Why a studio flat in Wolverhampton?

Many people temporarily stay in Wolverhampton due to work commitments as it is only a short drive/ train away from Birmingham – the second biggest city in England.

Studio Flat

A studio flat in Wolverhampton offers you a cheaper alternative than renting your own flat and allows you to avoid the daunting rent prices. It also has many benefits that many people don’t consider when looking at somewhere to live. These include:

Peaceful

As you are staying for work commitments, or for what ever reasons, you will probably go back home on a weekend if you are not permanently living there. This means that the studio flat accommodation will offer you a peaceful environment during the working week.

Cosy

A studio flat is the cosiest accommodation you could have. The central heating only has to warm up the one room and as well as this, it will be a small, but not to small, enclosed space.

Fully furnished

Many of the studios in Wolverhampton are already fully furnished. This means that you will have to spend even less money decorating and furnishing your flat.

Cheaper

The most important factor for many would be because it is cheaper. One of the reasons why many individuals look at costs is because they will still be paying for the house back at home, so you do not want to over-spend looking for accommodation in the week.

Easy to clean

It is so much easier to clean that a whole flat and many of the short-term studio flats in Wolverhampton offer a cleaning service every 2 weeks in which they change your bed in this period too.

Commercial Cold Room

A commercial cold room is a designated, purpose-built modular structure to keep given stock refrigerated at a cold temperature. In commercial settings, cold rooms are often designed to be large walk-in spaces to accommodate a big amount of stock on-site.

Commercial cold rooms are commonly installed in labs, pharmacies, and restaurants, where a temperature-controlled product is critical.

Considerations for Commercial Cold Rooms

Location – Where your commercial cold room is installed is a very important factor. It needs to be functional for your day-to-day business. If the cold room is used daily, having it in an area easy to access will help your business run more efficiently. It needs to be balanced between not taking away from any space already used or being too far away from the main building.  It is common for freezer rooms to be located at the back of the building near the delivery bays which also helps transfer stock straight to the freezer once delivered.

Size – Before investing in a commercial cold room purchase you need to be clear about your requirements and needs.  Consider important questions such as; how much stock do you plan on keeping on-site daily, how often do you rotate stock or get deliveries? What is your overall budget? The answers to these questions are key to giving all the information to your chosen Cold Room supplier to offer the best choice to fit your requirements.

Rental or Purchase – There are two main options to consider when getting a commercial cold room. You can purchase a cold room outright, so you own it and are responsible for ongoing maintenance. If you are not 100% sure about this, a short-term option would be to lease or rent one for a few months stress-free.

commercial cold room

IR35

Contractors who provide their services through intermediaries, such as their own limited companies, run the risk of unwittingly being caught by IR35 if they’re not careful. This can result in a substantial bill for extra tax from the taxman.

An essential task for any contractor is to avoid an IR35 investigation, below are a few steps you can take to avoid one, making sure IR35 will not apply to you.

Make sure your tax returns are completed correctly and on time, any errors and you could put yourself on HMRC’s radar and arouse inspector’s suspicions that you may be making further mistakes. Hiring an accountant to submit tax paperwork can significantly reduce your chance of being targeted for an investigation.

There’s no such thing as an IR35 proof contract, but paying for a contract review is essential when you get your contract, have it professionally reviewed by an expert who can identify any clauses that may be badly worded and could put you inside IR35 from the outset.

You should always operate under “Contract for services” arrangement, as a business to a business service provider through your limited company. If you are named within a contract it may compromise this business relationship and an overzealous HMRC inspector could interpret the working relationship as an employment contract of service.

Keep the client at arm’s length, avoid being on any organisation charts, having business cards, getting any benefits that are normally given to staff, don’t become part of the company furniture so try and avoid becoming part and parcel of the organization.

Hopefully, by following the above and adhering to the IR35 rules, you should avoid any costly bills from the taxman.

Tax Paperwork

Tax Paperwork

Key Management for Estate Agents

As an estate agent you are responsible for your client’s most important asset, their home. Keeping multiple sets of keys and having access for your staff can be a struggle. That’s where a property management key system is useful for your business as an estate agent. This will give organised access to all the property keys for you and your staff.

Only authorised personnel can access the key system to prevent duplicates being taken or the keys themselves from being taken.

Both mechanical and electronic systems are available to provide key management for estate agents. Mechanical systems use pegboards to check keys in and out of the key tracking system. Each authorised user is given a personalised access peg which is used to identify who has taken the keys from the tracking unit itself.

Electronic systems on the other hand are far more advanced as everything is tracked using unique passwords which are then submitted to logging software. RFID technology can be used to keep track of keys and items. Tags are used on the items which can then be tracked using RFID scanners situated throughout your business premises.

Electronic systems are unobtrusive and easy to use throughout the day. Everything is tracked into a log so any lost items can be identified straight away.

Estate agents often use other equipment such as laser measuring devices and damp testers. These can also be tracked using a management system like the key tracker.

Using these management systems gives confidence to your clients as it shows your business is organised and responsible with their assets.

Key Management for Estate Agents

Industrial Magnets

There are a variety of magnets that classify for industrial use. Industrial magnets are high strength magnets that have certain characteristics that make them ideal for applications in the industrial industry. Different applications require different types of industrial magnets.

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Types of industrial magnets

Permanent overband magnets:

The overband separators are effective units for the continuous removal of tramp ferrous material from a product stream. This specific type of magnetic separator is used to protect, clean and separate materials on applications in the recycling and quarrying industries.

Permanent suspension magnets:

Suspension magnets are specially designed for the extraction of occasional tramp iron from a product stream being conveyed by a conveyor belt or vibratory feeder. The magnet is suspended above a conveyor with sling chains setting the magnet face at the correct angle for optimum extraction. An electro suspension magnet can be repositioned away from the conveyor and de-energised for cleaning.

Drum magnets:

Drum magnets are constructed with a 180 degree stationary magnet system. Material is fed onto the drum cover at the leading point of the magnet section. Magnetic materials will adhere to the drum cover as it revolves and will then be discharged behind the normal trajectory.

Tube and grid magnets:

Tube and grid magnets are often used for the removal of fine and general tramp iron to protect a product from metal contamination. They are manufactured from ferrite or rare earth magnetic tubes, depending on a customer’s application requirements.

They are most commonly installed into hoppers, chutes and ducts, magnetic tubes and grids and are often used for applications in the food processing and ceramics industry.

 Plate magnets:

Plate magnets are an inexpensive form of magnetic protection against occasional tramp iron contamination. The plate magnets can be used in a wide range of industries and are commonly installed within a chute or over a conveyor. Plate magnets are constructed from a magnetic stainless steel casing, which utilises projected magnetic stainless steel poles for enhanced field intensity.

Magnetic plates can be manufactured with either a strontium ferrite, or a high-intensity neodymium iron boron (rare earth) magnet system. The more powerful rare earth solution is advised for removing much finer iron particles from powders and foodstuffs.