Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Animated Videos for Demonstrating Products

Our long-standing client, SunSeeker Doors, continues to bring innovative home improvement products to market. Below are some quick-fire product demos we have created to help deliver their message.

Thermal-insulated aluminium roller shutters for doors and windows, helps to protect from heat, cold, light and unwelcome visitors. Roller-shutters open and close electrically.




UltraSlim aluminium frames on double-glazed FULLY RETRACTABLE doors (and windows) welcomes in light and enhances your viewing pleasure. When open, the doors provide virtually seamless access between home and garden. You can have horizontal blinds encased within the double-glazing cavity for more control over light and privacy.




Video animations by The BPc, Herts.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Electrical Contractor, Herts

The BPc has been asked to improve the content of the recently developed website for Steve Row, Electrical Engineer, based in Hemel Hempstead and works throughout Herts, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and the London area. With more than twenty five years' experience, Steve's electrical services have been praised as excellent by many clients - we just need to spread the word!
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Some of the services provided by Steve and his team:
  • Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
  • House Rewire
  • Fuseboard/consumer unit upgrade
  • Additional sockets
  • Internal lighting
  • Security and decorative garden lighting
  • LED/Recessed lighting
  • Earthing
  • Data Cabling
  • Phone/Audio
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Fault Finding
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Fire Alarm System
  • PAT Testing
  • Commercial Building Rewiring
  • Security and decorative lighting
  • Internal/External Lighting
  • Consumer Unit Upgrade
  • Additional Points
  • LED Lighting Upgrades
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As we continue to improve the website, please feel free to visit.
NICEIC Approved Contractor, NICEIC Domestic Installer and Part P registered.  All work certificated: www.smrow.co.uk

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stair lighting
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People who are excellent at their jobs are not always so good at other stuff and some simply don't have the time. For example, not all successful business people can create websites and most will not have the time to ensure that their social media is up to date on a regular basis. We can work with you - www.thebpc.org.uk


Friday, 31 August 2018

Bespoke Wedding Dresses for Unique Brides

Based in North-West London, Kate Edmondson is a hard-working, dedicated dressmaker, specialising in bridal couture. Although not involved in creating her website, The BPc was asked to improve the content and assist with social media to help bring Kate's wedding dress service to the attention of brides-to-be.

Wedding dresses are expensive yet an exclusive wedding dress from Kate Edmondson starts from a very competitive £2,500. Brides should allow at least 6 months for Kate's unique design and custom making and fitting service from start to completion.

Following a design consultation, Kate will prepare sketches for you. Once you have decided on your style, you will attend fittings for a calico mock-up of your chosen design. Kate will also source fabrics for you. The wedding dress will be created exclusively for you, to your specification. Full details are given in Kate's bespoke wedding dress design process.

Kate's website includes a number of her bespoke bridal designs. Here, we have featured some 'real brides' dresses which are also featured on the website.





Thursday, 12 July 2018

Signcraft's brand new website

It's taken a while to get this just right but the new website for UK signage company Signcraft has now been launched. Based on the edge of West London, Signcraft's services range from small to very large-scale projects, such as building wraps, hoardings and monoliths.

Signcraft designs, produces and installs a wide range of signage. Their project portfolio includes flags, flagpoles, corporate signage, vehicle graphics, vehicle wraps, shopping centre makeovers and services to the film industry, whose requirements are always special! Their new website has several galleries to illustrate the scope of their work.

Below is a small selection of images from the Signcraft website - ©Signcraft - please don't reproduce these without attribution  / permission.

Signcraft hoarding, coronet theatre

Signcraft building wrap

Corporate signage

Shopping centre regeneration - Signcraft


Vehicle wraps - signcraft.co.uk

If you need signage, think www.signcraft.co.uk.


Thursday, 14 June 2018

Using Videos for Promotion

Recently, our clients have started using video to promote their products and asked us for assistance. This ranges from being provided with 'walkabout' footage from a client's iphone to being asked to direct and edit a series of promotional shorts at clients' offices.

This year, we've enlisted the services of a young filmmaker whose experience includes directing, cinematography, lighting, camera, editing, etc.

The first video we asked him to edit was filmed in Ireland on an iphone. The next video, for the same company, was to be filmed in their London offices featuring an 'interview' with the Chief Investment Officer answering some set questions.

There are some difficulties with filming in a small bright space in a busy open office environment. Available backdrops included two sides with windows and other distractions, whilst the other two sides had reflective glass in the form of a screen and a large, fixed, framed print. There were difficulties with sound, too - not just from within the office (chatter, telephones, etc.) but from major building works immediately outside the window.

A couple of hours later, there were four or five takes from which to edit the best bits together. Back at the editing desk, this took another couple of hours for a clean version to be published. The finished results are below.



