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Wishing you a Merry Christmas from LocksOnline!
We'd like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all our customers, and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too! It's been a busy year, and that's all thanks to you!
LocksOnline Christmas Prize Draw - We Have a Winner!
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Office Ideas – Re vamping your workplace
  If you looking to re design your place of work, our Locks Online guide - Office Ideas – Re vamping your workplace may be just the thing you need!   Are you sick of your staff looking at the same 4 walls, day in, day out? Maybe it’s time to get a new lick of paint on the walls or treat your employees to a new desk? Either way, we have done some research as to what things you need in your office to keep your staff busy bees. It’s important to...
Outdoor LED Lights – Garden ideas this summer
Get bright and colourful with Outdoor LED Lights - Garden ideas this summer. A Locks Online guide to the perfect garden for entertaining this year!   The sun is here and summer is on its way! What better to do than relax in the garden with a BBQ, family and friends. But why is it important to light up your garden? From extra hours in the day to setting the mood, LED lights for your garden is a fantastic and efficient way to really give your...
20 Kitchen design ideas you must have
  Locks Online have made a guide on 20 Kitchen design ideas you must have! Some great tips on what you need in your kitchen!   The kitchen is the heart of the home, let’s face it. Mums cooking or baking brings everybody to socialise in the kitchen. They say life is created in the bedroom.....well it’s safe to say it’s certainly lived in the kitchen! But when you look in your bake house chamber, do you really have everything you need? I have...
Overseas delivery with Locksonline.com
On a daily basis we are asked about Overseas delivery with Locksonline.com.   It’s time to let our customer’s know the in’s and out’s of ordering from across the globe and delivering straight to your door.   Based in south west Wales in the UK, Locks Online strive on giving our customers the best service possible. From advising you on the best solutions for door handles and hinges, to spending time assessing your order to quote you the best...
Emergency exit! – Get to know the BS EN 1125
Emergency exit! – Get to know the BS EN 1125 is a great Locks Online guide, explaining how the British Standards for panic and emergency exit doors will affect any business.   Get to know the BS EN 1125 and what procedure you must take to ensure your emergency exit complies with the right standards. Whether you have an emergency exit door in your shop for customers, or have one in the office for 100 employees, it is important to have the...
BS EN 1527 – The right sliding door hardware for you
BS EN 1527 – The right sliding door hardware for you, is the hardware standards for sliding and folding doors explained for the everyday person.   This British Standard covers most types of sliding and folding door hardware applications, with tests such as durability, fire resistance and corrosion resistance. Read on to find out if your sliding or folding door system has the correct door furniture for your insurance purposes. When shopping...
Electric locking systems – A Locks Online Dialock exclusive
Electric locking systems – A Locks Online Dialock exclusive is an insight on what the locking solution is about.   The range has very limited contact with direct customers and do not have many wholesalers, which make Locks Online, the number 1 place to be able to offer their product. Dialock is the ultimate intelligent identification and locking system with touchless entry and time recording. With optimal security, the Dialock range has many...
Sliding door panels – The 3 features to choose from
  A quick guide on Sliding door panels – The 3 features to choose from. What are the 3 different options for your door panels?   So we seem to be getting alot of interest in our sliding door systems and door gear so I wanted to write a few guides on the different things to look out for. When shopping for sliding door solutions, you must have an idea that you like already. Be that an industrial look or a modern hidden feel, the appearance of...
The benefits of pull out waste bins–A Locks Online Exclusive
The benefits of pull out waste bins – A Locks Online Exclusive is a small insight as to what the big deal is regarding waste solutions.   Why do we, as a nation make such a big fuss about the rubbish were throwing away? Read on for reasons on why waste bins are an asset in the home and how to store them, the right way! It’s not easy living day to day wasting food, plastic, bottles and cans however, the is an easy way to separate these...
Win an Ipad Mini - Only at Locks Online!
This is your chance to - Win an Ipad Mini - Only at Locks Online! Summer is on its way and Locks Online are feeling generous! We are giving away 2 Ipad mini's this summer, to 2 of our lucky customers! How would you like to end your summer with an Ipad mini in your hands?   We want to thank you for your custom so far this year and giving back to our customers is just as important as the service we provide, so don’t miss out on this fantastic...
Sliding doors – A Locks Online Exclusive guide!
