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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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2 More factories for Countryside
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Countryside Properties plans to ramp up its offsite housing activity by opening two new factories to build modular homes, taking its potential offsite output to 7,500 units a year by 2023. The housebuilder’s expansion of its offsite operations will add two new £6m plants in the Midlands and the South-east

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Planning Portal – Do You Need Permission?
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planning and building regulations guidance for many common building work projects

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Ikea chocolate cake contaminated by SEWAGE: Confectionary taken off the menu in 23 countries after disgusting discovery
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Furniture giant Ikea has taken chocolate cake off the menu at stores in 23 countries worldwide after it was found to contain bacteria found in human faeces.

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Bankruptcy for ignoring Climate Change
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Writing in ‘The Guardian’, Damian Carrington, their environmental editor reports that Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, has led efforts to address the dangers global heating poses to the financial sector.

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Understanding Planning Permission in the UK
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Improve your chances of gaining planning permission by understanding the regulations and how to play by the rules.

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Smart & Modular – tackling the housing crisis
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John Corbett, sales director UK at EnOcean, outlines how modern methods of construction and smart technologies can revolutionise the building process and the way we live.

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Housing Awards 2013
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Entries are invited into this year’s Housebuilder Awards – the most sought after awards in the housebuilding industry, organised by Housebuilder magazine in association with NHBC and HBF

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