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Taking the Gloves Off – wear the correct safety gear
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Who Wants to be a Site Manager? In an article in Construction Manager, Chris Salmon of personal injury claims firm, Quittance reviews the Site Manager’s duties in light of recent changes in the law.

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New Homes on Car Parks ZED Pod ‘Solutions’
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Platforms Above Car Parks ZEDpod claims to be a prefabricated, super energy-efficient micro-home that can sit on an elevated platform above car parks at big retail outlets, hospitals or municipal offices.

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1st Sustainable “Agrihood” – feeds 2,000 free
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What is an “Agrihood” It’s an alternative neighbourhood growth model, positioning agriculture as the centrepiece of a mixed-use development. There are some ‘agrihoods’ around the USA, but in rural areas. This is the first within a city.

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65 MT House Lifts to avoid flooding  – R&D Innovations
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Planning Application for Experiment UK developers Larkfleet Group is seeking permission for an experimental house. Their aim is to jack lift this 1.5m above flood waters. If successful it could enable housebuilding on thousands of flood risk sites presently undevelopable.

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Short Skills attract China Men  – The changing face of UK Contracting
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Chinese Grasp the Opportunity As reported in Weekly Insight a few months ago, according to Construction Manager the Chinese seem to be taking advantage of these difficulties. For example, Chinese contractor Citic Construction, Chinese developer ABP, and Thai company CP Group have joined forces to create the East London Development Group to undertake projects in […]

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New Self Build Rules – New Opportunities says Architects Journal
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12 Million Self-Builds – a Takeover? As reported by the Architects Journal, local councils must now grant planning permission to meet demand for those wanting to build their own homes. And according to many surveys, at least 12 million Britons would like to build or commission their own home. That’s a lot of houses!

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Demand for Timber Frame Increases – OffSite to the Rescue
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Media & Ministry Frenzy As evidenced by The Telegraph and BBC recent ministry plan to help build 100,000 ready-made homes to try to solve the housing crisis, is attracting much attention. The Government’s major strategy shift to embrace pre-packed homes echoes the drive that followed the Second World War. Housing minister Gavin Barwell, has confirmed […]

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Industry disruption – distance landscape design
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For the forward thinking, tech savvy home owner or developer, in a busy world, distance design works.

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Escaping the CIL Maze  – a Lawyers View
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Planning Inspectorate Highlights According to Graham Cridland and Holly Lawrence of Ashfords Solicitors, recent appeal decisions published by the Planning Inspectorate have highlighted the appeal process under regulations 117 to 119 of the Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) Regulations 2010 and the importance of adhering to the mechanics of the procedures set out within the CIL […]

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Localism, housing & popularity – a Lawyers View
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‘Boosting’ Housing Delivery Pledging unprecedented steps to boost housing delivery, Sajid Javid told the October Conservative Party Conference that a 3 billion Home Builders Fund was being created to build more than 225,000 new homes. Explaining that housing provision was his number one priority, he called for councillors and MPs to be prepared to make […]

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The Peace Garden Pt 2
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School Gardens Update : The plants are settled are starting to grow well giving the gardens a more complete feeling.

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