  Sliding doors – A Locks Online Exclusive guide! Is an insight on how to find the perfect door solutions, with all you need to know and what to look for.    Whether you’re looking for commercial or domestic living or to let the outdoors in, Sliding doors are the future for any home or business.    What do I need? How much work will it involve? When do I buy my products? There are so many questions on ‘where do I start?’ regarding sliding...
British Standards for door closers - BS EN 1154 Explained!
All you need to know about the standards for Controlled door closing devices. British Standards for door closers - BS EN 1154 Explained - A Locks Online review! Controlled door closers can be used anywhere, not just on fire doors. Depending on where you want to put them, they are mainly used commercially for fire doors, ensuring safety and security are met and to prevent unauthorized use of the door. When shopping round for controlled door...
What are the British Standards for Building Hardware - BS EN 1935 Explained!
  A small guide on what the BS EN 1935. What are the British Standards for Building Hardware - BS EN 1935 Explained! - A Locks Online Review.   If you’re buying new building hardware goods, you need to make sure they comply with the BS EN 1935. Whether you’re looking for hinges for your window, door or furniture, you want to make sure you have a good quality product. I have pulled together some useful information regarding the standards of...
British Standards for Door Furniture - BS EN 1906 Explained!
A small insight on door furniture standards. A quick guide on British Standards for Door Furniture - BS EN 1906 Explained! If you’re thinking of buying door furniture for your home or office, you need to ensure your getting the best quality. Below is a small guide on what standards you need for door furniture, and what effect it will have on your overall outcome. Written for the everyday person who isn't involved in the industry, I have...
Recycling at home facts – Need to know!
  Important facts on recycling including, how? Why? And what you need to do at home, to help the environment.   Do you do enough for the environment? The world is coming to an end and we must be more efficient for the environment, so we are being told, on a daily basis. But how important is it really to recycle? I have done some research and have found some major facts I want to share with you all to see if you are doing enough to help ‘save...
Easy cleaning tips for your home
  A handy guide on cleaning your home, with tips on what products and tricks to use around the house.   “Don’t wipe any surfaces taller than your tallest friend” The wonderful web is posted with tricks of the trade on different cleaning ideas but let’s face it, who actually douses a red wine stain in white wine? I have decided to put together a short little something to give you some real easy cleaning tips for your home and guide you on some...
6 Affordable home trends for 2015
What’s trending in 2015? Affordable ideas for your home in 6 easy steps.   Keeping up with the cool crew is hard enough without having to incorporate your home into up and coming design trends. If you’re a follower of ‘What’s hot’ and ‘new design ideas’ then read ahead for my 6 affordable home trends for 2015!   Well it’s safe to say blue is the ‘in’ colour for 2015! Whether you’re going for the under the sea feel or the cool and calm vibe,...
Save money with LED lights!
A small guide on how to save money by using LED Lights for your home or business. If your electric bills are too high and your looking to save some pounds, LED lights are a must have for your home or business in 2015! LED’s  are everywhere you go these days and more often or not you don’t even realise or know they are there. Commercial or domestic use, LED’s can be placed in walls, floors, ceilings and even behind furniture for the ultimate...
5 Cheap Ways to Maximise your Living Space - LocksOnline Exclusive
5 Cheap ways to maximise your living space!   Squeezing crumpled clothes into draws and using the kitchen unit as an office is all part of modern living now, especially when you’re compromising on saving rent for little space. Save yourself cash (and room) with foldaway furniture, not leaving you short on square feet!     When I was 19, I moved into a small 1 bed flat with my partner. Compromising on space to save us a few pounds seemed the...
Gothic Door Handles
In the words of the mighty AC/DC 'Well I'm back in black,' 5 words could not be more relevant than what they are to gothic door handles. Gothic decor started showing up around the end of the roman empire and stayed in fashion until the renaissance period in the fifteenth century. It also enjoyed a brief revival when the Victorians stepped back from their classical styling to embrace the bare and rustic look that gothic door handles have to...
Brass Door Handles
 Brass Door Handles - Brass is Back! Brass has made a huge comeback and it's all starting with brass door handles. Polished Chrome and Stainless Steel have dominated the handle market for years. The desire to have a clean and complimenting look called for white backgrounds with silver finishes. But now, we are putting that behind us and embracing 1970s brass back into our homes. Why Brass Door Handles? The great thing about brass is the...
