dblo Associates professional team of architects

dblo Associates architects Kensington are the best at enhancing lives through design through their dedicated team of professionals who come together to create amazing state of the art designs. dblo Associates work covers architecture, interior design and development. Working as a studio, allows us the flexibility to expand and contract to suit workloads and to draw on the wider expertise of our associate studios across London.

dblo Associate commercial architects are known in the industry for the following:


creative design and high-quality construction lead to better buildings, revitalises cities and neighbourhoods, results in buildings that work well and retain a human dimension, and makes community and public spaces easier, more efficient and safer to use.


we have experience of projects at both ends of the scale from small carefully detailed extensions, large housing schemes to our own innovative developments.


the development arm of dblo associates has a number of small projects under its belt with some exciting and adventurous new build prospects such as slim houses and canal view apartments.

Want to find out more information? Click here interior residential architects UK


IBS offer a wide range of vacuum pumps either new or reconditioned

IBS is a company that started in 1987 making a footprint in the Industrial Blower market rather rapidly constantly expanding in customers and one UK’s largest repair and service centre for roots type blowers. Their dedicated and highly skilled staff as well as the leading brands of vacuum loader.

You might be wondering what this photo is about. Its actually something that is used in most sectors in the industry every day, all day. This is called a vacuum pump and systems are widely used in Industrial, Utility, Manufacturing, and Municipal sectors. Typical areas of application include:

  • Sewage treatment
  • Production – Chemical, pharmaceutical, plastics, food, pulp, paper, electronics, and textile
  • Power plants
  • Packaging
  • Conveying
  • Printing
  • Medical

IBS offer a wide range of vacuum pumps either new, reconditioned or service exchange representing all of the popular, tried and tested technologies including liquid ring, rotary vane (oil lubricated and dry running), side channel, roots types (including boosters) and claw. We support all of the main manufacturers including:

Robuschi, Busch, Becker, Rietschle, Edwards, Leybold, Siemens, Gast, FPZ, Nash, Sihi, Speck and Elmo.

Click here lutos blowers to find out more…


What is Cloud computing?

How to keep on top of the constantly changing world of information technology? Is your IT department successfully managing your IT Infrastructure so you can concentrate on your core business or is the cost of maintaining your IT getting too much?

Knowall IT understand all too well how companies can struggle to concentrate on their core business and support services at the same time. Knowall IT works as a partner to your organisation, tailoring each cloud solution to fit in with your business requirements.

Their Private Cloud London solutions enable businesses to host their entire IT infrastructure in the cloud, including line of business applications such as MS Office, CRM systems, ERP systems, Accounting systems and more – enabling a truly flexible, agile, resilient IT platform that is cost efficient and requires minimal IT management resource.

Knowall IT success is built on the development of long lasting client relationships, by providing; a client focused, hands on and personal approach, whilst striving to deliver technologies and solutions that exceed their clients’ expectations.

Here are just a few of the benefits your company can experience with Private Cloud Computing

  • Employees become more productive with easy single logon access to any of the applications they need at any time, from any device.
  • An uncompromised user experience that seamlessly moves with them and changes to fit the device they prefer to use.
  • Your company is safer. Applications and Data are stored in a secure purpose built Tier 3 ISO certified UK data centre. If a device is lost or stolen you and your employees can rest easy as the data and applications do not live on the device.
  • Built in Redundancy – all our solutions have multi-site redundancy with 99.99% SLAs including automatic offsite backups.
  • Limitlessly scalable – Scale up or down to meet the changing needs of your business.
  • Simple subscription model means your monthly expenses are predictable without the capital expense.


Wales victory over hosts England

World Cup Rugby fever has gripped the nation with some incredible highs and lows over the past 10 days.

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is the eighth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial rugby union world championship.The tournament is hosted by England from 18 September to 31 October. Twickenham Stadium in London will host the final.

England was chosen to host the competition in July 2009, beating rival bids from Italy, Japan and South Africa. The competition’s organisers, Rugby World Cup Limited, had recommended England to the International Rugby Board (IRB; now known as World Rugby).

