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Garden Home Office Building for Work and Business

We have asked various office staff whether they prefer the present flexible remote and home-working environment due to the pandemic and restrictions at the work place and which work environment they prefer going forward to the return to work.

Answers received;

  • At first the idea of working from home seamed daunting and would be temporary but since the lockdown not having to travel to work gives me the freedom to consider getting a dog or indeed the benefits being at home to walk the dog on lunch breaks is a blessing.

  • Having the freedom to take the kids to school and collect them without having to ask friends and family for assistance makes the kids life happy and makes the family more secure and safe.

  • Saving money on childcare fees by having a flexible home business lifestyle means we can work around issues without being restricted to a 9-5 standard working day in one location away from home

  • Lowering the cost of running a car including fuel maintenance and mileage which is also better for the environment especially now with Global Warming taking effect on all our lives

  • Not wasting valuable time getting up early in the morning hoping to not hear of any accidents on our route to work and never knowing what time we will actually arrive home if stuck in traffic on the way home

The Dilemma;

Which room to use as your home office will it be?

  • The dinning room which will need to be cleared up each day as you have got to eat at some point

  • The living room in which the kids and partners like to watch TV

  • The kitchen in which you prepare your daily food and the constant noise of the fridge in the background

  • The spare bedroom that you use for guest is not ideal to leave the company laptop and customers details under GDPR rules

  • The shed was made for garden tools not really suited for a power supply due to ingress of water

The Solution Garden Home Office Building

A more permanent solution would be to have 4tress4u® services install you a Steel Framed Garden Building in the privacy and security of your garden that will free up your rooms to be used as they were made to be used as a "Home"

Benefits to Independent Business Owners

  • You will save money in the longterm as you will not need to rent business premises and could get a return of your investment in a short period of time

  • You will save valuable time and money on fuel costs as you will not have to commute to an external rented business location every day

  • You could reduce stress and anxiety to concerns about security at your external office location where you have limited control to protect your hard work from opportunist crimes

  • You will have more time for your family or hobbies as you are just a short distance away from your family

  • Less distraction associated when working within the house such as doorbells or from partners or kids will provide a more relaxed atmosphere whereby you can concentrate on running your business

  • The value of your home may increase as many buyers are now looking for homes with Home Office facilities

We are 4tress4u® services and we will provide you with the ultimate in Garden Home Office Installations "we provide the facility you provide your imagination and inspiration"

Photo of our truck and trailer delivering materials

Photo typical Steel Framed Garden Building

Photo typical installation

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Single-use plastic cutlery ban report BBC 28/08/2021 10.20am

Pockitpouch was launched from my experience as a tradesmen when I was fastening fencing and other general activities such as roofing, decking electrical work that the whole process was very slow when compared to power tools such as the auto-feed screw guns or auto-feed nail guns which are dramatically faster.

I found the only other solution available was the strap on velcro magnetic wrist bands.

In theory the velcro magnetic wrist bands for screws nails do the job but five things to be noted;

Magnetic wrist bands considerations

  • The nails or screws will join together due to the magnets

  • The screws or nails are not held in a vertical easy to pull out elevation

  • The straps will cause irritation and sweating to the wrist

  • The hand you use for the magnetic strap becomes the pouch so is now redundant

  • Only works on magnetic nails and screws

Benefits of Pockitpouch

  • Pockitpouch is at least 50% faster than using the alternative strap on magnetic wrist band

  • Compared to just using a standard tool vest pouch is easier and faster using it with a Pockitpouch as you no longer cut yourself removing the nails or screws

  • Compared to just using a standard too belt pouch is easier and faster using it with a Pockitpouch as you no longer cut yourself when removing the nails or screws

  • Compared to the weight of tool belt which are from 500 g up and above 1.5 kg whereas Pockitpouch weight is as little as 30 g

  • Compared to the cost of auto-feed collated screw and nail guns anything from £250 upwards whereas Pockitpouch starts at just £9.99

  • Compared to inconvenience of jam ups on auto-feed collated screw or nail guns Pockitpouch as no moving parts to jam up

  • Compared to power tools plastic usage and end of life recycling Pockitpouch in theory could be broken down and reused "Subject to conditions"

  • Our Pockitpouch is not a single-use plastic product so should not be levied or banned under Governments single-use plastic taxes or bans

Extract from BBC News report Singe-use plastic ban on cutlery

What's been said about the ban on single-use plastic cutlery?Some environmental organisations and charities have welcomed the government's plans to ban a number of single-use plastic items but say more needs to be done more quickly.

However, she also says the government needs to go "much, much, much further" in tackling plastic waste.

"We are really facing an environmental crisis, our oceans are full of plastic, and they're killing marine life, they are damaging our Eco-systems and they are actually threatening human health," Jo said.

Many other activists also believe more urgent and wider action is needed. Plans to ban single-use plastic cutlery have already been announced in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the European Union brought in asimilar ban in July earlier this year.

