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Green drive to cover all our houses with eight inches of cladding ‘could threaten historic character of some areas’
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Millions of homeowners across Britain will be encouraged to insulate the exterior walls of their properties to keep them warmer and cut energy costs.

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French Buildings MUST be 50% wood
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The government of France is set to require that all new public buildings must be made at least 50% from wood or other sustainable materials from 2022 as it pushes for sustainable urban development.

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More Greenfields needed for Housing
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The amount of land that is built on in Britain needs to be expanded by up to a third to tackle the nation’s housing shortage, the new Planning Minister will say tomorrow….

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UK construction shrinks sharply in February
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British construction output took its steepest fall in three years in February, confirming fears that January’s contraction was not just a snow-related blip.

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IR35 – Countdown to 6th April
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If you are an employer in the private sector in construction and engineering, you are probably aware of the IR35 changes that the Government is implementing from 6th April this year. There are lots of rumours and information flying around the industry and we know it may be confusing to understand all of it. Because […]

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Radiant Barrier Foil – A Solution To Make Your Homes Efficient
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Radiant barrier foil is a type of foil insulation and performs the similar actions that insulation would do.

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Proper consumer targeting key to green take-up says EST chief
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UK homeowners are being sent inappropriately targeted marketing information across different industries every DAY, according to exclusive research from the Energy Saving Trust.

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SolidLox Fuel Stores & Plant Rooms
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SolidLox ‘Heat Box’ fast and easy to build solution for housing Biomass Boilers and Fuel. http://www.solidlox.com

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Old Shed – New House
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What was once a run-down shed, a container for tools and tractors, has been transformed by architect Tonkin Liu into a new house, now a container for a lifetime collection of books and art. In its basic shape and cladding, the house echoes the original shed. The original steel portal frame has been reused and […]

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UK jobs market has a spring in its step
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Figures released for February 2013 show a 11% rise in new job opportunities compared to the same month in 2012, with the Reed Job Index achieving a record 155 points, its highest level since December 2009. Job demand Overall demand for staff increased in February, with a seven point rise across the UK.

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House Prices After Lockdown
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Coronavirus could fast forward structural changes to house prices by 10 years. Housebuilders need to react fast. It is now plainly evident that the housing market cannot function at all during the coronavirus lockdown.

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