Of the 20 teams competing at the 2015 World Cup, 12 of them qualified by finishing in the top three places in their pools in the 2011 World Cup. The other eight teams qualified through regional competition. Of the 20 countries competing in the World Cup in 2011, there was only one change – Uruguay replaced Russia. This is the first World Cup since 1987 with no new teams.

Springboks emerge battered and bruised from 46-6 victory over Samoa

Springboks emerge battered and bruised from 46-6 victory over Samoa

BIRMINGHAM, 26 Sept – South Africa’s 46-6 Pool B victory against Samoa helped heal the emotional wounds of their defeat by Japan but left the Springboks with battered and bruised bodies.

“How long is the press conference?” coach Heyneke Meyer joked when asked to offer an update on the walking wounded, which included the impressive Eben Etzebeth and captain Jean de Villiers, who almost missed the tournament with a fractured jaw.

“I’m not sure because a lot of guys have gone for X-rays,” he added.


“Jean is one of them. There are five or six other players with injuries. It’s his other jaw. We just hope and pray that he’s right. There’s a long list.”

It looked like being another long and difficult afternoon for the Springboks when Mike Stanley sent over two penalties to give Samoa an early 6-3 lead.

But the Samoa fly-half handed South Africa the initiative in the 15th minute when his misjudged pass was picked off by JP Pietersen (pictured above), who raced away to score the first of his three tries.

Young fly-half Handre Pollard converted four first-half penalties before Schalk Burger, Schalk Brits and Bryan Habana went over to confirm a bonus-point win.

Habana’s try took his World Cup total to 11 and moved him to within striking distance of Jonah Lomu’s all-time record of 15.


But there was no doubt Pietersen’s opener laid the foundation for the success.

“It is always special scoring a try for your country, but a hat-trick is very special and I’ll remember it for ever,” said the wing.

“We had to win, if we didn’t win today it we would have been in a very difficult situation to qualify for the quarter-finals.

“We were open about it all week, on the situation that we were in, and the only way to get out of the situation was ourselves. We told ourselves that if we win our remaining three games then we will definitely qualify.”

This result does not have a huge impact on Samoa’s hopes of qualifying, however, with Japan and Scotland still likely to be their key fixtures.

Stephen Betham’s side showed signs of promise in the opening stages. And they were on the front foot before Pietersen’s interception try punctured any growing momentum.


“That intercept in the first half cost us for the whole game,” said their captain, Ofisa Treviranus.

“If that intercept hadn’t gone, the game was really tough, and we would have had a really tight game. After that intercept, some of the boys were heads down.”

Samoa’s heads were down but they do not consider themselves out of contention in Pool B.

Coach Betham said: “At the moment I think our pool is still wide pen. It’s anyone’s game. We lost today but we still have a chance.”


RUMM Your Best Energy Management Option


Does your company take energy saving seriously?

Would you like to do something proactive in business energy reduction and play your part in saving our planet?

RUMM is a company that take their business and their clients very seriously and the results speak for themselves.

RUMM’s Business energy reduction UK main focus is to provide resources and expertise in design and deliver energy management services and solutions in partnership with its customers to achieve cost and carbon reduction. With the support of RUMM your company can achieve incredible results in energy consumption thus reducing a huge amount of cost.

This means that RUMM provide the resource and expertise to work with their customers for a contracted period to deliver measurable savings. “Energy Management Services” is 90% of what they do and includes using all available technologies (aM&T), Behaviour Change and bespoke training.

Have a read of the case study below as to the impact RUMM has had on Cardiff Metropolitan University.

A 7 year Partnership that has accrued more than £1m of savings and reduced the carbon footprint by 15%.

The Client

Cardiff Metropolitan University provides education and training opportunities that are accessible, flexible and of the highest quality. Cardiff Metropolitan has been acknowledged as the “greenest university” in Wales and one of the best across the UK. The University has been a customer of RUMM for over 7 years and the saving accrued are in excess of £1m.

