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CLT Growing in Popularitiy (TRADA)
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Technology & Use CLT – Cross Laminated Timber – originated in Continental Europe, but is now increasingly popular in the UK to the point where it is challenging steel and concrete frame. CLT panel construction is now used with confidence in tall and long span applications where conventional timber framing was hitherto unsuitable or uneconomic.

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New “Passive Cooling’ Film
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Radiates heat without energy American University Invention Writing in Global Construction Review, Joe Quirke reports that a team from the University of Colorado Boulder has engineered a new material that can cool structures without using energy.

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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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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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Why self build? – Self build & renovation advice
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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 Britain’s first self build magazine, with readers’ homes, build costs, house plans, materials, DIY guides, design ideas […]

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Daily Inspiration and Insights with Business Podcast
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British Bulldogs Podcast Five days a week you’ll hear interviews with business leaders to find out what makes them tick, the challenges they have faced and the aspirations they have for the future. This 20 minute cast is ideal for listening during your daily commute. Get inside information on great British Business in this 20 […]

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Introduction to Landscape Design Melbourne
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Whatever you need designing and whoever is designing, the basic process of design is similar for small or large scale projects. Here I briefly outline how I work with clients from initial meeting to design.

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Yarraville Landscape Design Melbourne
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“Good design doesn’t simply make your landscape look good, it uses your budget efficiently, finds ways to be more sustainable, creates spaces that are usable and comfortable and helps landscapers accurately and economically quote.”- Jai Cheswick

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Peace within the heart of a school
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This design offers students and staff numerous opportunities for interaction within a learning environment for social interaction and for spiritual contemplation. A combination of natural materials and robust drought tolerant plantings ensure the design will stand the test of time. 

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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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Half of UK home owners planning to improve their property this year
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More than half of home owners in the UK are planning improvements in 2015 with 12% of them hoping to extend or convert their property

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