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Jargon Busting – Groundworks & Foundations

Time for another in my occasional series explaining some of the technical terms we use on a daily basis. Here’s a simple ‘jargon buster’ explaining some of the more frequently used terms when discussing groundworks and foundations: • Flagstone – any large, flat...

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New Tech for New Builds!

It is fifty years since Neil Armstrong took those significant steps on the surface of the moon and technology has come a long way since. I predict that there will be some significant changes in the way our homes are built in the very near future. The traditional...

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Concrete Setting & Curing Times

I am pleased that we are currently experiencing a spate of excellent weather with record breaking temperatures. However, you may not be aware that the hot weather affects the time concrete can take to set or cure. Concrete is said to have set when it has stiffened...

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Shared Driveways FAQs

I often get asked about shared driveways so thought I would compile a simple FAQs article. The UK features two main types of shared driveway. The first type is an access way, standing partly on one owner’s land and partly on another owner’s with both landowners...

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Jargon Busting – Conservatories

It is easy for me to fall into the trap of using jargon in these blogs or elsewhere on the website that I take for granted but you may not have a clue about. So every now and then I will let you into the secrets of our trade talk. Hopefully it may give you a clue...

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Would You Like Your Foundations Laid by a Robot?

Generally speaking I am in favour of technology and the way it can make our lives easier. Drone technology, for example, has plenty of uses in the construction industry from security aspects to site surveying. I read recently about the rise of robot bricklayers,...

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Innovative Garage Conversion Ideas!

I know many people are deciding to utilise their existing properties rather than move somewhere new. In these uncertain times the phrase often heard is ‘don’t move - improve.’ One obvious way of creating more space is to convert your property’s garage. As a...

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Government Urged to do More for UK Windfarms

You may be aware that the UK is a global leader in offshore wind products and expertise. A recently published report has urged the government to do more to help suppliers win more work to build, maintain and decommission offshore windfarms. The report by the...

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