The Brief

As part of the Partnership, RUMM were asked to work with Cardiff Metropolitan to focus upon increasing staff and student engagement by utilising the RUMM aM&T system to provide regular reporting. The goal was to provide reliable and accurate data to inform and motivate management throughout the university.

The Method

Working together, RUMM and Cardiff Metropolitan developed a 5-year plan to reduce utility consumption by 3% per annum. Monthly bespoke reports are prepared and presented to key managers within the University, detailing performance within their respective areas. RUMM’s energy account managers work closely with staff to identify and support Cardiff Metropolitan in realising savings.

Regular meetings are held in order to highlight opportunities for improvement and suggest practical ways in which these can be addressed.

The Results

All targets have so far been exceeded, and Cardiff Metropolitan is has to:

•             Realised financial savings in excess of £1 million

•             Achieved a reduction in its CO2 emissions by more than 15% which is equivalent to the amount of carbon annually absorbed by a forest of 650,000 trees

•             Reduced water consumption by more than 45,000 m3 which is equivalent to 18 Olympic-sized swimming pools

These excellent results have contributed to Cardiff Metropolitan attaining its position as the greenest university in Wales.

Click here for the link to the People and Planet League Table. The Carbon Trust wrote an editorial on the success of the Behaviour Change Program employed at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Why it Worked – behaviour change

The key to this project has been an increase in staff interest and engagement stemming from the provision of useful information. Provided with regular feedback, people have responded to achieve necessary reduction targets.

“Cardiff Metropolitan University has been delighted with how successful the aM&T methodology has proven in comparison with the more conventional approach involving technical projects”

-Paul Manley, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Be the change you want to see and click here Energy Reduction in Manufacturing


James Morris entrepreneur offers sound business advice

James Morris owner of Marquee Hire a specialist marquee hire Surrey was interviewed for the Guardian, read what James has to say.

Five insurance mistakes your business could be making, and how to avoid them

Do you need coverage for temporary staff and should you get a broker? Charlotte Simmonds answers your insurance dilemmas


1. Do you understand “the extras”?

Certain kinds of insurance are mandatory. These include employers’ liability insurance, covering claims brought by staff who suffer illness or injury as a result of their work, and professional indemnity insurance, covering losses incurred by clients as a result of mistakes or bad advice (although currently this only applies to solicitors seeking admission to their professional body).

When purchasing coverage for the first time, most small businesses tend to get these basics right, says Mark Sharman, a claims manager at Simply Business (which specialises in insurance coverage for SMEs). He says the problem is that they forget “the extras” – those non-mandatory policies that could make a big difference if something goes wrong.

“We conducted some research among our customers in 2013 and found that around 75% say insurance documents are hard to read and insurance websites hard to navigate,” says Sharman. “That means a lot of people probably don’t know much beyond the basics.”

One example of this, says Sharman, is “business interruption insurance” – also known as business continuity insurance. This covers a business’ losses if it unexpectedly has to stop trading for a long period of time, such as if equipment is stolen or premises are damaged.

Kevin Pratt, an insurance expert for the financial products comparison website MoneySuperMarket, agrees that there are less familiar types of insurance to consider. He cites “key person insurance” and “income protection insurance” as two examples. “The former would pay out if an important member of your team was off ill or seriously injured for a lengthy period of time, and your business lost money or had to recruit a replacement. Income protection insurance will cover a sole trader if they become sick or injured and cannot work. These are both important for small businesses because people (yourself included) are such a valuable asset.”

2. Do you need coverage for temporary staff?

Employers are legally responsible for the safety of their staff, and the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 requires they have coverage of at least £5m. But do you fully understand who might be classed as an employee? It’s not just full-time staff but freelancers, contractors, apprentices, volunteers or interns may require coverage too, says Sharman.

