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Britains Housing Crisis
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Too few homes – not enough development land – failed planning system

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The Weight of Timber Frame
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The weight of all types of timber varies according to their water (moisture) content. Unseasoned timber is referred to as ‘green’.  Air or kiln dried timber is referred to as ‘seasoned’. The following table gives approximate weights in metric tonnes and kilograms for ‘green ‘, i.e. un-dried / unseasoned weights of softwood and hardwoods

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Log-in to read more about CPRE: 52% of councils without plans as NPPF deadline nears
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CPRE: 52% of councils without plans as NPPF deadline nears and other planning and property news, analysis and case studies from Planning magazine online.

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Internal Carpentry & Joinery Cost Guide
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Continuing a comprehensive series examining build costs, David Snell provides a detailed receipt breakdown for the essential second fix tasks, including kitchen and utility room units and appliances. Plus advice on how to reduce the costs.

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Funding flop is crippling construction, warns FMB – Latest News – Fenland Citizen
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A quarter of SME building firms have missed out on contracts because they can’t secure vital funding, with many claiming banks and building societies are “actively discriminating” against construction companies, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.

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3D Prints £100k new homes from Waste
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With architectural firms all over the world competing with designs for 3D-printed companies, construction Insurance firm CRL reports how Chinese company WinSun has moved past the design stage and actually produced single and multi-storey homes and other buildings from waste.

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Foundation Systems | FastFrame FocusonFabric
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Today the foundations of a building are required to provide the basis for constructing a ground floor that is, or can be, both well insulated and free of thermal bridging. The basic element for this is the means of connecting the floor and the rest of the superstructure with the ground.

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Ground Works – Bell Lane, Hoo. Kent | Frankis Solutions
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This project comprises the development of the site for residential build of 100 homes made up of one and two bedroom apartments and two. Three and four bedroom homes.

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The Self-Build Solution to the UK’s Housing Crisis
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Writing in Housing Today, Paul Smith managing director of the Strategic Land Group, asks “Is self-build the answer to tackling the housing crisis?”. He then explains that, with 6 million Britons interested in building their own home, initiatives are just starting to cater to this market.

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Later Living needs ‘Hospitality’
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In hospitality, there is a golden rule: the customer is always right. This philosophy has underpinned the industry – and the services it provides – for nearly a century. And, in the process, has helped evolve, inform and shape the spaces and services that hospitality offers.

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The boomerang generation: Why are so many more graduates moving back in with mum and dad?
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Parents often pine for the good old days of mounting phone bills, the patter of keyboards and loud music reverberating through the house. Yet as rent prices skyrocket and students are squeezed ever tighter, they should be careful what they wish for.

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