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It’s about time you were getting in on the app
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From games developed by teenage enthusiasts to sophisticated business tools, apps have become a global phenomenon. If you’re missing out, Roxanne McMeekan offers tips on getting started, plus some apps that might inspire you.

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Internal Carpentry & Joinery Cost Guide
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Continuing a comprehensive series examining build costs, David Snell provides a detailed receipt breakdown for the essential second fix tasks, including kitchen and utility room units and appliances. Plus advice on how to reduce the costs.

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BLP – Housing warranty insurance & commercial latent defects insurance
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BLP offers housing warranty insurance & commercial latent defects insurance

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H&S: does our house of cards still stack up?
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Over the last decade the industry has built a complex structure of health and safety competence cards and testing. But now the HSE is suggesting we are placing too much reliance on a flimsy structure – at rising personal cost.

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Project team faces tough questions at Lakanal House inquest
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The £2.8m Lakanal House refurbishment project resulted in the installation of replacement materials with a worse degree of fire performance than the originals, the ongoing inquest has heard.

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Britain embraces timber-frame housing
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The building giant Persimmon has seen the future. And it’s flat, pre-constructed and modelled on the car industry. The York-based housebuilder acquired the Space4 timber frame factory at Castle Bromwich, near Birmingham, as part of its takeover of a smaller rival,

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Introduction to Timber Frame Construction
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Recent revisions to the building regulations – as well as proposed amendments in 2013 – affecting thermal performance are some of the key discussion points in the recently-revised Wood Information Sheet (WIS) Introduction to timber frame construction.

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Mortgage calculator
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A quick and easy way to calculate your monthly mortgage payments. Simply enter the amount you wish to borrow, the term over which you intend to pay it off and the interest rate. Then hit the ‘Calculate’ button.

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Banks still failing construction | Construction News | The Construction Index
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Banks are continuing to discriminate against construction companies despite the governments funding for lending scheme. That is according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), which has found that one in four of its members has missed out on contracts because they cannot secure funding.

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Morrell casts doubt on low carbon targets
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Former chief construction adviser says there is no chance the industry will deliver its share of the government’s legally binding carbon targets.

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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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