Glazed Wooden ScreensIndustrial Home Office & Library, London
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EligibilityTo be eligible for the grant, the furloughed employees must have been on your payroll on or before 19 March 2020. Currently, this scheme may be used for subsidising wages from 1 March 2020 through to 30 June 2020, but it may be extended by the government.ConditionsFurloughed employees may not provide services or make money for your business or other linked or associated businesses. However, you do not need to place all your employees on furlough. Employees can be furloughed one or more times, but each separate instance must be for a minimum period of three consecutive weeks in order to be eligible for subsidies. Employees who do not agree to go on furlough may be subject to redundancy or termination of employment in line with normal redundancy rules and protections. Any entity or individual with a UK payroll can apply. The specific criteria are that you must have created and started a PAYE payroll scheme on or before 19 March 2020, enrolled for PAYE online, and have a UK bank account.
Fix your fittingsIf you’ve ever heard the interior designer mantra that fixtures and fittings are the jewellery of a room, you’ll know it pays to give them due attention. Apart from anything else, it makes sense to invest in decorative elements that you handle each and every day – door handles being the best example of this. The key to getting this right is to choose your finish and stick to it for all the fittings. For example, whether you go for antiqued brass, bronze, pewter or brushed steel, use the same finish on hinges, handles, cupboard knobs, light switches and window furniture.
Pick exterior door knobs for indoorsIn a vintage-style room, don’t shy away from using door knobs or fittings traditionally fixed on exterior doors. This rim lock door fitting could well have graced your grandma’s back door, but will look fabulous on a kitchen, utility or home office door, particularly if it’s part-glazed. Why part-glazed? Because the delicate appearance of the glazed upper panels will balance the chunkiness of a weighty-looking door knob.Decorating: Interesting internal windows and gorgeous glazed doors
Halve the workHalf-timbered, half-glazed doors offer some welcome privacy in an office (so there is no ‘living in a fishbowl’ effect while you are trying to work), but they also allow in plenty of valuable light. Painting the frames the same colour as the walls helps them to blend into the space.
Bring in light with glazingIf you want to allow more light into your space, or see easily into other rooms, a glazed internal door is a great option. It works particularly well if you have double doors, or more than one door in the room, as the glass will make them feel less oppressive. When choosing a glazed door, don’t scrimp on the glass – go for good quality with a bevelled edge. If you’ve bought an old property with existing glazed doors, bear in mind they might not contain safety glass. I would always recommend you change this glass, especially if you have small children in the house. To ensure you have the correct safety glass installed, make sure you keep up to date with government regulations and always seek advice from a qualified fitter.
Go for a glazed doorNot quite a window, but serving the same function, a glazed door helps preserve a sense of flow between distinct spaces. This home office benefits from additional light, flooding through the glass in the doors, but the room can still be shut off for better sound and heat insulation.