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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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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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When designing a home for the future, ask the residents what they need
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Co-creation is a popular technique in product design, but not when it comes to building our homes. Alex Ely asks why

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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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Pros & Cons of Timber Frame Buildings – ConstructionChat
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Anyone who considers using a structural timber frame will probably want to compare it to the alternatives, principally brick and block construction in Ireland. Generally speaking, no one system of construction is inherently better than another because it depends upon the requirements of a project and the preferences of the self builder, as well many […]

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What Is the Best Insulation for My Garage?
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What Is the Best Insulation for My Garage?: Though often overlooked, your garage is one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s also one of the largest. It gets used several times everyday. It acts as a main storage unit.

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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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HomeAdvisor – Home Repair Cost Guide
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Find real cost information from recently completed home projects in your city. HomeAdvisor’s Cost Guide allows you to find how much it will cost to complete your home project.

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Contractor sends special Valentines Rainwater tank to Site Foreman!
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Most often construction sites are not a place for love to blossom, so Stormsaver rainwater Harvesting were shocked when a contractor (who have asked not to be named) came to us and asked for a personalised tank to be made so they could show their love and appreciation for their site foreman

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