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Designed by Landlords for Landlords: Smart Landlord Thermostats designed specifically for HMOs

As the days get shorter and the temperatures get lower, isn’t it time for you to better monitor and control energy usage within your HMO property?

At Inspire Home Automation we have revolutionised the Smart Thermostat for Landlords. Designed by Landlords for Landlords, our Landlord Thermostats allow you to easily monitor, control and restrict your property heating system from your desktop, tablet, or phone 24/7. You can customise how much your thermostat is controlled by your tenants. Giving you control of energy usage and bills wherever you may be.

Cut the fear of your next energy bill
Manufactured in the UK with a dedicated sales and support team based in our offices in Wimborne, Dorset. Our range of Smart Thermostats are designed to meet the needs of HMO landlords.  With Wired and Wireless systems being available, and options for controlling hot water circuits as well.  Our Smart Thermostats will cut the fear of your next energy bill by putting you back in control of energy usage.

Works with what you have
No need to stress about your boiler or your energy supplier – our Smart Thermostats work seamlessly with any energy supplier and 99% of common central heating systems. If you have more than one heating zone in a building or more than one property, then not a problem either. You can add as many of our Smart Thermostats as you wish to your one account. 

Easily installed
Our Smart Thermostats are easily installed by any electrician, plumber or heating engineer who is experienced in installing heating controls. Alternatively, let one of our approved installers set everything up for you and help you get started. Hassle free, giving you more peace of mind.

Money Back Guarantee with our Landlord Thermostat
We are so confident that you will save money in your HMOs with our Landlord Thermostat that we have introduced our unique “Saves you money or we buy it back” guarantee. Simply put, if your heating bills do not reduce after installing our system you can return it to us, within 12 months of purchase, for a full refund of your purchase price. 

Get in touch
For more information about the Ignite range of Smart Landlord Thermostats please visit www.inspirehomeautomation.co.uk/landlords.php or give our team a call on 01202 798 390

Amazing SIM only deal from Utility Warehouse

Utility Warehouse have just launched an amazing new sim only mobile deal that is far cheaper than any deal on the market.  

Unlimited data, minutes and texts £20 with up to three additional unlimited sims per family at just £10 each.

 If you want to know more please contact FBN member Gail on 07985 989538

‘Challenging society’s rules by living the life we design’

www.funlife.co.uk

Looking to increase business? Join us!

At FBN we are continuing to grow! Are you looking for some friendly business support and networking? Then why not join us. We are looking for a wide range of companies to become members, who have capacity to grow, so we can begin to work with each other.

Limited to only one person per profession. Come & see how our approach to increasing business for each other can also benefit you. 

Complete our on-line enquiry form and we’ll send you the link to join our next meeting taking place on Friday mornings from 7.30AM, currently on zoom.  Our available categories include:

  • Architect
  • Bricklayer
  • Builder
  • Car body shop specialist
  • Carpet / Floor Cleaner
  • Chiropractor
  • Construction
  • Fencing
  • Fire & Security specialist
  • Florist
  • Gardener
  • Handyman
  • Mental Health & Well-being
  • Health & Safety Specialist
  • House Maker Over
  • HR Specialist
  • Insolvency
  • IT Specialist
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Local Radio (Forest FM/Wave 105)
  • Locksmith
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Painter/Decorator
  • Plaster
  • Photographer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Plumber
  • Roofer
  • Solicitor
  • Sports Physio
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel agent
  • Tree Specialist
  • Town Planner

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Post lockdown chauffeured car service

Since March we have not been able to go out to celebrate that special occasion.NOW THAT WE HAVE A ONE METRE SOCIAL DISTANCE RULE WE CAN!

If you missed that special birthday, wedding anniversary or social gathering, now book a Chauffeured car with AT YOUR SERVICE to take you there and back in style, and not worry about driving yourself.

For the time being, everyone will be required to wear a face mask, which can be supplied if necessary.Anti bacterial spray will be used before and after every journey, and we also supply hand sanitiser.

Of course we can also take you to the airport, or supply cars for weddings, or sporting events. Contact David Allen by email, or mobile for more details. 

Time to enjoy seeing friends and family once more! 

Email: david.ays1@gmail.com
Mobile 07976 279897
Landline 01202 871122

Why you should consider using a leasing broker for your vehicle procurement needs

One of the main benefits of using us (Dorset Car/Van Leasing) is that unlike dealerships we are fully independent; which means we can supply and advise on any make and model of car or van. 

This not only allows us to offer independent advice based on our years of knowledge within the industry, but we also have access to the best stock available at the best prices from the funders we have available to us.

We can do all the hard work for you; we’ll discuss your requirements both now and for the future to ensure you have the most suitable vehicle(s) for your needs. It saves you having to endlessly search through comparison sites and running back and forth from dealerships.

We are members of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) and therefore adhere to the mandatory Code of Conduct which is there to ensure you benefit from the highest standards of service, fair terms and conditions as well as transparent and accurate information.

We genuinely care about our local reputation and providing the best levels of service to our customers. Much of the feedback we receive, is along the lines of how pleased our clients have been, when we have challenged their initial thoughts on a vehicle they were enquiring about. 

Quite often we sourced a more appropriate vehicle (which they did not initially think about), or a different model within the range which generated a financial saving. 

Alternatively, we can of course, just act on your original instruction and probably still find you the best deal. 