“Say you’re a builder and you bring in contractors for extra support on a job,” he explains. “Does your employers’ liability insurance need to extend to them? The answer to this question doesn’t depend on the amount of time they work for you, it’s about the nature of the relationship. What amount of control do you have over what they do? What are the terms and conditions of their contract? It may be that you need to cover them even for a few days’ work. HSE [Health and Safety Executive, an independent watchdog] has good guidelines about who needs to be classed as an employee.”

3. What coverage is your landlord providing, and do you need more?

If your business is based in a premises (such as an office or shop), then you should have insurance to cover your equipment and/or stock, as well as public liability insurance – which covers any injury to a member of the public.

With so many small businesses based in a co-working space or serviced office buildings, it is critical to understand what type of coverage is and is not provided by your landlord, otherwise you risk either not having enough coverage or – on the flip side – paying for coverage twice.

Pratt spent 20 years running his own company before joining MoneySuperMarket, and describes his experience: “When I rented, the landlord had insurance for common areas in the building and the stairwell, but anything I took into my office – such as computers – I had to insure myself.

“If you are renting, talk to the landlord and understand to what extent they cover,” he advises. “If the coverage stops at your front door, then you need to get your own. Likewise make sure that you’re not paying for certain types of insurance twice, because you might be covered for things like public liability under your landlord’s policy.”

4. Should you ditch the DIY approach and get a broker?

Entrepreneur James Morris is the founder and managing director of Trafalgar and JF Marquees, which delivers high profile marquee events in London and the south of England.

It all began in 2007 when Morris wanted to see if he could turn his student overdraft into a business. He drew up a budget on the back of a beer mat and bought his first marquee. From the outset, Morris understood that insurance would form the bulk of his budget and that getting the right coverage was going to be critical. He says trying to become an insurance expert yourself is a waste of time; instead, invest in finding the right broker.

“When you are growing you’ve got to work out what your time is worth, and where it’s best spent,” he says. “Why would I spend hours researching policies myself? It’s not worth trying to save a quid here and there because ultimately when something goes wrong I want to know I’ve got an expert who has handled it.”

However Sharman says: “Nowadays online brokers can generate dozens of quotes from dozens of insurers in minutes, so there’s no reason you can’t take a DIY approach. Our platform at Simply Business is built exclusively for small businesses and we specialise here, so chances we’ll be able to cover you even if your needs are niche”.

5. Are you factoring in growth?

Morris has been working with the same broker since he started out, and says it’s important to find an individual or a company that isn’t too niche. He advises looking for specialism but also broad knowledge and expertise, because (all going to plan) your business is likely to grow.

“If you are small you’ve got to be a giant-killer; you want to punch above your weight,” he says. “We therefore needed a broker who understood the whole events industry, not just marquees. I wanted to work with someone whose brain I could scan for tips and tricks.”

Sharman of Simply Business agrees that you should be “thinking about the future” when creating an insurance plan. “Consider how much work you are likely to be taking on in six months or a year’s time – this could impact on the amount of employer’s liability or public liability insurance you need. If you plan ahead then you save the hassle of having to play catch-up with your policy.”

Marquees are fabulous for all occasions especially winter marquees and wedding marquees as you can choose from Marquee Hire large selection. Winter marquee hire is a great option in cold weather as you can have heating to warm up the occasion.


DIY Marquees experts in heavy duty party tents

DIY Marquees

DIY Marquees offer the largest range of heavy duty party tents and marquees to buy from stock in the UK. 24 different sizes in various different ranges means there is the ideal marquee for you – whether you are looking for some temporary party tents to put up at home or a heavy duty marquee for commercial hiring.

When looking for heavy duty party tents or marquees to buy it is important to look at many factors. Many suppliers will list the thickness of covers used as a sign of quality when in fact quality of build is far more important and even the weight of material is misleading as there are a wide range of qualities within the same weight category of PVC and PE covers used in party tents and marquees to buy.

the diy party tent range

Have a careful look at the features of the structures in question and this will also give an indication to the build quality – a marquee that includes additional bracing (eave braces, gable uprights etc) will not cut corners elsewhere in the build quality. A marquee or heavy duty party tent that has cut corners by having the Georgian window printed on rather than the more time-consuming rounded cut may well have cut corners elsewhere that will only come to light when the marquees or party tents are in use.