We need government to take an overall approach to say that what we are going to do is bring an end to all plastic pollution, and what we're going to do is drastically reduce the amount of all single-use products, not just a fork followed by a spoon followed by a cup," said Kierra Box from the charity Friends of the Earth.

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HEALTH & SAFETY ON LADDERS Health and Safety Executive


In the food and drink industries, analysis of 150 falls from height accidents investigated by HSE over three years indicated the following places from which workers fell:

  • Ladders: 40%

  • Vehicles and FLTs 17%

  • Machinery and plant: 10%

  • Platforms: 10%

  • Stairs: 8%

  • Roof/false ceiling: 7%

  • Scaffold and gantry: 4%

  • Warehouse racking: 4%




How do you do this whilst attaching a screw to a drill or positioning your nail to your hammer without the use of both hands?

Pockitpouch creates a uniform vertical aligned row of nails or screws giving you a clear view of the top head section to then use the magnets on either a suitable magnetic nail hammer or a magnetic screwdriver bit fitted to a drill, which leaves your other hand free to grab hold of the ladder.

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PockitPouch kit for screws and nails now available!

Pockitpouch standard 45 mm nail kit £24.99 saving £2.99

Pockitpouch standard 45 mm screw kit £24.99 saving £2.99

Pockitpouch standard 45 mm nail and screw kit £34.99 saving £7.98

Pockitpouch is an Eco Friendly way to fasten materials and will reduce plastic waste from that associated with the use of collated automatic feed screw and nail guns.

Pockitpouch as no moving parts is robust and versatile quick and easy to use so no reading manuals or having to purchase batteries cases or other accessories.

Pockitpouch can be reused for continuously easy fastening of nails and screws of various dimensions without having to make adjustments.

Pockitpouch is comfortable to wear due to the whisky flask shape which hugs the contour of your body as opposed to nail guns or automatic collated screwdrivers that are hanging to the side of your hip all day long.

Pockitpouch can help reduce personal injuries to your back as it weights as little as 30 grammes.

Pockitpouch reduces the amount of screws and nails lost during general building operations as our product actively reduces the chances of the nails or screws falling out of the pocket or pouch.

Pockitpouch saves time not having to use magnetic floor sweepers to collect nails and screws after a long days work before leaving the site.

Pockitpouch does not use magnets to hold the screws or nails in place like general magnetic tool wristbands in the market.

Pockitpouch can easily hold none magnetic screws and nails such as stainless steel, brass, bronze, polymers, beryllium, copper and aluminium as well as magnetic screws and nails that magnetic tool wrist bands are limited to use.

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New product PockitPouch will be launching Sunday 4 July 2021

INDEPENDENCE DAY as arrived from the tool belt for professional tradesmen and DIY

The way we work changes from time to time like working from home in the ongoing pandemic restrictions as shown that although never thought as viable as proven to be successful especially to the environment.

Whereas the leather tool belt was born in the 1950,s the first were cobbled at home or custom made by shoe repair and various saddle shops now with the changes with modern technology and mass produced products can be made from various material to suit each individual tradesmen in his or her field of industry.

What we are introducing is a product that will make a shift in how tradesmen and women utilise the tool belt it will allow faster screw and nail operations provide better access to the fasteners and can still be used alongside the tool belt if required, product will be launching in the coming weeks and its called the PockitPouch™

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Our new extended opening hours

We have extended our opening hours due to lock down restrictions being relaxed.

Now you can contact us on 07847 511 968 Between 9.00am-6.00pm Monday-Sunday.

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Truck rear trailer and shipping container locking gear handle security:

We have launched our MkSC cover plate on 5 March 2021 which is designed for shipping container and truck rear trailer locking gear opening handles.

"Please be aware this is not a replacement for the Lock Box which is the standard security housing for the main doors and does not provide protection to the opening handles"

Published 7 February 2014Last updated 16 January 2020

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Coming soon locking gear security for shipping container and truck trailer doors

Shipping containers are everywhere around the world a small quantity are in use on container ships whilst the vast amounts of shipping containers are destined for usage as cheap affordable storage solutions for either public, commercial or industrial users.

This option of storage using shipping containers as the key component offers financial convenience to the operator as it is easily transported to the location by a suitable logistics freight service provider and can be in use in a matter of days.

Brexit in the UK and Europe along with the Covid 19 pandemic is having a detrimental effect for small independent shop owners along with large well established high street shops, many reporting loss of trading and high proportional running costs associated with having a prime location on the high street.

  • Benefit of a shipping container used to store your goods for sale may not be ideal for your trade or services if you sell primarily by foot traffic, but perhaps now is the time to make changes to match the way customers now shop and incorporate your specific e-commerce services alongside any further expansions and utilise the services of your local shipping container storage services in your area

  • Benefit of owning your own shipping container is that in most cases you will not require planning permission or building regulations dependent on your country or your region, so you could be operational in a matter of days

We will be launching our MkSC cover plate for the locking gear of shipping container locking handles and truck trailer rear locking handles around March 2021 which will provide extra protecting alongside the standard lockBox incorporated on the main door.

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