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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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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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