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The Peace Garden Pt 1
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The ‘Peace Garden’ at Altona Meadows School is somewhat unique. This large build was initiated, managed and built by an incredibly enthusiastic parent and congregational team with regular encouragement and guidance from Cheswick Consultants landscape architect, Jai Cheswick.

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Expect new planning policies for declining suburbs
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Suburbs Falling Behind Inner Cities A new Suburban Task Force – like the Urban Task Force – is needed to boost regeneration in outer city areas. Despite being seen as places of relative prosperity, according to the Smith Institute, a centre left think tank, over the last decade many have struggled, with shifting employment, poverty […]

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Post Brexit Cheer from China
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China’s £1 Billion Investment in Sheffield It seems like our ‘half full – sunshine’ movement (Weekly Insight 5 August 16) has already started to bring us all some sunshine as we learn that China’s Sichuan Guodong Construction Group has inked a deal with Sheffield City Council to invest up to £1bn over the next 60 […]

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The ‘New Rules’ of ther Development Game
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In Stephen Hunt’s view, “There is a disconnect between the client’s expectations of RIBA stages and BIM design methodology.” As MD of a building services consultancy, he is well placed to know. Historically, construction projects followed the RIBA seven stage model. The framework of this runs from feasibility at stage one right through to monitoring […]

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Legal Boost from Brexit
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“Bring me Sunshine” Do you remember this cheerful little song that Morecambe and Wise used as their curtain closer? So, are you a glass half full, or half empty person?

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Who will build tomorrow’s homes?
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Lego for Learners In support of their report “A Career of Choice – attracting talented young people into house building”, the NHBC Foundation has launched an on-line film using Lego to highlight the benefits of a career for them in the industry. In part it responds to the report highlight that the industry needed to […]

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Co-Housding – Modern Hamlets
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What is Cohousing? A cohousing community is an intentional grouping of typically between eight and 40 households, created and run by its residents. Each household has a self-contained, personal and private home – and sometimes garden – but residents come together to manage and maintain their homes as part of a community with fixed boundaries […]

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Solutions for noisy neighbours
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Acoustic Flanking Sound According to Knauf’s Charles Johnston, around half the UK population says noise affects their quality of life; 22% of people cite noise as the most common cause of problems with neighbours. Sound transmission through separating walls involves not only direct sound but also flanking sound. Acoustic flanking is a sound which travels […]

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Start with a Site Plan
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A step-by-step guide to measuring your garden with examples to demonstrate the measurements required and how to make them. This will help with awkward features and shapes and should enable you to produce quick accurate dimensions.

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Build a Brilliant Landscape Business Website
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We became SEO experts & now our website www.landscapedesign.melbourne ranks well on Google. What is an SEO expert anyway ? SEO experts seem to have a hard time describing their role in

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Build to Rent Blossoming RIBA Products in Practice
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New Private Rented Sector With their focus on innovation, design, sustainability and tenant satisfaction, todays institutional led ‘Build to Rent’ sector is creating a new image as well as

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