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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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3D Prints £100k new homes from Waste
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With architectural firms all over the world competing with designs for 3D-printed companies, construction Insurance firm CRL reports how Chinese company WinSun has moved past the design stage and actually produced single and multi-storey homes and other buildings from waste.

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Modular off-site building could be the solution to UKs housing crisis
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Modular off-site building could be the key to solving the UK’s broken housing market, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The UK House Building: Manufacturing Affordable Quality Homes report is calling on gove…

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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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Carbon Brief (blog) What falling oil prices may mean for the future of renewable energy investment
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Some analysts argue that the falling oil price could end the world’s slow march towards zero carbon energy

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Half of UK home owners planning to improve their property this year
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More than half of home owners in the UK are planning improvements in 2015 with 12% of them hoping to extend or convert their property

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Build new homes in weeks, not months, minister warns housebuilders
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Firms that do not use new technology to speed up housebuilding risk being left behind, but housing minister rules out targets for new homes

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Timber Frame Post and Beam Buildings, Garages, Carports, Balconies
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Timber Frame post & beam buildings have never been easier to build. Garages, carports, Balconies – Ready Made Designs or Design your own. Visit SolidLox today !

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Are planning laws killing our wildlife?
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Gardens are essential for many British wildlife species. The green spaces attached to many homes are emergency sanctuaries for birds and other animals during extreme weather.

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Nature reserve hosts TRADA Technology Timber Frame Construction course
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A new nature reserve and Wood Awards winner in 2011 will play host to TRADA Technologys 2013 first ‘mobile’ Timber Frame Construction training course.

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Business leaders press for measures to boost construction
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Business has called for “radical” measures to boost growth and restore confidence in the Budget, with tax cuts for companies and a push on infrastructure.

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