NHBC Comes Up Trumps
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Technical Extra Covering Standards, Regulation, Compliance, Guidance, Good Practice and a range of other Information & Support, issue 17 of the NHBC’s Technical Extra is an invaluable source of important information for Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, and Builders. For example NHBC Standards cover: Minimum Foundation Depths in Clay Soils Ironmongery for Windows & Doors … and […]

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SolidLox Fuel Stores & Plant Rooms
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SolidLox ‘Heat Box’ fast and easy to build solution for housing Biomass Boilers and Fuel. http://www.solidlox.com

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Building with Straw – What’s all the Huff & Puff about?
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Straw is cheap, low carbon, good for the environment and an excellent insulator. So why don’t we see more straw houses, especially since excess straw in the UK could build a new city each year?

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Massive H&S Shake-up in April – ALL WORKS captured
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Radically amended, CDM 2015 comes into force in April. It removes the role of CDM Coordinators and places most of their duties with a “Principal Designer”. ALL DUTY HOLDERS MUST ENSURE that Principal Designers, Designers, Principal Contractors, and Contractors have suitable “skills, knowledge and training” to take on their specific roles safely.

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Labour seeking ways to boost construction supplpy chain margins
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If Labour forms the next government it will seei policies to improve profitability and margins along the supply chain. Speaking to Construction Manager, the MP for Hartlepool said: “I’m interested in the structure of our industry. When sectors do well, there’s often alignment and long-term perspective is in the supply chain, I worry we’re not […]

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Making your property development projects “Tree Wateringly” desirable
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We all use a lot of trees IN our buildings – probably us more than most. But we don’t always pay as much attention as we could – or should – to the way our planning and designs consider trees AROUND our buildings. Thanks to ‘deeproot’. this week’s insight highlights street-scapes, health, safety and maintenance […]

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