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HomeSwap Direct offers fresh opportunities for social tenants – Announcements – Inside Government – GOV.UK
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The government’s new national HomeSwap Direct scheme will make it easier for tenants living in a council or housing association home to find a new property in another part of the country.

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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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Internal Flooring Sealers – Advanced Sealing Solutions
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According to our regular customers we supply the best natural stone flooring sealers, slate sealers and marble sealers on the market today. To see what our existing customers think of our products & service please click here Resin Coatings & Sealers

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New heating system at Curry Rivel village hall ahead of event with 80s celebrity comedian Phil Cool
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VOLUNTEERS have secured a new heating system at Curry Rivel village hall in a £9,000 project.The Robert Sewers Hall is now host to the new system, a cooker and insulation after its committee…

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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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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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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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Fixing electrical problems | Help & Advice | HomeServe
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Wiring problems can pose serious fire or electrocution hazards. Find out how to diagnose and fix a wiring problem or electrical problem quickly and safely.

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Firm fined after pedestrian is struck by falling masonry
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A Portsmouth firm has been fined for safety failings after a member of the public was struck by masonry during unsafe overhead work in Surrey.

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Innovation in sustainable energy sources » Building Design Expert Blog
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While we wait with anticipation for the Part L changes to be released, we’ve found ourselves thinking about how technology and materials which are currently the norm in construction will need to be improved if we’re going to continue using them in our future developments.

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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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