The weather in the UK has well and truly taken a turn over the past month, with the milder weather replaced by freezing cold winds. As such, we expect to see more ice and snow hitting our areas soon so being prepared for the coldest of conditions is crucial.
With some help from our customer service and sales team, we have put together a short 101 on grit bins and grit based on questions they get asked by our customers around this time of year.
Continue reading… “Grit and Grit Bins 101: What You Need to Know”
Most people think salt is simply to add flavour to meals and to be used as a food preservative. However, only 6% of all salt manufactured goes into food. We use salt in over 14,000 different ways from making products such as paper, plastic, glass, polyester and rubber to household soap, bleach, dyes and detergents. Another common use of salt is to treat icy roads and paths in winter, this is because salt has a lower freezing point than water. Everyone uses salt, whether its directly or indirectly.
Continue reading… “Salt mines around the world”
Spreading salt isn’t the most glamorous of tasks, but it is important. In most cases, it is a legal requirement for business owners to properly grit their land. It can also help you avoid any expensive injury claims if you ensure your business is properly maintained over the cold winter months.
Let’s look at the key facts about salt spreaders, the different types and why they are so important to a business.
Continue reading… “The Different Types of Salt Spreaders: Which One is the Best for Your Business?”
With winter around the corner, it is crucial to be prepared for the worst conditions we can face in the UK.
Snow and ice often grind the country to a halt. Making sure you have the correct materials to deal with it can be crucial.
We have looked at one item that we find is popular during this time of the year, probrine. It is an alternative to standard salt and has slowly become the norm for dealing with snow and ice.
What is ProBrine?
Probrine is becoming a popular method used to reduce the impact that snow and ice have on our roads and pavements.
Continue reading… “How to Beat the Winter Freeze”
Keeping up to date with the weather is arguably as important as keeping up to date with the news. Most of us will have a weather app or website saved on phones or computers. Whether these sites are accurate or useful is up for debate but, most of the time they will get the weather right, kind of.
There are lots of websites out there, and all can differ slightly in terms of what they say the weather will be like each day. To try and help you pick the best site and avoid being caught in surprise rainfall or heatwave, we have investigated the finer details of the sites and apps and ranked the best ones to use.
Continue reading… “Top 5 Weather Websites To Check Your Local Weather”
I’m sure you have seen plenty of ‘winter is coming’ captions from companies recently but, winter is coming, and it can throw up all sorts of weather conditions and issues for the UK.
Last winter, the UK recorded its lowest temperature in two decades, combined with snowfall in some areas, which caused havoc for residents. This wasn’t enough to break into the top 5 worst winter conditions faced by the UK.
Continue reading… “Top 5 Worst Winters in the UK”
We’ve started to see some snow fall in the North of the UK this week, along with some weather warnings and it’s got us feeling all sentimental about our first decade of keeping our loyal customers prepared for the winter weather.
Ten years of Gritbins.net
A walk down memory lane has us all feeling very proud to have served you for the last ten years and incredibly grateful to all of our loyal customers for making that possible. We made our first ever sale just 48 hours after pushing the website live and the rest, as they say, is history.
Continue reading… “Winter is coming…”
Since the weekend (25th February), weather warnings for snow and plummeting temperatures have put the UK on high alert.
Continue reading… “Bitterly Cold Weather Batters UK”
With newer technologies and methods, it’s time to revise the way you are de-icing. Liquid de-icers are a fantastic alternative to traditional rock salt for many reasons, here’s what you need to know about them.
Continue reading… “What Are Liquid De-icers?”
Having the correct tools for spreading grit or rock salt makes the task much easier and quicker. Our grit bin winter packs include everything you need, delivered to your door in one handy package! Continue reading… “Guide To Grit Bin Winter Packs”