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Please find below a selection of news articles.

 

The benefits of screw pile foundations

Screw pile foundations are what the name suggests: steel pile shafts screwed into the ground.

Screw pile foundations were first used to support the structures of lighthouses using cast iron in the 1850s to 1890s and did not have huge load-bearing capacities. Nowadays, screw piles…

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A history of foundations

Foundations, unbeknown to many homeowners, are the first building blocks of a property. They are the most important aspect of a build that cement a building to the ground and that a build could not do without.

So, what is the history of the modest foundation?

Foundations…

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The World's Most Unusual Buildings

We know a fair amount about buildings and foundations, so it'll come as a surprise to no one that we're pretty good at spotting good buildings when we see them.

However, in this blog, we're here to talk about unusual buildings around the world. Some are…

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Pros and cons of a self-build property

Ever dreamed of building your own property?

The prospect of designing and building a custom made property now accounts for around 7-10% of the UK housing sector.

There are many rewards and risks that come with building a self-build property - so what are…

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Are there problems with your foundations?

Building or renovating a house is one of life's most pricey investments and one that you certainly won't want to cut corners on. If you are renovating an old property, or simply rejuvenating your current home, you should look out for indicators that the…

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How to choose the best piling contractor for your project

Taking on a new construction project, particularly if it is on your own property, can seem daunting. One of the most important factors when taking on a project of any sort is to ensure that the work is done to a…

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Building a basement - What do you need to know?

Building a house basement gives your new home a lot of potential. Not only can they create additional space in a home, but they also give you the opportunity to add a completely new room to use as you wish.…

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Preparing your home for an extension

Making the decision to extend your home is one that requires meticulous planning and preparation.

There are many factors to consider when preparing for an extension, particularly if you’re moving a room pivotal to the functionality of your house, such as a kitchen or living…

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Reasons to install a conservatory for summer

Conservatories are great additions to any home and are a great way to add light, space and value to a property.

Here, we give you some reasons why installing a conservatory is a good idea this summer.

Light

If your property looks onto the garden…

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5 of the most impressive structures in the world

Since construction is the industry we know best, we know how to recognise an amazing project. There are thousands of incredible structures across the world, but some of the most awe-inspiring are those which include impressive feats of engineering.

Here are some…

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