The videos have been published to the company's various social media accounts, as part of our website promotions services for clients. The BPc is not a full-on video producer.

Client: www.alphabetapartners.co.uk follow www.twitter.com/ABPartnersUK


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Website Upgrade for Dawn Driving Tuition

Six years ago, in 2011, we hand-coded a nice little website for a female driving instructor in Kent. Dawn decided to  stop working for a large driving school and set herself up as an independent instructor. With an impressive pass rate to shout about, she ordered a car and asked The BPc to design a unique and memorable logo for the livery.



The optimised website was launched then we set up social media and other links to increase the website's chance of a good position for selected search terms. It worked well and Dawn has never looked back.

We advised Dawn a while back that the site may begin to slip down the charts due to preferred new technology, particularly 'mobile friendly' guidelines from Google. We also suggested that if she had a WordPress CMS website rather than bespoke code, she could manage her own updates (e.g. prices) with some brief training, without having to pay HTML programmers!

Take a look at the new website and let us know what you think.


 Why Did Dawn (in Kent) choose The BPc (from Hertfordshire)?

It was a chain of events that began in Hertfordshire. Years ago, we did some graphic design work for a company based in Cheshunt, Herts. The contact moved on, worked in London, recommended The BPc to a contractor who was looking for a website designer, who subsequently recommended us to another contractor who lives in Kent and we designed that website too. This led to a referral for Dawn's original website, described above.

Dawn then recommended our services to Jim Germaney, another Kent-based driving instructor whose website was not performing. We designed a WordPress CMS (updateable by client) website which was completed a few months ago. Dawn was so impressed with its functionality that she asked us to upgrade her site, keeping the same look and feel as the original website. Whew! Where will we go next? :)

Use this link if you want to view some of The BPc's website designs.



Thursday, 19 October 2017

Roller Shutters for Privacy and Security


The BPc has designed and delivered the websites for SunSeeker Doors and Roller Blinds. We have been working with this client for almost ten years, since having their slimline aluminum bi folding doors installed at our property.

SunSeeker Roller Shutters are the perfect complement to SunSeeker UltraSlim retractable patio doors.

Available in a range of RAL colours and woodgrain finishes, aluminium slatted shutters provide additional privacy, security and thermal benefits, as well as screening light pollution.

Easy to operate with an electric switch for motorised up or down operation, roller shutters can be installed on existing doors and windows or they can be ordered with SunSeeker UltraSlim or bi folding doors and windows to be installed together.

Video demo:

Filmed, edited & uploaded by The BPc.

If you are interested in contemporary aluminium and glass products for your home, visit SunSeeker Doors - and if you require a website for your business, please visit The BPc. Thank you.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Personalised Gifts at affordable prices

  

There is always an occasion to give personalised gifts: births, birthdays, mothers' day, fathers' day, St Valentine's day, anniversaries, remembrances, Christmas or just 'Thank You'. Especially when those gifts start from under £5.

Ceramic keepsakes from Queenie of Hearts are available 'off the shelf' or personalised. There is also a range of greetings cards (so much nicer than the, erm... "lunar-sow" website) and other gift items. All the designs are unique.


However, a new website needs more than to just 'be'. It needs a boost of some kind to be found on the internet amongst competitors - and preferably on page 1 of search results. If you search for Queenie of Hearts personalised gifts, you will find www.queenieofhearts.co.uk at the top of results - but this relies on knowing and remembering the name of the company.

 

The BPc is working with Queenie of Hearts to improve results for searches where the name is not used, e.g. personalised gifts. This is a mammoth task as there are thousands of businesses, many with much higher budgets and profiles, who will dominate the top spots. We might not succeed for generic searches but we shall endeavour to raise the profile for specific searches.


Monday, 17 July 2017

Unique Offer - not for everyone - Patio Doors

UPDATE 31/7/2017: THIS OFFER HAS CLOSED - DOORS SOLD! Please visit their website for new doors.

Our client: SunSeeker Doors designs, develops, manufacturers and installs contemporary glass doors. For home-owners who love the light, UltraSlim aluminium frames are less than 2cm wide.

£1,500 +vat, fully inclusive of delivery and installation

If you are looking for a set of fully opening patio doors to fit an aperture of 1520mm wide by 2020mm high, UltraSlim could be the perfect solution as an alternative to bi folding or French doors. Usually, the cost of bespoke doors is over £2,000 but this set is available for one lucky home-owner as a one-off. This is due to the original customer changing their plans after the doors were made. The company wishes to recoup the cost of materials and manufacturing.

Suitable for internal or external use, the glass unit is double glazed to British and EU standards and is kite-marked. The aluminium frames are powder-coated in black.

Link to the offer: Exclusive Door Sale
Link to product details: UltraSlim Doors

Photographs of similar doors:

Bespoke doorsets available for apertures up to 10m. UltraSlim are also available as windows.