Brits are bracing themselves for a bitter winter after temperatures plummeted this weekend.
The cooling weather is forecast to get even colder over the next few weeks after sub-zero temperatures blew into parts of the UK.
The Guardian revealed freezing temperatures are expected to continue in England and Wales and health warnings have been issued in light of the forthcoming freeze. Continue reading… “Winter Weather Set To Be Colder Than Last Year’s”
It may be blue skies ahead for now, but there’s only a short amount of time until the Winter weather comes along, bringing treacherous ice and snow with it. With icy roads causing on average over 210,300 vehicle crashes a year (source) you’ll need the very best grit bin to store your grit salt. Continue reading… “Beat The Winter Rush With This High-Quality Grit Bin!”
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 Our Grit Bin Winter Packs”
The Met Office has defined a White Christmas as, ‘one snowflake to be observed falling in the 24 hours of 25th of December, somewhere in the UK’. But will we have a White Christmas this year?! Continue reading… “White Christmas? What Are The Odds?”
With the UK’s unpredictable weather, you can never be too prepared for a sudden drop in temperatures!
Rock salt is the most common form of ‘grit’ and is widely used across the UK to treat roads and pathways to prevent frost forming on the surface.
Here is our quick guide to what rock salt is, when it should be spread and how much should be used. Continue reading… “Rock Salt – Spreading Guide”
Winter 2015/2016 is fast approaching and as it stands, it’s predicted to be a cold one!
Since May, there has been talk about El Nino and that it could cause a harsh winter across the UK and the rest of Europe. Continue reading… “2015/2016 Winter Predictions – El Nino Events”
According to ABTA, over 12 million UK residents take a winter holiday – of which 18% is a skiing or snowboarding holiday, which is up 8% in the past 3 years. These winter holidays account for 1 third of the yearly travel industry in the UK. Here are a few key facts about this industry; Continue reading… “15 Facts About The Ski & Snowboard Industry”
Over the past few winters there has been a lot of controversy around what you can and can’t do regarding clearing snow and ice in public spaces – therefore I want to set the record straight the best I can in preparation for the fast approaching winter months. Continue reading… “Clearing Snow & Ice In Public Spaces and Avoid Legal Action”
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 From Around The World”