If you like the idea of creating a home that suits you in terms of design, budget and lifestyle, then self build could be for you Inspiration and expert advice for your home building or renovating project from Britainâs first self build magazine, with readersâ homes, build costs, house plans, materials, DIY guides, design ideas […]
From iconic architecture like the fish-inspired Guggenheim Bilbao to obscure shell-shaped houses in Mexico, these 15 buildings are truly strange. Towers that seem alive, twisting and dancing with each other. An alien-like blob that looks like a UFO after dark. A building that’s literally a blur. All of these and more are homes, hotels, museums […]
Come along as we perform a little thought experiment. Let us imagine that there exist two distinct sets of natural law which govern forms of energy. One of these is The Laws of Abundance. The other is The Laws of Scarcity. Both sets of law govern throughout these types of energy, but in varying proportions. […]
Construction inventions are always needed. Our patent firm is technically savvy in this area and ready to help you on a fixed fee basis (enabling us to help you at any budget). Do you have new and novel ideas relating to construction industry? Have you created the next labor saving fastener system? Do you have […]
A new Rafter Layout system that simplifies the Traditional Roof Frame Layout method. The Tool is a 3 dimensional protractor, all the angles are converted to degrees and factors for rafter lengths are also provided in the instructions.
Answer: The tower building in New York required either extremely thick brick walls at the base (making the lower floors so small as to be unusable) – OR a new type of construction material –
Roberto Bonanzinga is a partner at Balderton Capital and has spent over 15 years working with entrepreneurs in the US and in Europe. He gives some candid advice on how to approach a VC.
Sherford near Plymouth will provide 5,500 homes and is masterplanned by The Prince’s Foundation A proposed new town in Devon with house and streetscapes designed by Ben Pentreath and a masterplan by the Prince’s Foundation has received £32 million of government funding. Sherford will be built on a 485ha site near Plymouth and include 5,500 […]
Whenever you’reÂ cruisingÂ through CES announcements and demos, you’re always looking for that one thing that ignites that spark ofÂ excitementÂ in your chest, lights up your eyes, and makes you realize that we’re living in the future. Well, the Samsung Smart Window willÂ deliver. The Samsung Smart Window is a window, but it’s a display. It’s a giant transparent […]
The Kier CTLA, developed in conjunction with the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), is the first of its kind; combining training in areas such as communication and decision making alongside construction, culminating in a highly transferable Level 2 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) with employment and further education opportunities for […]
Small building companies need fairer access to the Green Deal (GD) market if the shortage of installers is to be addressed, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the latest statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).