Even if you have already been in to a local dealership and chosen your vehicle, it’s worth giving us a quick call as the chances are we could improve on what you have been offered. 

On the rare occasion that this is not the case, at least you will have benefitted from ‘another pair of eyes’ and if the deal you have been offered can’t be bettered, we’ll not hesitate to tell you.

Please contact FBN member Dorset Car/Van Leasing by phone or e-mail and we will be pleased to chat, discuss your requirements and offer our knowledge to ensure you end up with the most suitable vehicle for your needs.

Email: andrew@dorsetcarleasing.uk

Call: 01202 821354

www.dorsetcarleasing.uk

Are Diesel cars really that bad?

Back in the year 2000 when we were all told planes would fall out of the skies and our PC’s would pack up and never work again, diesel-engined cars accounted for just 14.1% of the new car market. By 2011, this figure had increased to 50.6%.

One of the main reasons for this rise in popularity was the introduction of Benefit in Kind for company car drivers in 2002, who, at the time were encouraged to choose lower emission cars which diesels were. The change in taxation regime also led to many engineering advances which led to a reduction is CO2 emissions from an average of 181 g/km in 2000 to 120.1 g/km in 2016.

The landscape changed for diesels in 2015 though when reports of air quality concerns started hitting the headlines and what became known as ‘Dieselgate’ led to manufacturers selling 38% fewer diesel cars by the end of 2018 than at their peak. NOx became the new CO2 and we started to see the introduction of Clean Air Zones, increases in Vehicle Excise Duty and supplements to Company Car Tax.

A recent Government statement read ‘cleaner diesel cars and vans can play an important part in reducing CO2 emissions from road transport during the transition to zero-emission vehicles’.

With the introduction of the new emissions testing regime known as The Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test, future vehicles will be tested more rigorously to measure pollutants such as NOx, emitted by cars on the road.

With more and more engineering developments we are starting to see manufacturers produce diesel engine cars which are scoring maximum points for the Green NCAP Clean Air Index, the same as electric vehicles. Whilst electric vehicles produce no pollutant emissions, we are beginning to see diesel engine cars, with proper calibration and effective after treatment, can deliver extremely low pollutant emissions.

In recent test carried out by a German automobile club, one of the diesel vehicles tested did not emit any NOx emissions at all which demonstrates how quickly the engineers are developing clean diesel engines.

Might Diesel cars still be a good choice for company car drivers?

Maybe. The latest RDE2 compliant diesel cars are exempt from the 4% diesel Benefit in Kind (BiK) surcharge which comes into effect from April 2020, meaning they are charged at the same rate as a petrol engine powered car with the same CO2 emissions. Some manufacturers are even producing plug-in hybrid diesels which not only are very fuel efficient, but also benefit from an incredibly low BiK rate.

Neil Carlton, Director of Poole based dorsetcarleasing.uk said ‘over the past couple of years there has been great confusion when it comes to the real situation regarding petrol versus diesel cars. We have had situations whereby companies have switched from diesel cars into petrol equivalents and reported a significant drop in MPG which has pushed their and their employee’s fuel spend up by around 15-20%. We strongly recommend that any future car changes are considered very carefully, and proper advice should be sought’.

Ferndown Business Network Members Neil Carlton and his business partner Andrew Garaway can be contacted via www.dorsetcarleasing.uk or by calling 01202 821354

Keep your hands clean

Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important things we can do to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy. On average, people wash their hands around eight times a day, and the Global Hygiene Council recommends even more, especially since handwashing can help to prevent the spread of germs.

BUY NOW at http://www.wessex-aloe.com or call Ferndown Business Networkmember ‘Dr’ Peter on 07947 685785

Cut your electricity bills by 15% forever

Go green with free, energy-efficient LED light bulbs for as long as you’re with FBN Member Utility Warehouse. We’ll replace all the bulbs in your home, typically worth £300 – £500. The bulbs are bright, light up instantly, and are fully dimmable. Good for you, good for the environment.

‘Challenging society’s rules by living the life we design’ www.funlife.co.uk

Introducing The Mobility Shop

As the south’s leading mobility scooter and electric wheelchair specialists. We are here to help if you are struggling with your mobility in and outside of the home. Keeping you mobile and independent. Preventing isolation and loneliness. 

Supplying mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs, and powerchairs. We also stock for you or your loved one mobility aids, living aids and adapted/assistive furniture. Helping to maintain your independence.

We supply customers nationwide with new & used mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs and powerchairs. We have hundreds in stock. New and used. Big and small. Enabling us to supply you or your loved one with a machine that best fits budget, needs and lifestyle. We can offer free same day delivery on most items in the Dorset area.

At the Mobility Shop we’ll also ensure you keep on moving. We don’t just sell scooters. We can also repair, fully service and customise your or your loved one’s mobility scooter. 

Visit our online store at https://mobilityscootersuk.co.uk. See our huge range of products, helping those struggling with their mobility both in and outside of the home.

Call us on 01202 798942 for more information or to arrange a demonstration.

Utility Warehouse goes remote.

The Corona Virus doesn’t stop UW partners from helping people save money on their household bills and shopping. Days after the lockdown started UW launched a remote app which means that partners can still help people to save money remotely from the comfort of their own homes.

If you would like FBN Member Gail Bannister to give you a no obligation quotation please email her on gail@funlife.co.uk or call her on 07985989538.

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