Lodge Brothers will help you decide to pre plan and pre pay for your funeral to ensure family and loved ones are relieved of the responsibility at a time when their grief and distress will be more than enough of a burden.
One of the key benefits of a Pre Paid Funerals Plan is being able to purchase and secure a funeral at todays prices. This then protects your family and loved ones from any rising funeral costs. We have seen funeral costs rise, year on year so it makes sense to put plans together at the current rate.
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Michael Aspel At St Mary Oatlands Flower Festival
St Mary Oatlands Church in Weybridge is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and last weekend’s Flower Festival, organized by Reverend Steve Brunn and his wife Sharon as part of the celebrations, was a resounding success.
Local celebrity resident Michael Aspel opened the event at the Preview Evening on Friday, and the displays were on view to the public all weekend.
Beverley Lodge attended alongside District Manager Bill Wilde and his wife Caroline.
The Lodge Brothers floral display, based on the theme of “The Resurrection”, was designed and created by Sharon Brunn, who also acts as a relief Funeral Arranger for Lodge Brothers.
Eco furniture is getting more popular. But so is greenwashing
Eco furniture enthusiasts enjoyed a treat at this year’s 100% Design exhibition, the commercial cornerstone of London’s Design Festival. This year’s event welcomed the addition of the new Eco Design and Build category, which featured innovative ranges of eco furniture ranges that minimised waste and were made from 100% recyclable materials.
Eco Design and Build showcased all the latest developments in energy saving technology, materials and the build methods used to design eco workplaces and homes. What’s more, leading designers, inventors and architects from across the eco furniture industry held discussions and presentations on what’s in store for eco furniture design in the future.
The addition of the Eco Design and Build category to the 100% Design Expo reflects how sustainability and environmental issues are high on the agenda. Eco furniture is slowly evolving from a niche to a mass market trend, which can only be a good thing for our homes, the environment and the world we leave for our children.
However, as with any new trend, there are always those that seek to hijack the popular consciousness for their own gain. Greenwashing, where ‘eco friendly’ labels are slapped onto products that might not deserve it, is on the rise. Unfortunately there aren’t yet any strict regulations on what can be defined as eco furniture. So here’s a rundown of
what to look out for when buying eco furniture to ensure you aren’t duped into
buying something with a greenwashed tint:
Made from FSC certified wood – The FSC label gives you the reassurance knowing that the eco furniture has been made from wood sourced from sustainably managed forests, where trees are replaced and allowed time to regrow.
Made from other renewable materials – Any furniture made from plastic (unless it’s recycled polyethylene) is unlikely to be genuine eco furniture. Petroleum based plastic is very polluting to manufacture, whereas bamboo or cork can be regrown very quickly.
Decorated with VOC free paints and varnishes – Conventional paints and varnishes can contain toxic chemicals that can emit into the air for years after they are applied. VOC (volatile organic compound) free paints and varnishes, however, are water based and kind to the environment and our lungs.
Locally sourced and built – Buying furniture that is built by hand locally gives you the reassurance knowing it probably has a higher build quality and also hasn’t generated all the carbon emissions of being shipped in from abroad. It’s also a good idea to ask eco furniture makers whether they source their building materials locally for that extra green stamp of approval
dblo associates believe everyone should have a home and therefore support Shelter the homeless charity
dblo architects studio brings together a team of architects with a wide experience and knowledge across a variety of project and contract types
The loss of a job has meant the loss of a home for many people in this country. Street homelessness has risen by 43% in London alone during the last year.
dblo associates are proud to now be supporting Shelter the housing and homeless charity - Shelter believe that everyone should have a home, visit their website at: http://england.shelter.org.uk/home
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The HV oil free Vacuum booster pump systems combine Edwards expertise in manufacture and assembly of complete industrial vacuum systems with Dresser’s world-renowned Roots pump technology. These pumps are backed by Edwards Dry Pumps or Mechanical Booster pumps and BOC Edwards vacuum booster
This range of high capacity mechanical booster pumps is designed to operate reliably for long periods with no need for maintenance. The
HV pumps can be fitted with an inverter to allow them to be started at atmospheric pressure, at the same time as the dry pumps.
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Are you looking for the perfect wedding venue? speak to one of our advisors today about a marquee hire
At Marquee Hire we pride ourselves in ensuring that it will be with a special Wedding Marquee Hire. We know how important the day is to you. Why not have a Chinese hat marquee for a small reception area? Or make the marquee individual with our huge range of coloured roof overlays, linings and swags? Black Starcloth over the dance floor? The possibilities are endless. We can make the wedding marquees for hire as grand or as simple as you like. One of our advisors would be delighted to come and visit you with our portfolio to discuss your requirements.
The team at Marquee Hire has been involved in a huge variety of weddings and civil ceremonies over the past 20 years so you can be assured that we will work with you to make your wedding day a memorable occasion.
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Lodge Brothers funeral directors offer a range of Pre-Paid Funeral Plans. They have many years of funeral planning experience. We all understand how important it is to make a Will that ensures our possessions are bestowed upon those we love.
Although death can sometimes be a painful topic to discuss, more people now accept that pre-paid funerals can be just as important as writing their Will. By deciding to pre-plan and pre-pay for the funeral, family and loved ones are relieved of the responsibility at a time when their grief and distress will be more than enough of a burden.
Speak to Lodge Brothers to discuss funeral plan and funeral arrangements.