Door Handle Hygiene
Door Handle Hygiene - Don't let them loose their sparkle! No one can deny that a door handle or door knob can add a touch of glamour and sparkle to the home. With the various shapes, sizes and finishes they come in, it's impossible not to find something to suit your aesthetic. But, after a while, these door handles and knobs can start to look worn and aged. Here are some clever tips on how to maintain your door handle hygiene Polished Brass...
Art Deco Handles
 With films and shows such as The Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey dominating the media, Art Deco handles and styling are making a huge comeback. The 1920's saw the end of World War 1, the flapper dress make its presence known, liberate a number of women and saw art influence everything from womens fashion to home fashion. 1925 saw the rise and impact of Art Deco. Back in the 1920's Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance and a...
Tips on Door Handles
 Handles are an excellent way to give your home a face lift, without needing to spend endless amounts of money on materials, paint etc....Handles come in various designs, shapes, lengths, there really is something to suit everyone. But, how much do we really know about handles and what do we need to consider before re hauling our old for new? In this little article, we will help you get a handle on handles. 1) Sprung Vs Unsprung Sprung is a...
How To Measure Cabinet Dimensions for Storage Solutions
Measuring Your Kitchen Cabinets You may think this is obvious, but if you're not a kitchen fitter or regular DIY'er, and you're just looking for some internal cupboard storage units such as pull out basket systems or integral waste bin solutions that are easy enough for anyone to fit, then measuring in the right way can often be confused for other measurements, resulting in inaccurate matches and in some cases, incorrect purchasing which may...
Retail Lighting - What you need to know!
Lighting is one of the most important aspects to a store, almost as important as the actual products on display. Whilst at first it may seem like an expensive cost, a well lit outlet can mean the difference between enticing a customer to come and browse or whether they take their business elsewhere. So, why should retailers give their store lighting serious thought? It defines the overall store image. These days a recognised image is...
Vanity Mirror Lighting Product Review
In this product review, we're going to look at Loox LED vanity mirror lighting.In most bathrooms, task lighting tends to be the priority when considering lighting. Of course task lighting should be hugely important in the bathroom, the room where we carry out most of our grooming and preparations to face the day ahead. However, task lighting need not be boring. There are now a huge range of practical task based vanity lighting available.  ...
Is LED Phasing-Out Incandescent?
The future of household lighting is changing. Light Emitting Diodes (LED) are starting to replace the commonly used incandescent light bulb. So, are we favouring more energy-efficient lighting to feed our green conscience? And will this be a long term thing or a short lived fad? If the current measures recently passed by Governments around the world are anything to go by, then the answer is this will be a long term addition to the world of...
The History of LED Lighting
Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) have come a long way over time, particularly in recent environment-conscious years, due to their extremely low energy consumption.  They are a very simple device of two wires, and a crystal compound of Silicone (Si) and Carbon (C), creating Silicone carbide (SiC) - also commonly known as "carborundum".  When sufficient voltage is supplied to the LED, in simple terms, a chemical reaction is instigated, causing light...
Interior Design Trends 2015 - What to look out for...
Interior Design Trends - What to look out for in 2015  It's the start of another year and we are already trying to guess what the biggest trend will be in 2015. Will there be another Ice Bucket Challenge? Will Loom Bands disappear? Those are all questions for another time. Today we are focusing on the world on Interior Design Trends; So what trends are we going to love in 2015? ColoursPantone has announced its colour of 2015. The winning...
Top 5 Home Lighting Tips - LocksOnline Review
How many times have you thought to yourself 'I could use more light in here'? Reading, cooking and general entertaining is much easier to do in a well-lit room. Take a browse through our top tips for home lighting:  Tip 1) Light up your task area! It's easy to think we have enough light in our kitchen or bathroom to go about our everyday tasks, but by actually fitting a simple strip bar or Flexyled to our cupboards, we can eliminate shadows...
Planning your Kitchen Lighting - LocksOnline Review
The kitchen is probably the most actively used room in the home. Lighting should be an integral part of any kitchen design. Kitchen lighting is not only essential for food preparation and cooking; the right kind of lighting can also be used to create mood and ambience. Here at locksonline, we want our customers to understand how different lighting can create practicality as well as generate mood. A successful and visually stimulating scheme...
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