Lodge Brothers understand how painful losing a loved one is

Lodge Brothers family owned funeral directors Surbiton have been serving the community for over 200 years. Lodge Brothers Twickenham and many other branches throughout the UK offer the largest range of memorials, coffins, urns, floral arrangements and tributes and many more ways to give your loved one a fitting memorial by choosing a special way to remember them..

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Lodge Brothers recently had the honour of conducting the funeral of a very special angel, who was given a wonderful memorial.

‘Amber’s Foundation’ To Be Founded in Memory of Amber Kathan

Lodge Brothers in Ashford recently conducted the funeral of 21 year old Amber Kathan, who’s life was tragically cut short less than a year after being diagnosed with Epithelia Sarcoma.

Before Amber died she told her mother Averil, about her dream of starting a respite project to help homeless people and those impacted by domestic violence. Unlike other mainstream charities, Amber’s idea centres around helping those who need help but who also have pets to care for too.

Mrs Kathan is now determined to take the project forward with the help of a group of friends who supported them both through the past year, aptly called Amber’s Angels. The charity will be called Amber’s Foundation.

Mrs Kathan explained: “Amber had the most amazing ability to get people to do things they did not think they could do. She was a people whisperer and an animal whisperer. She linked together some amazing people.”


Find out more about going on a Tantric Journey

Tantric Workshops London do not provide the essence of Tantric teachings just as at Tantric Journey. Tantric Journey offers the best Tantric lessons London where one can learn the art of Yoni Massage in London. The Tantric Massage London is a growing pathway taken up many modern spiritual women and couple and more and more men are learning the art to satisfy their partner both emotionally and physically; also to help in healing.

Tantric Workshops in London are not common and if found not very profoundly established. Tantric Journey has its advantages of having the sole proprietor being an origin from the Far East; directly exposed to the eastern culture and values that is engraved in his teachings. Tantric Massage in London is not an openly discussed topic but Tantric Journey hopes to re-invent thoughts on the purpose of a tantric Massage in London and why it is suitable and essential for the Western culture.

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The Tantric Journey Workshops are tailored for individuals and couples. Lessons are taught by the proprietor himself therefore guaranteeing first-hand experience stories and one to one knowledge. Lessons are for the individuals who would like to learn the techniques and become healers or experience Tantric Workshops in London or for couples who would love to implement such intimacy in their relationships. Yoni Massage in London is growing to be a well sought self-indulgence for emotional wellbeing remedy by the new independent women and also that intimacy yearned by the ones in relationships. Many Yoni Massage in London is commercialized due to intimate nature and the general perception of something that private being openly discussed and followed in the society. But the Tantric Journey Yoni Massage in London concentrates on the essence and the true nature of the Yoni Massage in London making Tantric Journey the most authentic Tantric Workshops in London comparatively to the rest of the workshops offered.

Click here for more information on Tantric Therapy London.


Hire one of Dukes of Daisy rent a friend

Dukes Of DaisyDukes of Daisy offer a well sought after no strings attached, genuine Hire a date service whereby you can rent a man or rent a friend for any occasion, this is a service you can trust and feel confident. They have carefully selected friendly companions to ensure they have good social qualities to make you feel relaxed, comfortable as if they have known their clients forever. They are highly recommended individuals ensuring you have an unforgettable experience.

Meet some of the companions Dukes of Daisy offer

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Flexible availability in Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool, Leeds, and surrounding areas
This is a unique service to cater for any occasion whether it’s a dinner date, work events, sporting event, pop concert and even a weekend away. Their members offer companionship only - so there are no awkward expectations or “extras” at the end of the evening.

You can relax and put your fears aside in renting a companion from Dukes of Daisy! So next time you need a date and don’t want to go alone contact Dukes of Daisy and choose from one of the many Dukes or Daisy’s they have to offer. You won’t be sorry; you will have a relaxed and fun experience.

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