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Banks still failing construction | Construction News | The Construction Index
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Banks are continuing to discriminate against construction companies despite the governments funding for lending scheme. That is according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), which has found that one in four of its members has missed out on contracts because they cannot secure funding.

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Housing market continuing to improve, Halifax says
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The UK housing market is continuing to show signs of improvement, according to the latest survey from the Halifax. House prices rose by 0.5% in February, it said, with property values now 1.9% higher than a year ago. The average property now costs £163,600.

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Tackling Local Planning Aurhorities
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We may all be aware that there is a housing crisis in the UK, but every now and again statistics emerge which remind us of the full extent of the problem.

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Is “Off-Site” the New GOLD RUSH?
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Writing in BIM+. Denise Chevin uncovers the strategies of some of the new players flooding into the market hoping to capitalise from Government backing and growing investor interest in the offsite sector.

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Various Types of Wall Finishes | Interior Design and Architecture
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What are Wall Finishes and the purpose of using them? As the name “Wall Finishes” itself suggests that it is finish given to the wall to enhance the interior or exterior look of the structure. Wall finishes used for the interiors are quite delicate and need maintenance.

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Is a sedum roof covering best for a DIY green roof?
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A sedum roof covering is the lightest form of green living roof. You can grow sedum plants on any flat roof. You simply add a substrate and plant the sedum.

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Carbon Brief (blog) What falling oil prices may mean for the future of renewable energy investment
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Some analysts argue that the falling oil price could end the world’s slow march towards zero carbon energy

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Contractor sends special Valentines Rainwater tank to Site Foreman!
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Most often construction sites are not a place for love to blossom, so Stormsaver rainwater Harvesting were shocked when a contractor (who have asked not to be named) came to us and asked for a personalised tank to be made so they could show their love and appreciation for their site foreman

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Bath green belt homes plan approved by councillors
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Plans to build thousands of homes on green belt land in and around Bath have been approved by councillors. Bath and North East Somerset Council has given the go-ahead for 12,700 homes to be built on brownfield and greenfield sites by 2029.

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Modular off-site building could be the solution to UKs housing crisis
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Modular off-site building could be the key to solving the UK’s broken housing market, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The UK House Building: Manufacturing Affordable Quality Homes report is calling on gove…

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What Is the Best Insulation for My Garage?
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What Is the Best Insulation for My Garage?: Though often overlooked, your garage is one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s also one of the largest. It gets used several times everyday. It acts as a main storage unit.

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