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Solar Farmhouse – InHabitat
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Self-Generating net-zero Solar Farmhouse Writing in InHabitat, Laura Mordas-schenkein asserts that net-zero energy (or NZE) is quickly becoming the gold standard in green building. “If you can generate all of your own energy on site,” she writes. “you never need to rely on the grid or worry about energy bills.”

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DIY Home Layouts – Urban Splash
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‘Noddy Box’ alternative Conceived as an alternative to the “Noddy boxes” offered by many volume housebuilders, developers Urban Splash teamed up with architects ShedKM in an effort to combine the cost benefits of modular construction with the flexibility offered by architect-designed properties.

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In-House Generation  – University of Exeter
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Solar Panels Redundant? Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun’s energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology. .

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Blocked Drains East Grinstead & Brighton | Drain Repairs & Surveys – DDS
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Blocked Drains Brighton & East Grinstead. 24/7 Emergency Drainage Clearance. Call Free 0800 328 3566. Cover All Services. Call Today For More Information.

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Big Future for Little Homes  – AustinInno USA
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Kasita – a Start Up In January 2015, Brent Wistrom, wrote in AustnInno about a new start-up that had raised over $1m for micro homes, as referred to in last week’s Weekly Insight. At that time, ‘Professor Dumpster’, the founder and CEO, was in a’ helluva good mood’. He’d got his shoes kicked off, and […]

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New relevance for ‘Micro-homes’? – Construction Buzz
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Potential Planning Changes February’s ‘leak’ that Government is considering amending Planning Law to permit presumed consent for householders to add another 2 floors on top of their houses, puts ‘micro’ homes firmly in the picture. Although an article in UK Construction Week’s ‘Construction Buzz’ wonders who would buy them, as reported several times in these […]

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A Roof To Take Your Breath Away – and get Planning Permission
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Sheer Poetry of Form Marley Eternit’s Acme Double Camber clay plain tiles have helped realise the poetic ‘S’-form roof of Quintain House, perfectly showcasing exemplar sustainable architectural and landscape design.

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Pinpointing Human Error on Site –   – to help avoid accidents
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Situational Awareness Up to 80% of all occupational accidents are the result of human error. Behind them is a lack of situational awareness – the inability to recognise the critical signs in one’s surrounding environment that may lead to danger. Since this is affected by the limited capacity of a person’s attention, maintaining higher situational […]

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Low Carbon Research – AECOM
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£1.4m low-carbon housing research As part of the sector deal in the government’s Industrial Strategy a £1.4m research project, called “Building for 2050″, is being led by AECOM. It is gathering evidence from three housing developments in Swansea, Bristol and Manchester with the aim of uncovering the barriers to developing low-cost, low-carbon housing.

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CCTV Drain Surveys Kent | Blocked Drain Repairs Surrey – Jonnys Drains
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Jonny’s Drains – 24/7 emergency drainage specialist. Call today for CCTV drain surveys and blocked drain repairs in Kent & Surrey ☎ 01959 928853

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The Internet Of Things – Jacob Morgan, Forbes
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A Simple Explanation Jacob Morgan writes about and explores the future of work. In this article for Forbes, he considers what this is, how it works and what impact it is likely to have on all of us, but especially architects, planners and all builders of our future world..

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