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Signs It's Time to Repair Your Property's Foundations

Foundations are one of the most important structural features of any property; they help to keep buildings stable and secure and prevent the walls and flooring of properties from separating over time. With this in mind, it's imperative for property owners to keep…

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Four Creative Ways to Use Your Rear Extension

If you're extending the rear of your home, you'll know there's a lot to think about. From hiring trusted piling contractors to making your neighbours aware of the upcoming project, you need to make sure you're prepared if you want everything to go…

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The Benefits of Extending Your Property

There are many reasons why homeowners may consider extending their property - the main one being to gain more space. Extensions are one of the most popular types of home improvements, as they come with so many benefits.

Read on to hear about some of…

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What Different Types Of Foundations Are There?

Foundations are essential for any proper building as they provide support by transferring their weight to the ground. Foundations can be divided into two separate categories: deep foundations and shallow foundations.

Deep foundations -  These are required when the bearing capacity is not…

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How can the construction industry improve its sustainability?

Waste reduction and sustainability have been common global topics over the last decade to help reduce environmental impact.

While consumers aim for a more sustainable lifestyle, the construction industry should embrace a more environmentally conscious stance in order to keep up with…

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What's‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌news:‌ ‌How‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌skills‌ ‌shortage‌ ‌affecting‌ ‌homebuilding‌ ‌targets?‌

The construction industry has been facing a shortage of skilled workers, which has worsened over the last few years.

With government plans to build 300,000 homes per year by the middle of the 2020s, the risk of these…

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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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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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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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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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