Childcare

Baby Safety Gates ”Keeping Your Child Safe Is Crucial”

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As soon as your child is able to make their way around the home on their own then this is the time to purchasing items that will help to keep them safe.  One item that all new parents must consider purchasing in order to protect the new arrival are baby safety gates.  However, because of the wide array available it may leave you feeling confused as to which one is the right one to get.

In this article we provide some guidelines which will help you know what to look for when it comes to purchasing these kinds of gates for your home.  If you keep what is suggested below in mind then purchasing the one that will keep your child safe will become a lot easier.

1.  Firstly you need to decide whether to purchase the baby safety gates that are permanently or pressure mounted.  The main advantage to going for the gates that are permanently fixed in position is that they are a lot stronger.  This will then help to ensure that at your child gets older and stronger they won’t actually be able to force them out of position.

Plus when it comes to those gates that are in a fixed position they are fitted with mechanisms that should the central part (the gate) need to be removed it can.  So there is no need to undo the whole system.

2.  Next you need to make a decision on what sort of system comes with the gate to allow it to be opened if necessary.  Today there are two kinds of latch system that baby safety gates employ.  One of these is where it is fitted with dual latch so all you need is one hand to operate it. Whilst the other kinds of gates tend to include a pedal at the base of the gate which when pressed allows the gate to open automatically and is ideal when your hands are full. Read more

Home Improvement

A Guide on How To Install Fireplace Doors

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install fireplace doors

The first we’ll go over is installing Aluminum doors for a fireplace. These are a lot cheaper than steel doors and are lighter in weight. You’ll find the doors will arrive fully assembled.

1. The glass doors from the frame can be removed. It will make things easier.
2. Installation brackets can be attached. Each side of the door should have two that will go on the back of the frame.
3. Now put the frame against the face of the fireplace. You want it square, so use your level for this. Don’t make the mistake of thinking it looks square.
4. Now take the four brackets and line each up, (one at a time) to the mortar joint. Then take your felt tip marker and mark where to drill the holes.
5. Take the frame off and lay it down.
6. Now pre-drill four holes where you marked on the mortar joint.
7. Line up the bracket with the holes you just drilled.
8. Screw the bracket into place and tighten.
9. Put the curtain/door screen mesh and the glass doors  to frame.
10. Make sure adjustments are made to align glass doors properly.

Usually aluminum doors take extra work because of the flexibility of the frames. Just make sure every thing aligns right.

Our next step is installing steel fireplace doors. With these, there is no flexibility whatsoever. You can either install them with an overlapped opening, mounted on the face of the fireplace, or inside the fireplace box. Following is how to install steel fireplace doors. Read more