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May the year be prosperous

with fresh hope and new success!

Marry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Thank you for our 20 years!

Thanks to all who have begun the history of IRONa 20 years ago.

Thanks to all our colleagues and clients who trust us in their business or entrust us to create a part of their home comfort and beauty!

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Happy Easter!

 

Happy spring!

Happy spring!

Happy Easter and happy spring! Let it bring new ideas, new wishes, new hopes... Let you have wonderful time at your cosy home...

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Baltic Motocross Championship

Baltic Motocross Championship

2012 Baltic Motocross Championship. The event sponsor - IRONa.

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Membership in the Chamber of Commerce

Since October, 2011 Irona is the member of Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts.

http://chamber.lt

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When the first fences were built? What was their meaning?

The English word „fence“ itself comes from the word „defence“. „Fencible“ means "capable of making a defense."

Where is the beginning of the history of fences? Near the Jerusalem Wailing Wall, Chinese Wall or maybe earlier?

The fencing history goes back to the beginnings of mankind, where among other uses, it certainly was for defense. It was also an important factor in developing agriculture, and the cultural understanding of private property. It is said by scientists that the history of civilization is closely tied with the history of the fence and the importance of a cultural function of fences is the same as a physical function (like keeping someone in or out). The history of civilization is related with agriculture, family and propety and all of those developed with the serious help of the fence.

The fence as a base of the idea of private property. Only moving-on societies that did not have individual ownership, such as early farming, did not have fences. That plant-cut-and-run farming technique, however, was enormously destructive of the land. The fencing marked the transition from a way of one-time looting the land to taking care of it and farming it for years. Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote: "The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said ‘This is mine,’ and found people naive enough to believe him, that man was the true founder of civil society."

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World's longest fence

The Dingo fence in Australia is the world's longest fence. It is about 600 km longer than the Great Wall of China. Current length of the fence is 5614 kilometres. In 1980th the length of the Dingo fence was 8614 kilometres and the maintenance of it was a great headache for the local government.

The Dingo Fence was not always a dog fence. Some rabbits were in the vessels that came to Australia in 1859. Within 30 years there were already few hundred thousands of them. This became to be a big problem for the local farmers and the fence started out as a rabbit proof fence back in 1884. It was constructed with different materials due to the local climate and availability of wood. Iron was used for the fence in parts where there was no wood. The structure of the fence also depends on the types of fauna that could be found in different places of Australia.

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What defence functions the stairs could have?

The stairs are one of the oldest buildings in the architectural history. It is believed that the appearance comes from the year 6000 before Christ. They changed their shape reflecting the architectural eras and the talent of those who designed them. The style of building the stairs thousand years ago effect the way we build them nowadays.

You must pay your attention to stairs when enter an old building. The first fact is that they are all built counter-clockwise if you are climbing the stairs. If you go down the stairs, they are of course built clockwise. The way the stairs are built is a remainder of old ancient days when it was a very dangerous time to live in as everyone fought with everyone. The owners of castles and other houses built their stairs counter- clockwise in purpose to defend their private properties against intruders. Most of people (about 90 percent) were right-handed in those days and the way the stairs were built was their advantage as they fought with swords and when an intruder was climbing the stairs he would constantly hit the wall instead of the person he was fighting with. The defender didn't have this disadvantage so the way the stairs were built made it more difficult to conquer the building.

Nowadays we don't fight with swords any more but the stairs are often built according to the tendency from the ancient days.

As the Middle Ages were so dangerous it was used to put another security measure in the stairs: trick or uneven steps. The people living in the house or castle with uneven step quickly get used to the shorter/higher step and compensates naturally. But such steps made many problems for any intruder and they also could make some kind of alarm. Today we have other security devices so it is unnecessary to make uneven stairs and usually we do not have them in the houses only maybe if you have built the stairs yourself and you are not a good stairbuilder.

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Proverbs and phrases about fences and gates

All fences bloom in the native country. (Lithuania)

All fences are too small for the tall legs.

The life without a wife is like a garden without a fence. (Lithuania)

A wide gate is a way to the misfortune, a narrow gate is the way to the life. (Lithuania)

A wide gate is for the layer to come in, but the narrow gate is for him to go out.

The grass is greener in an other side of a fence. (Lithuania)

Everyone pushes a falling fence. (Chinese)

There is no fence around time that has gone. You have memory. (John Locke)

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