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Please find below a selection of news articles.

 

What's in the news: How has the housing market changed over the years?

It's no secret that the housing market has changed over the last few decades. Britain's homes are becoming increasingly less affordable, which is delaying the age that first-time buyers are able to purchase properties.

The Office for…

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Foundations for Garage Conversions

A garage can be a really useful space, particularly if you've got a number of hobbies and need somewhere to store heavy equipment, or have a large garden and need somewhere to store outdoor furniture or garden tools.

If you're someone that doesn't take advantage of your…

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What's in the news: Dutch energy-saving housing

The city of Nottingham has become the first council to adopt a new housing initiative known as 'Energiesprong' after the local authority won £5m from the EU’s Regional Development Fund.

Energiesprong is an energy efficient initiative transforming old homes by radically upgrading their energy…

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What should you know before starting a self-build

Building your own home is a huge project to take on. Not only will it be time-consuming, but if you're creating your dream home it'll probably be costly. It's a good idea before starting such a project to be completely prepared for any…

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What can BelowGround do for my commercial project?

Since our establishment, Below Ground has provided 420 commercial contractors with a range of high-quality piling and underpinning services across the whole of southern England and Wales.

Our specialist piling contractors use a variety of modern heavy rigs to meet our clients'…

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Foundations for house extensions

Foundations, despite being hidden when the project is complete, are essential elements of a building project. If you're considering building an extension on your property, foundations are one of the first things to plan for. Here, we go through a few factors to consider when planning your…

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A beginner's guide to housing foundations

Foundations can often be the most difficult aspect of a project and one of the most important elements in a completed building project.

Without proper management of building foundations, the completed project could end up demolished in the worst case. It’s essential therefore that the…

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What's in the news : Are micro homes the answer to housing shortages?

According to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), which asked 2,000 homeowners across the UK on their opinions on the housing shortage, co-living developments and micro homes in urban areas are preferred solutions.

Popularity…

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5 reasons to choose Belowground for your piling and underpinning

When choosing the company who will be carrying out the piling and underpinning for your building project, whether it's for a commercial or residential build, there are lots of things to consider. At the start of these big projects you will…

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What's in the news : Could the future be self-built housing?

Could the future for council housing be self-built?

Council houses have often been criticized in the past for their uniformity. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, local authorities built more than 40% of homes. Rows and blocks of houses were…

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