Project Bank Accounts – Wales Lead the Way
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Shocked by the way principal contractors were failing to pay sub trades and suppliers promptly, in 2013 Jane Hutt, Minister for Finance & Government Business, introduced the idea of “Project Bank Accounts” for all Welsh Assembly backed projects.

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Japanese Garden Design Notes
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Delicate branches, Roots caress a simple stone, White blossoms shimmer, The essence of the natural world,  Lives here in one small garden.

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INNER TEMPLE
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Members of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in London have had access for many years to a little-known haven of tranquillity and beauty in the heart of London’s continuous urban uproar.

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Build News
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A round up of the latest News, Views, Articles and other Information for everyone interested in any type of Building.

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Internal Line Marking Services – Contractors – Specialists
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Call For A FREE Quote 01942 677 116 – Line marking for Warehousing – Factories – Police – Distribution Centres – Schools

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BIM+  – thinking beyond a building’s lifespan
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As the construction sector embraces the BIM debate, attention is now shifting towards a call from the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE), the demolition sector’s professional body, that the time is right to extend BIM into DIM – or Deconstruction Information Modelling.

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Carbon-positive prefab house
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Australian architect ArchiBlox has unveiled a prototype of a house design that can produce more energy than it uses over its lifespan. The prefabricated home has “sliding edible garden walls”, a sunroom and an insulating gra

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Retrofit Robot insulator reduces heat loss by up to 86% in trials
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Robot insulator reduces heat loss by up to 86% in trials Trials of an autonomous robot that crawls under the floorboards of old houses squirting insulation have shown that heat loss can be reduced by as much as 86%, the system’s developer has announced.

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How the $30 debris-dwelling is helping America’s homeless
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An artist in Oakland, California, has begun making miniature homes for homeless people out of objects he finds in the street. Each has a build cost of between $30 and $40 – and at least one has already been sold on.

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Future of Housing – Planning, Design & 3D Fabrication
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The Royal Academy of Arts is currently running an exhibition entitled “Four visions for the future of housing”. In the exhibition, which forms part of the Academy’s Future of Housing season architects Mæ, Dallas Pierce Quintero, 5th Studio and Sarah Wigglesworth have been invited to come up with intriguing ideas to solve the housing crisis.

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Tesla developing battery system for houses to store solar power
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Off-grid homes a possibility

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