated easily.
A staff room is another possible use of an office mezzanine. This provides a space for staff to go away from the main work area. Toilets can also be added to this area as running water can be installed.
Office mezzanine floors are a cost-effective way of adding extra space to your business rather than a complete business relocation.
These types of mezzanines can be customised into any shape or size you require with the option of being fully heated and air conditioned.
Are you experiencing issues with the quality of your television picture or missing channels? This may mean you have poor television reception and an upgrade of your aerial is essential.
If you have been using an aerial that is over 5 years old the frequencies have now changed. Old style aerials were designed to receive only narrow frequencies but since the digital switch over the frequencies have changed meaning that your aerial needs to be retrieving digital terrestrial frequencies in addition to the previous narrow analog frequencies.
Aerial installation should be carried out by a professional rather than a simple DIY project. For new aerial installation work cabling will need to be run through the walls, roof and property before mounting takes place. A secure location will need to be decided and what materials will be best to carry out the job, i.e bracket or pole. Another aspect you need to consider is how many televisions you want installed. In theory by adding extra televisions you are splitting the aerial and weakening the signal strength, it may be beneficial to install an amplifier along with the new aerial to boost signal strength for the extra televisions.
Aerial installation or upgrade can take anything from 1-4 hours depending on the labour required to carry out the job. When your aerial installation has been completed always ensure that you re scan your television by following the instructions on screen. It may be best to do a first-time installation rather than an auto tune.